In response to civil rights challenges facing Muslim New Yorkers, MCN runs the Muslim Youth NYC Leadership Project (MY NYC) at al Noor School, Brooklyn. MY NYC trains and mentors young Muslims in leadership and basic community organizing skills so that they can catalyze and support grassroots social justice advocacy that is of interest to them. Training emphasizes a social justice framework that encourages participants to seek common ground with other communities. Community leaders donate their time by giving workshops on leadership and social justice issues throughout the year. MY NYC culminates with the students, either individually or in small groups, identifying an issue affecting the community, and developing an action plan or campaign to catalyze community activism in response. We have aspirations to expand to other Islamic Schools in the future, depending on funding.