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NYC invests in teen library spaces, echoing CUF's recommendations

Impact - October 2022

NYC 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.

CUF sparks new city initiative to re-enroll working age students at CUNY

Impact - September 2022

CUF sparks new city initiative to re-enroll working age students at CUNY

The newly launched CUNY Reconnect initiative was directly inspired by a January 2022 CUF report, which urged city officials to help re-enroll adult New Yorkers who earned some college credits but left school before completing a degree.

CUF shapes Mayor Adams's economic recovery blueprint

Impact - March 2022

CUF shapes Mayor Adams's economic recovery blueprint

Mayor Eric Adams released “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery,” which outlines the mayor’s vision for an economic recovery focused on equity and economic mobility. Several of the mayor’s proposals align with recent research and recommendations from the Center for an Urban Future.

CUF report influences Robin Hood/LaGuardia Community College program to reengage adult learners

Impact - March 2022

CUF report influences Robin Hood/LaGuardia Community College program to reengage adult learners

LaGuardia Community College and Robin Hood launched a new initiative to encourage working-age New Yorkers with some college but no degree to complete a credential, reflecting CUF’s January 2022 report Reengaging Adult Learners to Complete College Degrees.

State Increases Investment in CDFIs, Echoing CUF's Recommendation

Impact - February 2022

State Increases Investment in CDFIs, Echoing CUF's Recommendation

New York State will allocate $150 million to CDFIs to boost immigrant- and minority-owned businesses, reflecting a key recommendation from CUF's December 2021 report, No Small Relief: Strengthening NYC’s Most Vulnerable Small Businesses.

CUF research influences state budget allocations

Impact - April 2021

CUF research influences state budget allocations

New York State’s FY22 budget includes relief for artists and immigrant workers, plus new funding for community colleges, mirroring recommendations from recent CUF reports.

City restores Indirect Costs Rate initiative for human services organizations, echoing a CUF rec

Impact - April 2021

City restores Indirect Costs Rate initiative for human services organizations, echoing a CUF rec

New York City will invest $120 million over two years to stabilize nonprofit providers, reflecting a key recommendation from CUF's April 2021 report, New York's Safety Net in Jeopardy.

CUF Report Sparks New Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Women 50+

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.

CUF influences Governor Cuomo's 2020 agenda

Impact - February 2020

CUF influences Governor Cuomo's 2020 agenda

During his 2020 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo announced record funding and a new initiative aimed at promoting upskilling and developing industry-recognized credentials. These actions are sparked in part by CUF’s ongoing research on the future of work, including our 2018 report, State of Work: The Coming Impact of Automation on New York

State Creates Fund to Diversify film and TV Industries, Echoing CUF’s Recommendations

Impact - August 2019

State Creates Fund to Diversify film and TV Industries, Echoing CUF’s Recommendations

A first-of-its-kind fund will provide workforce development opportunities to New Yorkers from all backgrounds to prepare for jobs in the fast-growing entertainment fields. The new fund builds on CUF's 2015 research on the demographics of New York City's creative sector which showed that just 29 percent of New Yorkers employed in creative occupations were non-white.

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