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When Your Business is Child’s Play

NYCHA Supports Childcare Center Entrepreneurs


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New Jobs Plus Center Builds Futures for Penn-Wortman Residents

The new center is the first Jobs Plus site funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in New York City. A nationally recognized program that helps increase employment and earnings among public housing residents, Jobs Plus boosts residents’ earnings by an average of 16 percent.


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A New NYCHA-CUNY Scholarship for Brooklyn Residents

Attention Brownsville, East New York, and Ocean Hill Residents!

A revered Brooklyn organization has stepped up its community commitment by establishing a scholarship to help NYCHA residents achieve their goals of college education.


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2017 NYCHA-CUNY Scholars

On September 20, NYCHA and the City University of New York (CUNY) celebrated 23 residents for their academic excellence, leadership, and contributions to their communities at the 12th annual NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program awards ceremony, held at Borough of Manhattan Community College.


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Even Your Kids Will Love These Veggies

Enjoy vegan recipes from Chef Rootsie, owner of Veggie Grub, LLC, which specializes in delicious vegan and vegetarian food. Chef Rootsie has been a vegan chef for 20 years and is a 2016 graduate of the Food Business Pathways (FBP) program, which helps residents launch their own food businesses.


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NextGeneration NYCHA Job Accomplishments

Since 2010, more than 1,700 residents have graduated from the NYCHA Resident Training Academy, and 649—more than a third—graduated after the launch of NextGeneration NYCHA. Ninety percent of residents who graduate from the NRTA are placed in the workforce. The NRTA is a partnership between NYCHA, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, and City Tech (CUNY).


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Food Business Pathways: Making NYC More Inclusive for Small Businesses

The Food Business Pathways (FBP) program is a free food business training program that helps NYCHA public housing residents and NYCHA Section 8 voucher holders reach their dreams of starting or growing their own food businesses.


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First CBP Program Graduates

18 Residents Complete the Childcare Business Pathways Program.


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Right on the Money

John Edward Dallas offers advice about government student loans.


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Meet Your Zone Coordinators

NYCHA REES Zone Coordinators are your personal guides to achieving your economic dreams. They partner with resident leaders and local organizations to connect residents to jobs and job training, adult education, financial empowerment, and business development services close to home.



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