News & Events

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...

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April 15, 2021
Bridging the Gap Between School and Work

Lucy Friedman recently completed her term as a Visiting Fellow at The Pinkerton Foundation. She previously served as President of the ExpandED, formerly known as The After-School Corporation (TASC), which...

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April 13, 2021
JobsFirstNYC Strongly Endorses the American Jobs Plan

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, President Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion investment in physical and social infrastructure improvements, including a $100 billion investment in workforce development....

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April 7, 2021
Innovations in the Field: the Transfer 2 Career Collaborative

The latest in our Innovations in the Field series is co-published between JobsFirstNYC and New Visions for Public Schools, and tells the story of the first two years of the...

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April 1, 2021
The BON Expands CUNY Partnership to Better Support Bachelor Degree Completion

The Bronx Opportunity Network (BON) is now a member of the Bronx Transfer Affinity Group (BTAG), a group of CUNY institutions working on student transfer between community college and senior...

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March 18, 2021
The Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

While 2020 brought the long-standing, ugly issues of exclusion and inequity to the forefront, 2021 has given us a wonderful opportunity to examine ways to integrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

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March 4, 2021
Jerome Avenue Rezoning Collaborative Ushers In a New Effort to Ensure Inclusive Economic Growth for Bronx Residents and Businesses

The Jerome Avenue Rezoning Collaborative (JARC) that was established in 2020, had its official launch on February 23, 2021. JARC was created in response to one of the most recent...

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February 18, 2021
Kelley Drye’s Task Force on Racial Equity Fall Fundraising Campaign Features JobsFirstNYC

JobsFirstNYC is honored to be a beneficiary of Kelley Drye’s Task Force on Racial Equity’s fall fundraising campaign. JobsFirstNYC was chosen alongside the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth,...

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February 5, 2021
Why We Continue To Celebrate Black History Month

Why We Continue To Celebrate Black History Month   At JobsFirstNYC, many of the young adults whose lives we aim to help shape are Black Americans, and only recently is...

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January 15, 2021
2021 Insurrection – Thoughts from JobsFirstNYC’s President & CEO

As the President and CEO of JobsFirstNYC, I feel compelled to comment on the events we are calling the Insurrection of 2021. We don’t usually write about such issues in...

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