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March 6, 2018
Jerome Avenue Points of Agreement

The Jerome Avenue Revitalization, led by JobsfirstNYC, is convening more than 50 local stakeholders to implement a community-led approach to the rezoning efforts in the Bronx, spanning across 93 blocks the Jerome Avenue corridor. On March 6th, 2018, the Jerome...

Categories: Solutions, Policy, External Publications
Focus Areas: Community
Tags: Jerome Avenue, Policy
October 27, 2017
Making the Connection: Aligning NYC’s Small Businesses and the Workforce Development System

In this report, Center for an Urban Future examines the connections and gaps between collaborative initiatives like the Lower East Side Employment Network, East Harlem Talent Network & Good Help. Download Now Below is an excerpt from the paper: The...

Categories: Solutions, External Publications
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: LESEN
April 25, 2017
The New Geography of Jobs: A Blueprint for Strengthening NYC Neighborhoods

In a first-of-its-kind report, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today released a comprehensive neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis documenting the evolution of New York’s economy since 2000 and the changing business landscape in communities across the five boroughs. The Comptroller’s report, The New Geography...

Categories: External Publications
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Policy
April 1, 2017
Common Cause: Community-Based Organizations and Community Colleges Partner for Student Success

Having absorbed the message that college is no longer optional, many high school students today make plans to attend a local community college the fall after getting a diploma. Unfortunately, a sizable percentage of them, especially low-income students—many of whom...

Categories: External Publications
Focus Areas: Education, Work
November 2, 2016
Lessons from the Bronx Opportunity Network on Promoting CBO-Community College Partnerships

The October 2016 OYIF Convening included an Innovation Design Studio focused on lessons learned from the Bronx Opportunity Network (BON). BON is a collaborative of seven Bronx community-based organizations (CBOs) that have partnered with Bronx Community College and Hostos Community...

Categories: Press, External Publications
Focus Areas: Community, Education
Tags: BON
February 3, 2016
Partner Spotlight - Gaspar Caro, LESEN Coordinator

In this week's Partner Spotlight, we are excited to feature a short interview with Gaspar Caro, Coordinator for the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN).    What led you to a career working with youth? Growing up in NYC with...

Categories: Solutions, News & Events, External Publications
Focus Areas: Community
Tags: LESEN
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