New York City Christian Athletic League in University Heights, Bronx received $1,900 to run a basketball league for inner-city youth. The only youth program currently operating in University Heights, the project instills character-building skills and provides recreational activities for youth ages 12-18.

New York City Christian Athletic League in University Heights, Bronx received $1,900 to run a basketball league for inner-city youth. The only youth program currently operating in University Heights, the project instills character-building skills and provides recreational activities for youth ages 12-18.

Padre Plaza Community Success Garden in Mott Haven, Bronx received $2,750 to repair and build garden furniture in a community garden. Through a 3-day workshop, the group is working to teach the community basic carpentry skills, encourage community collaboration, and create a welcoming space.

Padre Plaza Community Success Garden in Mott Haven, Bronx received $2,750 to repair and build garden furniture in a community garden. Through a 3-day workshop, the group is working to teach the community basic carpentry skills, encourage community collaboration, and create a welcoming space.

NYC Fresh Press Team Service Project in Washington Heights, Manhattan received $2,190 to instill civic engagement and leadership in youth through an after-school program. Using the arts, mock debates, and journalism, children learn about community issues and brainstorm their own solutions. The program engages at-risk youth in productive activities while offering much-needed arts programing in an era of ever-dwindling arts funding.

NYC Fresh Press Team Service Project in Washington Heights, Manhattan received $2,190 to instill civic engagement and leadership in youth through an after-school program. Using the arts, mock debates, and journalism, children learn about community issues and brainstorm their own solutions. The program engages at-risk youth in productive activities while offering much-needed arts programing in an era of ever-dwindling arts funding.

Asociación de Mujeres Progresistas, Inc. in Morris Heights, Bronx received $4,000 to establish a closed street for neighborhood youth and families to engage in outdoor activities, personal fitness, and the arts. This program fills the void of extracurricular activities for children in one of the poorest and least healthy neighborhoods in the nation.

Asociación de Mujeres Progresistas, Inc. in Morris Heights, Bronx received $4,000 to establish a closed street for neighborhood youth and families to engage in outdoor activities, personal fitness, and the arts. This program fills the void of extracurricular activities for children in one of the poorest and least healthy neighborhoods in the nation.

Friends of Kaiser Park, Inc. in Coney Island, Brooklyn received $3,000 to run a Playstreet throughout the summer months that offers structured activities such as relay races and strategy building games to children ages 4-17. The group also engages adults in the community to actively participate as leaders in reading groups to promote literacy.

Friends of Kaiser Park, Inc. in Coney Island, Brooklyn received $3,000 to run a Playstreet throughout the summer months that offers structured activities such as relay races and strategy building games to children ages 4-17. The group also engages adults in the community to actively participate as leaders in reading groups to promote literacy.

Future Talent Basketball League in Northeast Bronx received $1,500 to hold a summer basketball tournament for over 400 disadvantaged youth. Combining athletic and academic achievement, the group serves as an alternative to gang activity, and helps youth to build character and make the choices needed for a healthy life.

Future Talent Basketball League in Northeast Bronx received $1,500 to hold a summer basketball tournament for over 400 disadvantaged youth. Combining athletic and academic achievement, the group serves as an alternative to gang activity, and helps youth to build character and make the choices needed for a healthy life.

Indo-Caribbean Alliance, Inc. in Richmond Hill, Queens received $5,000 to engage youth in a Youth Leadership Program, an outlet for low-income and at-risk Indo-Caribbean and South Asian students to positively impact their community. The program combines one-on-one mentoring with engaging and impactful group activities such as community clean-ups and work days.

Indo-Caribbean Alliance, Inc. in Richmond Hill, Queens received $5,000 to engage youth in a Youth Leadership Program, an outlet for low-income and at-risk Indo-Caribbean and South Asian students to positively impact their community. The program combines one-on-one mentoring with engaging and impactful group activities such as community clean-ups and work days.

Urban Transformers – Green Team Collaborative in Mott Haven, Bronx received $2,050 to train low-income youth in composting by involving them in designing and constructing a composting system within Brook Park Garden. The garden is also home to 15 chickens which provide fresh eggs, fun and education for children, fertilizer for the garden, aerated soil, and kitchen and garden scrap recycling.

Urban Transformers – Green Team Collaborative in Mott Haven, Bronx received $2,050 to train low-income youth in composting by involving them in designing and constructing a composting system within Brook Park Garden. The garden is also home to 15 chickens which provide fresh eggs, fun and education for children, fertilizer for the garden, aerated soil, and kitchen and garden scrap recycling.

Asociación de Mujeres Progresistas, Inc. in Washington Heights, Manhattan received $3,000 to create a safe space to be used for dance, yoga, sports, and healthy cooking classes for youth and families. The group combats childhood obesity and related diseases by promoting healthy and active living, encouraging healthy lifestyles choices.

Asociación de Mujeres Progresistas, Inc. in Washington Heights, Manhattan received $3,000 to create a safe space to be used for dance, yoga, sports, and healthy cooking classes for youth and families. The group combats childhood obesity and related diseases by promoting healthy and active living, encouraging healthy lifestyles choices.

Mullaly Skatepark in Highbridge, Bronx received $2,000 to revitalize the oldest skate park in New York City. By fixing the ramps and beautifying the park, the group is working to make the park once again a destination for action sports participants and to engage new riders in the sport. The skate park offers a safe space for youth to relax and provides an alternative to gang activity.

Mullaly Skatepark in Highbridge, Bronx received $2,000 to revitalize the oldest skate park in New York City. By fixing the ramps and beautifying the park, the group is working to make the park once again a destination for action sports participants and to engage new riders in the sport. The skate park offers a safe space for youth to relax and provides an alternative to gang activity.

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