WE INVITE YOU
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
WHO WE ARE
The Good Neighbor Collective Inc. is a New York City based 501c3 nonprofit grassroots initiative dedicated to connecting neighbors through mutual aid and empowerment, one block at a time. The Collective serves as a platform for collaboration by bridging the gap between neighbors with differing socioeconomic backgrounds.
We aim to harness the collective power of residents and local businesses in every community to contribute to and support those who are under-served in our neighborhoods. Every member of the community is a source of growth and through their collective knowledge and action, lives are uplifted.
The Good Neighbor Collective knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. The initiation of our integrated events and series serve to give all neighbors from all walks of life the opportunity to build lasting and impactful relationships.
A WEEK IN THE LIFE
During this job shadowing experience, students in public housing will spend a week via Zoom during COVID observing and learning from a varied group of professionals in a company to gain insight and a better understanding of office work and culture.
A Week in the Life: Job Shadowing is a unique opportunity for youth to establish or refine career goals, while allowing the prospective employer to evaluate future talent and showcase their company.
The Good Neighbor Collective provides a stipend to each student for their participation. To help us run this program and provide a stipend for the students, consider making a tax deductible donation here.
We are dedicated to addressing career advancement in under-served communities. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to participate by being a panelist. All events are virtual during COVID.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATION DRIVES
We strive to find new strategies for dealing with the lack of access to school supplies. It is a challenge we aim to address through donation drives. Contact us to host a drive in your building, school or community center for your neighbors in need. Consider making a donation towards this cause here.
Each holiday season, we work to identify neighbors who do not have the means to receive gifts and pair them with a wish granter. The program connects neighbor to neighbor to experience the magic of the holidays in a personal and heartful way. Help us run this program by making a donation here.
Each Thanksgiving we partner with a local restaurant to provide complimentary meals for families. Public housing residents in the area pick up their take out to enjoy with their families during Thanksgiving week.
Janice Rosario is a nationally recognized contemporary dance choreographer and educator. She is a guest lecturer and artist at universities throughout the country from Grand Canyon University in Arizona to Fordham University in NYC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from CUNY Hunter College.
Janice’s passion for community stems from growing up in New York City, where despite the density of people, the dearth of true community was ever-present. The Good Neighbor Collective was created to facilitate community building between private and public housing communities and has expanded to include the growing homeless community. “In New York City, it’s common to see one street block hosting public housing alongside luxury buildings. Despite such proximity, these residents will rarely, if ever, interact; let alone truly connect.” Janice believes that by activating the residents within residential proximity, gaps in inequality will be narrowed while creating a space for the intersection between neighbors.
In addition to founding The Good Neighbor Collective, Janice is on faculty at The Alvin Ailey School and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at The Good Neighbor Collective. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations.
MAKE A DONATION
At The Good Neighbor Collective we’re raising funds to implement initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please consider making a tax deductible donation in support of our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of those underserved in our communities.
PARTNER WITH US
Our organization is always striving to build community by connecting neighbor to neighbor. Partnering with us gives businesses the opportunity to contribute to the communities they are in. Get in touch with us to learn how to partner with us.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at The Good Neighbor Collective. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.