Can community security become successfully privatized in NYC?

There have been many concerns related to quality of life issues throughout New York City since the Pandemic hit and Yolanda Tristancho-Helwig’s is a unique story in the way that she and other members of her community decided to address it in their own backyard in Long Island City, New York.  Learn how Tristancho-Helwig organized the LIC  Community Action Group and how she and her community sought its own private security for their residential area. We talk about what prompted them to do this, how they put it to action and overcame the obstacles to prove the concept to political leaders and community members in their hometown.

LIC Community Action Group– Local Residents coming together to protect families, visitors and the parks in the neighborhood they love. 

Every Thursday as part of our new Schneps Connects Podcast Series, we will feature exceptional leaders like Yolanda while we pull back the curtain on their proudest accomplishments, biggest challenges and all the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Produced by Jill Carvajal and Josh Schneps