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Thinking Ahead: How General Assembly Grew Into A Global Education Community

 |  NYCEDC
General Assembly started in early 2011 as a small real estate venture for New York City's tech community. It has since grown into a global educational institution with fourteen campuses across four continents. Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder, explains how a $200,000 grant from NYCEDC was crucial in helping the company get its start.

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BigIdea: Experience, Enrich, Explore

 |  NYCEDC
On average, a high school student receives only 38 minutes of guidance or career counseling over their entire high school career. PENCIL works with educators and students across the five boroughs to help students develop the college and career readiness skills they need for a 21st century economy. Their big idea is to connect students to targeted college, career readiness, and youth development programs.

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CTE Summer Scholar: Khaalid Ali

 |  NYCEDC
Meet Khaalid Ali, a high school student and CTE Summer Scholar interning at NYCEDC this summer.

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NYCEDC Holds Eds & Meds CEO Workshop on Life Science & Healthcare Industry Initiatives

 |  CET
On July 12th, we held the latest in a series of NYC workshops with senior leaders from both the life sciences and healthcare sectors as part of our ongoing Bio (Eds & Meds) NYC 2020 study.

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NYC: All Hands on Tech?

 |  NYCEDC
According to The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of New York college students pursuing careers in the tech and information sector is growing.

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Applied Sciences NYC Update

 |  Seth Pinsky
With Applied Sciences NYC, we face another "Erie Canal moment"—an opportunity to change the City’s economic trajectory, further diversify our economy and secure our place as a capital of innovation for years to come.