External Resources: Community Organizations

Anti-Violence Project
The New York City Anti-Violence Project is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.

Center for Urban Pedagogy
Projects that bring together art and design professionals - artists, graphic designers, architects, urban planners - with community-based advocates and researchers - organizers, government officials, academics, service-providers and policymakers. These partners work with CUP staff to create projects ranging from high school curricula to educational exhibitions.

Community Service Society of New York (CSS)
A 160 year-old institution that has been on the cutting edge of public policy innovations to support poor New Yorkers in their quest to be full participants in the civic life of the nation’s largest city. CSS employs a variety of tools – advocacy, direct service, research and policy analysis, and strategic partnerships – to forge consensus on appropriate policy interventions to facilitate the economic mobility of low-income New Yorkers.

Green Worker Cooperatives
Creating environmentally friendly jobs and business.

Library of Congress' Hispanic Reading Room
Serving as the primary access point for research relating to those parts of the world encompassing the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S., and peoples of Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Provides timely, useful information to the nation's burgeoning Hispanic population. HispanosInfo helps to meet primarily the needs of Spanish-dominant Latinos by providing information, advice and links to other sources of information and services.

National Institue for Latino Policy
One of the leading think tanks in the Latino community utilizing an action research model, NiLP is involved in a wide range of policy issues affecting the Latino community.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
Their mission is to: 1) improve the image of American Latinos as portrayed by the media; 2) increase the number of American Latinos employed in all facets of the media industry; 3) advocate for media and telecommunications policies that benefit the Latino community.

The National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan policy center established in 1982 (formerly the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy). One of the leading think tanks in the Latino community utilizing an action research model, NiLP is involved in a wide range of policy issues affecting the Latino community. The Institute’s three areas of focus are policy analysis and advocacy, civic participation and policy networking.

Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY)
A community organization that targets exploitative and abusive workplaces within New York City's restaurant industry. It engages in workplace justice campaigns to organize and empower workers through protests, litigation, and political pressure.

The oldest Latino community-based organization in Brooklyn.

A non-profit organization focusing on environmental justice issues and community empowerment on health-related matters.

WHOSE BARRIO? is an emotionally charged look at the changes in Manhattan's Spanish Harlem as real estate speculation pushes rents and property values past the point of affordability for most area residents. Directed and produced by Ed Morales and Laura Rivera.