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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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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Hurricane Season is Here, Sandy is Not Over

News | July 29, 2014

We can't talk about physical infrastructure without talking about social infrastructure. This was the central message that emerged from a funder's briefing on July 10th of forty individuals, representing philanthropic organizations, city agencies, and community organizations, who convened around the launch...

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Middle School Students Will Eat Thanks to Free School Lunch in September

News | July 29, 2014

Hungry children can't learn well. This message was heard and endorsed by Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, when they announced that beginning in September, all public middle school students in New York City will have access to...

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Just Say Yes to Medical Marijuana

News | July 29, 2014

For patients suffering from HIV, cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, or glaucoma, medical marijuana offers relief to ease pain in the most chronic stages of a disease. On July 7th, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Compassionate Care Act, a bill...

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Celebrating LGBTQ Pride By Working to End Police Violence

News | June 26, 2014

With a massive, joyous parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City this weekend, it's easy to overlook why we celebrate LGBTQ Pride in late June. The event that is considered the turning point of the late 20th century movement...

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