The Helen Gurley Brown Trust has awarded $7.5 million to the American Museum of Natural History for a new program to teach young women and low-income NYC youth computer science and coding through projects that tackle real-world problems.
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Some 1.8 billion people work without the protection of regulations or other social nets like health care. The Rockefeller Foundation's Michael Myers offers thoughts on developing effective and durable approaches to serve the growing numbers of informal workers around the world.
Policymakers and activists are meeting in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia this week for the International Conference on Family Planning. This is a big confab that focuses on one of the most single most important issues of our time.
Technology that allows firms to keep rescheduling shifts of their hourly employees to meet fast-changing business demands is putting a strain on low-income parents who have to scramble to balance family demands with ever-changing work schedules.
Governor’s proposal would create the nation’s highest statewide pay floor.
A restaurant group is seeking to void the state Department of Labor's order raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour by 2021.
Health information technology has emerged as a key building block of the nation's health reform agenda, and since 2006, New York State has invested more than $450 million to develop a robust health information infrastructure.
We are excited to launch the second year of Philanthropy New York’s Young Leaders Breakfast Club!
The American Red Cross is fighting attempts by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica to require the charity to publicly disclose how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy.
A new infographic from Double the Donation identifies the top 10 corporate givers for 2013, and among them are PNY members Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Target.
These days the term “infographic” seems to be applied to just about any graphic with some numbers. But conveying complex ideas or information through visualization is an art form that more and more funders want to get right. This hands-on session will bring PNY members together with one of the best in the field.
The exchange expects to sign up 350,000 new enrollees in 2015.
New York State Health Foundation Program Officer Brian Byrd details a two-year study to help improve the quality of Wikipedia's health information.
Cuomo would shut down NYDoctorProfile.com to save money in his state budget.
Philanthropy New York’s Young Leaders Breakfast Club is a peer-to-peer networking and group-based mentoring program designed to support younger professionals in the philanthropic sector. Join us for an informational webinar on March 6 or March 11 to learn more about the program.