We’re very excited that the first round of Change by Us NYC grants were announced. $15,000 was awarded to winners from all five boroughs, from more than 15 different neighborhoods, and involving the participation of more than 400 engaged New Yorkers. Some of the groups are brand new, some are expanding the scope of their work, and some are building their volunteer capacity, but each of them is doing great work to improve their community. And we are really looking forward to the progress each will make in the coming months. To read the full press release, click here.
And remember that are a lot of other terrific projects on Change by Us NYC looking for a few good people to make things happen in neighborhoods throughout our city. If every project right now on the Change by Us NYC were to get 20 members and raise money on our partner site ioby.org, we would have 5,000 New Yorkers transforming small contributions into big changes!