Tag: Youth


Public-Private Partnership Which Provides Free Access To An Attorney Has Won 72 Asylum Cases and 47 Children Have Obtained Lawful Permanent Residency

Speaker Mark-Viverito: “We’re living up to our highest ideals by protecting these children”

NEW YORK – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Council Immigration Chair Carlos Menchaca announced today that to date the New York City Council’s unaccompanied minors initiative has won 60 asylum cases and 41children have obtained lawful permanent residency.

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Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Committee Chair Julissa-Ferreras-Copeland, and Youth Services Committee Chair Mathieu Eugene visited Wings Academy in the Bronx to meet with young people who will be participating in New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) gives teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 a chance to enter the workforce and start their careers.

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Council will also vote on modified plan for East New York Rezoning

City Hall – Today the City Council will vote on legislation making defibrillators available to youth baseball teams and requiring defibrillators at games and practices. The Council will also vote on a modified rezoning plan for East New York. Additionally, the Council will vote on legislation to better provide social services throughout the City.

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Council will also strengthen City services for runaway, homeless, and sexually exploited youth

City Hall – Today the City Council will vote on a modified version of the City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability plan. The Council will also vote on two bills related to City services for homeless, runaway, and sexually exploited youth.

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