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Raising Awareness, Educating and Mobilizing for Change

FPWA leads and co-leads a number of advocacy coalitions and task forces with our Member Agencies and community partners.

Driving Change Through Community

By engaging in special projects and initiatives throughout the year, FPWA works to achieve our overall mission of a more equitable New York. Read on for more information!

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Campaigns and Community Outreach Initiatives

FPWA engages in special projects and initiatives throughout the year that help to achieve our overall mission of serving New York’s most vulnerable.

Join our Faith in Education Initiative

The Faith in Education Initiative is a movement of faith leaders advocating for education equity in underserved communities. This initiative seeks to hear directly from faith leaders about what they believe are the biggest barriers to K12 education and college acceptance rates in underserved communities. Join us by signing up for more details and information on how to get involved. 

Take our Survey!

The Faith in Education Initiative seeks to energize, inform, and activate the faith community to advance the academic success of K-12 public school students from underserved communities. 

You can help us assess the education-related issues that are important to you via our online survey.

Key Successes

FPWA’s work has a proven impact on communities and lives. Learn about our policy victories.

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Make Your Voice Heard!

We can’t create change without you. View our list of current petitions and letters and take action!

Our Other Work

Education, campaigns, and initiatives by themselves aren’t enough to create lasting change. FPWA also works through other means to create a more equitable New York.

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Research & Analysis-Driven Policymaking and Advocacy

FPWA shapes and executes a policy agenda that is well-informed, evidence-based, and ground in the realities faced by lower income New Yorkers.

Strengthening Capacity to Build More Effective and Responsive Orgs

FPWA works to strengthen our Member Agencies, non-profit and faith-based organizations.

Program and Practice Testing to Inform Policy Change

FPWA draws on the knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned on-the-ground to inform policy and systems-level change.

Get in Touch

Have a question you can’t find the answer to here? Need to contact an FPWA Board member or an FPWA staff member? Reach out to us!

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Join Our Faith in Education Initiative

FPWA’s Faith in Education Initiative seeks to energize, inform, and activate the faith community to advance the academic success of K-12 public school students from underserved communities. 

Find out more and join us today

NYC Funds Tracker Dashboard and Analysis

The interactive open data dashboard helps you visualize and track the city budget, with a specific focus on the critical human services funding we rely on.

Don’t forget to also check out our new analysis

FPWA has recently been receiving claims from members of the public emailing and calling our offices that individuals posing as FPWA agents have contacted them claiming that in order for the recipient to claim grant monies from FPWA they must first send the agent personal information, a cell phone number, gift card codes or money.

FPWA does not use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), text messages or direct phone contact to solicit, review, or make awards. FPWA staff will not call or message you requesting money in order to be eligible for an award.

Further, FPWA does not make grants directly to individuals. FPWA works with its member agency partners and other reputable community-based organizations to direct support to families and individuals in our community.

If you or someone you know has been contacted by someone posing to be an “FPWA Agent” or staff person requesting money to release a grant, please do the following:

If you have questions prior to reporting your incident, view the IC3 FAQs for more information.

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