This edition: Stephen DiBrienza & Dr. Mark Levitan on poverty in NYCTweet
Original tape date: November 3, 1999.
Host, David R. Jones, President of the Community Service Society of New York, discusses New York City's poverty level with Dr. Mark Levitan of the Community Service Society of New York, and Stephen DiBrienza, Brooklyn Councilman and Chair of the General Welfare Committee of New York City Council. Together, they talk about the City's need to transition from welfare to "workfare." Because New York City's poverty rate is higher than the national average, they believe the City's educational system needs to incorporate curriculum to prepare young people for the work force. They discuss the need for more housing security for the poverty-stricken elderly of New York City due to the high and rising housing costs. The conversation closes with talk of the City needing to create more jobs for New York City residents instead of tech-central jobs that may not stay in the City.
Stephen Dibrienza City Councilman
David R. Jones President & CEO, Community Service Society of New York
Dr. Mark Levitan Senior Policy Analyst, Community Service Society of New York