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MRNY: Our Strategy for Service Innovation in 2012 and Beyond

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Transcript of MRNY: Our Strategy for Service Innovation in 2012 and Beyond

Funder Roundtable
With Make the Road New York's
Executive Team

MRNY: Our Strategy for Service Innovation 2012 and Beyond
2012
Discussion
Our Strategy for Service Innovation
in 2012 and Beyond

2007
2010
2011
Then in 1997, Make the Road By Walking founded by recent law school graduates to support the Bushwick community facing cuts in the welfare system.
Latin American Integration Center and Make the Road by Walking join forces to form ...
– Steve Lee & Eric Weingartner, Robin Hood Foundation


– Ana Maria Archila Co-Executive Director, MRNY


– Javier Valdes, Co-Executive Director, MRNY


– Deborah Axt, Co-Executive Director & Theo Oshiro, Deputy Director, MRNY


– Jose Lopez, Youth Program Coordinator, MRNY & Keaton Booker, Sophomore, Hofstra University

– Maria Mottola, New York Foundation
I. Welcome and Introductions

II. MRNY's History, Timeline & Achievements

III. MRNY's Key Staff & Board Leadership

IV. MRNY's Strategic Focus Areas

* Case Study: Student Success Center

IV. Discussion: Funder plans and advice for MRNY
Agenda
In 1992, Latin American Integration Center (LAIC) founded to provide ESOL and civics to immigrants in Jackson Heights, Queens.
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2005
2009
2008
2006
The historic
state-level
Wage Theft Prevention Act passes
New Long Island Center
Founded
Statewide pharmacy language access law passes
Ana María Archila
Deborah Axt
Javier Valdés
Theo Oshiro
Co-Executive Director
Co-Executive Director
Co-Executive Director
Deputy Director
Began as a legal intern 10 years ago

Created the Legal Department and built up to
25 staff and $1.8 million budget

As the Legal Director, took service provision & policy development to
a new level...
Led the effort to pass the Wage Theft Prevention Act
Finance & Human Resources
Development
Legal & other Services
Now, leading innovative campaigns to capitalize on new worker protections

.... e.g.: organizing car wash workers citywide!
Community Organizing
Youth Power Project
Operations
Deputy Director 2009-2012:

Fully
integrated Youth Development
into community engagement work with adults

Doubled
membership
base and strengthened
leadership development

Helped to win important
policy victories
at the city and state levels
Helped build MRNY's
Services infrastructure

On the
Governor's Medicaid Redesign Team
to eliminate immigrant health disparities.

Winner of the 2011 New York Lawyers for the Public Interest’s
Felix A. Fishman Award.
Adult Education
Workforce Development
Legal & Health Services
Led advocacy on city and state-level health access laws
Make the Road Action Fund (501c4)
Long Island Expansion
Civic & Voter Engagement
Founded and anchored MRNY's:
Education Organizing
LGBTQ Organizing
Workforce Development
Electoral organizing

Leading national spokesperson on:
Civil rights
Health care access
Immigrant rights

Winner of inaugural Berger Marks Foundation's
"Edna Award"
Leading MRNY's first phase of a statewide expansion, beginning with Suffolk County, Long Island.
A Brief History...
Board of
Directors
Next Generation of MRNY Leaders
Consulting with member leaders, key stakeholders, funders, and allies, Make the Road New York's new team leads the organization through a smooth transition.
Meet the team:
Workplace Justice
LGBTQ Programs
Innovative Program Design
Leadership transition
National-level Center for Popular Democracy launches
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Legal and Survival Services

Transformative Education

Policy Innovation

Front-Line Advocacy

Make the Road New York:
Make the Road By Walking builds centralized Legal & Health Advocacy Team
2004
Youth Power Project lanches
Make the Road by Walking partners to open Bushwick School for Social Justice.
Immigrant youth in Queens start peer education project
Full-Service Legal Department of 20 Staff
Comprehensive Adult Literacy Curriculum
4,000 clients served!
Launches Community Workforce Development Program
Make the Road New York!
Launches Pan American International High School in Queens, serving recent immigrants
Student Success Center
Sarah Landes
Youth & School Partnerships Director
Jose Lopez
Youth Organizer
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
LEGAL & SURVIVAL SERVICES
ADULT EDUCATION
Legal Director
Lorelei Salas
EMPLOYMENT
IMMIGRATION
HEALTH
HOUSING & BENEFITS
Marika Dias
Managing Attorney
Rebecca Telzak
Health Advocacy Supervisor
Magdalena Barbosa
Supervising Attorney
Saduf Syal
Workforce Development Coordinator
Julie Quinton
Adult Literacy Director
System Impact
Student Safety Act passes
Launches Fuerza Cooperativa community banking program
Health Advocacy & Enrollment
LAIC expands to Staten Island
Leadership in the Field
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)
SPANISH G.E.D. PREP
COMPUTER LITERACY
CITIZENSHIP PREP
SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATION
JOB PLACEMENT & TRAINING
STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
Jessica Taube
Coordinator
Coordinator
ARTS, MEDIA & LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
Natalia Aristizabal
SCHOOL PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS
YOUTH POWER PROJECT
Launches Small Business United
Workforce provides weatherization, green construction, & medical interpretation training
1 million in stolen wages and benefits recovered
Food Pantry serves 19,000 families
2.6 million in stolen wages and benefits recovered
Legal Services Team recovers $100,000 in stolen wages and benefits for working families
1,100 adult students served
Student Success Center grows to serve 1,700 students
Student Success Center achieves 97% college acceptance rate
Bushwick School for Social Justice gets an "A" on its School Report Card
Launches city's first Student Success Center, serving 750 students
Community Collaboration
Holistic Array of Services
Rigorous Assessment
e.g.:
Surfacing Issues
Designing & Piloting Solutions
Implementation at Scale
* Tenant Protection Unit
* Student Success Centers
Community Input
Hands-On Learning
Collaborative Leadership
ELEMENTS
NYU
Law Clinic
INTO THE FUTURE:
* Promotoras
* Center for Popular Democracy
ELEMENTS
INTO THE FUTURE:
* Immigrant Entrepreneurship Initiative
* Community Health Workers
1992-1997
Founding

1998-2006
Developing & Refining Our Methodology

2007-2012
Growing and Leveraging Resources

Make the Road New York Today
Language Access Executive Order 120 passes
Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA)
ELEMENTS
e.g.:
INTO THE FUTURE:
e.g.:
Healthy Homes Initiative
Key Strategies
* Health Care Reform
* DREAM-Eligible Youth
SPOTLIGHT:
Student Success Centers
Reaches 10,000 Citizenship Applications in Queens
Multi-year hospital language access campaign
launches
1998
Safe Housing Act Passes
Obama issues Executive Order allowing work permits for DREAM youth
Expands and refines Adult Education Programs
Begins workplace justice and education justice legal services
Health access services begin
4 Job Counselors
800 Individuals Served Every Year
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
LEGAL & SURVIVAL SERVICES
ADULT EDUCATION
YOUTH & SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIPS
6 Teachers
1350 Students Each Year
20 Core Youth Leaders
200 Students Served through After School & Summer Programs
Student Success Centers Reach 2,000+ Students & Average over 75% College Acceptance Rate
20 Advocates & Attorneys
3,400 Households Represented Each Year
4,480 Cases Closed Annually
FOUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY CENTERS
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