Engage to Change Video Series

Posted on March 20, 2017

Cypress Hills Local Development Coorporation

Explore how some nonprofits are shifting the way they engage the people they serve. Learn how community members moved from being recipients of expertise to becoming partners in transforming their own lives, the organization, and the surrounding community. In a series of conversations with a dozen New York City nonprofits, hear the motivation behind engaging clients and community members as agents of change in challenging times.

In the first installment of our Engage to Change video series, we feature the work of Cypress Hills Local Development CorporationJamel Burgess–Youth Organizer, and Julia Watt-Rosenfeld–Director of Community Organizing and Advocacy, describe how their organization practices engagement that empowers their program participants to become leaders in their own community.


Henry Street Settlement

In the second installment of our Engage to Change video series, we feature the work of Henry Street SettlementGabriella Marrero–student, and Talia DeRogatis–Public Policy and Community Engagement Liaison, talk about the Youth Leadership Council and how the engagement of students in organizing conversations cultivates long term community participation.

In the third installment of our Engage to Change video series, we again feature the work of Henry Street SettlementIrene Alladice –community member, and Jeremy Reiss–Deputy Development Officer, talk about how the Community Advisory Board has influenced the operations at Henry Street over the years and the decision recently to bring it back.


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