On December 18, 2018, Seedco’s Senior Associate Alexander Breen was a panelist at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Forum, which focused on ‘Growing Good Food Jobs in NYC.’
Alexander and his fellow panelists — Lynn Loflin from Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Alix Fellman from WHEDCo/Bronx CookSpace, and Olivia Blanchflower from GrowNYC — spoke from their perspective as “some of the city’s prominent good food jobs champions.”
Alexander highlighted Seedco’s Youth Advancing in the Workplace (YAW) program, which has worked with young adults in New York City since 2014, helping them to enter the workforce, become more independent, and plan for their futures. YAW identifies growing opportunities, primarily in the food sector.
Seedco is a partner in CareerLift, a pilot project with the potential to transform how workforce development programs are sustained. Together with Social Finance and the NYC Center for Youth Employment, a project of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, Seedco is working toward launching the country’s first pay-for-success funding model in which employers pay a community partner for retention services. Youth Advancing in the Workplace is currently funded by The Pinkerton Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC.
Check out the photos below and learn more about the CUNY Urban Food Policy Forum here.