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Commentary/Op-Ed - January 2024

Job training sector needs funding to help asylum seekers prepare for workforce

In this Times Union op-ed, Jonathan Bowles argues that to prepare asylum seekers for independence, more investments in English classes, job training programs, and immigrant-serving workforce development providers will help these newcomers prepare to enter the workforce and become productive New Yorkers.

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Commentary/Op-Ed - January 2024

To build a stronger middle class, boost paid internships for CUNY students

In this Crain’s New York Business op-ed, Jonathan Bowles and Winston Fisher urge New York City leaders to harness CUNY as an engine of economic mobility by ensuring that far more CUNY students have access to paid internships during their college careers.

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Report - January 2024

Paying for the Growing Needs of NYC’s Parks: 20 Fresh Ideas to Fund Parks and Open Spaces

The cities that will prosper in the years ahead are those that boast an exceptional quality of life, and great open spaces are essential to that goal. Yet there is virtually no agreement on how to pay for parks' growing maintenance and infrastructure needs, while investing in new parks and open spaces in the places they’re needed the most. This report puts forth 20 concrete and achievable ideas to do just that.

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Event - January 2024

Helping More Brooklyn Residents Access Tech Careers

On January 11th, 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 Brooklyn.

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impact - December 2023

CUF sparks the expansion of CUNY 2X Tech

Mayor Adams announced $10 million in funding to expand CUNY 2X Tech to five new campuses at the City University of New York. A pair of reports published by CUF called to expand this critically important program in order to boost CUNY’s effectiveness as a springboard into technology-powered careers.

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Report - December 2023

State of the Chains, 2023

Our sixteenth annual ranking of national retailers in New York City finds a 3.1 percent downtick in chain stores across the five boroughs over the past year. This is the second-largest single-year decline in chain stores since the report began in 2008, and breaks a two-year streak of modest recovery after the unprecedented plunge of 2020.

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