reasons to love35
Reason #35
We are the go-to organization for New Yorkers
who want to make a real difference.
reasons to love35
Reason #34
We help New Yorkers come together and
transform their neighborhoods.
reasons to love35
Reason #33
Anyone can make a positive change in their
neighborhood - we help you figure out how.
reasons to love35
Reason #32
We were founded in 1975 by two outstanding
New Yorkers:
Osborn Elliott and Senator Jacob Javits.
reasons to lov...
Reason #31
In 2010, we mobilized 3,374 New Yorkers to
contribute more than 30,000 volunteer hours.
reasons to love35
Reason #30
We partner with City agencies to bring critical
city services to neighborhood groups.
reasons to love35
Reason #29
From 5 to 35 to 95, we help New Yorkers of all
ages get involved in their neighborhoods.
reasons to love35
Reason #28
Our small staff works one-on-one with
hundreds of grassroots volunteer groups.
reasons to love35
Reason #27
Residents can access $3,000 worth of
equipment at our Community Resource Center
– for free!
reasons to love35
Reason #26
Our Neighborhood Leadership Institute helps
New Yorkers build new skills and meet fellow
change-makers.
reasons...
Reason #25
Our Grassroots Fundraising workshop helps
community groups tap into new resources.
reasons to love35
Reason #24
We help New Yorkers beautify their public
schools – through murals, recycling campaigns
and “living” classrooms...
Reason #23
We encourage local residents to identify
local issues and define local solutions.
reasons to love35
Reason #22
We support New Yorkers who want to mitigate
the effects of foreclosure in their
neighborhoods.
reasons to love35
Reason #21
Our Community Organizing workshop helps
New Yorkers identify local issues and mobilize
volunteers.
reasons to l...
Reason #20
In 2010, we gave $100,000 in micro-grants to
127 neighborhood groups.
reasons to love35
Reason #19
We support New Yorkers who want to bring
the arts into their distressed neighborhoods.
reasons to love35
Reason #18
We support small volunteer groups that other
organizations often don’t.
reasons to love35
Reason #17
We inspired the inception of hundreds of block
associations across NYC.
reasons to love35
Reason #16
We foster sustainable community solutions.
reasons to love35
Reason #15
Our publications reach, inspire, and help
volunteer New Yorkers.
reasons to love35
Reason #14
In 2010, we inspired 1,900 volunteers to show
how to Love Your Block.
reasons to love35
Reason #13
Our relationships with both elected officials
and New Yorkers bridge the gap between
governance and residents.
...
Reason #12
We help New Yorkers reduce crime in their
neighborhoods and make their streets safer.
reasons to love35
Reason #11
Our Media Tools workshop helps volunteer
groups raise awareness about issues affecting
their community.
reasons...
Reason #10
We help New Yorkers make our city greener
and cleaner - one block at a time.
reasons to love35
Reason #9
In 2010, we gave nearly $900,000 in project
planning support to volunteer groups.
reasons to love35
Reason #8
We help New Yorkers transform empty lots
into community gardens.
reasons to love35
Reason #7
We helped launch the first student-designed
organic farm on a NYC public housing property.
reasons to love35
Reason #6
We save the city millions of dollars by
supporting resident-led improvement projects.
reasons to love35
Reason #5
We are the information hub for volunteer-led
groups in NYC.
reasons to love35
Reason #4
We help build bridges across ethnic and
cultural lines to create better neighborhoods.
reasons to love35
Reason #3
Our Understanding City Government workshop
helps New Yorkers get their voices heard.
reasons to love35
Reason #2
NYC has 400 neighborhoods.
We know them all.
reasons to love35
reasons to love35
Reason #1
We are supported by wonderful, generous
New Yorkers like you!
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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.

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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  1. 1. reasons to love35
  2. 2. Reason #35 We are the go-to organization for New Yorkers who want to make a real difference. reasons to love35
  3. 3. Reason #34 We help New Yorkers come together and transform their neighborhoods. reasons to love35
  4. 4. Reason #33 Anyone can make a positive change in their neighborhood - we help you figure out how. reasons to love35
  5. 5. Reason #32 We were founded in 1975 by two outstanding New Yorkers: Osborn Elliott and Senator Jacob Javits. reasons to love35
  6. 6. Reason #31 In 2010, we mobilized 3,374 New Yorkers to contribute more than 30,000 volunteer hours. reasons to love35
  7. 7. Reason #30 We partner with City agencies to bring critical city services to neighborhood groups. reasons to love35
  8. 8. Reason #29 From 5 to 35 to 95, we help New Yorkers of all ages get involved in their neighborhoods. reasons to love35
  9. 9. Reason #28 Our small staff works one-on-one with hundreds of grassroots volunteer groups. reasons to love35
  10. 10. Reason #27 Residents can access $3,000 worth of equipment at our Community Resource Center – for free! reasons to love35
  11. 11. Reason #26 Our Neighborhood Leadership Institute helps New Yorkers build new skills and meet fellow change-makers. reasons to love35
  12. 12. Reason #25 Our Grassroots Fundraising workshop helps community groups tap into new resources. reasons to love35
  13. 13. Reason #24 We help New Yorkers beautify their public schools – through murals, recycling campaigns and “living” classrooms. reasons to love35
  14. 14. Reason #23 We encourage local residents to identify local issues and define local solutions. reasons to love35
  15. 15. Reason #22 We support New Yorkers who want to mitigate the effects of foreclosure in their neighborhoods. reasons to love35
  16. 16. Reason #21 Our Community Organizing workshop helps New Yorkers identify local issues and mobilize volunteers. reasons to love35
  17. 17. Reason #20 In 2010, we gave $100,000 in micro-grants to 127 neighborhood groups. reasons to love35
  18. 18. Reason #19 We support New Yorkers who want to bring the arts into their distressed neighborhoods. reasons to love35
  19. 19. Reason #18 We support small volunteer groups that other organizations often don’t. reasons to love35
  20. 20. Reason #17 We inspired the inception of hundreds of block associations across NYC. reasons to love35
  21. 21. Reason #16 We foster sustainable community solutions. reasons to love35
  22. 22. Reason #15 Our publications reach, inspire, and help volunteer New Yorkers. reasons to love35
  23. 23. Reason #14 In 2010, we inspired 1,900 volunteers to show how to Love Your Block. reasons to love35
  24. 24. Reason #13 Our relationships with both elected officials and New Yorkers bridge the gap between governance and residents. reasons to love35
  25. 25. Reason #12 We help New Yorkers reduce crime in their neighborhoods and make their streets safer. reasons to love35
  26. 26. Reason #11 Our Media Tools workshop helps volunteer groups raise awareness about issues affecting their community. reasons to love35
  27. 27. Reason #10 We help New Yorkers make our city greener and cleaner - one block at a time. reasons to love35
  28. 28. Reason #9 In 2010, we gave nearly $900,000 in project planning support to volunteer groups. reasons to love35
  29. 29. Reason #8 We help New Yorkers transform empty lots into community gardens. reasons to love35
  30. 30. Reason #7 We helped launch the first student-designed organic farm on a NYC public housing property. reasons to love35
  31. 31. Reason #6 We save the city millions of dollars by supporting resident-led improvement projects. reasons to love35
  32. 32. Reason #5 We are the information hub for volunteer-led groups in NYC. reasons to love35
  33. 33. Reason #4 We help build bridges across ethnic and cultural lines to create better neighborhoods. reasons to love35
  34. 34. Reason #3 Our Understanding City Government workshop helps New Yorkers get their voices heard. reasons to love35
  35. 35. Reason #2 NYC has 400 neighborhoods. We know them all. reasons to love35
  36. 36. reasons to love35 Reason #1 We are supported by wonderful, generous New Yorkers like you!

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