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impact - June 2024

CUF report inspires City Council hearing on improving outcomes for CUNY transfer students

A recent CUF report on improving outcomes for CUNY’s transfer students directly inspired a City Council hearing held by the Committee on Higher Education. CUF Editorial and Policy Director Eli Dvorkin provided lead testimony, recommending new and baseline investments in CUNY’s transfer student initiatives.

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Data - June 2024

Expanding Access to Advertising Careers in NYC

To make progress toward a more equitable economy in New York, it will be crucial to expand access to careers in several growing middle- and high-wage industries that employ alarmingly few New Yorkers of color. Advertising is one sector where progress is both needed and possible.

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Testimony - June 2024

Preparing Asylum Seekers and Migrants for the Workforce

In this testimony before the NYC Council Committees on Immigration and Small Business, CUF Senior Editor Dori Block details that more is needed to help build the capacity of the city’s immigrant-serving organizations and support more of the newest New Yorkers, including investing in adult literacy programs and easing restrictions on workforce training programs so they can work with more migrants.

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Testimony - June 2024

How NYC Policymakers Can Boost Transfer Student Success at CUNY

In this testimony before the NYC Council Committee on Higher Education, CUF Editorial & Policy Director Eli Dvorkin argues that most CUNY students who intend to transfer from a community to a four-year college and complete a bachelor’s won’t reach that finish line. He recommends new and baseline investments in CUNY's transfer student initiatives to boost college completion rates.

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Report - May 2024

Solving the Staffing Crisis Facing NYC’s Human Services Organizations

Human services nonprofit organizations are critical to New York City’s functioning and well-being, delivering the lion’s share of safety net services to vulnerable New Yorkers. The sector also faces a staffing crisis that directly threatens its ability to deliver these much-needed services. The average human services nonprofit has more than 15 percent of its positions vacant, as well as unsustainably high levels of staff turnover.

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Commentary/Op-Ed - May 2024

NYC needs a new world-class college

In this Daily News op-ed, Executive Director Jonathan Bowles and Fisher Brother's Winston Fisher argue that establishing a prestigious new undergraduate university would enable the city to spark new job growth and strengthen the city’s talent pipeline for years to come.

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