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In partnership with the Literacy Assistance Center, Community Votes is running a train-the-trainer program. With generous support from the New York Community Trust, this program is helping 10 organizations serving older, out of school youth integrate vote education and get-out-the-vote activities within their existing programs. 


For the 2021mid-term elections, Community Votes built the capacity of the Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) to support 11 of their partner's voter mobilization efforts. The community-based adult literacy programs run by these organizations reach a student population that is majority women, people of color, including many immigrants. This work is funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation and supports the LAC's Literacy & Justice Initiative


In 2021, with support from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, Community Votes ran a train-the-trainer program with the Asian American Federation (AAF). This partnership helped 10 AAF members run voter engagement projects. The voters reached through this effort turned out to vote for the NYC primary election at a 15 point higher rate compared to citywide voters. Read AAF's report about this work here. 
  • Brooklyn-Chinese-American Association provides day care to senior center services to fully address community needs. 
  • Caribbean Equality Project empowers, advocates for, and represents Black and Brown lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer Caribbean immigrants in New York City.
  • Hamilton Madison House fosters the well-being of vulnerable populations including the elderly, children, the ill and handicapped, new immigrants and refugees and the unemployed.
  • Korean Community Services of NY serves as a bridge for Korean immigrants and the wider Asian community to fully integrate into society and overcome any economic, health and linguistic barriers so that they become independent and thriving members of the community.
  • National Federation of Flipino American Associations NY State Chapter promotes the welfare and wellbeing of Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging and empowering through leadership development, civic engagement and advocacy.
  • Pilipino American Unity for Progress educates, empowers and connects the Pilipino American community through collaborative action, leadership development and advocacy.
  • SapnaNYC transforms the lives of South Asian immigrant women by improving health, expanding economic opportunity, creating social networks and building a collective voice for change
  • South Queens Women's March is an all-volunteer, multi-generational organization that fosters women’s empowerment by working to dismantle norms, practices and institutions that support patriarchy and gender injustice.
  • Taiwanese American Professionals events and programming provide opportunities for social enrichment, community involvement, and personal and professional growth.
  • YWCA Queens is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice freedom and dignity for all.



In 2020, with support from the New York Community Trust, Community Votes built the capacity of these 10 organizations to implement youth led voter projects. Despite significant COVID-related disruptions, 264 youth leaders developed voting education messages that reached 11,365 people. 


Heidi Boghosian, Advisor, is the executive director of the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute. Previously she was the Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive bar association established in 1937.


Louisa Hackett, Director, founded Community Votes in 2013. Through her work at Community Resource Exchange providing consulting services to New York City nonprofit organizations, she recognized the assets direct service organizations have to turn more citizens into voters.

Michael Greene, Advisor, is the Chair of the Violence Prevention Workgroup at the National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC).  His work focuses on evidence-based prevention and policy strategies regarding youth and school violence.  

Les Leopold, Advisor, is the Executive Director of the Labor Institute and the author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activists Guide to Economic Justice". 


Randall Quan, Advisor, is a Senior Consultant at the Community Resource Exchange and is on the Editorial Board of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal and the advisory board of Global Workers Justice Alliance and the MBA-Nonprofit Connection. 

Community Votes is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England, Inc. (TSNE). TSNE provides back-office administrative supports that allows Community Votes to focus on our programming and achieve our mission.

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