Teen VogueTeen Vogue identifies AsylumConnect as one of four organizations countering the challenging asylum seeking process for LGBTQ asylum seekers.
ForbesRead about our co-founder and president Katie Sgarro in this recent Forbes article.
BK ReaderBK Reader recently wrote an article about our founder Lauren Blodgett. Read on for more.
NY TimesSTOP's executive director, Albert Fox Cahn wrote an op-ed for the N.Y. Times. Read about how new technologies have side effects that aren’t fully understood until the technology is in wide use.
ViceRead this Vice article about how SVP amplified the voice of Wahede Whab and advocated for him with a rally when bike racks and planters were placed in his family's fruit stand spot of 35 years
Midtown food cart operators say 34th Street Partnership is using planters, benches to force them out
AMNYAmNewYork on SVP's advocacy for 31st and 32nd St. food carts, who have been pushed out by the 34th Street Partnership's use of planters and benches.
“We realize that there’s lots of competition for public space in New York. Street vendors should be part of that,” says Matthew Shapiro, the legal director for the Street Vendor Project. “They should be part of the discussion whenever the city wants to put news stands or way-finding signs or planters or bike racks—these are all important, but vendors are also important, and they need to be a part of that discussion.”
Manhattan NewsOn June 28, the HRA stopped offering assistance for SNAP benefits at its St. Nicholas Center. The center served about 90 individuals per day. In recent weeks, the Safety Net Project spearheaded an effort to keep the center from closing. We organized petition letters and rallied community advocate walks.
Kiana Davis, a benefits advocate at SNP, discusses the de Blasio administration's use of misleading data to support their closing of an East Harlem snap center. “We think the city has made some misleading statements justifying the closure,” she said during a phone interview. “And we find their statistics highly problematic.”
In this episode, Chelsea Clinton speaks with Katie Sgarro who is helping LGBTQ+ asylum seekers find safe, immigrant-friendly services though her organization, AsylumConnect.