June 12, 2017
Beyond the Double Bottom Line: Building Value through Employer Networks

Significant and ongoing changes in the labor market mean that effective workforce strategies must involve new collaborative structures to engage employers more deeply. In order to improve the effectiveness of...

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June 5, 2017
Raise the Age: New York’s Recent Juvenile Justice Reforms

“No area of domestic policy...has been so thoroughly abandoned to misinformation, overstatement, over-simplification, emotion and disregard for consequences as has the area of juvenile justice.” – Douglas Nelson, Annie E....

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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...

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April 24, 2017
Place-Based Initiative: Bedford-Stuyvesant

On Tuesday, April 18th JobsFirstNYC partnered with Council Member Robert Cornegy's office to hold a town hall meeting for workforce providers and stakeholders focused on District 36, comprised of Bedford-Stuyvesant...

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April 21, 2017
JobsFirstNYC Announces New Executive Director

The JobsFirstNYC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that after three years of leadership in the role of deputy executive director, Marjorie Parker has been appointed as Executive Director of JobsFirstNYC, effective July 1, 2017. Over the course...

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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,...

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March 23, 2017
What the President’s Proposed Budget Would Mean for Young New Yorkers

The President’s FY 2018 Budget Blueprint: Implications for Workforce Development and Education in New York  Last week, the White House released its budget blueprint for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The...

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March 10, 2017
2017 Working Policy Strategy

2017 marks critical political transitions at the local, state, and federal levels. It has never been more critical to propose investments and initiatives that will increase opportunity for young New...

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March 6, 2017
Declines in New York City’s Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Young Adult Population…But Numbers Remain High

In 2010, nearly 188,000 New Yorkers between the ages of 18 through 24 were neither in school, nor working, 22 percent of that age group overall.  According to the new...

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March 6, 2017
JobsFirstNYC Testifies at NYC Council Preliminary Budget Hearing

Youth Services and Finance Committees Joint Preliminary Budget – March 6, 2017 Good afternoon, Chairpersons Eugene and Ferreras-Copeland, and other distinguished Council Members of the Youth Services and Finance Committees....

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