Week of July 21st

Booth Delivers Bronx Sounds Under the Din

The Boogie Down Booth, which opened on Wednesday is the second installation of an initiative called Under the Elevated, which seeks to reclaim some of the space underneath New York City’s nearly 700 miles of elevated track. NYWF grantee partner, WHEDCo, helped to open the Boogie Down Booth as part of a larger revitalization of the South Bronx.

Advancing the Rights of Women

An interview with Carol Robles-Roman, President and Chief Executive Officer of former NYWF grantee partner, Legal Momentum.

ACS Responds to Our Story on LGBTQ Foster Care

Gladys Carrion Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services responds to last week’s City Limits. Studies show that 26 percent of LGBTQ youth who come out to their families are forced to leave their homes, therefore ACS’s targeted prevention efforts rely on services like SCO Family of Services’ Family Therapy Intervention Pilot.

ABB Joins Representatives in D.C. To Introduce Fair Scheduling Bill

Today, NYWF grantee partner A Better Balance is helping to call national attention to the widespread problems of abusive scheduling practices and inflexible workplaces that make balancing work and family a daily struggle for so many Americans. Workers at all income levels report facing difficulties caring for their families while holding jobs that demand around-the-clock availability. ABB Co-President Sherry Leiwant is going to Washington DC today to speak at a congressional briefing on the newly introduced Schedules That Work Act. Submitted today by Representatives George Miller (CA) and Rosa DeLauro (CT), the Schedules that Work Act would promote flexible workplaces and curb abusive scheduling practices that currently affect millions of U.S. workers.

Sex Trafficking: Advocates, NYPD Warn That Thousands Are Being Exploited Across Five Boroughs

Teenage girls and young women hanging out on a street corner. Is it innocent fun, or are they trapped in the vicious world of sex trafficking? NY1 report on sex trafficking features Lauren Hersh, director of Sanctuary for Families’ Anti-Trafficking Initiative.

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