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Since 1916, we've been inspiring New Yorkers, helping families get strong and stay close, and leading bold charges for change.

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We are strong when we claim power, but strongest when we help each other gain our own. Be your best self by helping others get there, too.

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Before dreams can grow big, they need a place to take root. Our community members know what we need and how to make it happen.

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All it takes is one voice. Whether it's one person speaking up or many people speaking out, it's how we show the world what matters.

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We are not defined by streets or neighborhoods. We are a place where New Yorkers gather, inspire one another, and work together as neighbors to create our strong community where everyone belongs.

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September 14, 2016 / Headlines, News / Posted by Elise Hanks

Raise the Roof

The merrily waving flag atop the new building at Site 6 of Essex Crossing marks a grand occasion. For half a century, swaths of the Lower East Side have stood silent testament to the community’s need for resources, communal space, and affordable housing. This neighborhood has…

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Taste of the Lower East Side

Nothing brings a community together like good food! With unlimited tastings and open bars from up to 50 of the most acclaimed restaurants in NYC, giving back tastes as good as it feels! Join us in bringing everyone...

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion

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Change starts with you. It happens when New Yorkers act together to help our neighbors, creating communities that support everyone’s full potential. Join us for inspiration and opportunities to start making changes both big and small in our communities and our city.

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