Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-22
Format: 2017-11-22

"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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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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