Sixth Street Community Center is a community-based not-for-profit organization founded in 1978 and committed to advancing social, environmental, housing, economic and racial justice in the East Village and Lower East Side community. We believe that people of all backgrounds and incomes in New York City have the right to a safe, clean, and healthy environment and have their basic needs met with dignity and respect. Our mission is as follows:
1. Provide emergency services and act as an emergency hub in response to community crises around extreme weather, food shortages and economic insecurity.
2. Expand food access and affordability of fresh, organic, locally farmed foods to neighborhood families and promote sustainable food systems through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program and urban farming workshops.
3. Educate/ train youth and teens about equitable urban living, sustainable urban agriculture and climate justice action empowering them to become active and engaged climate leaders.
4. Engage our diverse community through outreach and organizing on critical environmental justice campaigns. We strategize and advocate for community led solutions that address the root causes of the climate crisis.