Normally, folks in the organizing and grassroots activist community tend to work in their own little silos, fighting their individual fights. Sure, they sometimes join forces -- not often enough on this scale.
Last week, Association of Community Employment celebrated 20 years of empowering the homeless and improving communities with a star-studded gala.
When special needs exist, they are great -- and it is imperative that great institutions such as Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics exist to assist in their care and nurturing.
In the next few decades, rural New York will either continue its economic dependence on an unjust prison system and wither, or it will ride the wave of local farming and boom. Farms, not prisons, are our state's hope.
Poverty, sickness, and violence represent humanity at its worst. We must each, individually and collectively, address such societal problems.
One half of New York City parents say they would feel forced to quit their job if their child no longer had access to child care. But despite the importance of these programs, the mayor's 2013 budget would cut subsidized child care.
Steve's Camp at Horizon Farms ives 9th and 10th grade children facing poverty, gang violence and a dearth of support services the chance to spend two weeks on beautiful working farm.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has drawn the nation's attention to these economic issues, starting a necessary dialogue, but we need legislative action to help those toiling away for next to nothing.
All Long Island communities, including mine, must take a greater interest in their local water supply.
For so many of our families and our children, the challenges of living in this wonderful city are not subway delays or long lines at Starbucks, but putting food on the table.
An unexpected lump in Anna Kril's left breast gave her a crash course in cancer survival. Spunky and savvy, she was appalled at the lack of resources in Queens for breast cancer sufferers like herself.
A group of entertainers including John Forte, Maino and Saigon will appear at the Griffin Nightclub in New York to raise funds for In Arms Reach, an organization that helps children of incarcerated parents.
Every vote is equal. The "afflicted" can catch up to the "comfortable." We just need to reform our 20th century, tired ideas -- and the leaders who perpetuate them.
The benefits of living wage laws are not abstract. They are not just about money or development or investment. They are about doing what is right, just, and fair.
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Continuing to require struggling New Yorkers to submit to finger imaging is an impractical obstacle that has kept eligible applicants from enrolling in a public assistance program that would help alleviate their hardship.