The CURE Community Leaders

Alec Brook-Krasny
Alec Brook-Krasny became the first Executive Director of The Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations (COJECO),a central coordinating body for 34 community-based Russian-speaking émigré organizations in New York , in October 2001.

During Mr. Brook-Krasny’s tenure COJECO was able to provide range of services to COJECO member organizations and hundreds of a Russian-speaking émigrés . To name a few: 9/11 case finding, grant writing assistance, management and reporting, advocacy on behalf of the community, coordination of program activities for member organizations, assistance in the community/city government relations and many more.

Alec Brook-Krasny has immigrated to the United States from the Former Soviet Union in the 1989. By 1996 he was already one of successful business owners in NYC. He was able to transform a dusty old warehouse into a “ Fun-O-Rama,” a 14,000 square foot cultural, educational and entertainment center in Brooklyn.

In 1997 Alec was honored as “Entertainment Entrepreneur of the Year” by the nationwide magazine “Leisure and Entertainment Management”. By 2000, Alec Brook-Krasny has become the first Russian-speaking American running for political office. The same year Alec ran for the New York State Assembly and set a citywide record as a “write-in” candidate. In 2001 Alec has ran for the NYC Council. As a political candidate he received “ New York Times “ endorsement in addition to the endorsement by the Coney-Island Council of African-American and Latino reverents.

Alec holds a BS degree in economics and engineering from Moscow Technological Institute.