• In November of 2016, the Council passed legislation to create an Office of Labor Standards at the Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • The Council and the Administration invested $100 million towards a significant expansion of DYCD’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to a year-round employment program that includes a summer job, 60,000 SYEP placements and an additional 6,000 year-round jobs through the Council’s program: Work, Learn, Grow.
  • The Council allocated $600,000 to the Department of Education to expanded college access and career training by increasing the reach of workforce training organizations, particularly those dedicated to offering hands-on job training, pre-apprenticeship training, life skills training and meaningful workplace experience and to support paid internships for students enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs (CTEs).
  • The Council allocated $500,000 to providers to close gaps in foster care services by creating a single entity that is responsible for transitional-aged foster youth in every borough, specializing in services for youth ages 21-24.