115 Steps

Created by former Avenues student Yasemin Smallens, this photography project refers to 115 steps in between Avenues and the Chelsea-Elliott housing projects. The project explores gentrification in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan through photographs and audio of students at Avenues and residents of the Chelsea-Elliott projects.

The Fiscal Policy Institute

The Fiscal Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of all New Yorkers.

Hudson Guild

Featured in the film, Hudson Guild is a multi-service community center serving those who live, work or go to school in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, with a focus on those in need. Their work helps knit together a dynamic and multi-faceted community, supporting and empowering individuals as they pursue their personal, family, health, and professional goals.

Friends of the Highline

Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Inspired by the film, the exhibition Views From the Block explores young residents' definitions of community, income inequality, gentrification, family, friendship and education. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with HBO, Street Dreams Magazine, Hudson Guild, and Avenues: The World School.

NYU Furman Center

The NYU Furman Center advances research and debate on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy. Established in 1995, it is a joint center of the New York University School of Law and the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. In May 2016, the center published State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods which included an analyses of gentrification in the city to better understand how rapidly-rising rents affect residents.

Generation Progress

Generation Progress, part of the Center for American Progress, is a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges.

Immigrant Justice Corps

Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.

Institute for New Economic Thinking

The Institute for New Economic Thinking is a global economic research and education foundation based in New York designed to broaden and accelerate the development of a new field of economic thought that will lead to real-world solutions to the critical challenges of the 21st century.

Make the Road New York

This organization aims to build the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education and the provision of survival services.

Migration Policy Institute

This independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels.

MIT Center for Real Estate

This academic center investigates the real estate transaction from initial concept to market reality, providing thought leadership to help organizations around the globe capitalize on today’s dynamic markets and technologies.

Museum of the City of New York

This museum celebrates and interprets New York City, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, non-profit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of the City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

National Employment Law Project

Through research and expert guidance, this organization seeks to ensure that America upholds for all workers her promise of opportunity and economic security through work. NELP fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed.

New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. The organization seeks to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

Take Back NYC

Part of Save NYC – a grassroots, crowd-sourced, DIY movement to raise awareness and take action for protecting and preserving the diversity and uniqueness of the urban fabric in New York City - this political coalition of NYC small businesses, residents, and advocacy groups seeks to empower and protect the rights of NYC small business owners.

The Urban Institute

This group is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.