East River Development Alliance

January 01, 2010

“Think Local” is a guiding principle of the East River Development Alliance, an organization founded in 2003 specifically to assist residents at the Queensbridge and Ravenswood public housing projects in Long Island City, Queens. Farrell Fritz became involved through a referral by the Lawyers Alliance for New York, the leading provider of legal services to non-profit groups in New York City. Led by members of our tax practice group, including Louis Vlahos, the firm stepped in to help the Alliance gain its incorporation and tax exempt status. In addition, Farrell Fritz provided guidance on employment issues.

This innovative, hands-on community development corporation seeks to improve quality of life at the housing projects by helping residents in numerous ways to meet economic, education and employment goals. It has been known to fund projects as varied as providing a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway to covering educational expenses for residents to supporting the local Little League team.

Please click on the link to learn more about East River Development Alliance.

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