First Lady McCray, City Leaders At “Dreamer Dinner” From Harlem To Hollis At Gracie Mansion

Last week, First Lady Chirlane McCray, along with Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Acting Commissioner Bitta Mostofi of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, held a “Dreamer Dinner” at Gracie Mansion with immigrant youth, including beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Program Helps Minority And Women-Owned Businesses Secure $93.5 Million

The de Blasio administration announced that a City program has helped over 100 Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) win $93.5 million in City contracts, including a record high $28.6 million in City contracts over the last year alone. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Bill Chong Kicks Off Summer Youth Employment Program With Record Jobs And Sites

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong today announced the start of the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program with a record 70,000 young New Yorkers employed at more than 11,000 worksites. SYEP, which runs through August 19, is the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative. Continue Reading →

Jonnel Doris And Gregg Bishop From The Mayor’s Office Launch M/WBE Fund

Jonnel Doris, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of M/WBEs, and Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, today announced the launch of a $10 million Bond Collateral Assistance Fund for M/WBEs and small businesses from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Others Launch Online Health Thrive Learning Center

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, along with Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, today announced the launch of the Thrive Learning Center. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Hosts Meeting With Banks To Advance Opportunities For M/WBEs

This afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery met with eight of the City’s designated banks from Harlem to Hollis at City Hall. Continue Reading →

First Lady Chirlane McCray And Others Announce M/WBE’s Loans From Harlem To Hollis

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, Citywide Director of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), today announced the launch of the Contract Financing Loan Fund, allowing M/WBEs to apply for low-interest contract financing loans of up to $500,000 for M/WBEs. Continue Reading →

There’s One More Week To Apply To Pre-K For Families From Harlem To Hollis

Department of Education is extending the Pre-K Application deadline – families have until March 3, 2017, to apply to pre-K! Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce IDNYC Free In 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced IDNYC will remain free in 2017, and is now processing full enrollments under a new policy that does not involve the retention of cardholders’ personal background documents. Continue Reading →

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Hosts Health Workforce Summit In Harlem

First-Lady-3Wednesday, May 25, the New York City Health Department and First Lady Chirlane McCray will convene healthcare leaders for the first ever Mental Health Workforce Summit where they will discuss the future of mental health treatment and care in New York City. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine And Others Tour Harlem School

mark levine 2Next week, City Council Member Mark Levine will join New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery on a tour of the pre-k program at PS 153 in West Harlem. Continue Reading →