The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) and the Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) within the Mayor’s Office are responsible for managing the successful implementation of the over 40 policies and programs in the Young Men’s Initiative. Together, these two offices monitor, evaluate and report on the progress of every program and policy on a regular basis.
Center for Economic Opportunity
Office of the Mayor
The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) was established by Mayor Bloomberg in 2006 to implement innovative ways to reduce poverty in New York City. Supported by a combination of public and private funds, CEO works with City agencies to design and implement new and evidence-based initiatives aimed at poverty reduction. These initiatives promote education, employment, asset development and health for the working poor, young adults, and families with young children. Several of CEO’s successful programs are being replicated with federal funds and by the Young Men’s Initiative. In addition, CEO’s alternative poverty measure was recently adopted by the U.S. Census Bureau. CEO is overseeing the implementation and evaluation of the majority of programs within the Young Men's Initiative.
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Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence
Office of the Mayor
The mission of the Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) is to conduct interagency analysis to identify areas of service need in the City of New York. CIDI will collaborate with all Health and Human Service agencies as well as other City agencies to promote policy change that will lead to improved services to the citizens of the City of New York. CIDI embraces diversity and cultural sensitivity in its work as well as maintains the confidentiality of all data that is provided to CIDI to perform its research activities. CIDI staff has the courage to investigate new and innovative research methodologies to uncover issues and promote change.