Our Community Partners

We partner with community members, legislators, and local health advocates to promote a smoke-free city through neighborhood-based efforts, information sharing, and policy change.  Our success would not be possible without a number of health and youth-focused organizations throughout our borough:

Alianza Dominicana
Alianza's mission is to strengthen communities and affirm the value of family and community life by forging strategic partnerships, developing and implementing model programs to provide support and protection to those in need and create opportunities for social and economic development. Alianza values and promotes leadership, self sufficiency, health, education and economic opportunities that guarantee the fullest development of children, youth and families

Asian Americans for Equality
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need. Founded in 1974 to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of New York’s preeminent housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE is committed to preserving affordable housing throughout New York and to providing new opportunities for the city’s diverse immigrant communities.

Asthma Free School Zone

Asthma Free School Zone (AFSZ) is a project of Real World Foundation, a NYS 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2003. The AFSZ serves nearly 150 NYC schools and their surrounding communities by designating school zones with special signage; conducting environmental assessments and ambient air sampling; providing asthma and environmental health information to school and community members. Learn about joining the NYC program. The program won the top Excellence award in Children's Environmental Health from the US EPA in 2005. Learn about AFSZ history.

Bellevue Hospital Center Stop Smoking Program
MTCP assists partnering health care organizations and primary care sites to develop and implement tailored systems that prompt clinicians to routinely ask every patient about tobacco use, advise smokers to quit, and assist smokers in their quit attempt through referral resources and pharmacotherapy.

BMCC Women Resource Center
The center sponsors activities designed to educate and provide information relating to women, the family, and community concerns. Special programs, seminars, and workshops, as well as individualized sessions are designed to address such concerns as wellness, domestic violence, substance abuse, stress management, parenting, relationships, and academics.

Booz Allen Hamilton

The Boys Club of New York, Gerry Clubhouse
BCNY has positively influenced the lives of nearly a million young men. We develop our programs and services to ensure that we can continue to effectively meet the emerging needs of New York City’s boys.

The Boys Club of New York, Harriman Clubhouse
BCNY has positively influenced the lives of nearly a million young men. We develop our programs and services to ensure that we can continue to effectively meet the emerging needs of New York City’s boys.

Children's Aid Society (EHC)
The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborh

Chinatown YMCA
We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout the five boroughs to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Citizens Committee for NYC
We support residents to work on specific projects that help to bring neighbors together, and on the issues that they identify as important to their communities.

Common Ground Community
Common Ground’s success in ending homelessness is built on a housing model that targets individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

East and Central Harlem District Public Health Office
The mission of the District Public Health Offices (DPHOs) is to reduce health inequalities across New York City by targeting resources, programs, and attention to high-need neighborhoods in the South Bronx, East and Central Harlem, and North and Central Brooklyn . The DPHOs work to ensure that conditions for good health - available, sustainable, high-quality services and efficient, effective systems - flourish in these neighborhoods.

East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence
The web site’s main purpose is to inform the East Harlem community of news that would not be covered by the mainstream media. And to inform the world that East Harlem was a nice place full of wonderful people.

Encore 49 Residence
The mission of Encore Community Services is to provide care and service to the elderly of the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities, and to any elderly person who comes to us; to assist those who are vulnerable and frail, poor and homeless, homebound and lonely, frequently desperate, most often ignored; to help them with their daily needs that they might live as independently as possible, with dignity and decency, in a non-institutional manner, in a safe and caring environment. We believe we are all part of the human family and have an obligation to love one another. By nurturing, respecting and enabling, Encore hopes to improve the quality of an older person’s life, in an approach that emanates from the core of Encore’s commitment: we believe that what we do comes from the heart, and the heart is the center of all.

Gay Men's Health Crisis
GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

Get Healthy Harlem
The Harlem Health Promotion Center (HHPC) is a collaboration of community, academic, and public health stakeholders which uses research, education, advocacy, and service delivery to improve the health and well-being of the Harlem community.

Good Old Lower East Side
GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. We’re dedicated to tenants’ rights, homelessness prevention, economic development, and community revitalization.

Harlem Children's Zone Asthma Initiative
To improve the quality of life and academic achievement of asthmatic children, helping families break the revolving cycle of poverty that is worsened by chronic disease.

Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) is committed to the holistic revitalization of Harlem. We provide economic development and empowerment opportunities to help Harlem residents rebuild and sustain their community.

Harlem Hospital Center Smoking Cessation Program
To extend equally to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay, comprehensive health services of the highest quality in an atmosphere of humane care, dignity and respect; To promote and protect, as both innovator and advocate, the health, welfare and safety of the people of the City of New York; To join with other health workers and with communities in a partnership which will enable each of our institutions to promote and protect health in its fullest sense -- the total physical, mental and social well-being of the people.

Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.
To provide 100% access to quality HIV/AIDS care for all our clients, regardless of race, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation; To ensure that each of our clients remains connected to treatment and obtains the best possible health outcomes; To provide quality HIV prevention, housing, and care services in a safe and nurturing environment; To unite Harlem's diverse communities and address the needs of all people living with and threatened by HIV/AIDS; To empower our clients physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Henry Street Settlement
Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts and health care programs

NYC Health & Hospital Corp
To extend equally to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay, comprehensive health services of the highest quality in an atmosphere of humane care, dignity and respect; To promote and protect, as both innovator and advocate, the health, welfare and safety of the people of the City of New York; To join with other health workers and with communities in a partnership which will enable each of our institutions to promote and protect health in its fullest sense -- the total physical, mental and social well-being of the people.

Hope Community
Hope's mission is to create better communities and enrich the lives of the people who live and work within them.

The Hudson River Park Mothers Group
To foster community, provide information, and resources to mothers in Lower Manhattan both online and in person.

Korean Community Services
The objectives of KCS are to develop and deliver a broad range of social service programs to meet the various needs of the community. In order to achieve these objectives, KCS provides various professional community service programs in the areas of Community, Aging and Public Health.

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc.
The Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, founded in 1958, is a nonprofit community-based organization that works with people of East Harlem to address the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual dimensions of family health

Loisaida, Inc.
The mission of Loisaida, Inc. is to facilitate access to education, training and employment opportunities that ensure the overall improvement and economic development of the community. Loisaida, Inc. concentrates its human development efforts through comprehensive youth and family support programs in order to eliminate barriers to learning and to secure significant social and economic development opportunities.

Lower East Side Business Improvement District
The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) was established in 1992 as a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to revitalizing the Orchard Street Shopping District by providing a variety of services to promote economic activity and improve the quality of life in the Lower East Side.

Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Program
MTCP assists partnering health care organizations and primary care sites to develop and implement tailored systems that prompt clinicians to routinely ask every patient about tobacco use, advise smokers to quit, and assist smokers in their quit attempt through referral resources and pharmacotherapy.

Microecologies

MS 131
MS 131 prepares students to reach their highest potential through a rigorous and authentic curriculum. Our school inspires students through academics, arts, and technology, staff, students and parents are part of a larger community whose responsibility is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all to succeed.

Mt Sinai Medical Center, Real Estate Division

NYC Asthma Partnership
The mission of NYCAP is to develop and advance a citywide collaboration for asthma prevention and control.

New York Community Organizing Fund, Inc.
New York Communities Organizing Fund, Inc. (NYCOFI) is a community-based nonprofit organization that seeks to empower low- and moderate-income New Yorkers to help themselves. Through public education, advocacy, research, and direct services, NYCOFI works to improve the economic security and well-being of low-income and people of color communities throughout New York State. NYCOFI was founded in 2010 and is part of a family of organizations that includes New York Communities for Change (NYCC), one of the premier community organizing institutions in New York State.

New York Eye and Ear

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
A global, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students on campuses in North America, China, the Middle East, and online. Since 1955, NYIT has pursued its mission to: Provide career-oriented professional education,Give all qualified students access to opportunity, Support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world.

New York Pharmacist Society

New York Public Library--Aguilar Branch
The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.

Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership
NMPP’s mission is to save babies and help women take charge of their reproductive, social and economic lives.

Odyssey House
To provide comprehensive and innovative services to the broadest range of metro New York's population who: abuse drugs, abuse alcohol and suffer from mental illness. To provide high quality, holistic treatment impacting all major life spheres: Psychological, physical, social, family, educational and spiritual. To support personal rehabilitation, renewal and family restoration

Palladia, Inc. 
Palladia enhances the quality of life for individuals and families in New York who seek our help in their struggle with addiction, homelessness, domestic violence and trauma. Palladia helps change lives by providing innovative programming, compassionate care and expert solutions to critical social problems.

Partnership for a Healthier New York City
Our goal is to significantly reduce chronic disease in New York City by supporting community-level efforts proven to be effective. We are committed to making New York City a healthier place to live, work and play. Our four focus areas are Healthy Eating, Active Living, Tobacco-Free Living and Alcohol.

Strategic Alliance for Health
Since its inception in 2009 the NYC Strategic Alliance for Health aims to improve community health through sustainable, innovative, and evidence-based community health promotion and chronic disease prevention interventions that promote policy, systems, and environmental changes where people live, learn, work and play.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council has been dedicated to serving the many neighborhoods of Manhattan's Lower East Side since 1955. We create equitable housing, celebrate cultural diversity through neighborhood-based programs, and work together with local residents, businesses, entrepreneurs, and leaders to stimulate and maintain economic vitality.

UJC of the East Side
The United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc. (UJC) serves as a coordinating body of neighborhood, secular, civic and fraternal organizations. Formed in 1971 by neighborhood leaders and residents, the UJC works to preserve and stabilize the Lower East Side of Manhattan community through the provision of a wide range of human services and community development programs. While the majority of programs are oriented to the needs of the elderly, the UJC also operates a wide range of programs for families and children.

Union Settlement
Since 1895, Union Settlement Association has been dedicated to solving urban problems in East Harlem. Through education programs and human services, the agency promotes leadership development and fosters economic self-sufficiency to help individuals and families build a stronger community.

Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways provides homeless New Yorkers with the services and assistance they need to become stable, develop their ability to live independently and move into permanent housing.

Village Care
To promote healing, better health and well-being to the fullest extent possible.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

YM & YWHA  of Washington Heights & Inwood
Established in 1917 as one of the first Jewish community centers in New York City, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (“the Y”) is a thriving and visionary not-for-profit human services organization in Northern Manhattan. We welcome people of diverse ethnicities and all ages, from pre-school to older adults, into the Y family with a wide range of educational, recreational and social services and programs that focus on improving the quality of their lives. With a long and distinguished history, the Y is a multi-service community center that is well known for its nurturing environment and non-judgmental philosophy.

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