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It is with great enthusiasm that we send heartfelt Congratulations to our first graduating cohort of the Designed by Community Fellowship (“Fellowship”) Program and the community that supported their 5-month journey.

This first cohort of Designed by Community Fellows (“Fellows”) partnered with TakeRoot Justice and focused on New York City’s Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to take an expansive view of what recovery looked like in specific NYCHA developments. …

This hurricane season, New Yorkers should consider protecting their corner of the world with flood insurance. The Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency and New York City Emergency Management, in collaboration with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), is spreading the word about the availability of federally backed flood insurance for New…

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Mental Health for All

The City has announced Mental Health for All, a new comprehensive plan to deliver universal access to mental health support to all New Yorkers. As part of this plan, NYC Opportunity created a new website to help New Yorkers navigate and access a wide range of city-backed mental health services…

New York City’s housing crisis remains persistent and unresolved, even as the worst of the COVID pandemic appears to have passed. …

To help restaurant workers and restaurants that were hard hit by COVID-19, New York City launched the Restaurant Revitalization Program (RRP). …

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The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity) is seeking candidates for design, data, research, policy, and technology roles to help develop and support programs and digital products that reduce poverty and advance opportunity for New York City residents.

Many of the open positions will support a new Ending the…

The image of the report cover of the Qualitative Study to Enhance the NYCgov Poverty Measure. There are diverse headshots of 4 individuals on the cover.

Report cover of the Qualitative Study to Enhance the NYCgov Poverty Measure, July 2021.

Discussions of poverty are often heavy on statistics and light on lived experience. There is a need for more qualitative studies that give a voice to people with low incomes, allowing them to describe their own…

The image of the report cover of the Qualitative Study to Enhance the NYCgov Poverty Measure. There are diverse headshots of 4 individuals on the cover.
Report cover of the Qualitative Study to Enhance the NYCgov Poverty Measure, July 2021.

Discussions of poverty are often heavy on statistics and light on lived experience. There is a need for more qualitative studies that give a voice to people with low incomes, allowing them to describe their own economic realities. In the summer of 2018, before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic…

By Candice Charles

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When we think about fellowship and communion, the virtual world may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But it has proven to be a powerful tool for community building for the Stanley Isaacs Center, a non-profit multi-service organization on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, in…

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There is a powerful new website to help New Yorkers learn about programs that can help them find short-term jobs, internships, job training, and adult education programs offered by the City of New York.

NYC Opportunity

NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity

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