Posted on October 16, 2015
Susanna Blankley and Aga Trojniak
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, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.
Susanna Blankley, executive director of CASA, talks with Aga Trojniak, coordinator at the Flatbush Development Corporation, about their early experience in community organizing and fighting for tenant rights in New York City.
Produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. The interviews afford a raw encounter with the personal trials and triumphs of advocates, and an unmediated perspective on community-driven efforts in New York City.