Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-23
Format: 2017-11-23

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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Citizens Committee is truly a tremendous organization – they help New Yorkers come together,” Brannan said. “Their grant will help the Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen continue our mission of preparing and delivering thousands of hot meals to where they are needed most in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

More Fuel for the Fire: Bay Ridge Cares Awarded Grant
Brooklyn Spectator
November 20, 2012

There’s gold — and light, and fertilizer — in that sidewalk surprise. Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer believes that, with the proper tools, the mountain of dog poop issued daily by the city’s 1.4 million dogs can be used to light homes and to create fertilizer for city parks. That’s why CCNYC is partnering with city dog run operators and composting clubs to find more productive uses for the estimated 145,000 tons of dog waste generated in the five boroughs each year.

Group's Got Scoop on Poop
Daily News
July 30, 2012

According to a study by Deloitte & Touche LLP, 80 percent of these groups would have nowhere else to go for funding, "because they're too small and they're not part of the philanthropic mainstream," said Peter Kostmayer, chief executive officer of Citizens Committee.

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Bloomberg
February 28, 2012

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