Advocacy and Community Organizing

Activists hold signs reading Homes not Hotels

Goddard Riverside advocates on local, state, and federal budget and policy issues of concern to our community. We also organize legislative forums and candidate debates and encourage civic participation throughout the community. Our advocacy work is strictly non-partisan.

Current Campaigns

Click on the links below to learn more and take action.

  • We are supporting a broad effort by Campaign for Children and other organizations to press the Mayor and City Council to fund summer youth programs.
  • Goddard Riverside is a proud member of the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition. We helped win the nation’s first law guaranteeing legal representation to low-income residents in Housing Court. We are now working with the coalition on a number of goals including canceling rent for New Yorkers in light of the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • We believe deeply that Black Lives Matter. Please read a statement from Executive Director Roderick L. Jones here.


Larry Wood

Director of Organizing

593 Columbus Ave.

New York, NY 10024