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WRI 2013 Newsletter

Read Hirah’s Story Download WRI’s 2013 Newsletter (PDF)

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Dear Friends: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) shares the hope and gratitude of students who design, implement and enhance our programs. “My passion for social justice was ignited through WRI’s community leadership class. I remember in … Continue reading

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Join WRI & NY Women’s Foundation on Tuesday, November 12th at 2pm.

WRI will be sharing policy recommendations to help advance the economic status of women, and their families. Tune in at 2pm on Tuesday, November 12th to learn how you can be a part of our education movement. A new administration … Continue reading

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WRI’s 2013 Creative Expression Potluck Event

On Monday the November 4th, WRI had an awe-inspiring Creative Expression Potluck. It was a wonderful night of poetry, song, and other forms of creative expressions at Hunter College. Our alumni base is the heart and soul of the energy … Continue reading

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The New York City Council – Video

The New York City Council – Video. Dear Friends, We hope you are enjoying a good fall and we write to share some policy news. WRI testified Wednesday September 25, 2013 before the NYC Council Committee for Community Development. The … Continue reading

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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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