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Respect and Dignity for All: 2022-23 State Policy Platform

The communities we represent and serve have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our 2022-23 state policy platform centers on smart solutions to mitigate the coronavirus’s impact while working to address underlying inequalities and improve the lives of immigrant, Black, and brown families across New York State.

In our 2022-23 state policy platform, we offer concrete policies that, if passed and enacted, would help ensure that all New Yorkers are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Read our full 2022-23 State Policy Platform here.

A New Home of Strength & Dignity

Make the Road New York is building a permanent home in Queens, NY. This 3-story, 24,000 sq foot landmark community center will more than double our space for frontline services.

It will be a place of safety and strength that says: We are Here to Stay. Our new home will stand as a statewide beacon of hope and power for current and future generations.

Construction is currently underway and we will open our doors in 2022!

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VICTORY! NYC Parents Win $500M in Culturally Responsive Curriculum

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.

We offer an array of Education, Health, & Legal Services

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Fight to be #ExcludedNoMore

The Excluded Workers Fund has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, allowing working families to finally get back on

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Stand with us and #HouseNY

Over the last decade homelessness has skyrocketed while the real estate industry gets richer and richer. 50% of our state’s renters can’t afford

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Senator Schumer: Deliver A Path to Citizenship!

​​​​​Democrats in Congress hold the power to take bold leadership and deliver a long-awaited path to citizenship for millions. We need them to

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Achieving Dignity and Justice

LATEST UPDATES

  • Our 2022 State Policy Platform!

    This week, our members announced our state policy priorities for 2022-23!  In sharp contrast with Governor Hochul’s executive budget proposal, which failed to meet the needs of New York’s immigrant, Black, brown and TGNCIQ+ New Yorkers, our members are demanding policies that would help ensure all New Yorkers are treated with the respect and dignity…

    Read our 2022 State Policy Platform
  • New year, new hires!

    We are thrilled to share that our team is growing! Over the past few weeks we hired two new leaders that come to us with incredible expertise and deep commitment to our mission. Kenny Minaya will serve as our first Director of Government Affairs, to spearhead our work advocating for our communities within the city,…

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  • It’s time to #HouseNY

    New York has a housing crisis. This isn’t news. But freezing temperatures, the imminent expiration of the eviction moratorium this Saturday (January 15th), and unsafe housing conditions that end in tragic loss of life remind us that the stakes are incredibly high for our communities. This year, our movement is fighting for tenant power over…

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Respect and Dignity for All: Make the Road New York’s 2022-23 State Policy Platform

DOWNLOAD OUR 2022 STATE PLATFORM As the largest community-based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York State, with 25,000 members, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely positioned to identify and address pressing community needs. Through its network of community centers in New York City, Long Island and Westchester,…

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2021 Victories Brochure

DOWNLOAD HERE From our New Executive Directors We entered 2021 with an urgent goal: to support our communities through the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and press toward a just recovery for all. All year, we prioritized the urgent needs of our people. We distributed emergency food and connected community members to COVID testing and…

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Ida Devastation Spurs Call For A New ‘Build It Back’ Program For Flooding Victims

Meanwhile, undocumented New Yorkers aren’t eligible for FEMA relief unless they have a citizen in their household. “A lot of folks are struggling to access FEMA aid, especially mixed-status households with undocumented parents, but a U.S. citizen child,” said Becca Telzak, deputy director of Make the Road New York. “They’re struggling getting through that on…