Tag: Community Organizing

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Karen Dawn Blondel is a trusted and respected local community leader and longtime resident of public housing in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She has been widely recognized and honored at...



Leslie Ramos

Executive Director, 82nd Street Partnership

Leslie A. Ramos joined the 82nd Street Partnership in October 2014 as Executive Director. She has extensive experience working with small businesses, City agencies, and the Latino community; bringing...


Yin Kong

Director/Co-Founder,

Think!Chinatown

Yin Kong 邝海音 is a community-based designer and curator living and working in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Think!Chinatown is the culmination of her work in urban design, museum, culinary & cultural...


Ari-Duong Nguyen

Programs Assistant, FABnyc

Originally from Hanoi (Vietnam), Ari-Duong Nguyen (they/she) is a recent graduate with an MA in Media Studies from The New School. They write criticism of cinema and time-based media,...


Ryan Gilliam

Executive Director, FABnyc

Ryan is an artist and organizer with three decades of experience working in the Lower East Side on community art projects and public space activations. She is a co-founder...


Founded in 1978, Loisaida, Inc. is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary community development organization located in the Lower East Side area of Lower Manhattan. We stand firm on our original...


Promise Gladys Jimenez

Administrative Assistant, Loisaida Center

Born and raised in the Lower East Side, Promise has always had a passion for advocating and supporting underrepresented communities. She obtained her Bachelors in Social Work and Media...


Alejandro Epifanio

Executive Director, Loisaida Center

Alejandro Epifanio is an accomplished cultural worker and community organizer with over a decade of experience serving underserved communities in New York City. Alejandro has served as the Executive...


Imani Keith Henry

Executive Director, Equality for Flatbush

Imani Keith Henry is a long-time anti-police brutality, anti-war, anti-death penalty and Harm Reduction activist in the US. In 2013, Imani Henry founded Equality for Flatbush (E4F) a Black...


Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a Black Lives Matter organization that has fought gentrification, displacement and police violence in Brooklyn, NY since 2013. They have only two goals: to...


Thomas Yu

Executive Director, Asian Americans For Equality (AAFE)

Thomas Yu is the Executive Director of Asian Americans For Equality (AAFE) a 50-year old NYC-based community development organization serving the 1.3 million New Yorkers of Asian descent, and...


Bridge Tha Gap is a community outreach program with the mission to fill the gaps in our community. We aim to supply support to families and individuals that have...


Tracey L. Pinkard

Vice President,

Gowanus Houses Resident Association

Tracey L. Pinkard is Vice President of the Gowanus Houses Resident Association and founder of the Gowanus Houses Arts Collective. GHAC reaches neighborhood teens through the arts and connects them...


The Albany Host Lions Club and the Troy Lions Club were both founded in 1925. The two clubs joined forces in July, 2006 to become the Albany & Troy...


The Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) is a grassroots group of people who live or work in the community of Jackson Heights, Queens. We are a non-profit civic, environmental and...


Andreas Tyre

President,

Gowanus Houses Resident Association

Andreas is a computer scientist, community activist and Resident Association President at Gowanus Houses.


Jennifer Bolstad

Principal Landscape Architect, Local Office Landscape & Urban Design

Jennifer Bolstad is a landscape architect, an educator and a community organizer for social and environmental justice. Together with Walter Meyer, she is co-founder of Local Office Landscape and...


Marta Viciedo

Founding Partner & Strategy Director, Urban Impact Lab

Marta Viciedo is a Miami-based urbanist and social impact entrepreneur. Marta co-founded Urban Impact Lab, a civic innovation and placemaking firm in Miami that introduces and applies innovation-based solutions...


NDC’s work focuses on HOMES, JOBS and COMMUNITY. Founded as a national nonprofit in 1969, NDC has worked for over 50 years fulfilling its mission to increase the flow of...


The Cooper Square Committee works with Lower East Side residents to contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and cultural/community spaces so that the community...


A project to upcycle vacant lots, transforming them into vibrant farmland.


Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc. is a 40 year old community development organization and mutual housing association based in the Longwood, Hunts Point, Morrisania and Mott Haven neighborhoods...


The mission of University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) is to create, preserve, and improve affordable housing and bring needed resources to the Northwest Bronx. UNHP achieves its mission in...


Founded in 1974, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) unites diverse peoples and institutions to fight for racial and economic justice through community organizing to transform the...


Asian Americans for Equality is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed...


Think!Chinatown was started by Chinatown neighbors that got to know each other through community events. Now, we’ve grown to a network of dedicated volunteers from a broad spectrum of professional...


The Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) is a multi-service, community development organization dedicated to supporting and empowering the economically disadvantaged residents of Washington Heights. CLOTH’s holistic approach to...


Restoration relentlessly pursues strategies to close gaps in family and community wealth to ensure all families in Central Brooklyn are prosperous and healthy.


The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, located in central Brooklyn, is one of Brooklyn’s most prominent commercial and cultural focal points. We represent a growing, eclectic community of entrepreneurs, nonprofit and...


FABnyc is a team of  artists and organizers working to preserve, sustain, and grow the cultural vibrancy of the Lower East Side neighborhood. FABnyc was founded in 2001 by...


Founded in 1990 and based in Jackson Heights, Queens, the 82nd Street Partnership is an award-winning neighborhood development organization governed by a board of directors comprised of property owners,...


A project to upcycle vacant lots, transforming them into vibrant farmland.