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González-Rivera, Christian – Center for an Urban Future, 2016
"Building the Workforce of the Future" is an in-depth, independent report on the first eighteen months of Career Pathways, New York City's sweeping new strategy for workforce development. In November 2014, Mayor de Blasio launched a sweeping new approach to workforce development in New York City. Unlike the previous model, which…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Career Development, Job Skills, Skill Development
Fischer, David Jason; Mack, Melinda – Center for an Urban Future, 2015
New York's workforce system is a complicated entity that engages nearly a dozen state agencies and myriad funding streams originating at the federal and state levels, and operates on the ground in ten economic development regions, 33 designated workforce investment areas, community-based organizations, labor unions and 62 counties. This report…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, State Aid, Federal Aid, Economic Development
González-Rivera, Christian – Center for an Urban Future, 2014
New York City is facing a youth employment crisis, with unprecedented numbers of young people reaching adulthood without the skills or experiences to secure career-track jobs that pay a living wage. Since 2000, the percentage of 16 to 24 year olds across the five boroughs participating in the labor market has fallen from 45 percent to 29 percent,…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Unemployment, Labor Force Development, Youth Programs
González-Rivera, Christian – Center for an Urban Future, 2014
New York's community colleges have a key role to play in elevating poor and working poor New Yorkers into the ranks of the middle class. The economy is producing few decent-paying jobs for people with only a high school diploma, and community colleges offer the most accessible path for people to obtain a post-secondary credential. However, tens of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid, Part Time Students
Giles, David; Estima, Jeanette; Francois, Noelle – Center for an Urban Future, 2014
Nearly two years ago, the Center for an Urban Future published "Branches of Opportunity," a report documenting that New York City's public libraries have become more vital than ever, and are serving more New Yorkers in more ways than ever before. This new report provides an exhaustive analysis of the libraries' capital needs and offers a…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Investment, Library Research, Facility Improvement
Forman, Adam – Center for an Urban Future, 2014
Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City's essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage and led policymakers to take steps to shore up the city's coastal infrastructure weaknesses.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Utilities, Transportation, Facilities
Giles, David – Center for an Urban Future, 2013
As more and more New Yorkers turn to digital books, Wikipedia and other online tools for information and entertainment, there is a growing sense that the age of the public library is over. But, in reality, New York City's public libraries are more essential than ever. Far from becoming obsolete, the city's three public library systems--Brooklyn,…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Role, Human Capital, Quality of Life
Laney, Kahliah – Center for an Urban Future, 2013
With middle-income jobs in decline, entrepreneurship offers an increasingly promising pathway out of poverty; but few low-income New Yorkers are currently taking this route to economic self-sufficiency. This report provides the most comprehensive examination of low-income entrepreneurship in New York. The report documents current self-employment…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Low Income Groups, Self Employment, Barriers
Hilliard, Tom; Spaic, Tina – Center for an Urban Future, 2013
As New York State transitions from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge economy, few institutions are playing a more important role than the state's 35 community colleges. With more than 328,000 students enrolled statewide, community colleges are boosting New York's economic competitiveness by upgrading the skills of a large chunk of the state's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Development, Labor Force Development, Graduation Rate
Kleiman, Neil; Forman, Adam; Ko, Jae; Giles, David; Bowles, Jonathan – Center for an Urban Future, 2013
With Washington trapped in budget battles and partisan gridlock, cities have emerged as the best source of government innovation. Nowhere is this more visible than in New York City. Since taking office in 2002, Mayor Bloomberg has introduced a steady stream of innovative policies, from a competition to recruit a new applied sciences campus and a…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Innovation, Public Policy, Local Government
Forman, Adam; Giles, David; Kleiman, Neil; Ko, Jae – Center for an Urban Future, 2013
As cities across the country and globe continue to generate new solutions to a wide variety of vexing problems, sharing information about what works and what doesn't has become more important than ever. Yet, outside of a few prominent policies, the vast majority of successful municipal experiments never reach a national audience or, for that…
Descriptors: Innovation, Urban Areas, Mentors, Parents
Laney, Kahliah; Giles, David; Bowles, Jonathan – Center for an Urban Future, 2013
To be sure, there is a lot the Bloomberg administration has not accomplished in the social policy arena. City funding for a number of vital social programs--from child care to summer jobs for young adults--has been cut or flat-lined even as demand for these services has increased. Many of those interviewed say that the administration moved away…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Poverty, Social Problems, Social Influences
Hilliard, Tom – Center for an Urban Future, 2012
Between 2005 and 2009, the number of foreign-born residents in New York State grew by nearly 5 percent, building on a consistent tide of new immigration to New York over the past quarter-century. This latest wave of immigration has brought significant benefits to the state. The new arrivals have replenished lost population in many communities,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Immigration, Labor Force, Immigrants
Giles, David – Center for an Urban Future, 2012
The genius of Mayor Bloomberg's plan to develop a new applied sciences campus in New York City is that it acknowledges the increasingly pivotal role of academic institutions as drivers of local economic growth. At a time when large corporations may not be the reliable job producers they were in the past and cities like New York badly need to…
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Design, Art Education, Urban Universities
Stix, Margaret; von Nostitz, Glenn – Center for an Urban Future, 2012
Even before the Great Recession began, an alarming number of young adults in New York City between the ages of 18 and 24 were neither in school nor working. The employment challenges for these New Yorkers have only magnified in recent years. There are now an estimated 172,000 of these "disconnected youth" in the five boroughs. Though the…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Demand Occupations, Young Adults, Urban Youth
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