June 27, 2018

Workforce Weekly

  • The Policy Page
    • NYCETC & Members Join Community Allies for Report Release & Launch of "Our Jobs Our Future" Campaign
    • Strategy Session: FPWA's Economic Justice & Social Welfare Network ft. NYCETC & JFREJ
  • STRIVE and Seedco Awarded USDOL Reentry Grants
  • Funding Opportunity: Work Progress Program FY19 New Service Provider Application Now Open
  • Funding Opportunity: Minds That Move Us Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge
  • PHI Receives 2018 Communicator Award for #60CaregiverIssues Campaign
  • Emergency Preparedness Survey for Human Services and Faith-based Nonprofits + HSC’s Emergency Communications System
  • NYCETC 2018 Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals
  • Job Openings Within Our Community + Programs and Events
The Policy Page

NYCETC & Members Join Community Allies for Report Release & Launch of "Our Jobs Our Future" Campaign

Last week was a busy and high-profile one for the issue of workforce equity and real opportunity in New York. On Wednesday, a feature story in the New York Times covered the de Blasio Administration's delays in implementing the 2014 Career Pathways plan, and on Thursday NYCETC's executive director Joey Ortiz joined a group of community activists and anti-poverty advocates to highlight the problem and its solutions.

Under the banner of "Our Jobs Our Future", Joey and leaders from organizations including ALIGN, New York Communities for Change, Community Service Society, and the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, spoke on the steps of City Hall about the New Yorkers left behind by the lack of investment in job training and career pathways. Thank you to all members and allies including Per Scholas NY, St. Nicks Alliance, UNH, and Susanna Williams that came to show their support for this vital issue. 

You can see some of the speeches of the day - including remarks by Joey Ortiz, ALIGN's Malika Conner, and NYCC's Ryan Jacobs - on NYCETC's YouTube channel. See more from the day and support the campaign through the hashtag #Jobs4Whom.

As part of the press conference, the group released a report, published by ALIGN and New York Communities for Change with policy guidance from NYCETC, entitled Combating the Gentrification of Jobs in New York City.

That report features three recommendations for how the City government could change the employment outlook for marginalized communities: 
  1. Fully fund a people-driven jobs program, fulfilling the Career Pathways promises by 2020.
  2. Ensure that economic development dollars are benefiting low-income communities by requiring transparency and accountability on all developments and contracts (focusing on reporting by EDC and SBS).
  3. Adopt an "equity framework" for EDC and HireNYC goals - transforming the mission of our City's major investment arm from merely creating job opportunities to creating jobs for communities that need them. 
Last week was a major step forward for our ongoing efforts to highlight these important issues, and create the possibility for real progress in the next year. Stay tuned!
Strategy Session: FPWA's Economic Justice & Social Welfare Network ft. NYCETC & JFREJ

In lieu of our monthly strategy session, we invite our members to attend FPWA's upcoming Economic Justice & Social Welfare Network (EJSWN) meeting this Thursday, June 28. This meeting will focus on workforce development and employment issues, and will feature a presentation from Jesse Laymon, NYCETC's Director of Policy & Advocacy. Jesse will discuss NYCETC’s work and the large workforce and economic development landscape in New York particularly as it relates to low income workers and larger changes in the economy. He will focus on the impact on both workers and the larger policy and advocacy landscape. He will also present on an exciting new campaign “Our Jobs, Our Future” and their work on addressing the City’s Career Pathways programs and how it can better address the needs of low income workers, communities of colors, immigrants and other underrepresented communities.  

The other speaker will be Zahara Zahav, Community Organizer, JFREJ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice). The NY Caring Majority is a movement of older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and domestic and home care workers from all across the state working to support New York’s family caregivers and invest in our direct care workforce. Zahara’s presentation will be on NY Caring Majority’s work in support of the "careforce" (the care giving workforce) within the greater context of building economic equity in NYC.
FPWA's Economic Justice & Social Welfare Network ft. NYCETC & JFREJ
Thursday, June 28
9:30 – 11:30 am
FPWA Conference Center
RSVP to Jesse Laymon at
Light Breakfast will be served. 

STRIVE and Seedco Awarded USDOL Reentry Grants 

Congratulations to NYCETC members STRIVE and Seedco, who have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Project Employment Opportunity Program. Overall, USDOL awarded $84.4 million to 41 nonprofits and local and state governments across the country.

Both Seedco and STRIVE received funding to serve adults and young adults in a variety of locations. STRIVE received a total of $6 million, $1.5 million of which will be used to serve adults in NYC while the remained will be targeted toward young adults in San Diego, Boston, Yonkers and Philadelphia. 
Seedco received a total of $5.9 million, part of which will be used to serve adults in the South Bronx.
Nationally, these projects will serve either young adults, between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system, or adults, ages 25 and older, formerly incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system. These grants give organizations the opportunity to develop methods that maximize participants' inclusion and integration into society, employment opportunities, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency. They intend to address the full range of challenges faced by justice-involved individuals transitioning back to the community. 
Learn more about the Reentry Project and grant recipients here.
Funding Opportunity: Work Progress Program FY19 New Service Provider Application Now Open
The NYC Deptartment of Social Services / Human Resources Administration (HRA), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, is seeking qualified youth service providers to deliver the Work Progress Program (WPP) in fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

WPP is a subsidized work experience initiative designed to complement existing youth services programs by providing participating low-income young adults with paid work experiences. Through WPP, HRA reimburses providers for wages or stipends paid to low-income young adults (aged 16-24) who have been placed in short-term work experiences that typically last 12 weeks, with a special emphasis on serving out of school and out of work youth or at-risk youth. WPP does not provide administrative funding. Provider organizations must already have programming, staff, and systems in place to manage any internship programs supported by WPP.

The FY19 application can be found here. There are two application periods. Applications are accepted between May 1 through July 31, and September 1 through November 30.

If you have any questions, interested providers can reach out to for assistance.
Funding Opportunity: Minds That Move Us Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge
The Institute for Educational Leadership, in partnership with the Coalition for Adult Basic Education and the National Association of State Directors of Adult Education, has announce its first Minds That Move Us Challenge - the Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge. This is an opportunity for various stakeholders to work together and think of out-of-the-box ideas as solutions to pressing education and employment challenges. Open to communities across the United States, 10 selected teams will have the opportunity to participate in a design camp, pitch their idea to funders at the career pathways festival, and receive coaching/technical assistance to develop through their idea. Three teams will then be selected to receive $100,00 each. Applications are now due July 6, 2018.

To learn more or to apply visit

PHI Receives 2018 Communicator Award for #60CaregiverIssues Campaign

Congratulations to NYCETC member PHI for receiving the 2018 Communicator Award from  the Academy for Interactive Visual Arts (AIVA) for its #60CaregiverIssues campaign focused on the worsening caregiver shortage. 

The Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. #60CaregiverIssues received an Award of Distinction in the “integrated campaign” category. According to AIVA, more than 6,000 entries were submitted for this year’s awards and approximately 20 percent received awards of distinction.
PHI launched #60CaregiverIssues in February 2017 to raise awareness about the growing workforce shortage in home care - and identify 60 solutions over the course of two years. Since its launch in February 2017, #60CaregiverIssues has released 40 issues and generated millions of online impressions. Learn more about this award and the campaign here.
Emergency Preparedness Survey for Human Services and Faith-based Nonprofits + HSC’s Emergency Communications System
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, in partnership with New York Disaster Interfaith Services and the Human Services Council (HSC) as the Sector Lead Organizations for the Community Preparedness Program, are conducting a survey of NYC organizations’  public health and emergency preparedness activities. 

The intent of this survey is to obtain information about such organizations and to assess sector readiness as a result of organization's participation in the program interventions. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Learn more and complete the survey here.

In addition to the survey, HSC has also invested in an emergency communications system so that in the event of a disaster, HSC will be able to quickly convey information from NYC government agencies, nonprofit disaster relief organizations, and philanthropy to your staff on the ground. The information that will be shared is intended to help nonprofits understand what resources are available and actions are being taken by government and others stakeholders so that they can make informed decisions about their own actions.

Please send this to the appropriate staff at your organizations to sign up for HSC’s Emergency Communications and note that these communications are not meant for the general public. Learn more about this tool and sign up here.
NYCETC 2018 Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals

We invite your organization to consider presenting a workshop session at the NYCETC 2018 Conference on September 20. You may propose a workshop highlighting your organization and programs, or a collaboration with various partners. This year's conference theme - "Innovative Solutions for an Equitable Workforce" - will examine the systemic, programmatic and business challenges and solutions found within workforce and economic development.

The breakout workshops will spotlight the systemic, programmatic and employer-based solutions that are being implemented by the workforce development field. Within each of these areas, we are interested in highlighting the themes of partnerships; employer driven training models; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); and e
conomic development and community revitalization. Submit a workshop proposal today!

As in the past, the Summit breakout sessions facilitate knowledge and best practice sharing, provide practical examples of strong models from within our own community, and create new spaces for collaboration and growth that strengthen the NYC Employment and Training Coalition of providers, employers and jobseekers. 

NYCETC reserves the right to combine workshop proposals and encourage collaboration among organizations where such partnership is deemed appropriate.

Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, July 20 and can be submitted online here.
A PDF of the survey is available here.

Questions concerning proposals?
Interested in becoming a sponsor or purchasing group tickets? Contact Annie Garneva at or 646-866-7099.
Programs and Events from Our Community

Many of our members are recruiting for upcoming training programs. This week we feature Rebuilding Together NYC’s six-week training course. Students learn site safety, tool usage, basic carpentry, and interview preparedness. Rebuilding Together NYC has partnerships with multiple unions, including the laborers, painters, electricians, excavators, operating engineers, and more. The organization then works with students to place them into union apprenticeship programs upon graduation.

Call for Proposals: Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom
The New School
Saturday, October 21  /  9 am - 4 pm
Call for Proposals due June 29 at 5 pm: complete form here.

Adapting to the Future of Work: From the Ground Up
Wednesday, July 11  /  9 am - 4 pm
More info and RSVP.

Policy Symposium: The Opportunity to Expand Apprenticeships in New York
Center for an Urban Future 
Tuesday, July 10  /  8 - 10:45 am
For more info and to RSVP:


Getting the RAP Down 2018: Employment Strategies for Job Seekers with Criminal Histories (Workforce Professionals Training Institute)
This training is a three-day course taking place on July 18, 19, and 20. It will cover the legal protection available to reentrants, provide nuts-and-bolts tools to help reentrants prepare for the job search, and help you identify employers most likely to hire those with a criminal record. 
More info and RSVP.

Program Recruitment

Rebuilding Together NYC Construction Skills Training
For more info, call  call (718) 488-8840 x18

Henry Street Settlement Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP)
Open Houses started on June 5th for Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (and will continue throughout the next few weeks). The next YAIP cohort begins August 6th. See more information and apply at

Bronx Educational Opportunity Center Security Guard Training
See registration info here and class schedule here.

Bronx Community College Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Training
More info here.

LaGuardia Community College Integrated Bilingual Medical Assisting for English Language Learners course
More info here.

Queensborough Community College TechWorks (Applied Software Development Program)
Info Sessions: April and May

More info here.

TechHire-Open Code Program
LaGuardia Community College is recruiting for its May TechHire-Open Code cohort.
Go to the
program website for more information.
Sign up for info sessions via the
application page.
Job Openings from Our Community

Center for Employment Opportunities
Director, Business Development and Social Enterprise • Content Writer (Communications Team) • Policy Manager (Government Funding Team) • Policy Analyst (Government Funding Team) • Strategic Growth Analyst (Business Development Team) • Scheduling Specialist (Operations Team) • Career Development Specialist (Bronx)  • Career Development Specialist (Manhattan) • Employment Specialist (Young Adult) • Young Adult Mentoring Specialist • Youth Services Specialist

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Employment Coordinator

Rebuilding Together NYC
Instructor, Workforce Training Program

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
Recruitment Specialist-Case manager

Clinical Assistant  •  Supervising Nurse
The Door  
Supervisor of Youth Engagement • Case Manager • 
Care Navigator and Drop- In Assistant • Assistant Director for System Involved Youth  Runaway Homeless Youth SupervisorJob Placement Specialist- Foster Care YouthTemporary Part time ESOL TeacherJob Placement Specialist – YAIP Plus- Bronx Youth CenterCareer Advancement Coach, Young Adult Internship Program  •  Resident Life Coach

Center for Employment 
Employment Specialist (Young Adult) • Employment SpecialistCareer Development Specialist (Job Coach) • Outreach SpecialistYoung Adult Mentoring SpecialistYouth Services Specialist

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
OSY Counselor  • Youth Coordinator (Bushwick)  •   Career Readiness Counselor •  Young Adult Literacy Instructor  •  Communications & Marketing Manager • Director of Community and Government Affairs • English/Public Speaking Instructor  •  Child Care Navigator • Community Outreach Specialist  •  Development Associate •  Youth Program Director • College Access Director •  Chief of Employer Partnerships and Workforce Innovation  • Quality Assurance/Data Reporting Manager

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Chief Operating Officer  •  Job Developer

Business Development Manager  •  Community Facilitator/Case Manager  • National Vice President of Development & Communications • Development & Communications Associate

Henry Street Settlement
ABE/Pre-HSE Instructor • Assistant Aquatics Director  • Quality Assurance Associate  • ESL-Job Readiness Employment Coordinator • Grant Writer • 
Tutor/Weekend Recreation •  Camp Counselor •  Case Manager •  Youth Opportunity Hub Partnership And Outreach Coordinator • Youth Opportunity Hub Social WorkerCase Manager - Housing Specialist  Program Director - Domestic Violence Program

LaGuardia Community College​
​Medical Assistant Training Director 
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