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Dvorkin, Eli; Bowles, Jonathan; Shaviro, Charles – Center for an Urban Future, 2018
This report analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Education on the outcomes of New York's federal student loan borrowers who entered repayment in 2012, covering the period from 2012 to 2016. This data brief--the first comprehensive analysis of five-year student loan outcomes in New York--reveals that the student loan default rate in New York…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Loan Default, College Students
Sharp, Naomi; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2018
There are a number of reasons why apprenticeships have been relatively slow to get off the ground in New York--from an overly cumbersome state process for registering new apprenticeship programs to a paucity of employers that have embraced this model, particularly outside of the building trades. But as several other states have shown in recent…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Best Practices, Job Skills, On the Job Training
Hilliard, Tom – Center for an Urban Future, 2017
This report, the latest in a series of studies by the Center for an Urban Future examining opportunities to expand economic mobility in New York City, takes an in-depth look at college readiness and success among the city's public high school students. It explores opportunities to dramatically boost the rate at which New York City's students enter…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Success, High School Students, Urban Schools
Messina, Judith – Center for an Urban Future, 2017
Small businesses have been sparking much of the recent job growth in New York City. However, there is a major disconnect in the city's workforce development system when it comes to working with small businesses. This report outlines a number of steps that policymakers, business leaders, and workforce providers could take to make workforce programs…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Labor Force Development, Barriers, Urban Areas
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
González-Rivera, Christian – Center for an Urban Future, 2016
More New Yorkers than ever are enrolling in universities and community colleges, driven by seismic changes in the economy that have made postsecondary credentials nearly indispensable for today's workforce. On college campuses across the state, the makeup of the student body has changed. College is no longer just for "traditional"…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, College Students, State Aid, Tuition
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
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