10.02.15 | No Comments
Closing in on the first anniversary of the Community Parks Initiative (CPI), Partnerships for Parks is excited to announce five new staff additions to support our ongoing efforts citywide. Through a grant made possible by American Express, NYC Service and NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks will host five NYC Civic Corps (part of the New York State AmeriCorps program) for the next ten months, forming a new Community Parks Team.
09.30.15 | No Comments
Being a CPF photo intern this year was definitely the highlight of my summer. I not only got to do the thing I’m most passionate about, that is, concert photography, for a full season, but I also had the chance to travel and explore different neighborhoods in New York City.
09.29.15 | No Comments
Partnerships for Parks awarded $28,670 to 37 community groups and organizations for the June 2015 Capacity Fund Grant round. The grantees span 27 city council districts across the 5 boroughs.
09.25.15 | No Comments
“Most people have a perception of Africa that's very limited and stereotyped, yet African music has influenced the entire globe -- and has hardly ever been credited for it.” This inflight magazine quote from “Africa’s premier diva,” Angelique Kidjo, was how I started my first trip to South Africa to attend Moshito.
09.21.15 | No Comments
As a native New Yorker, I have always had a love/hate relationship with my city. Sometimes the pace of the city gets the best of me, and other times I feel able to fully bask in the breadth of cultural, social or architectural marvels that the city presents. I was so excited about my Marketing & Communications internship with City Parks Foundation because I wanted to reinvigorate my love for New York City as well as discover the process behind some of the programs, like SummerStage, that make my hometown feel so effortlessly whole at all times.
09.16.15 | No Comments
When I began my internship at City Parks Foundation, I had no idea what I was in for (and I was still saying “The” City Parks Foundation). Sure, I could recite the Marketing & Communications intern job description verbatim, but I truly did not know how special this summer would be.
09.14.15 | No Comments
On Tuesday, September 1, City Parks Foundation (CPF) hosted the 18th annual CityParks Tennis Benefit at the US Open Championships. The benefit raised significant funds for CityParks Tennis, which serves over 6,000 children in 38 parks throughout New York City each season.
09.08.15 | No Comments
On September 2, Partnerships for Parks gathered 23 representatives from 16 companies as a thank you for their inspiring generosity over the last year. In just 9 months, corporate volunteers have collectively contributed almost 9000 hours of time towards city parks in all five boroughs.