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Continuing to Push for a Just Sandy Recovery

News | October 30, 2014

Sandy is not over. Two years after Sandy hit, mold, faulty infrastructure, and a loss of jobs and homes, continue to plague many Sandy-affected communities across New York City. With the second anniversary this week, questions abound: Is New...


A Housing Plan that Invests in People

News | October 20, 2014

The housing crisis did not happen overnight, nor are the fixes going to come easy. But North Star Fund activists are taking advantage of the moment, with a progressive administration at the helm, to push for a robust housing...


Emboldened by Climate Justice March, Deeper Work Begins

News | September 29, 2014

Not just world leaders rallied around the climate change crisis last week. More than 400,000 activists participated in the largest climate march in history on Sunday, September 21st, reaffirming that everyone is vulnerable to climate change. But low-income communities,...


Activists Converge at National Convening on Police Reform

News | September 20, 2014

Motivated by outrage around the recent deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and John Crawford and the urgent need for solutions, North Star Fund donors made it possible for Communities United for Police Reform to spearhead a two-day national...


The People's Climate March, An Opportunity to Change Course

News | September 4, 2014

With world leaders gathering on September 21 for the United Nation Climate Summit in New York City, activists have also been busy preparing for The People's Climate March, a historic gathering that has the endorsement of nearly 1,000 organizations...


Beyond Broken Windows Policing

News | August 26, 2014

In New York, the family of Eric Garner-who died due to a police chokehold-presses for justice, wondering how selling loose cigarettes resulted in the violent loss of life. Just two weeks later in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown, who...


Unaccompanied Minors Find Homes in New York

News | August 25, 2014

Tapping into New York City's status as a safe haven for immigrants from across the world, North Star Fund grantee New York Immigration Coalition is working around the clock to advocate for the nearly 4,000 unaccompanied minors who have...


Advocates Rally for Housing, Not Shelter

News | August 22, 2014

For weeks outside the Pan Am Shelter in Elmhurst, Queens, protesters have held signs stating "get a job," and "shame on you," and referring to homeless residents as "bums" and "vagrants." Children have been most victimized by public shaming,...


Lead Our Development and Donor Strategy

News | August 4, 2014

Are you passionate about inspiring people with wealth to support the work of grassroots activists? Are you an experienced fundraiser and strategist who's always striving to meet that ambitious revenue goal? Are you skilled at connecting with people, and...


New York City Becomes a Model for How Municipal ID Can Make the City Safer

News | July 29, 2014

Imagine not being able to open a bank account, enter a government building, file a police report for a domestic violence crime, rent an apartment, enroll a child in school, or access public services. This has been the reality...


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