May 23, 2023
In a new op-ed published by Crain's New York Business, Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director, FPWA, and Michelle Jackson, Executive Director, Human Services Council, tell us why it's time for New York City to step up for human services workers that provide lifesaving services and help them reach self-sufficiency and true financial stability.
May 5, 2023
NEW OPINION: Brad Martin, FPWA's Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst, outlines why cutting SNAP benefits won't help reduce the federal debt. Instead, it will hurt millions of Americans who rely on it to meet their basic needs.
April 20, 2023
On April 12, Mayor Eric Adams presented Tyler Perry with the President’s Award at Keepers of the Dream – the Convention’s premier event honoring those who keep Dr. King’s vision for America alive. Andrew Young, Hill Harper, Jennifer Jones-Austin, Jane Rosenthal and Dr. Alfred Seawright were also honored.
April 5, 2023
FPWA’s CEO and Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin joined Rev. Al Sharpton and NYU Silver School Dean Michael A. Lindsey last night to assess the unfinished business of civil rights and social justice 60 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
February 23, 2023
Last week, Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc.), moderated the workshop, “Making Ends Meet”, at the 52nd annual legislative conference that addressed one of the largest issues in our nation today: The deliberate undercounting of poverty.