Partnering for Impact

Partnering for Impact: Innovative Collaborations for Effective Organizing is a day-long conference to explore how grassroots community organizations and resource allies can partner to organize for justice and social change.

Co-hosted by the Community Development Project, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), and Hester Street Collaborative(HSC), the conference features panel discussions, interactive case studies and hands-on workshops. It also includes an exhibition of posters highlighting innovative collaborations between grassroots community organizations and resource allies.

Read the full program and the booklet from the 2013 conference. You can also see photos and check out the opening presentation and 17 amazing posters from the exhibition.

2013 Conference Presenters

Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)


New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

Open Technology Institute

Partnership for Parks

Picture the Homeless (PTH)


Studio Rev: New Day New Standard (NDNS)


The Community Development Project (CDP)

Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

Hester Street Collaborative (HSC)

About the Filmmakers
Charlotte Glynn is a Brooklyn based filmmaker. In 2009 Charlotte's feature documentary about her sister who is developmental disabled, "Rachel is" ( was released by 7th Art Releasing. The film focuses on the human impact caused by the lack of social services for disabled adults. She has worked with disability organizations across the country to develop advocacy materials that connect the social issues discussed in the film to concrete ways viewers and policy makers can make change in their own communities.

Edwin Martinez is a Bronx-born filmmaker whose first feature documentary "To Be Heard," won awards at DOC NYC, Seattle International, Nantucket, San Diego Latino and Sarasota film festivals, among others. As a cinematographer he has worked on several feature-length fiction and documentary films. After graduating from the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory as a Gates Millennium Scholar, he earned a Master’s in Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has worked as an instructor in various youth media programs in Boston and New York City. Edwin is currently developing several feature-length projects, including Rooftop Films grantee The Last Doo Wop, while producing shorts for educational, government and non-profit organizations.