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Urban Arts Partnership

Urban Arts Partnership seeks to foster a love of arts in public school students through arts education. The organization aims to broaden students' horizons and inspire them to think critically by connecting them with advising artists, technological in

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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 and all Lower East Side residents a

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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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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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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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The Doe Fund

The Doe Fund develops and implements cost-effective, holistic programs that meet the needs of a diverse population working to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. All of The Doe Fund's programs and innovative business

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New York Neo-Futurists

New York Neo Futurists (NYNF) is an experimental theater group presenting inexpensive art for the general public. NYNF shows often feature audience interaction and are guided by a belief in being as genuine as possible on stage.

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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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Harlem Arts Festival

The Harlem Arts Festival seeks to showcase artists and promote arts enthusiasm in Harlem, and to preserve the legacy of the neighborhood's artistic achievements.

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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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Orbis International

Orbis aims to transform lives through quality eye healthcare so that no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. Through training, research and advocacy, Orbis works to strengthen local eye care institutions, train eye care professionals and advocate

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Innocence Project

The Innocence Project works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices. The Innocence Project evaluates over 6,000 cases every year and works on nearly 300 active cases at any given time.

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Planned Parenthood of New York City

Planned Parenthood of New York City empowers individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health by providing health care and information and by promoting policies to help make those services available to everyon

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New York Anti-Trafficking Network

New York Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) is a team of human rights advocates bringing awareness to labor injustices and solutions through policy.

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Opportunity Agenda

The Opportunity Agenda works towards social justice by connecting leaders and creating change through policy. The organization provides training and resources to give tomorrow's leaders the ability to shape the global conversation.

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Strand Books

Strand Books is an independent bookstore featuring 'over 18 miles of books.' The Strand's Rare Book Room hosts a rotating array of manuscripts, all on floors dating back to 1901.

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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations, founded by philanthropist George Soros, work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies that are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Foundations fund a range of programs around the world, from public h

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Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum is an art museum in Chelsea primarily dedicated to Himalayan, Indian, and Tibetan artwork. The Rubin Museum regularly holds events, from musical performances and film screenings to meditation practices and lectures.

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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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City Lore

City Lore explores how arts and culture can help us understand the world around us. In City Lore partner schools, students are less likely to be absent.

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Children's Museum of the Arts

At the Children's Museum of the Arts, young artists ages 10 months-15 years can see, make, and share art. CMA launches several large-scale art exhibitions every year that feature both established artists and children's work.

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ART21

ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, ART21’s mission is to inspire a more cr

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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. They visit hundreds of schools every year and interview thousands of people - f

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National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation seeks to celebrate the best of American literature. The NBF holds the National Book Awards - past winners include Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, and Rachel Carson.

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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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El Taller Latino Americano

El Taller Latino Americano promotes Latin American culture through art, dance, music, and language. El Taller offers classes teaching Spanish, live music and film events, and an art gallery.

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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, institutional capabilities and

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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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Harlem One Stop

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

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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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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 other acti

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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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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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Stuttering Association for the Young

The Stuttering Association For the Young empowers youth to develop creative ways of self-expression. Through summer programs and therapy, the organization provides support for kids with speech disorders.

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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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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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Institute of Play

The Institute of Play promotes gaming and game design as a tool to help kids learn. They developed Quest to Learn, an NYC public school based on principles of gaming design.

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Asia Society

The Asia Society is an educational organization and museum that promotes understanding among the people and cultures of Asia and the United States. They are active in the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and politics.

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed to preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer. BCRF provides funding worldwide for breast cancer research with 91 cents of every dollar raised going directly to research and awareness programs

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Nation Institute

The Nation Institute is dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights causes.

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American Institute of Graphic Arts

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) aims to inspire designers and the public by sharing great design, and advocating for a richer understanding that design plays in public life. They are the USA's largest organization for design, encompassin

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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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