Highbridge Community Life Center
has been providing a wide range of educational and social services since 1979, including job training programs and entitlement assistance to families living in the Highbridge neighborhood. Contact Ocynthia Williams at (718) 410-6744.
Make the Road New York
is a major force for social change in New York City, with more than 9,000 members who lead the organization in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Make the Road New York offers a variety of services and strategies for neighborhood improvement, including organizing for civil rights and economic justice, legal services, educational programs, and youth development. Contact Placida Rodriguez at (718)418-7690 ext. 210.
New Settlement Apartments
was founded by South Bronx parents in 1997, the New Settlement Parent Action Committee (PAC), organizes for educational justice and safety with dignity in the lowest performing school districts in NYC. PAC develops local and district-wide campaigns, builds the leadership and skills of South Bronx parents, and offers monthly “Know Your Rights” workshops that benefit the entire community. PAC is a program of New Settlement Apartments which owns and operates nearly 1,000 units of housing and provides educational and community service programs to thousands of children, youth and adts. Contact Sasha Warner-Berry at 718-716-8000.
New York Civic Participation Project
is a collaboration of labor unions and community groups organizing union members in the neighborhoods where they live. The member organizations - SEIU Local 32BJ, AFSCME DC-37, HERE Local 100, the National Employment Law Project, and Make the Road by Walking - represent hundreds of thousands of workers and decades of success fighting for immigrant and worker rights in New York. Contact Omar Angel-Perez at (212) 388-2150.
New York Communities for Change
is a community-based membership organization committed to organizing in NYC’s lowest-income neighborhoods. Our goal is to empower communities to impact the political and economic policies that directly affect them. We will build organizations that have the strength to create positive change through leadership development, direct action, negotiation, legislation, and voter participation. Contact Zach Lerner at (347) 410-6919.
United Federation of Teachers - Parent Outreach Committee
works to strengthen home-school collaborations and increase parent involvement and responsibility. Contact Betty Zohar at (718) 722-6937 - Brooklyn; Fran Streich at (212) 701-9464 - Manhattan.
Support to CEJ Provided by:
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
provides a wide range of strategic support to the collaboratives, including data analysis, research, and training. Staff now at AISR have supported community organizing for school reform in New York since 1995. Contact Megan Hester at (212) 328-9259.