Blog & Factsheets

JobsFirstNYC Community-Based Organization Meeting

July 23, 2013, Manhattan. JobsFirstNYC hosts their quarterly Community-Based Organization (CBO) Network meeting. The agenda will include discussion around the New York City budget, what the next administration is poised to inherit and what the workforce development agenda should look like. James Parrott, the deputy director and chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, will be there to present on this topic. Register here.

JobsFirstNYC’s  CBO Meetings are standing, quarterly events convened for front-line, managerial, senior, and executive staff who work in organizations committed to assisting older young adults access the labor  market and post-secondary options through workforce and educational  services.

Date:  Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Time: 9:00am-11:30am


Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
35 West 67th Street
Lecture Hall – Main Floor
New York, NY 10023

Barriers to Entry: The Increasing Challenges Faced by Young Adults in the New York City Labor Market

May 2, 2013, Manhattan. JobsFirstNYC is pleased to share a new report with the field – Barriers to Entry: The Increasing Challenges Faced by Young Adults in the New York City Labor Market. This report takes an in-depth look at both the supply and demand dimensions of the job market faced by New York City’s 18-24 out-of-school/work population. The report also considers the key characteristics of young people who are out-of-school and out-of-work, including their demographics, where they live, their skills, and barriers they face connecting to employment opportunities. This analysis considers both the ‘supply’ and ‘demand’ aspects of this particular issue in a single study.  The report was co-authored by James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute, and Lazar Treschan, Director of Youth Policy, Community Service Society. We hope you will join us for a discussion about the report findings and their implications.

Date: May 2, 2013

Time: 9-11 a.m.

Location: New York Times Building, 620 Eight Avenue, 15th Floor. Due  to security protocols at the New York Times Building, RSVP’s for this  event are required.

Immigration Reform Forum in Patchogue

March 13, 2013. A forum in Patchogue on immigration reform, sponsored by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, at the church that played an important role after the killing of Marcelo Lucero.

A forum on the economic benefits of immigration reform will be taking place at the Congregational Church of Patchogue Monday morning at 10:30 a.m.

…panelists include Congressman Tim Bishop and representatives from Long Island Association, Long Island Federation of Labor, Long Island Farm Bureau, Local 32BJ (SEIU) and Local 1102 (RWDSU).

The forum is being hosted by David Dyssegaard Kaillick of the Fiscal Policy Institute.

A Better Choice Budget for New York State

March 9, 2013, Poughkeepsie. A Better Choice Budget Forum was held on Saturday morning, March 9, 2013 at 11 am at the Holy Light Pentecostal Church at 33 South Clover Street in Poughkeepsie. Speakers included Poughkeepsie Common Councilmember Ann Perry, Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, long-time community activist Mae Parker-Harris and FPI Executive Director Frank Mauro.

Managing shifting risks: combatting a shrinking safety net with financial empowerment

December 13, 2012, Manhattan. Financial responsibility and risk have shifted from institutions and businesses to individual households over the last three decades. This trend, accelerated by recent state budget cutbacks in social service programs, means many families are left to navigate a more complex system on their own. Can cities use technology and policy innovation to bridge the gap? How are philanthropy and non-profit networks promoting new structures to enable hard working families to meet these challenges?

The program co-hosted by The New America Foundation and The Financial Clinic focused on the impact of risk shifting and how financial development and asset-building tools are empowering families in New York and across the nation. The panelists were James Parrott, FPI’s Deputy Director and Chief Economist; Mae Watson Grote, Founder and Executive Director, The Financial Clinic; Chauncy Lennon, Program Officer, Ford Foundation; and Kristin Morse, Executive Director, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity. The moderator was Justin King, Federal Policy Liaison, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation.

Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City

October 18-19, 2012, Manhattan. Innovative city shapers and thought leaders gathered at the third annual Municipal Art Summit for New York City. On Thursday afternoon (October 18), FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick participated in a session called Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Sustaining a Diverse Economy in the Livable City.

Measuring Poverty in NYC: Why it Matters

October 5, 2012, Manhattan. The Community Service Society hosted a forum to discuss newly released census data on poverty in New York City and how it compares to the City’s alternative poverty measure. Should the city continue to produce its own measure? What does it reveal that’s different? And what does it mean for public policy? The following panel experts helped to answer these questions:

James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute

Mark Levitan, Director of Poverty Research for NYC’s Center of Economic Opportunity

Michelle Holder, Senior Policy Analyst at CSS

Council Members sponsoring legislation to require the city to continue to produce an annual poverty measure and report.

Annual conference on local government – Sponsored by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

June 19, 2012, Newburgh. The program focused on lessons learned from the first year of the state’s 2 percent tax cap, along with the ongoing crisis in public finance. FPI’s Frank Mauro moderated the plenary panel, “The Crisis in Public Finance.” The panel was preceded by a keynote address by Richard Brodsky of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Finances of the City of Yonkers. Agenda.

Outlook for the Economy of New York State Rural Areas

June 9, 2012, Windsor. David Dyssegaard Kallick made a presentation to a board retreat of the Rural and Migrant Ministry. The presentation focused on trends over the past 10 years in New York counties where the group works, and anticipated concerns and opportunities related to improving the lives of low-income people in rural New York.

Demographic and economic trends affecting the nation’s long term economic outlook

June 4, 2012, Albany. Frank Mauro spoke at a meeting of the United University Profession’s Committee on Active Retired Membership (COARM).