Know Your City: Non-For-Profits That Will Heal You



NYXT began 2019 by celebrating our 100th video content partnership, and we are beginning this spring announcing that we are partnering with BRIC. The leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn is joining us to spread the word about our partners through Spectrum on channel 1997, RCN on channel 85, and Verizon Fios on channel 45.


Since this season is a good opportunity to clean, refresh and start all over again, we wanted to highlight the work of some community groups that will simply make you feel better through dialogue, art and science.


Based in Brooklyn, Womanity Project is a non-for-profit that produces media content and workshops to shed light on cultural and gender stereotypes. It was developed not as a one gender platform, but as a movement for all to create and share conversations about identity, human value, connection, and empowerment.


Their current goal is to invite more men to the feminist conversation, so feel free to contact them if you would like to share your experience!




Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003 with a goal of ending pediatric AIDS. Their family-focused approach hinges on deep engagement with communities and the clinics that serve people living with HIV and AIDS. You can take action and support them creating a campaign.


Positive Exposure

Positive Exposure has utilized the visual arts and narrative to change perceptions, in both the medical and public arena, of individuals living with genetic, physical, intellectual and behavioral differences. You can learn more about their history through their book Change How You See, See How You Change which explores the near twenty-year journey of the organization.



The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure. If you want to get involved and make a difference in the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis, check their calendar and say hello!


If you are interested in arts and education, read Know Your City: Organizations That You Can Learn From, highlighting the work of Art Start, Literacy Partners and Eyebeam. If you are a passionate explorer, read Know Your City: Organizations That Will Get You Out The Couch, to learn more about City Parks Foundation, Greenpeace, American Institute of Architects and Amazon Watch.

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