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Mayor de Blasio and Senior Advisor Gabrielle Fialkoff Launch Ad Campaign Encouraging Employers to Hire Summer Interns
March 13, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, today unveiled a broad multi-media advertising campaign calling on New York City’s employers to hire interns this coming summer. 

New York City Wants More Companies to Hire Summer Interns
Wall Street Journal – March 12, 2017
Swamped? Spread too thin? Working like a dog?”  If so, then New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a fix: Hire a summer intern.

These questions are part of an advertising campaign the city unveils Monday to spur more companies to join “Ladders for Leaders,” a program that helped 1,538 high school and college students find paid internships last summer at 475 sites. About four times that many young people applied, the city said.

Department of Consumer Affairs Kicks Off the Tax Season with Continued Expansion of NYC Free Tax Prep
January 18, 2017
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today kicked off the tax season with the launch of the Agency's 15th annual tax time campaign and encouraged New Yorkers who earned $64,000 or less to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. Commissioner Salas also announced the Agency's continued expansion of NYC Free Tax Prep with the addition of services in neighborhoods and languages previously underserved, as well as an eligibility screening and texting program and a pilot queue management system.

Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Consumer Affairs Release Study on Improving Access to Affordable Housing Opportunities
January 10, 2017
Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the release of a study, Improving Access to Affordable Housing Opportunities, that explores the experience of affordable housing applicants and recommends ways to further support applicants through an outreach and education strategy that incorporates financial empowerment services.

Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Menin and Newly Created Nonprofit "NYC Kids RISE" Announce Child Savings Account Program to Help Public School Students Save for College
November 22, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Commissioner Julie Menin, chair of the newly formed public-private partnership NYC Kids RISE, and the Gray Foundation’s Mindy and Jon Gray today announced the launch of NYC’s Child Savings Account (CSA) initiative, a new child savings account program to help thousands of New York City public school children save for college.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Office to Combat Domestic Violence Commissioner Cecile Noel Host 3rd Annual Upstander Awards
October 26, 2016
Today Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Office to Combat Domestic Violence Commissioner Cecile Noel host the City's 3rd annual Upstander Awards at Gracie Mansion.

Mayor de Blasio, First Lady McCray and Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC Announce Record 1,538 Summer Internships Provided to New York High School and College Students Through Ladders for Leaders Program
October 25, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray last night announced a record 1,538 participants in the 2016 Ladders for Leaders program, a 300 percent increase from 2014, during a reception at Gracie Mansion with business, non-profit and philanthropic leaders who participated in the Ladders for Leaders program.

NYC program helps record number 1,500 students find paid internships in private sector
DAILY NEWS – October 24, 2016
A record-breaking 1,538 city students landed paid, private sector internships through the city’s Ladders for Leaders intern matchmaking program in summer 2016, de Blasio administration officials said.

As Part of ThriveNYC, First Lady McCray Announces the Placement of 110 Mental Health Service Corps Members Throughout the City
October 5, 2016
NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in partnership with the Hunter College/Research Foundation, announced today the placement of 110 Mental Health Service Corps (MHSC) members in neighborhoods across the city determined to have the highest need.

196 NYCHA Staff Received Energy Efficiency Training at Sustainability Boot Camp this Summer
August 29, 2016
This summer, 196 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) staff members from more than 100 developments throughout the city received energy efficiency training at Sustainability Boot Camp, a program led by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Building Owners and Managers Association of New York, Urban Green Council, NYCHA and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, DYCD Commissioner Chong Kick Off Summer youth Employment Program with Record 60,000 Jobs and 10,000 Worksites
July 15, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio today joined City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong, elected officials, employers and dozens of young people at Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan to kick off the Summer Youth Employment Program. SYEP is expected to employ a record 60,000 participants at 10,000 worksites this summer.

Mayor de Blasio, Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, U.S. Soccer Foundation, NYC Football Club And Adidas Launch NYC Soccer Initiative - Bringing 50 New Soccer Fields to Underserved Neighborhoods
July 12, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the New York City Football Club and adidas today announced the launch of the New York City Soccer Initiative, a public-private partnership that will build and maintain 50 soccer fields in underserved neighborhoods across the five boroughs over the next five years. Fields will begin to open for play as early as next year.

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and NYC Business Leaders Announce 5 New Industry Partnerships to Connect Students to NYC's Leading Employers
May 17, 2016
First Lady Chirlane McCray, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and leaders from New York City’s real estate, hospitality, business services, media and entertainment, and fashion industries today announced the launch of a new strategy and approach for creating career opportunities for New York City young adults.

Mayor de Blasio, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Agarwal Announce 13th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week Celebration
April 17, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs today announced the start of Immigrant Heritage Week 2016. 

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs Announce Two Public-Private Partnerships to Help End Veteran Homelessness
March 28, 2016
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) today announced two partnerships with the private sector – including the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and its members – totaling $750,000, that are helping to end homelessness within the veteran population in New York City.

NYC Health Care Program For Uninsured New Yorkers Begins Enrollment
March 3, 2016
This week, New York City officials will begin enrollment in a new health care access program, with services based at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, and community-based health centers to start by July 2016.

Department of Consumer Affairs Introduces Innovative Partnership with Employers to Integrate Free Tax Preparation Services into the Workplace
March 15, 2016
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) First Deputy Commissioner Alba Pico announced the expansion of its initiative supporting free tax preparation in New York City through the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to include partnerships with eight employers to make tax preparation more convenient for their employees by providing it at work.

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, CFDA & NYCEDC Announce New Partnership to Provide Firsthand Experience to Next Generation of Fashion Industry 
March 14, 2016
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the launch of the NYC Fashion Forward initiative, a public-private partnership to create unique early work exposure and experiences for young people throughout the fashion industry through specialized paid internships.

Consulate General of Mexico, Department of Consumer Affairs and Citi Release New Report: Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera Provides Financial Education and Counseling to More Than 17,200 Mexican Nationals in New York City
March 14, 2016
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) First Deputy Commissioner Alba Pico, Consul General of Mexico Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain and Citi Community Development released a report today, Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera: Program Insights for the Field, showing the results of the first year of the Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera (Financial Empowerment Window). 

Transcript: First Lady Chirlane McCray Holds Press Conference to Make an Announcement About the Connections to Care Initiative
March 11, 2016
Connections to Care is at the very center of ThriveNYC — our plan to begin changing the way people think about mental health and substance abuse disorders, and the way the city government delivers services.

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Selects 14 Community-Based Organizations Citywide to Join $30 Million Connections to Care Partnership
March 11, 2016
Fourteen community organizations have been selected to receive grants to partner with mental health providers, train staff and improve access to mental health care in their communities through the Connections to Care program, as part of ThriveNYC.

DYCD Now Accepting Applications For City's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP); Star Of "Shark Tank" And SYEP Alumni Daymond John Records Public Service Announcements For Young People And Employers
March 1, 2016
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that applications are open for the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from Tuesday, March 1 through Friday, April 15, 2016. SYEP is the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative, and since 1963 has provided New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with up to six weeks of entry-level experience at worksites in all five boroughs.

Op-Ed: Growing Healthier Neighborhoods Through Public-Private Partnerships
February 29, 2016
To grasp the urgency of the nutrition crisis facing our city, you only need to look at the numbers. More than half of all adults in our city are overweight or obese. One in five kindergarten students are obese. And in some high-poverty neighborhoods, only one in ten residents eat the daily-recommended amount of fruits and vegetables – which is half the rate of our highest-income neighborhoods. 

Build It Back, BP Adams, And CM Treyger Announce Update To Efforts To Help Homeowners Relocate During Construction
February 10, 2016
Today, the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Council Member Mark Treyger, chair of the Committee on Recovery and Resiliency, made an appeal to Brooklyn landlords to provide available apartments to Build it Back homeowners needing to temporarily relocate.

Build It Back Announces Comprehensive Effort To Help Homeowners Relocate During Construction
January 5, 2016
The Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, in partnership with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, today announced the procurement for new Temporary Housing Service providers for Build it Back applicants needing to relocate during construction.