Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

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Racial Justice in Schools

Border Crossers utilizes creative tools to encourage educators in explorations of race and racism with young students. They offer professional development workshops, staff training and community organizing events.

Type: Workshops & Trainings

Grants for School Environmental Projects

The Captain Planet Foundation supports hands-on environmental projects for schools. The objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower youth to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their communities.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Recycling for Schools

NYCWasteLess provides information on what and how to recycle in NYC schools.

Type: City Services

NYCHA Gardening

The New York City Housing Authority's Garden & Greening Program provides free seeds, bulbs, compost, technical assistance and more to registered NYCHA gardens. Gardens must submit an application to the management office every year to qualify.

Type: City Services

Golden Apple Awards for Schools

Golden Apple Awards for Schools awards schools that demonstrate model school recycling programs and are in compliance with NYC recycling regulations.

Type: City Services

Find Vacant Lots

OASIS provides the richest source of community maps for NYC. Use their map to find out if a vacant lot in your neighborhood is privately owned by clicking on the “Location Report” tab to learn more about the lot’s owner.

Type: General Resources

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