Association for A Better New York, or ABNY, as it is popularly known, is another organization in New York City that most New Yorkers have never heard of, and yet their impact is felt by all New Yorkers regardless of their status.
ABNY, founded in 1972 by one of the great philanthropists and quintessential New Yorker, Lee Rudin, who gathered a few of his friends in the public and private sector leaders to discuss how they could alleviate "the social and financial ills plaguing New Yorkers". Today, that tradition has become a New York institution known as the ABNY Power Breakfast. The Mission is to "foster dialogue and create connections among the city's top private and public sector organizations in order to make New York City a better place to live".
These videos offer the opportunity to learn the basics behind important and complex civic issues from experts and leaders changing New York City.
For those living in New York, it is very important to understand how certain decisions are made. Often, those of us in the immigrant communities, feel we don't have a voice or a seat at the table. Places like ABNY is where these decisions are made, and the least we can do, is to familiarize ourselves with these groups and those who are calling the shots that impact our lives.
To learn more about ABNY, visit their website at www.abny.org.
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