Young New Yorkers has partnerships with multiple agencies within the criminal legal system including Kings County Criminal Court, Red Hook Community Court, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn Defender Services, the Legal Aid Society, the American Bar Association's Racial Justice Task Force, the Center for Court Innovation, Osborne Association, and the New York City Department of Probation (Brooklyn). 


YNY has collaborated with arts organizations and arts spaces such as MoMA PS1, Swiss Institute, SHoP Architects, and David Zwirner.

If you have questions about how to partner with us or would like to make a referral, please contact us at




What is the YNY Alliance?

The YNY Alliance is a group of voluntary supporters and advocates of Young New Yorkers.


Alliance members make annual donations of at least $250, volunteer their skills and resources for special projects, and directly support our young people through professional development offerings. 


Recent initiatives supported by Alliance members:


  • Who We Are (Beyond Our Charges), 2020: MoMA PS1 virtual exhibition of YNY graduates' artwork Developed in collaboration with SHoP Architects,



Ongoing efforts include social media outreach and other fundraising and awareness initiatives. 

YNY Alliance member responsibilities include:


  • Attending 2 Alliance meetings per year

  • Attending YNY events as frequently as possible to support the YNY graduates

  • Speaking powerfully on behalf of YNY

  • Assisting with fundraising by connecting your community to YNY

To join the YNY Alliance, please make your annual donation here and indicate your interest in the Alliance.


If you are interested but would like to learn more, or if you are unable to meet the financial requirement but are interested in supporting through volunteer hours, we'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to the Alliance co-chairs at