NEW YORK (PIX11) – PIX11’s Monica Morales is working hard every day to make a difference in communities across New York City and the surrounding areas – helping those who are not getting the answers or action they deserve. 

The holiday season is the perfect time to shine a light on those who are doing their part to bring positivity to their neighborhoods.

Hip-hop icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels joined Monica for a PIX11 News special highlighting some of these New Yorkers who are making it happen.

In honor of Giving Tuesday this November, Monica compiled a list of 11 of her favorite local organizations that are helping everyday New Yorkers and their communities.

Watch the video player for the full ‘Monica Makes It Happen’ special.