We have been listening to members and leaders in The Bronx and NYC community to understand where the needs are greatest. Through our conversations, we know that health, financial security, and well-being are paramount. Read more about how we’re standing with our partners.
We Are Focused on Supporting:
- The Bronx community by partnering to launch The Bronx Community Relief Effort
- The 30+ schools in our networks and the students they serve
- CUNY and its students
- Policies that center youth talent development, including saving Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and promoting virtual internships
As we assess the evolving impact of COVID-19, we are challenging ourselves not only to respond immediately to the emerging needs we see before us today but also to prepare for the immense investment our community will need tomorrow. We’ll continue to listen carefully, collaborate with our partners, lend our expertise and capacity, and share information about the needs and opportunities that stand before us.
Right now we’re mobilizing champions in our community to rapidly channel both public and private financial resources into the places they’re needed most. This includes supporting CUNY Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund, helping DOE schools meet their students’ technology needs, saving SYEP and expanding virtual internships, and creating The Bronx relief effort to specifically aid Bronx students and residents.
We stand with our partners and allies in calling for direct, decisive action from all sectors to mitigate the damage this crisis will cause. We urge all stakeholders to keep in mind that those with the fewest resources stand to bear the greatest physical, emotional, and financial costs of this pandemic. Our policy and advocacy efforts to address the crisis consider these communities first and foremost.
As we look to the future, HERE to HERE is not only marshaling the resources for our community to weather the longer economic storm but also to set up Bronx and NYC students for success in the post-crisis world. This means investing in thoughtful planning in the next couple of months to be ready to rebuild better and more equitably.
We are deeply committed to the safety and welfare of all Bronx and NYC residents, and by putting our talents and resources together, our students, our businesses, and our community as a whole can emerge stronger, and our economy can be more inclusive.
How to Get in Touch
During this time and always, we want to support our partners and the communities in which we all work and thrive. You can contact us here, or visit our Our Team page to contact a HERE to HERE staff member directly.