Human Services

04 Feb 2020

Settlement Houses Rock! Will Government Learn From Its Approach?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
9:00am to 11:00am
For well over 100 years, settlement houses, rooted in the Progressive Movement in the late 19 th century, sought to utilize a neighborhood-based, positive approach to address social problems. In the beginning, these organizations relied on...
16 Oct 2019

Who is Poor in NYC? Hint: Many More People Than You Think

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Since its introduction in 2000, the Self-Sufficiency Standard has shifted the conversation from poverty to self-sufficiency and informed advocacy efforts, such as expanding tax credits for working households, reducing fares for low-income riders,...
29 May 2019

No Housing Support for Mixed Status Families? - A Webinar Hosted by GCIR

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
No one should be denied support because of their loved ones’ immigration status. Yet a newly introduced regulation from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would force U.S. citizen children and their families out of public...
28 May 2019

Technology, Inequality and the Future of Work(ers)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Technology has arrived and is rapidly changing the workplace at a magnitude that we have yet to fully grasp. From a projected 36 million American jobs facing "high exposure" to automation, to new jobs being created, to the changing relationship...
10 Oct 2018

Can Strategic Service Design Disrupt the Poverty-to-Prison Pipeline?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
With a full 40% of crimes attributed to poverty and 80% of incarcerated persons identified as low income, if you are poor in America there’s a good likelihood that you may become justice involved. This is especially true if you are Black or Latino...
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16 May 2017

Women and LGBTQ Leaders in the Immigration Debate: Louder, Prouder and More Effective Than Ever

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Trump Administration is advancing policies that would beat back advances made by immigrants to America with extraordinarily broad and wide-ranging executive orders that have been the object of massive public protests and precedent-setting...
02 Feb 2017

Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era

Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am
The Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock has attracted broad public attention with wider implications for the country as a whole. Reaching the eyes and ears of New Yorkers, this effort is rooted in historical and contentious struggles not only...

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