NEW YORK, NY – United Way of New York City, Crain’s New York Business, City Harvest and the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement will be hosting a forum from 8 AM – 10 AM on Tuesday, December 2, to discuss self-sufficiency and the true face of income inequality in New York City. The forum coincides with the release of the 2014 New York City Self-Sufficiency Standard Report and will include a dialogue among leaders from the public and private sectors, philanthropy and the nonprofit world who will explore how business leaders and policymakers can make a difference for the future of New York City. The forum will take place at The New School’s John L. Tishman Auditorium at 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
The Self-Sufficiency Standard measures the income needed to meet minimally adequate and basic needs in any given city. The 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report for New York City, developed by Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement with support from United Way of New York City and City Harvest, measures self-sufficiency in New York City. The report found that 42% – nearly half – of New Yorkers lack the income needed to cover basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, transportation and healthcare.
Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York City
Erik Engquist, Assistant Managing Editor, Crain’s New York Business
Jilly Stephens, Executive Director, City Harvest
Merble Reagon, Executive Director, Women’s Career for Education and Career Advancement
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
David Bolotsky, Founder & CEO, Uncommon Goods
Douglas Bauer, Executive Director, The Clark Foundation Carla Ruffin, Regional Director- NY Metro, Starbucks Coffee Company
Release and forum discussing the 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report. Leaders from the public and private sectors, philanthropy and the nonprofit world will explore how business leaders and policymakers can make a difference for the future of New York City.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
8 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-10 AM: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
The New School
John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Press wishing to attend this event must RSVP to Rida Bint Fozi at The TASC Group at 212-337-8870 or firstname.lastname@example.org. .
About United Way of New York City
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