Monthly Archives: April 2016

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Success Academy for Discriminating Against Children with Disabilities

Five families whose children were targeted for removal from Success Academy Charter school because of their children’s actual or perceived disabilities have joined together to file a federal civil rights action against the charter school network. Click here for the: Press

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Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, Recent News

Attorneys from Morrison & Foerster Expand Impact with Successful IP Client Workshop

NYLPI recently co-sponsored a workshop for nonprofits on intellectual property along with the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee. Ken B. Nicholds and Meredith W. Louis of Morrison & Foerster LLP taught the workshop with representatives from over 30 nonprofits in attendance. This

Posted in Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Shoutouts, Recent News

NYLPI applauds Mayor for commitment to physical education in NYC public schools

NYLPI applauds Mayor de Blasio on his strong commitment to physical education in New York City public schools committing nearly $100 million over the next four years, which will help hire over 500 new certified PE teachers.  By providing more

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Local media discuss Accesss-A-Ride’s obligation to provide language services

In Jorge v. NYCTA, a federal court judge preliminarily approved an agreement requiring city transit officials to translate services for persons with disabilities who use NYC’s paratransit system Access-A-Ride and speak limited English.  To read the press coverage please see:

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Daily News: New data shows that private waste companies continue to do minimal recycling, citing NYLPI analysis

Despite branding themselves as ‘green,’ data submitted to New York State by private sanitation companies shows that they only recycle 19-22% of the waste they collect from hundreds of thousands of NYC businesses.  NYLPI and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC

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Access-A-Ride Settlement Reached

NYLPI has reached a landmark settlement in its class action lawsuit against the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to win equal access for people with limited English proficiency to Access-A-Ride, New York City’s public transportation system for New Yorkers

Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, Recent News

A Pro Bono Relationship that Empowers

MissFancyPants, Inc. is dedicated to creating an environment that promotes confidence, self-esteem and a positive body image for girls and young women. Through fashion, arts and leadership-based curriculum, the organization provides enriching activities, workshops and programs. Jason Feingertz of Reed

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Access-A-Ride协议 將提供英語能力有限的申請人及紐約市紐約殘疾人輔助客運系統Access-A-Ride乘坐者翻譯服務。 點擊這裡:等級通知-的和解協議

Posted in AAR Settlement

Antant Jwenn Aksè Transpò a (Access-A-Ride)

Antant Jwenn Aksè Transpò a (Access-A-Ride) Sèvis Tradiksyon ap disponib pou aplikan ak pasajè ki gen konpetans limite nan lang anglè lè yo resevwa sèvis Jwenn Aksè Transpò (Acess-A-Ride), ki se sistèm transpò adapte vil Nouyòk pou Nouyòkè ki andikape

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Урегулирование Access-A-Ride

Урегулирование Access-A-Ride Подписчикам и клиентам Access-A-Ride, Сервиса социальных перевозок г. Нью-Йорк для ньюйоркцев с ограниченными возможностями, будут предоставляться услуги перевода. Подробнее: Уведомления Класса и Соглашение об Урегулировании

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