Oyate Group is a New York City-based nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty. We believe that in the financial capital of the world, no one should be suffering or left behind. We aim to close existing gaps in services and resources by directing the city’s abundant resources to those in need. Our organization is made up of folks from the communities we serve, leading to deeper trust and credibility in our services to those we reach.
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 501(c)3 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.
“When we lift up the most vulnerable neighbors,
we lift up the entire nation.”
Founder of the Oyate Group
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.
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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