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Format: 2018-11-21
Format: 2018-11-21

Although it takes a majoriy to accept it, nighttime is arriving much earlier in the city and the sensation of "It's night-time already" is causing people to stay in their houses earlier even if it is four o'clock in the afternoon. But for 16 students around 7 to 8 years old, getting wet at night is a bonus for their adventure: cultivating vegetables in a garden in Spanish Harlem.

Safaris de Concreto en pleno
El Diario
November 27, 2011

"I've talked to people who have had their lives and their communities improved with a relatively modest amount of money," said Peter Kostmayer, the group's chief executive officer. "So it's really not the money. It's really the idea of bringing people together to work on a project."

Non-Profit Offers Seed Money to Lift Neigborhoods
WNYC
November 26, 2011

PLG Arts is a community organization that promotes the arts, supports local artists, and builds community through celebrating the vibrant collective creativity of the residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhood. Major support for PLG Arts is provided by the Citizens Committee for New York City Trailblazers Grant.

Community Art Show
Caribbean Life
November 10, 2011

Forbes kept calling various organizations to ask for grants. “I called back the Office of Emergency Management again and said, ‘I really want to have this program’,” Forbes recalled. “They said no.” Eventually, the intrepid organizer won an initial $500 community grant from Citizens Committee for New York City, a non-profit organization that supports grassroots initiatives. The grant helped her assemble the first batch of 40 volunteers for the 11 weeks of training required for certification.

Evacuation Expert Fights to Rescue Morrisania
The Bronx Ink
November 02, 2011

"The Neighborhood Show," a presentation of work from a variety of local artists in a variety of mediums, will then take its place between Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. The show is sponsored by the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association, PLG Arts, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Citizens Committee for New York and the Puffin Foundation.

Art Amid the Downturn
Queens Tribune
October 20, 2011

The grants were awarded by the Citizens Committee for New York City to support projects in three categories: community gardening and agriculture; composting; and tree and park stewardship-some of the focus areas outlined in PlaNYC, Bloomberg's sustainability outline.

Grant Money Funds Grassroots Green Projects
Queens Ledger
October 20, 2011

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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

“We are incredibly humbled and thankful to be the recipient of this year’s Osborn Elliott Award for Community Service,” said RYTF Executive Director Milan Taylor. “When I founded The Rockaway Youth Task Force in 2011, I knew that youth and young adults like myself had so much to offer our community and to see that vision realized and validated is incredible. I am incredibly thankful for the entire RYTF Team and for the Citizens Committee for recognizing us for our hard work.

Rockaway Youth Task Force Honored
Gail Johnson
The Wave
March 17, 2017

On Monday, March 6, the Rockaway Youth Task Force was honored at the 2017 Citizens Committee for New York Gala.  Citizens Committee strives to improve the lives of New Yorkers living in low-income areas by providing support to grassroots organizations. RYTF received this year's Osborn Elliott Award for Community Service, which celebrates and honors individuals and organizations who work to improve local quality of life in New York's poorest communities.

RYTF Honored by Citizens Committee
The Rockaway Times
March 16, 2017

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