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NYC Bar Association Panel Discussion: Welfare’s Future in NYC; WRI’s Co-Director, Maureen Lane will be a part of the panel discussion.

Dear Friends, The NYS legislative session ended without passing bill S1419.  The bill is essential to maximize access to higher education and vocational training programs under federal rules for families and individuals receiving welfare in NYS.  The law will help … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Rights?

If you are worried about dropping out of school because of public assistance requirements, we can help! “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” WORKSHOP June 26th, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hunter College, East Building Solarium Room 1413 (14th Floor) Call 212-650-3592 … Continue reading

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WRI Alert: S1419: Key Senators Need to Know about S1419

Dear friends, The NYS Legislative session ends June 20th and we still have a chance to make S1419 law.  S1419 allows access to 4-year college and other approved programs for students receiving public assistance.  The Assembly passed their bill in … Continue reading

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WRI Invites you to Know Your Rights!

Welfare Rights Initiative Invites you to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & STAY IN SCHOOL! WHY: CUNY has lost over 21,000 students due to counterproductive welfare policy. We cannot lose one more! WHAT: Provisions of the Work Study/Internship Law, TAG Program, WEP … Continue reading

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