CEO Announces 2013 Data-Driven Provider Award Winners
CEO and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Data-Driven Provider Awards, recognizing providers of CEO and YMI programs that improve services for low-income New Yorkers through data-driven decision-making. The awards celebrate both robust data collection and high performance that met or exceeded program targets during the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
CEO and YMI are committed to using performance management and evaluation to ensure program participants receive the highest quality services and target outcomes are achieved. High performing community-based providers were invited to apply for an award if a program had a minimum of five providers. They were asked to assess how they use data to improve their program performance. City agency partners in collaboration with CEO reviewed all applications and selected the winners. This is the first annual award and we hope to expand the process in the future. CEO and YMI thank its partners and all providers who submitted applications.
Click on the links below for descriptions of the programs and to see more information about the providers. An (*) indicates a program expanded or created with support from the NYC Young Men’s Initiative.
Advocate, Intervene, Mentor (AIM) Program administered by the NYC Department of Probation*
Winner:Good Shepherd Services
Arches: Transformative Mentoring Program administered by the NYC Department of Probation*
Winner:Harlem Commonwealth Council
CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) administered by the City University of New York
Winner: Bronx Community College ASAP
Financial Empowerment Centers administered by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment
Winner:Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Teen ACTION administered by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development*
Young Adult Internship Program administered by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development*
Winner: Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
Young Adult Literacy Program administered by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development*
This summer 18 young people from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville, Red Hook and surrounding communities were able to participate in PhotoVoice, a participatory photography program that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program were to empower participants, inform policy-makers and raise awareness about issues facing these young people.
PhotoVoice was funded by the Center for Economic Opportunity, and was launched in collaboration with four Brooklyn organizations – The Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Community Justice Center (both projects of the Center for Court Innovation/Fund for the City of New York), the Brooklyn Arts Council and United Photo Industries.
Participatory photography gives youth the opportunity to engage visually in dialogues that may often exclude them. This project employs professional photographers to teach participants photography skills and engages students through a series of workshops, class critiques and field trips, and culminates in a final exhibit. Teaching Artists named Brenna McLaughlin and Janay McNeill facilitated these workshops and students crafted visual stories from their own unique perspectives.
View Photos from Brownsville (in PDF, 20.5MB)
View Photos from Red Hook (in PDF, 10.3MB)