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About NYCHA - Partnerships

The New York City Housing Authority is forging relationships and building partnerships with government, non-profit and private sector partners to improve the quality of services and programs for NYCHA residents. In February 2010, NYCHA established the Office of Public Private Partnerships to identify and recruit partners from the private sector who share the Authority’s vision for improving the lives of our more than 400,000 residents. And NYCHA will launch a new period of civic engagement in public housing communities by effectively linking the non-profit sectors to our efforts to enhance the educational, employment, health and cultural needs of NYCHA residents.

 2011 Annual Report
 Harlem Children's Zone
 NYCHA Officifating Academy
 Children's Museum of Manhattan
 FFAWN Teen Girls' Initiative 
"A Future Starts with NYCHA": 2011 Annual Report

"A Future Starts with NYCHA" is NYCHA's 2011 Annual Report - a comprehensive account of the Authority's activities throughout the year, highlighting results for New York City families and communities through the power of partnerships. 

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Harlem Children's Zone

Through a partnership with the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), NYCHA is heeding the call of the Obama Administration's vision for community revitalization by undertaking comprehensive plans for neighborhood development that integrate housing, schools, commercial corridors, community facilities, improved infrastructure and transportation. The Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ)/ Saint Nicholas Houses Project will bring a new school to the grounds of Saint Nicholas Houses; the re-opening of West 129th Street, which will re-integrate the development into the surrounding community; community programming for children and adults; 24-hour live security, and employment opportunities for NYCHA residents.

 Get the Project details
 Project Overview and the Extension of West 129th Street (PDF)
 ULURP: The Remapping of West 129th Street (PDF)
 $20 Million Grant For St. Nicholas Charter School
 NYCHA Board Approves Plan to Build the Harlem Children's Zone School at St. Nicholas Houses
 View rendering & site plan of the facility
 New Charter School for Children of Harlem (El Diario-Spanish version)
 Learn more about Harlem Children's Zone
 Ground Breaks at St. Nicholas Houses for New Charter School (Mayoral Press Release)
 St. Nicholas Houses Senior Center Gets a Colorful Makeover from Team Depot 

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NFL-NYCHA Officiating Academy

NYCHA Officiating Academy

The National Football League and the New York City Housing Authority have partnered to establish the NFL Officiating Academy. This specialized, first-of-its kind football officiating training program in public housing is a pilot program that will begin in Manhattan. The objective of the program is to provide men and women, ages 17-24, with the critical skills necessary to become a game official. The program also aims to teach valuable life skills, and provide participants with potential opportunities for careers in sports officiating.

 NYCHA Residents Train to Earn Their Stripes
 N.F.L. Scouts for Refs in Public Housing (New York Times)
 NFL-NYCHA Officiating Academy Flyer en español (in PDF)

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Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

NYCHA, in partnership with the Children's Museum of Manhattan will host a 2,000-square-foot installation in East Harlem development, James Weldon Johnson Houses. Through a federal grant, awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the permanent exhibition will focus on health and literacy and is set to include 25 interactive stations, as well as regularly updated programming. The exhibition is slated to open in 2013. 

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FFAWN Teen Girls' Initiative   

NYCHA's partnership with the Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) created the NYCHA-FFAWN Teen Girls' Initiative. The program consisted of six-months of life skills collaborative programs for teen girls, ages 12 to 15, who live in public housing. Over the course of the program, the individual workshops helped to empower teen girls with the information needed to take on life's many challenges.

 NYCHA-FFAWN Teen Girls' Initiative Program
 NYCHA and FFAWN Now Team Up to Cultivate Young Women Leaders of Tomorrow
 FFAWN Workshops Begin (article)
 Read the story
 Watch the video on "That's So New York"
 See photos from the event (Flickr)
 NASA Challenges New York Students to Aim High, Reach for the Stars (Press Release) 
 View photos from the NASA/FFAWN event 
 NYCHA-FFAWN Teen Girls Initiative Soars with Take Flight Ceremony

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