Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Community Services
Children’s Defense Fund
City Center Music and Drama
Community HealthCare Network
Covenant House New York, Under 21, Inc
Cultural Institution Group
Digital Girl Inc
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Housing Conservation Coordinators
Human Services Council
Legal Services for the Working Poor
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Legal Services NYC
Lower Eastside Girls Club
MFJ Legal Services
Mind-Builders Creative Arts
Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of NYS
New Settlement Apartments
New York Botanical Garden
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
NHS of East Flatbush
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
IMPACCT Brooklyn Area Community Council
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
TPL (The Trust for Public Land)
Urban Resource Institute
Universal Hip Hop Museum
ACRIA studies the lives and needs of people with or at risk for HIV through its Behavioral Research Program; offers critical HIV healthcare education to HIV-positive people and their caregivers all around the world through its HIV Health Literacy Program; and provides a variety of consulting services (technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation, curriculum development, and web-based learning among them) to strengthen AIDS and other service organizations across the country, enabling those groups to better serve their own clients. Additionally, through the ACRIA Center on HIV & Aging, the organization is recognized as an international authority on the emerging issue of older adults and HIV
Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) is a membership organization of New York City non-profit neighborhood housing groups. Their mission is to ensure flourishing neighborhoods and decent, affordable housing for all New Yorkers. They pursue this mission by supporting the programs and advancing the priorities of their member organizations engaged in community development and community organizing in low – and moderate income neighborhoods throughout the city.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation’s first community development organization, partners with area residents and businesses to improve the quality of life in long-blighted areas of Central Brooklyn. Our goals are to attract investment, improve the business climate, foster the economic self-sufficiency of families, enhance family stability, and promote the arts and culture. Through these activities, we seek to spur resident’s economic stability and transform Central Brooklyn into a safe, vibrant place to live, work and visit. Restoration was founded in 1967 with the bipartisan support of New York Senators Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Jacob Javits. Since it’s inception, Restoration has brought over $600 million in public and private investments to Central Brooklyn.
The mission of Brooklyn Children’s Museum is to engage children in educational and entertaining experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, programs, and use of its collection.
The Museum encourages children from infancy through high school to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, others and the world around them.
Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) has helped children reach their potential, families become stronger, and adults lead productive, fulfilling lives for 147 years. They offer a diverse array of social services programs including early childhood education,
after-school and youth development, family counseling and foster care assistance, mental health and wellness, job training and placement, services for persons with developmental disabilities, and relief and recovery case management.
Founded in 2008, Cell Motion Laboratories works towards a future in which all people have experienced the power and beauty of making a scientific discovery. Biobus cultivates this vision by creating immersive laboratory environments in which scientists join students and the general public for hands-on scientific exploration. This new kind of laboratory space is accessible and unintimidating, facilitating scientific engagement even amongst populations historically underrepresented in science professions.
Carnegie Hall’s mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.
Founded in 1973, The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to ensure a level playing field for all children. CDF works with individuals, communities and policy makers to enact, fund and implement public policy and promote successful programs that lift children out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect, ensure access to health care and quality education, and provide a moral and spiritual foundation to help them succeed with the support of caring adults and communities. The Children’s Defense Fund believes that every step taken to improve the lives of children improves the lives of all of us. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves and also facilitates youth leadership programs designed to attract, equip and mobilize the next generation of youth as child advocates.
New York City Center’s mission is to be New York City’s leading center for dance, musical theater, and the other performing arts. Dedicated to making the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience, City Center seeks to create a welcoming environment and engage audiences with inspiring programming that reflects the eclecticism, energy and spirit of New York City.
Community Healthcare Network’s (CHN) mission is to provide all people, regardless of their ethnicity, finances, beliefs and citizenship, with critical healthcare throughout New York City. CHN is deeply committed to the communities we serve, and strive to increase accessibility to care, while empowering our patients to take control of their health. Since its inception, CHN has fostered the priceless value of close patient-provider relationships. We’ve paved the way for many innovative, high-quality healthcare programs and plan to keep on going.
CONNECT provides comprehensive educational and outreach programs for youth groups, community organizations and faith-based groups across the five boroughs. It provides support to survivors, offers legal advocacy to immigrant victims of abuse, and raises awareness about the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse.
Covenant House began over 40 years ago when six young runaways were given shelter from a snowstorm, in the lower east side of Manhattan. Today there are 21 Covenant House locations in the USA, Canada and Latin Americas. Together we serve more than 56,000 homeless young people each year.Covenant House New York, Under 21, Inc are proud to be the nation’s largest privately funded agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Their doors are open 24 hours a day for youth in need.
Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) represents a broad spectrum of cultural endeavors, from art and natural history museums to historical societies, theaters, concert halls, performing arts centers, botanical gardens and zoos. Institutions range from the internationally renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Academy of Music to community-based organizations such as the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Staten Island Botanical Garden.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent not-for-profit organization, was created with one simple mission – to allow children living in low-income communities to enjoy free summer experiences in the country.
When The Fresh Air Fund began, New York City was overflowing with children living in crowded tenements. Many of these youngsters were hit by a tuberculosis epidemic, and “fresh air” was considered a cure for respiratory ailments. More than 140 years ago, the Reverend Willard Parsons, a minister of a small, rural parish in Sherman, Pennsylvania, asked members of his congregation to provide country vacations as volunteer host families for New York City’s neediest children. This was the beginning of The Fresh Air Fund. By 1881, the work of The Fresh Air Fund was expanding so rapidly that Reverend Parsons asked for and secured support from The New York Tribune. By 1888, The Fresh Air Fund was incorporated as “The Tribune Fresh Air Fund Aid Society.” Today, The Fresh Air Fund continues to benefit from the support of the media with invaluable assistance from The New York Times.
The Fresh Air Fund’s tradition of caring provides children with a much-needed respite from the city streets. Thousands of youngsters enjoy summer experiences with volunteer hosts or attend one of five Fresh Air Fund camps in upstate New York.
Generation Citizen (GC) works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. They envision a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively rebuild our American democracy.
GC teaches teenagers how to take effective political action. Through an innovative in-class curriculum, students work with local leaders to fix local problems. Through this real-world experience, our teens are building an active democracy.
Their innovative, action-based program will revolutionize civics education in this country. Generation Citizen is building a new generation of youth activists and leaders; a generation inspired and equipped to make change.
GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Time) Circle was founded as an informal gathering of elders and was officially recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 1996. GRIOT Circle remains the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of elder LGBTQ people of color.
The Goddard Riverside West Side SRO Law Project provides free legal services and tenant organizing assistance to low-income residents of single room occupancy (SRO) buildings on Manhattan’s West Side. The project helps tenants address a wide array of problems, including eviction, rent overcharge, harassment, illegal construction, lack of heat and hot water, and other poor building conditions.
Housing Conservation Coordinators is a not-for-profit organization based in Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen that seeks to preserve safe, decent and affordable housing. Each year, HCC helps thousands of neighborhood residents keep their homes, improve their living conditions and fight for the changes that will keep our neighborhood affordable and diverse for years to come.
Harlem United mission is to provide 100% access to quality HIV/AIDS care for all our clients, regardless of race, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation;
To ensure that each of their clients remains connected to treatment and obtains the best possible health outcomes;
To provide quality HIV prevention, housing, and care services in a safe and nurturing environment;
To unite Harlem’s diverse communities and address the needs of all people living with and threatened by HIV/AIDS;
To empower our clients physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
Her Justice engages the talent and resources of New York City’s law firms, bringing together committed lawyers and determined women to secure life-changing results.
Hudson Guild is a multi-service community center serving those who live, work, or go to school in Chelsea, with a focus on those in need. With offerings as varied as community service projects for at-risk teens, mental health counseling for low-income individuals, wellness services for older adults, early childhood education for children, art gallery exhibits and theatre performances, the Guild provides services to people in need and other activities to ensure a vibrant, safe, and healthy community.
HSC fosters a diverse network of human service organizations. Together, we discuss ideas and take collective action on issues that impact the entire sector and those they serve. Through advocacy and collaboration, we support member organizations and their leaders in addressing their concerns of public policy, economic trends, and the regulatory environment. The human services workforce encapsulates 200,000+ providers in sub-sectors including: housing access, childcare, elder care, shelters, food pantries, mental health counseling, and disaster response. As the voice of the human services community, we highlight the struggles of those we serve, and amplify the need for a strong, well invested sector.
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) offers youth focused interventions that are school, community and hospital-based in Brooklyn, New York. Our programming provide youth with productive and safe alternatives to engaging in interpersonal violence. Through increase self awareness and by empowering youth, KAVI hopes to assist youth in cultivating their own untapped potential.
The Legal Services for the Working Poor (LSWP) Coalition is a collaboration of five NYC community-based legal service organizations that all provide a range of legal services to working New Yorkers who otherwise could not afford an attorney. While these five organizations have a combined history of serving New Yorkers for over 125 years, the LSWP coalition was created five years ago through support from the City Council.
The Center has been a home and resource hub for the LGBT community, NYC residents and visitors since their founding in 1983. The center provides a place to connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate the vibrancy and growth of the LGBT community. Their mission is to empower the LGBT people, building a strong community.
Legal Services (NYCLSNYC) is the largest organization exclusively devoted to providing free civil legal services in the United States, with neighborhood offices in every borough of New York City. LSNYC is made up of passionate attorneys and staff who provide their clients–single moms, workers with disabilities, seniors, and others–with a comprehensive approach to solving their legal problems and getting them back on their feet. They provide high quality free legal help on cases involving housing, family, domestic violence, public benefits, income tax, employment, education, consumer rights and economic development. LSNYC also help the most vulnerable people in our society–children not receiving their child support, victims of domestic violence, people with AIDS and HIV, and elderly citizens facing eviction and unsafe living conditions.
MFJ legal Services (MFJ) was founded on the principle of equal access to justice through community-based legal representation of poor New Yorkers. Working in concert with neighborhood social service providers and community advocates, they reach out to those most in need to help resolve the problems faced by large numbers of low-income New Yorkers: housing, jobs, health care, entitlements, and family violence. MFJ provides advice and representation to over 10,000 New Yorkers each year, and initiate affirmative litigation that impacts many thousands of people.
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center provides quality Music, Dance, Theater, Voice, and Martial Arts classes for 400 students a year. Group and private lessons provide study in modern/jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, salsa, praise, and African dance forms, martial arts, saxophone, flute, clarinet, Suzuki violin, standard violin, guitar, bass, drum/percussion, keyboard, piano, and voice. In addition, Mind-Builders offers two workshop programs for teens, the Positive Youth Troupe musical theater program, and the Community Folk Culture intern research program.
Located in the North East Bronx, Mind-Builders is committed to maintaining both professional artistic standards, and a nurturing, engaging environment that develops the whole student while impacting their approach to life.
Since 1996 The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) has been providing innovative, community-based holistic programs and services for girls and young women.
The mission of LESGC is to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders. The LESGC provides a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world.
The Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State, Inc.(NPCNYS) is a statewide membership organization of community-based, not-for-profit housing companies and other interested parties committed to revitalizing New York State’s urban and suburban areas. The Coalition provides information on state and federal housing policies, networking opportunities, advocacy services and technical assistance to its members.
The Settlement Housing Fund exists to create and maintain economically and ethnically diverse affordable housing with community programs and neighborhood amenities throughout New York City.
The New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site, through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science, and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is a non–profit civil rights law firm that strives for social justice. In partnership with member law firms, corporate law departments and other organizations, NYLPI helps underrepresented people develop legal strategies to serve their vision for themselves and their communities.
Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush (NHSEF) is a community-based not for profit housing organization founded in 1982. NHSEF is locally led and mission driven. Our board is comprised of residents, business leaders and civic minded persons. Through financial education and affordable lending, NHSEF enables individuals and families to invest in, preserve and improve their Neighborhoods, their Homes and their Future. In addition to providing services to East Flatbush and the surrounding neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NHSEF is a part ofNeighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC), a citywide organization with offices in every borough. NHSNYC is a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, a national network of over 230 community-based organizations in all 50 states.
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization serving the Washington Heights and Inwood communities. They provide resources and support to the community’s poorest residents, empowering them to secure economic stability, and to be active participants in their community. NMIC’s client-centered programs minimize evictions; improve the most hazardous housing stock, educate and train residents to get better jobs, expand quality childcare by creating family-run businesses, assure clients of entitlements, and intervene to bring lasting peace and stability to women and children subject to domestic violence.
PowerPlay NYC is a citywide nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering girls through sports, teaching life skills, and fostering self-confidence and self-esteem for life. Incorporated in 1998, PowerPlay annually serves approximately 350-400 girls, ages 8-18, living in under-served communities throughout New York City. PowerPlay’s resources and programs provide girls with the opportunity to feel connected, competent and confident, learn valuable life skills, and connect with female role models.
IMPACCT Brooklyn Area Community Council is an an award winning non-profit, with four offices serving Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant and the whole of Brooklyn. With a dedicated staff of over 75 IMPACCT Brooklyn goal is to : Organize against lead paint hazards in the community; Fight to preserve Project-based Section 8 Housing, a looming crisis in affordable housing; Offer financial, homeowner and business educational workshops; Provide loans and grants to home buyers, homeowners and small businesses; Work to prevent foreclosures and; Continue business retention and revitalization activities and begin the process of developing a Business Improvement District on Fulton Street.
SAGE is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit agency dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older people. Since its inception, SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues. In 2005 SAGE became the first official LGBT delegate at a White House Conference on Aging. In 2008, SAGE presented its Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging, entitled “It’s About Time” sponsored by AARP.
Safe Passage Project is a highly-focused nonprofit immigration legal services organization. They provide free lawyers to refugee and immigrant children in the NYC-area who face deportation back to life-threatening situations, despite their strong legal claim to stay in the US.
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families, and develop their communities. Sauti Yetu’s direct services, public education, and advocacy promote immigrant girls’ safe transitions into adulthood, curbs violence in the family, and give poor and low–income women access to life skills and leadership opportunities.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Museum implemented a universal free admission policy, supporting its mission to make arts experiences available to all audiences.
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. They protect the places people care about and create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80% of Americans live.
URI provides hands-on programs for victims of domestic violence, the developmentally disabled, and people struggling with addiction and substance abuse, specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Their advocacy and community outreach initiatives advance social change and build wider visibility and support for the issues that have an impact on our clients’ quality of life and New York’s urban communities.
The Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx celebrates and preserves the history of local and global hip-hop music and culture to inspire, empower, and promote understanding. They are the official museum of Hip Hop. Founded by Hip Hop pioneers, and chartered by the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents, to preserve, showcase and celebrate the culture’s past, present, and future. Check them out in 2022 at the Bronx Point when our doors officially open.
Youth Represent is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of young people affected by the criminal justice system. A conviction, an arrest, or even a simple interaction with police can have lasting consequences for young people, threatening the stability they need to thrive. When our justice system creates barriers to success for youth, we use the law to help them leave the stigma of a criminal record behind.