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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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January 4, 2017
Governor Cuomo Proposes Free College Tuition for Low and Middle Income CUNY and SUNY Students

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced a proposal to offer free college tuition to State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) students whose families earn $125,000...

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November 2, 2016
Lessons from the Bronx Opportunity Network on Promoting CBO-Community College Partnerships

The October 2016 OYIF Convening included an Innovation Design Studio focused on lessons learned from the Bronx Opportunity Network (BON). BON is a collaborative of seven Bronx community-based organizations (CBOs)...

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November 1, 2016
Innovations in the Field: Bronx Opportunity Network

Innovations in the Field is a series examining inventive programs supported by JobsFirstNYC. It has traditionally focused on workforce efforts that serve both employers and young adults in New York City....

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May 31, 2016
Place Matters: Why Policy and Program Strategies for Young Adults Must Include Community-Based Investments

This month, Measure of America, a research project of the Social Science Research Council, issued a report entitled, High School Graduation in New York City: Is Neighborhood Still Destiny?, which documents...

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April 26, 2016
From Community Colleges to Careers – Strategic Engagement with Post-Secondary Institutions

In its 2015 report, Six Million Missing Jobs, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines the sustained impact of the 2008 Great Recession on today’s U.S. workforce....

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April 12, 2016
JobsFirstNYC Bronx Opportunity Network Overview

The Bronx Opportunity Network (BON) is a collaborative effort among a group of seven CBOs serving young adults in the South Bronx, which, in partnership with Bronx and Hostos Community...

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March 24, 2016
Optimizing Talent – Perspectives from Dianne Morales

On March 7, 2016, JobsFirstNYC and the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program convened leadership from government, philanthropy, the business community, and the workforce development field in New York City and...

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February 25, 2016
JobsFirstNYC February Newsletter

  IN THIS ISSUE<   Editorial from JobsFirstNYC State of the Borough New Initiatives   Publications Recent Convenings Conferences Celebrating Our Partners News from the Field< Staff Announcements   EDITORIAL FROM JOBSFIRSTNYC...

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January 26, 2016
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Announces its “New Skills for Youth” Initiative

Last week, JP Morgan Chase & Co. announced the launch of its New Skills for Youth initiative, a global, five-year, $75 million plan to expand career-focused education.  It is partnering...

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