This week marks one year of our public charity Gotham Gives. Gotham Gives invests in initiatives that reflect the rich diversity of New York City and improve systemic equity by creating social, educational, and cultural opportunities for all New Yorkers. We support programs that benefit NYC and the neediest NYers.
This week I will be sharing more about our mission, the initiatives we have supported this year, and how we have evolved. Fred also wrote about this today.
We currently work with The Fund for Public Housing, where I sit on the board. We are the founding partners in supporting the cannabis curriculum at Medgar Evers College. We work with Robin Hood supporting Generation that teaches IT and other skills to primarily Black, Latinx, and female individuals to access jobs in the tech sector. JED is a leading supporter of public health initiatives to protect the mental health of NYC’s high school students. Strive is a career development organization working with previously incarcerated individuals. CS4ALL, which Fred launched in 2015, brings computer science education to every NYC public school student and Hunter College for teachers to get certified to teach computer science. The CS Fair is NYC’s largest annual college and career event for public high school students. Hood Code offers free programming classes to teens and tweens in NYCHA (New York City Public Housing). Last but certainly not least, the High Line, Perlman Art Center, and the Shed. You can learn more about each of these organizations on our website.
To keep up with Gotham Gives and our mission to empower and inspire ALL New Yorkers, please check out gothamgives.org, Twitter, and Instagram as we begin to share our investments in the future of NYC with podcasts, articles, and information about organizations we are partnering with.