BLACK LIVES MATTER
June 2, 2020: Volunteer New York! stands with those fighting for the dignity and the rights of Black community members. We believe systemic racism must be addressed head-on, openly discussed, and challenged on all levels. We believe actionable steps need to be taken to eradicate systemic racism to achieve racial equality.
On this page, we have begun to aggregate the organizations in our region that fight inequality and work to uplift and support Black community members. We know this list is not definitive, and it will change, but it is a place to start. We hope you will support these organizations listed below and learn about their missions, the roles they play in our community, and what their active needs are, and how you can support their work--so that their work can continue.
These organizations focus on protecting and strengthening the basic rights of all people.
These organizations focus on building the economic well-being, financial literacy, and upward mobility of businesses and individuals.
These organizations focus on improving the quality of life through building and strengthening democratic processes.
Housing Rights/Eviction Assistance
These organizations focus on fair housing practices, protecting tenants and preventing evictions.
Stop the Pipeline/Mentorship Opportunities
These organizations focus on stopping the school to prison pipeline: youth mentoring and re-entry support to incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated.