Northwest Bronx
for Change

Concerned Citizens for Change is a grassroots organization working to advance progressive issues at the city, state and federal levels.  




Gene is a founding member of Concerned Citizens for Change. He taught elementary school for 38 years in the Bronx. Gene was a United Federation of Teachers delegate and chapter leader during his teaching career. He has also worked on many issues over the years ranging from ending the genocides in Biafra and Darfur to fighting for tenant’s rights.
Jacki Fischer- Jacki is a founding member of Concerned Citizens for Change and a lifelong Bronx resident.
She is an independent consultant whose work includes sustainable product development with artisans in Africa for export to US markets. Jacki's strongest interests lie in US and global human rights struggles, as well as the arts, politics and hands-on community empowerment projects.




Paul is a retired public school teacher and UFT Delegate. He's worked extensively on LGBT issues. Over the last 25 years,  he's helped to elect public officials who promote peace, social and economic justice, freedom of speech and expression, and absolute governmental transparency and accountability.
Glenn is a lifelong Bronx resident.  He is retired   
from the NYC Board of Education where he taught special education. Glenn has an ongoing interest in political  and environmental issues.  He is currently actively involved with a local composting project.



Renee is an economist and labor union activist.  A Yonkers resident, she joined Concerned Citizens for Change after having been a speaker for the group.  Renee works for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and is the Chief Steward for the union local in the New York District.  She is available as a speaker to interpret economic issues for community groups.  Her name is pronounced "Ree-Knee".
Regina was one of  the founding members of Concerned Citizens for Change after spending extensive time on the campaign to elect Obama.  She retired as an Administrator for the NYC Department of Education. Presently, she works part- time as  a Career Counselor for the Westchester Library System.    She has been active in a number of Riverdale Community  organizations. Her interests are human rights, health and animal rights.



David is an urbanist, a member of Bronx Community Board 8, a former Democratic District Leader, city official and candidate for public office.  He was a student of urban planning at NYU and The New School.
Leonard is a retired, native New Yorker and a lifetime Bronx resident. He spent 14 years on Wall Street regulating  stock broker transactions. Leonard served as a U.S. Treasury Officer for the following 36 years. He has volunteered for various political campaigns, the Humanist  Foundation, and the National Treasury Union.



Lee is a Housing (specializing in Mitchell-Lama and rent regulation)/Land Use consultant. She retired from the Manhattan Borough President's Office. Lee Is a life long New Yorker (born in Brownsville, Brooklyn; spent 35 years in Manhattan, and now resides in the Bronx). She has been active in civic/community engagement: as chair of Mn CB#9; as a public member of Mn CB#11; as a board member CIVITAS; as a board member YouthBuild; as a current board member of TenantsPAC.

Miriam Levine Helbok is a lifelong Bronx resident. A graduate of the City College of New York, she worked as an editor and writer for the New York Zoological Society magazine Wildlife Conservation and the H.W. Wilson Co. periodical Current Biography. As a “host mother,” she provided a home away from home for students from South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. She has volunteered for Democratic candidates including, most recently, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Zephyr Teachout. Now retired, she leads an informal writers’ group at a local branch of the New York Public Library.