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2018 NYC Poverty Measure
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    This year's report finds that both the poverty rate and the near-poverty rate (the percentage living below 150% of New York City’s poverty threshold) have decreased since last year’s report. Read the report
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    NYC Opportunity has released an evaluation of the NYC Department of Probation Arches Transformative Mentoring program (Arches), which finds that it produces a significant positive impact on recidivism.


    The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity releases its 2017 annual report which reviews recent achievements and lessons learned from the past decade of its work. Read the Report

Guide to Collaborative Communication with Human Services Providers
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    The Guide to Collaborative Communication with Human Services Providers is a new resource to help City agencies collaborate with human services providers on program and service design while conforming with New York City procurement rules.
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    The City announced today that it is expanding NYCitizenship, a public-private partnership that is helping the 650,000 eligible New Yorkers who are not yet citizens to apply for citizenship.

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity helps the City use evidence and innovation to reduce poverty and increase equity.

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