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Citizens Committee for NYC

Citizens Committee for NYC
New York, NY
Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers —especially those in low-income areas— come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 

What would it take to improve your neighborhood? 

Whether it's organizing a farmer's market, painting a mural, composting cafeteria scraps, or launching a dance camp, we can help make your idea a reality.

Diana Blackwell dreamt of lush gardens in her public housing development in Harlem. In place of concrete and vacant lots, she envisioned vegetables, flowers, and fruit. With other members of the Frederick E. Samuels Resident Association, Diana and her neighbors turned their vision into reality. Now, vertical gardens sprout herbs, vine-ripe tomatoes, and leafy greens. Other housing developments have followed suit, and the bounty grows.