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You’re a Guardian/Nurturer

You care about making sure people’s immediate needs are met.

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Superpowers: Building Relationships, Listening to Others, Locating and Distributing Resources

The Civic Guardian/Nurturer is someone who acts as the support system for their community and individuals who may be struggling. They are usually introspective, thoughtful, and often come up with ways to promote community well-being.

Guardian/Nurturer, Get Started Here:

Direct Services Near You

Check out the Citywide Directory to find direct services and free resources available in your neighborhood!

Community Care Guides

These guides explore topics and strategies for taking care of yourself and your community.

Civic Actions for Guardians/Nurturers

Strengthen Your Guardian/Nurturer Skills

Find Your Community Board and Attend a Meeting

Your local board is a great place to meet neighbors and collectively organize to make change in your community. Find your community board and other information about the districts you live in through the NYC Boundaries Map.

Get Involved with Your Mutual Aid Network

Mutual aid is about neighbors helping neighbors. Groups dedicated to providing aid and resources to community members exist in many NYC neighborhoods. Discover how to join a mutual aid group or set up your own group to build relationships, collaborate with neighbors, and support your community through

Volunteer with New York Cares

New York Cares is the largest volunteer organization in NYC offering hundreds of opportunities to volunteer in all five boroughs from serving meals to teaching children how to play chess.

Curious to learn more?
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Investigator / Researcher

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Organizer / Mobilizer

Storyteller / Spokesperson

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Upcoming Events

April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Come join Greater New York City- Black Nurses Association for an inspiring conference where they will be discussing ways to empower women and transform maternal health. This theme emphasizes the power of advocacy in effecting positive change for maternal health. It highlights the diverse voices involved in advocacy and how they collectively contribute to transforming maternal health outcomes.The event features a provider discussion panel, a community member discussion panel, and a real-life Maternal Health simulation, along with a brief presentation on the state of Black Maternal Health.The event will be held at Mercy University – Bronx Campus, so make sure to mark your calendars! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of a conversation that can make a real difference in women’s health. Let’s come together to learn, share, and empower each other!To RSVP, click the link here. Zoom link provided for those unable to attend in person: ID: 958 1052 1997
April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Join the Fordham Bedford Lot-Busters Community Garden Volunteer Days! Come get your hands dirty and help make their neighborhood bloom. This in-person event will take place at the Fordham Bedford Lot Busters Community Garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, they welcome everyone who wants to lend a hand. Together, you’ll plant, weed, and beautify the garden while enjoying the fresh air and good company. No need to bring any tools – they’ve got everything covered. Just bring your enthusiasm and a smile! Let’s make their community garden thrive!To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 25, 2024
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You can make real, tangible changes to how streets and sidewalks function in the Brooklyn. The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Activist Committee (TABK) organizes local campaigns to reclaim streets for people.Attend TABK’s monthly meeting, hosted every 4th Thursday of the month, except when the usual date conflicts with holidays. To RSVP, click the link here. ** This is a virtual event. In order to access the link to the meeting, you MUST RSVP.