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May 20, 2020
The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Young Adult Workforce Development: Insights from the Field

A JobsFirstNYC Working Paper The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health and economic well-being of New Yorkers. It exacerbates preexisting inequities that young adults and their communities have long faced, leaving many with few opportunities to protect their health and continue...

Categories: Solutions, Research & Learning, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
April 24, 2020
Jerome Avenue Revitalization Collaborative: A Demand-Driven, Community-Led Approach to Aligning Workforce and Economic Development

The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated pre-existing disparities experienced by under-resourced communities that leave local businesses and residents at a disadvantage to be able to protect themselves, recover, and thrive. Historically, under-resourced communities—particularly communities of color—in the United States have been...

Categories: Solutions, Policy
Focus Areas: Community
Tags: Jerome Avenue
March 26, 2020
Insights from the Seasonal Talent Exchange

While the number of young adults who are out of school and out of work has been declining, more than 60 percent of young adults are part-time workers, a trend that has steadily increased since the Great Recession. The anticipated...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Seasonal Talent Exchange
March 11, 2020
A Closer Look at the Transfer 2 Career Collaborative Change Process

March 11, 2020 New York City’s transfer high schools are designed to serve students who have struggled to make progress in traditional high schools. Even with additional help, however, the students enrolled in transfer schools typically face greater barriers to...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Education
Tags: Transfer2Careers
February 18, 2020
Governor Cuomo Announces Projects Funded Through The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launching In The Bronx

More Than $1.3 Million Provided to Undertake Community-Based Projects Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1.3 million in State funding for programs aimed at helping low-income families in the South Bronx break cycles of poverty. The programs funded...

Categories: Solutions, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Announcement, Jerome Avenue, 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
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