Building a Stronger Community Together

The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center are committed to investing in New York’s economic future; that means investing in New Yorkers.

As we work together to transform David Geffen Hall—the home of New York City’s legendary orchestra—into a world-class concert hall and a major new tourist destination, our workforce development program for New Yorkers in the local community new to the construction industry sits at the center of the effort.

30 program participants recently graduated from a five-week, full-time paid in-classroom course to introduce program participants to the construction industry. They also receive one-on-one mentorship and are currently training onsite at David Geffen Hall with the goal of full-time employment with either Turner or one of its trade partners, as well as union membership.

The project will support $600 million in economic activity and 6,000 jobs for New York in a crucial time for the city’s recovery. We have committed to—and are exceeding—a minimum of 30 percent construction participation by minority and women-owned businesses, 40 percent from underrepresented communities.