Previous CRE Rising Fund Awardees - CRE

In 2017, CRE was able to work with six organizations that reach New Yorkers in all five boroughs. The 2017 CRE Rising Fund awardees were Council of Urban ProfessionalsHaiti Cultural ExchangeHollaback!Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant RightsREAD 718, and Teens for Food Justice.

Information on select projects is available below.

  • Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) is a nonprofit organization established to develop, present, and promote cultural expressions of the Haitian people. We seek to raise awareness of social issues and foster cultural understanding and appreciation through the arts, education, and public affairs.
    • Project request: Develop a strategic plan to reaffirm HCX’s mission, outcomes, and impact as political and economic shifts affect the communities HCX serves.
    • CRE consulting services provided: Strategic planning
    • Outcomes achieved: Developed a report defining HCX’s mission, target population, and 3-year goals and strategies.
  • Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) is a nonprofit organization established to educate, organize, and defend the rights of immigrants by providing immigration-related legal and education services to low-income immigrants in New York and spearheading advocacy efforts.
    • Project request: Board development, with a focus on recruiting diverse board members who are reflective of the community NMCIR serves.
    • CRE consulting services provided: Board development
    • Outcomes achieved: Aligned current board members on roles, responsibilities, and collective goals as well as developed a guide for new member recruitment.
  • READ 718 is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization that provides individualized literacy instruction and mentorship to low-income students in grades 3-8 who are reading below grade level.
    • Project request: Develop a strategic plan to set clear goals for growth and engagement of READ’s board and staff in achieving those goals
    • CRE consulting services provided: Strategic planning
    • Outcomes achieved: Developed a report defining READ 718’s mission, vision, programs, and goals for growth in the coming years, as well as strategies to achieve those goals.

 

The 2016 CRE Rising Fund Awardees were Bronx Cooperative Development InitiativeDestination TomorrowGrace OutreachThe Knowledge House, and Turning Point for Women and Families.

The 2015 CRE Rising Fund Awardees were Bronx River Arts CenterHealth PeopleMasaSouth Bronx United, and Workers Center Federation.

 

The CRE Rising Fund is made possible by the generosity of individual and foundation donors. If you would like to be involved in sponsoring CRE’s efforts to provide pro bono consulting services to nonprofits in NYC, please reach out to Carlene Buccino at [email protected]