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CUF Recommendation Leads to Expanded Ladders for Leaders Program

Impact - July 2017

CUF 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.

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 Research Leads to Paid Internships in City’s Creative Sector

Impact - March 2016

CUF 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.

CUF Report Inspires Funding for CUNY ASAP Program

Impact - October 2015

CUF 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.

CUF Influences City Council Response to 2016 Budget

Impact - April 2015

CUF Influences City Council Response to 2016 Budget

Earlier this week, the City Council issued its response to Mayor de Blasio's preliminary budget. We are heartened that many of the proposals outlined in the response—from opening libraries six days a week to creating a year-round youth employment program—follow a number of our reports' recommendations.

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.

Comptroller Candidate Runs with Key Idea from CUF's Innovation and the City Report

Impact - July 2013

Comptroller Candidate Runs with Key Idea from CUF's Innovation and the City Report

In July 2013, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer unveiled a new policy proposal that came straight from CUF and NYU Wagner's Innovation and the City report which profiled 15 of the best policy innovations from other cities that have the potential to be replicated in New York.

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