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Council of Peoples Organization

Project     2019–Present

Established in 2002, the Council of Peoples Organization (COPO) operates from a centrally-located office on Coney Island Avenue in Midwood, Brooklyn and assists low-income immigrant families in reaching their full potential as residents of New York City. COPO is a “one-stop-shop” that provides free, high-quality and trusted social services to over 12,000 households per year. […]

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Mekong NYC Community Center

Project     2019–Present

Drawing inspiration from the Mekong River that connects Vietnam and Cambodia, Mekong NYC is a Bronx-based community organization that strives to build deep connections between these 2 Southeast Asian communities. Many Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants to NYC in the last few decades settled in the Bronx, where housing was cheap and often substandard. This new […]

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People’s Data Warehouse

Project     2018–2020

The People’s Data Warehouse is a project to ensure community control of their local narrative and the data that shapes it, to strengthen self-determination, increase civic engagement and improve planning outcomes. The pilot project, led by local community leaders, focuses on the Two Bridges neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, with the goal of developing a toolkit […]

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