StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on November 20, 2014

Ruben Austria and Jeannette Bocanegra

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 an eight-part short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.

Ruben Austria, Executive Director of Community Connections for Youth (CCY) talks with Jeannette Bocanegra who became a Parent Organizer for CCY after her youngest son entered the juvenile justice system when he was 14.

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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.