In this issue, we’re thrilled to announce our NYS WBE status, share our recently published case study on the NYC Center for Youth Employment, welcome new additions to our growing team – and did we mention that we’re hiring too?

 

Public Works is now a NYS-certified WBE

Public Works Partners has extensive experience working with government agencies on an array of projects that strengthen New York’s infrastructure and improve government services. Currently, we are leading community engagement for a large infrastructure and zoning project, we’re part of a team supporting

NYS on its life sciences economic development strategy, and we are leading workstreams in a project management team for a large City initiative.

We’re experts in this area, and our recently acquired NYS WBE certification has added even more value to our contributions. Click here to learn more about our services and how we can work with your firm.  Our NYS WBE certification adds to our New York City WBE certification, Port Authority of NY/NJ WBE certification, and our DBE certification with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Contact our Business Development Lead Moe Magali if your organization needs a WBE or DBE partner—we’d be happy to collaborate!

 

We’re hiring!

Public Works is looking for a strategic and analytical manager to help lead complex, multi-stakeholder initiatives with our public sector and non-profit clients. The ideal Senior Manager/Engagement Lead should be innovative and entrepreneurial, a superb communicator, and an adept manager with 8-10 years of progressive professional experience. Applicants should possess significant expertise in their policy field and/or in organizational management strategies. Please share and send interested parties our way!

We’re proud to share the case study of the NYC Center for Youth Employment (CYE)

We officially wrapped up our engagement with the NYC Center for Youth Employment (CYE)! On June 8th, Public Works Partners CEO Celeste Frye presented the findings from the CYE case study at an event celebrating the organization’s third anniversary. CYE was created to bring better coordination and focus to the City’s public and private youth workforce efforts, and the case study documents CYE’s successes during its first three years. Through direct work with CYE as well as extensive stakeholder engagement, Public Works helped CYE articulate its impact and identified ways to increase CYE’s contribution to youth workforce development going forward.

Click here to learn more about the CYE case study.

 

Congratulations to Favio German on his new role as manager!

Favio joined Public Works last year as a project coordinator, and recently stepped into a new role as manager. Favio will be focusing on performance measurement and management, as well as nonprofit health and operations. He is a 2018 MPA graduate of NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay working on community development initiatives.  Send Favio a note to congratulate him!

Say hello to our new project coordinator, Jocelyn Howard.

Jocelyn recently joined Public Works as a project coordinator, helping us with communications and marketing efforts as well as supporting us on client projects. She’s pursuing an MPA-Health degree at NYU Wagner, and was most recently the Manager of Planning & Partnerships for a local health department in St. Petersburg, FL. She brings experience in coordinating collaborative impact initiatives that bring together different sectors of the social service, government, and healthcare fields. Say hello to Jocelyn!

New on Public Works IQ: Learning about New York City Transit’s vision for the future.

Public Works Partners attended A New Vision for New York City Transit at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation. The event featured a presentation from New York City Transit (NYCT) president Andy Byford on NYCT’s new Corporate Plan, Fast Forward: The Plan to Modernize New York City Transit. We learned all about this plan’s goal of achieving 40 years of upgrades in ten years through changing the subway’s signaling system and improving access. You can learn more about everything we learned and how it relates to our work here.