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Looking to invest long-term in your communities? Here is a small selection of New York based organizations, many of which run on the people-power of volunteers. Need help finding an organization in your area? Search for terms like “mutual aid” or “community action” together with the name of your neighborhood or borough. Contact us for help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area
Brooklyn Movement Center
Brooklyn Movement Center works to build power and pursue self-determination in Bedford-Stuyvesant & Crown Heights.
Equality for Flatbush
A hub for affordable housing, anti policerepression, and anti gentrification initiatives in Flatbush.
Housing Justice For All
The Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance is a diverse coalition of tenants, homeless people, manufactured housing residents, and advocates from across New York.
Let's Get on the Bus
A nonprofit dedicated to supporting children and families impacted by mass incarceration with education, art, and activism.
Mutual Aid NYC
Mutual Aid NYC is a multi-racial network of people and groups helping community action initiatives find the people and resources they need to do their work.
New York Communities for Change
New York Communities for Change achieves breakthrough campaigns that unite working people, local communities, social justice organizations, grassroots activists, students, and progressive policy leaders.
Racial Justice BK
Racial Justice BK is a space where neighbors come together to both discuss, and work on, issues of systemic and institutional racism.
Showing Up for Racial Justice NYC
Local chapter of the Showing Up for Racial Justice initiative working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice.
South Brooklyn Mutual Aid
Volunteers building solidarity not charity and working to feed and support our neighbors in South Brooklyn during the COVID-19 crisis.
Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is a statewide grassroots membership organization that builds power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, the drug war, homelessness, and mass incarceration in order to create healthy and just communities.
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