2019-20 Incubator Project


  • BlackSpace is a collective of Black residents, changemakers, urban planners, architects, artists, activists, designers, and leaders working to protect and create Black spaces. Their work includes a range of activities from community engagement and projects in historically Black neighborhoods to hosting cross-disciplinary convenings and events.

BUFU: By Us for Us

  • BUFU is a group of four Brooklyn-based queer femme artists and organizers facilitating conversations on the sociopolitical relationship between black and Asian diasporas. They seek to foster solidarity by highlighting the lived experiences of these marginalized communities through telling their stories, on their terms.


Above, from left to right: BlackSpace, BUFU


  • Documented is a non-profit news site devoted to covering New York City’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives. They provide original reporting about the ground-level impact of shifts in labor policy, law–enforcement practices, and bureaucratic requirements, as well as the effects of new federal directives. 

Incredible Credible Messengers

  • Incredible Credible Messengers (ICM) is a non-profit developed by credible messengers with lived experience in the justice system to serve returning citizens and their families. ICM’s unique model for reentry is a trauma-informed approach that centers healing as the pathway to transformative reintegration.


Above, from left to right: Documented, Incredible Credible Messengers

Rebellious Root

  • Rebellious Root is a New York City based, worker-owned cooperative dedicated to equity, social justice and collective liberation. As multi-racial feminist facilitators and creatives, they work towards justice and social change through trainings, curriculum design, and intentional conversations. They recently launched a 3-day youth worker retreat called "Seeding Possibilities" where youth workers came together to reimagine youth spaces and work towards collective liberation. 

The Women’s Organizing Network (WON) 

  • The Women’s Organizing Network (WON) advances the leadership of women organizers, particularly women of color, and supports social justice community organizing groups to integrate an intersectional gender analysis to issue campaigns. WON’s flagship program is the WON Leadership Circle, a six-month program where participants build relationships of mutual support in order to advance their own leadership and bring an intersectional gender lens into their work.


Above, from left to right: Rebellious Root, The Women’s Organizing Network