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
Kevin Douglas
212-967-0322, x345

Top News

NY Times Calls for GED® Prep Investment

July 10th, 2012 by Kevin
A recent NY Times editorial "Try Finding a Job Without a G.E.D.", highlights changes coming to the GED® exam in 2014 and calls on NYC and New York State to adequately invest in preparation programs. Full story here

CTW Testimony at DYCD Hearing

March 21st, 2012 by Kevin

TW submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Youth Services and Economic Development calling on the City to increase investment in CBO-based adult literacy programs that benefit young adults. Read the full testimony here: CTW DYCD Testimony 3.15.12

Gov. Cuomo Promises Jobs for Minority Youth

November 18th, 2011 by Kevin

t a summit in Puerto Rico on Nov 11th, Gov. Cuomo addressed NY lawmakers, and according to the Times, “promised to take on joblessness among young people in New York State's minority communities. Read the full story here and the Community Service Society's response here

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CTW Testifies on Young Men’s Initiative Oversight Hearing

November 3rd, 2011 by Kevin

On Wednesday, November 2nd, CTW testified at the New York City Council Finance and Youth Services Committees' oversight hearing on the implementation of the Young Men's Initiative (YMI).

CSS YMI Testimony

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CTW Testifies at City Council Hearings

October 19th, 2011 by Kevin

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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GED Advocacy

Summary of GED/HSE Transition in New York

November 7th, 2012 by Kevin

In light of the evolving nature of GED ® / High School Equivalency discussions at the State level, CTW created the attached overview of anticipated changes to the exam, implications for New York’ high school equivalency system, NYSED’s proposed response to date, and key recommendations the state should consider in [Continue Reading...]

CTW Calls on State to Adequately Prepare for 2014 HSE

October 22nd, 2012 by Kevin

The Campaign for Tomorrow's Workforce recently submitted a letter to the New York State Education Department and the Board of Regents, urging the NYS to consider a number of concerns in relation to the during the State’s transition to a new exam:

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Board of Regents Approves SED GED Plan

September 21st, 2012 by Kevin

At the September 10th Board of Regents meeting, SED's plan to develop and issue an RFP for a new HSE assessment was approved. SED also indicated there may be a need to revoke current law that prohibits charging test-takers fees to sit for the exam leading to a high school [Continue Reading...]

Sector Leaders Call on State to Act on GED

September 7th, 2012 by Kevin

CTW recently drafted a letter signed by nearly 30 non-profit leaders across NYC calling on the New York State Department of Education and the Board of Regents to take immediate action to prevent a lapse in test access for the state high school equivalency diploma. Full letter here.

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Changes to the GED® Exam and Implications for New York

July 10th, 2012 by Kevin

CTW recently released this brief overview of the pending GED® exam changes, implications for New York, and the vision from the field of the way forward: CTW Summary of GED Changes (July 2012) [Continue Reading...]