Resources for Rent Relief and Excluded Workers Fund
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After years of organizing, parents from Make the Road New York (MRNY) and allies at the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) are thrilled that NYC DOE will invest $500 million to bring Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum to NYC at scale for the entire system K-12 for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.
Parents now look forward to participating alongside students, teachers, and community members to ensure the curricula reflects the diversity of New York City’s communities.
Our members have won the fight for a first-in-the-nation $2.1 Billion Excluded Workers Fund. For an entire year, hundreds of thousands of essential workers were excluded from governmental relief. Now, undocumented workers will receive retroactive payments to reflect an entire year without work or government support during the pandemic.
This victory was possible after thousands of calls to elected officials, dozens of actions across the state, two bridge takeovers, a 23 day hunger strike, and much more. Our work to get this relief out to our communities continues.
Parents, students, and educators have organized throughout the past decade to fully fund our public schools, especially those in immigrant, Black, and brown communities. Due to our more recent organizing efforts, this year’s historic budget will raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers and Invest in Our New York.
$4 billion will be allocated to fund public schools over three years to meet the needs of Black, brown, and low-income districts and finally comply with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity court settlement!
Thank you to our allies in the Invest in Our New York and the Alliance for Quality Education! ¡Si se pudo!
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers will get the rent relief they need and deserve, regardless of their immigration status. Along with the Housing Justice for All Coalition, we secured a $2.4 billion rent relief program, which will pay up to one year of rent arrears for debt accrued during the pandemic for those who qualify.
An estimated 1.2 million tenants will ensure that they do not lose their homes. This victory makes it clear that everyone has a right to a roof. ¡Sí se pudo!
For nearly two decades, Arlenis, Jose, and Theo had the opportunity to learn and grow within our organization. Today, they step into the role of Co-Executive Directors of Make the Road New York.
Sienna will also be joining our Executive Team as Legal Director/Legal Counsel and Becca as Deputy Director. Becca and Sienna have been integral to growing our health and legal programs and they are the partners we need to drive this organization forward. Together, they will take Make the Road NY into its next chapter.
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We hope you and the students in your life are having an easy and safe return to school! For the past few weeks across our offices in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester and Long Island we’ve been helping families and students prepare to return to school. As the new school year begins, immigrant, Black, and…
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Queríamos dejarle saber que estamos pensando en usted después de la horrible tormenta de la noche del miércoles. Esperamos que usted y sus seres querides estén bien. Lamentamos mucho saber que muchos de nuestra comunidad tienen inundaciones en sus apartamentos y casas, o están experimentando cortes de energía. Estamos trabajando para buscar los recursos disponibles…
Make the Road New York was among the many groups at the rally. Its media specialist, Yatziri Tovar, said a path to citizenship is essential to help communities recover – not only from COVID, but major weather events such as Hurricane Ida. “Unfortunately, many of our community members – throughout Queens, throughout Brooklyn – were affected…
“Creo que después de tantos años de espera… estoy aquí en este país ya más de 20 años y yo creo que sería lo justo, lo merecemos”, dijo Fabiana Linares, de Make the Road NY. Siete autobuses partieron a la capital para reunirse con miles de manifestantes de distintas partes del país. La meta es…
La organización Make the Road NY, que envió un contigente de inmigrantes y activistas neoyorquinos a la marcha, puso un mensaje en redes sociales sobre el evento. “¡La manifestación #WelcomeBackCongress de hoy fue PODEROSA! @SenSchumer, usted ha dicho que traerá un camino hacia la ciudadanía a casa para nuestros miembros de Make the Road y…
DOWNLOAD HERE As the largest community based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely positioned to identify and address pressing community needs. Through its community centers in New York City, Long Island and Westchester, MRNY employs a multi-faceted approach to supporting immigrants,…
A local nonprofit has launched a bilingual resource guide on the state’s recently passed “Excluded Workers Fund” for undocumented immigrants who have lost work due to the pandemic. Make the Road NY has created a website to help residents who qualify for the fund access accurate and up-to-date information about the program. The group created the website…
Immigration advocates in New York over the last four years faced a pitched battle with President Donald Trump’s administation’s policies and rhetoric from the top on down. Now with President Joe Biden’s administration far more sympathetic to their goals, advocates say a lot of work is needed in both Washington and in Albany. The new…