Posted on March 20, 2017
Jamel Burgess and Julia Watt-Rosenfeld
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 Corporation. Jamel 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.