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CUF Recommendation Leads to $335M Budget Boost for NYCHA

Impact - April 2017

CUF Recommendation Leads to $335M Budget Boost for NYCHA

CUF’s Caution Ahead report and subsequent op-ed called on policymakers to repair crumbling facades at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings. The de Blasio administration's FY18 executive budget includes $355 million in new money to do just that.

The Unkindest Cuts: New York Has the Most to Lose if the NEA Is Abolished

Data - March 2017

The Unkindest Cuts: New York Has the Most to Lose if the NEA Is Abolished

The Trump administration's plans to dismantle the National Endowment for the Arts will hurt hard-working artists across the country. Nowhere will these cuts be felt more deeply than in New York City, which receives one out of five NEA grants, worth $15.5 million in 2016. These funds support everything from major museum exhibitions to upstart performance groups, and, above all, good jobs for thousands of New Yorkers.

Taking to TASC: Too Few New Yorkers Are Passing the High School Equivalency Exam

Data - March 2017

Taking to TASC: Too Few New Yorkers Are Passing the High School Equivalency Exam

After the New York State Department of Education switched from the GED to a new high school equivalency exam, TASC, in 2014, the number of New York adults obtaining their HSE fell by half. The Center’s report is a first-ever look at the number of the New Yorkers that are taking and passing the new HSE exam since New York State changed test providers.

CUF Inspires Plan to Create College Savings Accounts for Kindergarteners

Impact - January 2017

CUF Inspires Plan to Create College Savings Accounts for Kindergarteners

In 2013, the Center for an Urban Future called on New York City to launch a kindergarten-to-college savings program, modeled on a successful initiative in San Francisco, to help increase the number of low-income children who go on to attend college. At the end of 2016, Mayor de Blasio announced that the city is finally piloting a similar plan, which will create $100 college savings accounts for roughly 10,000 kindergartners

CUF Recommendation Pushes Passage of Health Aide Bill

Impact - January 2017

CUF Recommendation Pushes Passage of Health Aide Bill

CUF’s "6 Ways the State Can Expand Economic Opportunity in 2016” commentary called on the state to pass "breakthrough" legislation creating career opportunities for home health aides. In December, the governor signed this crucial bill into law.

CUF Forum Leads to Statewide Workforce Development Funding

Impact - December 2016

CUF Forum Leads to Statewide Workforce Development Funding

CUF's "Integrating New York's REDCs with Workforce Development" symposium led to New York State making workforce training a priority area for Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) in 2016.

Where Immigrant New Yorkers Go to Work

Data - October 2016

Where Immigrant New Yorkers Go to Work

Immigrants form an essential part of New York City's workforce. This data brief reveals where the city's immigrants go to work, including industries with a surprisingly high proportion of immigrant workers and others where immigrants are almost completely left out.

Jobs in Transit: Opportunity in the Transportation Sector

Data - September 2016

Jobs in Transit: Opportunity in the Transportation Sector

The transportation sector is growing in New York City, creating opportunities for accessible middle-wage jobs across the five boroughs. This data brief, the latest publication of our Middle Class Jobs Project, documents the industry's recent job gains, which have outpaced the city's overall economic growth over the past two years.

Data from Making It Here: The Future of Manufacturing in New York City

Data - July 2016

Data from Making It Here: The Future of Manufacturing in New York City

The following data is part of CUF's 2016 Making It Here report. The report explores the new wave of modern manufacturing companies that are adding jobs across New York City, with a focus on three industries: 3D printing, wood and metal fabrication, and food.

The Rise (and Fall) of Middle Wage Industries in NYC

Data - May 2016

The Rise (and Fall) of Middle Wage Industries in NYC

While the share of middle income jobs in New York City has declined over the past couple of decades, there is evidence that industries with middle income wages are staging a bit of a comeback.

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