It’s Game-On for the New York Videogame Critics Circle, Now Recognized as a Nonprofit Org
New York City, May 24, 2018 – The gaming community has something to celebrate today, with the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s recognition as a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Based in Manhattan, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is a multicultural organization comprised of the finest videogame critics, writers, reporters and bloggers and in the city. Members of organization give back to their communities by providing community outreach to NYC schools students and to older adults.
“Being recognized as a 501©(3) nonprofit organization gives us the ability to continue to give back and greatly expand the mission of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, which advocates for those who are less fortunate,” said NYVGCC founder and board member, Harold Goldberg. “This recognition is a huge step forward and our core members are eager to expand their philanthropic work.”
Until now, the New York Videogame Critics Circle has been supported by donors and partners including Sony, Twitch, Dell, Samsung, HyperX, The Abrons Arts Center, Bossa Games and SKYY. For more information on getting involved with the New York Videogame Critics Circle through volunteering, fundraising or donating with the NYVGCC, click here.
New York Videogame Critics Circle Programs Include:
- DreamYard Project at DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx, NY: Offering mentoring, internships, workshops, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underprivileged students.
- Community events at The Abrons Arts Center: The New York Videogame Critics Circle holds the annual New York Game Awards, teaches courses and brings games education to community events.
- Mentoring at Older Adult Technology Services (O.A.T.S.), at their Senior Planet tech center in Manhattan’s Chelsea area.
- New York Public Library system panels: Talks and discussions about jobs in games and how games bring people together.
“DreamYard is thrilled to partner continually with the New York Videogame Critics Circle,” said Tim Lord, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of The DreamYard Project. “We believe that the arts and social justice education can help young people build pathways to opportunity. But it is only through partnerships like this, with a respected tech and business partner organization who believe our Bronx youth can be the next leaders in gaming and coding and design, that we can actually connect that pathway to lasting opportunity.”
NYVGCC members are a culturally diverse and passionate group of videogame journalists from media outlets including Polygon, CNET and VentureBeat, The New Yorker, Yahoo! and The Washington Post. View a full list of members here. For more information on getting involved through volunteering and fundraising with the NYVGCC, click here.
The elite members of the NYVGCC board of directors and officers include Ted Houghton (board chair), Harold Goldberg (board president), Catharine Soros (board secretary) and Marc Mayer (board treasurer).
Click here for more information on the New York Videogame Critics Circle or contact founder Harold Goldberg at [email protected] . For the latest news from NYVGCC, follow the New York Videogame Critics Circle on Facebook and Twitter.
About the New York Videogame Critics Circle
Based in New York City, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is a not-for-profit organization, stemming from the need for community in the oftentimes cut-throat world of journalism. This multicultural group is comprised of the finest videogame critics, designers, writers, reporters, bloggers and videographers in New York City. Members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle give back to their communities with programs like the DreamYard Project at DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx, NY, offering mentoring, internships, lectures, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underprivileged students. The organization also works with The Abrons Arts Center, part of the Henry Street Settlement. There, they hold the annual New York Game Awards, teach courses and bring games and education to community events. They also mentor seniors at O.A.T.S., Older Adult Technology Services, at their tech center in NYC.