Sponsors & Partners

(Exclusive Sponsor)

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone. We serve millions of people from their earliest years through their working lives and through retirement. We partner with more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Together with health care professionals, we are helping people access the right care at the right time. Every day, we live our core values – integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance.


(Exclusive Sponsor)

Serving New Yorkers for 80 years, Empire BlueCross BlueShield/Medicaid Unit is the largest health insurer in New York supporting more than four million low-income family members and more than 38,000 business, union and small employers in New York. You or your child(ren) may be eligible for Medicaid through Empire if you: 1) live in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Nassau, Putnam, Queens, or Staten Island County; 2) meet certain income, resources, age or disability requirement.

UNICEF Leave No One Behind Mentorship Programme – (Exclusive Partner)

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, they do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. Leave No One Behind Mentorship Programme is a collaboration spearheaded by UNICEF to support young people in conflict (in the US) with the law to build professional skills and achieve meaningful engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 1) Provide marginalized youth aged 15 – 24 years old with the opportunity to participate as a Fellow in the Leave No One Behind Mentorship Programme; 2) Build professional, interpersonal, and creative skills through weekly meetings on topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), international relations, current events, and community service; 3) Provide opportunities for youth to share their creative work and have their voices and ideas heard by decision makers and people in power at UNICEF; 4) Identify strategies and best practices for UNICEF’s own youth engagement efforts to positively shape future initiatives for including youth.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness – (Exclusive Partner)


The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness uses an anti-racism and place-based approach to improve the health and well-being of New Yorkers. Our mission is to reduce and minimize unfair exposure to risk and to advance health justice and social change. Our vision is for every New Yorker to live in a thriving neighborhood with fair access to resources that support a healthy community. Our approach eliminate health inequities for those who are most marginalized in New York City.


NYC Councilmember Shahana Hanif, 39th Council District (Strategic Partner)

Elected in November 2021, Shahana Hanif represents the 39th Council District, which includes parts of Kensington, Borough Park, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, and the Columbia Waterfront. Born and raised in District 39 to Bangladeshi immigrant parents, Shahana has spent her life fighting for working-class families and a city rooted in care, equity, and justice for all. Her diagnosis at 17 with Lupus, an incurable chronic illness, and her subsequent experiences navigating the costly, nebulous healthcare system and inaccessible city were the catalysts for her organizing and commitment to public service. In 2010, while enrolled in the multicultural public education system, Shahana became Transdiaspora Network’s first community health intern as a teenager. Now she is the first Muslim woman elected to the NYC Council in its history, and the first woman to represent the 39th District in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Chair: Committee on Immigration.
  • Co-chair: Progressive Caucus.
  • Caucus: Black, Latino, Asian & Women.
  • Membership: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Education; Committee on Governmental Operations; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addictions; Committee on Criminal Justice.


Global Peace Foundation (Exclusive Partner)

Global Peace Foundation (GPF) is an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, which promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peace building. GPF engages and organizes a global network of public and private sector partners who develop community, national, and regional peace building models as the foundation for ethical and cohesive societies.



NYS Liberty Partnership Program at Medgar Evers College (Local Partner)

This NYS-funded program provides guidance to address the significant amount of dropout rate among New York State’s youth. It offers comprehensive pre-collegiate dropout prevention program and services to youth in urban, rural and sub-urban communities. The Liberty Partnerships Program partners with Institutions of Higher Education to align meaningful school and community partnerships that deliver research-based programming to students enrolled in public and non-public schools that are identified as having a high risk of students dropping out of school.




Citizen Committee for New York City

For more than 35 years, Citizens Committee for New York City has supported volunteer-led neighborhood groups carrying out community improvement projects in the most underserved neighborhoods and schools across all five boroughs.




The Credit Suisse Americas Foundation

Charitable and volunteer activities focused on ways that leverage contributions to have the greatest possible impact on the community.





Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (exclusive partner)

The Public Service Project at Stroock, recognized as an innovative and respectful leader in the delivery of pro bono legal services, is the cornerstone of the firm’s longtime commitment to the public interest.


We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) Coalition

Promotes and facilitates understanding, cooperation, and mutual appreciation and respect among Brooklyn’s diverse communities.



Glenda del Monte Escalante – TDN Artistic Ambassador / Award-winning Afro Latin Artist-Educator

Glenda del Monte Escalante (aka Glenda del E Music) is the pianist of Latin-Grammy Award winner and Latin Pop legend Alejadro Sanz. She is a multifaceted Afro Latin Soul artist from Cuba, who is passionate about being able to influence, inspire, motivate and collaborate the world with her music. Open to a variety of musical influences, from Classical piano repertoire and Cuban folklore, to Hip-Hop, R&B and Jazz, del E has managed to establish herself as an extremely talented versatile musician amongst diverse music circles in Havana, Miami, Toronto and currently in NYC. Her experience as a seasoned musician, educator and performer, has crossed barriers and frontiers, thus being able to collaborate with musicians from different cultures, ages, and music genres. Statement of Support: “Life without music will be a mistake and that’s why I believe in the power of the arts to promote health among young people. In my teens, arts filled me with joy and gave me the strength to move forward and accomplish my goals. I strongly support the idea of Transdiaspora Network providing the right tools, the right mindset and the right environment where youth can learn about HIV prevention and talk about the future without fears.” – Watch LOVE, UNITY & PASSION campaign video (The use of the artist’s photo has been authorized by Glenda Escalante del Monte)

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