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* A Better Chance - A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.
* ACCES-VR - Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives.
* Access NYC - Free screening for human benefits you and your family might qualify for.
* Affinity Health Plan (The Bronx) - Managed care/health insurance
* African Diaspora Film Festival (Manhattan) - Presents an eclectic mix of Urban, Classic, Independent and Foreign films that explore the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of color all over the world.
* Art For Change (Manhattan) - Encourages the advancement of progressive social change by using art as a catalyst for disseminating information to people.
* Art Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center (Manhattan) - Provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers.
* Better Bronx For Youth Consortium (The Bronx) - Focus on the prevention of teen pregnancy, insufficient education, substance abuse and more.
* Bronx County Buffaloes (The Bronx) - Work to inspire and educate our young men and woman. We instill in them the ideals of scholarship and sportsmanship.
* Bronx Defenders (The Bronx) - The Bronx Defenders employs a groundbreaking system of holistic defense to fight both the causes and consequences of involvement in the criminal justice system. Whether addressing the root causes of their involvement in the criminal justice system such as addiction, mental illness, and joblessness or the collateral consequences of their criminal case, our goal is not just to succeed in court but to make a long-term difference in our clients' lives.
* Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (The Bronx) - Provide free educational training. Services include Job Placement Assistance, Case Management, and more.
* Brooklyn Worforce Innovations (Brooklyn) - Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.
* Building Works (Manhattan) - A pre-apprenticeship, full-time training program.
* Casabe Houses For The Elderly (Manhattan) - Casabe's goal is not simply to provide the supports needed for our seniors to age in place but to enrich their quality of life through health, wellness, cultural and educational opportunities.
* Catholic Home Bureau (The Bronx) - Adoption, foster care, shelters, etc.
* Citizenship Now (All Boroughs) - CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Our attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants' eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.
* Claremont Center (The Bronx) - Multi-service community center.
* Coalition For The Homeless (Manhattan) - Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society.
* College Access Center (The Bronx) - College Access provides one-on-one consultations to all to formulate realistic goals in applying for college.
* Community Access (Manhattan) - Provides a range of housing, job skills, employment placement and professional support services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
* Community Health Education Center at Bronx Lebanon (The Bronx) - We conduct health education programs and services in the community.
* Community Housing and Credit Resource Center (The Bronx) - Enable low and moderate income individuals & families to create asset wealth building by securing their existing rental apartment.
* Crime Victim Services (Manhattan) - Are you or someone you know a victim of a crime (assault, burglary, elder abuse, domestic violence, rape, robbery, etc)? "Crime Victim Services" at Stein Senior Center helps minors, adolescents, adults, seniors, and the disabled who are innocent victims of crime.
* CUNY College Now (Brooklyn) - The College Now program offers qualified high school students opportunties to enroll in a variety of activities including college-credit courses, college-preparatory courses and activities, and experiential-based summer programs. Access to campus facilities and cultural offerings are also offered to students.
* Day Care Council Of New York - The Day Care Council of New York, Inc., is the federation of 200 non-profit sponsoring boards that operate more than 320 publicly-funded child care centers and family child care programs in New York City. We help match needs with available resources.
* Double Discovery Center (Manhattan) - The Double Discovery Center of Columbia College works with low-income and first generation college Manhattan area youth and youth adults age 12 through 27 each year to ensure academic skills building and focus, high school graduation, college entrance and completion, and responsible adulthood.
* Dress For Success (Manhattan) - The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
* East Harlem Collaborative For Community Education (Manhattan) - Provide community residents with access to information and resources about issues and concerns that interest the community at large.
* El Fogon Center For The Arts (Bronx) - Presents art from the NYC area and around the world that reflects the profound issues and ideas of our time (past, present and future), expands the boundaries of artistic practice, and celebrates the diversity of human experience and expression.
* El Taller Latino Americano (Manhattan) - (The Latin American Workshop) An arts and education institution founded to bridge the gap between Latin Americans and North Americans through the language of art, dance and music.
* Emergency Rights (The Bronx) - We have help to resolve critical issues such as, aiding fire victims, helping people who suffer from lead poising in obtaining medical care, and advocating for victims of crime and abuse.
* Figure Skating In Harlem (Manhattan) - Provides girls who live in the Harlem community with an innovative ice skating and educational program designed to build a positive self-image, teamwork, leadership, and academic achievement.
* Financial Empowerment Centers - Get free one-on-one financial counseling from a professional counselor. Services are provided for free, in English and Spanish, by phone or in person.
* Fresh Start Training Program (Brooklyn) - Assist Women Who Are Widowed, Divorced, Separated Or Not Receiving Adequate Support From Their Spouse.
* Fula Foundation (Manhattan) - Development center, training, child care.
* District 75: Special Education (All Boroughs) - District 75 provides citywide educational, vocational, and behavior support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are severely emotionally challenged, sensory impaired and/or multiply disabled. supports, to approximately 23,000 students with severe challenges, commensurate with their abilities.
* Girls Educational And Mentoring Services - GEMS (Manhattan) - Our mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.
* Goddard Riverside Community Center (Manhattan) - Our program areas include: education, children, youth and families; homeless people; older adults; and advocacy and tenant assistance.
* Good Neighbors Community Outreach Agency (The Bronx) - Social & educational programs that address today's social problems.
* Grassroots Artists Movement (The Bronx) - Not-for-profit membership organization with the mission of using Hip-Hop to organize the community around sociopolitical and economic issues facing the black and Latino community
* Greenhope Services for Women (Manhattan) - Empower women involved in substance abuse and the criminal justice system to reclaim their lives, reunite with their families, and rebuild their communities.
* Hamilton Heights Homeowners Association (Manhattan) - Providing property owners with useful information about the neighborhood and home ownership issues and working together to solve community problems.
* Harlem Academy (Manhattan) - An academically rigorous, independent school for children whose aptitude for success in higher education might otherwise go unrealized..
* Harlem Business Alliance (Manhattan) - Serves as an advocate for the preservation and retention of Harlem's business community... Assist existing and emerging businesses, community residents and youth.
* Harlem Children's Zone (Manhattan) - Various services... Help children and families climb out of poverty and become satisfied, productive members of the community.
* Harlem Commonwealth Council English Language Civics Program (Manhattan) - Learn English as a second language. All languages welcome, day and evening classes. Learn computers - Microsoft Office.
* Harlem School of the Arts (Manhattan) - Serves over 3,000 students annually in four core artistic disciplines: dance, music, theater and the visual arts.
* Harlem Seeds (Manhattan) - Harlem Seeds' mission is to inspire young people to live long healthy lives; by empowering them to make appropriate food and lifestyle choices. Healthy living is a right, not a privilege.
* Harlem United Community AIDS Center (Manhattan) - We integrate socially and economically disenfranchised people into a healthy and healing community. We also offer our clients access to a full range of medical, social, and supportive services.
* Harlem Educational Activities Fund - HEAF (Manhattan) - The Harlem Educational Activities Fund, or HEAF, is a comprehensive, non-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that helps motivated students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career, and life.
* Henry Street Settlement (Manhattan) - Long recognized for developing innovative models for job readiness and training, Henry Street has been helping its neighbors prepare for and secure employment for more than 30 years.
* Highbridge Community Life Center (The Bronx) - Empower the people of Highbridge through a rainbow of services that include: counseling for families and children, adult basic education, job training, after school activities for youth, community improvement, organizing and many other services.
* The HOPE Program (Brooklyn) - Helps New Yorkers transcend the root causes of poverty by preparing them to find, keep and grow careers. We blend vocational, educational, and social services with a lifelong commitment to a person's success.
* Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (Manhattan) - We provide services such as legal representation, tenant and community organizing, installation of energy efficient systems through our Weatherization Program, and technical training courses.
* Housing Works, Inc. (The Bronx) - We are committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness.
* Jackson Ave Block Association (The Bronx) - Fostering productive relationships with family, peers and the business community.
* Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center (Manhattan) - Home to many programs that address the needs of Latino culture and artists. The programs provide various community based arts and educational events.
* Lavilla Agency (The Bronx) - Provide client-centered, culturally & linguistically, science-based, social, educational, behavioral & healthcare services.
* Learn NY (Manhattan) - A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that each of New York City's students receives a high-quality education.
* Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (Manhattan) - Services include: Adult Education, Children & Family Services, Fitness & Aquatics, Food Services, Homeless & Housing Services, Legal Advocacy & Organizing, Older Adult Services, Transportation Services and Visual & Performing Arts.
* Liberty LEADS (Manhattan) - Bank Street's Liberty LEADS provides 260 children and families a comprehensive after school program that meets their social and emotional needs. The program operates from Bank Street South. Services are offered to families and middle school and high school students, grades 5-12, for 11 months each year. Eligibility is based on space availability.
* Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Svc (Manhattan) - Free monthly immigration program for people with questions about immigration.
* Living and Learning By the Arts (The Bronx) - Communicate, educate, excite and inspire through the arts.
* Mama Foundation (Manhattan) - Our mission is to keep the legacy of gospel, jazz, and R&B Arts alive and growing.
* Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (Manhattan) - Assist people who meet certain income requirements achieve their educational and employment goals. Offering HS completion, college preparatory coursework and more.
* The Maysles Institute (Manhattan) - Exhibits independently curated films to inspire dialogue and action and advances community produced films through education programs. Our cinema and education programs engage multi-generational communities in creative self-expression, communicating ideas and advocating needs.
* Met Council: Metropolitan Council On Housing (Manhattan) - To counter the real-estate industry's attack on affordable housing and tenant protections, Met Council works primarily on preserving and strengthening rent regulations in order to insure a permanent supply of affordable rental housing.
* Monore College Jumpstart Program (Bronx) - Monroe College is committed to helping you jumpstart your college education by offering interesting and challenging courses. Monroe offers a variety of Bachelor and Associates Degrees. As a teaching-oriented institution of higher learning, Monroe emphasizes instructional excellence, and is committed to sustaining faculty who are caring, dedicated and knowledgeable in their fields. Jumpstart classes are offered in both the fall and winter semesters.
* Moose Hall Theatre Company (Manhattan) - Our mandate is one of cultural inclusion. Our aim is to provide performance opportunities for professional performing artists of various cultures and origins, particularly for those who would not otherwise have an opportunity to participate in contemporary or classical productions.
* National Council On Alcoholism And Drug Dependence (Manhattan) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) and its Affiliate Network is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities. NCADD Affiliates offer a range of services including help for individuals and family members.
* National Police Accountability Project - NPAP (Various) - Helping to end police abuse of authority and to provide support for grassroots and victims' organizations combating police misconduct.
* The New York Artists Residency and Studios (Brooklyn) - Provides a diverse platform for cultural exchange and collaboration among artists and curators. NARS provides an array of creative support services including cross-cultural exchanges, integrated residency programs and affordable studio spaces that connect with the needs of both emerging and mid-career artists.
* New York Bilingual Institute (Manhattan) - Adult training programs, in-school youth employment, summer youth employment, and more.
* New York City Coalition Against Hunger (Manhattan) - Represents the more than 1,200 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the more than 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in homes that can't afford enough food.
* New York City College Line (Brooklyn) - NYC College Line supports New Yorkers to prepare for, get in to and complete college by connecting them to New York City-based programs as well as useful web-based resources. NYC College Line is a free community for students, families, and professionals – focused on the phases from exploring college all the way through completion.
* New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) (All Boroughs) - The New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) is the largest provider of adult literacy education services in the state. We are an integral part of the New York City Department of Education's Division of Equity and Access.
* New York Foundation For Senior Citizens (Manhattan) - New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is dedicated to helping New York's seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities and to help them avoid the need for premature institutionalization. The Foundation now provides over 900 units of housing and 35 professionally administered social service programs for tens of thousands of elderly New Yorkers city-wide annually.
* Newborn Home Visiting Program - New York City's free & voluntary Newborn Home Visiting Program ensures that newborns get a healthy start by providing parents with guidance, information & support directly in their homes.
* Pan American Musical Art Research Inc - PAMAR (Manhattan) - We showcased presentations of different artists of diverse Pan American origin, and has become an important resource center for artists, educators and the public seeking information on the myriad artists of the Americas.
* Pavel International - Concerts and Youth Conferences/rallies. They are free, preach the Gospel, are for you to enjoy yourself.
* Per Scholas (The Bronx/Brooklyn) - Per Scholas is a national nonprofit organization that breaks the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, training and job placement services for people in low-income communities.
* The Point CDC - Dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.
* Project Rise - Are you, or do you know someone that: Is 18-24-years old? Have been out of school and out of work? Looking for free GED classes with paid internship opportunities? If so, then contact Project Rise. We offer free GED classes, 18 weeks paid internship, college planning, and career advisement.
* Project STEP / NADAP (Yonkers) - Provide comprehensive employment, training and workforce development services to individuals.
* Project Whoopee Humane Society (The Bronx) - Education outreach, giving out information about different pet issues; laws, health, nutrition, referral, etc.
* Puerto Rican Family Institute (The Bronx) - Services include mental health treatment, crisis intervention, placement prevention, residential care, and education.
* Renaissance E.M.S. (The Bronx) - Our mission is to empower at-risk inner city youth to fully maximize their potential as productive and responsible members of society by offering dynamic, team-building music and sports programs that instill the value and fun of education while building strong communities.
* Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) - Resources for Children with Special Needs is New York City's only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
* Rincon Animal (The Bronx) - Provide various amounts of news and information on animals and animal care.
* Rockaway Development And Revitalization Corp (Far Rockaway) - All of RDRC's services are free-of-charge and administered by trained and experienced staff. We offer employment readiness training and placment, business advisory, first-time homebuyers, foreclosure counseling, commercial revitalization, real estate development, and youth development services.
* Round Star Foundation (Manhattan) - At Round Star Foundation, we believe that all individuals should have the opportunity to experience soccer regardless of their income. We offer scholarships for participation in soccer classes to children and families that require financial assistance and otherwise could not afford the classes. Round Star Foundation also focuses on working with individuals within the special needs community, including children and adults with developmental and intellectual delays such as Autism and Down Syndrome, for whom soccer becomes an essential tool for their overall well-being and success.
* Safe Horizon - Domestic violence, crime victims, etc.
* S.A.V.E.D 4 Life (Manhattan) - Free Publicity for Cancer & AIDS Support Organizations & Individuals on TV, Radio and Newspaper to those who provide free services.
* Self Help Community Svcs (Manhattan) - Provide HHA, PCA, visiting nurse and case management services to the geriatric population.
* Sisters Outreach Program (The Bronx) - Parental assistance, domestic violence, rape.
* South Bronx Concerned Citizens (The Bronx) - Parolees, probation, behavior svcs, etc.
* South Bronx United (The Bronx) - Serve the local community through soccer and youth development.
* Strive (Manhattan) - Strive is a nonprofit employment training and placement organization. Our mission is to help people acquire the life-changing skills and attitudes needed to overcome challenging circumstances, find sustained employment, and become valuable contributors to their families, their employers, and their communities.
* Strivright - The Auditory Oral School of New York (Brooklyn) - Strivright-AOSNY has helped well over 3,000 children, and we continue to make miracles happen every day. Strivright-AOSNY has a bold "yes, we can" approach, where children with hearing, speech, and processing issues are taught to speak, hear, play, and ultimately integrate completely into mainstream schools.
* Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy - UDEC (The Bronx) - A not-for profit environmental & cultural organization committed to the restoration, conservation, etc for the natural resources of our waterfront.
* Urban Word NYC (All Boroughs) - Urban Word presents literary arts education and youth development programs in the areas of creative writing, spoken word, college prep, literature and hip-hop. UW provides FREE, safe and uncensored writing workshops to teens year round, and hosts the Annual NYC Teen Poetry Slam, NY Knicks Poetry Slam, an Annual College Fair, NYC Youth Poet Laureate Program, Uptown Open and Brooklyn Open, Town Hall Meetings, and more.
* VIP Community Services (The Bronx) - Substance abuse treatment, etc.
* WE ACT (Manhattan) - WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.
* Webster CC (The Bronx) - Multi-service community center.
* Verizon Technology Educational Center (Manhattan) - Learn how to use a computer, services for organizations, schools and more.
* Workforce 1 (Manhattan) - Workforce1 can help you find and prepare for the job you want...
* Year Up - New York City (Manhattan) - ear Up New York is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. Year Up seeks to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
* Youth Court (Brooklyn, Manhttan, Queens and Staten Island) - Youth courts train teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of youth court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses learn accountability and repair the harm caused by their actions.
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