Members
#HashtagLunchbagBX
#HashtagLunchbag is the perfect example of how a small group of people on a local level can make a tremendous impact, one small act at a time. This movement was started a few years ago by a group of friends. Since then, it has turned into hundreds of volunteers including 150+ groups around the world. Our goal is to meet monthly to pack and distribute lunch bags in our local communities. This is a movement dedicated to utilizing social media to bring awareness to and eliminate hunger in local communities. On April 2015, I started the Bronx Chapter. So far, #HashtagLunchbagBX has assembled and distributed over 2500 lunch bags, and our volunteers are always excited to give back each month! I can speak for our energetic volunteers when I express what a pleasure #HashtagLunchbag it has been to see the impact we are making in our own community! Please feel free to read the organization's website for additional details. All the best, Trisha Hinds Group leader of #HashtagLunchbagBX
Trisha Hinds
http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org

AHRC NYC
I am looking for volunteer opportunities for the people that we support at AHRC NYC. We support adults with intellectual disabilities and they would like to expand opportunities to give back to their communities. They are looking for ongoing opportunities in areas such as food pantries, soup kitchen, working with seniors within activities such as crocheting, knitting , card making and others.Please let me know if this is possible. I will be happy to meet with the representatives and elaborate more on previous and possible future opportunities. Thank you.
darinka vlahek
www.ahrcnyc.org

American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society provides free cancer services to the community, free wigs, education and support. We fuel our mission by hosting signature events such as Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. events which are led by staff and committee members and staffed by wonderful volunteers from the Bronx Community.
Lizzette Dorado
http://www.cancer.org/

American Red Cross at Hunter College
The American Red Cross at Hunter College serves as an extension of the the Greater New York chapter of the American Red Cross. We have about 200 members of college students who have an interest in working in various fields of volunteer service. Most recently we have done food service for the homeless, food service for the elderly, and art sorting for children.
Hiram Caraballo
http://redcross.org

Artsmith
Artsmith is non-profit organization that provides quality arts-centered programming to underserved Bronx youth. We use the arts as a tool for social change - to counter the widening gap between the socioeconomically elite and the disadvantaged. The programming we provide to the young people that we serve will enable them to learn about themselves, others, and the world around them; explore topics and issues that affect them as they age and mature; and inspire them to dream beyond the image that is often presented to them about who they will and can become.
Tricia Smith
http://www.artsmith.org

Back on My Feet
Back on My Feet NYC is a part of national organization that uses running and community support as catalysts for personal change for men and women living in transitional housing and treatment programs. Back on My Feet delivers results not only in terms of employment, housing and education, but also in providing those we serve with improved health and fitness, renewed self-esteem, and a sense of belonging and confidence that enables them to overcome major life challenges. We have teams that run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings in West Harlem, East Harlem, Midtown, Alphabet City, and Prospect Park area of Brooklyn.
Rachael Sparks
http://nyc.backonmyfeet.org/

Behind the Book
In the midst of shrinking education budgets, Behind the Book offers New York City public school students a refreshingly creative and empowering experience. We bring accomplished authors into classrooms, pre-K through 12th grade, to build literacy skills and nurture a community of lifelong readers and writers. In a series of workshops based on the themes of their books--idenitfied by BtB as ones that speak to urban youth--the authors engage and inspire students as they guide them in creating an original writing and art project, such as an illustrated book, school newspaper, or a short-story anthology. Our rich, innovative literacy programs, which are part of the class curricula and meet Common Core Learning Standards, have a successful record of building comprehension skills and motivating students to read. Volunteers are vital to our programs' success. They work with students in the classroom as writing and research coaches, art assistants, and in other active roles, providing support, encouragement, and feedback through each phase of the class project.
Emily Rosenberg
http://behindthebook.org

Bi Habawalk
Bi-Habawalk, Inc’s (Bhwin’) mission is to enhance the well-being of economically disadvantaged young people. We seek to discourage negative behaviors such as substance abuse, teen pregnancy and dropping out of school. Bhwin actively promotes academic excellence, the development of interpersonal skills, and recognition of personal responsibility. Many express pessimism about poverty in this country and the plight of youth in cities such as New York. While it is true that the needs of our youth are great, our vision is also great—and that is to make a difference. Bi-Habawalk, Inc’s aim is to enrich the lives of young people and in so doing strengthen communities. It is a vision to which we are committed heart and soul. Through mentoring and inspiring programs we seek to teach skills and instill realistic hope.
Suzy Akrofi
http://www.bhwalk.org/

Big Apple Greeter

Gail Morse
http://bigapplegreeter.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity in New York City with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better, forever. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations and the community to inspire positive change in all.
Alize Beal
http://www.bigsnyc.org

BJCC
Bronx Jewish Community Council, is a non-sectarian, community based, social service organization that is available to all low-income individuals in the Bronx. Serving 12,000 individuals each year, BJCC specializes in addressing senior needs, particularly those aging in place. Services range from emergency cash assistance, connections to benefits and entitlements, care management, mental health outreach and other life-sustaining support services. BJCC’s offices house one of largest food pantries in the Bronx, with 2,400 individuals frequenting the pantry each month.
Lance Nation
http://www.bjcconline.org

Bronx Community Health Network
Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. (BCHN) is a not-for-profit organization and Federally Funded Health Center that sponsors 17 community and school-based health centers in the Bronx. At BCHN health centers, we offer high-quality medical care and related health services for free or at low cost for the entire family, at all stages of life. Bronx Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) CHAMPS, led by BCHN in collaboration with its partners, aims to reduce obesity and improve the overall health and wellness of the Bronx's culturally and ethnically diverse population. REACH CHAMPS plans to implement a number of nutrition and physical activity interventions that have shown great promise in changing policies, systems and environments that support access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and options for active living. REACH CHAMPS hopes to reverse the borough's overall health standing, currently ranked last--the sixth year in a row--out of 62 New York State counties, according to a yearly Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin study.
Paulette Spencer
http://www.bchnhealth.org

Bronx Connect
Since 2000, BronxConnect has served 1,900+ youth and young adults in its alternative programs for court-involved high-risk youth. It is the only Bronx-based, faith-based, community-based Alternative-to-Incarceration (ATI) and Alternative-to-Detention (ATD) program serving our community for over 15 years. WE ARE SEEKING MENTORS! Passionate hearts to love on our youth and young adults while guiding them onto the right track.. the track called life.
Tyza Perdomo
http://bronxconnect.org

Bronx Debate League
In 2011,only a handful of Bronx schools had competitive debate teams. This was an educational travesty because the Bronx, if counted as a city, would be the 9th largest city and school system in the United States. The Bronx Debate League believes that every school in the Bronx should have a debate team and every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities. We started with one school in the Bronx and today we work with over 20 schools. Thanks to support from the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Council, our program is free for Title I schools in the Bronx.
Militza Diaz
http://www.debate.nyc

Bronx Long Term Recovery Group
From September 11th to Superstorm Sandy, volunteers have played a critical role in helping people through their darkest hour. As the Bronx blooms through its cultural and economic renaissance, it is incumbent upon us to protect our hard-earned progress from future disasters. The Bronx Long Term Recovery Group (BLTRG) is a coalition of Bronx community organizations, faith-based organizations, small businesses, government and city agencies that work in collaboration to promote community resilience in the face of natural and human-made disasters.
Jonathan Soto
www.bronxprepared.org

Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough’s dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet. The flagship cultural institution of the Bronx, founded in 1971, The Bronx Museum of the Arts focuses on 20th-century and contemporary art, while serving the culturally diverse populations of the Bronx and the greater New York metropolitan area. The museum’s home on the Grand Concourse is a distinctive contemporary landmark designed by the internationally-renowned firm Arquitectonica. The Bronx Museum of the Arts maintains a permanent collection of 20th and 21st-century works by artists of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry. Additionally, the Museum collects works by artists for whom the Bronx has been critical to their artistic practice and development. The Museum’s educational offerings spring from these central programs with outreach to children and families as well as adult audiences.
Miriam Tabb
http://www.bronxmuseum.org

Bronx NHS
ABOUT BRONX NHS The Bronx Neighborhood Housing Services has been in operation for over 35 years, providing counseling, education and financial assistance to potential and existing homeowners. Our mission is to revitalize communities and address emerging needs by helping low to middle income families become self-sufficient through homeownership. We are a non-profit counseling agency approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We receive grants through housing assistance programs from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (NYSAHC). Bronx NHS partners with government agencies, corporations and community organizations whose goals are in alignment with our organization’s mission. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with a housing fair we have coming up on Saturday July 8, 2017. We need 4-6 people to help distribute informational literature, register/check-in participants and direct people to where they should go. Please contact Melodine Williams at 718-732-8155 or send an email to info@bronxnhs.org.
Melodine Williams
http://www.bronxnhs.org

Bronx River Alliance
The Bronx River Alliance depends on your support, through eco-friendly, recreational & community activities and programs, to help restore and beautify the Bronx River and its parks. The volunteer programs benefit not only the natural environment of the local Bronx community, but you as a Bronx resident. Bronx River Alliance offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults, indoor & outdoor activities.
Joseph Sanchez
http://www.bronxriver.org

Bronx Youth Center – The Door
The Bronx Youth Center, the first satellite location run by The Door, provides comprehensive employment and education programming to 500 young people every year. Located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx at 412 East 147th Street, the Center provides career, education, and supportive services to youth. Career preparation services include job readiness instruction, internships, career awareness, and job placement. Educational programs includes basic skills instruction, High School Equivalency (HSE) exam preparation, and college transition services. Supportive services help set goals and overcome any obstacles to success.
Justin Richardson
http://www.door.org/programs-services/bronx-youth-center

BronxWorks
This particular BronxWorks sites assits members with employment and Training opportunities
Hassan Hagins
http://www.bronxworks.org

BUILD: NYC
BUILD is an innovative, college preparatory program, that equips students for high school, college and career success through the process of planning, launching and running their own small business. We are working with 10 under-resourced high schools throughout the city and are in need of amazing mentors. Our mentors support our 9th graders in launching their very own businesses and allows them to connect with passionate, caring adults in their city. Mentoring is a great way to share one's professional background with students while inspiring them to stay on the path to college success. BUILD mentors are placed with a student team and coach students through starting and launching their own businesses. Here are some details on what a mentoring commitment looks like: · Location: Bronx · Time commitment: 60 Min, once a week · Session runs: October 2016 – May 2017 (with winter and spring breaks) · 2 mentors assigned per team (1:4 mentor to student ratio)
April Williams
http://build.org

BUILD: NYC
BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college and career success through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning. Students work in teams to design and launch a real business through a “learning by doing” approach. As a result of their BUILD experiences, students develop their confidence and graduate with critical social and emotional skills. Volunteers are a driving force behind the success of the program, with mentors meeting with the students weekly providing additional support.
Miranda Bellizia
build.org

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY
Catholic Charities helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need – non-Catholics and Catholics alike. The neglected child, the homeless family, and the hungry senior are among those for whom we provide help and create hope. We rebuild lives and touch almost every human need promptly, locally, day in and day out, always with compassion and dignity. We help your neighbors as you would like to be helped if your family were in need.
Staci-Jo Bruce
http://www.catholiccharitiesny.org

Catholic Guardians Services
We provide a combination of individual and family services, case managent, and advocay.
ALBERTO MARRERO
http://amarrero@catholicguardian.org

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY-Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (or LTCOP) is a federal advocacy program dedicated to protecting people living in long term care facilities. In New York State, the Office for the Aging operates LTCOP through its Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman. The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is its corps of specially trained and certified citizen-volunteer ombudsmen. Many volunteers are professionals from various fields. These dedicated Ombudsmen spend an average of four hours a week in each of their assigned facilities, advocating for the residents. The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman has chosen CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY to manage the program for New York City. CIDNY was chosen because it had over 35 years of success advocating for people with disabilities.
Mary Jane Wolper
http://http://www.cidny.org/

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY-Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (or LTCOP) is a federal advocacy program dedicated to protecting people living in long term care facilities. In New York State, the Office for the Aging operates LTCOP through its Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman. The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is its corps of specially trained and certified citizen-volunteer ombudsmen. Many volunteers are professionals from various fields. These dedicated Ombudsmen spend an average of four hours a week in each of their assigned facilities, advocating for the residents. The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman has chosen CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY to manage the program for New York City. CIDNY was chosen because it had over 35 years of success advocating for people with disabilities.
Mary Jane Wolper
http://www.cidny.org/

Christ Disciples International Ministries, Inc
Christ Disciples International Ministries Inc., (CDIM) is a 501 (C) (3) faith-based organization. Aside from caring for the spiritual needs of our community, we also pay a significant attention to their health and social needs through our vibrant social service activities. Our services are open to everyone regardless of religion, sexual orientation or national origin. Our mission is to end hunger and related illness in the Bronx by providing short and long-term helpful activities that empower families to overcome obstacles that could have prevented them from living a fully healthy and independent life and be respected as effective contributors to their communities. Our social service programs are: community health and wellness project, Food services, immigrant and citizenship services, School Dropout and Truancy Prevention, After-school Literacy and Recreation Programs, Elder Abuse/Crime Prevention Outreach, Seniors Computer Literacy Program, including Inter-generational Program.
Emaeyak Ekanem
http://christdisciples.org/

Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools is a non-profit organization that partners with public middle schools in low income areas to extend the learning day, providing students with more time, guidance, and motivation to succeed in middle school and beyond. One of our most exciting program elements at Citizen Schools are our "apprenticeships." Apprenticeships mobilize volunteers to participate in the educational process by sharing their expertise and passion, teaching hands-on, skill-building projects to small groups of middle school youth. We recruit volunteers to teach apprenticeships in the fall and spring semesters and seek talented professionals excited to share their expertise with our students.
Allison Smeck
http://www.citizenschools.org/volunteer/

City Harvest
City Harvest is and always has been the New York City community's response to hunger. We link the food industry and countless organizations, foundations, corporations and private citizens together to help feed their hungry neighbors. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers who face hunger each year.

http://cityharvest.org

CitySquash
CitySquash is a not-for-profit after-school enrichment program based in the Bronx at Fordham University. The organization helps motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged households in the Bronx fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. Founded in 2002, CitySquash serves 140 elementary, middle, high school and college students. For our participants, CitySquash is an intensive, year-round commitment that includes squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, high school placement, employment training and college prep. CitySquash begins working with students in third grade and serves them through college graduation.
Erin Jayes
http://citysquash.org

COMMUNITY TAX AID, INC.
Community Tax Aid, Inc. (CTA) is an all volunteer organization that prepares tax returns, free of charge, for qualifying low-income individuals in NYC. No one at CTA is compensated for their services. It is volunteerism in the truest sense of the word. We are seeking volunteers on a short term basis (February to April) who would like to help these individuals. CTA provides free training (in January) in the pertinent areas of the US Tax Code that affect low-income taxpayers. Emphasis is placed on certain tax credits, such as the Earned Income Credit, that taxpayers may qualify for. PLEASE NOTE: CTA has 10 storefronts, locations where we provide our services (from February to April). These locations are in the 4 boroughs (Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn).
EMIL GOMEZ
www.communitytaxaidnyc.org

COMTO-NY
COMTO was founded in 1971 in Washington, D.C. and now has 39 chapters all over the United States. The true measure of how far COMTO has come is revealed by the talent, tenacity and accomplishments of the members who have supported our efforts to chart the direction of the future. COMTO’s vision is to see the diverse faces of America reflected in all levels of the transportation industry. As part of our mission, we provide education, training, and professional development. To that end, we introduce young people to the idea of working in or doing business with the transportation industry. We are working to ensure that future CEOs in transportation are not only more diverse but more sophisticated in order to develop and lead new infrastructure and technological initiatives. The next generation cannot do it alone. Eighty percent of CEOs in transportation agencies who were surveyed had a mentor who helped them navigate the path to CEO. It is our intent to provide that mentorship to young people beginning in middle school and to continue that throughout high school and into college. Though the focus of our group is to encourage participation in the transportation industry, the values that we teach will be universal.
Traci Wheelwright
http://www.comto-ny.org

Creative LifeStyles, Inc
Creative LifeStyles is an organization dedicated to empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to live a meaningful life within the community.
KRISTA DIGIROLAMO
http://http://www.creativelifestyles.org/

Directions for Our Youth, Inc.
Directions for Our Youth, Inc. (DFOY) is a non-profit community-based youth development organization providing out-of-school-time programing in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem for young people enrolled in grades K-12. Our mission is to engage young people as active partners in their own development as they seek to become thriving, self-sufficient adults and agents of change within their local and global communities. DFOY provides over 1,200 students with high-quality content-drive programs encouraging educational enrichment, career awareness, civic engagement, and personal development.
Dezmond Rivera
http://www.dfoy.org

Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival
EAT NYC THE BRONX FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL IS A charitable event held to benefit the food bank of ny and without volunteers we would not be able to pull off such a large event to combat hunger
john denizard


For My People Empowerment Inc.
For My People Empowerment, Inc. a not-for-profit community basis organization providing New York City residents on how to prepare for any type of emergency. Providing Emergency Preparedness training and teaching the about the importance of being prepared and making sure that everyone within the community is working together to create disaster resilient community at the building and block level. The program premise was simple, taking prudent precautions against blackouts, natural disasters, terrorism and emergencies is nothing more that a form of insurance. This program reflects the belief that by far the best insurance is the group insurance you get from teamwork, because our neighbors security is tied to our own. We believe that it is better to have a plan for an emergency that does not happen than to have no plan. Living in a disaster resilient building or block represents the new quality of life indicator for New Yorkers. This is not only the ultimate defense against disaster, but a great way to build relationship rich buildings and blocks that can improve our quality of life right now.
Brenda M. Francis


G.I.V.E. Getting Involved Virginia Avenue Efforts Inc.
Our mission is to create a new culture of environmentally conscious people in the Bronx through block beautification projects, tree stewardship, plantings, artistic activities, activism and hands-on volunteer opportunities.
Nilka Martell
http://www.facebook.com/GIVE.Inc

GallopNYC
GallopNYC is a non-profit organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities, and veterans. We are seeking volunteers that will be sidewalkers, who are responsible for the safety of our riders. We have 5 locations, but during the winter only 3 operate. Our locations are in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. If you're interested in being part of our team please sign up at volunteer.gallopnyc.org.
James Wilson
volunteer.gallopnyc.org

Good Counsel Homes
Good Counsel is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader and innovator in creating supportive residential care and community-based services for homeless, expectant, and new mothers and their children in the context of the Catholic social tradition. Pregnant and expectant mothers, with or without other born children, including mothers with mental health or addiction challenges, from any location, are able to receive help in a Good Counsel home. Many of our mothers come from broken or dysfunctional homes and benefit from learning positive and practical aspects of parenting. From prenatal care to learning how to bathe a newborn, a great deal of emphasis is placed on empowering each woman to be the best mother for her child. Each mom learns different stages of a child’s growth and looks to recognize the development of motor skills. An emphasis of loving and caring discipline is also taught so that a mother may not repeat family patterns of abusive behavior. As a goal, each mother is encouraged to save one-third of any income she earns. This helps budget for eventual permanent housing. Good Counsel staff guide each mother on good spending practices and identify needs versus wants purchasing. Additionally, trained staff and volunteers meet with every resident upon admission and assists her with enrollment in an assessment program that identifies her interests, abilities, and employment opportunities. Resume and job interview counseling, including proper dress codes, provide our mothers with an opportunity to succeed.
ELBIA CABRAL
http://www.goodcounselhomes.org/

GreenThumb-NYC Parks
GreenThumb is a division of NYC Parks and provides resources and support to 500 community gardens throughout the five boroughs. It is the largest gardening program in the country. The GreenTumb Youth Leadership Council (YLC) provides high school youth ages 14–21 with the opportunity to volunteer at a community garden from May to July in New York City. Through YLC, students have the opportunity to learn firsthand from community gardeners how to maintain and grow a healthy garden, covering topics such as botany, agriculture, horticulture, composting, and community development. All program participants are required to volunteer at a garden at least twice a month, accumulating a minimum of 20 service hours. It’s a great way to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, learn new skills, and have fun!
Diana Pedi
http://http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/

GRID Alternatives
A non-profit solar installer, GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems exclusively for low-income homeowners, providing needed savings for families struggling to make ends meet, preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry and reducing carbon emissions. By taking a broader approach to solar as not just an environmental good but also a real-world solution to a real-world economic problem in these communities, GRID Alternatives is helping to set the stage for large-scale solar adoption nationwide. Since 2004, we have installed more than 12 MW of clean, renewable power for over 4,200 families, preventing the release of 340,000 tons of greenhouse gasses over the systems’ lifetimes and providing more than $110 million in energy cost savings. More than 17,000 volunteers and job trainees have also received hands-on solar installation experience to-date. GRID Alternatives is based in Oakland, California and currently has nine regional offices. GRID Alternatives Tri-State, covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, recently opening in February 2014, with plans of setting up office space in the Bronx.
Grace Tamble
www.gridalternatives.org

GrowNYC, Greenmarket
About GrowNYC GrowNYC is the sustainability resource for New Yorkers: providing free tools and services anyone can use in order to improve our City and environment. Our mission is to improve New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. GrowNYC was originally created in 1970 as the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC). Born out of the spirit of the first Earth Day, CENYC was initially a policy-based organization, writing comprehensive reports about quality of life issues like air quality, traffic, and noise. Over the past 45 years we've become a service organization: whether it's operating the world famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you're a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you! Our Programs Greenmarket - our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, fresh food box pick-ups and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food. Recycle - We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all. Garden - We build and support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more. Education - We foster future environmental stewards by providing 30,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.
Rishma Lucknauth
http://www.grownyc.org

Harlem RBI
Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. We use the power of teams to Coach, Teach and Inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Harlem RBI, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a unique, year-round youth development program based in East Harlem and the South Bronx, New York. Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities.
Kate Malekoff
http://www.harlemrbi.org

Homes for the Homeless NYC
Homes for the Homeless is dedicated to improving the lives of the 512 families that we serve by targeting the various causes of homelessness. We provide programs and services based in education in order to give parents and children the resources they need to become independent. Interested volunteers should expect to act as support for our early childhood education centers, afterschool, and recreation programs. We ask that volunteers wishing to work with us are able to make an ongoing commitment, in an attempt to provide consistency in children’s lives that are often erratic.
Margaret Menghini
http://www.hfhnyc.org

iMentor
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. We partner with high schools in low-income communities where a majority of students will be first-generation college students. We match every student in a school with a college-educated mentor. This year (2016-2017), we are partnered with five Bronx high schools in the South Bronx, Mott Haven, Concourse, Belmont, Marble Hill, and Fordham Heights.
Elisabeth Hensler
http://imentor.org

JASA
Founded in 1968, JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. JASA is one of New York's largest and most trusted agencies serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island.
Ilana Mittleman
http://www.jasa.org

Joshua and Caleb Ministries, Inc.
Joshua and Caleb Ministries Inc.- Promise land Church Outreach is a ministry that has been hosting a weekly food pantry on Saturday mornings (11:00 am -12:00 pm) in the community that has grown tremendously. Our population is a mix of low income Hispanic/Latino, African & American elderly, couples and single mothers with large families. We are in need of volunteers to assist with packing and handing out food items, managing patron registration and physically securing the operation. If you have anyone interested in assisting us, please contact us. Thank you.
Edwidge Michel


Jumpstart
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Learn more at www.jstart.org.
Barbara Alicea
http://www.jstart.org

La Fuente
La Fuente is a not-for-profit organization that brings together organized labor members and their neighbors to develop projects that educate and promote civic participation in new immigrant communities. La Fuente was founded in 2002 through its first project, the New York Civic Participation Project (NYCPP), when labor and community partners met to identify how they could proactively address anti-immigrant backlash and needs of immigrant communities in post-9/11 NYC. In addition to focusing on traditional “immigrant” issues, like immigration reform, we have expanded the immigrants’ rights movement by engaging on local campaigns, such as park renovation and access to local Community Boards. Since 2007, we have worked deeply on educational equity issues and have achieved significant improvements to local schools. La Fuente empowers immigrants, workers, and their communities to action through civic participation, grassroots organizing, and leadership development. We work in collaboration with labor unions, faith institutions, and community organizations to build a movement of a just society. La Fuente envisions a world where communities are organized, value diversity, and uphold the dignity of all.
Luis Feliz
http://http://www.lafuenteinc.org/

Ladies About Community Elevation
Our organization serves to mentor and empower young women ages 14-18 in our community. Our curriculum includes, self love, financial literacy, and civic engagement. We work together to gather resources to support members academically, socially and emotionally.
Ravin Joseph
http://www.lacenyc.org

Learning Leaders
Learning Leaders’ mission is to help New York City public school students succeed by training volunteers to provide individualized instructional support and other school based support, and by equipping parents to foster their children’s educational development.
Richard Lopez
http://www.learningleaders.org

LIFT the Bronx
LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty. Our Organization-LIFT currently runs centers staffed by trained volunteers/interns in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, Los Angeles, to serve low-income individuals and families. LIFT clients and volunteers work one-on-one to find jobs, secure safe and stable housing, make ends meet through public benefits and tax credits, and obtain quality referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Simultaneously, the LIFT experience pushes volunteers to grapple with our country’s most challenging issues related to poverty, race, inequality, and policy. Since LIFT’s founding, over 6,000 volunteers and interns have served more than 40,000 individuals and families.
Tiffany Jackson
http://www.liftcommunities.org/new-york

Literacy INC
In 1996, Mimi Lieber, a former member of the New York State Board of Regents, founded Literacy Inc. (LINC) in order to encourage a culture of reading in marginalized communities. LINC envisions its children immersed in a population of readers. Just as a subway rider will see other commuters on their Kindles or a coffee-shop patron will see other customers reading at the tables, a child participating in a LINC program will see his or her peers reading in an apartment lobby, at the local deli or at the neighborhood park. LINC’s means for realizing its vision straddles the divide between education and community development. LINC’s signature program, Reading Everywhere, invites children to everyday community venues, such as restaurants, banks and parks, where LINC staff run reading events. Because these venues are public, Reading Everywhere sets an example for communities to imitate in the education of their children. LINC’s parent-engagement programs help these communities develop their own programs toward the end that these communities will inspire other communities to continue LINC’s mission. This contagious inspiration LINC calls the “multiplier effect.”
Barhynn Johnson
http://www.linc.org

Make-A-Wish Metro NY
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York touches the life of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition every 10 hours. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Amanda Lantz
http://http://metrony.wish.org/ways-to-help/volunteering

Masa
The mission of Masa is to promote educational attainment, committed leadership and civic engagement among underserved students living in New York City with a particular focus on those of Mexican descent. Through a variety of civic and educational partnerships, Masa provides positive guidance and support for underserved youth and their families. We encourage program participants to strive to their fullest potential by setting and achieving academic goals in our tutoring and mentoring program. Furthermore, by fostering cultural and civic awareness, we empower a future generation of active and involved citizens.
Christina Noland
http://www.masany.org

Mentoring USA
Mentoring USA's mission is to create sustained and supportive mentor relationships for children in need ages 7-21. The program matches youth with adult mentors who can guide them in developing better self-esteem, creating healthy relationships, and making positive life choices. Through the Mentoring USA site based model mentors and mentees meet in a supervised environment at a set time and location. Mentoring USA partners with schools, community centers, foster care agencies, and other non-profits. All sites are supported by Program Managers who work directly with Site Supervisors at each location to ensure that the programs run smoothly.
Jane Levy
http://www.mentoringusa.org/

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice provides a specialized program of care and services for end-of-life adult patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities, inpatient facilities and hospitals. Volunteers are an invaluable resource in responding to the needs of our hospice patients and families. MJHS Hospice volunteers provide companion services for patients in several Bronx Facilities. Office/clerical support is also needed. Volunteers choose weekend or weekday support services. http://hospicenyc.org/volunteer/
Tiara Moultrie
http://mjhshospice.org

Neighborhood SHOPP, Inc.
Mission Statement: As a strength-based organization, Neighborhood Self-Help by Older Persons Project's (SHOPP) mission is based on the philosophy of self-help and mutual assistance. We believe that older people are resilient, that they are capable of helping themselves and others improve their capacity to deal with the physical, emotional, social and financial challenges they face as they age. We are currently looking for volunteers to enhance the lives of homebound seniors known to our Case Management program and assist with the Friendly Visiting program initiative. Organization Description: Founded in 1980 and incorporated in 1981, Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, Inc. (SHOPP) is a non-profit multi service agency, serving over 5,000 Hispanic, African-American and West Indian-Caribbean and other older Bronx residents a year. While our central office is located in Bronx Community Board District 2, we have 35 off site service locations in almost every community board district in the Bronx. Our main programs are: SHOPP Senior Network Group Work Program; three SHOPP Senior Centers- Casa Boricua (Innovative Senior Center), Leon and Guess; SHOPP Case Management Program; SHOPP Senior Network Access Program; SHOPP VIP Elder Abuse and Crime Victims Program; NY Connects; SHOPP- NORC Supportive Services and Transportation. For a full description of our programs please visit: nshopp.org Our funding partners are as follows: NYC DFTA, NYC DYCD, Office of the Bronx Borough President, NYC Council Local Initiatives, NYS OVS and NY SOFA.
Katherine Figueroa
http://nshopp.org

New Settlement Apartments
New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers is a free academic enrichment, leadership and community service program for middle and high school youth with the aim to support the overall health and well-being of young people in the Bronx. The program empowers youth to be part of positive community change and community strengthening. Themes of service are based on the social issues that are important to Bronx Helpers and are selected through a variety of activities that explore their own strengths and interests while supporting academic enrichment and leadership development.
Petronia Harrison


New York Cares
New York Cares is the city's leading volunteer management organization. Our programs address urban poverty, with two overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate needs, such as providing meals to the hungry, and (2) to provide longer-term education services and other support to help individuals break the cycle of poverty. Through our year-round programming, we plan and offer 1,500 projects per month, across 12 focus areas: Youth Education; Youth Nutrition and Fitness; Youth Arts and Culture; Youth Service; Adult Education and Career Preparation; Services for Children and Adults With Special Needs; Support for Senior Citizens; Health and Wellness; Hunger; Community Revitalization; Animal Care; and Disaster Response and Recovery.
Philip Grantham
http://www.newyorkcares.org

New York City Coalition Against Hunger
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger is a non-profit that represents and is the voice for the more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that can’t afford enough food. The coalition works not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans.
Rosalee Washington
http://nyccah.org

New York Common Pantry
New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.
Stacy Gonzalez
http://nycommonpantry.org/

New York Restoration Project
NYRP is an environmental non-profit organization with 12 community gardens in the Bronx. We organize community volunteer events in the South Bronx cleaning and greening areas of need. In the summer of 2013 we began our community volunteer series with the monthly Jerome Slope cleanups in the Highbridge neighborhood. In 2014 we plan to expand on that and have cleanup projects in other areas of the Bronx.
Charlie Reynoso
http://www.nyrp.org

NYC Parks Stewardship
NYC Parks Stewardship supports the restoration and protection of New York City’s forest and wetlands through volunteerism and training. Sign up for an event below.
Jannelle McCoy
http://http://www.nycgovparks.org/registration/nav/

Organizing for Action

Organizing for Action is a national issue-advocacy group. Using a nationwide grassroots structure, we work to pass legislative issues such as Immigration Reform, Gun Violence Prevention, Raising Minimum Wage, Healthcare and more.

Randy Yang
http://www.barackobama.com

Part of the Solution
POTS mission is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to our door. For more than 30 years, POTS has been a mainstay of the Bronx, providing emergency food, social services and legal representation to low-income families and individuals. POTS’ unique ‘one-stop shop’ model offers a comprehensive mix of interrelated programming to help people achieve self-sufficiency. The services and staff work in concert to help clients move towards greater stability in the areas of food security, housing, monetary assets, education, health, and access to daily necessities.
Kimberly Roginski
http://www.potsbronx.org

PATHHSEO
Our mission is to \"Heal the Hurt of Hunger close the Health Disparities Gap as a consequences of Poverty\" Clothing closet pantry Soup kitchen Community Garden Primary Care by Morris Heights Medical Van Holiday meal baskets
Sandra Reyes
http://pathhseo.org

People for Cory Moore
Campaign team for Cory Moore Democrat for Assembly. The campaign is seeking for many volunteers to help the team elect Cory Moore for South Bronx residents.
Cory Moore
http://cm2018.com

Phipps Community Development Corporation
Phipps Community Development Corporation provides a comprehensive network of education, work-readiness, and community development programs to connect individuals with opportunities to help them attain economic stability, fulfill their potential, and strengthen communities. We serve over 9,000 children, teens, and adults in more than 30 quality programs across the Bronx and Manhattan. On-site and neighborhood-based services include: Education, Academic Enrichment and Recreation, Work Readiness, Economic Supports, Residential Services, and Case Management. These programs are funded by government grants and contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals. Founded in 1972, Phipps CDC is the social services affiliate of Phipps Houses, New York City's oldest and largest non-profit developer of affordable housing.
Jin Woo Chung
http://phippsny.org

Pre K For All- DoE
We are spreading the word on the Pre-K for all campaign. We are trying to make sure that enrollment into Pre-K is where it needs to be for the Bronx. We want to have all 53,000 citywide seats successfully filled by September. We want to help parents who have not yet applied and troubleshoot for those who have.
Josiris Urena
www.nyc.gov/prek

Princess for a lifetime
We cater to Children/Families battling an illness in the Hospital & our Communities giving days of Happiness by uplifting their spirits and granting their wish as whatever they wish to be for a day always being crowned as a Prince or Princess. Their is an undeniable bound between make believe & children battling an illness need to have smile for a day memories to last a lifetime doing creative arts & Crafts with the community.
Tynesha Hendricks
http://princessforalifetime.org

R.A.I.N. Inc.
MISSION: To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all New Yorkers by meeting the interim needs of people of all ages. R.A.I.N., Inc. is a multi-social service agency offering a myriad of services with a focus on the provision of a continuum of care that includes a range of services for seniors and people with disabilities. R.A.I.N. has ten Bronx based and one Manhattan based full-service neighborhood senior centers, home-delivered meals, transportation services, assistance with benefits and entitlements, case management, and a community-based mobile meals program for homeless and hungry persons. R.A.I.N.’s commitment to the elderly also includes the sponsorship of two residential housing projects providing apartments for low-income seniors. R.A.I.N.’s affiliated Home Health Care Program provides in-home attendant and personal care services for elderly, disabled and homebound individuals of any age.
Jeff Lucas
http://www.raininc.org/

Reach Out and Read Morris Heights Health Center
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
Raul Hernandez
http://www.mhhc.org

Read Ahead
Read Ahead ignites a love of reading in young students through mentoring, improving their confidence as well as their odds for success in school and life. Read Ahead builds students’ social-emotional skills that are essential for success. Mentors must be available for one lunch hour (between 10:30 am – 2 pm) per week or every other week to build a relationship with an individual student (grades K–5, ages 5–12) throughout the duration of the school year. Mentors commit to one school year at a time, and many come back year after year, typically working with the same student. All mentors receive training, resources, and ongoing supervision and support. Expanding in the Bronx is a key Read Ahead goal, and we need Bronx volunteers to make it possible! Please contact cwong@readahead.org with any questions or to learn more about getting involved!
Courtney Wong
http://readahead.org

Reading Partners
Reading Partners is a nonprofit literacy organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one reading tutoring to students in under-resourced schools across the country. Our highly effective program has helped thousands of children master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. Tutors work with Reading Partners’ structured, research-based, and easy-to-follow literacy curriculum, with the training, support, and coaching of on-site Reading Partners staff. How can you volunteer? • Tutoring with Reading Partners requires absolutely no experience and can take as little as 45 minutes per week. • Reading Centers are open Monday – Thursday during the school day and after school. Reading Partners is located at 17 sites throughout New York City, including 2 in the Bronx. • Before you get started, you will meet the Site Coordinator at the school of your choice for preliminary training and a chance to observe the program in action. • You will get matched with one student, for whom you will serve as tutor, mentor and friend. • If you are unable to commit weekly, you can also sign up as a substitute tutor, volunteering less frequently with a range of students that require make-up sessions. • Reading Partners can host group recruitment or training sessions at your workplace or a school site.
Malika Christopher
http://www.readingpartners.org

Rocking the Boat
Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Kids don't just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids.
Liz Lindgren
www.rockingtheboat.org

Sapna NYC
Sapna NYC transforms the lives of South Asian immigrant women by improving physical and mental health, expanding economic opportunities and building a collective voice for change.
Tehmina Brohi
www.sapnanyc.org

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)
SoBRO was founded in 1972 by a group of business executives and community leaders. Our mission was urgent: reverse the flight of businesses and jobs from the South Bronx. It was the first and most fundamental step toward rebuilding a community whose name evoked images of burned out buildings, crime, poverty, and drugs. But as SoBRO began to evolve, it became clearer that community revitalization required a multi-faceted effort. Today we address all aspects of community development: assisting businesses to get started and grow, training residents according to the needs of employers, offering opportunities for youth to learn and develop, and creating affordable housing and commercial space that reverses blight in the community. Since our founding in 1972, SoBRO has served over 20,000 students, helped to create and retain more than 40,000 jobs for area residents, and created the climate for hundreds of million dollars of capital investment into the South Bronx. We are looking to establish a new organization-wide volunteer program.
Dennis Marion
http://www.sobro.org

South Bronx United
South Bronx United uses soccer as a vehicle for social change, aiming to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to UNITE a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals. South Bronx United succeeds because of nearly 200 volunteers annually dedicated to working with youth through education and soccer in the South Bronx community. We are always looking for individuals interested and dedicated to serving South Bronx youth. If you would like to join our staff, please contact us.
Carlos Bhanji
http://www.southbronxunited.org

St. Mary’s Development Center for Children and Families, Inc.
Reaching for Success’ comprehensive after-school approach includes: academic support through small group tutoring and literacy activities linked to spelling bees, storytelling and career exploration events. Youth development occurs through project-based music and sports clubs, field trips, group counseling, and service-learning projects. Family engagement is provided through free educational programs such as GED and ESL classes, college prep, job readiness, healthy living, as well as, student-led performances. The program is designed to meet its families’ needs while supplementing the school curricula without replicating. Reaching for Success's goals: To decrease absenteeism and improve academic performance. To engage students in community projects. To reduce risky and delinquent behaviors. To offer arts and sports activities that do not exist during the regular school day. To expose students to various colleges and careers. To provide families with educational resources. To leverage the resources of its community partners.
Oswald Thomas


St. Peter’s Deliverance Center
We are a faith based organization and we service our entire commnuity.
Sarah Berrios


Sustainable South Bronx
Founded in 2001, Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) began out of a desire to advocate for parks and green development in the South Bronx and to promote environmental justice in a neighborhood that has borne, and continues to bear, a heavy environmental burden for the rest of the city. SSBx’s earliest efforts played a major role in the development of the South Bronx Greenway, a significant effort to increase recreation, expand waterfront access, and improve transportation safety in the South Bronx. SSBx’s work has evolved over the past decade and now reflects the belief that the environmental challenges facing the South Bronx cannot be separated from the neighborhood’s economic and social concerns. Today, the mission of SSBx is to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx – and throughout New York City – through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise. Over the last ten years, SSBx has broadened its focus by linking environmental restoration to the economic needs of low-income New Yorkers who are seeking a fresh start.
Angela Tovar
http://www.ssbx.org

The Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.
Maria Panora
http://www.childrensaidsociety.org

The City Tutors
The City Tutors is a volunteer tutoring organization (sponsored by CCNY) that leverages the incredible academic talent and enthusiasm to serve within the tri-state area to enhance and expand academic support for programs on CUNY campuses and in the surrounding communities in an effort to support increasing retention and graduation of New York City students across all academic levels. CT provides academic support for students of all academic levels: those experiencing difficulty in particular courses, those with specific skill development goals, and those enrolled in courses with high overall withdrawal and failure rates. Portfolio of programs, departments, institutions currently partnered with The City Tutors: CCNY's College Now, RAPSI, and Continuing Professional Studies Programs, Urban Scholars CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership Youth Action Youth Build, Harlem RBI, and Sugar Hill Apartment Complex, Childrens Aid Society, South Bronx Charter High School CUNY Hostos Community College and CUNY City Tech Each City Tutor receives personal professional support that starts with the creation of resumes and cover letters and advances to preparation for short and long term career goals. Tutors are linked to a wide network of students and professionals, and are supported in the application to jobs, internships and scholarships. Guided by professional staff, tutors are encouraged to take ownership over improving programming. They perform program administration duties and are treated as collaborators entrusted to help improve the core tutoring services of CT. Tutors are selected to improve materials, create and revise training manuals, and better integrate material into the training curriculum; tutors inform the program of problems in sessions, challenges integrating methodology and complications with the learning assistance structure. At all stages, they are the beta-testers of the services and help to strengthen, revise and develop new programming each semester.
Garri Rivkin
http://thecitytutors.com

The HopeLine
At The HopeLine we work hard at uplifting families of the South Bronx through our Family Assistance program and Adult Learning classes. We alleviate poverty by providing basic necessities such as food and diapers while building resilience and self sustainability through Computer training, ESL, and Citizenship classes.
Maria Cintron
www.thehopeline.org

The Women Worldwide Initiative
The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) has the mission to empower women and girls to strengthen their own capacities as decision-makers. TWWI's programming is dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, and social and economic empowerment of women and girls in low-income communities in New York City and developing countries. TWWI's mentorship program, Young Women Rock!, is dedicated to strengthening the lives and communities of young women in the South Bronx and Brooklyn through a sustainable curriculum-based, group and one-on-one mentorship program. The program has the mission to empower girls through mentorship, building their self-confidence and challenging them to discover and fulfill their potential. As a mentor, we provide a stable, positive, and safe relationship for our mentees. This relationship encourages their ambition, self-confidence and growth, allows them to trust and shows them that they are supported and have someone to come to for guidance. Mentors dedicate Saturdays from 1:00-3:30PM for one full academic year
Jessica Forrester
http://www.womenworldwideinitiative.org

The Women’s Housing & Economic Development Corporation
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information.
Angela Ortiz
http://whedco.org

Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives is New York City's leading biking, walking, and public transportation advocacy organization. Our mission is to reclaim the streets from the car and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives. Our goal is to achieve Vision Zero - the elimination of traffic deaths and serious injuries on New York City's streets.
Evan Feldman
http://www.transalt.org

TriLatino Triathlon Club Inc
In collaboration with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center (MLK) and The Bronx Academy of Letters (BAL), TriLatino has designed a program to increase physical activity, promote healthy lifestyles, and raise awareness around health and nutrition education among youth in the South Bronx.
Jerusha Ramos
http://www.trilatino.org/about-us/trilatino-juniors

United By Blue
FOR EVERY PRODUCT SOLD, UNITED BY BLUE REMOVES ONE POUND OF TRASH FROM OUR WORLD'S OCEANS AND WATERWAYS We created United By Blue with the idea that a successful outdoor brand can do serious conservation work. This means everyone here at United By Blue is rolling up their sleeves and removing plastic bottles, styrofoam, tires, old appliances, you name it from creeks, rivers, beaches, and streams. We organize and host cleanups to make a measurable impact on the most pressing of environmental problems: ocean trash and plastics pollution.
Cara Hertneky
http://unitedbyblue.com/cleanups

University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP)
The mission of University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) is to create, preserve, and improve affordable housing and bring needed resources to the Northwest Bronx. The UNHP Northwest Bronx Resource Center serves our community with free and professional services around financial education, benefit screening, income tax preparation, foreclosure prevention, and home-buying assistance. For our tax program we recruit and train volunteers as greeters, translators, tax filers and credit coaches. Volunteer opportunities are available annually, mainly during the income tax season (January - April) on Wednesdays (1pm-6pm) and Saturdays (10am-4pm).
Jumelia Abrahamson
http://www.unhp.org

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy (VCPC), a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2009 as a public/private partnership with New York City Parks Department. Modeled after the successful non-profit organizations that have shepherded the transformation and quality maintenance of Central Park and Prospect Park, VCPC’s goal is to support, educational and cultural programming as well as staffing to maintain and enhance the Park’s woodlands, fields, playgrounds, and ball fields. The Conservancy’s mission is to sustain and enhance the park as a vibrant destination for recreation, leisure and the enjoyment of its natural landscapes. The Conservancy has a history of offering four major FREE programs for families: Barefoot Dancing for families and Summer Stage Kids to children and families, weekly Bird Walks in coordination with the Urban Park Rangers and NYC Audubon Society, and Green Jobs for Youth: Cultivating Green Careers. • Barefoot Dancing is hosted every Thursday night in July. A wide variety of ethnic performance groups instruct and educate participants on their traditional dance forms, including their historical and cultural roots. This year’s lineup was Filipino, Irish, Trinidadian, and Afro-Puerto Rican. We have offered this series for five years. • Summer Stage Kids is a twice weekly program that exposes children to a wide range of performing arts. Interactive sessions have included everything from juggling and acrobatics, to puppeteering, storytelling, Capoeira martial arts and tap dancing. Camp groups and families interact with performers in playgrounds and other locations around the park each Tuesday and Thursday morning during the summer to enjoy high-quality, educational entertainment. We have offered this series for four years. • Our Birding programs feature Saturday morning bird walks led by Urban Park Rangers and NYC Audubon experts. Each weekend participants are exposed to new areas of the park where they can spot any of the 200+ species of birds that reside, nest or rest in Van Cortlandt Park. We have offered this series for three years. • Green Jobs for Youth, proved to be a great success for the past two years. After receiving over 100 applicants in 2013, 25 were chosen to gain valuable experience and education that will aid in their career choices and educational pursuits.
Paulina Mohamed
http://www.vcpark.org

VIP Community Services
As a non-profit partner to the Bronx community, VIP provides a full continuum of social service care to the most vulnerable and underserved. VIP serves approximately 25,000 clients & patients per year through residential care, outpatient counseling, shelter care, medical services, medically supervised intervention programs, housing, and employment services. Our organization continues to expand, and has been awarded as a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Arlene Conyers
http://vipservices.org

Wave Hill
Often called “one of the greatest living works of art,” Wave Hill is a spectacular public garden and cultural center overlooking the majestic Hudson River and Palisades in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. This gem of a destination evokes the sense of a private country estate, while the artistry of the gardens, the range of programs that complement it and the vibrant exhibitions mounted spring, summer and fall in Glyndor Gallery, encourage visitors to explore this serene setting. Historic Wave Hill House, recently renovated, is a focal point for visitors, and houses The Café. Wave Hill offers an ideal and serene respite from the energy and distractions of the workday world. Wave Hill, Inc. is an independent, non-profit cultural institution governed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose buildings and grounds are owned by the City of New York.
Nancy Kelly
http://www.wavehill.org

Westchester Square Art Center
We are a Bronx based not-for-profit organization, dedicated to exposing our students to the world of professional art and increasing their artistic skills. Specializing in traditional art training for both adults and children, our goal is to elevate artists to new levels of learning and creativity. We not only guide our students through the creation of art (drawing, painting, design), but offer an extensive background in historic and contemporary art. As we are community-based, exposing our students to the cultural richness of the Bronx and the visual opportunities it may inspire, is at the heart of W2AC. The mission of the Westchester Square Art Center is to engage the large creative population of youth residing in the Bronx, in negotiating, competing and achieving success in the field of visual arts. The Westchester Square Art Center provides a state of the art, multi-discipline visual arts academy experience to those artists residing in the community of the Bronx. W2AC offers a total art experience encountered only by those in the profession. The target customer is the serious secondary, high school and college student with artistic potential seeking an introduction into the field of art. An established artist may require a daily studio space to complete a project or a senior artist may require professional training to improve their skills. The Westchester Square Art Center will provide unique and personal attention to each of these groups.
Lenward Snead
http://w2ac.org

Westchester Square Partnership
Westchester Square Partnership is a Bronx-based non-profit organization which promotes the health, social, and economic empowerment of New York City’s South Asian community through a learning-based partnership between families, health professionals and other stakeholders. WSP responds to the priorities of under-served immigrant communities by providing health education and social services, developing economic opportunities, and promoting social justice through participatory action research, outreach, and advocacy.
Tehmina Brohi
http://www.wspnyc.org

WHEDco
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach over 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; and family support.
Katherine Taveras
http://www.whedco.org

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center is dedicated to providing programming for all members of the family. We have fitness, education, and engaging activities that the community can take part of for free or at a low cost.
Sarah Bishow-Semevolos
http://http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters/X104

Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity.
Angelique Beluso
http://whedco.org

World Cares Center
World Cares Center is a non-profit organization that provides free disaster preparedness and volunteer safety training to the Public for 12 or more individuals. World Cares Center has been active in disaster preparedness since its inception after the events of 9/11. We have been empowering people around the world by delivering lifesaving training in hazard prevention, disaster preparedness, response and recovery. During Superstorm Sandy, we worked in Staten Island, Far Rockaway and Brooklyn training 22,000 volunteers and leading them in mucking out over 1,400 homes preparing them for rebuild. World Cares Center delivers value-added training to equip individuals with the skills and tools needed for preparedness, collaboration, and community responsibility.
David Rosas
http://worldcares.org/

World Vision Greater New York
World Vision Greater New York is a resource center for organizations and schools that are serving underserved populations in the South Bronx and Washington Heights. Through our strategic partnerships, we are able to impact 500,000 New Yorkers a year.
Eric Hoke
http://www.worldvisionusprograms.org/new_york.php

Young Women on the Rize Inc.,
Our organization Young Women on the Rize empowers young women ages 16-25 in the Bronx by adopting a unique blend of entrepreneurial workshops and programs. Our organization will ensure they pursue a sense of understanding the process of becoming a business owner through our entrepreneurial training/ leadership programs. This will allow the young women to understand how becoming self-employed can be most rewarding even starting from everyday hobbies such as hair,cooking,swimming,sports,writing,reading which can lead to a path of independence and also revitalization in there own communities. Ultimately our organization serves the public while YWR will partner with Senior Citizen establishments, Children&Women Shelters and group homes. As these young women graduate from the program they will begin to have immeasurable options for themselves and those after them as well.
Ellen Jones
http://www.youngwomenontherize.org

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
Youth Advocate Programs is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change.
Eddie Miranda
http://yapinc.org

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