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Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-18
Format: 2017-11-18

Queens has three recipients for the city’s 2017 Love Your Block award, which provides winning groups with a $1,000 cash prize and services, Mayor de Blasio announced last Friday... Esta-Joy Sydell, executive director of We Love Kew Gardens, said she applied for the grant through Facebook, where she also found out about it. Sydell was informed she had won the award from one of the main sponsors for the grant, the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Queens groups take home three awards
Nicholas Theodorou
Queens Chronicle
December 22, 2016
The "Love Your Block" initiative, which is in its ninth year, helps provide an opportunity for resident-led volunteer neighborhood groups to transform and improve their communities through local action with the help of city services. The award is presented by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City. "When we come together to beautify our neighborhoods, we build a fairer and more just city that is stronger than it was yesterday," de Blasio said.
Liberian Cultural Association wins 'Love Your Block' award
Kristin F. Dalton
Staten Island Advance
December 17, 2016

Citizens Committee for NYC is one of the nation’s oldest micro-funding organizations, fundraising from foundations, corporations, and individual donors to support local, resident-led projects. They’re the same group that funds the [Annual] “Love Your Block” [Grant Campaign] — New York’s only public-private “adopt-a-block” grant program.

Win $3,000 For Your Dream Project In The Neighborhood
Carly Miller
BKLYNER
December 13, 2016

New Yorkers from Stapleton in Staten Island to West Farms in The Bronx, from Far Rockaway in Queens to Washington Heights in Manhattan and everywhere in between should come together with their neighbors and apply for a grant to improve their neighborhoods," said Citizens Committee CEO Peter H. Kostmayer. "Whether the neighborhood needs more greenery, access to fresh foods, after-school projects for kids, or any other improvement to quality of life, I encourage all community-based and neighborhood groups, including block and civic associations, schools, BIDs, gardening groups, merchant associations, and houses of worship to apply for a grant.

Grants available offer community groups upwards of $500
Susan Lunny Keag
Staten Island Advance
October 30, 2016

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner honored several Neighborhood Grant volunteer groups at Citizens Committee for NYC’s Neighborhood Grants Mixer on Wednesday, October 12 at M.S. 22.

 
Joyner Attends Neighborhood Grants Mixer
Robert Wirsing
Bronx Times
October 25, 2016

The Love Your Block Grant Campaign is sponsored by NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City. It is the only public-private “adopt-a-block” grant program currently available in New York.

“Love Your Block” This Fall By Winning Your Neighborhood Cash Grants And Services
Hannah Frishberg
Sunset Park Voice
October 11, 2016

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“Neighborhood-level compositing brings communities together around sustainable practices, and spur innovations that can be replicated across the city,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement. “This grant program is just one piece of the puzzle,” Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer added in a statement. “Still it clearly demonstrates that New Yorkers can take control of the nutrient cycle locally and sustain it over time.

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project
Dartunorro Clark
DNAinfo
June 06, 2017

The College Avenue Block Association received a $1,000 "Love Your Block" grant to revitalize a lot in Mott Haven. The group is just one of 25 organizations that received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City, which helps low-income neighborhoods enhance and improve public spaces.

Bronx Block Association Gets Grant to Clean Up Empty Lot in Mott Haven
Spectrum News | NY1
May 21, 2017

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer of Citizens Committee for New York City said: “Whatever may be happening in Washington DC, the neighborhoods of the nation’s largest city are committed to reducing the impact of climate change, increasing recycling and composting, and doing it from the bottom up. Citizens Committee for New York City has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to fund small community based groups doing all manner of environmental projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. In the absence of strong national policy to deal with climate change, New Yorkers are stepping up to do it themselves.

Volunteer Groups From Harlem To Hollis Receive “OneNYC Initiative” Neighborhood Grants
Harlem World
April 27, 2017

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