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The Baum Forum organizes annual conferences about food and farming issues and invited CUP to its 2008 conference on Schools, Food, and Community.

The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law 
institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.

Bway.net is an independent ISP founded with the goal of providing the highest quality Internet service for the residents of New York City.

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The Center for Court Innovation is a nonprofit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime, and improve public trust in justice.

The Center for Financial Services Innovation is the nation’s leading authority on financial services for underbanked consumers.

The Center for Media Justice provides training, resources, and support to grassroots community organizing groups to develop creative, effective, and participatory communications and media activism strategies that support the fight for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights.

Chhaya is dedicated to creating stable and sustainable communities by increasing civic participation and addressing the housing and community development needs of New Yorkers of South Asian origin and their neighbors.

The Child School is a K-8 school on Roosevelt Island.

Citizen’s Guide to the Airwaves is a report by the New America Foundation that aims to educate the public about the tremendous value, government mismanagement, and impending giveaway of the nation’s airwaves.

City Limits is a New York City-based nonprofit news agency that publishes investigative and in-depth reporting on urban life and policy.

Community Mediation Services in Queens, NY has a holistic approach to conflict resolution.

Community Voices Heard is a member organization of low-income people with experience on welfare, building power in New York City and State to improve the lives of our families and communities.

Credit Where Credit is Due provides financial counseling programs in response to the growing financial disenfranchisement of Upper Manhattan.

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Damayan Migrant Workers Association is a grassroots organization of Filipino migrant workers, primarily women domestic workers.

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) is a collaborative endeavor to preserve and protect clean air, land and water as a civil and basic human right in the face of the threat posed by the shale gas extraction industry.

Domestic Workers United is an organization of Caribbean, Latina, and African women, and women of African descent, working as nannies, housekeepers, and elder care providers in New York, who are organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards, and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all.

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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.

Fast Trash is an exhibit on the Roosevelt Island AVAC system, created by Juliette Spertus.

The Fortune Society supports a broad array of alternative-to-incarceration and reentry initiatives for people with criminal records.

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The Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center is a nonprofit developer of industrial space.

GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. 

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Housing Court Answers (formerly City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court) helps people in New York City navigate the complex world of Housing Court and NYC’s tangle of housing laws and regulations.

HUD – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines the numbers that determine affordability throughout the country.

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The Immigrant Defense Project protects and expands the rights of all immigrants, focusing on those who are accused or convicted of crimes.

Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California organizes and educates immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own communities.

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Jetro Cash and Carry is a wholesale supplier for food businesses and nonprofits, servicing many of New York’s bodegas.

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Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement.

Brad Lander is a member of the New York City Council representing the 39th Council District in Brooklyn. He is working on a proposal to map out city-owned facilities and related health issues online.

Legal Services NYC’s Language Access Project works to ensure that low-income New Yorkers with limited English proficiency (LEP) have access to programs and services for which they are eligible.

The Longshore Workers’ Coalition is a movement of International Longshoremen’s Association members and retirees organizing to build a stronger and more democratic longshore union.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center works toward a more sustainable New York City by providing community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs.

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MAG-Net is a local-to-local network of grassroots organizations working together to advance a shared agenda for media justice.

Media Literacy Project is a nationally recognized leader in media literacy resources and education.

The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through five program areas: Community Organizing and Advocacy, Social Services, Civic Participation, Youth, and Culture.

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The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

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. 

The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community organization dedicated to revitalIzing, restoring, and revealing Newtown Creek.

The Newtown Creek Brownfield Opportunity Area is a community-based economic development planning process focused on the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites along Newtown Creek.

The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance is a non-profit city-wide membership network linking grassroots organizations from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in their struggle for environmental justice.

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

The New York State Department of State runs the Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program, with technical assistance provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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The Participatory Budgeting Project works on initiatives to put decision-making power over public budgets into the hands of community members.

Partnerships for Parks (PfP) is a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation that helps New Yorkers work together to make neighborhood parks thrive. Partnershipsforparks.org

PBNYC is the home of New York City’s first participatory budgeting effort.

People’s Production House is a journalism training and production institute focused on producing stories that bring unheard voices to the fore.

The Point CDC is a nonprofit dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.

Project Projects is a design studio focusing on print, identity, exhibition, and interactive work with clients in art and architecture.

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RECYouth, hosted at select computer resource centers in New York City, offers free digital technology workshops and classes for pre–teens and teens, and exposes them to marketable multimedia skills as they discover their creative imaginations; develop community awareness; and make movies, photographs, animations, and music.

The Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court.

The Retail Action Project (RAP) is an organization of retail workers dedicated to improving opportunities and workplace standards in the retail industry. 

Remás is a Brooklyn organization that helps immigrants understand their financial choices and improve their options for achieving financial prosperity.

RIVAA Gallery is exhibit space on Roosevelt Island, run by the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association.

Riverkeeper is a nonprofit dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

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The Street Vendor Project, part of the Urban Justice Center, is a membership-based organization of more than 700 vendors who work together to protect the rights of vendors and promote vendor-friendly reform.

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Teachers Unite is an independent membership organization of public school educators supporting collaboration between parents, youth and educators fighting for social justice. 

Tenants & Neighbors is the largest tenant’s rights organization in New York State, with 15,000 members. For more than 30 years, through grassroots organizing, T&N has forged a powerful movement in the fight to preserve affordable housing, strengthen tenant protections, and sustain diverse and livable communities.

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The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income tenants control their housing through the creation of limited-equity cooperatives. UHAB also helps tenants preserve existing and affordable housing by empowering them to make proactive decisions about the future of their homes.

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VozMob is a platform for immigrant and/or low-wage workers in Los Angeles to create stories about their lives and communities directly from cell phones.

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The Youth Justice Board is an after-school program that brings together young people to study and propose solutions to the public safety challenges that most affect them.

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