As we prepare ourselves for the spring, we are reminded of all the opportunities that await our community. Discovering the potential in every member of The Commons family is our focus, and we continue to develop and build upon that principle every day.
AFTER SCHOOL STRONG
Our programs continue to blossom with every passing day. Due in part to our strong partnerships with Trinity School and JCC Manhattan, we have been able to provide consistent academic support to our youth via one-on-one tutoring sessions. Beyond the immediate impact this has on their studies, the relationships our youth develop with their tutors helps foster their socio-emotional growth, a major part of strengthening their academic resiliency. At The Commons, we strive to provide support for the whole student, accounting for their needs in every way we can.
FUN FOR ALL
While we appreciate the importance of hard work, we also understand that there should be time for play. Every Friday at The Commons is Fun Friday, where our youth explore new activities, games, and artistic expression. Some Fridays see us try new science experiments, some find us playing computer games, and others bring out our creative side via art-making. On a recent excursion, everyone enjoyed some time bowling! Whatever your idea of fun is, we encourage everyone to make some time to enjoy themselves with family and/or friends and have some fun!
#FREENEWYORK
Advocacy is an important part of the work we do. We recently signed on to support JustLeadershipUSA's campaign to address New York's statewide jail crisis. #FREENewYork demands overhaul of bail, speedy trial and discovery laws, and an end to New York's jail crisis. To learn more, or to sign on to support the campaign, please visit their page by clicking here.
TENANT ADVOCACY
If you or someone you know is facing eviction or other housing related problems, we can help. We provide direct assistance and advocacy services to prevent displacement and  preserve affordable housing on the Upper West Side.

 
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All funds go to support the joint work of The DOME Project and 
Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council at The West Side Commons.

Individual Contributions
Over the course of five decades, The DOME Project and Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council have expanded their services and impact in the community through individual supporters. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation  by visiting westsidecommons.org/donate/  or 
by mailing a check to: 
The DOME Project 
486 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10024 

Employee Matching Gifts
Philanthropy is a core value of many corporations. CEOs and corporate leaders see this as part of their commitment to their communities as well as a valuable benefit for their employees. Through these  charitable giving programs, a company will match donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Over 65% of Fortune 500 companies match employee donations. 
 
Please ask your Human Resources Office about Employee Matching and fill out and submit the appropriate form the next time you make a personal donation to The DOME Project or Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council.

Corporate Foundation
Many corporations have separate foundations through which nonprofits can apply for grants. If you work for one of these corporations, please let us know.

Community or Family Foundations
If you know or or have connections to community or family foundations that give grants to nonprofit organizations like The DOME Project or Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council, please let us know.

AmazonSmile Contribution
Shop with AmazonSmile  and a portion of the price of eligible products you purchase can be donated to Strycker's Bay at NO cost to you. When you designate Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council as an AmazonSmile beneficiary a donation will be made to support our work.

For questions and additional information, or to let us know of foundation and grant opportunities, please contact Yanira Gonzalez: yanira@westsidecommons.org 

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