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 GOLES

GOLES

GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since ... more

GOLES

GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. Through our direct services, we serve over 2,000 families each year, and thousands more through our organizing and training and education work. We work locally, city-wide, and nationally with our allies to build solidarity and collective power to fight against the issues that oppress us and to create the world we want to see. GOLES has collaborated on Public Housing Television (PHTV) and the Affordable Housing Toolkit.

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 Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

is the premier nonprofit industrial developer in New York City. Since its inception in 1992, GMDC has rehabilitated seven ... more

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

is the premier nonprofit industrial developer in New York City. Since its inception in 1992, GMDC has rehabilitated seven manufacturing buildings in Brooklyn for occupancy by small manufacturing enterprises, artisans and artists. GMDC currently owns and manages five of these properties, the newest among them being the recently completed redevelopment project at 1102 Atlantic Avenue. GMDC creates and sustains viable manufacturing sectors in urban neighborhoods through planning, developing, and managing real estate and offering other related services.

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 Housing Court Answers

Housing Court Answers

Housing Court Answers has been advocating for people without lawyers in NYC’s Housing Courts for more than 30 years. ... more

Housing Court Answers

Housing Court Answers has been advocating for people without lawyers in NYC’s Housing Courts for more than 30 years. They staff information tables, run a hotline and train advocates who assist low income people facing eviction and homelessness. Housing Court Answers has led the fight for the use of plain language in the courts, better treatment of “pro se” litigants (those without lawyers), and an end to tenant “blacklisting”. And they continue to advocate, as they have since their founding, for a right to counsel for low income tenants in eviction cases.

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 Immigrant Defense Project

Immigrant Defense Project

IDP was founded 15 years ago to respond to the devastating 1996 immigration laws that have placed millions of immigrants at ... more

Immigrant Defense Project

IDP was founded 15 years ago to respond to the devastating 1996 immigration laws that have placed millions of immigrants at risk of detention and deportation for virtually any interaction with the criminal justice system. Since then, the deportation apparatus has expanded greatly. A key tool in the mass deportation system is the collaboration between police and jails with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to identify people for deportation. IDP works to end this collaboration and transform unjust deportation policies. They also educate immigrant communities, criminal defenders, and others on how to protect and expand immigrant rights. IDP is working with CUP on a website about how immigrants that have been arrested can protect themselves from ICE.

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 Legal Services NYC

Legal Services NYC

Legal Services NYC is the nation’s largest organization devoted exclusively to providing free civil legal ... more

Legal Services NYC

Legal Services NYC is the nation’s largest organization devoted exclusively to providing free civil legal services to the poor. Their mission is to provide expert legal assistance that improves the lives and communities of low-income New Yorkers. They represent individuals and families, and conduct advocacy that brings about systemic change for large numbers of low-income New Yorkers. All of their work is designed to address heart-wrenching legal problems faced by low-income families and to maximize the impact of our resources by prioritizing local community needs, representation of individuals and families, litigation and advocacy and community education that has a broad impact. CUP worked with the Language Access Project at Legal Services NYC on Language Rights are Civil Rights, a foldout guide about your rights to an interpreter when accessing government services in NYC.

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Josh Lerner

Josh Lerner

Josh Lerner is Director of The Participatory Budgeting Project, an organization that works with elected officials, public ... more

Josh Lerner

Josh Lerner is Director of The Participatory Budgeting Project, an organization that works with elected officials, public agencies, and community groups to open up public budgets to public participation. He completed his PhD in Politics at The New School for Social Research and a Masters in Planning at the University of Toronto, and he has taught at Fordham University and The New School. He has published in venues such as “The Christian Science Monitor”, “The National Civic Review”, “YES!” Magazine, “The Good Society”, “Shelterforce”, and the “Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management”.

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Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt is counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, focusing on redistricting, election ... more

Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt is counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, focusing on redistricting, election administration, and other voting rights concerns. Mr. Levitt is the author or co-author of articles in both law reviews and peer-reviewed publications, and has also written many shorter commentaries for a more public audience. His Brennan Center monographs, including A Citizen’s Guide to Redistricting (2008), The Truth About Voter Fraud (2007), and Making the List (2006), have been cited extensively in the courts and in the media. He worked with CUP to produce the MPP Know Your Lines.

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The Longshore Worker’s Coalition

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition (LWC) is a movement of ILA members and retirees organizing to build a stronger and ... more

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition (LWC) is a movement of ILA members and retirees organizing to build a stronger and more democratic longshore union. They have ports up and down the East and Gulf Coasts. They were partners with CUP on The Cargo Chain MPP.

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Desiree Marshall

Desiree Marshall

Desireé Marshall is the Lead Organizer at FIERCE, a community organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ... more

Desiree Marshall

Desireé Marshall is the Lead Organizer at FIERCE, a community organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth of color ages 13-24 in New York City. FIERCE is dedicated to building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color, through direct-action campaigns, youth and leadership development, as well as various events that connect to the culture of our community. Desireé coordinates the development of FIERCE’s campaign work along with member-leaders of the Campaign Steering Committee. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Hofstra University in Anthropology and Philosophy. She is also a Spoken Word poet and makes a fierce batch of stuffed pasta shells. Desireé is currently working with CUP on the Keeping Parks Public MPP.

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Brendan McBride

Brendan McBride

As a researcher in Brazil, El Salvador, and Mexico, Brendan began to understand the powerful role immigrant remittances ... more

Brendan McBride

As a researcher in Brazil, El Salvador, and Mexico, Brendan began to understand the powerful role immigrant remittances play in improving economic opportunities and standards of living in immigrants’ hometowns. Back in his native New Jersey, Brendan coordinated an outreach team that connected migrant farmworkers to medical services, an experience that that got him thinking about the transformational power of well-targeted information. Brendan has also worked in affordable housing development for over ten years, mostly in cities in the US. In 2010, he founded Remás, a nonprofit organization motivated by the belief that people everywhere, no matter who they are or where they come from, should have access to information that improves their financial options in life. He has written about microfinance, housing, and immigration issues for United Nations Habitat, Habitat for Humanity and as a Fellow at Kiva. Brendan earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Amherst College and a M.Sc. in Urban Development and Management from Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He enjoys cooking, biking, and embarrassing himself in foreign languages. 

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 NICE

NICE

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure that new ... more

NICE

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure that new immigrants can build social, political and economic power in their communities and beyond. Over the years, NICE has built community power to effect change for our base, made up primarily of day laborers in the construction industry and domestic workers. We have markedly increased the visibility of the issues facing our base, including wage theft, and have taken the lead and/or joined forces in key campaigns for immigrant workers’ rights, for the rights of immigrant consumers, and for just and humane immigration reform. NICE worked with CUP on ¡No me han pagado!, a guide for day laborers about how to prevent wage theft.

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 New Economy Project

New Economy Project

New Economy Project (NEP) is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in New York City. Its mission is to ... more

New Economy Project

New Economy Project (NEP) is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in New York City. Its mission is to promote community economic justice and to eliminate discriminatory economic practices that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty. NEP employs multiple strategies – including community outreach and education, advocacy, coalition organizing, policy research and analysis, media outreach, technical support for community groups, and direct legal services – to expand access to fair and affordable credit and financial services needed to develop and sustain healthy and safe communities. NEP will be worked with CUP on the Change It Up! MPP.

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 New York City Environmental Fund

New York City Environmental Fund

The New York City Environmental Fund was established in 1994 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ... more

New York City Environmental Fund

The New York City Environmental Fund was established in 1994 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Hudson River Foundation to foster active community stewardship of waterways, shorelines, parklands and open spaces in and around New York City.

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 New York Foundation

New York Foundation

is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy. Their grants support community-initiated solutions to solve ... more

New York Foundation

is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy. Their grants support community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard.

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The New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigrant Coalition (NYIC) aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of ... more

The New York Immigration Coalition

  • The New York Immigrant Coalition (NYIC) aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. NYIC is made up of more than 150 member organizations serving New York’s low-income immigrant communities. Their work includes advancing more equitable policies, building immigrants’ political power, empowering immigrants through community education, and providing training and technical assistance to other community groups and advocates.
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 New Yorkers for Parks

New Yorkers for Parks

is the citywide independent organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

New Yorkers for Parks

is the citywide independent organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

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 Newtown Creek Alliance

Newtown Creek Alliance

is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek. The Newtown Creek ... more

Newtown Creek Alliance

is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek. The Newtown Creek Alliance represents the interests of community residents and local businesses who are dedicated to restoring community health, water quality, habitat, access, and vibrant water-dependent commerce along Newtown Creek.

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The Participatory Budgeting Project

The Participatory Budgeting Project

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit organization that helps communities decide how to spend public ... more

The Participatory Budgeting Project

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit organization that helps communities decide how to spend public money. PBP’s mission is to empower community members to make informed, democratic, and fair decisions about public spending and revenue. PBP works with governments and organizations to develop participatory budgeting processes, in which local people directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. CUP has worked with PBP since 2011 to develop maps, outreach materials, and ballots for Participatory Budgeting in New York City.

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 Partnerships for Parks

Partnerships for Parks

is a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation that helps New Yorkers work together to make neighborhood parks thrive.

Partnerships for Parks

is a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation that helps New Yorkers work together to make neighborhood parks thrive.

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The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project (PFP) of Philadelphia Legal Assistance is a legal services program whose mission is to ... more

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project (PFP) of Philadelphia Legal Assistance is a legal services program whose mission is to provide legal assistance to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout Pennsylvania. PFP represents Pennsylvania farmworkers in matters relating to the violation of local, state, and federal employment laws, and now, through a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant, in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. A large part of PFP’s work is conducting outreach at labor camps throughout Pennsylvania to educate workers about their employment and tax rights.

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The Newtown Creek BOA

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The Newtown Creek BOA

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Grand Army Plaza

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Grand Army Plaza

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Welcome to Health Care!

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Welcome to Health Care!

What is asylum?

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What is asylum?