Advocacy / Community Organizing
Cathedral Community Cares goal is to be the catalyst to help improve the lives of those impacted by addiction, hunger, poverty, homelessness, and poor health. Through the dedicated efforts of trained professionals and those qualified by their life experiences, those who struggle are helped. As a part of the Living Cathedral, Cathedral Community Cares expands its services based on the needs of the community. By working with the community in a safe environment, the seeds of change are planted, nurtured, and developed through advocacy, intervention, and empowerment.
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun: Through Panim el Panim, B'nai Jeshurun's Community Organizing and Advocacy Initiative, we utilize community organizing strategies to build deeper relationships among congregants, identify issues of shared concern, and advocate for social change in partnership with other communities. Our four direct-service programs - the BJ/SPSA Homeless Shelter, Judith Bernstein Lunch Program, BJ Reads, and the BJ/Ralph Bunche School Partnership - offer concrete ways to address the immediate needs and improve the lives of others in our community. Under the name "BJ Responds," we take additional opportunities to "pray with our feet" through one-time events and by responding to global and national crises including the genocide in Darfur. We invite each of you to carve out your own path of gemilut hasadim at B'nai Jeshurun, to serve God and to live the mitzvot of our tradition.
Interfaith Center of New York is a secular non-profit educational organization. Our goal is to create understanding and respect among the different religious groups of New York City as well as to encourage members of all faiths to get involved in civic participation. We seek to help solve social issues in the fields of education, the legal system, social work, the arts and culture.
Jewish Fund for Justice (JFSJ) will help to expand the Jewish progressive base and increase its capacity for creating economic justice while partnering with established institutions to engage them on issues of common concern. In the broader American community, JFSJ will strengthen the progressive capacity of low income communities and organizations while being a leader in reestablishing the Jewish community’s role as an anchor and ally to the social change movement. To realize this vision, the Jewish Funds for Justice is helping to build a resurgent movement for justice with a significant Jewish presence at its center. Because of our innovative programming, more synagogues are building dynamic congregations, more working families own their own homes, more young Jews are becoming Jewish leaders, more volunteers are serving the common good, and more communities are organizing for social change.
New York State Labor-Religion Coalition supports campaigns addressing corporate accountability, living wages, and recognition of the inalienable worth of all human beings.
Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) is a thirty-two year old broad-based, membership driven, social justice community organization. We now offer affiliate memberships to any congregation, community development corporation, neighborhood association, immigrant services agency, school, etc. that endorses our social justice mission and commits to organizing with us as a strategy for change.
Picture the Homeless was founded on the principle that homeless people have civil and human rights regardless of our race, creed, color or economic status. Picture the Homeless was founded and is led by homeless people. We refuse to accept being neglected, and we demand that our voices and experience are heard at all levels of decision-making that impact us.
St. Mary’s Manhattanville Episcopal Church of Harlem is the "I am not afraid" church, standing up as a community of faith in West Harlem to pursure justice and peace for the poor and oppressed, to pray and care for the sick, lonely, and at risk, and to put into practice the message of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies promotes the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable by strengthening human service organizations and advocating for just public policies.