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NELP Update: One City/One Future report and forum


On April 30th, the National Employment Law Project, New York Jobs with Justice and the Pratt Center for Community Development joined with civic, environmental, housing, labor and immigration groups to release a new report, One City/One Future: A Blueprint for Growth that Works for All New Yorkers.  The report lays out concrete and realistic policy tools for economic development to:
  • Create & Maintain Good Jobs for a Strong Economy 
  • Make & Keep Housing Affordable 
  • Grow the City Greener 
  • Strengthen Local Quality of Life, Neighborhood Character & Diversity 
We are in the process of sending out hard copies of the report. In the meantime, check out our coverage in the New York Times and visit www.onecityonefuture.org to download the report and learn more.
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SAVE THE DATE: MAY 14!
The One City/One Future initiative invites you to participate in a day-long forum on Thursday, May 14 about economic development and recovery in New York City. Please mark your calendars:
WHAT:  One City/One Future Forum on Economic Recovery & Development in New York City
WHEN:  Thursday, May 14, 2009
The forum will bring advocates, opinion leaders and grassroots activists from a range of sectors--civic and community, environmental, housing, labor, and more--together with government officials to discuss and take action on key recommendations of the One City/One Future Blueprint.  Watch for more information soon about the forum, including how to register, location information, featured speakers and a schedule of the day's activities.  In the meantime, mark your calendar for Thursday, May 14th and please plan to join us!
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The development of the One City/One Future blueprint has been an exceptionally collaborative enterprise involving hundreds of people from dozens of organizations.  It was conceived of and led by the National Employment Law Project, NY Jobs with Justice, and the Pratt Center for Community Development.  The One City/One Future initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and Taconic Foundation. 

One City/One Future endorsing organizations include:
ACORN - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation - Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment - Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation - Center for New York City Neighborhoods - Center for Working Families - Church of St Paul & St Andrew - Community-Based Planning Task Force - Community Service Society - Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation - Domestic Workers United - Downtown Art - Dr. Francine Moccio, Director, Institute for Women and Work, Cornell University - Drum Major Institute - EWVIDCO - Fifth Avenue Committee - Fiscal Policy Institute - Garment Industry Development Corporation - Good Jobs New York - HabitatMap - Hotel & Motel Trades Council - Housing Here & Now - Insight Center for Community Economic Development - Judson Memorial Church - LaLuna Consulting Services - Mason Tender's District Council PAC - Metro NY Healthcare for All - Morningside Heights/West Harlem Recycling Coalition Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership - Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project - Neighbors Together - New Immigrant Community Empowerment - New York City District Council of Carpenters - New York Immigration Coalition - New York Industrial Retention Network - New York Lawyers for the Public Interest - NYC Employment & Training Coalition - NYC Environmental Justice Coalition - Pratt Area Community Council - Stacy Sutton, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University - Queens Community House - Right to the City, which includes: CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, Community Voices Heard, Center for Social Inclusion, FIERCE, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, Good Old Lower East Side, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Make the Road New York, Mothers on the Move, NYC AIDS Housing Network/VOCAL NY Users Union, Picture the Homeless, Tenants & Neighbors, UNO of St. Nicholas CDC, Urban Justice Center, WE ACT for Environmental Justice - Restaurant Opportunities Center-NY - Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union - Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ - South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation - St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corp. - United Food and Commerical Workers, Local 1500 - UNITE HERE - UPROSE - Urban Agenda - Women's Housing & Economic Development Corporation - Youth Ministries for Peace


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