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...

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March 9, 2018
Building Partnerships: Bringing Together Workforce and School Leaders

JobsFirstNYC and New Visions for Public Schools present Building Partnerships: Bringing Together Workforce & School Leaders March 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at UJA - Federation On...

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February 26, 2018
Campaign pushes state to invest more in workforce development

The young unemployment rate in New York is more than double the overall unemployment rate in the state. So Governor Cuomo is looking to form a new Office of Workforce...

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January 30, 2018
Stem the Flow: Breaking the Opportunity Divide

Reimagining the School-to-Work Experience for Transfer High School Students   A JobsFirstNYC and New Visions for Public School Convening Tuesday January 30, 2018 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at New Visions for...

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January 17, 2018
Mayor de Blasio, Rockefeller Foundation, JobsFirstNYC, Center for Youth Employment, and Social Finance Launch “Career Lift”

This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $1.5 million new initiative, "CareerLift," driven by JobsFirstNYC, NYC Center for Youth Employment (CYE), and Social Finance. Supported by an $850,000 grant...

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January 10, 2018
Governor Cuomo’s Workforce Investment Plan is a Promising Start

In a time when more and more training and credentialing is necessary to enter the labor market, Governor Cuomo’s workforce development proposal included as part of his 2018 State of...

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December 24, 2017
Do You Want To Accelerate Social Innovation? Invest In Black Women.

Is America just waking up to the fact that #BlackGirlMagic is real? A few weeks ago the world was raving about the 98% of black female voters that prevented Roy Moore,...

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December 20, 2017
Marjorie Parker, President & CEO of JobsFirstNYC Delivers Keynote Speech at MetCal Foundation in Toronto, Canada

Marjorie Parker, President & CEO of JobsFirstNYC spoke to an audience of government policy-makers, funders, and practitioners in Toronto Canada in October 2018, as the keynote at the MetCal Foundation’s...

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December 13, 2017
Roundabout’s Entire Theatrical Workforce Development Program Cohort Lands Jobs

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced a 100% job placement rate for the first cohort of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP), the theatre industry's first workforce...

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December 1, 2017
JobsFirstNYC Testifies at Jerome Ave. Rezoning Hearing

Testimony of JobsFirstNYC at the New York City Planning Commission Public Hearing regarding Jerome Avenue Rezoning on November 29, 2017 delivered by Sherazade Langlade, Vice President of Workforce & Economic...

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