Fatima Shama & Kyung Yoon StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on March 14, 2019

Fatima Shama and Kyung Yoon 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,…

Chhaya Chhoum, Mekong NYC

Posted on January 31, 2019

“We came because we wanted to live.” In this installment of “In Their Own Words”, we sit down with Chhaya Chhoum, executive director of Mekong NYC. The organization aims to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community…

Topeka K. Sam, The Ladies of Hope Ministries

Posted on October 30, 2018

“When you incarcerate a woman, you’re incarcerating the entire family.” In this installment of “In Their Own Words”, we sit down with Topeka K. Sam, founder and executive director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries. The organization helps women and…

Their words. Their stories: A Conversation with Youth Organizers

Posted on September 4, 2018

Their words. Their stories: A Conversation with Youth Organizers By Olivia Parnell, 2018 Intern in Philanthropy at New York Foundation This year, 21 interns were placed at 15 grantee organizations as a part of the New York Foundation’s Summer Internship…

Ligia Guallpa & Yadira Sanchez StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on September 4, 2018

Ligia Guallpa and Yadira Sanchez 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,…

(Video) Community Food Advocates

Posted on July 26, 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…