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Shaviro, Charles; Dvorkin, Eli; Bowles, Jonathan; Gallagher, Laird – Center for an Urban Future, 2021
This data brief is intended to shed light on the scope and scale of the disparities in college attainment across New York City. The analysis is conducted on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 and 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. More specifically, it looks at educational attainment for working-age (age 25-64) residents of the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Urban Areas, Adult Students, Urban Renewal
Sharp, Naomi – Center for an Urban Future, 2021
This report is the latest in a series of studies by the Center for an Urban Future focused on building a more inclusive economy in New York. It is informed by interviews with over 50 experts in college persistence and basic needs access--including staff at community-based organizations (CBOs), faculty and administrators at the City University of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Low Income Students, Costs, Student Characteristics
Amandolare, Sarah; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2021
New York City (NYC) ended 2020 with roughly 600,000 fewer jobs than it had when the COVID-19 pandemic began. But even amid the economic carnage of the past year, some employers in New York have been hiring. While new jobs are being created in fields from warehousing and delivery to healthcare, technology (tech) positions are growing the fastest.…
Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Technical Occupations, Pandemics, COVID-19
Surico, John; Dvorkin, Eli; Bowles, Jonathan – Center for an Urban Future, 2021
In many of the New York City neighborhoods hit hardest by the pandemic, libraries are among the only trusted resources for immigrants, teens, older adults, and those on the wrong side of the digital divide. For example, in 64 percent of the city's neighborhoods, branch libraries are the sole public hub for career services and support for…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Urban Areas, Library Role, COVID-19
Shaviro, Charles; Gallagher, Laird; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2020
Part of our ongoing research on how to create a more inclusive economy in NYC, this data brief shows that CUNY has made crucial progress in producing STEM grads. Tapping this talent pool, and making further gains in the years ahead, will be key to closing the opportunity gap for tech careers. [Funding for this report was provided by BNY Mellon.]
Descriptors: Urban Universities, College Graduates, STEM Education, Tech Prep
Dvorkin, Eli; Viney, Brody – Center for an Urban Future, 2020
Faced with major economic disruption, New Yorkers are likely to turn to higher education. But while the Excelsior Scholarship program is growing, City University of New York (CUNY) students and community college students statewide continue to be underserved. Despite its well-intentioned purpose, New York State's flagship free tuition program--the…
Descriptors: College Students, Paying for College, Tuition, Scholarships
Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2020
The fast-growing tech sector has become NYC's most reliable source of new well-paying jobs. But while tech companies are hungry for talent and increasingly eager to hire locally, too few of the good jobs in tech are going to New Yorkers from low-income communities. This report points the way forward, providing the first-ever comprehensive…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Education, Computer Science Education, STEM Education
Shaviro, Charles; Gallagher, Laird; Bowles, Jonathan; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2019
In March 2014, the Center for an Urban Future documented an array of challenges and vulnerabilities resulting from the New York City's aging infrastructure in their "Caution Ahead" report (see ED555648). And it identified a minimum investment of $47.3 billion over the next five years to bring the city's core infrastructure to a state of…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Universities, Urban Schools, Transportation
Messina, Judith; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2019
New York City is home to nearly 100 apprenticeship programs today, but the vast majority of them--93 percent--are in the building trades and manufacturing. As the demand for tech talent surges, the city has an enormous opportunity to leverage this powerful training model to expand pathways into technology careers. Arguably the most powerful tool…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Manufacturing Industry, Career Development
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
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