Aug 01
Grant Deadline

Hurricane Relief Grants Deadline

6:45am

Citizens Committee is awarding grants of $2,000 to support volunteer-led hurricane relief efforts.

We are offering this short-term, high-impact Hurricane Relief Grants opportunity because we understand that Sandy relief efforts go beyond the immediate aftermath. 

Download the application.

Dec 07
Workshop

Grassroots Fundraising

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Support your group's work with community fundraising efforts.

Learn how to raise money from your neighbors. We'll share specific messaging strategies and fundraising ideas to appeal to your local community. Whether it's garden party or a bake sale, we’ll help you find a strategy that works for you.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Nov 23
Workshop

Navigating City Government

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Learn how city government functions and how to have your community issues addressed.

De-mystify the inner workings of the City of New York—and get a tip or two on how to make the city's process more efficient for you. We'll share our frustrations and success stories—and listen to yours. Come away with clarity, confidence, and the experience of someone who’s been there before.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Nov 09
Workshop

Media Tools

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Increase public support for your group by framing your message and alerting local media.

You read about a music camp in your local paper, or heard about a vertical garden on NY1. Whether it's through print, radio or TV, you can get the word out about your project—and inspire others to spring into action, too. This workshop will teach you how to write a compelling press release, host a press conference, and otherwise frame your message in a way that grabs the spotlight—and gets people involved.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Oct 19
Workshop

Group Structure

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Build and maintain an effective neighborhood association or community group.

Learn how to work together and address issues as a group. A structure that works for a block association in Bedford-Stuyvesant might not work well for a youth organization in Highbridge. You'll learn about different ways to organize your group in a way that meets your needs and supports your work.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Sep 28
Workshop

Build a Rain Harvesting System for Your Garden

10:30am to 3:30pm, Brooklyn, Flatbush

Learn how to design and construct a rain harvesting system that is appropriate for your garden.

Part of our DIY Green Blocks Workshops, sponsored by the generous support of the National Grid Foundation. 

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Sep 21
Workshop

Community Organizing

11:00am to 3:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Bring neighbors together to work on issues that matter to you.

Our most popular workshop gives a comprehensive overview of how to bring about meaningful community change. You’ll learn how to address your neighborhood's most pressing needs—and target specific solutions. You'll gain tools you can use to craft a mission statement, strategize your action plan, recruit volunteers, and even build alliances.

Part of our Neighborhood Leadership Institute.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Jun 29
Workshop

Urban Street Tree Care

Build a Tree Guard

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Pick up the skills necessary to construct a sturdy, simple, and affordable wooden tree guard. Learn about proper street tree care, and the benefits of tree guards in protecting our urban forest from litter and physical damage.

Part of our DIY Green Blocks Workshops, sponsored by the generous support of the National Grid Foundation. 

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Jun 19
Event

Citizens Summer Cocktail

11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for our Citizens Summer Cocktail event on June 19 in Central Park. Take a gondola ride, listen to live jazz, and sip summertime cocktails at the scenic Loeb Boathouse. Don’t miss this enchanting evening in the city you love.

Get your tickets today.

May 18
Workshop

Rain, Rain, Come This Way

Build a Greenhouse for Your Community Garden

10:30am to 2:30pm, Brooklyn

This hands-on workshop will take you through the steps involved in building a basic rain harvesting system. Learn about the importance of water conservation, good surface areas from which to catch rain, and how to put together and maintain your system.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

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