The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity 2018-2019 Annual Report
We work across agencies with City leaders on program and policy development, service delivery, and budget decisions.
The office’s 60-person multi-disciplinary team designs and oversees new initiatives, supports agencies, and strengthens City practices, drawing on our expertise in research and evaluation, data integration, digital product and technology, service design, and performance management.
This report, covering 2018 and 2019, highlights initiatives that showcase the breadth of our work, focusing on projects that have the potential to transform elements of the social service landscape, including how the City engages and serves low-income residents.
The nine initiatives shown below represent our cross-cutting work over the last two years. During this period, NYC Opportunity has launched 20 new programs, 3 new digital products, and completed 22 evaluation reports and research studies.
Please visit our website for more comprehensive information, and to learn more about how we work with agencies to apply research, data, and design to poverty-related challenges.
NYC Opportunity’s Service Design Studio is an on-call resource for any City agency looking to make services or programs more accessible to the people they serve. The Studio was established in October 2017 in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, with support from founding partner Citi Community Development.
|Type of Resource||Details|
|Office Hours||183 office hours, 329 attendees, representing 29 agencies|
|Workshops||14 workshops, 154 attendees|
|Civic Design Forums||11 forums, over 500 attendees|
NYC Opportunity partnered with Ideas42, a non-profit design and consulting firm, to increase the use of behavioral science principles to improve social services for New Yorkers at the agency level.
|Type of Resource||Details|
|Office Hours||61 sessions, 98 attendees, representing 18 entities|
|Workshops||10 workshops, 190 attendees, 24 city entities|
|Convenings||2 Convenings, plus presentations at 40 events reaching over 1,000 people|
Projects have included:
August 28, 2019The Community School Comes of Age
January 10, 2019How to Cut Poverty Now
September 25, 2018
June 7, 2019At CUNY, Spending Money Can Actually Save It
December 17, 2018These Ex-Cons Are Keeping New York Safe
May 2, 2018
October 16, 2018Getting the Work Done: What Government Innovation Really Looks Like
October 16, 2018
June 25, 2019New York City Unveils Benefits Screening API
April 16, 2019
September 30, 2019Can an Extra $333 a Month Improve a Baby’s Brain? A Research Team Wants to Know
April 29, 2019
May 29, 2018Change-Makers: Reconnecting Bed-Stuy Men to Good Jobs
April 3, 2018
May 14, 2018
March 21, 2019
April 13, 2018
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