CDP prioritizes working with grassroots and community-based organizations that build leadership and power within New York City's low-income communities, particularly immigrants, communities of color and others who are traditionally excluded from policy-making. Groups that we work with should meet most or all of the following criteria:
- Based in one or more low-income/excluded communities in New York City
- Conduct community organizing campaigns with a goal of achieving systemic change
- Membership-based, member-led organization
- Engage in leadership development and base-building activities
You can see a list of community partners here.
CDP does not provide services to individuals unconnected with a community group, and does not work with groups based outside of New York City.