Save the Date: BWI's Annual Celebration is on June 13th!
Join us as we celebrate our impact with those who have made it possible.
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  • The ROI of Made in NY and How it Changes Lives
    Strictly Business June 22, 2023
    The ROI of Made in NY and How it Changes Lives

    In 2006, the Bloomberg mayoral administration in New York decided to fund a job training program, Made in NY, offering low-income residents the chance to work as production assistants in film and TV. More than 15 years later, former New York City film commissioner Katherine Oliver and alumni from the program gather to measure Made in NY’s powerful long-term impact on their lives and the city at large.

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  • Making sure workers succeed in new jobs
    CWE Blog April 3, 2023
    Making sure workers succeed in new jobs

    Sometimes, getting training and securing a better job can inadvertently upend other services that working families depend on. Starting an apprenticeship, for instance, could increase a parent’s income beyond the eligibility requirements for their subsidized childcare program, leaving them to scramble for alternate caregivers just as they should be focusing on their new job. New policy solutions are needed to support workers through these transitions so their and the public’s investments in their career can pay off.

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  • NYCHA Residents Discover Their Way on Housing Career Path
    The NYCHA Journal February 28, 2023
    NYCHA Residents Discover Their Way on Housing Career Path

    The City initiative is facilitated by Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI), in collaboration with NYCHA’s Office of Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES), the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and Enterprise Community Partners. The skills training program aims to connect public housing residents, HPD-affiliated residents, and other low-income New Yorkers with career opportunities in affordable housing development, management, and preservation.

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  • Lawmakers, labor leaders tout funding for LGBTQ employment program
    Gay City News October 10, 2022
    Lawmakers, labor leaders tout funding for LGBTQ employment program

    A key goal of the New York City-based program is to place aspiring job seekers in LGBTQ-affirming workplaces and training grounds. The partners involved in the initiative include Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, Destination Tomorrow, the Mount Sinai Health System, Nontraditional Employment for Women, and Pathways 2 Apprenticeship.

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  • From Survival To Revival: Lessons From Two Men At Work
    Latino USA September 2, 2020
    From Survival To Revival: Lessons From Two Men At Work

    Mariana Calvo examines how BWI’s job-training has positively impacted the lives of Ángel Pérez and Heriks-Agosto Ramos in their pursuit for a better future.

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  • Governor Cuomo Announces $2.3 Million Awarded to Help Train 825 New Yorkers
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo February 20, 2020
    Governor Cuomo Announces $2.3 Million Awarded to Help Train 825 New Yorkers

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announces nine New York City-based organizations have been awarded $2.3 million as part of the state’s historic $175 million Workforce Development Initiative, including BWI for its CDL training.

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