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American Heart Association Health Strategies, New York City
122 East 42 Street
New York

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Health’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

(212) 878-5900
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Health Strategies team in New York City is part of the national health organization whose mission is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To help improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. We educate lawmakers, policy makers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
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American Obesity Foundation
111-20a Farmers Blvd.
Saint Albans

Mission: Keeping Americans healthy & strong especially, underserved communities by preventing obesity and obesity-related suffering.

(800) 684-3263
Focused on saving lives of underserved kids and their families through obesity prevention initiatives: nutritional education, diet, exercise, fitness, training kitchen, stress management, mental health and lifestyle changes
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Brighter Green
165 Court Street #171

Brighter Green is a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability. Based in New York, Brighter Green works in the U.S. and internationally with a focus on the countries of the global South and a strong commitment to ensuring and expanding equity and rights.

On its own and in partnership with other organizations and individuals, Brighter Green generates and incubates research and project initiatives that are both visionary and practical. It produces publications, websites, documentary films, and programs to illuminate public debate among policy-makers, activists, communities, influential leaders, and the media, with the goal of social transformation at local and international levels.

(212) 414-2339 ext. 15
Brighter Green is the incubator for the Vegan America Project (veganamericaproject.com), a multivalent, multi-year conceptual study of how we might imagine the United States as a “vegan” country. The task is to think beyond current social, political, and economic constraints to imagine a future that is genuinely sustainable, climate resilient, and socially equitable.
Brighter Green is also working on sustainable food programs and identities in China, resisting the spread of factory farming in Africa, and producing policy papers on efforts to reduce sugar and soda consumption around the world.
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BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
199 Mt. Eden Parkway

The BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence (mission) is to empower individuals with diabetes self-education management skills necessary to improve their quality of life; to engage the patient to be an integral part of the diabetes team, create an interactive, open and safe environment, and to provide comprehensive care for individuals living with diabetes. The goals are to provide current evidence-based practice to all individuals that come to the diabetes center; to create an interactive, open, and safe environment at the diabetes center; to enable individuals to be proactive in their healthcare and to take charge through education, self-management, coaching, empowerment and referrals in the community.

(347) 673-3991
The BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence is to empower individuals with diabetes self-education management skills necessary to improve their quality of life
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Butter Beans
41-43 39th St.

Butter Beans provides healthy food for growing bodies and minds through tasty, nutrient-rich school meals, food education, and wellness initiatives.

(718) 499-0010
Since 2008, Butter Beans has provided New York City children with the ultimate food, wellness, and cooking experience. Our wellness classes and workshops are delivered by dynamic and experienced educators, and are set in the context of the bountiful food landscape of NYC. Butter Beans offers school lunch service for private & charter schools, after school cooking classes, food & garden summer camp, corporate catering & cafeteria services.
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Central Brooklyn Food Cooperative
375 Stuyvesant Ave.

The Central Brooklyn Food Coop is a 100% working member-owned and –operated food store with membership open to all. Our mission is to utilize our collective strength to ensure access to affordable and fresh food within the mostly-of-color, low- and moderate-income communities of Central Brooklyn.

(718) 771-7000
We are a food cooperative in formation and we have been organizing for the past 3 years. The effort is Black-led, and is created to serve the mostly of color, low to moderate income folks in Central Brooklyn. We are working towards a storefront in the community.
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Citizens Committee for New York City
77 Water Street, Suite 202
New York

Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers —especially those in low-income areas— come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

(212) 989-0909
Citizens Committee for New York City is one of the nation’s oldest micro-funding organizations. We raise money from foundations, corporations, and individual donors—then award it to amazing projects.

But we don’t stop there. We’re also here to listen to new ideas and offer active, hands-on help. That means we’re in your neighborhoods presenting workshops, meeting community leaders, even weeding the occasional garden.

In short, we help neighbors make their communities greener, friendlier and more resilient. Oftentimes, our grants are made to community gardens, food stands, and nutrition education programs.
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City Parks Foundation
830 Fifth Ave.
New York

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.

(212) 360-2765
City Parks Foundation offers programs that are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life. The Learning Gardens is an educational program that provides hands-on lessons for elementary and middle school kids during the school year, and group programs during the summer, teaching kids the fun of community gardening, growing food, understanding biodiversity of our urban environment and more.
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Common Ground Compost
407 E 12th St
Ste 1 RSE
New York

Common Ground Compost works with the NYC community to facilitate the recycling of organics in any capacity— supporting the health & sustaining the growth of urban communities.

(929) 229-5810
Common Ground Compost is a woman-owned NYC-based consulting operation that helps businesses build and launch waste diversion programs. Our clients range from hotels and restaurants to schools, residential buildings, and other organizations. We focus on education, transparency, information sharing, and metrics, helping to train staff and give our clients the information they need to be confident that their waste is being handled in the way that they expect it to be.

We also run a Zero Waste events program, renting infrastructure and helping offer public-facing recycling, composting, and waste stations that allow event attendees to sort waste into categories – making the waste experience at events more interactive and transparent.
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Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC
12651 San Pablo Avenue #5473

The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) strengthens and expands community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives — from worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, and low-income housing co-ops. Our goal is to build an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.

(626) 622-7290
CEANYC is the only membership-based organization in NYC that brings together cooperatives and solidarity economy practitioners across sectors. Our membership includes low-income housing cooperatives, community development credit unions, CSAs, community gardens, food cooperatives, community land trusts, and worker-owned cooperatives. Our main areas of programming include: training and technical assistance, policy and advocacy, and visibility and promotion. We currently have 100+ members and are in the process of expanding.
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