NYC Opportunity takes a comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of low-income New Yorkers, and many of its projects do not fit squarely into our primary issue area domains of workforce, education, health, assets and justice. The diverse initiatives described here span several domains, and are often cross-agency programs that involve collaboration of multiple partners. Programs include strategies to help immigrant New Yorkers get needed legal services or access city services, initiatives focused on early childhood, and capacity building efforts to assist local providers.
ActionNYC Capacity Building Expansion - Current Portfolio
ActionNYC Capacity Building, a NYC Opportunity program in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. ActionNYC’s capacity building component supports small organizations in building abilities to strengthen their legal services programs and increase their outreach skills to better engage hard-to-reach immigrant communities.
NYCitizenship Expansion - Current Portfolio
MOIA's NYCitizenship provides free, safe citizenship services at select library branches and HRA locations across the City. In 2017, NYC Opportunity funded an expansion of the program adopting a community navigator model, expanding financial services, and targeting a new, larger group of clients of the city's Human Resources Administration receiving public benefits.
Managing for Innovation - CUNY PD - Current Portfolio
The NYC Opportunity Program Management Forum is a series of professional development courses and tools that facilitate success for program directors that oversee NYC Opportunity initiatives. The program is aimed at building capacity, and creating opportunities for continued learning and professional growth among NYC Opportunity's implementation partners. A 2017 evaluation provided insight into the implementation and effectiveness of the NYC Opportunity Managing for Innovation Course (MFIC).