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Promoting lifelong access to community resources

City Access New York promotes lifelong access to educational, vocational and cultural programs for New Yorkers of all abilities. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that identifies barriers to participation, in schools and in the community, and adapts the content and delivery of programs to the diverse needs of people with disabilities.  



New Grant for the Expansion of the Career Discovery Program  

City Access New York would like to thank Northfield Bank Foundation and especially Diane Senerchia, the Executive Director, for the generous grant for the expansion of our Career Discovery Project.

The Career Discovery Project is a program that is designed to give visually impaired high school and college students the opportunity to work at cultural institutions around New York City. Read more...



Save the Date: City Access New York's 1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon

Saturday, January 27, 2018   
12:30 - 3:00pm 

Rab's Country Lanes
1600 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10305

Join us for an afternoon of bowling, pizza, raffles and a lot of fun!!! Get a team together. Prizes for the team with the highest score. All proceeds from this event will help support the programs and services at City Access New York that benefit people with developmental disabilities and the visually impaired. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Invitations are being mailed out!!
For more information about bowling or lane sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Ilene Rosen at 
718-982-8380 or 



Jonathan Marin selected by NYN Media for their 3rd Annual 40 Under 40 Award

Every year, New York Nonprofit Media recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40, who have made great strides in their career and hold the promise of a bright future.  This year they have selected our very own Jonathan Marin!  The Class of 2017 Rising Stars was profiled in a print journal and recognized at a breakfast awards ceremony at the Capital Grill in Manhattan.



City Access New York's "Reach for the Stars"

Achievement Dinner & Auction Gala!

Check out pictures from a night of fun, dinner and dancing as City Access New York honors community leaders.   

Recognitions presented by local goverment leaders.



Save the Date

City Access New York's 2nd annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Grand Oaks Country Club and South Shore Golf Course. Join us for an exciting day of golf, cocktails, dinner, awards, prizes, silent auction and raffles.

To get involved or for more information contact: Ilene Rosen at 718-982-8380 or

Check out pictures from the last Golf Outing!


Holly Bonner – Blind Motherhood and NYS Vision Rehabilitation and Employment Institute.  

A big thanks goes to Holly Bonner, the creator of and an inspiring advocate for the visually impaired community, who went out to Albany this month to meet with the NYS Commission for the blind.  As part of her presentation, Holly mentioned City Access New York and the urgency to fund Employment Programs that hold the visually impaired to a higher standard.





Sports and Fitness - City Access New York Cheerleaders are rooting for The Knights, our Day Habilitation Basketball Team, as they play with a local OTC school in Brooklyn.