Transforming People.  Transforming Systems.  Transforming Infrastructure.


  • SUMMER 2024: Call to Artists!
    WE ARE SEEKING BRONX ARTISTS TO HELP US CREATE THE BRONX’S NEWEST PUBLIC SPACE: THE SOUNDVIEW ECONOMIC HUB! UPDATE: THANK YOU TO OUR APPLICANTS! As of March 11th, we are no longer accepting new submissions at this time. We are now reviewing proposals and intend to notify selected artists by the end of March.               Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ) is now soliciting artists to propose temporary art installations for public display from July 2024 through December. YMPJ seeks to highlight artists who love the Bronx, have experience developing public art installations, and are willing to share their talents with the world. Please share this opportunity among your network of artists […]
  • We are seeking proposals for an upcoming Brownfield Opportunity Area Nomination Study of our South Bronx Neighborhood!
    YMPJ is currently seeking proposals from environmental, planning, and other consultants to assist us in an over 56-acre New York State Department of State (NYS DOS) Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study of our South Bronx neighborhood. Please consider the attached Request For Proposals and share this opportunity among your network of folks who may be interested in this work and reply with competitive proposals. Minority and women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to respond. Consultant Teams must fully comply and cooperate with Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law. These requirements include equal employment opportunity for certified Minority and Women Owned Enterprises (MWBE). Consultant teams may be […]
  • We Are All YMPJ!
    Transformation of Our South Bronx Community is Happening Because of YOU! We are celebrating an amazing year of progress and we are hopeful that you will help us complete our $10,000 annual fundraising goal during this Season of Giving.  We have TWO OPPORTUNITIES for you to support our important work! Giving Tuesday – November 29 Giving Tuesday is an alternative to Black Friday and focused on the belief of radical generosity and that everyone has something to give. On this day we want to raise funds AND grow our family of supporters. We want as many people as possible to give at any level (yes – even just a few dollars!). We especially want to hear from those who have never given to YMPJ before on this day! End of Year […]
  • “In the Bronx, a Push to Save Cass Gilbert’s Train Stations”
    YMPJ’s work on activating the abandoned train station on Westchester Ave next to Concrete Plant Park was recognized in the New York Times. “The concept preferred by Youth Ministries would be to rehabilitate the tower in place as an ennobling park entrance, while providing a lightweight, enclosed bridge and walkway into the park, where the waiting room would be rebuilt as a year-round events and education space. This and other concepts have been developed by SLO Architecture with private grants.” Share out this article to support our work and stay in the loop on all our ongoing and upcoming projects for the community! To read the full article, click here. To support our work, click here. […]


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