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June 13, 2022
JobsFirstNYC and New York City Deputy Mayor’s Office of Strategic Initiatives Launch New Partnership to Enhance Summer Youth Employment Employer Experience

JobsFirstNYC has announced a new partnership with The New York City Deputy Mayor's Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). The goal is to...

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March 31, 2022
Blazing New Trails to Career-Connected Learning and Pathways

In the last few months, we have witnessed a welcomed change in New York City to name and scale a vision for creating career-connected learning and pathways for all our...

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March 9, 2022
Redefining the Black Legacy in America

Black History Month celebrations have long outgrown the confines of February, the shortest month of the year. Black excellence and advancements happen each day and should be regularly acknowledged. One...

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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...

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October 28, 2021
Creating a Skilled Workforce to Build Back Better

Ryan Craig is the author of College Disrupted (2015) and A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College (2018). He is a Managing Director at University Ventures, which is...

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September 29, 2021
Adapting to the Future of Work: The Future is Now

  The sixth annual JobsFirstNYC Adapting to the Future of Work event designed for professionals was held in July 2021. The convening featured thought leaders and transformers from the public,...

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September 13, 2021
Thriving and Going Your Own Way

Summary and Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work 2021 Surviving to Thriving  On July 22, 2021, JobsFirstNYC hosted its annual Adapting to the Future of Work convening focusing...

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August 12, 2021
1 in 4 Young Adults in New York City Out of School and Out of Work in 2020

After declining for years, 18- to 24-year-old New Yorkers out of school and out of work hit a decade high of over 180,000 — 27%. This represents an 80% increase...

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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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