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Co-Creating Effective & Inclusive Organizations

CEIO grew out of the life experiences, passions and convictions of founding partners Bill Graustein and Niyonu D. Spann. “Life’s longing for itself,” as expressed by Khalil Gibran in the poem, is the guiding inspiration for all CEIO’s work. Yet Bill and Niyonu realize also that this project “belongs not to them.” CEIO belongs instead to all partnering organizations, to all those who are willing to speak with truth and engage in the practice of conscious co-creation.

Intro to Leaders of Embodied Organizing (LEO) (2015)
Deeper Change (2016)
Organizers Path 18-month Intensive (2016-7)

Mothers On the Move

MOM seeks concrete improvements in the daily lives of our members, even while also addressing the broader policies and root causes of injustice.   We fight for a South Bronx and Bronx where future generations have clean air, well-resourced and community-controlled schools, safe streets, green space, and good jobs.  MOM is organizing South Bronx and Bronx residents to conserve energy, improve their environmental quality of life and create green jobs through door-to-door tenant education in Behavioral Modification for energy savings and providing training for entry-level green jobs.

  • Staff Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • Database Design + Development
  • Website Design + Development
  • Intranet Setup

Organizing 101 Training (2014)

developing skills for the Point & her allies to strengthen their impact in the community

Somatic Campaign Development (2014)

engaging in UP's innovative + effective campaign development methodology to draw path to success

Introduction to Embodied Organizing (2014)

UP's developed community organizing model, Embodied Organizing

Mini Strategic Plan (2016)

integrating strategic planning into work planning to ensure precision + success
THE POINT Community Development Corporation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. We work with our neighbors to celebrate the life and art of our community, an area traditionally defined solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools and substandard housing. We believe the area’s residents, their talents and aspirations, are THE POINT’s greatest assets.

Families United for Racial & Economic Equality

The New York City Labor Collaborative

The New York City Labor Collaborative was an ad hoc grouping of organizations across the city looking to strategically coordinate internal and external impact of their organizations. The NYCLC was made up of Mothers On the Move, La Fuente, El Centro, Taxi Workers Alliance, and Domestic Workers United.

Organizational Development + Annual Planning 3-Day Retreat (2013)



2012 + 2013

Annual Leadership Planning Retreat

staff + board + leaders


Executive Coaching

executive director


Organizational Work Planning

staff + board

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