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Data from Re-Envisioning New York's Branch Libraries

Data - September 2014

Data 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.

Data from Bridging the Disconnect

Data - September 2014

Data from Bridging the Disconnect

Charts and tables from our Bridging the Disconnect report which found that while New York City is facing a youth unemployment crisis, the city’s youth workforce development programs reach only a fraction of those in need of help and are too often misaligned to the developmental needs of young New Yorkers.

De Blasio adopts legislation from CUF report on foster youth

Impact - September 2014

De Blasio adopts legislation from CUF report on foster youth

In September 2014, de Blasio signed off on legislation that follows recommendations from our Fostering Careers report.

CUF Influences Mayor's Plan to Refocus NYC’s Workforce Development System on Skills Building

Impact - June 2014

CUF Influences Mayor's Plan to Refocus NYC’s Workforce Development System on Skills Building

For years, the Center for an Urban Future has been urging city officials to expand and improve the city’s workforce development system. In May 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced that the city would do just that with a Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force. The Center has been invited to facilitate the task force’s discussions.

CUF Report Leads to Major SBS, DOE, CUNY Program that Connects CTE Students with Employers

Impact - June 2013

CUF Report Leads to Major SBS, DOE, CUNY Program that Connects CTE Students with Employers

Our May 2008 report Schools That Work urged for stronger institutional support for CTE programs. SBS, DOE and CUNY ran with our recommendation in a big way.

CEO Adopts CUF Recommendation to Expand EITC for Childless Low-Income Workers

Impact - May 2013

CEO Adopts CUF Recommendation to Expand EITC for Childless Low-Income Workers

In August 2011, the Center published The No Child Penalty which recommended expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to low-income workers without children. We are pleased to report that this recommendation is being implemented by the city.

CUF Influences New York's First-in-the-Nation Move to Abandon the GED®

Impact - March 2013

CUF Influences New York's First-in-the-Nation Move to Abandon the GED®

The NYS Education Department became the first state in the nation to drop the GED® following Center efforts to explore alternative high school equivalency providers.

CEO Adopts CUF Recommendations to Help Young Adults Overcome Barriers to Employment

Impact - February 2013

CEO Adopts CUF Recommendations to Help Young Adults Overcome Barriers to Employment

In May 2012, the Center published Now Hiring, a report which identified more than two dozen occupations that offer good career prospects for young adults without a college degree. However, the report also found that there are serious obstacles standing in the way. We are pleased to report that two of our report's recommendations meant to address these barriers are being implemented by the city.

CUF Editorial Influences the State Education Department to Reassess the GED®

Impact - December 2012

CUF Editorial Influences the State Education Department to Reassess the GED®

Following our recommendations in a July 2012 Times Union editorial regarding the GED® Testing Service doubling the cost of the GED, the State Education Department is exploring alternative high school equivalency exams.

CUF Report on Joblessness Among Foster Youth Inspires Action in 2012 at ACS and DYCD

Impact - November 2012

CUF Report on Joblessness Among Foster Youth Inspires Action in 2012 at ACS and DYCD

In Fostering Careers, a September 2011 report, we highlighted the staggering number of young people who failed to secure jobs after aging out the New York City's foster care system. Following our recommendations, the Administration of Children’s Services has built stronger ties to the Department of Education and the Summer Youth Employment Program has made a more concerted effort to target foster youth.

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