Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the NYC Web Development Fellowship program, part of the City's Tech Talent Pipeline Initiative, is expanding to serve as many as three times the number of New Yorkers interested in careers in web development. The expansion comes as three new tech training providers partner with the fellowship program: the Fullstack Academy, General Assembly, and New York Code + Design Academy.
The guide offers advice for immigrant entrepreneurs planning, launching, or growing a small business, on topics such as signing a commercial lease, navigating government, and understanding the rights of immigrant New Yorkers. Developed by SBS in partnership with Citi Community Development, the guide will be accessible in six languages.
SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced more than $1 million in grant awards to fund 34 unique neighborhood development projects across the city that include business attraction/retention, façade improvements, merchant organizing, and placemaking.
Participants will develop professional skills, gain 10 weeks of work experience, receive industry-relevant certifications, and complete the program prepared for entry-level jobs in the construction industry.
The loans include flexible repayment schedules to help M/WBEs increase access to capital and grow their business. In addition, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery unveiled a streamlined application for M/WBE certification and a separate, more accessible and user-friendly M/WBE certification application for small businesses owned and operated by one person (sole proprietors).