July 2021 Newsletter
With temperatures rising, vaccines readily available, a robust mayoral race narrowing, and the City reopening, Summer 2021 is proving to be a season for growth, energy, and renewal. Amidst the frenzy of activity, HERE to HERE is not simply “returning to normal,” but instead “striving for better.”
We all are welcoming interns again through the fully reinstated SYEP program, the Braided Pathways Fund RFP is out—building on the work of the Key Distinguishers Task Force, the Pathways to Prosperity NYC campaign is underway, and we’re taking lessons learned from SY2021 to help support schools in our High School Network deepen their commitment to work-based learning (WBL) in the coming school year. In the field, you all are doing amazing work as well. Lehman’s Bronx Recovery Corps is expanding and has inspired the creation of a Brooklyn Recovery Corps, and NYC DOE is making a new investment in WBL this summer.
We are excited to share all of this great news in this edition of our newsletter.
July 12, 2021
Creative Career Pathways
Creative fields provide a broad range of opportunities for young people to build on their interests and acquire skills that transfer across industries, and New York City–where the arts and creative culture are a significant part of the economy and overall fabric of the city–is an ideal environment for creative career pathways work to take place. Our Creative Career Pathways report highlights the viability of creative career pathways for young people in New York City using research, data analysis and the voice of students.
May 5, 2021
Statement on the Mass Shootings in Atlanta, GA
HERE to HERE stands with the AAPI community in calling for an end to the violent words and actions that seek to shift blame, marginalize, and do harm to those who we count among our friends, family, and neighbors.
March 19, 2021
2021 Kick-off Week
Welcome to our #2021Kickoff week, five days of mailings highlighting all the great work underway to braid critical job experience with academics and better position Bronx and NYC students for future success!
January 29, 2021
The Story of #SaveSYEP
During the summer of 2020, following New York City’s cancellation of the Summer Youth Employment Program, young people came together to save the program for thousands of students. This report tells the story of their efforts and the impact of their work.
January 26, 2021