Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2019-10-15
Format: 2019-10-15

NEW YORK – Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) are proud to announce that 52 public schools have been awarded Public School Green Team grants of up to $1,000 during the spring grant cycle. The funding will be used by each school’s Green Team to implement programs aimed at improving the local environment, reducing waste, addressing climate change, and promoting sustainability within the school community. Programs funded during this grant cycle include equipping classrooms with recycling and composting equipment, creating and maintaining community gardens, and providing reusable water bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in landfills.

See below for full list of schools selected for funding and reply to this email for details on any specific school project.

Press Release
April 05, 2019

NEW YORK – Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) is celebrating the inclusion in the FY2020 state budget a statewide ban on plastic carryout bags and the nation’s first congestion pricing plan. The nonprofit organization has long advocated for both measures to improve the quality of life and health in neighborhoods across the city, especially low-income communities most impacted by pollution, congestion and other types of environmental injustice and inequity.

Press Release
April 01, 2019

NEW YORK – Citizens Committee for New York City raised more than $1.2 million at its 2019 New Yorker for New York gala last week in support of its mission to help New Yorkers come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. This year’s honorees included Ursula Burns, Richard Ravitch and Kathleen M. Doyle, the Mollie Parnis Livingston Foundation and the Hochman Family, and River and Rusty Fields. Citizens Committee 2018 Green Team grant recipient Special Music School Advanced Women’s Choir provided entertainment to the more than 400 supporters, partners, funders and community members who packed Gotham Hall to celebrate Citizens Committee’s vital work.

 

Citizens Committee Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Kostmayer and Board Chair Chris Ruggeri, Principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, provided welcome remarks to kick off the February 25 event. Former two-term New York City Comptroller William Thompson, Jr., now Chief Administrative Officer at Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, presented this year’s New Yorkers for New York Award to Richard Ravitch and Kathleen M. Doyle for their years of service and dedication to the city they call home.

Press Release
March 12, 2019

The new fund is intended to provide microgrants, from a few hundred dollars to more than $5,000, for the purpose of spurring local innovation and new neighborhood initiatives in Chelsea and Hudson Yards. 

Elected Officials Join 19 Private Sector Companies to Announce Innovative "West Side Community Fund"
Press Release
November 01, 2018

Members of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society have launched a pop-up museum they hope will help inspire the next generation of historians in Queens and beyond... The banners cost about $2,000 and were paid for by donations, City Council funds and a grant from Citizens Committee for New York City. Eventually, the group hopes to find a permanent site for a museum that would also contain historical items, documents and oral histories from residents.

Woodhaven’s mobile museum delves into nabe’s rich history
Lisa Colangelo
amNEWYORK
October 15, 2017

Jordan Barker remarked, “I have seen the great work that the Citizens Committee does by connecting New Yorkers who want to effect positive change in their neighborhoods, to the funding needed to make this happen. I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful organization and I look forward to increasing the awareness of the Citizens Committee in local New York City neighborhoods.

Jordan Barker Named Vice Chair of Young Citizens Committee
Citizens Committee for New York City
June 21, 2017

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NEW YORK – Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered at the Central Park Boathouse on Monday night for Citizens Committee for New York City’s annual Evening on the Lake. The more than $300,000 raised will support CCNYC in its mission to help New Yorkers come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods through volunteer-led, grassroots projects.

This year’s honorees were Heather Lennox of Jones Day, William H. Henrich of Getzler Henrich & Associates, and CCNYC grantee Aleeia Abraham-Toussaint, founder of Prototype Music, which mentors and showcases youth musical talent in Southeast Queens. Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, who represents the area served by Prototype Music, introduced Ms. Abraham-Toussaint and the performers to the crowd of almost 400 there to support CCNYC. Junior photographers from CCNYC grantee Hamilton Heights Darkroom were on hand to capture the evening on film as part of the nonprofit’s efforts to provide local students with hands-on photography experience. 

 

Press Release
September 11, 2019

HARLEM – Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz gathered on Monday evening in Brust Park with members of resident-led community groups to highlight and celebrate their efforts to improve their corner of the Bronx. Citizens Committee CEO Peter H. Kostmayer and Assembly Member Dinowitz were joined by members of Stewards of Brust Park, Stewards of Henry Hudson Park and Coqui the Chef to learn more about their grassroots projects’ impact on the community and their efforts to bring their neighbors together towards a common goal. Each group has received small grants and planning assistance from CCNYC in recent years to support their community improvement projects.

“The strength of our community is in the power of the people who live here, working every day to make our neighborhoods a little bit better for everyone. I am proud to have numerous groups throughout my district who have amazing ideas for projects to accomplish just that. Thank you to Citizens Committee for their support of these incredible projects, and also to the people behind those projects who will turn grant money into tangible results for our community,” said Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz. 

 

Press Release
August 14, 2019
BROOKLYN – Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) and Bank of America are thrilled to congratulate the members of P.L.A.N.T. (Preserving Lincoln's Abundant Natural Treasures) on being named winner of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2019 award. P.L.A.N.T. is a CCNYC grantee whose members have worked incredibly hard to transform their block of Lincoln Place between Nostrand Avenue and New York Avenue into a beautiful and inspiring oasis of greenery in the middle of Crown Heights. Their efforts include installation and care of numerous immaculately- maintained tree beds, window boxes, and planters creatively fashioned out of old musical instruments, popcorn containers, grills, household appliances and other reused items. The group was presented with the honor at a celebration last week hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

“Our mission is to utilize the collective talents and gifts of our neighbors to build community. This year we saw this mission in motion as neighbors came together to create a wonderful work of art on our block, leading to this joyous accomplishment! Our block has become, in the words of passersby, an ‘oasis’, a ‘wonderful work of art’ and a ‘museum’. Thank you so much to all of the residents who pitched in, to Citizens Committee and Bank of America for their help and to Brooklyn Botanic Garden for honoring our work! This is just the beginning,” said Althea Joseph, Lincoln Place resident and member of P.L.A.N.T. 

 

Press Release
August 13, 2019

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