The Academy of Urban Planning is a public school in Bushwick with an urban planning theme-based curriculum.
Advocates for Children of NY works on behalf of children who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure.
Alexander Gorlin Architects is an internationally recognized design firm with a portfolio spanning from high-end residences to affordable housing.
Alliance for Quality Education is a NY-statewide nonprofit that unites parents, children’s advocates, schools, teachers, clergy, and others to fight for high quality public education.
American Association of University Women promotes equity for all women and girls, life-long education, and positive societal change.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
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.
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development’s (ANHD) program and policy work are centered on promoting a progressive, comprehensive housing agenda for New York City’s neighborhoods.
Astoria’s Energy cogeneration power plant in Queens currently produces about 10% of NYC’s electricity.
The Baum Forum organizes annual conferences about food and farming issues and invited CUP to its 2008 conference on Schools, Food, and Community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide children facing adversity in New York City with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better, forever.
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York, BMCC shares CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population.
The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.
Bronx Health Reach is a community coalition working to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.
Bronx High School for the Visual Arts provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters an appreciation for the (visual) arts, meeting city and state standards for college and career readiness, in a diverse, safe, nurturing environment with strong parental involvement.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience. The Bronx Museum’s Education Programs embody their commitment to increase access to the arts, provide a safe and flexible environment for transformational experiences, and help youth develop visual, communication, and leadership skills.
The Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) creates networks of educational innovation that connect under-served youth, local middle and high schools, high-need communities, and Brooklyn College.
Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School (BCAM) is a public school in Bedford Stuyvesant with an art, media, and technology-enriched academic curriculum that emphasizes community collaboration.
The Brooklyn International High School (BIHS) helps English Language Learners develop their language, intellectual, cultural, and collaborative abilities so that they may become active participants in today’s interdependent world. BIHS strives to help every student reach his or her potential by fostering academic growth, personal growth, and tolerance.
Bway.net is an independent ISP founded with the goal of providing the highest quality Internet service for the residents of New York City.
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.
Capital Construction is responsible for “mega projects” including the 7 Line extension.
Capsys is a manufacturer of high-quality steel-frame prefabricated buildings and modular homes based in New York City.
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.
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.
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.
Center for Social Inclusion identifies causes of racial inequity at a systems level and works with partners to find solutions that promote equity and fairness.
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.
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families the nation’s only pan Aisan children’s advocacy organization, aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in NYC.
Community Mediation Services in Queens, NY has a holistic approach to conflict resolution.
Community Service Society’s mission is to identify problems, which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems.
Community Solutions is a registered 501©(3) organization that helps communities solve the complex problems facing their most vulnerable, hard hit members.
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.
Con Edison is a local utility company. They own the wires and pipes that transport energy to most of NYC, and control the distribution of electricity.
Credit Where Credit is Due provides financial counseling programs in response to the growing financial disenfranchisement of Upper Manhattan.
CUNY College Now at City Tech is a free City University of New York program designed to prepare NYC’s public high school students for success in college.
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.
Damayan Migrant Workers Association is a grassroots organization of Filipino migrant workers, primarily women domestic workers.
Department of City Planning (DCP) is responsible for initiatives like Zone Green, an amendment to city regulations that aims to improve New York City’s energy use by promoting green building.
Department of Design and Construction (DDC) focuses on major city construction projects. It builds many of the civic facilities New Yorkers use every day, such as: firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses, and senior centers.
Design Trust for Public Space is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public space in New York City. In the spring 2008 they launched the Reinventing Grand Army Plazaideas competition.
DIA Art Foundation is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts organization renowned for initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects.
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.
East Brooklyn Congregation an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, is multi-faith community organization working to improve conditions in Brownsville and East New York.
EBC School for Public Service is a school where each person will be encouraged to make a lifelong commitment to his/her own education and to public service.
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.
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) is a Brooklyn-based multi-racial organization made up almost exclusively of women of color. We organize low-income families to build power to change the system so that all people’s work is valued and all of us have the right and economic means to decide and live out our own destinies.
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School is a small school that stresses creative and intellectual development and political and social involvement in our society.
Fast Trash is an exhibit on the Roosevelt Island AVAC system, created by Juliette Spertus.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The agency works to improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) mission is to advance economic and social justice in South Brooklyn principally by developing and managing affordable housing and community facilities, creating economic opportunities, organizing residents and workers, providing student-centered adult education, and combating displacement caused by gentrification.
The Fortune Society supports a broad array of alternative-to-incarceration and reentry initiatives for people with criminal records.
Department of City Planning FRESH Initiative provides zoning and financial incentives to promote the establishment and retention of neighborhood grocery stores in underserved communities throughout the five boroughs.
GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977.
Good Jobs First is a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families.
Good Jobs New York assists New York City community leaders who want to learn about economic development projects in their neighborhoods; journalists seeking reliable information; and grassroots groups and elected officials hoping to improve specific deals and/or reform economic development policies.
Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) aims to build up the people and break down the lines that divide us, especially by age, race, gender, language, and income. We stand with the great unnumbered for good housing, good jobs, fresh air, public space, and services.
Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation’s mission is to cultivate and activate an innovative future vision for the greater Gowanus region of Brooklyn, which includes South Brooklyn and Red Hook.
Grand Army Plaza Coalition is an alliance of stakeholders in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, encompassing community groups, cultural organizations, and advocates who work together to improve the welfare of Grand Army Plaza.
Green Beans not Walgreens is organizing to bring a supermarket to the Windsor Terrace neighborhood in Brooklyn.
The Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center is a nonprofit developer of industrial space.
HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health.
Hester Street Collaborative’s (HSC) mission is to empower residents of underserved communities by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to have a direct impact on shaping their built environment.
Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. are dedicated to advancing social and economic justice and fighting for the rights of poor, low-income and working individuals and families. With a primary focus on strengthening and preserving affordable housing, we seek to promote a vibrant and diverse community with the power to shape its own future.
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.
Hudsonyard’s Development Corporation (HYDC) is spearheading the implementation of the City’s Hudson Yards development program.
Hudsonyard’s Infrastructure Corporation (HYIC) manages and coordinates the financing involved in the project (like issuing bonds).
The Immigrant Defense Project protects and expands the rights of all immigrants, focusing on those who are accused or convicted of crimes.
Insideschools is a site written by journalists, public school parents, and public school advocates dedicated to providing the best independent information about New York City’s public schools.
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California organizes and educates immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own communities.
International Community High School is a progressive public high school in the South Bronx for English Language Learners.
Insurance Information Institute attempts to improve public understanding of insurance—what it does and how it works.
Jetro Cash and Carry is a wholesale supplier for food businesses and nonprofits, servicing many of New York’s bodegas.
Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School (KAPPA) is a small public high school in the Bronx dedicated to preparing its students for success in college. KAPPA offers the International Baccalaureate program for all interested and on-track Juniors and Seniors.
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.
Lyons Community School is a small school in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, committed to providing a broad, stimulating experience in the liberal arts, and preparing students in grades 6 – 12 for college, healthy adulthood and life-long learning.