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Community Affairs
The New York Times Community Affairs Department focuses on programs addressing areas that a news organization can uniquely affect, such as literacy, and issues that are of immediate concern to our communities.
Programs
Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award
The Award recognizes the accomplishments of librarians for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.
The New York Times Oustanding Playwright Award
Established in 2009 by the Times Company, the program was created to recognize extraordinary new talent in American theater.
Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Established in 2007 by the Times Company working with the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG), The New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize management excellence within the nonprofit sector. Nonprofits in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County are eligible to apply. Winners are chosen by a selection committee and awards are presented to up to four nonprofit organizations in June of 2009. The awards honor outstanding management practices encourage innovation among New York's large and diverse nonprofit community.
The News Literacy Project
The News Literacy Project is a national nonprofit program to bring active and retired journalists into middle and high schools to help students sort fact from fiction and know what to believe in the digital age. It also aspires to light a spark of interest in news that will make young people well-informed citizens and voters. The project will launch pilots in schools in New York City and Bethesda, Md. in February 2009. It is headed by Alan Miller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former investigative reporter with the Los Angeles Times. The New York Times has endorsed the project and is a participating news organization. To learn more or become involved, visit www.thenewsliteracyproject.org​.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Awards
The purpose of this award is to recognize one teacher in New York City whose commitment to his or her students is demonstrated by consistently going “above and beyond” the call of duty to help students learn English and develop the skills needed to build successful lives in the United States.
New York Times Information Series
Get the facts you need on entering college, buying your first home, starting a business, preparing for retirement or listen to important topics affecting our nation at The New York Times information sessions. These discussions are held periodically throughout the year. The sessions are typically moderated by a Times journalist and feature experts from pertinent fields who share important tips and resources, offer suggestions and provide opportunities for audience members to ask questions. Click here to learn about upcoming sessions.

The News Literacy Project
The New York Times is a participating news organization in The News Literacy Project, an innovative national program to mobilize journalists to help middle and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age.

The New York Times Company Nonprofit Awards
The New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognizes nonprofit organizations for excellence in organizational management. This year's winners will be announced June 18. To learn more, read the press release.
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