Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013-04-24 News & Events

News & Events from JobsFirstNYC          
April 24, 2013  

Please Note: Barriers to Entry Release Event Registration is Closed Effective Today

We received an unexpectedly large response for our forthcoming release event on May 2, 2013 for Barriers to Entry. Over 160 people have RSVP'd for the event, and we will not have space in the room we are using for this event to accommodate others. 

At this time, we are closing registration and are creating a wait-list in the event of cancelations among the current registrants. We are in discussions about potentially hosting additional events to discuss the report, which may be borough-specific. Stay tuned for more details. If you want to be on the wait-list, please contact Lou Miceli at

The Barriers to Entry report will be released in the coming days. Stay tuned!  

Support for this new report was provided by the Altman Foundation, the Bodman Foundation, the Clark Foundation, and the Valentine Perry Snyder Fund. 

Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project Officially Launches! Letters of Intent due May 3rd, 2013

Yesterday, 50 leaders came together to learn about our new Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project, and by the assessment of those in attendance, the meeting was a great success. We are very pleased and very excited for the field. 

Participants of the meeting:
  • Received a detailed overview of the project - its genesis, the rationale to do this work, and how the project will unfold over the next three years;
  • Were afforded an opportunity to network among those in attendance and to consider what might be ideal institutional partners to comprise emerging collaborations that would choose a specific sector of focus in order to create demand-drive strategies to connect young people to specific employers;
  • Received specific instructions on how to submit a Letter of Intent to apply to be part of the Learning Community which will be assembled as part of the planning phase of the project in the coming months.  
In a broad call to the field, JobsFirstNYC is accepting Letters of Intent beginning today. The deadline for submission is May 3rd, 2013 at 12 p.m. (we cannot offer extensions), and you can download the materials shared in the meeting (which includes a document that provides instructions on how to submit a Letter of Intent). To access this information, please click here (ZIP folder).  

In order to attend the next YASEP planning meeting on May 7th, we must receive a Letter of Intent from your institution

Letters of Intent must be submitted by e-mail and addressed to Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham, Deputy Executive Director, JobsFirstNYC. You can send the letter directly to Evelyn at

You can learn more about this project by downloading the project overview here. (PDF)


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