David R. Jones is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that promotes economic advancement and full civic participation for low-income New Yorkers. Read More
An outspoken advocate for low-income New Yorkers, David writes bi-weekly newspaper columns in the New York Amsterdam News and El Diario/La Prensa and a blog on the Huffington Post website that serve to educate the public and government officials on issues of importance to minority and poor communities.
In His Own Words
David is a frequent commenter on issues of poverty and economic inequality in New York City and around the nation. Below is a collection of memorable interviews, columns, and testimony.
CSS crusader David Jones spells out how to reduce poverty in NYC, amNewYork, August 19, 2012
When paying rent means going hungry, By David R. Jones, Daily News, June 21, 2012
David R. Jones talks about efforts to address poverty, CUNY TV City Talk, March 21, 2012
What About The Poor?, By Adam Lisberg, City & State, March 20, 2012
New U.S. Reality: A Permanent Class of Underemployed?, By David R. Jones, City Limits, January 18, 2012
Community Service Society's David Jones Balances His Social Conscience With Family Matters, By Budd Mishkin, NY 1 One On 1, November 21, 2011
David R. Jones on job creation, here and now, Crain's New York Business, September 26, 2011
Community Service Society President Talks Poverty On "Inside City Hall", NY 1, May 27, 2011
Hearing of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee: Avoiding a Lost Generation: How to Minimize the Impact of the Great Recession on Young Workers, May 26, 2010
Watch the 25-year Tribute
In 2011, David celebrated 25 years at the helm of the Community Service Society.