SIF Providers

The five Mayor’s Fund/CEO Social Innovation Fund programs are implemented by 16 sub-grantee organizations in eight cities. Descriptions of each sub-grantee organization follow below.

Family Rewards Subgrantees
   
Children’s Aid Society: For more than 150 years, the Children’s Aid Society has helped children in poverty to succeed and thrive. As the Family Rewards provider in New York City, Children’s Aid Society will serve 600 families over the SIF period, in partnership with BronxWorks. As the provider in Memphis, Children’s Aid Society will serve an additional 600 families over the SIF period, in partnership with Porter Leath and Urban Strategies Memphis..
Program Locations: Memphis, TN and New York City
Leadership: Richard R. Buery, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer
Website: http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/ 
   
Jobs-Plus Subgrantees
   
BronxWorks BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. The organization has excelled in providing employment services and offers experience working with public housing residents in Bronx communities. As a Jobs-Plus provider, BronxWorks will conduct outreach to 1,701 public housing residents and serve approximately 650 residents per year over the SIF period.
• Program Location: New York City
• Leadership: Carolyn McLaughlin, Executive Director
• Website: http://www.bronxworks.org/ 
   
The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) creates safe neighborhoods through partnerships that provide housing, education, and employment opportunities for poor families. SAHA owns and manages 6,175 public housing units at 70 properties, 6,612 affordable housing units at 44 properties and administers approximately 13,000 housing choice vouchers. As a Jobs-Plus provider SAHA will reach approximately 1,100 public housing residents through outreach and serve approximately 450 residents per year over the SIF period .
• Program Location: San Antonio, TX
• Leadership: Lourdes M. Castro Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer
• Website: http://www.saha.org/ 
 
SaveUSA Subgrantees
   
Community Action Project of Tulsa Community Action Project of Tulsa strives to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by improving the prospects of long-term economic success for very young, low-income children, their families, and the communities in which they live. CAP has several years of experience operating a VITA program, offering Individual Development Accounts, screenings for benefits, and helping clients establish bank accounts. As a SaveUSA provider, CAP will enroll approximately 1,350 individuals into the program over the SIF period.
• Program Location: Tulsa, OK
• Leadership: Steven Dow, Executive Director
• Website: http://www.captc.org/ 
   
Food Bank for New York City Food Bank for New York City works to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food through programs as diverse as food distribution, nutrition curricula, disaster relief, and free tax preparation. Last tax season, the Food Bank and partner Ariva helped low-income New Yorkers obtain $72 million in tax refunds. As a SaveUSA provider, the Food Bank for New York City and its partner Ariva will enroll approximately 1,350 individuals in the program over the SIF period.
• Program Location: New York City
• Leadership: Lucy Cabrera, President and CEO
• Website: http://www.foodbanknyc.org/ 
   
The United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County The United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County focuses on three critical areas: improving early care and education for children; strengthening families to become more financially stable; and developing individual capacity for success. It is the largest private health and human service organization in Bexar County, supporting 110 high-quality programs at 60 agencies. As a SaveUSA provider, United Way will enroll approximately 1,350 individuals in the program over the SIF period.
• Program Location: San Antonio, TX
• Leadership: Howard Nolan, President and CEO
• Website: http://www.unitedwaysatx.org/ 
 
WorkAdvance Subgrantees
   
The Madison Strategies Group (MSG) The Madison Strategies Group (MSG) creates opportunities for individuals to build stable and productive lives through education, training and professional development experiences. MSG was founded by a group of workforce development professionals to build upon outstanding business-driven service delivery practices and replicate them on a wider scale. As a WorkAdvance provider, MSG will serve 710 individuals over the SIF period.
• Program Location: Tulsa, OK
• Leadership: Dale Grant, Board Chair
• Website: http://www.madisonstrategies.org/ 
   
Per Scholas Per Scholas is a non-profit social venture that uses technology to improve the lives of people in low-income communities. Since 1995, they have connected 80,000 residents to home computers and trained 3,000 low-income adults to obtain high-wage jobs in the technology field. As a WorkAdvance provider, Per Scholas will serve an estimated 590 participants over the SIF period.
• Program Location: New York City
• Leadership: Plinio Ayala, President and CEO
• Website: http://www.perscholas.org/
   
St. Nicks Alliance St. Nicks Alliance is a community development corporation driven by its mission to address economic, educational, health, housing, and social needs of low-income residents in North Brooklyn. Its Workforce Development Center currently offers four programs for the unemployed and for workers seeking to advance their skills. As a WorkAdvance provider, St. Nicks will lead an environmental remediation-focused WorkAdvance program serving 455 unemployed and low-wage workers over the SIF period.
• Program Location: New York City
• Leadership: Michael F. Rochford, Executive Director
• Website: http://www.stnicksnpc.org/ 
   
Towards Employment Towards Employment’s mission is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment, and has served over 100,000 low-income and disadvantaged individuals since 1976. As a WorkAdvance provider, Towards Employment, in partnership with Compass Family and Community Services, will serve 1,000 participants in Northeast Ohio over the SIF period.
• Program Location: Cleveland and Youngstown, OH
• Leadership: Jill Rizika, President and CEO
• Website: http://www.towardsemployment.org/ 
 
Project Rise Subgrantees
   
FEGS Health and Human Services System FEGS Health and Human Services System meets the needs of the community through a diverse network of high quality, cost-efficient health and human services through partnerships with government, foundations, and private businesses. FEGS’ youth programs serve more than 6,000 students each year in after-school programs, high school partnerships, and programs for out-of-school young adults and youth aging out of foster care. As a Project Rise provider, FEGS will serve 200 disconnected young adults over the SIF period.
• Program Location: New York City
• Leadership: Gail A. Magaliff, CEO
• Website: http://www.fegs.org/ 
   
Full Employment Council (FEC) Full Employment Council (FEC)’s mission is to help unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area obtain employment, and works in collaboration with businesses, local government, educational institutions, labor, and community-based organizations to meet these goals. As a Project Rise provider, FEC will serve 150 disconnected young adults over the SIF period.
• Program Location: Kansas City, MO
• Leadership: Clyde McQueen, President and CEO
• Website: http://www.feckc.org/ 
   
Henry Street Settlement Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity to enrich lives and enhance human progress for New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs that reach 50,000 New Yorkers each year. Current youth programming emphasizes academic success while promoting social skills, leadership qualities, and emotional well-being. As a Project Rise provider, Henry Street Settlement will serve 200 young adults over the SIF period.
• Program Location: New York City
• Leadership: David Garza, Executive Director
• Website: http://www.henrystreet.org/ 
   
The City University of New York Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) The City University of New York Kingsborough Community College’s (KBCC) Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) has successfully developed and delivered workforce-training programs that provide occupational skill training, job placement assistance, case management and comprehensive services around career development and advancement, and support transition to college. As a Project Rise provider, KBCC will serve 200 disconnected young adults over the SIF period.
• Program Location: New York City
• Leadership: Regina Peruggi, President (KBCC);
   Dr. Stuart Schulman, Executive Director (CEWD)
• Website: http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/ 
   
Rutgers Transitional Education and Employment Management Gateway (T.E.E.M Gateway) Rutgers Transitional Education and Employment Management Gateway (T.E.E.M Gateway) supports at-risk and disconnected urban youth across New Jersey through partnerships with parole officers, Newark public schools, local government, and community partners. Comprehensive services at the Newark One-Stop Center help youth develop pathways to education and employment. As a Project Rise provider, Rutgers T.E.E.M Gateway and the Ye2S Center will serve 225 disconnected young adults in Newark over the SIF period.
• Program Location: Newark, NJ
• Leadership: Kenneth Karamichael, Director (T.E.E.M.Gateway Ye2S Center)
• Website: http://www.teemgateway.rutgers.edu/