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  • Black Organizer Series: Dominic Moulden

    Balm in Gilead: Black Organizer Series September 9, 2015 This year, we are continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by looking forward. What do Black leaders have to say about where we stand today? In this series, these leaders talk with Program Director Kevin Ryan about…

  • Board Site Visit: Central Brooklyn

                Central Brooklyn has long attracted newcomers and middle-income New Yorkers who are drawn to its stately brownstones, tree-lined streets, and strong cultural roots in the Black community. Many families have lived in Central Brooklyn over several generations, and today it is home to the nation’s largest concentration of people…

  • Board Site Visit: Lower East Side

                On April 30th our staff and board met at Good Old Lower East Side’s storefront office on Avenue B. Walking through the neighborhood on a breezy, sunny day, it was difficult to imagine what it must have looked like in the days and weeks following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.…

  • Reflections: My Experience at the NYF SICO Orientation

    Reflections: My Experience at the NYF SICO Orientation August 12, 2015 Written by: Simone Sevilla Damayan Intern Simone’s reflections on the NYF SICO Orientation in July. All photos are courtesy of NYF Communications Manager Kenny Polyak. On Wednesday, July 15, I attended the New York Foundation Summer Internship in Community Organizing (SICO) Orientation, representing Damayan…

  • Police Accountability Work Takes Many Forms

    Police Accountability Work Takes Many Forms July 14, 2015 by Kenny Polyak Jazmine Outlaw, member coordinator at the Rockaway Youth Task Force and newly elected president of the 101st Precinct Community Council. At the end of June of this year, Jazmine Outlaw, a Far Rockaway resident and member coordinator for the Rockaway Youth Task Force,…

  • June Brings New Grants and New Trustees

    June Brings New Grants and New Trustees July 2, 2015 The month of June is bittersweet for the New York Foundation board and staff. We said good-bye to two trustees whose terms had ended and welcomed two new trustees in their place. Outgoing trustees Seth Borgos and Wayne Ho are in many ways irreplaceable, but…

  • Black Organizer Series: Charlene Sinclair

    Balm in Gilead: Black Organizer Series May 28, 2015 This year, we are continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by looking forward. What do Black leaders have to say about where we stand today? In this series, these leaders talk with Program Director Kevin Ryan about…

  • Guest Opinion: Jay Espy

    Dominican, Black, and Afro-Latino: A Confession/Dominicano, Negro, y Afro-Latino: Una Confesión Jonathan Bolívar Espinosa (also known as Jay Espy) is a poet, writer, freelance photographer, community organizer, member of the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular, and a former intern at the New York Foundation. He currently lives in the Bronx, New York, and manages a…

  • NYF Selected for 2015 NCRP Impact Award

    NYF Selected for 2015 NCRP Impact Award April 7, 2015 Today, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)announced that the New York Foundation will be one of five recipients of the coveted 2015 NCRP Impact Awards. One of the field’s most ardent critics,NCRP believes that the public has a legitimate interest in the use of…

  • Black Organizer Series: Rob Robinson

    Balm in Gilead: Black Organizer Series March 19, 2015 This year, we are continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by looking forward. What do Black leaders have to say about where we stand today? In this series, these leaders talk with Program Director Kevin Ryan about…

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