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November 6, 2020
Systems Change to Prepare Young Adults for the Future of Work

As Mayor de Blasio’s tenure comes to an end and the 2021 mayoral hopefuls begin to campaign in earnest, we have more work than ever to do to ensure that their visions for New York City include a paradigm shift...

Categories: Solutions, Research & Learning
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Youth Voice
October 1, 2020
YES Bed Stuy: A Partnership to Reshape the Future for Young Adults in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bedford Stuyvesant is a hub of culture, talent, and opportunity. While Brooklyn millennials grew up admiring Bed Stuy legends like Biggie Smalls, Yasiin Bey, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim—and memorized countless songs dedicated to highlighting the ups and downs that Bed Stuy...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: YES Bed-Stuy
September 3, 2020
With an Estimated 27 to 34 Percent of NYC Young Adults Out of School and Out of Work, What’s the City’s Plan?

JobsFirstNYC’s partners at the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Forum estimate that anywhere from 259,000 (27%) to 324,000 (34%) 16- to 24-year-olds across New York City are out of school and out of work.* Just last year in 2019, there were...

Categories: Solutions, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Policy
August 13, 2020
Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work

In the wake of the Great Recession, a strong economy made it easier for young adults to find jobs, leading to significant declines in the number and share of New Yorkers aged 18 to 24 who were out of school...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work, Brownsville Mobility LABs, Jerome Avenue, LESEN, Transfer2Careers, YASEP, YES Bed-Stuy
July 22, 2020
New York State Workforce Strategy Group Launches to Get New Yorkers Back to Work

Led by Invest in Skills NY, the group will present actionable solutions to New York State officials  Albany, New York July 15, 2020 – Workforce development coalition Invest in Skills NY (ISNY) today launched a New York State Workforce Strategy...

Categories: Solutions, Policy, News & Events
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Invest In Skills NY
July 9, 2020
Transfer to Career Collaborative: Workforce Development and Transfer High School Leaders Prioritize Career Development During COVID-19

In the midst of a pandemic that has hit our Transfer to Career (T2C) communities the hardest in terms of health, wellbeing, employment, and security, our high school leaders and staff, workforce training partners, and CBOs have continued to prioritize...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Education
Tags: Transfer2Careers
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