Make the Road New York

Make the Road New York builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education and survival services.




BROOKLYN, NY – EIN 113344389

Make the Road New York is the largest progressive grassroots immigrant-led organization in New York state. Our model integrates core strategies for concrete change that millions of families feel every day:

– Legal and Survival Services to tackle discrimination, abuse and poverty.

– Transformative Education to develop community members’ abilities to lead our organization, our movement, and society;

– Community Organizing to transform the systems and power structures impacting our communities; and
Policy Innovation to rewrite unjust rules and make our democracy truly accountable to all of us.

Staff and members repeat a common refrain: “Make the Road is my second home.” Regardless of immigration status, race, or gender identity, all find safety, support, and solidarity here. Everyone who comes with an individual story of abuse and exploitation finds that they are not alone – that in collectivizing our experiences and voices, we can build the power to change not just one case, but entire systems.

Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar.”
“Searcher, there is no road. We make the road by walking.”
– Antonio Machado, Proverbios y Cantares XXIX