Progress through Purpose helps New Yorkers discover issues you are passionate about and ways to engage to effect change. Each week, organization leaders discuss the issues they are working on, how they are affecting systemic change, and how New Yorkers can get involved. Feeling inspired? Check out the OrangeU Going calendar to find change-making events throughout the city and get involved either individually or with like-minded New Yorkers through The OUG Squad.
New York State government is "in session." Don't know what that means? Tune in for Zack Fink's 101 on the Governor's State of the State, budget, and more!
Freedom of speech - our country's First Amendment right - is a pillar of America. But why, exactly, is freedom of the press vital to democracy? And what's the difference between a corporate news outlet and a nonprofit news outlet?
Tune in to hear from Breaking Ground about their ground breaking approaches to solving the homelessness epidemic in New York City. From nonprofits serving as real-estate developers to offer supportive housing to leveraging private businesses to reach street homeless New Yorkers, Chief Operating Officer Amie Pospisil shares how Breaking Ground is changing lives and uplifting New York.
Can civic engagement change your life (and the world)? We think so. Tune in to learn how Progress through Purpose will help you discover your purpose, uplift communities, and meet like-minded New Yorkers in the process.
Why are so many New Yorkers homeless? Coalition for the Homeless Policy Director Jacquelyn Simone breaks down homelessness, affordable housing, and the New York City shelter system. Learn about the policy solutions proposed and how you can support through donations, volunteerism, and advocacy.
Religion impacts all of our daily lives - whether we are religious or not. Rev. Mark Fowler, Executive Director of Tanenbaum, talks about how religion has shaped our society for centuries, how to spot religious prejudice, and how to build respect. Tanenbaum is an organization that promotes justice and builds respect for religious difference.