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Mayor Adams, Mayor's Fund, and Pfizer Announce $1.5 Million Grant to Boost City's Stem Education Efforts for Middle and High School Students
July 11, 2022
Grant Expands Existing Programs and Creates Career Pathways Into STEM Sector

Mayor Adams to Deliver Additional $3 Million in Cash Assistance to Bronx Fire Victims
March 16, 2022
BronxWorks Chosen to Disburse Remaining Funds, Provide Case Management Services

Mayor Adams Continues Support for Bronx Fire Victims
March 5, 2022
Meal Delivery Services to Continue for Families Displaced by Bronx Fire Staying at Shelter Hotels

Global Superstar and Bronx Native Cardi B Partners with Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to Cover Funeral Costs of Bronx Fire Victims
January 19, 2022
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced a partnership with global superstar Cardi B to cover the burial expenses for each victim of the tragic Bronx fire in an effort to alleviate the financial burden for their families.

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Partners with Bank of America, the Met Council to Immediately Distribute $2250 to Every Household Impacted by Bronx Fire
January 14, 2022
To provide immediate relief, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York, Bank of America, and the Met Council will provide pre-loaded gift cards to each impacted family.

Mayor Adams and Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Announce Relief Effort for Victims of Bronx Apartment Building Fire
January 10, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced the launch of the Bronx Fire Relief Fund to support those affected by the recent apartment building fire in the Bronx.

Mayor de Blasio and Mayor’s Fund Announce Completion of 50 Soccer Pitches Built in New York City in 5 Years
November 10, 2021
New York City Soccer Initiative transforms city landscape, brings soccer and safe play space to thousands of youth in all five boroughs

New York City to Close Digital Divide for 1.6 Million Residents, Advance Racial Equity
October 28, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the largest step of any city in American history toward providing affordable broadband for all.

New York City Announces the ABCs of Healthy Relationships
October 15, 2021
The Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) in partnership with the Department of Education (DOE), leading youth dating violence prevention organization Day One, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, and the Jerome Chazen Fund to Address Domestic Violence are excited to announce the launch of “The ABCs of Healthy Relationships.”

"It's Time for Hip Hop in NYC" Free Concert Series Kicks-Off in The Bronx
August 16, 2021
Today, as part of NYC Homecoming Week, which runs between August 14th to 22nd, New York City, the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and IDEKO will kick off the “It's Time for Hip Hop in NYC” free concert series in the Bronx.

A Recovery for All of Us: NYC Homecoming Week Kicks Off with Over 100 Arts & Culture, Entertainment, and Community Events in All Five Boroughs, August 14-22
August 13, 2021
On August 14th, the City of New York will kick off NYC Homecoming Week, a citywide celebration of New York City's residents, communities, and everything that makes New York City the ultimate place to be.

A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Announces "NYC Homecoming Week" Concerts Coming to all Five Boroughs in August 2021
July 22, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City of New York will host concerts in each of the five boroughs—between August 14th to 22nd—as part of NYC Homecoming Week and to celebrate the Summer of New York City.

Recovery For All of Us: The Summer Youth Employment Program Returns with Paid Jobs and Project-Based Experiences for up to 75,000 Young People
July 6, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced the return of the six-week Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

Mayor de Blasio Announces Honorees for Hometown Heroes Parade
July 2, 2021
Mayor de Blasio today announced honorees for New York City's “Hometown Heroes” parade and ceremony, which will depart from Manhattan's Battery Park at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 7th.

Mayor de Blasio Releases new Resource for Employers and Workforce Providers to Better Serve LGBTQI+ Clients
June 30, 2021
On the final day of Pride Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the release of “Work It, NYC: A Guide to LGBTQI+ Workplace Inclusivity,” a new resource to help provider organizations deliver higher quality services to LGBTQI+ seekers of education and employment services.

Recovery for All of Us: City of New York, Chapin Hall and Point Source Youth Launch Goundbreaking Direct Cash Transfer Study for Addressing Young Adult Homelessness
June 17, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and Point Source Youth today announced the Trust Youth Initiative: Direct Cash Transfers to Address Young Adult Homelessness (young people age 18-24).

Mayor de Blasio Announces 'Hometown Heroes' Ticker Tape Parade to Thank Essential Workers and Celebrate New York City's Return
June 14, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced ‘Hometown Heroes,' a ticker tape parade celebrating the Summer of New York City and thanking the essential workers who uplifted New Yorkers through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Recovery Budget: Mayor de Blasio Releases the Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2022
April 26, 2021
Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio presented the Recovery Budget, New York City's $98.6 billion Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22).

De Blasio Administration Partners With Ali Forney Center to Launch Nation's Largest Workforce Program for Lgbtqi Runaway And Homeless Youth
April 20, 2021
The de Blasio administration and the NYC Unity Project, the administration's citywide LGBTQI policy and programming initiative, today announced that the City has partnered with the Ali Forney Center, the nation's largest LGBTQI homeless youth service provider, to launch a new program, NYC Unity Works.

A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Porter, DYCD Commissioner Chong Announce Innovative Summer Rising Plan
April 13, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter and Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced Summer Rising, the City's free, summer plan for any child in grades K-12 who wants to participate.

A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Announces Applications are Open for the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program
March 22, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 21 can apply through April 23 for the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

A Recovery for All of Us: City Announces Public-Private Partnership Has Delivered Wi-Fi and Broadband Upgrades at Cornerstone and Learning Labs Programs in 50 NYCHA Community Centers
March 4, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), the New York City Department of Education (DOE), the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD), and the COVID-19 Public-Private Partnership Czar today announced a public-private partnership with The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), The Rockefeller Foundation, Zoom, Cielo Scholarship Foundation, and EducationSuperHighway has delivered Wi-Fi and broadband upgrades to ensure that students learning remotely in the Learning Labs K-8 component of Learning Bridges at DYCD-funded Cornerstone Community Centers have access to free high-speed connectivity.

State of the City Preview: Mayor de Blasio and Taskforce on Racial Equity and Inclusion Join NYC Acquisition Fund to Announce New Focus on M/WBEs and Nonprofits
January 21, 2021
Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity join the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), along with a coalition of public, private and philanthropic partners, to announce that the New York City Acquisition Fund (NYCAF) will now exclusively serve Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs) and nonprofit developers in its mission to support affordable and supportive housing development.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Efforts to Help Young Adults Overcome Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic
January 19, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a series of steps his Administration is taking to support New York City youth and young adults - both current students and those who are out of school and unemployed - as they weather the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Daniele Baierlein and JL Paniagua Valle as Co-Executive Directors of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
January 19, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio today named Daniele Baierlein and JL Paniagua Valle as Co-Executive Directors of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.

Office for the Prevention Of Hate Crimes Announces ‘HeARTwork Against Hate' Youth Art Contest
September 3, 2020
The Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) today announced the launch of the “HeARTwork Against Hate” art contest for New York City youth to creatively express the positive values that make our City great while raising awareness about how everyone can stand against all forms of bias, discrimination, and hate.

Mayor de Blasio, Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity, and One Fair Wage Award $2.3 Million To Restaurants Through Restaurant Revitalization Program
September 3, 2020
Today, Mayor de Blasio, Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity co-chairs First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor Dr. Raul Perea-Henze, and Executive Director Sideya Sherman, and One Fair Wage announced nearly 100 restaurants were collectively awarded $2.3 million through the Restaurant Revitalization Program to support the economic wellbeing of their workers and to make their meals accessible to vulnerable New Yorkers.

Mayor's Fund Announces Expansion of Food for Heroes Program to Deliver Meals to Non-Profit Nursing Home Staff and Sanitation Workers in All Five Boroughs
August 3, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced an expansion of the Food For Heroes program to deliver more than 71,000 meals to staff at local non-profit nursing homes and Department of Sanitation (DSNY) garages in all five boroughs.

Mayor's Fund Raises $54.5 Million for Frontline Workers and Vulnerable New Yorkers Through COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
July 14, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced that the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City has raised $48.8 million, including more than $5.7 million in in-kind donations, to support equitable relief and recovery efforts for the communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor de Blasio, with Support from Philanthropic Community, Announces Summer Bridge Program to Serve Thousands of New York Teens
July 1, 2020
Mayor de Blasio today announced SYEP Summer Bridge 2020, a $51M public-private partnership that will provide constructive engagement and enrichment activities to keep 35,000 New York City youth active and productive this summer.

Mayor de Blasio and Mayor's Fund Announce Support for Families of Immigrant New Yorkers Who Died During the COVID-19 Pandemic With Program to Cover Burial Costs
June 17, 2020
Mayor de Blasio announced today that the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City has reached its goal of $1.5 million to launch the Immigrant COVID-19 Burial Assistance Program.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Donation from Signature Bank to Small Business Emergency Grant Program
June 11, 2020
Mayor de Blasio announced today that Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, will donate $750,000 in funds to the Small Business Emergency Grant Program to further support small business owners who recently experienced damage to their storefronts during recent protests

Mayor de Blasio and Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity Announce New Youth and Restaurant Revitalization Programs for Support Communities Hardest-Hit by COVID-19
June 11, 2020
Today, Mayor de Blasio, Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity co-chairs First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor Dr. Raul Perea-Henze, and Executive Director Grace Bonilla announced new community programs in neighborhoods that have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Small Business Emergency Grant Program
June 4, 2020
Today, Mayor de Blasio announced a Small Business Emergency Grant Program for small businesses who were impacted by looting and experienced damage to their storefronts.

Mayor de Blasio, First Lady McCray Join with DJ David Guetta to Support COVID-19 Relief with Virtual Charity Event
May 26, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will partner with DJ David Guetta on Saturday, May 30 to raise money for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and other charities with an United At Home NYC live stream performance.

Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray Announce Food for Heroes Campaign to Support Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Crisis
April 22, 2020
Today, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray announced the launch of Food for Heroes, a program to support the healthcare professionals and essential staff working around-the-clock to fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the five boroughs.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Donation of 10,000 Meals for Healthcare Workers from New York Road Runners
April 8, 2020
The New York Road Runners donated $100,000 to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to provide 10,000 meals to frontline healthcare workers in the New York City Health + Hospitals system. Last week, they donated 20,000 pairs of examination gloves to the City.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Initiative with the Debra and Leon Black Family to Provide Care Packages to Over 100,000 Healthcare Professionals
April 7, 2020
Mayor de Blasio announced the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is partnering with the Debra and Leon Black Family, Robin Hood, Aramark, and the American Red Cross to launch “NYC Healthcare Heroes,” a city-wide philanthropic program to support the heroic efforts of more than 100,000 New York City healthcare professionals on the front lines combatting COVID-19.

Public-Private Partnership Created to Increase Access to Soccer in NYC Reaches 30 Communities with Mini Soccer Pitches and Programming #ForTheCity
October 10, 2019
First Lady Chirlane McCray, alongside partners and community members, today unveiled the newest group of mini soccer pitches across the city as part of the New York City Soccer Initiative (NYCSI), culminating in a celebration of the vibrant soccer culture of NYC in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

New York City Launches New Civics and Arts Fund to Promote Civic Engagement Through the Arts
June 3, 2019
The project kicks off in partnership with the Tony-nominated Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me

NYC Health + Hospitals and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Launch Arts in Medicine Program
February 27, 2019
Nation's largest public health system and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City awarded $1.5 million from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund to expand programs serving health care staff, patients, and communities in sites across the City

De Blasio Administration Exceeds NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative Goals Announced Two Years Ago
January 28, 2019
City agencies, mentoring nonprofits, public schools, and the business community engaged over 15,000 New Yorkers as volunteer mentors to nearly 56,000 high school students

De Blasio Administration to Send Volunteers to Aid Detained Immigrant Families at the Southern Border
July 30, 2018
Administration will recruit City staff to provide pro bono legal services at detention center in Texas

De Blasio Administration Announces 75,000 Teens and Young Adults Placed in Jobs through 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program
July 25, 2018
Mayor de Blasio and DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that the 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program is expected to provide jobs for up to 75,000 young New Yorkers.

Girl Scouts Of Greater New York Troop 6000 Now Serving More Than 500 Girls And Women Across Five Boroughs
July 12, 2018
Thanks to public-private partnership and $1-million City investment, Girl Scout Troop 6000 has expanded to 15 shelter locations citywide

Mayor de Blasio Appoints New Members to Mayor's Fund Board of Advisors
May 18, 2018
Today, Mayor de Blasio announced 19 new appointments to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Board of Advisors. These new members bring with them skills and knowledge from philanthropy, finance, design, technology, hospitality and other industries key to the City's ongoing growth and success.

Supporting the programs that prepare next generation for success
Real Estate Weekly - April 25, 2018
The Real Estate Board of New York has always made cultivating young talent a top priority, and that is why they are proud to stand with two initiatives launched by the City and supported by the Mayor's Fund and the NYC Center for Youth Employment: Ladders for Leaders and the New York City Career and Technical Education's Industry Scholars Program.

DYCD Launches School-Based Initiative as Part of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
April 17, 2018
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that for the first time in the 55-year history of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), DYCD is working closely with DOE schools to coordinate students' work life with what they are learning in the classroom.

Mayor de Blasio And The Office Of Strategic Partnerships Announce Over $400 Million Raised In Public-private Partnerships During First Term To Address Inequality
April 03, 2018
The Office will work to deepen impact of current initiatives and expand areas of focus to criminal justice reform, supporting out-of-school out-of-work youth, and improving community wellbeing and safety.

Internships reward employers and students, but too many miss out
CRAIN'S - April 03, 2018
All too often students—especially from lower-income households—struggle to take advantage of internship opportunities. The good news is that New York City is working hard with local businesses to address the challenge of youth employment and internship access.

NYC Says It Raised $400 Million to Combat Inequality During de Blasio's First Term
Observer - April 03, 2018
The Office of Strategic Partnerships, created when Mayor de Blasio first came into office, oversaw $400 million raised across the city-affiliated nonprofits it manages. Uniting the business, philanthropic, government, and nonprofit sector, the Office of Strategic Partnerships is leading an all hands on deck approach to fighting inequality through public-private partnerships.

De Blasio Administration Calls on Local Employers to Hire NYC Interns This Summer Through Pro-Bono Advertising Campaign
March 16, 2018
NYC launches expanded citywide advertising campaign to put young adults on path towards career success and build a pipeline of talent for New York City employers.

First Lady Chirlane Mccray, Deputy Mayor Herminia Palacio Announce Deployment of Mental Health Experts to Puerto Rico
March 13, 2018
First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio today announced the deployment of a 12-person team of mental and behavioral health experts from the New York City Health Department to train school staff across Puerto Rico in psychological first aid for students who have experienced trauma and emotional challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Luna Park's 2018 opening day is free (with small donation) for the first time ever
March 09, 2018
The Mayor's Fund and Coney Island's Luna Park partnered to offer $5 donation-based admission to the park's opening day on March 24th to benefit Girl Scout Troop 6000. 90% of the proceeds will go towards supporting Troop 6000, the city's only shelter based Girl Scout Troop.

How public-private partnerships can empower New Yorkers with disabilities
CRAIN'S - February 16, 2018
EmpoweredNYC, a partnership of the City, Citi Community Development, and National Disabilities Institute, demonstrates why public-private partnerships are a strong conduit for addressing inequity.

Who's Behind a New Public-Private Partnership to Pull People With Disabilities Out of Poverty?
Inside Philanthropy - February 07, 2018
Philanthropic funding for people with disabilities is often focused on basic needs and setting adults up with accessible and worthwhile jobs. But in New York, there's an effort kicking off that goes a bit further to bring disabled people into the local economy and help them to overcome poverty.

De Blasio Administration Joins Citi Community Development and the National Disability Institute to Launch Initiative Aimed at Strengthening the Financial Health of People with Disabilities
January 29, 2018
The de Blasio Administration, Citi Community Development and the National Disability Institute announced today a $2 million national initiative to develop new tools and resources to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion of people living with disabilities and their families. The announcement includes the launch of Empowered NYC, which will invest $1 million in strengthening the financial health of people with disabilities across the five boroughs.

CareerLift, a $1.5 million city initiative, will prepare young adults for workplace, advancement
AM NY - January 16, 2018
The CareerLift initiative will rely on navigators to confidentially advise new employees in the food and office service industries. The initiative will help young adults with limited education and work experience acclimate to entry-level jobs and identify opportunities to advance their careers.

Mayor de Blasio and the Rockefeller Foundation Launch "CareerLift"
January 16, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships Gabrielle Fialkoff announced a $1.5 million new initiative, "CareerLift," driven by the NYC Center for Youth Employment. Spearheaded by an $850,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, the pilot aims to grow opportunities for vulnerable young adults to help them stay employed and advance their careers.