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Founded in 1975, Citizens Committee for New York City stimulates and supports self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life in New York City and its neighborhoods. ...

Founded in 1975, Citizens Committee for New York City stimulates and supports self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life in New York City and its neighborhoods.

In essence, if you and your neighbors care about New York City and have a great idea, come join us to make your project happen!

If you have a great idea to improve your community, then we encourage you to apply for our New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Awards or our Love Your Block grants.

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Want A Reason To Love? Want A Reason To Love? Presentation Transcript

  • reasons to love 35
  • South Bronx Community Farmers Market Makes healthy food accessible to the 50,000 residents of Mott Haven, where 1 out of 3 households suffer from food hardship.
  • Reason #35 We have a simple mission: to help New Yorkers come together and transform their neighborhoods. reasons to love 35 View slide
  • Reason #34 We help New Yorkers make our city greener and cleaner, one block at a time. reasons to love 35 View slide
  • Reason #33 We save the city millions of dollars by supporting resident-led improvement projects, cleanups, and other innovative initiatives. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #32 We were founded by Oz Elliott in 1975 to encourage New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves and help get their city through the fiscal crisis. reasons to love 35
  • Uptown Soccer Academy, Manhattan Offered a free soccer and enrichment summer camp for children in Washington Heights and Inwood.
  • Reason #31 Our micro-grants support resident-led volunteer groups, often too small to qualify for other sources of funding. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #30 We partner with the Mayor to bring critical city services – waste and graffiti removal, mulch delivery, and street repairs – to neighborhood groups. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #29 Through our Neighborhood Leadership Institute , we help New Yorkers develop their leadership skills. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #28 We help New Yorkers transform dismal, unsightly walls into beautiful murals. reasons to love 35
  • Rego Park Green Alliance, Queens Improved pedestrian safety along a busy commercial strip in Rego Park while beautifying a garbage-strewn area.
  • Reason #27 Our Community Resource Center is packed with vital resources – computers, meeting space, and all sorts of equipment – for free! reasons to love 35
  • Reason #26 We help NYC schools start recycling programs. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #25 Our Grassroots Fundraising workshop helps community groups tap into new resources. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #24 We help New Yorkers beautify their public schools. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #23 We believe New Yorkers are best positioned to identify local issues and define local solutions. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #22 We help New Yorkers combat the effects of foreclosure by cleaning and greening their blocks. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #21 Our Community Organizing workshop helps New Yorkers identify local issues and mobilize volunteers. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #20 We’re helping to reduce gun violence through innovative resident-led projects. reasons to love 35
  • Hillside Garden Coalition, Staten Island Transformed a neglected street corner into a public hillside garden – 1 of just 3 community gardens on Staten Island.
  • Reason #19 We support small music, art, and theatre groups in every corner of the city. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #18 We help NYC teachers enhance their curriculum with “living classrooms.” reasons to love 35
  • Reason #17 We inspired the inception of hundreds of block associations across NYC. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #16 We help New Yorkers protect their streets’ trees through our Build Your Own Tree-Guard workshop. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #15 Our e-newsletters and literature reach, inspire, and aid social entrepreneurs across the city. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #14 We help New Yorkers bring healthy food to their neighborhoods. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #13 Through relationships with both elected officials and New Yorkers, we bridge the gap between governance and residence. reasons to love 35
  • Frederick Douglass Academy V, Bronx Created a “living classroom” where students grew their own fruits and vegetables.
  • Reason #12 We help New Yorkers reduce crime and make their streets safer. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #11 Our Media Tools workshop helps volunteer groups raise awareness about issues affecting their community. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #10 From 5 to 35 to 95, we help New Yorkers of all ages get involved in their neighborhoods. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #9 We listen to New Yorkers - just take a look at our Speak Out New York survey. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #8 We help New Yorkers transform empty lots into community gardens. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #7 Our small staff works directly with hundreds of NYC residents. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #6 Anyone can make a positive change to their neighborhood; we help you figure out how. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #5 We help NYC schools grow vegetables in gardens on their roofs. reasons to love 35
  • PLG Arts Community Mural Project, Brooklyn Transformed a dismal wall surrounding a lapsed construction project into a visually striking mural.
  • Reason #4 We support volunteer-run afterschool and summer programs for NYC kids. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #3 Our Understanding City Government workshop helps New Yorkers get their voices heard. reasons to love 35
  • Reason #2 NYC has 400 neighborhoods. We know them all. reasons to love 35
  • reasons to love 35 Reason #1 We are supported by wonderful, generous New Yorkers like you!