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Community Conversations

Community Conversations are designed to bring together New Yorkers in their neighborhoods with the organizations and community leaders that they know and trust, to discuss issues that are important to them and their families.

These events are a chance for us to bring quantitative data back to communities, understanding how individuals’ personal stories and ideas relate to the findings. Together with the survey data, input from Community Conversations will help determine the priorities, policies, and programs of the new mayor and his team. Community Conversations are also an opportunity for civic education, learning together about how government works.

There are two ways to engage with Community Conversations:

Join a Conversation

Have thoughts or questions about the NYC Speaks survey results? Want to discuss critical local issues with neighbors and community leaders? Register for a scheduled Community Conversations event!

Host a Conversation

NYC Speaks invites you to bring together a small group of neighbors, friends, or family and discuss what we heard from New Yorkers and co-create solutions. Our Community Conversations toolkit contains everything you need to host your own.


50 community-based organizations are partnering with us to host Community Conversations. These organizations are receiving micro-grants to support their participation following an already completed selection process.

African American Women in Cinema

Alliance of Families for Justice

APNA Brooklyn Community Center, Inc

Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)

Carroll Gardens Association

Catholic Charities NY – The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY

Center for NYC Neighborhoods

Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corp.

Central Family Life Center

Churchgoer at Iglesia Filipina Independiente

Empower My Hood Inc.

Exodus Transitional Community

Faith in New York


Haitian American Caucus-Haiti Inc

Healing Hands

Hellen Keller Services

Homecrest Community Services


India Home, Inc.

Interfaith Center of New York

Jahajee Sisters

Kilomba Collective

Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc. (KAVI)

Le Bon Service

League of Women Voters of the City of New York (LWVCNY)

Loisaida, Inc.

Magnolia Tree

Mission to End Modern Slavery (MEMS)

Muslim Community Network

NAACP – Brooklyn Branch

NAACP NYS Youth & College Division

NAACP- Mid Manhattan Branch

NALEO Educational Fund

New Immigrant Community Empowerment

New York Boricua Resistance

NY Laundromat Business Association

NYC Together: We Build The Block

Project Hospitality

Quality Services for the Autism Community

Queens Center Of The Arts

Real Dads Network

Restorative Justice Initiative

Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation

Seven Stories Institute

Share for Life Foundation

The Minkwon Center for Community Action

Transportation Alternatives

United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, Inc

Urban Youth Alliance (BronxConnect)

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