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 public and private housing residents and has expanded to include the growing homeless community.
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, School Supply Drives, Career Days, Career Path Assistance services and our Job Shadowing program. The initiation of these integrated events and series serve to give all neighbors from all walks of life the opportunity to build lasting and impactful relationships.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATION DRIVES
Support your neighbors by contributing what you can for school success.
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 learn more about our commitment to this cause.
Share the pride you have in your profession to inspire and empower your neighbors.
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 learn more and lend your support.
CAREER PATH ASSISTANCE
Create an impactful relationship with your neighbor by sharing your professional knowledge during mock interviews and resume preparation.
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. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with us.
A WEEK IN THE LIFE
During this job shadowing experience, students 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 sponsor a student, make a tax deductible donation here.
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.