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Front-line Hero: Giving voice to Afghan women

Michelle Arnot on Mar 14, 2017

When a woman leaves Afghanistan for New York City, she is likely to find kindred souls in Fresh Meadows, Queens. But what she often carries to the United States is cultural baggage – baked into family…

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Direct care workers with the Office for Children and Family Services deserve pay raises too

Jim Purcell on Jun 21, 2017

A few years ago, I met a young man who used to be in one of the state’s residential foster care programs. He is an adult now, married, with children, and has a good career.

He came into foster care as…

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Nonprofits confront fear in their communities

Dan Rosenblum on Mar 30, 2017

In the wake of bomb threats made to Jewish organizations across the country, undocumented immigrants fearful of deportation, Muslim-Americans feeling antagonized in the wake of two travel bans and…

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Tips to help nonprofits avoid conflicts of interest

Claude M. Millman on Jun 07, 2017

If you’re at a nonprofit funded by the city of New York, and you’re thinking you don’t have to worry about the city’s internal staff ethics rules, think again.

The rules, designed to protect the integr…

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