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

We support our membership in the development of strategies that deepen their understanding and involvement with the issues most impacting their communities. We also 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.

Our 2018-19 cohort is comprised of 9 FPWA member agencies representing all five boroughs of New York City:


  • Sheltering Arms


  • Calvary Fellowship AME Church
  • United Community Centers


  • Alliance for Positive Change
  • Directions for Our Youth (DFOY), East Side House, Inc.
  • Phipps Neighborhoods
  • Women’s City Club of New York


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


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