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April 8, 2020
Coronavirus Threatens to Perpetuate Generational Inequality, Leaving Young People Behind Yet Again

Young people are again in highly precarious positions as the economy crumbles (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office) If we have learned anything from the Great Recession just a decade ago, it’s that young adult generations that enter the labor market...

Categories: News & Events, Press
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work
December 9, 2019
Energy Driving the Future of Work for Young People: Tools to Guide Learning from Employers and Workers

The future of work is upon us. We are no longer waiting for disruptive technology to change the way we work or to see how the relationship between employees and employers will evolve. Market shifts, employment models, and workplace practices...

Categories: Press
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work
July 18, 2019
City Task Force to Help ‘Most Vulnerable Young New Yorkers’ is Well Behind Schedule

A task force created in 2017 by City Council legislation aimed at providing better services and more opportunities for out-of-work, out-of-school youth and young adults has been delayed from the start, having met only a few times since its creation...

Categories: Policy, Press
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Invest In Skills NY, Policy
April 1, 2019
Making Entry-Level Talent Stick

Last year, a partnership in New York City—including the NYC Center for Youth Employment, JobsFirstNYC, and Social Finance, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation—set out to answer one of those simple questions. We had heard, through...

Categories: Solutions, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Career Lift
March 21, 2018
Five graphs that show the challenges facing New York City’s ‘disconnected’ young adults

The share of young adults in New York City who are jobless and out of school has fallen over the past five years, according to a new report, owing partly to a rebounding economy and higher college enrollment. But roughly...

Categories: Policy, Press
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Invest In Skills NY, Policy
March 20, 2018
Sanctioned Legitimacy: A secret ingredient of community change

What is sanctioned legitimacy and why is it the linchpin for community change work? Sanctioned legitimacy means no institution or person can undertake grassroots work effectively and achieve meaningful results unless they are truly supported by the community. Without that...

Categories: Research & Learning, Press
Focus Areas: Community
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