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We are a Neighborhood Maintenance Company 

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Serving townhouses and brownstones in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bushwick, Park Slope and some parts of E. Flatbush, E.N.Y, and Brownsville. 

Vision: A world where communities are maintained through praying families.

Mission: Use brooms, prayers and families to clean communities.

Core Values:

  1. God First

  2. Accountability

  3. Safety

  4. Service

History:

In 2000, a childhood friend of Barnabas Uba Shakur, (Foot Soldiers Owner) was accused and found guilty of a crime. Only 19 at the time of his arrest and a member of a notorious street gang called the Bloods, he was given a life sentence. Upon his friend's conviction, Barnabas was devastated and decided to create change. In 2003, at the age of 23, he founded a nonprofit organization called Bed Stuy's Project Re-Generation, Inc. (PRG) to help teens from his neighborhood not fall victim to the same circumstance. 

 

The PRG catapulted in 2005 with support from the NY Foundation and other foundations and started a community cleaning initiative for homeowners. Through the organization's programs more than 1,000 teenagers joined, hundreds of local property owners participated, and reached over 3,000 Brooklyn residents through community give back programs. 

 

Today: In 2016, PRG stopped the cleaning program. Members of the nonprofit separated and the Foot Soldiers, LLC  property maintenance was formed. 

Note from the owner:

"Hello neighbors! 

 

I'm (Barnabas Uba Shakur) from Bainbridge Street and Saratoga (before it was cool :-)). Spent most of my life in this area. As a kid, to make money during snow, my friends and I knocked on doors, walking miles freezing. As I matured, I started a business and found better, more efficient ways to help my neighbors and their maintenance needs. We understand the need for our community to have a local property maintenance company which provides reliable snow removal services (and more) in Bed-Stuy, Ocean Hill, Crown Heights and the surrounding areas. We've been providing professional maintenance services for 15 years. Each year we get better at what we do! We're located in the neighborhood at 150 Tompkins, but it's best to learn more and enroll completely online

 

Please note, we hire locally because we are passionate about our community. If you know someone seeking to earn good income while helping our neighbors in an organized, trackable and reliable way; click here. For snow removal, we work in teams of three and provide a company vehicle for each team, so unlike us when we first started, no team member has to walk around in the cold knocking on doors hoping someone answers. We have hundreds of people in the neighborhood who rely on us."

 
 

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Where do we serve?

  • Bed-Stuy

  • Bushwick

  • Clinton Hill

  • Crown Heights

  • Prospect Heights

  • Park Slope

  • and nearby inter-joining communities

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In the News:

A variety of News broadcasts and publications have spotlighted Foot Soldiers' leadership including, but not limited to: Pix11, NY1, BCAT, NY Times, Daily News, AMNY, Brooklyn USA, Commerce News, Our Time Press, Volvo, and Daily Challenge. Since the Foot Soldier's inception, its social purpose model and leadership has been recognized by major organizations including: Andrew Goodman’s Foundation; Toyota 100 Cars for Good Finalist; CNN Hero of the week Nominee; Independence Community Foundation; Do Gooder Award Finalist; New Yorker of the Week – NY1; Nonprofiteer of the Year – Young Nonprofits Professionals Network; NYC Mayor and Snapple’s “Best People in NYC"; “For Outstanding Commitment to Entrepreneurship” – Emerging Business Leaders’ Summit; Union Square Awardee; “National Social Entrepreneur of the Year” – Oppenheimer Fund; “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” – National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship; Citizen's Committee and Fleet Bank’s “Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award” and “National Student Entrepreneur of the Year” and National Business Plan Competition Champion 1st place – US Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency.

 

Foot Soldiers in the Press

 

 

Scheduled Non-Service Days

 

There will be no sweeping or trash removal services on the following holidays. Based on Sanitation pick up schedule there will be no or limited services on the eve of these holidays. During the snow season, snow removal services will be provided if NYC streets are open.

  • New Years Day

  • Martin Luther King Day & Eve

  • Presidents' Day Eve

  • Easter Sunday

  • Memorial Day & Eve

  • Independence Day & Eve

  • Labor Day & Eve

  • Columbus Day Eve

  • Veterans Day & Eve

  • Thanksgiving Day & Eve

  • Christmas Day & Eve

  • New Years Eve

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© & Updated May, 2019 by Foot Soldiers, LLC.