The Campaign for Tomorrow's Workforce (CTW) is a coalition of organizations and leaders committed to envisioning, championing, and building a system to solve the crisis of "disconnected" young adults aged 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor engaged in work.


The Campaign for Tomorrow's Workforce is coordinated by: the Community Service Society (CSS), Neighborhood Family Services Coalition (NFSC), and United Neighborhood Houses (UNH).

For more information contact us:
Community Service Society
Lazar Treschan
Neighborhood Family Services Coalition
Gigi Li
United Neighborhood Houses
Andy Bowen
212-967-0322, x324

Top News

CTW Testifies at City Council Hearings

October 19th, 2011 by Andrea Bowen

On Sept 22nd, Lazar Treschan testified before the General Welfare Committee on reforms to HRA. Also on Sept 22nd, Sierra Stoneman-Bell testified before the Youth Services Committee on disconnected Latino Youth.

General Welfare Committee 9-22-11

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CTW 2011-2012 Priorities

October 19th, 2011 by Andrea Bowen

The Campaign for Tomorrow’s Workforce recently adopted a comprehensive City, State and Federal agenda to guide its work for the remainder of 2011 and calendar year 2012.  Read the full priorities here:
CTW 2012 City Priorities

CTW 2012 State Priorities

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Federal Budget Update

April 21st, 2011 by admin

This is an update on recent federal budget developments and the status of key federal funding streams for out-of-school youth.

FY 2011

Last Thursday April 14th, Congress passed the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR) which covers the remainder of this current fiscal year through September 30th, 2011. This is [Continue Reading...]


March 4th, 2011 by admin

CTW has joined with the New York City Youth Alliance, Beacons UNITE!, the Campaign for Summer Jobs, and Coalition for Out of School Time to rally on March 9th to show our support for youth programs in New York City!   New York City is facing devastating cuts to our youth [Continue Reading...]

Federal Advocacy Alert: Take Action to Protect Funding for Out-of-School Youth

March 1st, 2011 by admin
There are federal budget proposals that endanger major federal funding streams for out-of-school youth. Take action here.

GED Advocacy

CTW Reconvenes GED Workgroup

October 19th, 2011 by Andrea Bowen

CTW is reconvening the GED provider community on November 10th to continue to build a field-driven campaign for GED system improvement.  At the meeting, the group will review GED policy updates, discuss implications of policy trends and the new GED test for 2014, and develop advocacy plans for the coming [Continue Reading...]

CTW GED recommendations in the news

April 21st, 2011 by Andrea Bowen

The CTW's GED policy positions have been highlighted in the news:

NY Nonprofit Press, Point of View, 2011: “The GED at a Crossroads: Time to Preserve Access and Expand Opportunities”

NY Times Editorial Feb. 20, 2011: “A Good Investment in Tough Times”

CTW Responds to State Proposals to Establish Screening and Charge Fees for GED Test

March 1st, 2011 by admin

Read the CTW's response to recent State Education Department proposed changes to GED testing policies, below.

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CTW Coordinates Effort to SAVE GED TESTING IN NYC!

May 19th, 2010 by admin

A cross-sector alliance of non-profit writing an evaluation report agencies and advocacy networks representing more than 100 organizations engaged in adult and higher education, employment, and community development have come together to protest The New York State Education Department's (NYSED) $1.15 million in proposed cuts to GED testing sites, and [Continue Reading...]

CTW Hosts March 11, 2010 GED Stakeholders Meeting

May 19th, 2010 by admin

The CTW is convening New York City GED stakeholders to build on the current public momentum for GED reform and start developing a shared GED advocacy agenda from the ground up.

We envision this first meeting as a chance to a) come together as a coalition of NYC [Continue Reading...]