Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity

September 28, 2015

Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity, Ex OfficioThe Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity) fights the cycle of poverty in New York City through innovative programs that build human capital and improve financial security. Part of the Office of the Mayor, CEO works with both City agencies and the federal government to implement successful anti-poverty initiatives in New York and partner cities across the United States. Among CEO’s greatest successes have been the creation of the Office of Financial Empowerment, SaveUSA, CUNY ASAP, Jobs-Plus, and a more accurate measure of poverty. CEO oversees rigorous evaluations of its programs to determine their effectiveness in reducing poverty, encouraging savings, and empowering low income workers to advance in their careers. Several CEO initiatives have been incorporated into the Young Men’s Initiative, a comprehensive and expansive program designed to address disparities between young African-American and Latino men and their peers.