This report details the work of DCA's Capacity Building Initiative, which funded five nonprofit organizations to provide financial counseling to their clients who included formerly incarcerated adults, foster care youth, young adult interns, young fathers, and workforce development clients. Initial findings indicate that individuals in workforce development programs who received financial counseling achieved better outcomes than comparison group clients who did not receive financial counseling.
DCA conducted its first-ever study of the gender pricing of goods in New York City across multiple industries. The industries studied for this report include: toys and accessories, children's clothing, adult clothing, personal care products, and home health care products for seniors. This study reflects an average consumer lifecycle, from baby to senior products, providing a glimpse into the experiences of consumers of all ages.