EmpoweredNYC Launches Listening Tour And Training Series To Help People With Disabilities

EmpoweredNYC, a new collaboration dedicated to enabling New Yorkers with disabilities to build a stronger financial future for themselves and their families, today announced a citywide listening tour to engage with the disability community about their financial well-being. Continue Reading →

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Groundbreaking PSAs Enable Philanthropists To Live Up To Their Values From Harlem To Hollywood

A new series of PSAs is breaking ground on ensuring philanthropists are inclusive of people with disabilities. Continue Reading →

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Largest Employer Of Individuals With Autism From Harlem To Hollis Opens New Building

On Friday, March 23rd, 2018, Spectrum Designs, the largest employer of individuals with autism in New York State, marked a major milestone, moving into a new building and celebrated the occasion with a ribbon-cutting. Continue Reading →

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de Blasio Announces Partnerships To Strengthening Aid For Those With Disabilities

The de Blasio Administration joined Citi Community Development and the National Disability Institute today to announce the launch of Empowered Cities, a national initiative that encourages municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion to people living with disabilities and their families. Continue Reading →

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Disability Advocates Stage Capitol Hill Summit On Hollywood Inclusion (Update)

On July 31, 2017, members of government and the Hollywood community gathered for a daylong summit on Capitol Hill hosted by RespectAbility, a nonprofit that seeks to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities, to discuss the forces behind those statistics and how to change them. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Fave Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Opens Up About Her Anxiety

Gina Rodriguez is a Harlem fave, since helping to raise funds with uptown’s Lin-Manuel Miranda during Hispanic Heritage Month for a benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Barcelona’s Colau, Uptowns Rodriguez And Others Announce Joint Safety Competition

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau, Uptowns Council person Ydanis Rodriguez and others today announced a new joint call for innovative solutions to enhance safety at intersections for blind and low-vision pedestrians. Continue Reading →

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From Harlem To Hollis Accessible Dispatch Rules Pass Unanimously Approved By TLC

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By New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today unanimously approved proposed rules creating an operational framework for the expansion of its Accessible Dispatch Program to dispatch Yellow Medallion and Green Cabs to passengers in all five boroughs. Continue Reading →

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