Impact - March 2022CUF report directly inspires major proposal by Council Speaker
CUF's research inspired a major new policy proposal from City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams that will help thousands of working-age New Yorkers who have some college credits but no degree to return to CUNY and complete a credential.
Impact - February 2019CUF Research Leads to Plan to Hold For-Profit Schools More Accountable Statewide
During his 2019 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo announced several proposals to hold for-profit schools more accountable, sparked in part by CUF’s research, including the 2018 policy briefs Keeping New York's For-Profit Colleges on Track and Deeper in Debt: For-Profit Schools Driving Student Loan Default in New York.
Impact - January 2019CUF Research Sparks Plan to Expand Apprenticeship Programs in New York State
During his 2019 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo announced a new initiative to expand apprenticeships statewide, including several key recommendations drawn directly from CUF’s 2018 report on The Promise of Apprenticeships in New York.
Impact - June 2018CUF Shapes State College Success Proposal
The New York State Senate introduces a bill to boost funding for the state’s most effective college completion initiative, CUNY ASAP, following the recommendations in CUF's recently published report.
Impact - July 2017CUF Recommendation Leads to Expanded Ladders for Leaders Program
The de Blasio administration’s expansion of the Ladders for Leaders program follows a key recommendation from CUF’s 2014 Bridging the Disconnect report. We commend the city’s Center for Youth Employment and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) for expanding this crucial youth workforce development program.
Impact - June 2017CUF Research Influences City’s 2018 Budget
CUF has long studied the importance of New York City’s public libraries and the challenges facing the city's seniors. Mayor de Blasio and the City Council's 2018 budget followed our recommendations to include infrastructure investments for branch libraries and increased support for the city's aging population.
Data - March 2017Taking 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.
Impact - January 2017CUF 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.
Impact - December 2016CUF 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.
Impact - March 2016CUF Research Leads to Paid Internships in City’s Creative Sector
Recent CUF reports called on the city to help subsidize competitive, paid internships, especially within the creative sector. In March 2016, multiple city agencies responded, creating 200 paid summer internships within the fashion, media, and entertainment industries.