NYN Media Podcast: Workforce Development

Being able to identify and predict trends in the labor market is key to a successful workforce development program. During this podcast we talk with leaders who have worked to master the skill. We’re At the Board Table with Board Chair Lewis Miller of Per Scholas – a nonprofit started and based in the South Bronx and led by E.D. Plinio Ayala. Per Scholas now works in urban areas across the country training primarily low-income individuals of color for IT sector jobs.

In part 2 we’re in the CEO Corner with Barbara Chang, former CEO of the nonprofit Code to Work, who is Mayor de Blasio’s recent appointee to serve as Executive Director of his Office of Workforce Development.  In both segments we talk about building successful training programs and building the kinds of partnerships with the city and local employers that will make your program successful.

NYN Media Podcast: CEO Corner with Brenda Rosen of Breaking Ground

Brenda Rosen, CEO of Breaking Ground – formerly known as Common Ground – joins us. Breaking Ground is one of Mayor de Blasio’s biggest partners for implementing the Home-STAT initiative and New York City’s largest supportive housing provider. We will talk with Brenda about the recent rebranding along with how her street outreach teams talk unsheltered individuals off the sidewalk and why she feels the “Housing First” philosophy is the right philosophy for addressing street homelessness in New York City.

C&S Events – On Small Business: MWBEs – Opportunity & Competitiveness

Earlier this month City & State hosted our annual On Small Business event.  One of our panels was on minority and women owned business enterprises and the state’s commitment to the program as a vessel for increasing diversity. The panel discussed how the program is increasing competitiveness and talked about industries where opportunities for MWBEs are growing.

C&S Events – On Urban Development: Affordable Housing

With the absence of 421-A or a similar tax break, concerns are now being raised about the effectiveness of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing agenda. How will this affect the likelihood of developers building mixed-income housing?  We convened a panel at our recent “On Urban Development” to discuss this and more.

The panel included:
New York City Councilman David Greenfield
State Senator Liz Krueger
Edward Wallace of Greenberg-Traurig
and Joseph Lynch of Nixon Peabody.
State Senator Adriano Espaillat also spoke briefly at the end of the panel.

NYN Media Podcast: Surveying the Nonprofit Operating Landscape

We have a progressive mayor and an administration focused on alleviating poverty and remedying income inequality – so why is the New York nonprofit sector – arguably the service arm tasked with addressing these issues on behalf of city government – having such a hard time?

For NYN Media’s first podcast, we set up a panel with Lew Zuchman, Executive Director of SCAN NY which serves high risk families in East Harlem and the South Bronx, Susan Stamler, Executive Director of United Neighborhood Houses which represents over 38 settlement houses in new york city, Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Mayor de Blasio’s former deputy mayor of health and human services and Jeremy Kohomban, Executive Director of Children’s village which serves struggling families throughout Southern New York state,  to tease out what’s going wrong for the sector – and what needs to be done to make things better.