My first paid work experience began in NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) back in the summer of 1978. The city was in financial ruin, everything was broken or in ruins and it seemed it would be that way forever.  Citizens still did everything collectively.


When children live and learn in poverty does it matter if it’s low, moderate, high or extreme?

New York City has a larger number of people living in poverty today than it has since 1970. Thirty percent of all children in the city were living in census tracts with concen...

“Program Rich, Systems Poor,” is often a phrase that we hear repeated over and over again in collective impact, and especially in the field of education. A plethora of programs exist to do work to increase attendance, pregnancy prevention, combat the drop out crisis, p...

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