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Report - March 2020

New York’s Free Tuition Promise Falling Short

Faced with major economic disruption, New Yorkers are likely to turn to higher education. But while the Excelsior Scholarship program is growing, CUNY students and community college students statewide continue to be underserved.

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Report - March 2020

Growing and Diversifying Brooklyn’s Innovation Economy

Brooklyn is now a national leader in the innovation economy—tech start-ups, creative companies, and innovative manufacturers—but it still has a ways to go. This report outlines the key obstacles to continued growth and considers how the borough can realize its immense potential to develop a larger and more inclusive innovation economy.

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impact - February 2020

CUF Report Sparks New Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Women 50+

NYC's Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Small Business Services have launched a new bootcamp for women entrepreneurs over 50, closely following recommendations from CUF reports in 2018 and 2016 calling on the city to support older women entrepreneurs and the growth of women-owned businesses.

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Commentary/Op-Ed - February 2020

NYC tech jobs for all types: Improve education across the board

In this Daily News op-ed, CUF Executive Director Jonathan Bowles and Tech:NYC Executive Director Julie Samuels call on city leaders to commit to a bold, long-term agenda to expand and improve the tech skills-building ecosystem.

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impact - February 2020

CUF Research Influences Legislation to Enroll More Older Adults in Food Assistance

The New York City Council passed legislation to ensure more eligible older adults are enrolled in federal food assistance, following a key recommendation from CUF's policy blueprint for expanding and improving older adult services.

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impact - February 2020

CUF Research Inspires Legislation to Increase Transparency in Capital Construction Projects

New City Council legislation creates a task force to implement and manage a citywide capital projects tracking system, building on key recommendations from CUF's 2017 report, Slow Build.

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