View of Brooklyn
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Supporting an alliance of community-based organizations for economic justice

The context

In New York City, over 1/5 of all women and girls live below the federal poverty level. Women and girls are 20% more likely than men to live in poverty, with rates highest among Black and Latina women, and single mothers. Brooklyn, NY, has a particularly high concentration of single mothers coupled with rapidly increasing gentrification and economic inequities.

The project

As a part of Fondation CHANEL’s alliance-supporting initiative, The New York Women’s Foundation and 6 other nonprofit organizations will work to improve the economic security of women and girls in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville, and East New York. Together, these organizations will address the intersecting issues of health and wellbeing, access to living wage jobs, individual and community safety, and civic engagement.

Fondation CHANEL supports this alliance of organizations to develop and strengthen their solutions, networks, learning mechanisms, and advocacy, as well as work with The New York Women’s Foundation to provide technical assistance and capacity building services to the coalition members.

The partner

The New York Women’s Foundation’s mission is to create an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in community-led solutions across the city.