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  • Introducing Our New Grantees of 2017

    Introducing Our New Grantees of 2017 February 15, 2017 BronxPower www.bronxpower.org Profile BronxPower is the vision of community organizers and public-school reform advocates who have deep roots in the South Bronx. Its founders envision a South Bronx that is healthy, economically strong, and where residents can access quality education and safe, affordable housing. After assessing…

  • Video Series Highlights the Lives of Muslim-Americans

    The Secret Life of Muslims January 20, 2017   This first person series uses humor and empathy to subvert stereotypes and reveal the truth about American Muslims: fascinating careers, unexpected talents, and inspiring accomplishments, providing a counter narrative to the rampant Islamophobia prevalent in the media.   On November 2nd, 2016, Vox posted it’s first…

  • BACDYS Neighborhood Tour Nov. 2nd, 2016

    BACDYS Neighborhood Tour November 4, 2016 On Tuesday, November 2nd, we joined Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services (BACDYS) on a tour of City Line, Brooklyn. In partnership with the Asian American Federation (AAFederation), BACDYS invited city officials, community organizers, partner organizations, and local residents to get a glimpse of the neighborhood’s character and…

  • Going Beyond Feedback Loops

    Going Beyond Feedback Loops October 27, 2016 Foundations and nonprofits need to know how the clients they serve feel about the services they offer, and whether these services effectively improve lives. But measuring client satisfaction is a concept borrowed from the private sector that involves feedback loops through data-collection – these methods don’t translate well to nonprofit work, as they miss…

  • Homeless New Yorkers Have Their Say

    Homeless New Yorkers Have Their Say September 16, 2016 Should sleeping in pubic be a crime? Not according to the Department of Justice. Last month, the Department of Justice filed a brief arguing that “making it a crime for people who are homeless to sleep in public places, when there is insufficient shelter space in a city,…

  • Reflections on the 2016 Summer Internship in Community Organizing

    Reflections on the 2016 Summer Internship in Community Organizing Agust 25, 2016 Written by Samaya Abdus-Salaam, 2016 intern in philanthropy After my experience as a SICO intern with Riders Alliance and the New York Foundation, I have come to understand community organizing through a more nuanced lens. Hearing the interns’ stories about why they’re involved in…

  • NYF Program Director Kevin Ryan Receives Award for Excellence in Community Leadership from Neighborhood Funders Group

    NYF Program Director Kevin Ryan Receives Award for Excellence in Community Leadership from Neighborhood Funders Group July 28, 2016 More than 300 people stood up to cheer on our program direct Kevin Ryan at the Neighborhood Funders Group Oakland convening in June. Watch the crowd reaction and hear Kevin’s acceptance speech as he receives the Award for Excellence…

  • The Choices We Make: Democratizing Development in NYC

    The Choices We Make: Democratizing Development in NYC July 21, 2016 This short documentary examines the challenges of planning for equitable and inclusive neighborhood growth, through the eyes of community members, advocates, and public officials. The Neighborhoods First Fund supports collaboration among these diverse actors to ensure a planning process that builds a vibrant and just New York City. Contributors…

  • Family Engagement: Partnering for Student Success

    Family Engagement: Partnering for Student Success May 12, 2016 In late March of this year, grantmakers, local government officials, and non-profit leaders met for a convening on improving family engagement in schools, spearheaded by NYC Youth Funders and co-sponsored by Philanthropy New York, called “Family Engagement: Partnering for Student Success”. The forum was put together to recognize…

  • Young People Spearhead Movement to Address Unjust Juvenile System

    Young People Spearhead Movement to Address Unjust Juvenile System April 15, 2016 Written by Edna Iriarte, Program Officer In recent years, many of our grantees have turned to participatory action research to shed light on issues that impact community members. Participatory action research differs from other research because it is conducted by community members and…

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