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  • 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…

  • Maria Mottola Speaks at Symposium on Civil Rights and Access to Justice

    Maria Mottola Speaks at Symposium on Civil Rights and Access to Justice Adapted from remarks delivered at the April 8 Symposium on Civil Rights and Access to Justice, organized by the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School. In the mid-80s, I worked as a tenant organizer at a settlement house…

  • The Story Behind the Story

    The Story Behind the Story March 9, 2016 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 events leading…

  • Confronting Islamophobia in America Today

    Confronting Islamophobia in America Today February 5, 2016   Last Tuesday, foundation colleagues, government officials, and community leaders came together for an urgent convening to address the recent escalation of anti-Muslim rhetoric that is affecting New York’s Muslim community. Co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the New York Community Trust , Philanthropy New York, and the New York Foundation, Confronting Islamophobia in…

  • Re Post: Resilience Advocacy Project

    Re Post: Resilience Advocacy Project January 29, 2016 As Poverty Awareness Month comes to an end, Brooke Richie-Babbage, executive director of the Resilience Advocacy Project, will be sharing a series of brief blog posts to encourage contemplation about the true meaning of inequality, and about what we can each do to push for our respective visions of…

  • The Story Behind the Story

    The Story Behind the Story December 30, 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 events leading…

  • The Story Behind the Story

    The Story Behind the Story November 12, 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 events leading up…

  • 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…

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