Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-21
Format: 2017-11-21

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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“Do-It-Yourself Green Blocks” was launched by Citizens Committee for New York City as a series of intensive half-day skills-building workshops intended for volunteers of environmental and conservation organizations who would like to address serious environmental issues related to climate changes, and its effects on water conservation in urban farms and community gardens.

Community Gardeners, Local Farmers Learn DIY Methods of Harvesting Rainwater During Dry Spells
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Cynthia Thompkins, 56, gathered about 40 residents to form a neighborhood association, organized walks for peace through dangerous streets, launched a women’s anti-violence group and in June, was elected president of the 46th Precinct Community Council. This Monday, Thompkins’ efforts to improve her community will be honored by the Citizens Committee of New York City.

Gunshots on her Bronx block led Cynthia Thompkins to start anti-violence groups; Citizens Committee to honor her
New York Daily News
February 24, 2013

In 2009, when Ms. Paniagua decided to plant gardens on the lawns at the Manhattanville Houses, she said, she had no idea that the process of getting permits and financing would take almost three years. She and others working with her ended up turning to a nonprofit group, Citizens Committee for New York City, for the $3,000 they needed for gardening supplies.

In New York City Housing Projects, a Call for Environmental Help
The New York Times
January 02, 2013

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