Post Tagged with: "Community Service Society"

Marta Martinez in her home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists: Expand Law That Led to Drop in Evictions

Government, Housing, New York April 11, 2019 at 11:48 am

With the “Right to Counsel” law being credited for a large drop in evictions in the city, Hispanic organizations are asking the mayor to expand the program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Among New Yorkers, Latinos Have Less Access to Health Care

Health, Latino February 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

A new report suggests that extending health coverage to undocumented immigrants would cost less than 1 percent of the state’s health budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chelsea Career and Technical High School in New York (Photo by edenpictures, Creative Commons license)

CTE Schools Boast Higher Grad Rates

Black, Education, Latino February 28, 2014 at 5:40 pm

The specialty high schools do a better job of graduating students than non-CTE schools, reports the Amsterdam News.

Susanna, 19, almost dropped out of high school citing a lack of support from "misinformed teachers." (Photo by Mica Scofield via Feet in 2 Worlds)

The Miseducation of Mexican NYers

Education, Mexican, Social Services July 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Mexicans in New York are the youngest and fastest growing group, but also have the highest dropout rate. A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast looks at contributing factors and efforts taken to combat it.

David R. Jones is President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York (via CSS)

Opinion: Selling Sugar Water To Blacks and Latinos

Health, Opinion July 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

An advertising campaign deriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to restrict the sale of supersized sugary drinks has run ads in The Amsterdam News, among other publications. Still, the paper recently ran a column supporting the large soda ban, and pointing out that beverage companies have targeted low-income black and Latino populations with their unhealthy products.

At CUNY’s Senior Colleges, Fewer Black and Latino Students

Demographics, Education, In the News June 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm

A recent study found that Black and Latino student enrollment at the City University of New York’s senior colleges is falling. As a tight job market has increased public university applications, fewer students of color are getting in.

Survey: NYers would pay more for better schools

Education, In the News, New York September 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Roughly two-thirds of New Yorkers are willing to pay more in taxes to avoid cuts or increase funding to programs that improve high school graduation rates or give kids who’ve dropped out a chance to get their diploma, a survey from the Community Service Society finds.