About Our Commitment

The Oyate Group, a nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities across New York was launched by community activist and organizer Tomas Ramos in 2020. The initiative works to create access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small businesses, and inspire youth to better themselves and their city.

Meet Our Community Champions

Tomas Ramos

Tomas Ramos

Founder, President & CEO

Tomas Ramos is the founder and president of the Oyate Group’s Bronx Rising Initiative. He is committed to finding sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.

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Jason Autar

Jason Autar

Chief Operating Officer

Drawing on his wealth of government and nonprofit experience, he aims to create sustainable programming and provide access to critical resources to his home borough of The Bronx.

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Cyrille Njikeng

Cyrille Njikeng

Managing Director

He has a passion for community engagement and hopes to continue positively engaging youth and inspiring the Bronx community through filmmaking.

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Lymarie Francisco

Lymarie Francisco

Project Manager

Prior to joining BRI, Lymarie worked at ACDP, a nonprofit organization in the Bronx where she served as a Program Director at Murphy Community Center.

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Compassion

Almost everyone we speak with has lost someone they love to COVID-19. We often hear that getting the vaccine is in their honor. New York is always strong – but we are healing.

Community

We were able to distribute over 500 turkeys to Bronx families in time for Thanksgiving. This wouldn’t be possible without all the incredible volunteers that help keep organizations like ours THRIVING.

Oyate Group’s Rising Initiatives are dedicated to providing and distributing critical resources across NYC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on marginalized New Yorkers.