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100 Hundred Black Men

The mission of One Hundred Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within the community and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. The organization seeks to serve as a role model of leadership, in so creating environments where children are motivated to achieve. One Hundred Black Men hosts programs in the areas of mentoring, education, health and wellness, economic development, and leadership. The organization has 116 chapters worldwide.

American Diabetes Association

Funds research to prevent, manage and cure diabetes. This association delivers services to the communities and give voice to those who are denied of their rights because of diabetes.

American Heart Association - Go Red for Women Campaign

Go Red for Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to come together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.  Millions of women participate across the country wearing the color red (February) to bring awareness to the fight against cardiovascular disease.

American Red Cross

American Red Cross provides aid to victims of natural disaster, offers community services, processing and distribution of blood.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. AALDEF focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans, including immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, Census policy, affirmative action, youth rights and educational equity, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking. The organization conducts programs that help and educate the community. Some of the programs offered are: seminars to educate Asian Americans about their rights; free multilingual legal advice clinics for low-income Asian Americans and new immigrants; and legal resources for community-based organizations and facilitates grassroots community organizing efforts, among others.  

Asian Professional Extension (APEX)

Founded in 1992, APEX, seeks to empower youth to be well-rounded, productive members of society by helping them build their self-confidence, explore academic and career goals, develop a sense of community and service, and gain leadership skills. Through one-on one mentoring relationships, educational programs, and social services APEX helps youth overcome the multiple challenges they face, enabling them to cultivate valuable and meaningful relationships.

Asian Women in Business

Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. AWIB expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various tasks forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.

Aspira of New York

ASPIRA of New York is an Hispanic youth services agency founded in 1961 working to foster the advancement of the Hispanic community by helping Latino youth aspire to improve their lives through educational excellence and to better their communities through enlightened leadership. ASPIRA promotes educational excellence and civic responsibility among Latino youth through school-based leadership development clubs and parent engagement.

Black Agency Executives

Black Agency Executives is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and professional development of its membership, which consists of Black Human Services Executives who promote the interests and values of the Black community. The organization provides training in the areas of strategic planning, board and staff management, budgets, fundraising, legal and environmental changes impacting human service agencies. The Black Agency Executives, also hosts informal luncheons, power breakfast series, seminars and receptions in order to convene Black mangers from other professional spectrums in order to increase information sharing, personal contacts and collaborations between organizations.
situation or past experiences.

Child Abuse Prevention Program

CAPP's mission is to ensure that all children receive their basic right to safety so that they can have the opportunity to grow and thrive. Teaching children to recognize resist and report physical and sexual abuse helps to keep them safe and works to end the cycle of abuse. The mission of the Child Abuse Prevention Program is carried out by a series of projects and workshops such as: Child Safety Workshop; The Children’s Clothes Closet Project; and a Professional Training program for school guidance counselors and social workers.

City Harvest

City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions. Millions of pounds of good, edible food are thrown away each year by New York City food businesses. At the same time, more than one million people are hungry, including nearly 350,000 children and more than 140,000 senior citizens. City Harvest is the link between those who have so much and those who have too little.

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families is dedicated to improving the health and well being of Asian Pacific American children in New York City. CACF is challenging stereotypes about Asian Pacific Americans, connecting communities and policy makers, and empowering parents to advocate for their children.  CACF is the only children’s advocacy organization for the Asian Pacific American community.

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF) has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for Latino children and their families.  Believing that the most effective way to serve Latino families is by building upon their existing strengths and fostering self-sufficiency, CHCF provides a number of programs and services to the community in the areas of Youth Development, Early Care and Education, and Family Health Education.  Grounded in its direct services, CHCF is active on the local, state and national policy arena around issues of child welfare and the well-being of Latino children.


Comunilife was originally incorporated as Health Industry Resources Enterprises (H.I.R.E.), Inc. in 1989 by its founders, Doctor Rosa M. Gil, its current President, and Mr. Alfredo Arango, retired Executive Director. With each passing year, Comunilife reaffirms its steadfast commitment to enhance the quality of life and create a healthier tomorrow for the underserved children, adolescents, adults, and families living with special needs in New York City. The agency provides quality, culturally-competent, community-based services and supports by a committed, professional staff uniquely qualified to communicate with program participants in their language and cultural context. This mission constitutes the governing principle that guides the design and implementation of Comunilife’s programs.

Educational Alliance

The Educational Alliance is a non-profit organization that changes lives. Founded in 1889 to help Jewish immigrants get settled in the U.S., today we serve a broad and diverse group of downtown New Yorkers -- of all religions, ethnicities, races and socio-economic backgrounds. The Educational Alliance currently serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually via 42 programs, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, counseling services, and addiction recovery programs. All programs feature intergenerational and cross-cultural activities -- bringing together people from different backgrounds and age groups, so they can learn from and with each other.

Empowering Youth Towards Excellence Inc.

Empowering Youth Towards Excellence improves the lives of youth in underserved communities and facilitate their development into positive, contributing adults by promoting, aiding, supporting and otherwise encouraging academic achievement, including the pursuit of higher education; athletic development and healthy lifestyles; and civic engagement and strong community ties.

Fair Media Council

Fair Media Council is a nonprofit association of businesses and nonprofits concerned about the local news. The council was created to represent the public and their views on how the local media is doing it’s job. Some of FMC’s core goals are: 1. Critique the local news in the greater New York metro region to motivate the media to be responsive and responsible to the communities it serves. 2. Identify particular issues of community concern in need of news coverage to create general awareness and push toward solutions. 3. Educate the public to become media savvy news consumers. New York-based businesses and nonprofits are eligible to be FMC members. A couple of the council’s signature events are: Connection Day, FMC Media Workshop series, and FMC Media Kids among others.

Fair Media Council - Connection Day                                                                                                                   
Connection Day is the largest conference in the region that brings the media together with the public for a day of open dialogue. The purpose is to facilitate news coverage of issues important to the community. The day is filled with over 20 workshops, a Media Exhibit Hall, and keynote speakers rounded throughout the whole day.

Festival For Change

Festival for Change experience spiritual oneness to easily detach from materialistic worries. Try different health and fitness sessions, meditation, energy healing and exercises. Enjoy a casual yet festival atmosphere with like-minded people.

Future and Options

For more than a decade, Futures and Options has empowered New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. We reach out to teens at a formative time of their lives, guiding them to further their education and become contributing citizens.

Harlem RBI

Harlem RBI's mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to "Play, Learn and Grow." We use the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential & realize their dreams.

Harlem School of the Arts

(HSA) has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people ages 4-18 through world-class training in the arts. HSA stands unique among community arts institutions in New York City, as the sole provider of arts education in four disciplines: music, dance, theater and visual arts.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is an internationally recognized non-profit geriatric service organization that provides older adults of all faiths with exceptional care in conformance with the laws, customs and traditions of the Jewish religion.

Hope Community Inc.

Hope Community was created in 1968 by a group of East Harlem residents who joined together to preserve their block on East 104th Street.  Together they acquired an abandoned tenement building and renovated it, creating eight attractive, affordable apartments. For this modes beginning Hope Community has grown and expanded into one of New York City’s largest and most dynamic community housing organizations.   Hope Community sponsors numerous cultural and artistic projects fostering local economic development and generating a stronger sense of community among East Harlem residents.

The Hope Line

TheHopeLine has grown into a well-funded, highly technological,and strategically operated system of call centers that serve as the rescue arm of the Dawson McAllister Association. 

Institute for the Hispanic Elderly

The Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly (IPR/HE) is the largest Hispanic nonprofit organization serving the Hispanic and other ethnic/racial minority seniors and their families in New York City. The Institute was founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1979 in the state of New York as a nonprofit organization under IRS Code Section 501 (c)(3).

Jay Fund Foundation

The Jay Foundation assists children with leukemia & other cancers & their families by providing emational & financial support to help reduce the stress associated with treatment & improve their quality of life.

Jazz Mobile

Jazzmobile has played a major role in the renaissance of Jazz. The organization has been involved in providing the impetus for Jazz programs and in particular arts in education. Jazzmobile has influenced the vitality of the music beyond its New York base, serving as a paradigm of similar organizations and institutions across the country and throughout the world.

Korean American Family Service Center

The Korean American Family Service Center is a leading, nonprofit organization that supports and empowers adults, youth and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect.

Korean Community Services

Korean Community Services is a social service agency targeting the Korean population. KCS provides various professional community service programs in the areas of Community.

La Casa de Don Pedro

La Casa de Don Pedro has been serving the residents and stakeholders of Newark’s North End since 1972. It was founded by new arrivals seeking a means to achieve self-sufficiency and empowerment in a rapidly changing city. Today La Casa is well known as the advocate for the North End neighborhoods and for residents throughout the City, County and State who seek to have viable communities and social justice for all.

The Lamp

The LAMP is a non-profit organization creating a grassroots movement to reform and improve media. This is achieved through free media literacy workshops and public events for youth, parents and educators.

Latino Commission on AIDS

The Latino Commission on AIDS is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. The Commission is dedicated to resolving the HIV crisis in the Latino community, where social stigma, poverty, language barriers, immigration status fears, and access to care, deter testing and increase the infection rate. The Commission's public health model encompasses five core and complementary services provided to Latino communities: health education, HIV prevention, capacity building, advocacy, and health behavioral research. All services are offered in Spanish by a culturally diverse bilingual staff of health, education and business professionals.

Latin Women in Action

Latin Women in Action, Inc. is a comprehensive community based social service agency, founded and incorporated in 1990 by and for Latina Women. Its mission and goal are to provide essential services to Hispanic women and their families within New York State.


Brooklyn Workforce Innovations empowers low and moderate income people by creating living-wage employment opportunities and access to career paths. BWI helps poor New Yorkers start careers in commercial driving, telecommunication cable installation, TV and film production, and skilled woodworking.

Live Out Loud!

Live Out Loud empowers, energizes, & enables the LGBT youth to live their dreams through the celebration of the richness and diversity of shared experience, & the visibility of the role models.


MASA promotes educational attainment, committed leadership and civic engagement among underserved students living in New York City with a particular focus on those of Mexican descent. MASA provides positive guidance and support for underserved youth and their families.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) is the oldest and largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in the United States. The NBLCA’s mission is to educate, organize, and empower Black leadership, including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, business professionals, social policy experts, and the media to meet the challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS in their local communities. The NBLCA conducts policy, research and advocacy on HIV and AIDS to ensure effective participation of leadership in all policy and resource allocation decisions.

New York Cares

The city's largest volunteer organization, which runs volunteer support to non profit agencies & public schools.

New York City Rescue Mission

NYCRM overnight guests are offered nutritious meals, housing,spiritual guidance, medical/social service support and clean clothing. Our long-term residents are offered career development assistance, financial and job skills training, internet and e-mail access, & GED preparation courses.

New York Association of Black Journalists

The New York Association of Black Journalists is a group of black media professionals organized to the pursuing of common goals. The chapter consists of more than 450 members. The organization provides its members with resources such as fellowships, an online job board, student services, and awards. The local chapter also provides tools for their membership to interact with members outside of their local chapter.

New York City Coalition Against Hunger

The New York City Coalition's original mission is food access for all New Yorkers. The New York City Coalition currently administers ten programs addressing the problem of hunger in New York City. The programs offered are: Emergency Food Action Center; Farm Fresh Initiative; Interfaith Voices Against Hunger, Policy & Development, Communications Initiative, Benefits Access, AmeriCorps*VISTA, AmeriCorps*State, Technolody Project, and Volunteer Matching Center. The Coalition's original mission was to "coordinate the activities of the emergency food providers in the city so that issues can be identified, prioritized and addressed effectively." Though its aims have expanded and evolved over the last two decades - for example, it has strengthened advocacy and legislative efforts and now provides national service participants to emergency food providers - food access for all New Yorkers has always remained the Coalition's animating goal.

New York City Mission Society

The New York City Mission Society was established in 1812 and is one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit human services organization that follows under the core values of dignity, kindness, and respect. This year, the NYC Mission Society is celebrating their 200th Anniversary and provides out-of-school programs, drop-out prevention programs, and mentoring programs for children who attend public schools throughout the boroughs of New York.

New York Press Club

The New York Press Club is a professional organization of members and former members of the news media. It devotes its efforts to meeting the needs and interests of professional journalists and those in related fields, as well as providing public service to the community. Today, its membership includes professionals from all types of news organizations including the Web, television, radio, wire services, daily newspapers, weekly and monthly publications, as well as professionals from the fields of communications, public relations and public affairs. The New York Press Club works to protect the rights of all reporters while providing networking opportunities for journalists and communications specialists to discuss professional issues and affect change.

New York Urban League

For over 80 years, the Urban League of New York has been helping disadvantaged New Yorkers gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing and the civic arena. The organization encourages people to join the NYUL and take advantage of the many opportunities available to improve the quality of their lives and that of their community.

New Yorkers for Children

New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) was founded in 1996 by former Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services Nicholas Scoppetta. Over the past thirteen years, donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations have enabled the organization to support the child welfare community as a whole, as well as those programs that focus on the individual needs of young people in foster care. NYFC has developed programs that make a difference in the lives of young people including college scholarships, tutoring programs, job training, and networking opportunities.
Reach Out and Read NYC

The objective of the Reach Out and Read model is to deliver specialized early literacy counseling and support. Reach Out and Read achieves this by taking advantage of the unique access that pediatric primary care providers have to children while they are in their critical years of cognitive and language development – six months through five years old.

Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon has provided victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault, as well as homeless youth and families of homicide victims, with a wide range of comprehensive support since 1978. Our programs also partner with governmental and other community agencies so we can offer additional assistance, including finding resources for those living outside New York City.

South Asian Youth Action (SAYA)

South Asian Youth Action creates opportunities for South Asian youth to realize their fullest potential.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunities

Sponsors for Educational Opportunities is one of New York City’s first mentoring and college preparatory programs for underserved high school students of color has matured into a dynamic national organization.  Each year they provide a broad range of educational and career development opportunities to hundreds of high school students, college students and young professionals. With more than 6,000 program graduates, SEO alumni are well-represented as leaders in virtually every imaginable profession.  Their alumni are committed to using their success to create opportunities for the next generation.

United Way of New York

United Way of New York City creates, leads and supports strategic initiatives that address the root causes of critical human care problems in order to achieve measurable improvement in the lives of the city's most vulnerable residents and communities. Throughout our work, we partner with neighborhood agencies, government, business, foundations, volunteers and others so that collectively we can achieve more than any one organization working alone.

Urban Arts Partnership

Urban Arts Partnership’s programs are constantly evolving, along with the complex needs of today’s youth and public schools. Their approach to arts education has come about through years of experience and innovation. The organization provides student-centered arts instruction in filmmaking, digital music production, photography, visual arts, theatre, design, dance, and language arts.  Presented in schools, at festivals, during community events, online, and in televised features, our students’ final projects are consistently high quality and have garnered competitive, national awards while giving voice to countless stories from across the city.

Volunteers of America-Greater New York

Volunteers of America is a faith-based human services organization dedicated to helping individuals & families in need create positive and lasting change through social service programs that support & empower them to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

The Violence Intervention Program

The mission of the Violence Intervention Program is to protect and treat all victims of family violence and sexual assult.

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<![CDATA[Black History Month: News 4 New York Team]]> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:34:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BHM_10_TEAM_722x406_17522243506.jpg Reporters and anchors on NBC 4 New York discuss the importance of Black History Month.]]> <![CDATA[WebTestUpload-Test-03-03-15]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:35:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WebTestUpload-Test-03-03-15.jpg Web test upload.]]> <![CDATA[Nursing Home Patient, 77, Impaled in Worker Fight Dies: Cops]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:40:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005553216_1200x675_373027395509.jpg A 77-year-old nursing home patient died after a fight with a worker at the Bronx home where he was staying, authorities say. Rob Schmitt has more]]> <![CDATA[NY Family Pushes Parents to Get Children Their Flu Shots]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:08:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005289012_1200x675_356181059784.jpg As flu season approaches, doctors say it's a good idea to get the flu vaccine, especially for children. One Scarsdale family, who lost their 4-year-old daughter to the flu, is making it their mission to get children vaccinated. Ida Siegal reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cops at Airports Want Travel Ban Over Ebola Concerns]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:03:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/newark+airport+ebola+concerns.jpg The police officers sworn to protect our major airports have sent a letter to Congress demanding a ban to and from the West African nations at the center of the Ebola crisis. Pat Battle has more from Newark Airport. ]]> <![CDATA[New York City Food Film Festival]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:29:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/101214fest.JPG Seth Unger, the founder of The New York City Food Film Festival, talks about the festival and how audience members can taste what they see on screen. The festival begins on Oct. 29.]]> <![CDATA[2 Trapped Workers Pulled From Collapsed Trench in Westchester]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:58:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004534485_1200x675_314101315876.jpg Two construction workers repairing a leak in the foundation of a Westchester home became trapped when a trench collapsed and trapped them 4 to 5 feet below ground for more than an hour, officials said. Lori Bordonaro has more]]> <![CDATA[Restaurant Owner Wants Out of Contract]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:55:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004238152_1200x675_284655171538.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island restaurant owner who got caught up an expensive contract for 'point of sale' equipment.]]> <![CDATA[Catching Up with Eric Stonestreet]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:05:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/195*120/eric+stonestreet_2.jpg Eric Stonestreet stops by to chat about the "Modern Family" season finale, his rescue dog Coleman and his partnership with NexGard's One Million Steps for Dogs. ]]> <![CDATA[New York Live Pet Project: Boxer Lab Puppies]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/250*120/boxer+lab+puppies.png Bideawee Animal Rescue visits studio 3C with some boxer lab puppies up for adoption. Visit bideawee.org for more information.]]> <![CDATA[The Good Fight: Do Wonders]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003236708_1200x675_134576195808.jpg Pat Battle learns more about Lillian Lee, a Teaneck, New Jersey hairstylist at the Lillian Lee Salon and Spa and founder of the Do Wonders Charity. Pat shines a light on the way Lillian is helping the women in her community fight against cancer. Visit dowonderscharity.org to learn more.]]> <![CDATA[National Heart Month]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003257216_1200x675_137719875561.jpg Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of women’s heart health at Lenox Hill Hospital, discusses heart disease prevention.]]> <![CDATA[The American Museum of Natural History Celebrates Black History Month with "Give Your Voice"]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003265937_1200x675_139130947504.jpg Adina Williams, senior manager of Public Programs at the American Museum of Natural History, and Caroline Kuhn and Bryanna Brown, performers at Young People's Chorus of NYC, discuss the museum's black history celebration with "Give Your Voice."]]> <![CDATA[Ballet Hispanico]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003257227_1200x675_137718851929.jpg Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico Eduardo Vilaro and dancer Kimberly Van Woesik preview Ballet Hispanico’s four new powerful works taking place at Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College on Feb. 8 and 9.]]> <![CDATA[Postively Black: After Midnight]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003236659_1200x675_134568003769.jpg Tracie Strahan sits down with Tony Award-winning actress, Adriane Lenox, to discuss her role in the Broadway play, "After Midnight." For tickets to "After Midnight," visit aftermidnightbroadway.com.]]> <![CDATA[ASPCA: Pet of the Week]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003274860_1200x675_140486211780.jpg Mallory Kerley, media and communications manager for the ASPCA, talks about the pet of the week.]]> <![CDATA[The Good Fight: Olympic Medalist Tim Morehouse Visits East Harlem]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003282582_1200x675_141773891568.jpg Tim Morehouse introduces kids to fencing and shows them how part of the path to success is paved with healthy living. Pat Battle reports]]> <![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration Comes to New York]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:34:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lunar.jpg Lynn Kelly, CEO and president of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, has an inside look at the Lunar New Year Celebration in the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden.]]> <![CDATA[The CityKids Foundation Empowers Youth Through Art]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003283312_1200x675_142102083515.jpg Kirsten Connor, executive director of The CityKids Foundation, and Francesca Santana, sophomore at Landmark High, discuss the CityKids foundation mission to use art as a tool to empower youth.]]> <![CDATA[Tommy Bahama's Eggnog and No-Cook Holiday Recipes]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:56:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000002940471_1200x675_97599043653.jpg Gretchen Connelie, lifestyle expert for Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, has some special holiday eggnog and appetizer recipes.]]> <![CDATA[Shopper's "Bill of Rights" Introduced]]> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:12:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/store+customer+bill+of+rights.jpg Civil rights leaders and retailers unveiled a new agreement aimed at preventing racial profiliing at the city's stores. Checkey Beckford has more.]]> <![CDATA[New Exhibit Explores NYC Graffiti Movement at City Museum]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003283316_1200x675_142105155611.jpg Sean Corcoran, curator at the Museum of the City of New York, talks about the Martin Wong Collection of graffiti art now on display at the Museum of the City of New York.]]> <![CDATA[Packing It In: Operation Backpack]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:21:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000002350453_722x406_38339651673.jpg Actress and TV host Paige Davis joins with Volunteers of America to pump up support for Operation Backpack. Davis explains why it is so important to donate time or school supplies for this great cause. The drive begins July 15 and runs through August 9. Visit: www.OperationBackpackNYC.org for more information about donating backpacks.]]> <![CDATA[NYC Anti-Violence Project on Hate Crimes]]> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:08:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_PRIDE_5850540_722x406_34756675762.jpg Executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project discusses hate crimes in New York City as well as what the group is doing to support victims.]]> <![CDATA[Expo Family Fun!]]> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:19:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/expo+eli+manning.jpg Thousands enjoyed family-friendly fun this weekend at the first NBC 4 New York and NY Giants Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium. ]]> <![CDATA[New York Road Runners Health Expo Preview]]> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:35:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_GIANTSRUN_5826287_722x406_33925699808.jpg Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of the New York Road Runners (NYRR) and Derrick Adkins, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist discuss the NYRR and Partnership for Healthier America s commitment to increase physical activity for kids nationwide and the New York Giants Run of Champions 5K at MetLife Stadium on June 23.]]> <![CDATA[Brooklyn Cyclones' Home Opener, Sandy Recovery]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:20:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_CYCLONES_5803860_722x406_33064515834.jpg Brooklyn Cyclones mascot Sandy the Seagull and community relations Mmanager Josh Mevorach stop by to discuss the home opener at MCU Park on June 18 and their Sandy recovery.]]> <![CDATA[Mentor Month: The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:46:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_LUISORTIZ_5736650_722x406_30895683622.jpg Luis Ortiz, Program Coordinator, CHCF (The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.), discusses their effort to engage young people in youth leadership activities and internship opportunities as well as the Responsible Fatherhood Program.]]> <![CDATA[Jazz At Lincoln Center : Late Night Sessions]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:30:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_JAZZ_5736654_722x406_30894659870.jpg Host/vocalist, Michael Mwenso, and percussionist, Joe Saylor, discuss the Late Night Jazz Sessions at Lincoln Center taking place every Thursday night at 11pm.]]> <![CDATA[Mentor Month: Boys & Girls Harbor]]> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:02:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_BGH_5720253_722x406_30333507661.jpg Executive Director of Boys & Girls Harbor, Dr. Thomas Howard, and Director of Educational Programs, Pamely Terry, discuss the Boys & Girls Harbor, a 76-year-old community based non-profit organization in Harlem, which serves students ages 18 months to adult in its preschool, afterschool, and performing arts programs.]]> <![CDATA[Breast Health]]> Wed, 15 May 2013 11:08:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_JOLIECANCER_5717191_722x406_30283331809.jpg Breast Medical Oncologist Dr. Myra Barginear discusses how vital it is that we educate young women on the importance of good breast health.]]> <![CDATA[Sustainable Seafood Week]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 22:40:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_SEAFOOD_5717195_722x406_30268483752.jpg Sean Dixon and Samantha Lee of Village Fishmonger, a NYC-based community supported fishery built on the traditional neighborhood fishmonger concept, discuss the culinary-fueled celebration that is Sustainable Seafood Week.]]> <![CDATA[Breast Health]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 22:32:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_JOLIECANCER_5717191_722x406_30267459768.jpg Breast Medical Oncologist, Dr. Myra Barginear, discusses how vital it is that we educate young women on the importance of good breast health.]]> <![CDATA[Skip Lunch Fight Hunger]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 09:25:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_CITYHARVEST_5712875_722x406_30149699994.jpg Robyn Stein discusses City Harvest's Skip Lunch Fight Hunger Campaign, which asks New Yorkers to donate what they would normally spend on lunch to help feed the hungry. Find out more at skiplunch.org]]> <![CDATA[Mentor Month: Mentoring in the Asian Community]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 09:27:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_LEEMENTORS_5712881_722x406_30146115630.jpg Executive Director of Apex for Youth, Michael Lee, and Program Director of the Korean American Family Service Center, Jeehae Lee, discuss Unni-Hyun (Big Brother and Big Sister) Mentoring Program, and discuss how it's affecting the under-served Korean-American youth in New York.]]> <![CDATA[Bronx Week 2013]]> Mon, 13 May 2013 13:31:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_BRONXWEEK_5706935_722x406_29901891603.jpg Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. discusses Bronx Week which runs from May 9 through May 19 and will feature celebrations and community events throughout the borough.]]> <![CDATA[Pet Safety in High-Rise Buildings]]> Fri, 10 May 2013 11:15:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_ASPCA_5702917_722x406_29768771837.jpg Doctor Bonnie Wong, veterinarian at the ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, discusses high-rise syndrome, a term used to describe the trend of pets falling from high-rise windows, fire escapes and balconies, and how to prevent it.]]> <![CDATA[May "Summer" Movies]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:30:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_SUMMERMOVIES_5702911_722x406_29768771775.jpg Contributing Editor of Yahoo! Movies, Thelma Adams, discusses this month's must see movies.]]> <![CDATA[Let's Get Ready's Model of Students Mentoring Students]]> Fri, 10 May 2013 11:16:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_MENTORING_5702906_722x406_29768771547.jpg Let's Get Ready site directors Barbara Rusnack and Maurice Myers discuss the organization's model of students helping students and recruitment of summer volunteer coaches in New York City and Westchester.]]> <![CDATA[Mentor Month: Live Out Loud and SEO Scholars]]> Wed, 08 May 2013 21:22:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_MENTOR_5699015_722x406_29421635701.jpg SEO Scholars 11th Grade Program Manager, Emil Kim, and Founder/Executive Director of Live Out Loud, Leo Preziosi, discuss the importance of mentors in the community.]]> <![CDATA[Grand Centennial Parade of Trains Weekend at Grand Central Terminal]]> Wed, 08 May 2013 21:16:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_TRAIN_5699018_722x406_29420099615.jpg Co-Director of the Centennial and Vice President of Grand Central Terminal and Corporate Development, Randall Fleischer, discusses the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains Weekend at Grand Central Terminal.]]> <![CDATA[Best Foodie Streets in America: Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 22:53:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bedford+food+wine.jpg Food and Wine Magazine just released its eighth annual "Go List" and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn was on it. Food and Wine Digital Features Editor, Alex Vallis, stopped by to tell us more about it.]]> <![CDATA[Sandy Recovery: What You Can Do to Help]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:33:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sandy+friday.jpg

There's no shortage of ways for people to help their neighbors in need — by donating money, goods and your own manpower. Here are a few:

  • Be an on-call city volunteer. City government volunteer agency NYC Service has partnered with the Office of Emergency Management to recruit a group of volunteers called EmergeNYC. Email them to volunteer to staff evacuation centers and distribution sites.
  • Give blood. New York is in dire need of blood, after the storm forced the cancellation of a scheduled blood drive and destroyed many donated blood samples. Search for a blood drive near you.
  • The New York City Public Advocate's Office wants volunteers to help at evacuation sites and to help with clean-up citywide. The office has a sign-up form here.
  • Clean up a city park. City officials shut down the parks for both Sandy and the nor'easter that hit Tuesday, and now they need our help getting the parks back in shape for visitors. To help, fill out a volunteer form to help in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island.
  • The American Red Cross wants medically credentialed volunteers to support shelters and for donations. Would-be volunteers were asked to email HealthServices@nyredcross.org or find more information on its website.

In parts of the city hit hardest by Sandy, community needs and volunteer opportunities are constantly changing. But here are just a few of the ways you can lend hands-on help to neighborhoods in need. Be sure to double check that help is still needed before you head to a volunteer site.

STATEN ISLAND: Check the community storm response blog Staten Island Recovers for the most up-to-date information. You can also try these locations:

  • St. Jacobi Church at 5406 4th Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is serving as InterOccupy's staging center and distribution hub to hard-hit areas in Staten and is accepting volunteers.
  • New Dorp High School at 465 New Dorp Lane in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, is a major local FEMA and Red Cross hub and is accepting donations.

ROCKAWAYS: As in parts of Staten Island, the ravaged Rockaways have no electricity and cell phone service outages. Check Rockawayhelp.com for the latest. In particular, Broad Channel has needed volunteers to help sort clothes and distribute food. Report to the shelter at the American Legion Hall at 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, and ask for Marty Seeny.

RED HOOK: Red Hook Recovers is powering a strong community relief effort, lising sites around the neighborhood that need help. Check its site for updates. The Red Hook Initiative, which is spearheading recovery, needs your help in particular, and if you can spare some time Friday to help, report to its headquarters at 767 Hicks Street between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

CONEY ISLAND & BRIGHTON BEACH: The UJA Federation needs volunteers, particularly Russian speakers, to visit, check on and deliver emergency items, including medications, to homebound seniors who have no electricity. Check out the group's list of those and other volunteer opportunities throughout the tri-state — like collecting donations and washing dishes in a kosher soup kitchen.

NEW JERSEY:  The Blood Center of New Jersey is holding emergency blood drives around the Garden State. Mary Pat Christie, the wife of Gov. Chris Christie, is organizing the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund which is accepting donations online.

CONNECTICUT: The Connecticut chapter of the Red Cross is asking interested volunteers to email ctvol@ctredcross.org with their telephone number.  The Red Cross will contact people with information about how they can help.

For more up-to-the-minute details on New Yorkers' needs and volunteer opportunities, keep up with the hashtag #SandyVolunteer on Twitter.

And as ever, remember that monetary donations are often the most helpful thing you give to those in need, and that many relief groups have said that they no longer need clothes donations.

Instead, give whatever money you can to groups like the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the Red Cross and New York Cares.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[The Listen to Your Mother Reading Series]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 11:21:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_LISTENTOYOURMOTHER_5694399_722x406_29262403981.jpg Listen To Your Mother director/reader Amy Wilson and reader Stacy Morrison discuss the reading series celebrating motherhood taking place in NYC on Mother's Day at Symphony Space at 5 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Katherine Creag Celebrates Asian Heritage Month]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:48:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/APAKatherineCraig.jpg News 4 New Yorkâ s Katherine Creag is proud to remember her Filipino heritage. Join NBC 4 New York in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.]]> <![CDATA[Pei-Sze Cheng Celebrates Asian Heritage Month]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:49:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/APAPeiSze.jpg News 4 New Yorkâ s Pei-Sze Cheng is proud to remember her Chinese heritage. Join NBC 4 New York in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.]]> <![CDATA[New NYU Course: A History of Baseball's Most Successful Franchise]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 13:53:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_NYUYANKEES_5683613_722x406_28926019577.jpg Wayne McDonnell, clinical associate professor of sports management, discusses the new NYU course offering an original and in-depth look into how the Yankees evolved with the city of New York.]]> <![CDATA[Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival]]> Thu, 02 May 2013 21:26:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7PM_ASIANHERITAGEFEST_56793711_722x406_28821571856.jpg Carson Tang, chair of the Coalition of Asian/Pacific Americans, talks about the 34th annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival occurring in Flushing, Queens(May 4) and Chinatown, Manhattan(May 18).]]>