Expanding Opportunities and Improving City Social Services Quality through a Career Ladder Approach

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -
8:45am to 10:30am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC
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The City of New York delivers most human services through $5 billion in annual contracts with non-profit providers. However, there are insufficient opportunities for lower-level social service case workers at these providers to acquire the education needed to move up a career ladder to more responsibility and better compensation. The result is a two-tiered job market that confines many women of color to the lower tier making inadequate wages.
In this program, we will explore a unique opportunity to address this challenge.
  • An evolving proposal for the nonprofit sector to work with City Hall to revamp City contracts to raise wages for lower-paid social service providers, and to develop a robust career ladder system with necessary supports
  • The potential for this approach, given the mayor’s commitment to aid low-wage workers and improve the quality of human services delivery


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All interested funders.


8:45-9:00 AM Check-in
9:00-10:30 AM Program
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