Press

December 18, 2020
‘Shameful’: No Sign of City’s Long Overdue Plan for 250,000-Plus Disconnected Youth

While unemployment booms and New York City faces its worst economy in decades, the fate of the city's disconnected youth -- people aged 16 to 24 who are both out...

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July 7, 2020
As Unemployment and Crime Spike, City Plan for Disconnected Young Adults Remains Years Behind Schedule

A city task force meant to address the needs of out-of-school, out-of-work youth in the city, who pre-pandemic numbered at over 118,000 in New York City, has not yet released...

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June 11, 2020
Report Looks at Drastic Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Employment in New York

At least 40 million people filed unemployment benefit claims as a result of the economic disruption of Covid-19, leading some to compare the impact to the Great Depression of the...

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April 8, 2020
Coronavirus Threatens to Perpetuate Generational Inequality, Leaving Young People Behind Yet Again

Young people are again in highly precarious positions as the economy crumbles (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office) If we have learned anything from the Great Recession just a decade ago,...

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December 9, 2019
Energy Driving the Future of Work for Young People: Tools to Guide Learning from Employers and Workers

The future of work is upon us. We are no longer waiting for disruptive technology to change the way we work or to see how the relationship between employees and...

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July 18, 2019
City Task Force to Help ‘Most Vulnerable Young New Yorkers’ is Well Behind Schedule

A task force created in 2017 by City Council legislation aimed at providing better services and more opportunities for out-of-work, out-of-school youth and young adults has been delayed from the...

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April 1, 2019
Making Entry-Level Talent Stick

Last year, a partnership in New York City—including the NYC Center for Youth Employment, JobsFirstNYC, and Social Finance, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation—set out to...

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March 21, 2018
Five graphs that show the challenges facing New York City’s ‘disconnected’ young adults

The share of young adults in New York City who are jobless and out of school has fallen over the past five years, according to a new report, owing partly...

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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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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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