Member Organizations

Make the Road New York

is a major force for social change in New York City, with more than 9,000 members who lead the organization in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Make the Road New York offers a variety of services and strategies for neighborhood improvement, including organizing for civil rights and economic justice, legal services, educational programs, and youth development. Contact Placida Rodriguez at (718)418-7690 ext. 210.

New Settlement Apartments

was founded by South Bronx parents in 1997, the New Settlement Parent Action Committee (PAC), organizes for educational justice and safety with dignity in the lowest performing school districts in NYC. PAC develops local and district-wide campaigns, builds the leadership and skills of South Bronx parents, and offers monthly “Know Your Rights” workshops that benefit the entire community. PAC is a program of New Settlement Apartments which owns and operates nearly 1,000 units of housing and provides educational and community service programs to thousands of children, youth and adts. Contact Sasha Warner-Berry at 718-716-8000.

New York Communities for Change

is a community-based membership organization committed to organizing in NYC’s lowest-income neighborhoods. Our goal is to empower communities to impact the political and economic policies that directly affect them. We will build organizations that have the strength to create positive change through leadership development, direct action, negotiation, legislation, and voter participation. Contact Zach Lerner at (347) 410-6919.

Support to CEJ Provided by:

The NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center)

provides a wide range of strategic support to CEJ, including data and policy analysis, research, and training. The Metro Center team has supported community organizing for school reform in New York since 1995. Contact Megan Hester at (646) 410-2658.