Disconnected Youth Task Force

Connecting Our Future The de Blasio administration is pleased to announce a new report by the citywide Disconnected Youth Task Force, entitled Connecting Our Future, which focuses attention on New York City’s population of out-of-school/out-of-work (OSOW) 16 to 24-year-olds. Originally convened in 2019, the Task Force updated its analysis to account for an expected spike … Continued

CareerReady NYC

Preparing Young New Yorkers for Career Success We are thrilled to announce the launch of CareerReady NYC—the City’s commitment to supporting young New Yorkers with the education, work experience and personal attributes needed for career success and economic security. CareerReady NYC aligns the components of the “public talent pipeline”—K-12 public schools, publicly administered workforce programs, … Continued

Parent Empowerment Program

The New York City Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) offers family-friendly supports to help young parents reach their employment and education goals. The program supports 50 vulnerable young parents ages 17 to 24 and their children with services that address the education, employment, and developmental needs of both parents and children.  PEP provides guaranteed childcare; high … Continued


CareerLift provides comprehensive supports to newly hired young adult employees to encourage retention and advancement using “Navigators”—team members from the provider organizations—who are stationed on-site with participating employers. Navigators can help these workers address challenges both within and beyond the workplace, from tension with supervisors to accessing affordable housing or child care, enrolling in public … Continued