Uneven Growth is a 14 month long project commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. It addresses the ongoing uneven development across New York City’s boroughs by designing a radically new affordable housing program (Cooperative Housing Trusts) and by exposing— through local narratives— the economic, social and spatial inequalities mirrored in the unprecedented housing crisis. The narratives describe the experiences of local advocates for housing justice, including Noyes grantee Right to the City. They reveal the other New York City by exposing some of the agents and outcomes of illegal conversions, homelessness, foreclosures, land values, vacancies and re-zoned inner city areas. The exhibit runs through May, 2015. MORE
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers launched its Fair Food Label, representing a worker certification program two decades in the making. Over twenty years ago workers began organizing general strikes in Immokalee, demanding dialogue with growers and a fair wage. It was thirteen years ago that people around the country joined workers in the Campaign for Fair Food, demanding that major corporations take responsibility for working conditions in the fields. And it was four years ago that the Fair Food Program went into effect, where a worker-designed vision long in the making became a reality. MORE
Corbin Hill Food Project received a grant from the USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program to support its innovative work in regional food systems and healthy food access in low-income communities in New York City. Corbin Hill also was highlighted in The Valley Table, The Magazine of Hudson Valley Farms, Food & Cuisine. MORE
Noyes Foundation’s Board Member Gregg Houston, Program Director Wilma Montanez and Board Member Dorothy Anderson attended the annual meeting of the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health & Rights in New Orleans. They are with Dr. Willie Parker, one of two doctors who perform abortions at the only women’s health clinic in Mississippi where abortions are performed. Dr. Parker is a devout Christian who feels he is doing the right thing to help women in need.