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8.4 million residents. More than 5 million MetroCard swipes across 472 subway stations every day. The largest single public school district in the United States.

As New Yorkers, we live in our country’s largest city — with some of the largest cultural and business hubs in the world — and we need the right structures in place to make it all function. It’s a complex undertaking, and there’s always room to improve, but one thing is clear: well-run transportation, accessible housing, access to art and culture, and quality schools are some of the key components to ensuring New York maintains its status as a world-class city.

Tech:NYC is committed to supporting just that, so we’re hosting a series of lunchtime dialogues for tech employees in our membership to engage on the issues that make our city run — and what we can do to support its well being into the future.

To join us, sign up below for invitations and updates:

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John Raskin, Executive Director, Riders Alliance

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Urban Planning


Elizabeth Goldstein, President, Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS)

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NYC GOvernment


James Vacca, Commissioner, NYC Charter Revision Commission, and former New York City Council Member




Aaron Carr, Executive Director, Housing Rights Initiative; Benjamin Dulchin, Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development




Daniel Brownell, former Commissioner, New York City Business Integrity Commission


More to be announced

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Who they Are

Brooklyn Community Foundation Immigrant Rights Fund was founded in late 2016 in
response to mounting uncertainty and fear within New York’s immigrant communities,
combined with reports of xenophobic and racist attacks nationwide, and the creation
exclusionary government policies.

Why We Love Them

The $1 million fund is designed to support both the immediate and long-term needs
of immigrants across New York City. Brooklyn Community Foundation has created similar
rapid-response funds in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and the Haiti Earthquake
in 2010. The organization’s approach ensures that it supports the most urgent community
needs while planning for a long-term response.

What They Need

The Immigrant Rights Fund will support both the immediate and long-term needs of
immigrants across New York City, while strengthening collaboration among
immigrant-serving nonprofits. Funds will support neighborhood-based, immigrant-led
organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues.

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