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Assembly Resolution No. 395
BY: M. of A. Zinerman
        CELEBRATING  the  life  of  James  E.    Caldwell,
        distinguished citizen  and  devoted  member  of  his
  WHEREAS, It is with feelings of deepest regret that this Legislative
Body  records  the  passing  of  James  E.  Caldwell,  an  extraordinary
gentleman of the utmost faith and dedication whose purposeful life  will
long serve as a standard to which others might aspire; and
  WHEREAS,  James  E.  Caldwell died on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the
age of 69; and
  WHEREAS,  James  E.  Caldwell  was  born  in  1951,   the   son   of
sharecroppers in Newbury County, South Carolina; and
  WHEREAS,  James E. Caldwell was always drawn to be in service to the
community in which he lived; he attended  high  school  in  Park  Slope,
Brooklyn  while working as a grocery bagger and bike messenger and later
attended New York Community College; and
  WHEREAS, James E. Caldwell proudly served his country as a member of
the United States Army for six years before being honorably  discharged;
  WHEREAS, In service to his fellow veterans, James E. Caldwell served
as  Chairperson  for  the  Ryerson  Street Veterans in 1994, leading the
national advocacy movement which  successfully  prevented  the  loss  of
vital  services  to  over  3,000  Black  and Latinx Veterans in Downtown
Brooklyn; and
  WHEREAS,  With  a  steadfast  and  unwavering  commitment   to   his
community,  James  E.  Caldwell served as President of the 77th Precinct
Community Council until his passing, during which time he  built  strong
relationships  with  his  community,  business owners, faith leaders and
legislators; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, under  the  luminous  direction  of  James  E.
Caldwell,  the  77th Precinct Community Council earned its reputation as
one of the most engaged and productive community councils  in  New  York
City; and
  WHEREAS,  James E. Caldwell founded the Little Peoples' Movement for
Change in Brooklyn  in  2015  to  fight  for  his  community's  economic
empowerment,  educational  development,  social  awareness and spiritual
growth; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, he served as President  and  CEO  of  Brooklyn
United   for  Innovative  Local  Development  (BUILD)  for  nine  years,
assisting many Brooklyn residents to  receive  training  and  employment
through numerous BUILD Programs; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  the  able  leadership  of  James E. Caldwell, BUILD
provided pivotal, and at times, controversial support to  developers  in
the construction of the Barclay's Center, opened in 2012, which provides
employment to many community members; and
  WHEREAS,  James  E. Caldwell served as the Board Chairperson for the
North Crown Heights Family Outreach Center (NCHFOC), helping many people
in his community suffering from alcohol and drug addiction; and
  WHEREAS, James E. Caldwell also served as President of the  Brooklyn
House  Community  Relations  Board,  assisting  men  and  women recently
released from incarceration integrate back into society; and
  WHEREAS, James E. Caldwell was presented with an Honorary  Doctorate
degree  in Humanities as conferred by the Anointed by God Ministries for
his dedication to the service of his community; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and irrepressible desire  to
serve  others,  James E. Caldwell leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
celebrate  the  life  of  James  E. Caldwell, and to express its deepest
condolences to his family; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted to the family of James E. Caldwell.
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