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Poverty often impacts communities of color, especially women, at a disproportionate rate both locally and nationally. FPWA gave over 100 attendees the chance to delve into this important topic through three simultaneous panel discussions:

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Trump’s budget proposal puts New York City’s older adults at risk by cutting the Department for the Aging’s (DFTA) $77.4 million in federal funding by more than a third, and by further decimating direct federal assistance, such as housing, heating and food assistance, and healthcare.

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As the nation kicks off Women’s History Month, leading advocacy nonprofit FPWA hosted Rising Together: Local Women Leading Change, a breakfast to celebrate the impactful work of local women who have advanced progressive and catalytic change.

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The Task Force, supported by the Ford Foundation, aims to inform and strengthen health and human services programs and policies to better support individuals and families that have been involved with the criminal justice system or impacted by it.

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FPWA hosted its latest installment of Personally Speaking entitled The First 100 Days: Examining the Impact of Trump’s Urban Agenda on Thursday, May 11th. Panelists, varying from academics, political experts, media analysts, to social justice and nonprofit leaders, convened to discuss Trump’s first 100 days and dissect the impact of his urban agenda on low-income communities across New York City.

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