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The New School Mutual Aid Fund has been archived and is no longer active.

The New School Mutual Aid Fund

The New School faculty and staff coming together with the intention to support the TNS community now and in the future.

About


This funding platform was created by a small group of The New School faculty and staff to address the needs of The New School Community since the advent of COVID-19. Our primary purpose was to identify ways to collectively care for one another. 

Given the rapid pace of change and the challenges around campus-wide communication, we felt compelled to respond to the immediate and urgent needs of our community. Many have experienced termination, reduced employment, separation from the university, or experienced an increase in household needs. As staff and faculty of The New School, we embrace the justice and care components of our university mission and quickly responded by forming a mutual aid working group. Our aim was to establish a proactive rather than reactive response to evolving needs on our campus so that we may continue to thrive in times of crisis.

As of September 22, 2022, we have raised $34,378.66 from 188 contributors, with recurring monthly contributions of $660.00.  We have distributed over this balance to date to support the cost of living, healthcare, food, child care, elder care, and more.  All donations are tax deductible. 

On October 31, 2022, we will archive the Collective and disband our membership. Archiving will automatically terminate all future contributions. If you prefer to halt your contribution now, feel free to do so.

This platform and the TNS Mutual Aid Form was built on the radical origins in mutual aid stemming to the "University in Exile," when the institution opened its doors to scholars fleeing Nazi persecution. We have hosted MLK and Du Bois. We have been a place for New Yorkers of all walks of life to continue their education and find hope in ideas and transformation. 

Thank you for your support.

In Community,
The New School Mutual Aid Fund Team
(See "Contributors" section and select "Team" for more on our community members)

Our team

Natalie Gross

Admin
Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

mia charlene ...

Admin
We have not forgotten you and will not forget you!

Katayoun Cham...

Admin
Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

Julie Napolin

Admin
With love and solidarity to all who've given so...
Today's Balance
$0.00
Estimated Annual Budget
$7,093
TNS Mutual Aid Goals
$50,000

Contributors


The New School Mutual Aid Fund is all of us

Our contributors 189

Thank you for supporting The New School Mutual Aid Fund.

Natalie Gross

Admin

$1,266 USD

Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

Shana Agid

Admin

$1,225 USD

Miller Oberman

Admin

$760 USD

mia charlene ...

Admin

$675 USD

We have not forgotten you and will not forget you!

Katayoun Cham...

Admin

$675 USD

Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

Julie Napolin

Admin

$260 USD

With love and solidarity to all who've given so...

Stephanie Bro...

$1,200 USD

Avery Tamchin

Mutual Aid Society Monthly

$1,075 USD

Stephen Serwin

In Solidarity Monthly

$1,050 USD

Tomomi Tanikawa

$1,025 USD

McKenzie Wark

$1,000 USD

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The New School Mutual Aid Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Important Changes: Application Deadlines & Archiving

Warm wishes of wellness to all. We are deeply grateful to be in community with those of you, who like us, embrace the justice and care components of our university mission. The...
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Published on September 14, 2022 by Katayoun Chamany-On Sabbatical Leave

TNS December Mutual Aid Update

As of December 18, we have disseminated $6,371.10 of aid. We have raised $8.123.83 from 94 contributors. With that, we have helped 12 TNS community members, however, we were unable to fill everyone's full financial requests. Our community m...
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Published on December 18, 2020 by New School Mutual Aid Fund

Fund Update Dec 4, 2020

As of December 4, 2020, The New School Mutual Aid Fund has raised $4,965.08, with an average donation of about $50. Those who have chosen to provide recurring monthly contributions total $554.25, and many in our community have provided one-...
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Published on December 4, 2020 by Katayoun Chamany-On Sabbatical Leave

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Thank you!

Published on November 17, 2020 by Natalie Gross

Thank you to our early donors for supporting this cause! With support like this we know we will reach our goals soon. In Community, The TNS Mutual Aid Fund Team

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Open Collective Foundation

Debit from The New School Mutual Aid Fund to Open Collective Foundation

-$112.14USD
Completed
Balance transfer

Debit from The New School Mutual Aid Fund to Chantel King

-$237.83USD
Paid
Reimbursement #99270
transportation
other aid
Reimbursement #102128
$
Today’s balance

--.-- USD

Total raised

$35,284.46 USD

Total disbursed

$35,284.46 USD

Estimated annual budget

$7,092.86 USD