Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative + BLM Campaign
This student worked in partnership with both the ILR School’s Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative and the West Village Houses Board of Directors. With the first organization, the student addressed the issue of the prison industrial complex, specifically the effects of the complex on employment outcomes. The student collaborated with the organization’s supervisors and larger team to improve employment outcomes for individuals involved in the prison system as well as engaging in research to study the practices that make such goals difficult to reach. With the second organization, the student studied the impact of gentrification in Manhattan’s West Village community. As an independent project, the student held the goals to create an anti-racist community with the long-term aspiration to diversify the demographics of shareholders within the community.
School of Industrial and Labor Relations '21
Serve in Place Fund
Supporting students who are collaborating with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.