NYLPI Applauds Signing of Strong New Lead Protections into Local Law

February 11, 2020

NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice Rachel Spector spoke at a bill signing with Mayor de Blasio in support of a package of new laws creating stronger enforcement of protections against toxic lead. NYLPI and coalition partners played a key role in …

NY Daily News: NYC kids’ sports access disparities persist, new Education Dept. data shows

January 14, 2020

New Department of Education data shows that racial disparities in access to high school sports persist, the New York Daily News reported.  The data released was mandated by a NYLPI-backed bill passed last year. The median number of teams available to a …

Shadow League Features Sports Equity With NYLPI Organizer Jenny Veloz

August 23, 2019

Writer J.R.Gamble at the Shadow League website featured an extensive interview with Community Organizer Jenny Veloz this week, about our sports equity campaign: “I grew up in New York City, so I can empathize with these issues. A lot of high schools th …

ESPN Awards Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award to Bronx Students Who Fought Racial Inequities in High School Sports

July 18, 2019

New York, NY (July 18, 2019)—During their ESPY celebrations, ESPN honored Bronx public high school Students Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks with the Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on s …

“When young people come into my office, I reprioritize to make sure I’m paying attention to them.”

July 17, 2019

Young people from all over New York came together inside NYLPI’s pop-up social justice museum this afternoon to focus on the power of youth activism and organizing. New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso delivered some remarks, focused on the val …

Univision Features Extensive Interview On Our Sports Equity Campaign

June 25, 2019

Univision ran an extensive studio interview today with NYLPI Community Organizer Jenny Veloz, and Matt Diaz, one of the leaders of the fair play coalition and a key part of our ongoing sports equity campaign. Please watch the story on Univision’s websi …

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