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The Youth Channel

The Youth Media Center offers Manhattan residents ages 16 to 24 free video production training, digital journalism internships and the opportunity to produce social justice focused media on important youth issues for MNN's award-winning Youth Channel.

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Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, the Irish Arts Center (IAC) projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America through performances, exhibitions, and education.

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Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is the work of advocates who preserved the home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong in Corona, Queens, where he lived in his heyday. This house, which he shared with his wife Lucille, is now a cultural center and historic landmark, vibrant with concerts, tours, lectures, film screenings and more, and is alive with the spirit of Satchmo.

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Union Settlement

Union Settlement provides social services for the vibrant community of East Harlem, a neighborhood that struggles to find basic resources that many in the city take for granted.

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Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates the unique past, present and future of New York City. The museum engages audiences through exhibitions, learning opportunities, publications and public events.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in order to bring African-American culture and American modern dance to the world. Since its founding in 1958, The Ailey Theater has performed 235 different works.

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Idealist

Idealist aims to connect people who want to do good with opportunities for action and collaboration. Idealist.org connects 2 million people each month with jobs and volunteer opportunities.

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LGBT Center

The LGBT Center is a welcoming community that empowers people to live happier and healthier lives.

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Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop connects people with arts, civic groups, cultural institutions, businesses, and cultural opportunities in Harlem.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in over 170 countries helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and institutional capabilities.

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National Academy of Design

Since 1925, The National Academy has been a community of artists, students, museum-goers, and supporters of the arts that have shared the heritage of the arts in America and brought art to all through arts education programs and exhibitions.

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Amnesty International USA

For over 50 years, Amnesty International has been defending human rights globally. Their mission is to protect human dignity for all, with a specific focus on the rights of women and children, refugees, indigenous peoples, the ethnically or religiously marginalized, and prisoners of conscience, while also working to end torture and the death penalty.

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Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now pairs professional writers with underserved young women to help them discover the power of their own voices. GWN is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls.

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Lower Eastside Girls Club

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) gives girls and young women 8-18 pathways to grow, learn, have fun, & develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. LESGC was founded in 1996.

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DIY

DIY provides online courses for kids to discover new skills and meet new friends. On DIY, kids teach other kids. Because who better to learn from than you?

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InsideSchools

InsideSchools are education advocates providing authoritative and independent information about New York City's public schools and dedicated to improving education in NYC.

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Children's Aid

The mission of Children's Aid is to provide kids in poverty with opportunities to help them realize their full potential. They provide educational, emotional and health-oriented support to nourish mind, body and spirit.

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Bike New York

For beginners and for experts, Bike New York are your source for everything bicycles. Using their platform to educate residents on bike-riding techniques, maintenance, safety and more, they’ve built a still-growing community of cycling enthusiasts, in addition to advocating for a greener, more sustainable city.

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Path2Parenthood

Path2Parenthood is committed to helping people create their families by supporting outreach programs and educational information.P2P is involved in reproductive health, infertility treatments, and family-building options including adoption.

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Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives promotes walking, bicycling, and public transportation in New York City. TA activists are presently working to improve infrastructure for bicycling and walking on city streets, as well as traffic policies to help save lives.

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Manhattan Sideways

Manhattan Sideways walks the Side Streets of Manhattan, every day to find new, unique, and wonderful places.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC has sought to provide mentoring for youth facing adversity. BBBS connects more than 5,000 New York youth with adult mentors every year.

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NYXT.nyc

NYXT.nyc shines a spotlight on the people, places, and stories that make Manhattan special. NYXT connects viewers with their communities and provides pathways to become engaged and involved.

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A Call To Men

A Call To Men is an organization that encourages educating men and boys with the goal of teaching them to be more respectful of women and to reduce violence against them.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works to conserve millions of square miles around the world, with nearly 500 projects in 65 countries. The WCS operates the Central Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

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CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings offer short, free talks to the creative community one Friday each month over breakfast. It's a great way to meet like-minded people and engage with subjects like technology and design.

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NAMI-NYC

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in New York City (NAMI-NYC) provides much-needed support and resources for people living with mental illness and their loved ones through political advocacy, education, and the work of many devoted volunteers.

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Streetfilms

Streetfilms creates short films encouraging people-friendly forms of urban transportation. Streetfilms' advocacy for bike lanes and car-free events have led to changes all over the United States and Latin America.

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Futuro Media Group

Harlem-based Futuro Media Group seeks to amplify the unheard voices missing from mainstream media. Presenting perspectives from people of color, the organization aims to give added dimensions to the American zeitgeist through independent media.

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a school for individuals interested in exploring criminal-justice related fields. Their liberal arts curriculum equips students to pursue advanced study and careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an NYC-based NGO that promotes human rights and justice and defends the rights of people worldwide. HRW achieves change by partnering with local organizations, lobbying the press, making recommendations to governments, and more.

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