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Where Was WPTI in October 2017

October 31, 2017

WPTI’s staff attended various convenings throughout the month of October. Read below for a list of activities and related resources.

NYC Civic Service Design: Studio + Toolkit Launch
Cities across the country are embracing design to inform and shape methods and service delivery. Sabeen Pirani, WPTI’s Director of Training, attended the NYC Civic Service Design: Studio + Toolkit Launch on October 6, 2017. Hosted by Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, Citi Community Development, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the event llaunched the nation’s first-ever Service Design Studio and toolkit  focused on making public services for low-income New Yorkers as effective and accessible as possible.  Click here for the NYC Civic Service Design website.

2017 NYATEP Fall Conference  – A Skilled New York: The Intersection of Education, Workforce & Economic Development
Stacy Woodruff, Director of the Field Building Hub, attended and presented at the 2017 NYATEP Fall Conference  –A Skilled New York: The Intersection of Education, Workforce & Economic Development (October 16-18 in Syracuse, NY). On October 17, Stacy along with Karen-Michelle Mirko of Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Corporation presented a workshop on The Hub’s current work on Monitoring the Minimum Wage. Click here for the materials presented in the session.

SEL Thought Leaders Forum – Elevating Education Through Relationships and Transformative Thinking presented by Sanford Harmony and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
On October 17, Sabeen Pirani, WPTI’s Director of Training, attended the SEL Thought Leaders Forum – Elevating Education Through Relationships and Transformative Thinking presented by Sanford Harmony and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. This event focused on social emotional learning (SEL), and featured guest speakers and panelists: Duncan Meyers, Manager of Research at Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Tom Roderick of  Morningside Center for Social Responsibility, and Stacey Alicea of Ramapo for Children.

Front Page Roundtable Series: Technology Event hosted by City & State New York
Kasia Tazearslan attended Front Page Roundtable Series: Technology Event hosted by City & State New York on October 17. The event featured a discussion with Miguel Gamiño, Jr., New York City’s Chief Technology Officer, Cordell Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, NYC Department of Transportation and Archana Jayaram Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning and Policy, New York City Department of Buildings. Discussion of topics included: cybersecurity, shared services, and updates on tech initiatives in NYC. City & State convenes roundtables on various topics throughout the year, see link for information about this event and others.

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow – 2017 Annual Gala
WPTI was proud to support Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow at its 2017 Annual Gala on October 18, 2017. This year, the organization honored its former CEO and now President and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber & Economic Development Corporation, Randy Peers; our partners at Industry City, Andrew Kimball and Cristal Rivera; and OBT aluma, Khoudia Diop.

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