Eliminating Barriers for Young Men of Color through Public-Private Partnership

An executive briefing for New York City officials hosted by RCLA and Accenture in June examined the progress of the Young Men’s Initiative, “the nation’s most comprehensive effort” to tackle the disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men.

The panel of experts included:

  • Richard Buery, President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society;
  • Robert Doar, Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration; and
  • Melanie Hartzog, Family Services Coordinator for the City of New York.

Gordon Campbell, President and CEO of United Way of New York City, moderated, with opening remarks by Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, and closing remarks by Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation.