WE INVITE YOU

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

 
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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 because we are stronger together.  

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 which range from immediate support services to spreading the holiday cheer and career path assistance. 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: JOB SHADOWING

During our job shadowing experience, low income college students 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. The goal of the program is to give access to students who generally do not have the network to be a part of a company's hiring pool while supporting the host organization's diversity and inclusion efforts. 

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

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CAREER READINESS WORKSHOPS

With this initiative, our goal is to facilitate advancement opportunities for youth and young adults in need. With access to the right resources and training, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.


Contact us to donate your time. The program is virtual during COVID.

VIRTUAL CAREER DAYS

Virtual Career Days consist of a panel of local professionals discussing their career paths, offering access, resources and insight to students from income backgrounds. The discussions are designed to support career advancement in under-served communities. Through 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. You can also support this program consider making a tax deductible donation here

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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. You can also help us purchase supplies by making a donation towards this cause here.

WINTER WISHES

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.

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THANKSGIVING EVENT

Each Thanksgiving we partner with a local restaurant to provide complimentary meals for families in need. Residents in the area pick up their take out to enjoy with their loved ones during Thanksgiving week.

GIVE THE GIFT OF READING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black books allow us to immerse ourselves in the resilience and wonderment of blackness both past and present. Give the gift of reading to local families in need while also supporting black authors and a local black owned bookstore. 

With your support, we will be purchasing and distributing black books to residents in nearby local public housing units.


There is no denying the power of representation in all facets of society.  With this initiative, we aim to give access to diverse books to our diverse community.

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WOMEN'S MONTH: CAREER GEAR

In honor of Women's Month, we hold a Career Gear Drive to empower low-income and homeless women in need to enter the workforce and achieve success. Through our efforts, we provide them with work-appropriate clothing and tablets/iPads to meet this vital need for resources.  


We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

 
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JANICE ROSARIO

Founder

"As a child of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic what made a difference in my path out of poverty were immediate support services and access. Access to programs that allowed me to be in spaces that were normally not readily accessible to Black and Brown youth. Through my nonprofit I aim to recreate the services that supported my successful journey as a young black Latina in NYC. Ultimately, creating spaces where we can see each other past the divides will contribute to making New York City an ever more inclusive community."

Janice Rosario’s passion for community building stems from growing up in New York City, where despite the density of people, the dearth of true community was ever-present. “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 Rosario is a nationally recognized contemporary dance choreographer and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from CUNY Hunter College. Janice lives in the East Village with her husband and daughter.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Mar 01
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    Mar 01, 9:00 AM EST – Mar 21, 5:00 PM EDT
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    In honor of Women's Month, we are holding a Career Gear Drive to empower low-income and homeless women to enter the workforce and achieve success. From March 8-28th we are accepting gently used work-appropriate clothing and tablets/iPads. Questions can be directed to TheGNCollective@gmail.com.
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  • Jan 27, 9:00 AM – Feb 18, 6:00 PM
    Online
    Black books allow us to immerse ourselves in the resilience and wonderment of blackness both past and present. Give the gift of reading to local families in need while also supporting black authors and a local black owned bookstore, Sister's Uptown. RSVP for more information.
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  • Jan 09, 9:00 AM – Jan 30, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Looking for businesses and organizations to give back to their communities by opening up their doors to empower local youth through job shadowing. You can also support the program by sponsoring a student. RSVP for more information.
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GET INVOLVED

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.

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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.

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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.

 

CONTACT

Get in touch us to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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