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Format: 2017-11-18
Format: 2017-11-18

Dana Rachlin, a Brooklyn native who launched NYC Together [a 2016 Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grant recipient] to help troubled youths, said students come to the 90th Precinct after school every Tuesday for a full semester, attending workshops, going on field trips and receiving tutoring from officers.

Mural by Brooklyn youth showing bond between Williamsburg community, cops unveiled
Lauren Klose
New York Daily News
June 11, 2016

Over the past 10 weeks, six high school students from NYC Together and Usher Raymond IV’s Usher’s New Look Youth Leadership Organization have worked with officers from the 90th Police Precinct and a professional artist to create a shared vision of positive police-community relations for a mural located in front of the 90th Precinct station house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The mural will a backdrop to a community garden that is funded by Open Space Alliance and the Citizens Committee of NYC.

Usher’s New Look and NYC Together high school students partner with NYPD to create community mural
Brooklyn Home Reporter
May 31, 2016

The United Block Association at 113 Ave, St. Albans, is a recipient of a 2016 Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grant for $1,500... The project helps educate the youth about growing healthy food, allows senior citizens to share their experience with them, and promotes good citizenship.

Community Empowerment By Growing Food
Black Star News
May 30, 2016

Some bicyclists decided that they would rather visit chickens than grill them during the Memorial Day weekend. They biked to various chicken coops and community gardens along a 5-mile route for the second annual "Chicken Coopapalooza" on Saturday. "We want people to come out, to exercise and eat healthy," said Karen Washington, of Garden of Happiness.

Bicyclists tour Bronx chicken coops, community gardens [VIDEO]
News12 Bronx
May 28, 2016

[Citizens Committee grant recipient NYC Yoga Project] is more of a getaway, more of a stress reliever, a relaxer, some time for yourself," Jasmin Alemany, a shelter resident, said. "It's teaching me a lot about myself. It's helping me out with my body a lot. I found energy I didn't know I had in me.

NYer of the Week: Dawn Rizzo Shines the Light of Yoga for Underserved Communities [VIDEO]
John Schiumo
NY1
May 27, 2016

Audrey Johnson has partnered with Columbia University on a math program that sends coaches into the classroom and with New York University for a literacy initiative that allowed the school to create a lending library for families. The center recently received a grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City to put planters in each room, according to Julie Dent, the executive director of Audrey Johnson.

How one poor Brooklyn preschool is competing with the best
Kathleen Lucadamo
The Christian Science Monitor
May 26, 2016

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“Neighborhood-level compositing brings communities together around sustainable practices, and spur innovations that can be replicated across the city,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement. “This grant program is just one piece of the puzzle,” Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer added in a statement. “Still it clearly demonstrates that New Yorkers can take control of the nutrient cycle locally and sustain it over time.

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project
Dartunorro Clark
DNAinfo
June 06, 2017

The College Avenue Block Association received a $1,000 "Love Your Block" grant to revitalize a lot in Mott Haven. The group is just one of 25 organizations that received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City, which helps low-income neighborhoods enhance and improve public spaces.

Bronx Block Association Gets Grant to Clean Up Empty Lot in Mott Haven
Spectrum News | NY1
May 21, 2017

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer of Citizens Committee for New York City said: “Whatever may be happening in Washington DC, the neighborhoods of the nation’s largest city are committed to reducing the impact of climate change, increasing recycling and composting, and doing it from the bottom up. Citizens Committee for New York City has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to fund small community based groups doing all manner of environmental projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. In the absence of strong national policy to deal with climate change, New Yorkers are stepping up to do it themselves.

Volunteer Groups From Harlem To Hollis Receive “OneNYC Initiative” Neighborhood Grants
Harlem World
April 27, 2017

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