Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's January 2011 report which found that the supply of subsidized child care in NYC has slipped in recent years even as affordable child care has become increasingly critical for low-income parents to get and hold jobs or complete a postsecondary degree.
The Center has published two reports documenting the importance of the city's Summer Youth Employment Program as well as the funding gaps that have resulted in tens of thousands of New York City teens being turned away from the program. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced a plan to expand the program with private funds.
Over the past four years, CUF has repeatedly argued that limited English skills among the city's immigrant workforce are both a barrier for countless New Yorkers to advance in their careers and a constraint on New York's economic competitiveness. In his State of the City Speech last week, Mayor Bloomberg forcefully embraced many of our findings and recommendations.