Press & Resources | ARCHIVE: April 2018

With the release of New York City Mayor de Blasio’s executive budget looming, we sat down with Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and executive director of FPWA, to discuss where the nonprofit sector stands following the approval of the New York state budget and what her network of organizations will be looking for and advocating around as the city budget moves toward finalization.

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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:


The percentage of people in poverty and near poverty in New York City decreased in 2016 for the third consecutive year and is the lowest since 2009, according to an annual report released by the Mayor’s Office of Operations on Friday.

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MLK’s Dream in the Trump Era

Rev. Al Sharpton is joined by John Eligon, Jennifer Jones Austin and Vann Newkirk to discuss the importance of MLK in our lifetime today, and how to continue his message after 50 years of his passing.

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