June 24, 2021
What are the economic benefits of closing the racial wealth gap? Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director, FPWA and Dana Peterson, Chief Economist and Center Leader of Economy, Strategy and Finance, The Conference Board discuss at the Wealth Gap series, Ideas to Action, hosted by Barron's Magazine.
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 9, 2021
On June 8, the New York City Board of Correction, an independent oversight board for the City’s jail system, voted unanimously to end solitary confinement in the City’s jails. With the new proposed disciplinary model, New York City will go further than any major jail system in the country in banning solitary confinement. Click to read on.
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 bit.ly/REALequity
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. […]