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A Working Solution for Homelessness

Dec 17, 2014

Members of the Doe Fund march in the Veterans Day Parade (photo: @TheDoeFund) In a December 11 Gotham Gazette editorial advocating for more supportive housing, a program director from the Goddard


In Support of Council Efforts to Diversify City Schools

Dec 11, 2014

Council Chambers during Thursday's packed hearing (photo: @MarkLevineNYC) There is no more important factor than classroom diversity to assure quality education and a just society for our children. I commend the


More Justice, Less Politics - In Every Borough

Dec 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio, left, and Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Amidst calls for special prosecutors, public hearings, and the attorney general to take over, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has


Dear Educators: Please scrap your lesson plans

Dec 04, 2014

Protesters on Wednesday evening in New York (photo: William Alatriste) Good morning. I'm incredibly appreciative that school is in session today in New York City and that you're there to care


An Essential Use of the State Budget Surplus

Dec 01, 2014

FDNY Foundation is one Human Services Council member organization (photo: FDNY Foundation) Thousands of New York State residents depend on the state's non-profit human services organizations during times of disaster and


The Case for Uber Data Sharing

Nov 19, 2014

(photo: @Uber) The e-receipt from your last Uber ride isn't the only record of your trip. The base that dispatched your car records a "what, when, and where" of your journey,