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Healthcare

32BJ Health Fund conference tackles uncontrolled hospital pricing

The fall event gathered legislators, national experts and healthcare leaders.

Policy

Nonprofits provide plan for ending “crisis on Rikers Island”

Freedom Agenda, HALT Solitary, Jails Action Coalition, Visionary V, VOCAL-NY and Women’s Community Justice Association provided a list of demands to the Board of Correction.

Nonprofit helps launch New York Fashion Week 2022

The International Academy for the Brain also raised money to support research for special education and services for children with brain-based disorders.

Education

New York City teachers: Why we stayed and why we left

With a new school year just around the corner, these New Yorkers who’ve been at the forefront of all this share what’s next.

Nonprofits

CPC Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Open Door Senior Center

The facility founded in 1972 serves over 600 seniors on a daily basis.

Nonprofits

Nonprofit offers free job-readiness services to Ulster County teens

Go Beyond Greatness offers a series of workshops geared towards teens to give them crucial skills not taught in classrooms.

Nonprofits

NYC Community School District 1 to offer mental health services to all district families this fall

University Settlement’s Families Thriving program will partner with Trinity Church Wall Street in a pilot expansion of comprehensive mental health services.

With inflation soaring, some lawmakers want to hike New York’s minimum wage rates next year

They also want to follow the lead of 16 states who annually index their minimum wage to inflation to keep up with the cost of living.

Policy

New York’s new concealed carry law is severely flawed, federal judge says

The Wednesday ruling allowed the new law to take effect, but reads like a blueprint for future court battles.

Rikers Island

New York City electeds say conditions at Rikers are improving despite 12 deaths this year

Officials made yet another visit to the troubled jail complex this year amid threats of a federal takeover, noting it’s unlikely to close as planned by 2027.

Education

Expanding student outreach after COVID-19

Job Corps, which offers free educational and vocational programs to economically disadvantaged youth, looks to reach more Latino students after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Education

New York City Council ramps up pressure on mayor to restore school budget funding

Even though they also approved the cuts, the council held a hearing on Monday highlighting the impacts on teachers and students.

Education

New York City’s plan for integrating asylum-seeker children into public schools

Potentially thousands of these new students could be entering schools in the fall, and the nation’s largest school system will be developing a curriculum to meet their needs

Immigration

An estimated 6,300 asylum-seekers have entered NYC’s shelters

A lack of coordination with Texas, Arizona and the feds has created uncertainty about how many migrants will ultimately arrive in the city.

Nonprofits

Nonprofit's college savings program to benefit NYC kindergartners

Through a partnership with NYC Kids RISE, the Department of Education is rolling out 529 college savings accounts for 97% of all kindergartners when students return to school this fall.