Make the Road New York


Our model integrates four core strategies for concrete change that millions of families feel every day:
Transformative Education to develop community members’ abilities to lead our organization, our movement, and society;
Community Organizing to transform the systems and power structures impacting our communities; and
Policy Innovation to rewrite unjust rules and make our democracy truly accountable to all of us.

Legal and Survival Services to tackle discrimination, abuse and poverty;

Staff and members repeat a common refrain: “Make the Road is my second home.” Regardless of immigration status, race, or gender identity, all find safety, support, and solidarity here. Everyone who comes with an individual story of abuse and exploitation finds that they are not alone – that in collectivizing our experiences and voices, we can build the power to change not just one case, but entire systems.

Sister organizations:  NJ, CT, PA, NV



Contact Name: Javier H. Valdes, Co-Executive Director
Phone: 718-418-7690
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HQ Address
State: NY
City: Brooklyn
  301 Grove Street
Zipcode: 11237
Parent organization
Center for Popular Democracy