With the support of The Eisner Foundation, CHAI is part of an ongoing working group with other NYC organizations doing intergenerational work.
We meet regularly to support each other, share ideas, and to work closely with policymakers at the city, state, and federal levels. Through this collaboration we uplift and promote diverse intergenerational programming and spearhead social media campaigns with the NYC intergenerational working group.
United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is a policy and social change organization representing 46 neighborhood settlement houses that reaches 765,000 New Yorkers from all walks of life. UNH leads advocacy and partners with members on a broad range of issues including civic and community engagement, neighborhood affordability, healthy aging, early childhood education, adult literacy, and youth development.
DOROT is a nonprofit organization addressing the challenges of an aging population. DOROT serves its clients with a diverse range of programs and services. DOROT delivers those programs and services through intergenerational connections with volunteers of all ages.
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit vision rehabilitation and social service organization founded in 1926. VISIONS purpose is to develop and implement individualized programs to assist people who are blind and visually impaired of all ages to lead independent and active lives, and to educate the public to understand their capabilities and needs.
BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger Bronx community.
Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse neighborhoods of Queens. We serve residents of all ages, races, faiths, and ethnicities while supporting the viability of the borough as a whole. We are committed to a holistic approach that deals with immediate needs as well as the barriers that may impede personal, family, and community stability.
Carter Burden Network promotes the well-being of older adults 60 and older through a continuum of services, advocacy, arts and culture, health and wellness and volunteer programs, all oriented to individual, family and community needs. Carter Burden Network is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to live safely and with dignity.
GlamourGals teen volunteers reduce elder isolation in their local communities.
Our program impacts two generations. Elderly residents in care feel a renewed sense of community and self-worth. Teen volunteers gain essential leadership skills demonstrating empathy and compassion through our intergenerational programming.
Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) is a community-based nonprofit centered on the belief that every person deserves meaningful support to achieve their aspirations – especially struggling families and individuals. SCS serves a diverse community of over 16,000 people of all ethnicities and income levels throughout Queens.
Stoop Stories is a documentary storytelling project designed to connect, support, and celebrate our NYC neighbors, especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities. We honor generations of New Yorkers, past and present, who rejoice and take refuge in stoop culture.
Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade.By providing volunteer tutors research-based, structured lesson plans designed to focus on the individual needs of our students, Reading Partners is helping students become strong, confident readers with a passion for learning.
This working group is fluid and dynamic--if you know of an organization in the New York metropolitan area doing intergenerational work, please reach out to connect and learn more.