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Citizens Committee for New York City
Mission: Citizens Committee for New York City's mission is simple: to help New Yorkers-especially those in low-income communities-come together to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
About: Citizens Committee for New York City's mission is simple: to help New Yorkers - especially those in low-income communities - come together to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. We do so through a proven combination of micro-grants, one-on-one project planning assistance, capacity-building workshops, and networking opportunities. In 2015 alone, Citizens Committee invested $1.5 million in New York City neighborhoods in grants and services. We awarded micro-grants to 366 community projects, mobilizing 7,320 New Yorkers and providing project planning assistance and workshops to hundreds of neighborhood leaders. From launching after-school reading and extracurricular classes to converting a vacant lot into a community garden, local residents are taking quality of life into their own hands and achieving tremendous results. Citizens Committee was founded over 40 years ago, in 1975 by Senator Jacob Javits and Newsweek Editor-in-Chief, Osborn Elliott, to encourage New Yorkers to volunteer their time to help get their city through the fiscal crisis. Our strength at Citizens Committee is the unparalleled connections to active groups in every corner of the city that we have built throughout our 41 years. We know them and we also know that, with just a little support, they do so much to enrich their communities.
Partner Since: 2016
Founders (year established): Osborn Elliott & Jacob Javits (1975)