In Community & Beyond
Mapping NYC Services for
Young Women of Color


Prepared by:

Girls for Gender Equity staff members and interns with the assistance of City Council Speaker staff members.

Site developed by:

Design: Una Lee — Social Justice Activist & Creative Director of And Also Too; Development: Dann Toliver — Developer & tech advisor; Tyler Sloane — HTML / CSS / JS

Girls for Gender Equity would like to thank:

The New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for launching the Young Women’s Initiative along with City Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Elizabeth Crowley, Laurie Cumbo and Darlene Mealy. The finance team within City Council and the many staff members that supported the entire YWI process. The Mayor’s Administration staff that will work closely with the girls and young women of the Young Women’s Advisory Council to implement many of these recommendations.

Thank you to the New York Women’s Foundation and NoVo Foundation for their unwavering support and partnership with community.

Thank you to over 200 service providers and committee members that led and participated as working group co-chairs, steering committee members and made up the five working groups dedicated on a particular issue: Health, Anti-Violence, Economic & Workforce Development, Education, and Community Supports & Opportunities:

Borough Chamber of Commerce Coalition, A Better Balance, Achievement First, ACLU, Administration, Advocates for Children, Advocates for Youth’s Young Women of Color Leadership Council, African American Policy Forum, AncientSong Doula Services, Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Black Women's Blueprint, Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Movement Center, Buzzfeed, Caribbean Women's Health Association, CASES, Center for Frontline Retail, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Children's Aid Society, Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc., Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Columbia Law School, Columbia University, Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Community Health Care Network, Community Service Society, Community Solutions, Comunilife, Correctional Association of New York, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, CUNY Public Science Project, CUNY NYC Labor Market Information Service, CUNY Womens Centers, DEMOS, Department of Education PS 56, Drug Policy Alliance, Ebony, Equal Rights Advocates, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Girl Scouts of Greater New York, GMHC, Good Jobs New York, Green City Force, Greenhope, Hetrick Martin Institute, Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, Jobs First NYC, L.O.V.E. (Latinas on the Verge of Excellence), Legal Aid Society, Legal Momentum, LGBT Center, Little Red School House, Long Island University, Love Heals, Make the Road New York, MDRC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Michigan State University, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, Mt. Sinai Adolescent Clinic, Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, MXGM, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, National Academy of Medicine, National Action Network, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), National Black Women's Justice Institute, Inc., National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, NEW (Non-traditional Employment for Women), New Economy Project, NYC Anti-Violence Project, NYC Coalition for Reproductive Justice, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York University, New York Urban League, Nurse-Family Partnership, NYC Employment & Training Coalition, NYS Afterschool Network, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Partnership for NYC, Per Scholas, Planned Parenthood of NYC, PowerPlay NYC, Race Forward, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Safety Net Project, Urban Justice Center, Seedco, Silberman School of Social Work, Single Stop, Soros Justice Fellow, Soul Sisters, SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action), TeenMomNYC, The Black Institute, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, The Door, The New York Academy of Medicine, The Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition, United Neighborhood Houses, Urban Arts Partnership, Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice, Vera Institute & Clinical Psychologist, Violence Intervention Program, VOCAL-NY, Voices Unbroken, Welfare Right Initiative, WHEDCo, WomanHOOD Project, Women's Prison Association, Women's Sports Foundation, Women’s City Club of New York, Women’s Venture Fund, Year Up, YMCA of the City of New York, Young Women's Leadership Network, Youth Represent, YWCA Brooklyn

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