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NYC Conflicts of Interest Board

The NYC Conflicts of Interest Board is the independent City agency that protects and promotes integrity in City government by helping public servants avoid conflicts between their public duties and private interests.

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Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Every 20 minutes, a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of wishes for these children. As long as childhood illnesses exist, Make-A-Wish will inspire and support healthier, happier outcomes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Girl Rising

Girl Rising is an organization aiming to ensure that girls worldwide are educated, empowered, and reach their full potential, by sharing their stories. They believe that storytelling can have an impact and long-term social change.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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LGBT Center

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

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Art Students League

By artists, for artists, the Art Students League democratizes art by making the ability to create accessible to all. By offering affordable art education and use of facilities on a flexible schedule, the Art Students League opens up opportunities for those who want to pursue careers as creators. For nearly 150 years, the League has influenced some of the world’s most renowned artists and remains a collective that offers support for its next generation.

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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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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 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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Ballet Tech

Ballet Tech is an educational institution that is as committed to arts education as it is to scholarly achievement. With an emphasis on classical dance, intense training and committed instructors help prepare students from underserved communities for careers in performing arts as many alumni go on to perform with some of the world’s most renowned companies.

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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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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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Harlem One Stop

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

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