Happy Spring! It’s a season of growth, inspiration, and change for good. Yet, we are mindful that while the flowers bloom, we are collectively battling the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic, actively building an equitable economic recovery, and navigating unrest, both here in NYC and globally. It is in that context that we at HERE to HERE remain focused on the incredible progress being made daily among all our partners, and we’re glad to share with you signs of growth and inspiration in this season of change.
Together, students, educators, and employers have contributed to the unprecedented momentum our movement is experiencing today, including:
- a new DOE chancellor naming “career pathways” as his North Star and creating the new Chief of Student Pathways and appointing pathways champion Jade Grieve to the role;
- a new mayor expanding the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to 100,000 slots and investing in New York City’s talent;
- a new governor strengthening bridges between education and work and increasing work-based learning opportunities at SUNY;
- and, of course, our Founding CEO Abby Jo Sigal joining the Adams administration as the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development.
Collectively, we know these leaders will bring vision and action to drive economic mobility for Bronx and NYC youth. We look forward to working together with these leaders, and with all of you, to maintain momentum and deepen impact in the future.Download April-2022-Newsletter.docx.pdf