Impact - February 2020CUF Research Influences Legislation to Enroll More Older Adults in Food Assistance
The New York City Council passed legislation to ensure more eligible older adults are enrolled in federal food assistance, following a key recommendation from CUF's policy blueprint for expanding and improving older adult services.
Data - October 2016Where 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.
Impact - October 2015CUF Report Inspires Funding for CUNY ASAP Program
CUF’s Mobility Makers report called on the city to expand City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs initiative. Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have done just that with $42 million in new funding to expand the program.
Data - June 2015NYC Libraries by the Numbers
Despite declining funds and limited hours of service, New York City’s public libraries are seeing a surge in users and uses. Below we show where the growth is happening and how funding cuts in recent years have affected performance, and provide the city’s first branch-by-branch accounting of book circulation, program attendance and visits.
Impact - April 2015CUF Report Spurs City Programs to Support Low Income Entrepreneurs
Our work has sparked new city policies to train and launch low-income entrepreneurs in New York City's underserved communities.
Impact - December 2014City responds to CUF report, requiring new programs to consider aging immigrants
Following recommendations from CUF's report on aging immigrants, the city's Department for the Aging (DFTA) is requiring new elder abuse programs to be culturally and linguistically competent.
Impact - December 2014CUF Prompts City Council Hearing on Capital needs of City's Public Libraries
Prompted by our Re-Envisioning New York's Branch Libraries report, City Council organized a hearing to discuss capital needs and planning for the city's public library systems.
Impact - November 2014CUF Report shapes city's approach to serving immigrant seniors
Our 2013 report New Face for New York's Seniors report continues to influence policymakers, prompting a City Council hearing in November 2014.
Data - September 2014Data from Re-Envisioning New York's Branch Libraries
Charts and tables from our Re-Envsioning New York's Branch Libraries report which found that while more New Yorkers than ever are using the city’s public libraries, a significant share of the branches suffer from major physical defects and are poorly configured for how New Yorkers are using libraries today. The report provides a comprehensive blueprint for bringing these vital community institutions into the 21st Century.
Impact - July 2014City and State Budgets for FY15 Follow CUF Recommendations on Subsidized Child Care
The Center’s 2011 Subsidizing Care, Supporting Work report provided recommendations to address New York City’s deteriorating child care system—a critical support for the city’s working poor. We’re pleased to report that five of those recommendations have been implemented in the city and state budgets for FY2015.