June 10, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the Human Services Career Advancement Scholarship, the City’s landmark new program for offering eligible human services workers an opportunity to advance in their careers by earning a City University of New York (CUNY) degree or a social work license. 

June 8, 2021

The New York City Democratic primary race for mayor is in its final stretch. We caught up with some of the wannabe mayors and asked them about their vision for race equity and racial justice in our city. The R.E.A.L. Equity Mayoral Candidate Survey was inspired by the compelling issues that surfaced from the R.E.A.L. Talks series back in October. Hosted by FPWA, Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), and United Neighborhood Houses (UNH), the series centered on how to advance race-conscious policies and programs that would lead to economic security and well-being for Black and brown New Yorkers. You can read what the candidates have to say and revisit the R.E.A.L. Talks at


May 25, 2021

On the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd, Jennifer Jones Austin joined Rev. Al Sharpton, Mayor Bill de Blasio, community and faith leaders to honor and remember his life. […]

March 23, 2021

On March 23, 2021, Jennifer Jones Austin was named chair of a new New York City Racial Justice Commission created to end structural racism.


February 22, 2021

The 2021 Nonprofit Power 100 acknowledges the influence of major nonprofits across New York, providing essential social services and advocating on behalf of the sector and the communities it serves. City & State recognizes Jennifer Jones Austin as a leader in economic and racial equity in New York City.