Remember poverty in America? It was once a great social issue. It hasn’t gone away, but no one seems to care anymore...except in New York City. In 2006, Mayor Bloomberg created the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) to implement innovative ways to reduce poverty in New York City. CEO works with City agencies to design and implement evidence-based initiatives aimed at poverty reduction, and manages an Innovation Fund through which it provides City agencies annual funding to implement such initiatives. Every new solution is results driven. It works or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, it is gone. If it does, they find out why and replicate the solution across the city and now throughout the nation.