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Lower Eastside Girls Club

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) gives girls and young women 8-18 pathways to grow, learn, have fun, & develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. LESGC was founded in 1996.

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Institute of Play

The Institute of Play promotes gaming and game design as a tool to help kids learn. They developed Quest to Learn, an NYC public school based on principles of gaming design.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC has sought to provide mentoring for youth facing adversity. BBBS connects more than 5,000 New York youth with adult mentors every year.

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an NYC-based NGO that promotes human rights and justice and defends the rights of people worldwide. HRW achieves change by partnering with local organizations, lobbying the press, making recommendations to governments, and more.

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The Youth Channel

The Youth Media Center offers Manhattan residents ages 16 to 24 free video production training, digital journalism internships and the opportunity to produce social justice focused media on important youth issues for MNN's award-winning Youth Channel.

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A Call To Men

A Call To Men is an organization that encourages educating men and boys with the goal of teaching them to be more respectful of women and to reduce violence against them.

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Korea Society

The Korea Society promotes awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the United States and Korea. The Korea Society offers art exhibitions, educational programs, policy talks, and a series of special events each year.

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Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates the unique past, present and future of New York City. The museum engages audiences through exhibitions, learning opportunities, publications and public events.

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Urban Arts Partnership

Urban Arts Partnership seeks to foster a love of arts in public school students through arts education. The organization aims to broaden students' horizons and inspire them to think critically by connecting them with advising artists.

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National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation seeks to celebrate the best of American literature. The NBF holds the National Book Awards - past winners include Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, and Rachel Carson.

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Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop connects people with arts, civic groups, cultural institutions, businesses, and cultural opportunities in Harlem.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in over 170 countries helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and institutional capabilities.

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American Institute of Graphic Arts

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) aims to inspire designers and the public by sharing great design, and advocating for a richer understanding that design plays in public life.

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Children's Aid

The mission of Children's Aid is to provide kids in poverty with opportunities to help them realize their full potential. They provide educational, emotional and health-oriented support to nourish mind, body and spirit.

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Planned Parenthood of New York City

Planned Parenthood of New York City empowers individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health by providing health care and information and by promoting policies to help make those services available to all.

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ART21

ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time.

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NYXT.nyc

NYXT.nyc shines a spotlight on the people, places, and stories that make Manhattan special. NYXT connects viewers with their communities and provides pathways to become engaged and involved.

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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations, founded by philanthropist George Soros, work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies that are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Foundations fund a range of programs around the world.

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Jungles in Paris

Jungles in Paris uses documentary film to bring you to every corner of the globe in search of some of the world's most beautiful places. Jungles in Paris believes that enlightenment can be found everywhere, from mountains and seas to sidewalks.

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Orbis International

Orbis aims to transform lives through quality eye healthcare so that no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. Through training, research and advocacy, Orbis works to strengthen local eye care institutions, train eye care professionals and more.

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DIY

DIY provides online courses for kids to discover new skills and meet new friends. On DIY, kids teach other kids. Because who better to learn from than you?

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Innocence Project

The Innocence Project works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices. The Innocence Project evaluates over 6,000 cases every year and works on nearly 300 active cases at any given time.

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Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, the Irish Arts Center (IAC) projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America through performances, exhibitions, and education.

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Harlem Arts Festival

The Harlem Arts Festival seeks to showcase artists and promote arts enthusiasm in Harlem, and to preserve the legacy of the neighborhood's artistic achievements.

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a school for individuals interested in exploring criminal-justice related fields. Their liberal arts curriculum equips students to pursue advanced study and careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International aims to continue advancing human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world through advocacy, partnerships and accountability of those aiming to violate their rights.

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Opportunity Agenda

The Opportunity Agenda works towards social justice by connecting leaders and creating change through policy. The organization provides training and resources to give tomorrow's leaders the ability to shape the global conversation.

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City Lore

City Lore explores how arts and culture can help us understand the world around us. In City Lore partner schools, students are less likely to be absent.

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Futuro Media Group

Harlem-based Futuro Media Group seeks to amplify the unheard voices missing from mainstream media. Presenting perspectives from people of color, the organization aims to give added dimensions to the American zeitgeist through independent media.

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Idealist

Idealist aims to connect people who want to do good with opportunities for action and collaboration. Idealist.org connects 2 million people each month with jobs and volunteer opportunities.

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Asia Society

The Asia Society is an educational organization and museum that promotes understanding among the people and cultures of Asia and the United States. They are active in the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and politics.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in order to bring African-American culture and American modern dance to the world. Since its founding in 1958, The Ailey Theater has performed 235 different works.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works to conserve millions of square miles around the world, with nearly 500 projects in 65 countries. The WCS operates the Central Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

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Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now pairs professional writers with underserved young women to help them discover the power of their own voices. GWN is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls.

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Path2Parenthood

Path2Parenthood is committed to helping people create their families by supporting outreach programs and educational information.P2P is involved in reproductive health, infertility treatments, and family-building options including adoption.

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Correctional Association of New York

The Correctional Association of New York advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society. The CA has been putting 'people before prisons' since its inception in 1846.

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El Taller Latino Americano

El Taller Latino Americano promotes Latin American culture through art, dance, music, and language. El Taller offers classes teaching Spanish, live music and film events, and an art gallery.

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Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives promotes walking, bicycling, and public transportation in New York City. TA activists are presently working to improve infrastructure for bicycling and walking on city streets, as well as traffic policies to help save lives.

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Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Every 20 minutes, a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of wishes for these children. As long as childhood illnesses exist, Make-A-Wish will inspire and support healthier, happier outcomes.

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