H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Advocacy Partners

 Adhikaar

Adhikaar

Adhikaar, meaning rights in Nepali, is a nonprofit organization working in Nepali-speaking communities to promote human ... more

Adhikaar

Adhikaar, meaning rights in Nepali, is a nonprofit organization working in Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice for all. Adhikaar provides a safe space for diverse Nepali-speaking new immigrant communities to gather, develop life skills and leadership, and be a voice for social justice.

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 Asian Americans For Equality

Asian Americans For Equality

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and ... more

Asian Americans For Equality

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need.  Founded in 1974 to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of New York’s preeminent housing, social service and community development organizations.   AAFE is committed to preserving affordable housing throughout New York and to providing new opportunities for the city’s diverse immigrant communities. AAFE provides education, financial assistance and training to empower people, small businesses and neighborhoods. Its research, advocacy and grassroots organizing initiatives help to shape government policy and to effect positive change.    At its heart, AAFE embodies the hopes and dreams of New York’s many vibrant immigrant communities, and helps turn those dreams into reality. AAFE contributed to the development of What is Affordable Housing?

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 Association For Neighborhood and Housing Development

Association For Neighborhood and Housing Development

ANHD is a 501c3 membership organization founded in 1974, comprised of 98 nonprofit neighborhood housing groups serving low- ... more

Association For Neighborhood and Housing Development

ANHD is a 501c3 membership organization founded in 1974, comprised of 98 nonprofit neighborhood housing groups serving low- and moderate-income New Yorkers. Over the past decade alone, ANHD’s training, policy research, advocacy, strategic communications, and leadership development for grassroots groups and residents has leveraged over $1.3 billion for affordable housing, rescued over 30,000 apartments and 160 buildings for low-income residents, and created break through policies for community development. ANHD is collaborating with CUP on an MPP about the Responsible Banking Act and contributed to the development of the Affordable Housing Toolkit and Zoning Toolkit.

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Sean Basinski

Sean Basinski

Sean works for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based organization of more than 700 vendors who work together to ... more

Sean Basinski

Sean works for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based organization of more than 700 vendors who work together to protect the rights of vendors and promote vendor-friendly reform. Sean worked with CUP to help produce the MPP Vendor Power!

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The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our ... more

The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group, part communications hub — the Brennan Center seeks meaningful, measurable change in the systems by which our nation is governed.

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 Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Through innovative neighborhood-based advocacy, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A assists individuals, families, ... more

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Through innovative neighborhood-based advocacy, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A assists individuals, families, organizations, and coalitions in sustaining vibrant, healthy communities primarily in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. We embrace the meaningful role that lawyers have in combating poverty. We firmly believe that legal services organizations are accountable to low-income communities and are charged with the responsibility of understanding their needs and collaborating with them, through an array of advocacy methods, to address the problems they confront. Together with the voices of our communities, we advance social and economic justice.

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 Building Movement Project

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ... more

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve.

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Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing ... more

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing and began working with PHROLES as a steering committee member, eventually becoming the co-chair of the committee. Lisa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from New Paltz College in 2003 and since has dedicated herself to creating social change. After college, Lisa worked teaching independent living skills to aging out foster children. She is a member of the United Nations Youth Council and co-founded Cultural Unity an organization in New Paltz dedicated to increasing cultural awareness and creating unity through education. Her organizing experience, incredible passion to create change, and first hand knowledge of public housing issues have prepared her for the challenges of organizing around public housing issues. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Lisa Burris has worked on PHTV: What’s up with Public Housing?

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 CAAAV

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian ... more

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian grassroots organizations in the U.S. to educate and provide advocacy on behalf of victims of hate crimes.  CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community leadership and power across diverse low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City to fight for institutional change towards racial, gender and economic justice.CAAAV is currently working with CUP on an Issue of Making Policy Public that focuses on rent regulation rights In New York’s Chinatown. 

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 Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services ... more

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our mission is to promote positive outcomes for children, adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehensive range of neighborhood-based family and social services. We partner with the community to provide access to resources and opportunities for personal growth and the development of interpersonal relationships that sustain and nurture families, support youth to develop into confident, capable adults and enrich the quality of life for neighborhood residents.

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 Center for New York City Neighborhoods

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and ... more

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high quality housing services. 

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 Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based farmworker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, with ... more

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based farmworker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, with over 4,000 members. The CIW seeks modern working conditions for farmworkers and promotes their fair treatment in accordance with national and international labor standards. The CIW uses creative methods to educate consumers about human rights abuses in the U.S. agriculture industry, the need for corporate social responsibility, and how consumers can help workers realize their social change goals. The CIW is currently working with CUP on the Tomato Supply Chain MPP.

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The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society (CSS) of New York is a 170-year-old nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and ... more

The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society (CSS) of New York is a 170-year-old nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and strengthening New York City. Throughout its history, CSS has embraced the idea that policy recommendations grounded in research and informed by real life experience inspires legislative remedies, volunteerism, and direct service models that assist populations in need. Across the city and around the state, CSS is working to ensure that every New Yorker has access to affordable, quality health coverage. CSS has recently been contracted by New York State to help consumers enroll in new health insurance options through the NY State of Health marketplace.

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 Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a membership-based community group that works to engage low-income families in organizing ... more

Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a membership-based community group that works to engage low-income families in organizing campaigns to influence policy that affects their families and their communities. CVH was started in 1994 by women on public assistance who wanted to fight to have their voices included in the national debate on welfare reform. CVH places priority on leadership development, policy education, direct action, participatory research and community outreach to build the tools necessary to engage community members and win on policy issues. CVH is currently working with CUP on the Public Housing Participation MPP.

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 Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

In February 2008, concerned residents formed Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) to protect this invaluable water ... more

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

In February 2008, concerned residents formed Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) to protect this invaluable water resource which has been targeted by the gas extraction industry. The Delaware River Watershed provides drinking water for some 20 million people from four states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  Drilling into the shale rock that lies below this watershed to extract the natural gas would introduce a long list of toxic chemicals into the environment, thus putting drinking water at risk. DCS has helped to lead the charge to stop the drilling through public education, legal action and grass-roots organizing. DCS is currently working with CUP to produce the Fracking in the Delaware River Watershed MPP.

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 Damayan Migrant Workers Association

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

DAMAYAN is a 10-year old grassroots, membership-based organization of low-income Filipino im/migrant workers, primarily ... more

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

DAMAYAN is a 10-year old grassroots, membership-based organization of low-income Filipino im/migrant workers, primarily women domestic workers. DAMAYAN organizes Filipino workers to defend their rights and to understand and challenge the root causes of forced migration and poverty. Through its programs and campaigns, DAMAYAN has effectively addressed exploitation, health problems and gender violence against Filipino women domestic workers. It uses solid organizing to combine political analysis and education with services, basebuilding, leadership development, and advocacy. It is a democratic organization with a wide base of over 800 members and an elected Board of Directors of all women domestic workers. DAMAYAN worked with CUP on Work Forced, a video about the labor trafficking of Filipino domestic workers.

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 Domestic Workers United

Domestic Workers United

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United (DWU) is a membership-based organization of nannies, housekeepers, and elder ... more

Domestic Workers United

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United (DWU) is a membership-based organization of nannies, housekeepers, and elder caregivers organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards, and to help build a movement for social change. In 2010, DWU and its allies brought their power to bear when the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was signed into law in New York. New York domestic workers are now guaranteed basic rights and protections, including paid days off, overtime, and protection from discrimination. DWU is currently working with CUP on an MPP about the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

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 Families For Freedom

Families For Freedom

Families For Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing deportation. It is a ... more

Families For Freedom

Families For Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing deportation. It is a source of education and action for directly affected families, and an organizing support center for directly affected communities.  FFF works for change through community mobilization, legal advocacy, media work, and congressional outreach. FFF collaborated with CUP on the MPP Immigrants Beware!

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 Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization in lower Park Slope and South ... more

Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization in lower Park Slope and South Brooklyn. FAC’s mission is to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn. They develop and manage affordable housing and community facilities, create economic opportunities, organize residents and workers, offer student-centered adult education and combat displacement caused by gentrification. FAC contributed to the development of What is Affordable Housing?

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The Fortune Society

The Fortune Society

The Fortune Society, founded in 1967, supports a broad array of alternative-to-incarceration and reentry initiatives for ... more

The Fortune Society

The Fortune Society, founded in 1967, supports a broad array of alternative-to-incarceration and reentry initiatives for people with criminal records. Fortune founded the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP) to coordinate Fortune’s policy development, advocacy, technical assistance, training, and community education efforts. DRCPP promotes programs that support people with criminal records, and works to change the laws and policies that create counterproductive barriers to the successful reentry of people with criminal records into our communities. The Fortune Society Collaborated with CUP on the MPP Barriers to Reentry.

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?