Working Poor Programs
This program aimed to increase income for low-wage workers through job upgrades, access to work support and asset building activities.
This partnership between the NYC Department of Probation and workforce development providers was created to increase the number of probationers connected to jobs that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
Food Handlers Training
This initiative certified Rikers Island inmates as food handlers, providing them with a tangible employment asset for re-entry.
An evidence-based employment and training program was placed in a housing development in East Harlem.
Grants were developed to help businesses train, retain, and promote their existing low-wage employees.
Low Income Fast Track Entrepreneurship Program
This program was launched to support low-income entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses by providing (1) space and individualized technical support, (2) access to loans, (3) partnerships with local anchor institutions.
NYC Training Guide
A web-based service was developed to match job seekers with appropriate training programs to promote skills building and career advancement. This directory is the first comprehensive listing of NYC training programs.
Office of Financial Empowerment
Housed in the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, the Office of Financial Empowerment was the first municipal office designed to educate, empower, and protect low-income New Yorkers and help them to make the best of their financial resources.