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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. 

Human/Civil Rights
These organizations focus on protecting and strengthening the basic rights of all people.

Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union- NYCLU

Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC)

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley


New Rochelle Against Racism (NewROAR)

Westchester Children’s Association

Economic Empowerment
These organizations focus on building the economic well-being, financial literacy, and upward mobility of businesses and individuals.

African American Chamber of Commerce

Community Governance & Development Council (CGDC)

National Urban League of Westchester

SUNY Westchester Educational Opportunity Center

Civic Engagement
These organizations focus on improving the quality of life through building and strengthening democratic processes.

African American Advisory Board – Westchester County

Sister to Sister International

Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc.

Westchester Section - National Council of Negro Women​

Housing Rights/Eviction Assistance
These organizations focus on fair housing practices, protecting tenants and preventing evictions.

Community Voices Heard

Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC)

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Pace Women’s Justice Center

Westchester Residential Opportunities

Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.

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.

D.A.F.T. Youth Services, Inc.

G.O.O.D. for Girls

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison

Life Progressive Services

My Brothers Keeper Mount Vernon

My Brothers Keeper New Rochelle

My Brothers Keeper Peekskill

My Brothers Keeper White Plains

My Brothers Keeper Yonkers

New Era Creative Space

Youth Shelter Program of Westchester

Yonkers Partners in Education

YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester--GEMs Program




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