CitizensNYC Launches ‘All In for New York City’ Week, Kicks Off With Citywide Day Of Action

October 6, 2021

Citizens Committee for New York City (CitizensNYC) today announced ‘All In for New York City’ Week, a series of events and volunteer opportunities taking place.

The take place on Monday, October 11 through Friday, October 15, to encourage community leaders and business owners to come together and take action to rethink, reimagine and rebuild New York City.

Elected officials, business leaders, philanthropists, business owners, partners, and everyday New Yorkers will join together throughout the week for various events, including a day of action and volunteering and a free ideas summit discussing topics ranging from vaccine hesitancy to policing and civic engagement.

As one of the nation’s oldest micro-funding organizations, CitizensNYC provides support to community leaders on the front lines of change in their own neighborhoods. Consisting of small business owners, activists, artists and community gatekeepers, CitizensNYC uplifts community leaders and grassroots organizations who are looking to cultivate change for the better. This year, the organization awarded more than $1 million in funding to New York City community groups across the five boroughs that are on the front lines of COVID-19 and responding to pressing needs in their communities.

To help ensure these grants are serving the communities that need it most, CitizensNYC recently announced the launch of its inaugural Advisory Council, which brings together a dynamic group of leaders dedicated to uplifting the organization’s mission and rebuilding New York City following the impact of the pandemic. The initial list of Council members include Coralie Charriol Paul (Co-chair) (CHARRIOL), Stephen Dannhauser (Co-chair) (Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP), Paul Deutch (Co-chair) (Omni Agent Solutions), Alexander Smalls (Co-chair) (Between Harlem and Heaven), Alison Weidman (Co-chair), Jennifer Bodner (Bank of America), Tenicka Boyd (ACLU), Yovanka Bylander (TimesSquare Capital Management), Matthew J. Camp (Teachers College, Columbia University), Art Chang (former NYC Mayoral Candidate), Matthew Washington (Former Deputy Borough President for Manhattan), and Melba Wilson (Melba’s).

OCTOBER 11: Citywide Day of Action and Volunteer Day

WHAT: CitizensNYC will match volunteers to projects where their location, talents, or both align throughout the five boroughs. Volunteers will roll up their sleeves at grantee sites throughout New York City to do hands-on activities like cleaning up a local garden or delivering food to those in need.

WHO: Volunteers across New York City

WHEN: Monday, October 11, 2021 from 9am – 3pm ET


  • Food Drive at Tracey Towers (40 W Mosholu Pkwy S, Bronx NY, 10468): Volunteers will help with set-up, crowd control, and food distribution at a food drive hosted by grantee partner Dare2Dream. Upon arrival, please contact Paige Travis at 630-430-1513.
  • Gardening and Food Distribution (1768 Bryant Ave, Bronx, NY 10460): Volunteers will participate in produce/food, PPE and sanitizer distribution. The event is hosted by the Bronx Sunshine Garden. Upon arrival, please contact Paige Travis at 630-430-1513.

REGISTER: To register to volunteer, visit: press RSVPs email Rafiat Animashaun,

OCTOBER 12: All in for Community Health Ideas Summit

WHAT: Grassroots community leaders, academics, elected officials, strategists, and community residents will convene for a virtual summit to discuss working toward the public good of New York City. Panel topics will include vaccine hesitancy, policing, community health, and more.

WHO: Panelists include CitizensNYC CEO Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Executive Director of New York Cares Gary Bagley, New York State Senator Liz Krueger and President of Morgan Stanley Foundation Joan Steinberg, among others.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 9AM ET

WHERE: To register for the event, visit – For press RSVPs email Rafiat Animashaun,

OCTOBER 15: Evening on the Lake

WHAT: CitizensNYC will host its signature fall fundraiser, inviting the community to join them for cocktails, dinner, music, and a boat ride as they recognize honorees for their dedication to New York City’s recovery.


  • Lorie Beers, Managing Director and Head, Special Situations & Restructuring at Cowen
  • Rachel Ehrlich Albanese, Partner, Vice Chair, US Restructuring Practice at DLA Piper

              EVENT CHAIRMAN:

  • Paul Deutch, Executive Vice President, Omni Agent Solutions


  • IAH Studio, Driven by the need for diversity and visual representation in the classical music arena, IAH Studio was created to provide an equitable platform for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) string musicians — generating avenues of support, visibility and access.
  • DJ Stormin’ Norman: DJ, Founder and Executive Producer of Harlem’s most anticipated summer festival, The Sundae Sermon Music Festival. DJ Stormin’ Norman originally hails from East London, UK and is now a resident of Harlem, USA. DJ Stormin’s diverse style allows him to play in different musical scenes from Disco Classics, Funk, Soul, Classic Hip Hop, R&B, Soulful, Deep and Afro House.

WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:30PM – 9:30PM ET

WHERE: For press RSVPs email Rafiat Animashaun,

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