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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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Healtheo360

Healtheo360 is an online network where patients living with chronic ailments can come to find support, encouragement, and information. Healtheo360 offers peer counseling, support groups, educational information, and a safe platform to connect.

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Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Providing for an underserved community, Callen-Lorde specializes in health care for the city's LGBTQ community and was named in honor of advocates Michael Callen and Audre Lorde. Since the days of Stonewall, this community health center has been providing low-cost care that is affordable and accessible in a welcoming safe space.

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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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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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Harlem One Stop

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and has no single cause, but through the work of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, people are encouraged to reach out for help instead of suffering in silence.

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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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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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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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Magnet Theater

The Magnet Theater is a performance space and training ground for improv comedy in Chelsea. Magnet Theater performers have been seen on shows like Broad City, 30 Rock, and the Colbert Report.

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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.

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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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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 more.

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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.

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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.

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Girls Who Code

Women and girls have traditionally been left behind when it comes to STEM education, but Girls Who Code has stepped in to close that gap. Starting from third grade, girls can learn computer science in GWC's after school clubs, while bonding with other girls who love tech and finding guidance through crucial mentorships, as GWC's programs prepare them for future careers in technological fields.

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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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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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RESOBOX

As a Japanese cultural center, Resobox welcomes its doors to Manhattan's and Queens' diverse populations with its art exhibitions, classes, events and more that center Japan's artistic influence. Taking its name from a portmanteau of the words "resonate" and "box," Resobox is a space for artists to collaborate and innovate.

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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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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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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the USA's leading organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease. Kidney disease can be detected from a simple test. 73 million Americans are currently at risk.

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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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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 more.

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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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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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Manhattan Sideways

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

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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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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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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 & awareness programs.

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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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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

For 15 years, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company has proliferated Latin-American culture throughout the country with its touring shows that include live music and performance. The mission of the dance company is not only to entertain, but to provide outreach for underserved Mexican-American communities through cultural enrichment and arts education.

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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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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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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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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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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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Jungles in Paris

Jungles in Paris uses documentary film to bring you to every corner of the globe in search of some of the world's most beautiful places. Jungles in Paris believes that enlightenment can be found everywhere, from mountains and seas to sidewalks.

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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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