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Testimony - November 2023

Strengthening New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

In this testimony before the NYS Assembly Higher Education Committee, CUF Researcher Melissa Lent, on behalf of CUF Policy Director Eli Dvorkin, outlines three specific recommendations for New York State to further strengthen its Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) into one of the most effective and inclusive in the nation.

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Event - November 2023

Helping Staten Islanders Access Tech Careers

On November 14th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that discussed what actions are needed to close the opportunity gap for tech careers in New York and bolster tech education and training infrastructure in Staten Island.

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Event - November 2023

Keeping NYC Competitive in an Age of Hybrid Work

On November 8th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored how city and state leaders can keep NYC competitive amid the rise of hybrid work and other fundamental economic shifts that have taken root and accelerated since the start of the pandemic.

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Report - October 2023

Boosting Tech Career Success for CUNY Students: Doubling Down on CUNY 2X Tech

The CUNY 2X Tech initiative is expanding access to internships in tech firms, boosting employment outcomes for graduates, bringing industry expertise into classrooms, and helping to hire the faculty and advisors needed to support booming enrollment in tech degree programs. To make further progress toward a more equitable economy, city leaders should expand this initiative and maintain its momentum.

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Event - October 2023

2023 GALA

On October 25, 2023, CUF hosted its 2023 Gala at Tribeca Rooftop honoring Gregg Bishop, Ron Moelis, and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

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Commentary/Op-Ed - October 2023

To Get STEM Education to Every Student, Train All New Teachers in Computing Education

In this The 74 op-ed, Council Member Rita Joseph and CUF's Eli Dvorkin argue that while the city has dramatically expanded the CS4All initiative, only a fraction of schools are meeting the program's participation and equity goals. They call for the city to invest in teacher training in computing education.

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