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Urban Fellows Program

Urban Fellows Program

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    Mayor de Blasio at a ceremony (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

    This is not the time to cancel the NYC Urban Fellows Program, as the de Blasio administration appears on the verge of doing. It is a time to inspire young people to work in government. We need more opportunities for young people to work in government, not fewer. It is misguided and short-sighted to cut a program that managed to survive the 1975 fiscal crisis, and every New York City budget crisis that has followed.

    The New York City Urban Fellowship is a very popular public service