Press & Resources | ARCHIVE: July 2014


As seen in the New York Daily News They may not stand down speeding locomotives or leap-frog skyscrapers in a single bound, but these 11 young adults sure sound like real-life superheroes. Meet Carlos Montanez, who offers his story as proof that a person can do whatever is necessary to overcome a humble upbringing. And here’s Patricia Vazquez, a college junior who refuses to have regrets, calling them “unprofessional.” A third, Maribell Guerrero, became an academic standout even as she helped her family survive her mother’s bout with a debilitating disease.

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As seen in The New York World Jon Pepper, a homeless Army veteran, relies on a few hundred dollars a month in public assistance to survive. Pepper, 45, joined New York City’s welfare rolls in 2010 and over the past few years the city has tried to reduce his benefits dozens of times for missing required meetings or failing to provide requested documentation.

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As seen on City Limits Many of us New York City residents are fortunate enough to take advantage of the city's rich and diverse culture. We make enough money to support ourselves and our families, and still attend Broadway shows and dine at quality restaurants. And yet, there are also 1.7 million New Yorkers who are sinking deeper and deeper into poverty.

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As seen in the New York Nonprofit Press New York City’s recently enacted budget includes a first of its kind citywide investment in establishing a worker-cooperative friendly business environment. The final city budget for FY 2015 provides $1.2 million for a new Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative that will fund the efforts of a dozen organizations to create 234 jobs in worker cooperative businesses by coordinating education and training resources and by providing technical, legal and financial assistance.

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