Archived News

MAY 23, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition Soliciting Ideas from Young Men to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities

MAY 22, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winners of Center for Economic Opportunity's First Ever NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards

MAY 9, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Gibbs Announce Pilot Expansion of Earned Income Tax Credit As New Antipoverty Initiative

APRIL 28, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses New Report Detailing the City's Reduction in Gun Violence Vastly Outpaces the Nation's in Weekly Radio Address

APRIL 22, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs and Center for Economic Opportunity Executive Director Morse Release New Data Showing New York City Poverty Rate Has Stabilized Following Recession

APRIL 7, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses New York City's Success in Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Teens Through Tough Gun Laws and Proactive Policing in Weekly Radio Address

APRIL 4, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Details Federal Data Showing New York City Has a Lower Percentage of Teens Carrying Guns Than in Any Other Major City

APRIL 2, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott Announce 78 New Schools to Open Next Fall and 656 Total Schools Created Since 2002 - More Than Any Administration in City History

MARCH 25, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New "Link" Initiative to Connect Low-Income New Yorkers With Economic Opportunities

MARCH 25, 2013
Request for Listings: Expanded Success Initiative Vendors
The Young Men's Initiative and the Department of Education are seeking organizations to be listed as approved vendors for the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). Approved vendors are eligible to work with the 40 ESI schools in enacting their design plans. Please note that currently approved organizations and previously denied organizations are eligible to apply, in addition to organizations that have not previously submitted an application.

MARCH 14, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs, Center for Economic Opportunity and Harvard Kennedy School Launch Competition to Recognize Nonprofit Innovation in Fighting Poverty

MARCH 3, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs and Human Resources Administration Commissioner Doar Announce New Campaign to Further Reduce Teen Pregnancy

FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs and Correction Commissioner Schriro Announce New Jail-Based Community Re-Entry Program, Part of State of the City Promise to Further Reduce Recidivism

FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Delivers 2013 State of the City Address

DECEMBER 13, 2012
The Young Men’s Initiative and CEO, in partnership with the Human Resources Administration, are seeking qualified service providers to deliver NYC Recovers. This short-term subsidized employment program will reimburse community-based organizations either for wages paid to Hurricane Sandy-affected residents for general employment opportunities, or to unemployed New Yorkers working in direct support of the recovery efforts in affected neighborhoods. CEO is accepting proposals in a rolling basis, pending funding availability.

NOVEMBER 9, 2012
The Young Men's Initiative is hosting two remaining leadership and training symposia to be held on November 14 and November 16, 2012 for human service providers contracted with the City. The focus of the training will be on a recent executive order requiring vendors to not inquire about the criminal records of qualified jobseekers at their organizations before or during the first job interview. In addition, leadership discussion will be held to help determine the impact of this order and its importance. If you are a human service contractor with the City of New York, please join us. Thank you for your service to the citizens of New York City.

OCTOBER 16, 2012
Application Open: Work Progress Program
CEO and the NYC Human Resources Administration are seeking service providers to participate in a subsidized wage program for low-income young adults. The Work Progress Program offers reimbursements for wages paid to young adults placed in short-term jobs. The program is funded by the Young Men’s Initiative and is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Young Men’s Initiative Newsletter

OCTOBER 4, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Marks Start of 'Close to Home' Juvenile Justice Program and Releases Young Men's Initiative First Year Results

AUGUST 28, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg and Probation Commissioner Schiraldi Launch South Bronx Neighborhood Opportunity Network, a Key Component of the Young Men's Initiative

AUGUST 2, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs and Corrections Commissioner Schriro Announce Nation's First Social Impact Bond Program

JUNE 21, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Walcott and Deputy Mayor Gibbs Announce 40 Schools Selected to Help Prepare More Black and Latino Males for College and Careers

JUNE 14, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Hosts Reception to Honor Outstanding New York City Fathers With Special Guest Henrik Lundqvist at 2012 Dads Matter Awards

JUNE 11, 2012
AIM Providers Announced
The Department of Probation and the Center for Economic Opportunity have announced the three organizations that will be providing the AIM (Advocate Intervene Mentor) Program. AIM is an intensive mentoring and advocacy program for young people on probation. The three providers are: Community Mediation Services (Queens), Good Shepherd Services (Brooklyn), Youth Advocate Programs (Bronx). AIM is funded by the Young Men’s Initiative.

JUNE 11, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott Announce That Record Number of Students Graduated from High School in 2011

MAY 10, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Launches Nation's Largest Public Ad Campaign to Fight Chronic Absenteeism and Announces New Resources to Help Parents Improve Student Attendance