April 15, 2020                                                                                                                    Read past issues here
  • NYCETC Member Spotlight:  "I Have a Dream" Foundation - NY
  • COVID-19 Updates & Resources, incl. COVID-19 Federal Advocacy Sign On Letter, Unemployment Insurance Resources, Frontline Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19, & 1199SEIU Healthcare Worker Application
  • Mobility Re-releases Request for Proposals to Support Programs with Program Assessments
  • News, Events & Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
NYCETC Member Spotlight:  "I Have A Dream" Foundation NY
NYCETC's new Member Spotlight series in the NYC Workforce Weekly introduces our readers to the wide variety of workforce programs and services that our members offer across the five boroughs. We are kicking this off by highlighting new members that have joined the Coalition in the last year. This week we focus on the "I Have A Dream" Foundation - New York.
The mission of the "I Have A Dream" Foundation - New York (IHADNY) is to motivate and empower children living in low-income communities to reach their educational and career potentials by providing a long-term program of academic support, mentoring, enrichment, and tuition assistance for higher education and vocational training, from first grade to first job; so that they will ignite their innate potential and achieve their dreams.

IHADNY introduces and reinforces youth and leadership development throughout its programming. The foundation’s goal is to transform young people into young adults with skills and behaviors that foster employability, build agency and self-efficacy through the incorporation of age-appropriate programming, mentorship, career exploration, internships and work experience. Program activities are designed to promote experiential learning, provide access to real-time work experience through connections with employer partners, broaden horizons and expand young people’s professional networks. Students Participating in IHADNY - known as “Dreamers” - have high school graduation rates in the 90th percentile, much higher than their peers in NYC, and are three times more likely to enroll in, persist through and graduate from college. Dreamer alumni work in diverse industries including sports, media, international diplomacy, non-profit management and education.

IHADNY supports 350 dreamers each year through its programming, including two core workforce programs. The Capital One Coding program (photo above) trains middle and high school youth in coding and app design, positioning young people for an understanding of the tech sector so that they can make more informed decisions about their career interest in the STEM field. The Internship Work Experience Program places high school and college enrolled youth up to 24 years old in paid summer internships and an internship boot camp covering foundational skills such as resume writing and presentation skills. Employer partners for the internship program include the Elmezzi Foundation, Zone 126, and NYU CUSP.  

“As someone who has served women, families and youth my entire life, and as a former teacher and daughter of a Bronx public school principal, I am deeply committed to creating equity in education and providing access to opportunity for all New Yorkers,” said Angela Williams, Executive Director of IHADNY. “We can never begin too early to build a foundation of lifelong learning and employability skills to inspire the next generation of curious, committed problem solvers by providing environments in which they can test, build and practice their leadership skills as they prepare to become productive adults and active members of their communities.”

For more information and to partner with IHADNY, contact Angela Williams at
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
 Updates and all resources can be accessed on the NYCETC COVID-19 Updates and Resources page at any time. These include: Government Executive Orders and Proposals; Advocacy; Resources and Tools; Financial Support; Events and Webinars; Surveys; Ways You Can Support; and Health Resources. Below are four specific updates that we'd like to bring our attention to. 

COVID-19 Federal Advocacy: Sign On Letter to NY's Congressional Delegation

Congress failed to pass “CARES 2.0” last week to increase funding in the CARES Act. New York State and City’s budget deficits are already leading to nonprofit cuts and will require federal relief. Nonprofit New York is collecting signatures for this letter to New York’s Congressional Delegation urging leaders to include nonprofits in COVID-19 economic relief measures. Recommendations include enabling PPP/SBA 7(a) loan eligibility for organizations with more than 500 employees, and at least $4 billion in economic relief for New York's nonprofits.

Resources to Help Clients Navigating Unemployment Insurance
Frontline Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19
Our friends at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) have been updating their COVID-19 Impact in NYC map, which overlays the number and rate of developing C-19 cases in each neighborhood with data on overcrowding, rent-burdened households, service workers, and people of color. Using this data, ANHD analysis shows the socio-economic impact of C-19 and the need for rent relief, hazard pay, and increased worker protections, especially in neighborhoods where a number of challenging factors come together. 


1199 SEIU Seeking Retired Healthcare Workers and Applicants Seeking Healthcare Employment

As you may know, Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a plea to retirees and all healthcare workers to join the workforce as the New York City healthcare system struggles to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, 1199SEIU employers are seeking qualified professionals and paraprofessionals whose skills are needed now more than ever. If you have clients that have experience in healthcare or are interested in an entry-level position that may require training, apply at the 1199SEIU Employment Center

Mobility Re-releases Request for Proposals to Support Programs with Program Assessments
Ever wondered if your program would succeed in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluation, but didn’t know where to start? Mobility is offering to conduct formal program assessments for up to five organizations through analysis of program data, site visits and staff interviews. Mobility will provide organizations with an understanding of whether they are in a good position to show impact along with specific recommendations about steps they can take to strengthen their programs to improve their chances. Mobility will match each organization’s contribution with $10,000 of its own resources and, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, would be able to do all of the interviews and analysis remotely. Read the RFP for more details.

Mobility has conducted RCT evaluations of Per Scholas, Year Up, Project QUEST, Wisconsin Regional Training Partnerships and JVS Boston, each of which has demonstrated large earnings impacts for participants. Mobility is currently conducting RCTs of Per Scholas’ replication programs, Capital IDEA, JVS Boston’s Pay for Success initiative, and a replication of the CUNY ASAP program in West Virginia.

Coronavirus Threatens to Perpetuate Generational Inequality, Leaving Young People Behind Yet Again

JobsFirstNYC via Gotham Gazette

Findings from PHI Survey on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Impact on Direct Care Workers

Project Renewal serves 2,000 daily meals prepared by chefs familiar with their down-on-their luck NYC customers
NY Daily News

(Virtual) Events

Queens Virtual Town Hall with NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich, NYS Senator Joe Addabbo Jr and NYS Assemblymembers Stacey Pheffer Amato and Mike Miller
Wednesday, April 15  /  12 - 1 pm  /  Info & RSVP

Nonprofit New York: Virtual Events for the Masses 
Thursday, April 16  / 11 am - 12:30 pm  /  Info & RSVP

Nonprofit Finance Fund: Managing through Uncertainty
Part 1: Thursday, April 16  /  1 pm  /  Info & RSVP
Part 2: Friday, April 17  /  1 pm  /  Info & RSVP

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Webinar: Coping with Anxiety and Uncertainty During the COVID19 Crisis w/ Diana Zelvin
Friday, April 17   /  12 pm  /  Info & RSVP

WPTI: Our New, Virtual Reality: Creating Engaging Environments for Participants
Tuesday, April 21  / 2 - 3 pm  /  Info & RSVP

Job Quality in Practice Webinar: Worker Organizations Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis
Tuesday, April 21  /  2 pm  /  Info & RSVP

Social Builder - Women and the Future of Work: Women and Digital Networks
Tuesday, April 21  /  6 - 7 pm  /  Info & RSVP

WPTI and PWP - Overcoming Challenges and Adapting New Strategies: A Facilitated Discussion with Workforce Leaders
Wednesday, April 22  /  10 - 11:30 am  /  Info & RSVP

Nonprofit New York: COVID-19: Understanding Financial Health & Planning in a Time of Uncertainity 
Thursday, April 23  / 10 - 11:30 am  /  Info & RSVP

NAWDP - Effective Outreach Strategies: Letting Your Community Know That You are Here

Thursday, April 23  / 2 pm  /  Info & RSVP

Ongoing Support Meetings

Human Services Council 
1. COVID-19 Update Calls for Providers
Wednesday (4/15), and Friday (4/17) at 8 AM
Dial in: 425-436-6324 / Pin: 515229#
Submit your questions ahead of time to

2. Executive Director Roundtables
Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 pm /  Info and RSVP

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce - Weekly Small Business Updates
Every Tuesday  /  2 - 3:30 pm  /  Info and RSVP

Professional Development & Remote Learning Tools

Learning Management Systems: Schoology, Canvas, Edmodo and Socrative (for testing)

General Assembly
Google & Grow with Google

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of many on-site offices and programs, we have removed all program recruitment information until our members have had some time to re-arrange their programming online, remotely or in some other creative fashion. Please send updated program schedule and communications to

Nontraditional Employment for Women
NEW is now conducting information sessions on-line: every Tuesday at 10 am and Wednesday at 6 pm. Requirements include: eligible to work in the US; HS Diploma or GED; interested in hands-on training to join a career path in the construction field. Register for an info session.

Grace Institute
Grace Institute is now going to be offering its full administrative and health care sector training tracks through distance learning. Classes start April 27. Learn more about programs here and apply here.

The HOPE Program
HOPE virtual information sessions have begun, and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm. During these virtual information sessions, candidates will learn about the remote programming HOPE is offering, as well as the remote admissions steps they will need to take. The next start date for HOPEworks is April 27. Interested candidates can join the information sessions by clicking onto this link: / Meeting ID: 511 680 500

Upwardly Global - Immigrant Professionals Employment Program
Upwardly Global supports Immigrant and Refugee New Yorkers to navigate the U.S. professional job search process through a free online Job Search Training Program, customized job coaching, invitations to network and practice interviewing with our employer partners, access to reskilling and training opportunities, and more. Currently all services are provided virtually. More Info

LaGuardia TechHire - Open Code
Web Development - deadline to apply is April 30. Register for virtual info sessions here.
CompTIA A+/N+ Training - deadline to apply is April 20. Register for virtual info sessions here.
Learn more and apply here.

CMP: Remote Job Fair/Recruitment Event
CMP has moved its job fair online. There is a 2 week window period to submit resumes. The last day to submit resumes to employers would be on Monday, April 6th, 2020. After the submission deadline, employers will then be able to review resumes and reach out to candidates who may qualify. RSVP here for more information or contact

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
Brooklyn Networks has moved its weekly Info Sessions online until further notice.
Please direct candidates here to register. Brooklyn Networks is a free data cable training program seeking motivated, reliable individuals who are interested in technology and working with their hands. Graduates are BICSI and OSHA 30 certified, and receive top-quality Job Readiness Training so they can get hired quickly into fulfilling, well-paid careers.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Job Training and Placement team can be reached via - to schedule an appointment for resume support, interviewing and job matching.
Actively working with employers to fill immediate needs for Maintenance and Environmental Services; Medical staff - all levels and specialties; Security; Dietary Aides and Food Services; Warehouse and Delivery Services.
Contact about these opportunities.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
Job Developer

Director, Communications     •    Project Director, Employer Partnerships

St. Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager

Part of the Solution (POTS)
Family Stability and Self Sufficiency Mentor

College of Staten Island
Associate Director of Workforce Development Programs

Center for Employment Opportunities
Training Manager     •    Job Developer (Bronx)    •   Job Developer (Manhattan)   •   Job Coach (Manhattan)   •   Job Coach (Bronx)   •  Retention Specialist (Manhattan)

Case Manager   •   Job Developer   •   Assessment Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor   •   Job Developer   •   Human Resource Generalist   •   Data Reporting Analyst   •   Director Workforce Development   •   Quality Assurance Manager   •   Vocational Case Manager (Bilingual Spanish Required)

Goddard Riverside
Employment Specialist

WES Global Talent Bridge
Senior Program Manager

Hot Bread Kitchen
Business Development Coordinator (Americorp VISTA)   •   Small Business Support (Americorp VISTA only)   •   Events and Campaigns Associate

LaGuardia Community College
Program and Student Success Manager: (Bilingual Medical Assistant Training)     •     Clinical Coordinator (Bilingual Medical Assistant Training)    •    Program Specialist: (EMT, Paramedic, and CCMA)     •     Healthcare Training Program Manager      •     Instructional Associate

Staten Island OSHA Instructor   •   Upper Manhattan OSHA Instructor   •   Healthcare Sales Account Manager

Center for Employment Opportunities
Training Manager

Center for Family Life
Cooperative Developer

Project Manager, Financial Capability and Business Development

Hostos Community College
Industry Specialist

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