August 30, 2018

FPWA 2018 Annual Meeting (RSVP below)

Join us for our 2018 Annual Meeting! We plan to celebrate our member agencies, reflect upon the victories and challenges of the past year, and plan for the important work ahead of us.

Date: October 11
Time: 9AM – 1PM
Location: FPWA Conference Center
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Join us for the Ending the Poverty to Prison Pipeline panel discussion!


We are excited to announce that Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson, who is responsible for spearheading a diverse collection of priority initiatives for the City of New York, will provide remarks outlining the City’s priorities for the upcoming year.

Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson

Appointed Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives in February 2018, Deputy Mayor Thompson is responsible for spearheading a diverse collection of priority initiatives.

He oversees New York City’s signature Pre-K for All program, which provides free, high-quality pre-kindergarten to 70,000 four-year olds each year, and the continued expansion of the nation’s first-ever 3-K for All. He will also ensure the continued success of the Community Schools and Young Men’s Initiatives and ThriveNYC, the nation’s most comprehensive approach to mental health.

Additionally, the Deputy Mayor has been charged with expanding the city’s investment in minority and women-owned businesses, leading the Mayor’s comprehensive strategy to encourage greater voter participation and improve the way the city carries out elections, DemocracyNYC.

Deputy Mayor Thompson’s agency portfolio includes the Department of Youth and Community Development; the Department of Small Business Services; the Commission on Human Rights; the Department of Veterans’ Services; the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; the NYC Public Engagement Unit; and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development.

View our 2017 Annual Meeting photo recap here.