Sponsors & Partners
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.Empire BlueCross BlueShield/Medicaid (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.
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.
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.
NYC Councilmember Farah Louis, 45th Council District (Strategic Partner)
Farah Louis is a first-generation Brooklynite, an experienced leader in the City Council, an esteemed community organizer and publicist with over 15 years of experience and dedication to advocacy and public service. Public service, workers’ rights and community empowerment are passions that Farah inherited from her family. Both of her parents were Caribbean immigrants from Haiti who worked on behalf of their community: Farah’s mother as a long-time healthcare professional and 1199 member; her father as a law enforcement professional and later a yellow cab driver. And both left Farah with a sense of service for her community and the absolutely critical role that unions play in helping people who work for little pay to achieve a stable, middle class life in our City. She is the founder of Girls Leading Up (GLU), an organization that offers educational workshops, programs and mentorship opportunities to prepare young women to become emerging global leaders and to ensure young women are mentally, emotionally and skillfully ready to compete in today’s challenging economic market. In 2019, Council Member Louis became the first woman to represent the 45th District which comprises Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, and Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. During her first term in office, Council Member Louis rolled out an ambitious agenda and spearheaded critical legislation to protect survivors of domestic violence; close the food insecurity gap; expand access to nonprofit services, education, reproductive rights, and healthcare. She was re-elected in 2021 for a second term in office. Louis is a member of the committees on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Education; Finance; Land Use; Transportation and Infrastructure; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. In January 2022, she was appointed as Chair of the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso (Strategic Partner)
Elected as the first Latino Brooklyn Borough President, Antonio Reynoso is a native Brooklynite, born and raised along with two sisters in South Williamsburg to Dominican immigrants. Antonio’s early life was one of financial insecurity and reliance on social benefits while he also worked and contributed to his family’s livelihood. However, he found opportunities through education. Experiencing and witnessing injustices in multiple facets of everyday life, he has dedicated his career to advocating for bold, progressive legislation citywide that improves the lives of his family, friends, neighbors, and constituents. As two-time Chair of the Sanitation Committee, he had a resounding impact on a major concern that affected both the environment, and health of New Yorkers, as he led the charge to reduce the tonnage of trash in Northern Brooklyn by 50 percent. As thousands of Black and Latino New Yorkers were arbitrarily being stopped and frisked by members of the NYPD, Reynoso was instrumental in the passage of the Right to Know Act. Witnessing the rise of harassment of building tenants by unscrupulous landlords using construction and repairs as modes of harassment by making residency untenable, Reynoso had a crucial role in passing the Tenant Safety Act to protect tenants’ rights. Now, Reynoso is serving Brooklyn to make the borough the progressive capital of the world by building on his extensive record in the City Council. Reynoso’s twin guiding principles throughout his life, have always been the concepts of justice and equity, and he has vowed to fight each and every day to give all Brooklynites the opportunity to thrive and succeed.
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
We are inspired by the long-standing commitment of Credit Suisse and its employees to strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Through a comprehensive range of volunteer support and funding, we are dedicated to building the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Our desire for a more inclusive future fuels our investment in education in support of Future Skills. Most of our commitments in the Americas are fulfilled by the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (exclusive partner)
Launched in 2001, their Public Service Project continues Stroock’s longtime commitment to serving the public interest. With the primary focus on providing legal assistance to underserved and under-resourced communities, the PSP practice – one of the first to be led by a full-time partner – offers a multidisciplinary approach to delivering comprehensive legal services. Attorneys throughout the firm contribute their talents, skills and experience to each pro bono client’s matter with the same dedication and enthusiasm that have made us one of the nation’s leading law firms.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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