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The articles linked below are from external sources (newspapers, magazines, policy organizations, research institutions, etc.). The foundation found them of interest in the course of its general research on New York City, New York State, and national issues connected to the areas in which we work. We will update the links below from time to time, and encourage you to check back periodically for newly posted items of interest on poverty, education, workforce development, early childhood, family support, youth development, and criminal justice reform issues.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Washington Post
Among This Year’s Proud College Graduates: Maximum-Security Prison Inmates
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
The New York Times Magazine
The Bail Trap
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Foster Care Round-Up
A Closer Look at College Support Initiatives for Foster Youth in New York
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Politico
New Debate Over Pre-K Universality Has Big Implications for City Hall
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Friday, November 11, 2016
New York Nonprofit Media
Hold ACS accountable, but recognize it saves lives
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Forbes
Making The Case For Hiring Opportunity Youth
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Gotham Gazette
A Fair Chance for Two Million New York City Jobseekers
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
New York Daily News
De Blasio admin, Children’s Services collaborate on new policy with NYC schools to track abused kids
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
The New York Times
Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
The Wall Street Journal
Shelter Residents Learn to Put Their Experience to Work
Tiger grantee Project Renewal has an atypical paid-internship and training program for their residents in which they gain the skills to work in shelter themselves. Interns are trained in crisis prevention, computer use, conflict management, and in dealing with clients who have mental illness or substance addiction. 70% of its interns stay in a job for a year.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Nonprofit Quarterly
Dennis Kozlowski as Board Chair: The Fortune Society Responds to NPQ
Following what she believed to be a “troubling” column published by Nonprofit Quarterly, Fortune Society CEO JoAnne Page responded defending the organization's decision to choose Dennis Kozlowski as the new board chairman, as well as the organization's policies and values.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
New York Daily News
Dogs and Cats, Working Together
In a partnership between a school in the Uncommon Schools charter network , and a traditional public school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, teachers collaborate in school exchanges and summer sessions to learn from the successes of Uncommon schools. The partnership has yielded strong positive outcomes in the first year.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
The Atlantic
A New Investment Opportunity: Helping Ex-Convicts
A new partnership between the Center for Employment Opportunities and 40 private investors aims to lower the recidivism rate in New York City through a “Pay for Success”-model initiative based on establishing an extensive data collection system.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Praises Charter on Visit
New York City’s schools chancellor and the chief executive of a nonprofit that supports charter schools toured two charters on their first day of classes Monday, a joint appearance intended to highlight their productive relationship.
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Monday, August 31, 2015
NYC Charter Center
2015-16 NYC Charter Center Fact Sheet
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Friday, July 10, 2015
The New York Times
Trapped by New York’s Bail System
Imagine, for a moment, that you are accused of a misdemeanor or even a nonviolent felony in New York. The judge sets a low bail, maybe $500, but even that is too much for you or your family. So you sweat it out in New York City’s hellhole of a jail on Rikers Island, waiting for a trial months, even years away. Plead guilty and the terrors of Rikers are behind you. But now you have a criminal record, which could damage your future.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The New York Times
Suit to Accuse New York City and State of Keeping Children in Foster Care Too Long
Elisa, 16, has been in foster care for more than two-thirds of her life, moving through so many foster homes that she has lost track of them all — including four in the past two years. She was sexually abused in one, punched by her foster mother in another and hospitalized for depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder after several more. She has been on the verge of adoption twice, only to see it fall through each time.
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