Organizers and Community Partners

 


 
 
City Life Is Moving Bodies (CLIMB)
City Life Is Moving Bodies (CLIMB) was established in January 2004 and held its first Hike the Heights community event in June 2005. The mission of CLIMB is to increase the physical, social, and civic activity in the communities of northern Manhattan. CLIMB is composed of a diverse group of individuals and organizations working together as the CLIMB consensus group.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Troop STN 729
Boy Scout Troop STN is like no other Troop in Urban America.  It is based in Washinton Heights and is one of the largest and most active Scout Troops in New York City.  STN manages to maintain the interest of teenagers while engaging them in stewardship, volunteerism, leadership and wilderness exposure.  STN frequently hikes parts of the Appalachian Trail, goes camping and performs community service whenever possible.  The organization is headed by Scott Simpson and Antonio A. Camacho.  Contact STN via email at stn729@gmail.com or by phone at 212-795-2846 or 212-372-0268.
 
 

CHALK
CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids), a collaboration between Community Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and our community. The goals of CHALK are to reduce over time the prevalence of childhood obesity and its related morbidity in Northern Manhattan (with a focus on school-aged children), and to promote a culture and create an environment in which healthy lifestyles are integral to the lives of all children.

 
 
 
 
Citizens Committee for New York City

What would it take to improve your neighborhood? Whether it's painting a mural, organizing a farmer's market, installing a compost bin, or launching a dance camp, we can help make your idea a reality. As one of the nation's oldest micro-funding organizations, we at Citizens Committee for New York City raise money from foundations, corporations, and individual donors—then award it to projects we believe in. But we don't stop there. We're also here to inspire new ideas, and to offer active, hands-on help. That means we're in your neighborhoods presenting workshops, meeting community leaders, even weeding the occasional garden. We're here for you, helping make your neighborhoods greener, friendlier, and
more resilient.
 

 
 
 
City Harvest: Healthy Neighborhoods
An initiative of City Harvest, Healthy Neighborhoods is a suite of programs designed to improve healthy food access and knowledge in five neighborhoods within New York City. Working directly with residents, businesses, and community organizations, City Harvest’s goals are to relieve food insecurity, build nutritional knowledge at the individual, family, and community levels, and increase the access people have to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. 
 
 

 
 
The Center strives to create a world in which every child has a healthy start. Grounding our work in extensive research and close partnerships with community organizations, we are ambassadors of preventive measures to protect children from environmental threats. The results of our work provide evidence in support of measures to protect children's environmental health, with potential to yield long-term benefits for future generations.

 
 

 
Concrete Safaris
Concrete Safaris empowers youth to become healthy leaders through green exercise programs that enrich the mind, body, community, and environment. During year-round, high-energy workshops, youth (ages 7-11) address environmental health issues through outdoor service-learning projects. They decide how they want to improve their health, and create that change through year-round, experiential education based green exercise programs.

 
 
 
Since 1986, Creative Art Works has worked to enhance the lives of under-resourced youth in Upper Manhattan and around the City. The organization empowers young people with arts programming—incorporating academic enrichment, creative expression, workforce development and community engagement—encouraging them to develop the personal and professional skills that can help shape their futures for the better.

 

  
The Friends Committee is the community voice of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and is dedicated to encouraging use of the park and supporting the Fort Tryon Park Trust.  The Trust's mission is to promote the restoration, preservation, and enhancement of this historic and scenic landmark for the benefit and use of the surrounding community and all New Yorkers.




Greater Community Reach

Greater Community Reach is a student group at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. GCR's mission is to connect Mailman School students with northern Manhattan and the city beyond in order to create a model for community engagement. GCR promotes an urbanist perspective in health by integrating concepts of space, place and cultural history into patterns of health and disease.



 
ICC is New York City's only skilled nursing facility that exclusively provides specialized care in a nurturing environment to children living with HIV/AIDS.  ICC's unique combination of expertise and support provides the child and his/her family with an interdisciplinary service designed to meet the challenges of pediatric HIV/AIDS and minimize its effects on the quality of their life.  We are dedicated to serving as advocates for these infants, children and adolescents in all matters pertaining to their health care.  An internationally recognized model of family and community-based care, ICC is a not-for-profit corporation that is affiliated with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

 
 
 

ioby
ioby stands for "in our backyards" and the belief that environmental knowledge, innovation, action, and service begin and
thrive at the neighborhood
level.  ioby combines the tools of online microphilanthropy and social networking to foster citizen-let, neighborhood-level grassroots environmental action.  In
our online marketplace, community-based groups with limited or no resources can describe their local environmental projects, and New Yorkers can explore the site, find meaningful projects, and make donations or volunteer.  ioby connects vetted, well-planned NYC-based environmental initiatives with the support they need while raising public awareness and building partnerships for new solutions.
 
 
 
 

Parks & Recreation is the steward of about 29,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual 

properties 

rangin

g from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrou

nds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 gold courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments a

nd 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.


 

 
 
New York Restoration Project
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved
communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. In partnership with the City of New York, NYRP is also leading MillionTreesNYC – an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City’s five boroughs by 2017.




NMIC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization serving the Washington Heights and Inwood communities. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for
positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. NMIC's client-centered programs minimize evictions; improve the most hazardous housing stock; educate and train residents to get better jobs; expand quality childcare by creating family-run businesses, assure clients of entitlements and intervene to bring lasting peace and stability to women and children subject to domestic violence.

 
 

Partnerships for Parks
Partnerships for Parks is an innovative joint program of City Parks Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation founded in 1995.  Because active and involved communities are essential to vibrant parks and neighborhoods, and to a healthy city, Partnerships for Parks helps New Yorkers work together to make neighborhood parks thrive.  We strengthen a diverse, growing network of dedicated park volunteers and groups by creating opportunities for them to celebrate their parks and accomplishments, access resources, become more effective leaders in their communities, and work with government to affect decisions about their parks.

 
 
 
The Ellen Lurie School opened in 1993 as a Children’s Aid Society Community School. It is a public school that supports learning and achievement for the entire family. P.S. 5 strives to engage all children to achieve academic excellence. With the collaboration of The Children’s Aid Society and the home, our children will develop strong educational, social, and developmental skills. It is our vision to provide the school community with the support, resources, and learning environment that will create life-long learners. Providing quality education will develop the whole child to become a productive, responsible, accountable, and active participant in our school and SOCIETY.


 
ArchCare believes that fellow community members are often the best resource when you’re in need. The brand new ArchCare TimeBank is a free, innovative service exchange program that allows people to trade their time and skills within their community in a compassionate way. When someone needs a helping hand, the TimeBank makes a member-to-member connection to fill that need. Time volunteered can be “redeemed” at any time for services from any
TimeBank member. In this way, members support one another and know that the TimeBank community is there for them when they need it.

 
 
 
 
Venture Prep is a program for girls at the ages of 9 to 14 years old. The purpose of this program is to encourage girls to think independently, gain self-confidence, and acquire an appreciation for the community and the environment. Girls learn from this program that volunteerism and engagement in community life are lifelong commitments that can enrich and inform all involved. Venture Prep provides a safe haven away from the scrutiny and self-consciousness of the girls' everyday world. The tools that our girls develop should serve them well in high school, college, and beyond. You can contact Venture Prep 729 at ventureprep729@gmail.com.
 

 
WIN for Asthma is a hospital-community program developed to address the burden of asthma in the Washington Heights/Inwood community. Families of children with asthma are invited to participate in WIN for Asthma to learn how to manage their child's asthma, to address environmental triggers and to decrease preventable hospital visits and missed school and work days. Bilingual community health workers serve as the single point of contact for families and provide comprehensive education, home environmental assessments, clinical and social service referrals, and on-going support. To refer a child with asthma - or for more information - call 212-305-2076.

Columbia Community Partnership for Health (CCPH) promotes health research that contributes to the health and well-being of our Upper Manhattan communities. CCPH fosters community partnerships and participation in health research through educational, funding, and outreach opportunities. Our goal is to offer services and resources that contribute to the health of our local communities. Underlying our work is the belief that community involvement leads to health research that can potentially improve community-level health indicators.
 







Walk it Out! Harlem Hospital Center

Walk It Out! is a comprehensive physical activity program for older adults, aged 50 and forward, in Central Harlem located at Harlem Hospital Center. This innovative and exciting program seeks to improve access to public spaces for physical activity, and develop activities to promote holistic health and prevent disease among Harlem seniors. Walk It Out! has peer-led walking clubs, collaborating with several community-based organizations, to engage our community in physical activity to help them live a healthier life.
 

 
 

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and Broadway Housing Communities

Located on 155th st and St. Nicholas Ave. The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is cultural capstone of the Sugar Hill Project, built by Broadway Housing Communities, leveraging the synergies of housing, education and art to improve outcomes for underserved children, adults and entire communities. The museum uses art and storytelling to foster the creativity and cognitive development of young children. By encouraging and enhancing a child’s innate curiosity and competence, we nurture the skills that lead to personal and academic success, and a lifetime love of learning. 

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New York Road Runners (NYRR)

New York Road Runners is a non-profit community running organization, founded in 1958, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR serves more than 430,000 people - including 215,000 youth - annually. The NYRR Striders program offers free, weekly group walks in senior centers, parks, and neighborhood facilities throughout the five boroughs. For more information, visit: www.nyrr.org/striders or call: 212-548-7357