For a coalition of youth, parents, educators, and advocates working to end harsh disciplinary policies in New York City’s schools.
Grants Awarded in 2015
To increase the coalition’s community organizing capacity in its campaign to expand noncitizens voting rights in New York City.
Community Organizing $1,305,000
To build the leadership of Nepali-speaking immigrants who work primarily as caregivers or in nail salons.
To connect African immigrants living in New York to services, leadership training, and to develop advocacy and organizing campaigns for systemic change.
For a civil engagement and leadership training program for Arab women enrolled in ELA (English as a second language) classes.
To organize campaigns for workers’ rights and to develop leadership of its members.
For a multiservice organization addressing educational, health, and related issues in Central Brooklyn.
To build a membership-led, direct-action, community-organizing group based in Bedford-Stuyvesant/Crown Heights.
To build grassroots power across Asian immigrant and refugee communities.
To build the power of New York City retail workers to improve wages and working conditions in the retail industry.
For community organizing and 0,Advocacy programs that promote tenants’ rights, affordable housing, and civic engagement.
For a tenant-led initiative seeking to end landlords’ use of illegal rent overcharges, which threatens housing affordability.
To expand the organization’s reach into key neighborhoods through the formation of local organizing committees.
To sustain and expand a campaign to protect the rights of low-wage workers, particularly Filipino domestic workers.
To implement member-led expansion of programming into Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Eastern Queens.
To strengthen and expand its economic justice, affordable housing, criminal justice, and civic-engagement campaigns.
For a workers’ center, led by immigrant low-wage workers.
To build the organization’s capacity to address the changing needs of Lower East Side residents.
To empower low-income, minority, and immigrant communities through transformative organizing, education, civic participation, and policy 0,Advocacy initiatives.
To provide community organizing, healing, education, arts, culture, language services, and improved access to social services to the Southeast Asian community.
To train tenant counselors, organize tenant associations, and involve more tenants in the citywide movement for expanded tenants’ rights.
To build the organization’s capacity to organize low-income Korean American immigrants, tenants, and workers in Flushing, Queens.
To catalyze a grassroots community-based planning and organizing process that will propose sustainable, permanent affordable housing for the extremely poor.
For an organization that provides services, 0,Advocacy and organizing support for queer, transgender, and HIV positive documented and undocumented immigrants.
To reverse the affordable housing crisis by reforming city housing agencies with rezoning East New York, Staten Island, and East Harlem.
For a collaborative project to strengthen labor-law enforcement for low-wage workers.
To mentor and support people in the sex trades to develop and lead community organizing projects on health and violence.
For a campaign to increase the release rate of elderly incarcerated people in New York State prisons.
To organize transit riders, with an emphasis on the communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn and Sunnyside and Long Island City in Queens.
To create a community of civically engaged youth in the Rockaways.
To enable Filipino youth to organize for economic, racial, immigrant and economic justice.
To support a campaign to ensure that students have access to college.
To ensure that people living with and who are at risk for Hepatitis C have access to testing, care, treatment, and prevention.
To build the collective power of day laborers to win institutional change that advances economic, racial, and workplace justice.
Community/Neighborhood Development $40,000
To support the expansion of participatory budgeting in New York City to more than 20 city council districts.
Direct Service $82,500
To provide services and encourage civic participation among the Bangladeshi residents of East New York.
To promote access to higher education for students of Mexican descent living in New York City, and to engage their parents and the larger Mexican community around issues of education reform.
Self-Help & Advocacy $85,000
To combine research and documentation to provide domestic violence victims with a public platform to hold perpetrators accountable.
To challenge negative values, hate speech, and hostility faced by Black LGBT people in faith community.