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  • The City of Dreams: NIIC Comes to New York

    The City of Dreams: NIIC Comes to New York November 2, 2015 By Steven Choi, Executive Director of The New York Immigration Coalition “You can literally travel the world by coming to Brooklyn,” says Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and Board Member of the New York Immigration Coalition.…

  • New Series: The Story Behind the Story

    New Series: The Story Behind the Story October 26, 2015 Every week, the news media reports on issues relevant to the work we support. But often, these accounts tell only a small part of a more complicated and nuanced story. In our new series, we ask our grantees to fill in the blanks. Discover the…

  • Hepatitis C Can Be Cured: We Just Need the Political Will

    Hepatitis C Can Be Cured: We Just Need the Political Will October 22, 2015 Written by Jennifer Flynn, Vocal-NY Executive Director New York can be a national a leader in protecting the health of baby boomers.  As when the city was faced with the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, New York can again become a…

  • Black Organizer Series: Marcus F. Walton

    Balm in Gilead: Black Organizers Series September 28, 2015 This year, we are continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by looking forward. What do Black leaders have to say about where we stand today? In this series, these leaders talk with Program Director Kevin Ryan about…

  • Black Organizer Series: Dominic Moulden

    Balm in Gilead: Black Organizer Series September 9, 2015 This year, we are continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by looking forward. What do Black leaders have to say about where we stand today? In this series, these leaders talk with Program Director Kevin Ryan about…

  • Board Site Visit: Central Brooklyn

                Central Brooklyn has long attracted newcomers and middle-income New Yorkers who are drawn to its stately brownstones, tree-lined streets, and strong cultural roots in the Black community. Many families have lived in Central Brooklyn over several generations, and today it is home to the nation’s largest concentration of people…

  • Board Site Visit: Lower East Side

                On April 30th our staff and board met at Good Old Lower East Side’s storefront office on Avenue B. Walking through the neighborhood on a breezy, sunny day, it was difficult to imagine what it must have looked like in the days and weeks following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.…

  • Reflections: My Experience at the NYF SICO Orientation

    Reflections: My Experience at the NYF SICO Orientation August 12, 2015 Written by: Simone Sevilla Damayan Intern Simone’s reflections on the NYF SICO Orientation in July. All photos are courtesy of NYF Communications Manager Kenny Polyak. On Wednesday, July 15, I attended the New York Foundation Summer Internship in Community Organizing (SICO) Orientation, representing Damayan…

  • Police Accountability Work Takes Many Forms

    Police Accountability Work Takes Many Forms July 14, 2015 by Kenny Polyak Jazmine Outlaw, member coordinator at the Rockaway Youth Task Force and newly elected president of the 101st Precinct Community Council. At the end of June of this year, Jazmine Outlaw, a Far Rockaway resident and member coordinator for the Rockaway Youth Task Force,…

  • June Brings New Grants and New Trustees

    June Brings New Grants and New Trustees July 2, 2015 The month of June is bittersweet for the New York Foundation board and staff. We said good-bye to two trustees whose terms had ended and welcomed two new trustees in their place. Outgoing trustees Seth Borgos and Wayne Ho are in many ways irreplaceable, but…

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