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Mayor's Office Of Immigrant Affairs Joins Civic Enegagement Commission To Host A Community And Ethnic Media Roundtable On "the People's Money"

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2022
Contact: Shaina Coronel,

New York – The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and the Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) hosted an in-person Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable to discuss the upcoming series of "The People's Money" boroughwide idea generation sessions. The five borough-based idea generation sessions hosted by the CEC and local partners will invite residents to represent their neighborhood in the participatory budgeting process.

"The People's Money" is New York City's first-ever citywide participatory budgeting process, where New Yorkers decide what projects should get funded. All New Yorkers as young as 11 years old and regardless of immigration status will be able to decide how to spend $5 million funding from the Mayor's Office to address local community needs citywide.

Visit to register and attend Boroughwide Idea Generation Sessions listed below. To learn more about "The People's Money" visit

  • Manhattan: Friday, October 28 at 3:00 PM at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023)
  • Bronx: Thursday, November 3 at 5:00 PM at Bronx Works (1130 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10456)
  • Staten Island: Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 PM at Snug Harbor Cultural Center - Building P (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301)
  • Brooklyn: Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 PM at Brooklyn Museum - 3rd Floor (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238)
  • Queens: Thursday, November 10 at 5:00 PM at Queens Borough Hall - Helen Marshall Cultural Center (120-55 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11424)