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Strike a Chord

Coming in Winter, 2015: Access for All

It can be a challenge for anyone to navigate a great big city like New York, but when you live with a disability, that challenge can be compounded. This winter, WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on efforts to improve access to public transportation, theaters and everything in between for people with disabilities in the tri-state region. If your organization works to improve accessibility, we want to hear from you here.
 

Fall, 2014: Teen Suicide Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.  It results in about 4,600 lives lost each year.
- Check out our Tumblr blog on the topic.
- WFUV teamed up with Bronxnet for a television panel discussion on teen suicide prevention. Watch it here.
- Here are some organizations on the front lines of the fight to give teens hope:
 

Original photo flickr.com/orangegreenblue

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    afsp.org
    (212) 363-3500
  • The Trevor Project
    thetrevorproject.org
    212.695.8650
    If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    If you would like immediate help, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Montefiore Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Bronx, NY)
    montefiore.org
    718-920-6215
  • Communilife’s Life is Precious program
    comunilife.org
    (212) 219-1618
  • The Samaritans of New York
    samaritansnyc.org
    Business Office: (212) 673-3661 24/7
    Hotline: (212)-673-3000
  • Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
    jbfcs.org
    If you want help, call 844-ONE-CALL
    If you need immediate help with suicidal thoughts, call the Hotline at 800-273-TALK
  • The Jed Foundation
     jedfoundation.org
     

About: Strike a Chord

WFUV is supported by a community of smart, curious, caring people. And at WFUV we're committed to supporting community organizations doing good work in the New York metropolitan area. We spotlight a particular issue every quarter. You'll hear Cityscape programs and news features that address those issues, and public service announcements for local organizations dealing with them. WFUV's volunteer Community Advisory Board is contributing their ideas; if you have any suggestions for themes, please contact sac@wfuv.org. See here for PSA Submission Guidelines.

Previously...

A Greener World: Spring, 2014

Non-profit organizations working to build a greener Metropolitan Region.

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Urban Health: Winter, 2014

  • Acacia Network
    The largest Latino non-profit in New York State, providing a wide variety of services, including housing and behavioral health
  • God's Love We Deliver
    The tri-state area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves
  • St. Rose's Garden + CSA
    Fordham University's Community Garden and Food Co-Op [Facebook]
  • Meneses Lab, Fordham University
    Researching why the HPV virus is taking a bigger toll in the African-American community than the Caucasian community in the Bronx
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Distinguished among premier academic medical centers for its deep commitment to the Bronx community
  • New York Botanical Garden
    Researching the use of plants among immigrant communities for medicinal purposes and how that might impact their overall health
    General information about the Garden, including the Science program, at nybg.org
  • Project TRUE
    Working to connect urban youth and others to nature in the Bronx and elsewhere in New York City [more info]
  • Kings County Tennis League
    Using tennis as an instrument for mentorship and community building in public housing developments in Brooklyn
  • Bronx Science Consortium
    Leaders from five renowned Bronx institutions, including Fordham University, have formed a partnership to usher in a new model of scientific research, education, and community engagement. For more information contact Amy Tuininga at tuininga@fordham.edu or Ron Jacobson at jacobson@fordham.edu
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Philippine Typhoon Relief: Fall, 2013

The sudden strike of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines left a wake of destruction in the form of fatalities and injuries, and the number of homeless reached into the millions. If you'd like to offer time or money to help relief efforts, contact one of these relief organizations.

General/International

  • American Red Cross "Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality"
  • Americares Emergency Response and Global Health
  • Operation USA Assists developing communities in addressing problems relating to natural and man-made disasters
  • OXFAM America International relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice
  • Philippine Red Cross Blood Services, Disaster Management Services, Safety Services, Community Health and Nursing Services, Social Services and the Volunteer Services
  • Team Rubicon Disaster response veterans service organization

Faith-Based

Focus on Children

  • CARE Delivering immediate relief and helping communities rebuild in the years to come
  • Children's Fund International Launching relief and recovery efforts for children and families
  • Save the Children Promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
  • UNICEF Help children affected by natural disasters
  • World Vision Distributing critical supplies to storm survivors in the Philippines

Medical Resources

  • Direct Relief Focuses on improving the quality of life by bringing critically needed medicines and supplies to local healthcare providers worldwide
  • Doctors Without Borders Doctors and nurses volunteer to provide urgent medical care in countries to victims of war and disaster
  • International Medical Corps Dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs
  • International Rescue Committee Responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives
  • Mammoth Medical Missions Provides medical, surgical, dental, and general health-care services, as well as emergency medical response for large-scale disasters

Focus on Hunger

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Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens: Fall, 2013

Food pantries and soup kitchens provide a lifeline to countless individuals and families in need of assistance. They often get a ton of volunteers around the holidays, but food pantries and soup kitchens need help all year long. Many emergency food programs in our region saw demand increase dramatically following the recession, and again after Hurricane Sandy. They all could use your help.

Five Boroughs:

The River Fund New York (Richmond Hill, NY)
718-441-1125

University Community Social Services (New York, NY)
917-754-9878

Part of the Solution (Bronx, NY)
718-220-4892

St. John Bread and Life (Brooklyn, NY)
718-574-0058 ext. 137

New York Common Pantry (New York, NY)
917-720-9700

St. Peter's Food Pantry (New York, NY)
212-929-2390

Long Island

Long Island Cares: The Harry Chapin Food Bank (Hauppauge, NY)
631-582-3663

Long Beach Soup Kitchen/Food and Friendship Inn (Long Beach, NY)
516-978-7076

Alix Rubinger Kosher Food Pantry (Massapequa, NY)
516-541-0740

Interfaith Nutrition Network - The INN (Hempstead, NY)
516-486-8506

New Jersey

Center for Food Action (Bergen County, NJ)
201-569-1804

Community FoodBank of New Jersey (Hillside, NJ)
908-355-3663

Toni's Kitchen (Montclair, NJ)
973-932-0768

Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels
201-358-0050

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair, NJ)
973-744-6560

Table to Table (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
201-444-5500

Points North

Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force (Mamaroneck, NY)
914-689-3558

The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT)
203-334-1121

Operation Hope of Fairfield (Fairfield, CT)
203-292-5588

Brewster Community Food Pantry (Brewster, NY)
914-649-8002

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Mental Health Stereotypes: Spring 2013

Mental health is one of those topics we're often reluctant to talk about. That’s due in large part to the many misconceptions about mental illness, which can lead to a wide variety of problems, from discrimination at work to difficulty finding housing. Here are organizations in the New York area working to fight the stigma mental illness can carry.

Fountain House (New York, NY)
212-582-0340

JBFCS (New York, NY)
(212) 582-9100

Bring Change 2 Mind (San Francisco, CA)
415-814-8846

Laurel House, Inc. (Stamford, CT)
203-324-7734

The Mental Health Association of Westchester County (Tarrytown, NY)
914-345-5900

NAMI Westchester (Elmsford, NY)
914-592-5458

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (Brooklyn, NY)
718-722-6204

Rockland Independent Living Center (New City, NY)
845-219-9723

NewBridge Services, Inc. (Pompton Plains, NJ)
973-686-2246

Riverdale Mental Health Association (Bronx, NY)
718-796-5300

Community Hope, Inc. (Parsippany, NJ)

NAMIBikes (Wayne, NJ)
973-706-5869

Community Healthcare Network (New York, NY)
212-545-2400

Putnam Family and Community Service (Carmel, NY)
845-225-2700

Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (Bohemia, NY)
631-226-3900

The Mental Health Association of New York City (New York, NY)
212-614-6317

Mental Health Association of Essex County, Inc. (Montclair, NJ)
973-509-9777

Mercy Haven (Islip Terrace, NY)
631-277-8300

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (Great Neck, NY)
516-829-0091

Mental Health Association of Nassau County (Hempstead, NY)
516-489-2322

Child Mind Institute (New York, NY)
646-625-4341

Yoga for Mental Wellness at The Breathing Project (New York,NY)
212-979-9642

Community Access (New York, NY)
212-780-1400

Dave Nee Foundation (New York, NY)
646-801-7392

Long Island Families Together (Amityville, NY)
631-264-5438

The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. (New York, NY)
212-742-1600

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Emergency Housing: Winter, 2013

Superstorm Sandy underscored the need for more emergency housing as tens of thousands of families in our area found themselves with no place to live. This winter, WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign highlights not-for-profit organizations that work to make sure people have a roof over their heads in times of need.

Jazz Foundation of America (New York, NY)
jazzfoundation.org
(212) 245-3999
 
Homeless Solutions (Morristown, NJ)
homelesssolutions.org
(973) 993-0900
 
Women's Prison Association (New York, NY)
wpaonline.org
(646) 292-7742
 
JBFCS (New York, NY)
Jbfcs.org
(212) 632-4736
 
Harboring Hearts Foundation (New York, NY)
harboringhearts.org
(866) 958-2536
 
Mommas House (Wantagh, NY)
mommashouse.org
(516) 781-8637
 
Options for Community Living (Smithtown, NY)
optionscl.org
(631) 361-9020

If you are looking to help in the continuing Sandy relief efforts, here is a list of donation and volunteer opportunities.

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After-School Programs: Fall, 2012

"The Fall is a great time to turn our attention to after-school programs. School is in full swing, but when that bell rings at 3 pm, many kids don't have a place to turn, making after-school programs critical for many families. A lot of programs rely on volunteers to mentor and educate students. We know many of our listeners are in a position to put their knowledge and talents to work in after-school programs. We hope this Strike a Chord campaign helps to connect them with rewarding volunteer opportunities, and makes a big difference for kids." -- George Bodarky, WFUV News Director

Community Center, Inc. of Greenwich
Greenwich, CT
203-869-1276
www.ccigreenwich.org

Vacamas Programs for Youth
West Milford, NJ
973-838-0942
www.vacamas.org

Kids’ S.P.A.C.E. of Rye
Rye, NY
914-921-3390
www.kidsspaceofrye.org

Harlem RBI
New York, NY
212-722-1608
www.harlemrbi.org

Power Writers Program (Project of Odysseus Group)
New York, NY
917-699-0625
Powerwriters.org

NJSACC: The Statewide Network for NJ’s Afterschool Communities
Westfield, NJ
908-789-0259
www.njsacc.org

Inwood Academy for Leadership
New York, NY
212-942-1450
www.inwoodacademy.org

Girls Write Now
New York, NY
212-336-9330
www.girlswritenow.org

NCY-Westchester Community Partners
Yonkers, NY
914-423-5009
www.jcy-wcp.com

Rising City Arts
Astoria, NY
718-986-0967
RisingCityArts.com

iMentor
New York, NY
212-461-4330
www.imentor.org

Children of Promise, NYC
Brooklyn, NY
718-483-9290
www.cpnyc.org

GO Project
New York, NY
347-377-2317
www.goprojectnyc.org

Brooklyn College Community Partnership
Brooklyn, NY
718-951-5015
www.thebccp.org
 

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Electoral Engagement: Summer, 2012

Community Voices Heard
115 East 106th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10029
212-860-6001

Generation Citizen
154 Grand St., New York, NY 10013
617-933-9336

HeadCount
104 West 29th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 1001
917-509-5572

Long Island Civic Engagement Table
1090 Suffolk Ave., Brentwood, NY 11717
917-494-5922

Project Vote Smart
One Common Ground, Philipsburg, MT 59858
888-868-3762

TurboVote
Democracy Works Inc. 150 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
646-580-VOTE(8683)

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Animal Welfare: Winter, 2012

Contact information so you can get involved with groups dedicated to the care and protection of animals.

Resource List:

Adopt-A-Dog
Armonk, NY
914-273-1674

The Alliance in Limiting Strays
Westport, CT
203-222-1992

Angels of Animals, Inc.
Clifton, NJ
973-287-7797

Animal Care & Control of NYC
New York, NY
212-442-2057

Animal Haven
New York, NY
212-274-8511

North Shore Animal League America
Port Washington, NY
516-883-7633

Animal Protection League of New Jersey
Englishtown, NJ
732-446-6808

The Artemis Project
New York, NY
917-701-7555

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
New York, NY
212-876-7700

Bobbi and the Strays
Glendale, NY
718-326-6070

Dutchess County of SPCA
Hyde Park, NY
845-454-5345 x 107

Double D Bar Ranch, Inc.
Manorville, NY
631-878-4106

Four Legs Good
Pomona, NY
845-300-7444

Fire Island Animal Rescue, Ltd.
Ocean Beach, NY
631-583-9052

FeralCare and Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic
Straftford, CT
203-556-2952

Friends of Animals
Darien, CT
203-656-1522

Greyhound Rescue & Rehabilitation
Cross River, NY
914-763-2221

Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)
Mamaroneck, NY
914-381-0309

The Humane Society of the United States
New York, NY
917-331-7187

Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry
White Plains, NY
914-907-3433

The Kaeli Kramer Foundation
Mellville, NY
516-443-9861

Karma Cat & Zen Dog Rescue Society
East Brunswick, NJ
732-568-4694

Last Hope Animal Rescue
Wantagh, NY
516-783-0030

The Last Resort Rescue
West Milford, NJ
201-358-6163

Liberty Humane Society
Jersey City, NJ
201-547-4147 x. 1006

Mid Hudson Animal Aid, Inc.
Beacon, NY
845-831-4321

The National Foundation for Animal Rescue (NFFAR)
Saddle River, NJ
877-5548787

Neighborhood Cats
New York, NY
212-662-5761

North Shore Animal Leage America
Port Washington, NY
516-883-7633

Peace4Paws
Westwood, NJ
201-280-8696

Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR)
Ridgefield, CT
203-438-0158

Ruff House Rescue
Oceanside, NY

SPCA of Westchester
Briarcliff Manor, NY
914-2896 x22

SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary
Montgomery, NY
845-361-2316

Volunteers for Animal Welfare Inc.
Sound Beach, NY
631-331-4779

Wildlife in Crisis
Weston, CT
203-544-9913

Wilma's Orphans
Hempstead, NY
516-485-5875

Note: WFUV does not aim to define the issue of animal welfare or make a value judgment on any organization, but for the purposes of this campaign, it is not our intent to address arguments that animals should never be used or kept as property by humans. In addition, groups that in any way advocate or condone violence in their efforts will also automatically be excluded.

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NYC Parks: Spring, 2011

Neighborhood parks are the focal point of many communities. Kids frolic in playgrounds, people read on shaded benches, or simply meet and converse with their neighbors. Here's a list of people and organizations that keep them safe and vibrant. And thanks to all our friends who came out for It's My Park Day on May 21st!

City Parks Foundation/Partnerships for Parks
www.cityparksfoundation.org
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065
212-360-1399

Prospect Park Alliance
www.prospectpark.org
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-965-8954

Friends of Connetquot
www.friendsofconnetquot.org
PO Box 472
Oakdale, NY 11769
e-mail: info@friendsofconnetquot.org

Hudson River Park Trust
www.hudsonriverpark.org
Pier 40 - 353 West Street - 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10014
212-627-2020

Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc.
www.wpanj.org
662 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
201-533-9571

New Yorkers for Parks
www.ny4p.org
55 Broad Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10004
212-838-9410

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Senior Services: Winter, 2011

Programs that serve older adults are facing tough times as a result of budget cuts, but they don't have to go it alone. Here are some of the organizations working locally.

Dyckman Senior Center
New York, NY
212-569-7790

Prospect Hill Senior Services Center
Brooklyn, NY
718-499-9574

Staying Put in New Canaan
New Canaan, CT
203-966-7762

Elders Share the Arts
Brooklyn, NY
718-398-3870

Neighborhood House
Tarrytown, NY
914-631-0205

Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland Inc.
Nanuet, NY
845-624-6325

Morningside Village
New York, NY
917-775-1199

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging
New York, NY
212-879-7400

Services Now For Adult Persons
Queens Village, NY
718-454-2100

Riverstone Senior Life Services
New York, NY
212-927-5600

One Stop Senior Services
New York, NY
212-864-7900

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program - RSVP
Smithtown, NY
631-979-9490

Riverdale Senior Services
Bronx, NY
718-884-5900

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Family Service League
Huntington, NY
631-427-3700

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Music Education: Fall, 2010

Times have been especially tough in public schools, and often arts programs are the first things to get cut. The October 30th edition of Cityscape focused on the issue, interviewing two prominent arts education advocates: Broadway legend Carol Channing and Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. Listen to the show in the WFUV News section. The following are non-profit organizations that strengthen and restore music education in schools in the New York metropolitan region.

Education Through Music
New York, NY
212-972-4788

Youth Music Exchange
Forest Hills, NY
917-674-0014

Lawrence Township Public Schools, Instrumental Music
Lawrenceville, NJ
609-671-5510

Jazz on the Banks
New Brunswick, NJ
732-246-0129
jazzonthebanks@gmail.com

Long Island Traditions
Port Washington, NY
516-767-8803

Ten O'clock Classics
New York, NY
212-629-6004

Academic Music Seminars
New York, NY
917-267-9395

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
Brooklyn, NY
718-788-2025

Gramercy Brass Orchestra of NY
New York, NY
212-229-7607

Little Kids Rock
Cedar Grove, NJ
973-746-8248

Long Island Music Hall of Fame
Port Jefferson, NY
631-828-3914

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn, NY
718-622-3300

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
Studio City, CA

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Job Training: Summer, 2010

The economy is improving, or so they say. But there are still a whole lot of people out of work, and some of them need new skills to land a job. Here are some of the organizations working on job training locally.

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
New York, NY
212-627-6252

The Arc of New Jersey/Project HIRE
North Brunswick, NJ
732-246-2525

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Brooklyn, NY
718-369-0303

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
Brooklyn, NY
718-237-2017

Fedcap
New York, NY
212-727-4200

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Affordable Housing: Winter, 2010

The recession has affected people in different ways. Some have had to choose between paying for food or rent. Others have had to leave their homes. When you don't have a place to call home, every aspect of daily life can be a struggle. Help provide healthy, safe and affordable homes for working families by offering your precious time or much-needed funds.

Here are some of the organizations working locally:

University Neighborhood Housing Program
Bronx, NY
718-933-3101

Flatbush Development Corporation
Brooklyn, NY
718-859-3800 Ext 213

Housing Development Fund
Stamford, CT
203-969-1830

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Bronx, NY
718-732-7522

Paterson Habitat for Humanity
Paterson, NJ
973-595-6868

Operation Hope
Fairfield, CT
203-292-5588

Promesa Systems Inc.
Bronx, NY
718-299-1100

Rebuilding Together NYC
New York, NY
212-362-1636

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
Bridgeport, CT
203-332-7977

Westhab, Inc.
Elmsford, NY
914-345-2800

A-HOME
Pleasantville, NY
914-741-0740

Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services
Plainfield, NJ
908-753-4001

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Earthquake Recovery in Haiti: Winter 2010

Everyone here at FUV has been moved by the news coming from Haiti and we know our listeners are too. Donations are being collected by various organizations in the New York area and nationally, and there are benefit concerts going on in NYC as well.

The following is a sample list of charities that are offering help in Haiti. If you are uncertain about any organization's legitimacy or goals, you can do research on them at Guidestar and/or Charity Navigator.

Online Resources

Faith-based Organizations:


General/International:

  • American Red Cross: [Info/Donate]
  • Yéle Haiti: Wyclef Jean founded the organization to increase awareness of Haiti; they have pulled together a Haiti Earthquake Alliance to help. [Info/Donate]
  • Oxfam International: [Info/Donate]
  • Concern Worldwide: Improving the lives of the poorest people. [Info/Donate]

Focus on Children:


Medical Resources:

  • Doctors Without Borders: [Info/Donate]
  • Direct Relief International: Emergency medical help. [Info/Donate]
  • International Rescue Committee: Veteran first responders help provide medical care, clean water and sanitation. [Info/Donate]
  • Partners in Health: Bringing modern medical care to poor communities. [Info/Donate]

Focus on Hunger:


Focus on Technology:

  • CrisisCommons: Community Technology + Humanitarian Relief [Info]

Text a Donation

Mobile service providers are set up to bill you and contribute the funds. When prompted, hit 'YES' to confirm. Receipts are available.

The American Red Cross:
Text the word 'HAITI' to 09000 to donate $10.

Yele Haiti Foundation (started by Wyclef Jean):
Text the word "YELE" to 501501 to donate $5

The International Rescue Committee:
Text "HAITI" to 25383 to donate $5

The Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief Fund:
Text the word "HAITI" to 20222 to donate $10

The International Medical Corps:
Text "HAITI" to 85944 to donate $10

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Artists' Organizations: Fall 2009

Splashes of Hope
Huntington, NY
splashesofhope.org
631-424-8230

Sing For Your Seniors, Inc.
New York, NY
singforyourseniors.org
917-957-3975

Long Island Film/TV Foundation
Bellmore, NY
longislandfilm.com
516-571-3168

Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund
Atlantic City, NJ
jan-aischolar.org
609-823-3153

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine
New York, NY
musicandmedicine.org
212-420-3484

Papahawk Music and Poetry Inc.
Yonkers, NY
papahawk.org
914-736-5542

MusiCares
New York, NY
musicares.com
212-245-7840

Rockaway Artists Alliance
Rockaway Park, NY
rockawayartistsalliance.org
718-474-0861

Edward Hopper House Art Center
Nyack, NY
hopperhouse.org
845-358-0774

The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare
New York, NY
thecreativecenter.org
646-465-5313

Lifetime Arts, Inc.
Pelham, NY
lifetimearts.org
914-355-2304

Arts Horizons
New York, NY and Englewood, NJ
artshorizons.org
212-862-ARTS and 201-567-1766

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Veterans and their Families: Summer, 2009

Helmets to Hardhats
Washington, D.C.

Blinded Veterans Association
Washington, D.C.
202-371-8880

Honor Flight Network
Springfield, OH
937-521-2400

Blue Star Mothers
Holbrook, NY
631-774-9049

JBFCS Home Again Program
An initiative of the McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball, funded by the New York State Health Foundation and Welcome Back Veterans
New York, NY
212-582-9100

Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
Ossining, NY
914-432-5400

American Corporate Partners
New York, NY
212 752-0700

Gold Star Mothers
Washington, D.C.
202-265-0991

Home Free Home
Port Washington, NY
516 883-0403

American Legions Riders
Hampton Bays, NY
631 786 6280

Community Hope, Inc.
Parsippany, NJ
973-463-9600

American Ex-Prisoners of War Department of NY)
Brooklyn, NY
718-642-7647

Circle of Friends for American Veterans
Falls Church, VA
703-237-8980

Feed Our Veterans
New York Mills, NY
315-525-9206

Work Vessels for Vets
Noank, CT
203-887-5642

Family Service League
Montclair, NJ
973 746 0800

VA New York/New Jersey Health Care System Veterans Integrated Service Network 3)
Bronx, NY
1-718-741-4143

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Washington, D.C.
202-546-1969

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
Washington, D.C.
202-543-2239

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
New York, NY
800-340-HERO

Strategic Outreach for Families of All Reservists (SOFAR)
New York, NY
212-561-6702

The G.I. GO Fund
New Brunswick, NJ
973-802-1614

DVDs4VETs
Harrison, NY
(914) 835-3673

The Soldiers Project
Lynbrook, NY
(516) 284-7531
Hope for Veterans
Parsippany, NJ
908-647-5717

Gold Star Wives of America
1-888-751-6350

Wounded Warrior Project
Jacksonville, FL
877-TEAMWWP

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The New York Metro Area Waterfront: Spring 2009

Cityscape for Saturday, May 23, 2009 dived into waterfront issues throughout the tri-state area. Our program included a report on how concerned citizens took back a stretch of neglected, trash-strewn waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as well as a panel discussion on a host of issues ranging from waterfront access to development. Our panelists were:

  • Roland Lewis - Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
  • Phillip Musegaas - Riverkeeper
  • Linda Cox - Bronx River Alliance
  • Dottie Lewandowski - Queens Commissioner of Parks

Fordham Conversations for Saturday, May 23, 2009: Before waterfront redevelopment, and before waterfront decay, New York's waterfront was a world of its own. We looked at that world - New York's longshoremen, organized crime, and how it inspired a classic film. Our guest was Fordham Theologian and author James Fisher - his book, The Irish Waterfront and the Soul of the Port, is from Cornell University press.

Local Resources

Organizations working in your neighborhood: [Links will open in a new window]


Bronx River Alliance
Bronx, NY
www.bronxriver.org
718-430-4665

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Brooklyn, NY
www.bbpc.net
718-802-0603

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Brooklyn, NY
www.bwac.org

Friends of Brook Park
Bronx, NY
www.friendsofbrookpark.org
646-641-5788

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
New York, NY
www.waterfrontalliance.org
212-935-9831

New York-New Jersey Baykeeper (Hudson-Raritan Estuary)
Keyport, NJ
www.nynjbaykeeper.org

Riverkeeper (The Hudson River and its Tributaries)
www.riverkeeper.org

Shorewalkers
New York, NY
www.shorewalkers.org
212-330-7686

Soundkeeper (The Long Island Sound)
www.soundkeeper.org

The Waterfront Museum
www.waterfrontmuseum.org

 

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