Community Engagement

Advocacy & Civic Engagement: Helps the organization achieve greater impact in the community by creating a pathway for advocacy and meaningful engagement.

Civic Engagement Cohort: Voter Registration, Engagement, and Get Out The Vote

FPWA aims to utilize the unique and diverse strengths of our membership to mobilize communities for social change. We are proud to announce our 2017-18 cohort comprised of 11 FPWA member agencies representing all five boroughs of New York City:


  • Mott Haven Reformed Church
  • Sheltering Arms

Manhattan (Washington Heights/Inwood)

  • ARC XVI Fort Washington
  • Alliance for Positive Change
  • HCCI

Queens (Elmhurst)

  • AAFE
  • Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
  • St. Matthew’s Community AME Church


  • The HOPE Program
  • University Settlement
  • United Community Centers

We will support our membership to develop strategies that deepen their understanding and involvement on the issues most impacting their communities. We will support trainings, the development of organizational plans, and engagement activities.

Training workshop topics include:

1. Voter Registration and Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

  • What are the do’s and don’ts for nonprofits in voter engagement?
  • How can nonprofits incorporate voter engagement in their planning?

2. Voter Education, Outreach and Mobilization

  • Developing issue campaigns that strengthen education and outreach including identifying and assessing emerging issues and community mobilization

3. Policy Advocacy and Community Organizing

  • How do nonprofits engage communities in an advocacy strategy?
  • Understanding how public policy impacts your community and determining what role the community can play in advocating for sustainable resources.


The Policy Talk Series

Throughout the year, FPWA arranges meetings with Deputy Mayors and Commissioners from the de Blasio administration to discuss their vision and priorities, and identify ways that community and faith based organizations throughout New York City can partner with them to promote equal opportunity for vulnerable New Yorkers. These meetings are opportunities for our members to engage with our appointed officials and share emerging issues and recommendations.

*Meetings are open to principals of FPWA member agencies only. The maximum number of attendees is 40 people. Additional names will be added to a wait list.

You may view a list of CLD’s past opportunities by clicking here.