In 2009, 15.5 million children in American - more than 1 in 5 - were poor. (Children's Defense Fund)

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

Manhattan

NMIC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 to serve the Washington Heights and Inwood communities. Their mission is to provide resources and support to our community's poorest residents, empowering them to secure economic stability and to be active participants in their community.

For Older Adults

We work to assure the availability of quality services that support New York's growing older adult population. These services, provided to over 60,000 Older Adults each year by settlement houses, include: senior centers, case management, home delivered meals, adult day programs, mental health services, home care, and services in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs).

UNH accomplishes this through advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our member agencies for program innovation and enhancement.

Older Adults Strengthening Communities Older Adults Strengthening Communities (1774 KB) 15-Dec-2016


2017 City Budget Advocacy Info 2017 City Budget Advocacy Info (85 KB) 15-May-2017



Issues and Programs

Community Experience Partnership

UNH, in partnership locally with The New York Community Trust, is participating in the Community Experience Partnership (CEP), a national initiative of The Atlantic Philanthropies working to ensure communities will be ready and able to engage the talents and energy of older adults to address community problems.
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Participant Profile

Meet Rafaela. Rafaela plans trips for her peers at Sunnyside Center for Active Older Adults. She's taken groups to candy stores, Chinatown, museums, parks, restaurants and more. “You don’t feel like you’re old here,” said Rafaela, who at 68 jokes about being one of the “junior seniors” at the center. “Especially Thursdays — forget about that! It’s packed with people dancing.”  Read more





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