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    Designing for Opportunity pairs the Service Design Studio’s designers with New York City government agencies and offices for 6-12 months to work together on addressing challenges faced by low-to-moderate income New Yorkers. Apply by February 1, 2018.

Service Design Studio
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    NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and Citi Community Development Announce the Launch of the Nation’s First-Ever Municipal Service Design Studio Dedicated to Improving Services for Low-Income Residents
Screenshot of the Access NYC application homepage
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    In March 2017, NYC Opportunity launched a new mobile-first ACCESS NYC, a website that allows New Yorkers to screen for eligibility for over 30 City, State, and Federal benefit programs.
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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.

NYC Government Poverty Measure report cover
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    The New York City Government's annual report on poverty was released on May 16, 2017.

Welcome to the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity)

A new name for an expanded office.

NYC Opportunity combines two formerly separate units – the Center for Economic Opportunity and HHS-Connect – into a single mayoral office to help the City use evidence and innovation to reduce poverty and increase equity. You can read more about us, our history and what we do.

Learn more about NYC Opportunity and Keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Please note that reports and other materials that are found on this site produced prior to May 16, 2017 by the Center or HHS-Connect retain their original titles.