Spring 2007 Grantee List
Ensuring Economic Justice
- Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective $5,000
To increase services for parenting teens in public schools and to end mistreatment and human rights violations of young pregnant female inmates at the Tyron Detention Center in Johnstown, New York.
- Casa Atabex Aché $5,000 http://www.casaatabexache.org/
TTo provide the tools for women from the south Bronx to support social change by providing holistic and alternative healing techniques for self-empowerment .
- Center for Retail Workers Priorities $ 5,000
To train retail workers across NYC in organizing strategies to end low wages, long working hours, limited health benefits, and other forms of exploitation.
- Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees $5,000
To develop leadership in working-class Haitian community to engage them in ongoing community work and insert their voices in the immigration debate.
- Kingsbridge Neighborhood Improvement Association $10,000
To organize residents of the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx to address community concerns such as overcrowded schools, lack of affordable housing, and street crime.
- Mirabal Sisters $10,000 http://www.mirabalcenter.org/
To organize residents of upper Manhattan to oppose gentrification and press for environmental justice.
- NY/NJ Teamsters for a Democratic Union $10,000 http://www.tdu.org/
To continue their grassroots citywide effort to diversity the union's leadership and align the union with other movements for social change.
- Public Housing Residents of the Lower East Side $10,000
To expand opportunities for residents of public housing to participate in policy-making and preserve affordable housing.
- Queens Congregations United for Action $10,000
To bring individuals and congregations together to solve problems faced by residents of eastern Queens, including affordable housing and school reform.
- Sistas on the Rise $10,000 http://www.sistasontherise.org/
To develop the leadership of adolescent mothers in the Bronx to speak and advocate for fair policies and equitable access to services.
- Street Vendor Project $10,000 http://streetvendor.org/
To expand their campaign to lift the cap on vending licenses and ensure that low-wage entrepreneurs are able to thirive in an increasingly service and corporate-oriented economy.
- Teachers Unite $10,000 http://www.teachersunite.net/
To provide avenues for young progressive educators to connect to activist resources to support their student's ability to improve their neighborhoods.
Ending Institutional Racism and Discrimination
- Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD) $5,000 http://www.bronxacademyofartsanddance.org/
To provide a space for young LGBT people of color in the Bronx to identify isues that affect themselves and their community, and to engage them in organizing campaigns.
- Critical Resistance-NY $5,000 http://www.criticalresistance.org/
To broaden the network of people working to stop prison expansion and increase economic justice.
- Domestic Workers United $10,000 http://www.domesticworkersunited.org/
To organize domestic workers to fight for fair labor standards and to raise the level of respect and dignity for domestic work.
- Prison Families Community Forum $10,000
To provide support and resources for the loved ones of prisoners, and to collectively advocate for more humane treatment of incarcerated individuals and their families.
- Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund $5,000 http://www.transgenderlegal.org/
To advocate for equality of transgendered people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.
Protecting Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights
- Coney Island Avenue Project $10,000 http://ciapnyc.org/
To end ethnic and religious bias attacks against working-class Muslim and South Asian through legislative change, legal advocacy, and community-based education.