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May 11, 2021

In Jennifer’s Jones Austin’s latest thought-provoking essay, "Will the Last Really Be First?" she questions why most federal benefits programs are tied to the Federal Poverty Level, a 1960s standard that is antiquated and woefully unrealistic. She writes that the fight against income inequality must start with the acknowledgement that this measure is deeply inadequate. She confronts why this standard must be changed if we are to achieve true economic equity for Black Americans. 

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April 5, 2021

In this NY Daily News op-ed, Jennifer writes that access to NYCHA housing can help stabilize those leaving incarceration and keep them out of jail.

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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.

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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.

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December 28, 2020

On Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, FPWA invited you to virtually join us as we critically examined national, state and local affairs through the lens of government, philanthropy, human services and faith organizations, and discussed how this impacts how we can lead and serve in the coming days.