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March 15, 2012: "The Artificial Line Between Social and Economic Issues: Exhibit A, Andrew Cuomo" in The Nation features the Human Services Council.
March 12, 2012: "Nickle and Diming Nonprofits Must End" writes the Human Services Council's Allison Sesso and Michael Stoller in Crain's New York.
January 23, 2012: "Tale of Comic Adventures Wins Newbery" via the New York Times features the American Library Association's 2012 Youth Media Award Winners.
January 22, 2012: "Report by State Human Services Council Shows Investment in Social Programs Creates Jobs" reports the New York Daily News.
December 28, 2011: "To Save Middle Class, Create Good Jobs" writes Russell Sage Foundation author Paul Osterman on CNN.com.
December 22, 2011: "Who Needs French Hens? Get Human Services Instead" by the Human Services Council of New York via New York Nonprofit Press.
December 15, 2011: "¿Tendrá Usted un Hogar Para los Días Feriados?" via El Diario, co-authored by the Human Services Council of New York's Executive Director Michael Stoller.
December 13, 2011: "From Journalist to Marketer—With a Book In-Between" by Pro-Media founder and President Rochelle Lefkowitz in Neiman Reports.
December 4, 2011: "How to Strengthen the Donor-Grantee Relationship" via Forbes.com, a Q&A with Bridgespan Group's Tom Tierney.
November 30, 2011: "America's Army of the Jobless" Los Angeles Times op-ed by Russell Sage Foundation author David Grusky.
November 29, 2011: "Some Lenders Resist Foreclosure-Prevention Buybacks" via the Boston Globe features Boston Community Capital CEO Elyse Cherry.
November 19, 2011: Allison Sesso and Michael Stoller of the Human Services Council of New York discuss HSC's Who Cares? I Do campaign on WBAI's City Watch.
October 29, 2011: "A Realistic Fix for the Mortgage Crisis" by Boston Community Capital CEO Elyse Cherry in the Los Angeles Times.
October 24, 2011: "Obama Administration Ramps Up Mortgage Refinancing Effort" via the Los Angeles Times quotes Boston Community Capital's Elyse Cherry.
October 5, 2011: "Moneyball Lessons For The Economy" by Russell Sage Foundation author Paul Osterman, via USA Today.
September 28, 2011: "Exec. Director Advocates For Future Of HeadStart" by Dylan Scott quoting Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association.
September 22, 2011: "Local Program Helps Families Facing Foreclosure" via Fox Boston, highlighting Boston Community Capital's SUN program.
September 21, 2011: "How To Create 'Good Jobs'" by Dylan Scott talking to Russell Sage Foundation author Paul Osterman about his book "Good Jobs America".
September/October Issue: Washington Monthly "My Mommy Doesn't Have Any Papers" by Maggie Severns; looking at new book by Russell Sage Foundation author H. Yoshikawa, "Immigrants Raising Citizens".
September 14, 2011: “Economist Osterman: Quality of Jobs Maters As Well As Quantity” by Dan Gross, Yahoo! Finance.