Young Men’s Initiative 2012 Annual Report
In his 2010 State of the City address, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg committed to finding new ways to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men relative to their peers in New York City. The Young Men’s Initiative, launched by the Mayor Bloomberg in August 2011, is the culmination of 18 months of researching the causes of those disparities and their potential remedies.
Through broad policy changes and agency reforms, a public-private partnership will invest more than $43 million annually in programs that will connect young men to education, employment, and mentoring opportunities; improve their health; and reduce their involvement with the criminal justice system. This report highlights both the Young Men’s Initiative policy goals, which include numerous efforts to break down legislative and institutional barriers to achievement for young men of color; and the new Young Men’s Initiative programs that offer expanded access to key skills and services.
Soros Pledges $30 Million to Transform the Lives of NYC’s Most Vulnerable Black and Latino Boys
The Open Society Foundations today announced that it is partnering with New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) to address broad disparities facing black and Latino boys and men in New York City.
The Way the U.S. Regulates Methadone Isn’t Working
A new documentary takes a close look at how methadone is used in the United States today, while raising profound questions about the purpose of antidrug policies and the benefits of harm reduction.
A Shameful History of Weaponizing Citizenship
While the revocation of citizenship is not unprecedented in the United States, its history—and its implications for the future—raise profound questions about the nature of citizenship, Americanness, and democracy itself.