TA2015 Winner

Transportation Alternatives’ (https://www.transalt.org/) works to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile and to promote bicycling, walking, public transit. With over 115,000 active supporters and a committee of activists working locally in every borough, T.A. fights for the installation of infrastructure improvements that reduce speeding and traffic crashes, save lives and improve everyday transportation for all New Yorkers.

2015 Finalists


Global Kids (http://www.globalkids.org/) works to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs.  Global Kids inspires underserved youth to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization and global competency, and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and our world.

The New York Bar Foundationnybf

The Foundation (https://www.tnybf.org/) is dedicated to aiding educational, direct legal services, and charitable projects aimed at meeting the law-related needs of the public and the profession. The Foundation solicits charitable contributions and provides funding for the following purposes:

  • Increasing public understanding of the law
  • Improving the justice system and the law
  • Facilitating the delivery of legal services
  • Enhancing professional competence and ethics

Queens Community House

Queens Community House (QCH) (https://qchnyc.wordpress.com/) serves residents of all ages, races and ethnicities while supporting the viability of Queens as a whole. qchQCH was formed in 1975 (as Forest Hills Community House) to help heal a neighborhood conflict, and its reach has expanded over the years to serve nearby communities. Today, we offer a comprehensive network of services at 25 program sites across the borough, allowing us to impact individuals, families, and entire communities. Each year, our programs help thousands of Queens residents to thrive in school and make healthy life choices, to succeed in educating themselves and become engaged neighbors, to stabilize their housing situations, and to make the most of their senior years.

Reach the Worldrtw

Reach the World (http://www.reachtheworld.org/) has worked for more than fifteen years to provide all students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in an increasingly global world. Reach the World’s programs transform the energy of college study-abroad travelers into an educational and mentoring resource for the classroom. Through RTW, educators select a college student to travel with online for a semester. Educators select travelers whose majors, background and personal interests are a close fit for their curriculums and their students. Then, students go on virtual journeys with their travelers for a semester – and expand their readiness for global college and career pathways.