Press Mentions

Press Mentions

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

"We want it to be considered seed money, and you're going on to doing greater things and making greater connections," says Saleen Shah, associate director of Neighborhood Resources at Citizens Committee for New York City.

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Building Blocks
Bed-Stuy Patch
July 12, 2011

"Citizens Committee for New York City is very excited to partner with the City of New York on Change by Us NYC,” Peter Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, said in a statement.

New Campaign Looks to Make City-Improving Ideas a Reality
DNAinfo
July 12, 2011

In a partnership with non-profit Citizens Committee for NYC, Change by Us will offer micro-grants of $500 – $1,000 to community groups seeking to implement ideas shared on the site. 

Digital Engagement: Change by Us NYC
Urban Omnibus
July 12, 2011

The mural was made possible by support from The After-School Corporation (TASC) and a “Love Your Block” grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City. “We were very fortunate to have a student group that was this creative,” said Salim Shaw of the Citizens Committee. 

Richmond Hill High School Gets A Mural
Leader/Observer
June 03, 2011

Last month, the nonprofit Citizens Committee for New York City awarded Love Your Block awards to five community-based groups on Staten Island, with cash grants of $1,000 each to transform and beautify forlorn public spaces.

Grass-roots Beautification Effort in Tompkinsville
Staten Island Advance
June 02, 2011

Five Resident Green Committees recently received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City's Love Your Block program to help their efforts to green NYCHA public spaces and promote NYCHA's environmental initiatives.

Resident Green Committee Continue to Spruce Up Neighborhoods
NYCHA Journal
May 23, 2011

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Featured Press Mentions

Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, said: "What does it say about us that we are unwilling to either pay five cents for a plastic bag or bring our own reusable bag when shopping? Does it indicate the level of sacrifice we as Americans are willing to make to save our environment? Countries far poorer than ours have given up plastic bags in the fight against waste and climate change. Is it really too much to ask of ourselves? Are plastic bags something we can do without or at least reduce in the struggle to save our planet for our children and for their children? It’s not someone else’s decision. It’s ours. Do the right thing.

New York’s Environmental Groups Overwhelmingly Oppose Albany’s Plan to Roll Back Environmental Regulations & Overturn NYC’s Plastic Bag Law
Press Release
January 15, 2017

Funding goes a long way for these groups because many of them operate on a shoe string budget," said Saleen Shah of Citizens Committee for NYC. "So, to have city agencies on board like NYC Service, this is a true public private partnership.

'We Love Kew Gardens' Awarded Grant to Clean-Up Neighborhood [VIDEO]
NY1 News
January 04, 2017

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

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