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What you dont know about student loans

What you dont know about student loans

August 7, 2014 at 4:48 am 135 comments

Student debt in the United States has now passed the $1 trillion mark.  This debt is now substantially greater than both credit card and auto debt loans. Although, student loans provide people with the opportunity to get college education, there are still significant costs to borrowing this money. For example,Read More

Decoding Stop & Frisk

Decoding Stop & Frisk

August 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Stop and Frisk is a highly controversial policy maintained by the New York Police Department in an effort to combat illegal handguns on the street in New York City. However, less then .2 percent of stops result in the confiscation of an illegal gun. Essentially stop and frisk involves randomRead More

What is your Internship worth?

What is your Internship worth?

July 31, 2013 at 11:02 am 246 comments

Getting an internship is getting harder and harder, but never more has it been needed as much as today. Many College and University students want some experience before they start working, to have something that looks good on their resume and get contacts. Almost all internships are unpaid so youRead More

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

July 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

For years, over 1 million New Yorkers have forced themselves to go in to work regardless of their, or a family member’s, poor health. Risk of getting fired, losing preference on good shifts and no access to sick pay are the main causes behind this crisis – a crisis whichRead More

What does Trayvon Verdict Mean for You

What does Trayvon Verdict Mean for You

July 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm 109 comments

Over the weekend people across the nation were following the verdict of the Trayvon Martin v. Zimmerman case. This weekend was also the screening of the documentary Fruitvale Station so the issues of violence, guns and race were on many peoples minds as protests were held throughout the nation. Regardless ofRead More

Immigration Questions? Citizenship? There’s an app with answers…

Immigration Questions? Citizenship? There’s an app with answers…

July 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm 1 comment

Lee en español Citizenship Works, an interactive online naturalization tool, is now available at the iTunes and Android stores. CitizenshipWorks is the only comprehensive app to determine eligibility for naturalization. Created by our consortium member Pro Bono Net and the Immigration Advocates Network as part of  the New Americans Campaign, a national nonpartisan effortRead More

Long Island and Hudson Valley: Sandy Resources Specifically for you

Long Island and Hudson Valley: Sandy Resources Specifically for you

June 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm 490 comments

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for residents living in Nassau County, Suffolk County and the Hudson Valley. New York Hurricane Sandy: Disaster Recovery Resources This resource included information on how to access services for the entire family (including resources for pets),Read More

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

May 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

Following a recent court decision, Sandy evacuees in the DHS Hotel Program that were at risk of further displacement can now stay in the program while replacement housing is acquired. In April, the city stated that it would be ending the program because most of the families had been ableRead More

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

May 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm 1 comment

Bicycle weather is upon us and boy is it amazing!! New York City has been working in the past few years to become a greener city by implementing more green spaces, bike lanes and walkable areas. For the past few summers’ bike usage as a mode of transportation has consistentlyRead More

Call to Action: United to End Homelessness Needs You

Call to Action: United to End Homelessness Needs You

May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm 5 comments

Thank you to Soheil Rezayazdi of United to End Homelessness for this guest blog post. A new coalition has formed to help curb New York City’s homelessness crisis. The group, United to End Homelessness, is spearheaded by advocates, faith leaders, and homeless men and women. This nonpartisan coalition aims toRead More