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City and State Budgets for FY15 Follow CUF Recommendations on Subsidized Child Care

Impact - July 2014

City and State Budgets for FY15 Follow CUF Recommendations on Subsidized Child Care

The Center’s 2011 Subsidizing Care, Supporting Work report provided recommendations to address New York City’s deteriorating child care system—a critical support for the city’s working poor. We’re pleased to report that five of those recommendations have been implemented in the city and state budgets for FY2015.

The Federal Workforce Overhaul: Good News for New York City?

Publications - July 2014

The Federal Workforce Overhaul: Good News for New York City?

After more than a decade of inaction, Congress has finally passed a new federal workforce law. In this July 2014 commentary, CUF senior fellow David Jason Fischer explains why the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act bodes well for New York City.

Testimony: Aging out of Foster Care

Publications - June 2014

Testimony: Aging out of Foster Care

At a June 2014 City Council hearing on youth aging out of the foster care system, CUF Senior Fellow Thomas Hilliard testified on the importance of exploring the developmental outcomes of foster care, such as high school graduation rates, early predictors of dropout and use of city services after leaving care.

CUF Influences Mayor's Plan to Refocus NYC’s Workforce Development System on Skills Building

Impact - June 2014

CUF Influences Mayor's Plan to Refocus NYC’s Workforce Development System on Skills Building

For years, the Center for an Urban Future has been urging city officials to expand and improve the city’s workforce development system. In May 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced that the city would do just that with a Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force. The Center has been invited to facilitate the task force’s discussions.

Video: Launching Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Event - May 2014

Video: Launching Low-Income Entrepreneurs

At a time when so many of the new jobs being created in today's economy offer low wages and limited opportunity for economic mobility, the Center for an Urban Future's May 16, 2014 symposium explored entrepreneurship as one route for low-income New Yorkers to achieve economic self-sufficiency and potential strategies for city and state government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations to expand the number of low-income entrepreneurs in the five boroughs.

Video: State of New York's Infrastructure

Event - May 2014

Video: State of New York's Infrastructure

Building on the findings and recommendations of Caution Ahead‒ our report on New York City's aging infrastructure‒ Center for an Urban Future and City & State held a half-day conference on May 15, 2014 to discuss three infrastructure areas vital to our city's future: transportation, buildings and utilities.

8 Ideas for Improving and Expanding NYC’s Workforce Development System

Publications - March 2014

8 Ideas for Improving and Expanding NYC’s Workforce Development System

In this commentary, Center senior fellow David Jason Fischer lays out a number of specific steps that Mayor de Blasio should take to create a more effective workforce development system, from appointing a workforce czar to shifting the focus from job placements to skills building, job retention and career advancement.

New York Daily News: Rebuild NYC, create good jobs

Publications - March 2014

New York Daily News: Rebuild NYC, create good jobs

In this New York Daily News op-ed, the Center's Jonathan Bowles and Adam Forman write that to succeed in tackling income inequality, one promising option for Mayor de Blasio is a public works program to modernize New York City’s aging infrastructure.

City Limits: NYC's Silent Infrastructure Challenge: Aging Public Buildings

Publications - March 2014

City Limits: NYC's Silent Infrastructure Challenge: Aging Public Buildings

When New Yorkers think about aging infrastructure, bridges, roads and pipes come to mind. But in this City Limits op-ed, the Center's Adam Forman notes that schools, hospitals, jails and other public buildings aren't getting any younger, either.

New York Times Room for Debate: A Smoldering View of Broader Problems

Publications - March 2014

New York Times Room for Debate: A Smoldering View of Broader Problems

In this Room for Debate essay in the New York Times, the Center's Jonathan Bowles argues that much of America’s essential infrastructure is well past its prime and in need of repair.

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