FUND FOR PUBLIC ADVOCACY INC
The Fund for Public Advocacy, affiliated with the Office of the NYC Public Advocate, is an independent nonprofit organization guided by its vision to be a powerful voice and change agent on critical civic issues for New Yorkers. The Fund's mission is to serve and promote the public good by engaging NYC residents in policy making and programs that make government more responsive, accountable, innovative and transparent. The organization supports its mission by identifying strategic projects and working with partners to address civic issues through a three pronged approach: our advocacy voice, evidence gathering and recommendations for sustainable solutions.
The Fund's current projects are:
- DREAM Fellowship – Support scholarships and a leadership development program for 25 DREAM Act eligible CUNY students for the Fall 2014 semester.
- Protecting Public Assets –In collaboration with stake holders and interested parties across the 5 boroughs and across asset focus (parks, libraries, schools) the Fund for Public Advocacy serves as a convener to develop best practice models for public/private partnerships including appropriate points for community input that can be used across the city in the majority of cases.
- Young Mothers Shelter Pilot – Partner with the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services to pilot a program that will decrease the average amount of time families spend in the shelter system and transition them into permanent housing by providing on site the referrals and services necessary, breaking the cycle of generational homelessness.
- Pensions for All – Research options to open a new statewide Private Employee Retirement Trust patterned after the City and State’s successful Public Employee Retirement systems.