About Us

The Oyate Group is a nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City.

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Our Mission

The origin of the word ‘Oyate’, is derived from the Dakota language, meaning “people.” The mission of the Oyate Group is to serve “The People.” We are a non-profit organization and our mission is to alleviate poverty by a three-prong strategy: first is to educate and inform, the second is to provide resources and services and lastly to create sustainable and holistic structures to empower our underdeveloped communities all across New York City.

Oyate Group

“When we lift up the most vulnerable neighbors,
we lift up the entire nation.”

Tomas Ramos
Founder of the Oyate Group

Bronx Rising Initiative
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Founded in 2020 by Tomas Ramos and powered by the Oyate Group – a nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City –the Bronx Rising Initiative works to create access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small businesses and inspire youth to better themselves and their borough.

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Uptown Rising Initiative Logo

The Uptown Rising Initiative is dedicated to providing and distributing critical resources to under-resourced neighborhoods in upper Manhattan. The organization serves to close gaps in access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small business and inspire youth to better themselves and their neighborhoods in an effort to transform the underserved communities of Washington Heights and Harlem.

Founded in November of 2021 as a program of the Oyate Group, the Uptown Rising Initiative is the second step in the organization’s mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City.

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A Mother's Promise
A Mother's Promise

A Mother’5 Promi5e serves as a safe haven breaking cycles of violence and crime. Founded in December of 2021. A Mother’5 Promi5e was created in honor of Brandon Hendricks, who was the victim of senseless gun violence in June of 2020.

The organization offers programming and mentorship for youth and guidance for parents and families to transform the lives of young people and provide them with pathways away from violence.

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