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Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-20
Format: 2017-11-20

Recently, this project received a $1,000 grant from Change by Us NYC in partnership with Citizens Committee for NYC. With these funds, the Glendale community hopes to start making positive, permanent changes to Edsall Avenue.

Vols Needed to Makeover Glendale Street
Glendale Register
September 29, 2011

"We feel that this is a really good time to get more money into the neighborhoods and it's a great way for people to be connected.We want more applications to come from neighborhoods groups and residents in Chinatown to take advantage of this." 

Citizens Committee for New York City Featured on SinoVision
SinoVision
September 23, 2011

The funds, totaling $15,000, come from the Campaign for New York's Future and the Rockefeller Foundation, with support from the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. They'll be administered by the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Chicken Coop to be Built in Bronx with Grant Money
NBC News
September 21, 2011

The Trust made a $100,000 grant to the Citizens' Committee for New York City's Love your (NYC) Block program. Through the program, Mayor Bloomberg and the Citizens’ Committee supported 60 volunteer-led neighborhood groups. With very small grants and planning assistance, the groups chose their projects for physically transforming their blocks.

Neighbors Clean Up the Streets
New York Community Trust
September 11, 2011

The first order was received on Friday, May 13, from the Lancaster Farm Cooperative in Pennsylvania and last week, co-op organizers received a $1,500 "Community Groundbreaker" grant check from the nonprofit Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), aimed at helping them continue to get their feet off the ground and to expand outreach.

Bay Ridge Food Co-op Bears Fruit
Home Reporter
July 21, 2011

“We’re launching [this website] for communities like this one because we know NYC has a commitment to be better and more sustainable,” said Peter Kostmayer, who is the CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, an organization that supports self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers.

Social Media Platform Invites New Yorkers to Make a Change
The Long Island City/Astoria Journal
July 13, 2011

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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

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