Ericka Stallings & Alexa Kasdan StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on May 31, 2018

Ericka Stallings and Alexa Kasdan Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees,…

Quardean Lewis-Allen, Made in Brownsville

Posted on March 28, 2018

To better understand what makes for effective community engagement, we went right to the source. What draws someone to this work? What skill set do community organizers need in order to succeed? Sure, strategic thinking, an eye for politics, and…

Kesi Foster & Onyx Walker StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on March 22, 2018

Kesi Foster and Onyx Walker Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees,…

The Work Ahead

Posted on February 9, 2018

“So that no one is left behind.” By Altaf Rahamatulla Three months ago, Andrea Jenkins was elected to the Minneapolis City Council, becoming the first-out transgender woman of color elected to public office in American history. Jenkins’ victory was emblematic…

StoryCorps Podcast Series: Annetta & Murad

Posted on October 12, 2017

Annetta Seecharran and Murad Awawdeh Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees,…

Local Groups on the Front Lines by Altaf Rahamatulla

Posted on October 11, 2017

Local Groups on the Front Lines By Altaf Rahamatulla Cities and states have traditionally been incubators of reform—local policy experiments and innovation have stimulated national discourse and influenced broader efforts. This is especially true in this moment. Though the past…

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day, Oct. 8-9

Posted on October 6, 2017

  Indigenous People’s Day   The New York Foundation respectfully observes Indigenous People’s Day—this upcoming October 8th & 9th, 2017—as a reclamation of Columbus Day, and as a day to celebrate, learn about, and center Indigenous peoples, and their history throughout…