Manhattan Together is a citizen's, and aspiring citizen's, power organization, made up of dues paying congregations in the borough of Manhattan. MT is broad-based, multiracial, non-partisan, and grassroots. Our purpose is to organize people from our member institutions to engage in public decision-making. This allows them to improve the quality of life in their communities, and strengthen their member institutions.
We work with the people who want to transform the world—from what it is to what they believe it should be. We challenge people to imagine the change they can accomplish, connect individuals and organizations to multiply their power, and mobilize people by the thousands to make their voices heard. We set audacious goals, create savvy strategies—and take on the powerful interests that stand in the way. Political and corporate leaders often don’t embrace change, unless they’re pressured by the people they serve. The leaders in our organization realize that they have the potential to join forces and create change in their neighborhoods and across the country.
Manhattan Together (MT) was founded in 1991 by congregations of different faith traditions to provide a broad power base in Manhattan to effect social change. Initially four independent chapters, we consolidated in to one power organization in 2007.
Since our re-founding in 2007 MT has won important victories in the areas of education, pedestrian safety, public housing, neighborhood safety and many others. We are currently working to address many other local and city wide issues, and our most important accomplishment has been to identify and help scores of new leaders to develop. These new leaders are now taking a much more active role in their congregations, communities, and the organization overall.
We are part of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation’s first and largest network of multi-faith community organizations—and we have seven decades of experience winning tough battles across the nation.
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This Sunday, at 7 PM, Dateline is airing an important story about the work Manhattan Together, and the rest Metro IAF, have done to force the New York City Housing Authority to clean up the mold and moisture that causes asthma. This work led to our legal settlement with NYCHA and the CITY in December. Please watch the promo below, spread the word, and watch the story on Sunday.