New York

Meet the Ascend community partners in New York

Anthony BarrowsNew York CityProject ascend-fellows
Bronx Community CollegeBronxBronx Community
Chastity LordBrooklynJeremiah psp-community
Christian OrtizNew YorkHunter College2023-ascend-psp-parent-advisors psp-community
City of
College and Community FellowshipNew YorkCollege and Community
Columbia Law School, Center for Institutional and Social
Cornell UniversityIthacaCornell
Ebony UnderwoodNew YorkWE GOT US ascend-fellows
Educational AllianceNew YorkEducational
Enterprise Community PartnersNew YorkEnterprise Community
Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, New York CityCity University of New York College psp-leadership-circle ascend-fellows psp-community
Greg Taylor, New YorkNational Basketball Association fp-advisors-2017 ascend-fellows family-prosperity-innovation-community
Hamilton-Madison HouseNew YorkHamilton-Madison
Hostos Community CollegeBronxHostos Community
It Takes a CityNew York CityIt Takes a
Jesus BenitezBronxCUNY Fatherhood psp-community
Kimberly Seals ascend-fellows
LaSalle SchoolAlbanyLaSalle
Laurie BrotmanNew YorkDepartment of Population Health NYU School of ascend-fellows
Literacy Inc.New YorkLiteracy Inc.www.lincnyc.orgascend-network
Literacy Partners, Inc.New YorkLiteracy Partners,
Lorelei Vargas, , New YorkTrinity fp-advisors-2017 fp-advisors-2020 ascend-fellows family-prosperity-innovation-community
Montefiore Medical CenterYonkersMontefiore Medical Centerwww.montefiore.orgascend-network
New York City Administration for Children’s ServicesNew YorkNew York City Administration for Children's
New York City Housing AuthorityNew YorkNew York City Housing
New York City Technical College Our Children’s CenterBrooklynNew York City Technical College Our Children's
New York Immigration CoalitionNew YorkNew York Immigration
NYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkNYU Langone Medical
NYU Langone’s Family Health CenterNew York CityNYU Langone's Family Health
Onondaga County Department of Social
Pajama ProgramNew
Queens College (CUNY)QueensQueens College (CUNY)
Rural Outreach CenterEast AuroraRural Outreach
Saint Peter’s UniversityJersey CitySaint Peter's
Sara HorowitzBrooklynFreelancers family-prosperity-innovation-community
Sesame WorkshopNew YorkSesame
Sheryl WuDunnScarsdaleFullSky family-prosperity-innovation-community
The Doe FundNew YorkThe Doe
The Jed FoundationBrooklynThe Jed
Twylla DillionRochesterHealthConnect Onewww.healthconnectone.org2022-ascend-fellows ascend-fellows
United Neighborhood Houses, New YorkUnited Neighborhood fp-partners-2020 family-prosperity-innovation-community
United Way of New York CityNew YorkUnited Way of New York Citywww.unitedwaynyc.orgascend-network
Vera Institute of JusticeNew YorkVera Institute of Justicewww.vera.orgascend-network
Vivian NixonNew YorkColumbia Justice Lab Square One ascend-fellows
Western New York Women’s FoundationBuffaloWestern New York Women's
Yolanda Johnson-PeterkinBrooklynNew York City Housing psp-community
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