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December 13, 2021
Advising for Career Pathways: An Innovative Approach to Postsecondary Education and Career Planning

Why Diversifying Postsecondary Education Can Create a Better Workforce for New York We taught a professional learning module to New York City Department of Education teachers and counselors. One set the following goal: “To better assist my students to find...

Categories: Solutions, Research & Learning, Policy
Focus Areas: Education, Work
November 15, 2021
President Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law. This historic legislation will fund much-needed upgrades to America’s physical infrastructure and create an estimated two million jobs per year for the next decade.  More...

Categories: Policy, News & Events
Tags: Policy
November 10, 2021
Making Rezoning Work

As New York City grapples with a protracted economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, city leaders will be searching for opportunities to help spark a lasting economic rebound and regain many of the nearly 500,000 jobs lost since March 2020....

Categories: Research & Learning, Policy, News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Work
Tags: Announcement, Policy
October 19, 2021
Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development in New York City

Our latest report, Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development in New York City provides a set of citywide policy priorities rooted in the real needs of young people, the perspectives of on-the-ground practitioners, and the literature...

Categories: Research & Learning, Policy, News & Events
Tags: Announcement, Policy
September 8, 2021
Pandemic Spurred Major Jump in Out of School, Out of Work Young Adults in New York City: Report

The number of young adults who are both out of school and unemployed surged during the pandemic after declining for much of the past decade, a new report from the workforce development organization JobsFirstNYC confirmed. The analysis, commissioned by JobsFirstNYC and...

Categories: Policy, News & Events, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Policy
May 2, 2021
Young People Need and Deserve Additional Support to Build Their Skills

During his address to Congress last Wednesday, President Biden unveiled an impressive American Families Plan aimed at helping marginalized American families get back on their feet after years of economic struggle, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Categories: Policy, News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Policy
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