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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:00 am

Governor Cuomo Announces $67 million to create new Empire Corps Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo news

Empire Corps will serve in City Halls and at not-for-profit organizations that provide critical services, such as health care, education and mentoring, financial literacy and skills development for disadvantaged New Yorkers.

The efforts of VISTA members will complement the AmeriCorps services, as they focus on building the capacity of area not-for-profits and help them to strategically align services to meet the needs of each community.

Read the entire article at Watertown Daily Times

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:00 am

ALICE report shows many struggling near or below poverty line

A two-year comprehensive study found 29 percent of New Yorkers qualified as “asset limited, income constrained, employed,” or ALICE. An additional 15 percent live below the federal poverty level, for a total of 3.2 million economically unstable households in the state.

Read the full article at Watertown Daily Times

Friday, November 25, 2016 10:16 am

Schmitt Named To Lead Watertown's Anti-Poverty Initiative

Former Watertown Family YMCA Chief Executive Officer Peter W. Schmitt has been appointed to oversee the spending of a $1 million anti-poverty grant. Watertown is one of 16 cities in the state to receive an Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative grant. United Way of Northern New York was selected to lead the initiative by Wattertown Mayor Joe Butler.

Read the full article at WWNY

Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 am

Peter Schmitt named to oversee use of anti-poverty grant

Former Watertown Family YMCA Chief Executive Officer Peter W. Schmitt has been appointed to oversee the spending of a $1 million anti-poverty grant. Watertown is one of 16 cities in the state to receive an Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative grant. United Way of Northern New York was selected to lead the initiative by Watertown Mayor Joe Butler.

Read the full article at Watertown Daily Times

Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00 am

United Way of Northern New York to head Watertown’s anti-poverty efforts

The United Way of Northern New York has been selected to head a $1 million state grant to fight poverty for the city. Working with the United Way, Mayor Butler will put together a local task force consisting of people living in poverty, non-profit agencies serving the impoverished, school officials, health service providers, public safety officials and others.

Read the full article at Watertown Daily Times

Sunday, January 10, 2016 12:00 am

Combatting Poverty & Reducing Rampant Inequality Across Upstate New York

12th Proposal of Governor Cuomo’s 2016 Agenda: Combatting Poverty & Reducing Rampant Inequality Across Upstate New York

Read the Full Press Release on the Governor's website

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