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  • ArtsConnection

    Since 1979, ArtsConnection has provided innovative arts programming to millions of students in the New York City public school system, enhancing children’s intellectual, personal and social growth, while developing award-winning educational models. ArtsConnection’s programming for students, professional development, and research all contribute to a comprehensive approach, nationally recognized for its read more

  • Soundview Library (Bronx, NY)

    The Soundview Branch of The New York Public Library is a bright, airy, one-story, marble building located on Soundview Avenue near Seward Avenue. The branch houses adult, young adult, and children’s books, a small Spanish-language collection, and a non-print collection of videos, CDs, CD-ROMs, language tapes, and books on tape read more

  • Good Shepherd Services

    Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve over 26,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future, making a difference today and for the read more

  • National Coalition Against Censorship

    NCAC’s mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms. The Coalition formed in response to the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Miller v. California, which narrowed First Amendment protections for sexual expression and opened the door to obscenity prosecutions. Over 40 read more

  • West Harlem Piers (New York, NY)

    The West Harlem Waterfront Park is a landscaped transformation of the historic Manhattanville shoreline. For thousands of years, the natural topography of this site formed a valley and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River. This solitary break between the bluffs of today’s Morningside read more

  • Creative Art Works

    Since 1986, we’ve been at the forefront of change within our urban communities, empowering young people through arts programming that incorporates academic enrichment, creative expression, workforce development and community engagement. Our mission is to improve the lives of under-resourced New York City youth through the arts. We serve thousands of read more

  • Urban Justice Center

    For 30 years, the Urban Justice Center has served New York City’s most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. We assist our clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to helping individuals access housing and government read more

  • New York Immigration Coalition

    The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse read more

  • Asian Americans For Equality

    Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need.  Founded in 1974 to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of New York’s preeminent housing, social read more

  • Housing Court Answers

    Housing Court Answers (formerly City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court) has been the best place to go for information about Housing Court for people without lawyers for over thirty years. We are the major voice in reforming the Housing Court. Over the years, we have fought to reform the tenant screening process read more

  • Real Rent Reform

    Real Rent Reform (R3) is a coalition of community based organizations, labor unions, tenant associations, legal support and political clubs working together for safe, stable, and affordable housing for New Yorkers. We all agree that New York’s campaign finance system is broken. A loophole that allows landlords to give almost unlimited read more

  • Crispus Attucks Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    This playground is named for Crispus Attucks (c. 1723-1770), an African American killed in the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Unfortunately, historians know little about Attucks’s early life. They believe that he was a runaway slave of mixed African and Native American descent from Framingham, Massachusetts, who spent more read more

  • Cooper Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Philanthropist, industrialist and inventor–Peter Cooper (1791-1883) was a native New Yorker and workingman’s son with less than a year of formal schooling, who became one of the most successful American businessmen of his day. He made his fortune in iron, glue, railroads, real estate and communications. His inventions include the read more

  • Coffey Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Coffey Park, like nearby Coffey Street, is named for Michael J. Coffey (1839-1907), the former state senator, alderman, and district leader representing Red Hook. Coffey was born in 1839 in County Cork, Ireland, and then immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of five. He went read more

  • Carver Playground (Brooklyn, NY)

    Carver Playground was named in honor of George Washington Carver (1864-1943), famed African-American educator and agricultural researcher. Born in the Missouri town of Diamond, he, his mother, and his older brother were the only slaves of the Carver family. As an infant, Carver’s mother disappeared, likely at the hands of read more

  • Canarsie Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    Canarsie Park and neighborhood take their name from the Canarsie (or Canarsee) Indians, who lived in western Long Island and were related to the Delawares. They called this area Keskachauge or Kestateuw, but the Dutch renamed it New Amersfoort soon after they settled here in the 1630s. The Canarsie Indians read more

  • Cadman Plaza Park (Brooklyn, NY)

    This park honors Reverend Dr. Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864-1936), a Brooklyn Congregational minister and radio preacher famed for his oratory. He was pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Brooklyn for 36 years and helped to found the Federated Council of Churches in America, which he headed from 1924-1928. Reverend read more

  • FPA-Foundation

    FPA-Foundation is a activist advocacy organization that services the 5 boroughs. We help organize the community around social justice issues and people affected by the child welfare system such as: parents, foster parents, grandparents, fathers, and children.  We provide community advocates for foster youths and organize parents around injustices that read more