Find resources, organizations that support women

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Here are local and national organizations that are working to support women in our community:

AARP NY

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans to choose how they live as they age.

Visit these sites for job resources:

jobs.aarp.org

aarp.org/work

LOCAL

ACLU New York

The NYCLU advocates for all New Yorkers to have equal access to opportunities and the equal ability to participate in government decisions that affect them. This includes planning and development decisions, which historically have excluded or intentionally discriminated against Black, Indigenous, and Latinx New Yorkers. The NYCLU is incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, with its principal place of business in New York, New York.

ACLU New Jersey

The ACLU of New Jersey works to defend liberty throughout the Garden State. They are involved in litigation and advocacy on behalf of individuals, and lobby on scores of bills in the state legislature and local councils. In addition, the ACLU is active in many public education and community organizing projects.

NOW

The National Organization for Women advances laws, promotes women in politics, fights for reproductive justice and challenges discrimination and violence against women.

The New York Women's Foundation

The New York Women's Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change. The group is a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls.

New York Edge

New York Edge helps to bridge the opportunity gap among students in underinvested communities. NY Edge has opened seven labs that help with free childcare for working parents.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the City of New York, founded in 1919, is a non-partisan organization with the purpose of promoting informed and active citizen participation in government.

Womenkind

Womenkind is a women-owned, independent brand-marketing agency with an expertise in marketing to women, a passion for female founders, a respect for women consumers, and an obsession for generating impactful ideas that drive brand growth.

Alliance for Women in Media

The Alliance for Women in Media is an organization for women, by women, committed to supporting women across all media segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments.

NATIONAL

Education

Girls Who Code

American Association of University Women

Girls For Gender Equity

Teach A Girl To Lead

Spark Movement

Domestic violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

RAINN

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

WomensLaw.org

Women of color

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities

Women of Color Network

Casa de Esperanza

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

LGBTQ+

GLAAD

The Trevor Project

"Our America: Women Forward" is special series celebrating women across this country through stories of their perseverance, resilience, triumph, hope, achievement, strength and power. We will break down the disparities that challenge progress and the systemic sexism at the root of it all. You'll meet mothers, daughters, sisters and friends; innovators, teachers, game changers, power players, explorers, athletes and everyday heroes. The stories will begin to air on Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. on March 8 and will culminate in a one-hour documentary that will air Saturday, March 13.

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