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.



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.
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.



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.
Carmen is a retired special education teacher for the NYCDOE. She was key in implementing the NYU Reading Recovery program for District 9.  Carmen volunteers for  monthly patrol with the Allerton Homeowners Association. She worked on both Obama campaigns as well as the DeBlasio and Clinton campaigns.  She is a diehard Democrat who believes in social equality and justice.


Ray Cancel

David Mirtz, a father of two, is a long time resident of the Amalgamated Houses, union Ironworker and early member of NW Bronx for Change now Concerned Citizens. A State committee member of the Working Families Party he has been active in city and local politics and recently completed his Masters in Labor Studies at the Murphy Institute, CUNY.
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Tobie is a life long resident of the Bronx community. She has been educated in the public school system from elementary to graduate studies.Tobie works in the field of Developmental Disabiliies. Tobie is a volunteer for the Health and Hospital Corporation for the City of New York in Bronx County. She has been a member of Concerned Citizens for Change since 2011.