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Community Building

Since our founding in 1895, Hudson Guild has served a primary role in making the Chelsea neighborhood a place where people come together to help others and themselves through education, skills-building, and joint action.

Our Community Building Program provides a forum for this development, encouraging community members towards building self-confidence, community involvement and social awareness and experience activities in civic involvement, community supported agriculture programs, and life celebrations.

Since our founding in 1895, Hudson Guild has served a primary role in making the Chelsea neighborhood a place where people come together to help others and themselves through education, skills-building, and joint action. Our Community Building Program provides a forum for this development.

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) is a group of representatives from Hudson Guild’s programs, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) resident associations and community members. NAC advises Guild staff and Trustees on the issues and needs of the Chelsea community, develops knowledge and skills necessary for greater civic.

involvement, and builds alliances between diverse community constituencies. NAC holds community meetings to identify issues affecting the residents of Chelsea. Two members of NAC also sit on the Guild’s Board of Trustees. Call Miguel Pedraza-Cumba at 212.760.9805

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects are a partnership between a small family farm in the Catskills and city residents interested in access to fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Hudson Guild houses and supports the Chelsea CSA, which provides access to local food for a wide range of Chelsea residents at various income levels. Click here to learn more about the Chelsea CSA.

Senior Social Action Committee’s (SSAC) main goals are to educate older adults about social and political issues and provide them with ways to affect change in their own lives and in their community. Activities include letter-writing campaigns to elected officials, voter registration drives, educational forums, trips to Albany and demonstrations at City Hall.

Community Space: The Guild is the place where groups meet, families celebrate and artists perform in Chelsea. Club meetings, self-help sessions, anniversary parties, baby showers and retreats, among others, are all held regularly in the Guild’s facilities. For information about renting spaces in Hudson Guild, click here.