Report - March 2023
Playing New York City’s ACE CardFew student success programs nationally have been as effective as CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) initiative, which has grown to serve 25,000 community college students. CUNY has a promising program modeled on ASAP that is helping students at senior colleges complete their bachelor’s degrees on time: the Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) program. But the ACE program has considerable room to grow.
Report - January 2023
Keeping Pace with an Aging New York StateNew York State’s older adult population is booming, with more residents ages 65 and above—nearly 3.5 million—than the entire population of 21 states. An expanding share of the state’s older adults are immigrants and people of color. Alarmingly, older New Yorkers living below the poverty line increased by 37 percent over the past decade.
Report - January 2023
Strengthening NYC’s Nonprofits by Reducing Administrative BurdensGovernment contract requirements are often unnecessarily complicated and inconsistent, forcing nonprofits to spend an exorbitant amount of time toiling over paperwork. Reducing these burdens could offer much-needed relief to the sector.
Report - January 2023
New York’s Untapped Entrepreneurship OpportunityNew York City policymakers have an enormous untapped opportunity to create a more equitable economy by increasing rates of entrepreneurship among New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents. Strengthening this vital pathway can enable the many public housing residents already engaged in side hustles and home-based ventures to grow their businesses and build wealth.
Report - December 2022
Bolstering Minority- and Immigrant-Owned Businesses by Scaling Up CDFIsNew city and state government policies and investments are needed to strengthen New York City’s minority- and immigrant-owned businesses. Few would have a greater impact than expanding the reach of the city's Community Development Financial Institutions.
Report - November 2022
Harnessing CUNY as a Launchpad Into Tech CareersNew Yorkers of color remain strikingly underrepresented among the city’s tech workforce. No institution is better positioned to help close this opportunity gap for tech careers, at scale, than the City University of New York (CUNY). However, fully capitalizing on CUNY’s remarkable potential to serve as the city’s largest and most equitable springboard into technology careers will require new action from city and state government, the city’s technology companies, and CUNY itself.
Event - October 20222022 Gala
On October 26, 2022, CUF hosted its 2022 Gala at Tribeca Rooftop honoring Gerrard Bushell, Eric Gertler, Linda Johnson, and Accenture.TEST
Testimony - October 2022Strengthening CUNY’s Vital Role as a Launchpad into Tech Careers
In this testimony before the NYC Council Committee on Economic Development & Committee on Higher Education, CUF policy director Eli Dvorkin highlights three specific recommendations for the Council to fully harness CUNY as a launchpad into tech careers.TEST
Insight - October 2022Making Rezoning Work: Integrating Workforce Development into Neighborhood Rezoning
In a speech at the New York City Employment and Training Coalition 2022 annual conference, CUF Editorial and Policy Director Eli Dvorkin calls on city officials to integrate strategic investments in workforce development into, and in advance of, neighborhood rezonings.TEST
impact - October 2022NYC invests in teen library spaces, echoing CUF’s recommendations
Mayor Adams announced a $15-million investment in dedicated teen spaces and programs across New York City’s public libraries, reflecting key recommendations from CUF's history of research on libraries.TEST
Event - October 2022City of Aspiration: Ideas for Making Progress Towards a More Equitable NYC
On October 3rd, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy forum that advanced numerous concrete ideas for how New York policymakers can make progress towards a more equitable economy and fairer city.TEST
Commentary/Op-Ed - September 2022Building the fairer city we all deserve
In this Daily News op-ed, CUF's Jonathan Bowles and Fisher Brothers' and Area15's Winston Fisher outline six immediate actions the Adams administration should prioritize to make progress toward a more equitable New York City.TEST