Our Story

Altagracia Faith and Justice Works emerged as a new organization from the resounding affirmation of the importance of this community work in Northern Manhattan.  After the closing of its predecessor organization, Altagracia Faith and Justice Works was founded in 2017 to continue working with the largely immigrant and Latino community of Northern Manhattan.  With renewed interest and support from both long-time as well as new community partners, local parishes, and community coalitions, these stakeholders formed a new nonprofit entity, a new Board of Directors, and assumed new leadership positions to ensure that this critical mission continue.

Though our organization is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and tradition, our programs and outreach are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation.