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FROM NYN MEDIA:
* Learning Leaders, a nonprofit that trains volunteers to work in hundreds of low-income schools across the city, will shut down next month because of difficulty obtaining enough money from the city Department of Education, the organization announced yesterday.
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* Queens tenants say they plan to file a lawsuit against the nonprofit, New York School of Urban Ministry, that wants to kick them to the curb and convert their building into a homeless shelter, the Daily News writes.
* New York City homeless officials said the agency will remove or replace the Bushwick Economic Development Corp. as the service provider for homeless shelters, which oversaw a shelter where two toddlers were scalded with radiator steam and died, the New York Post reports.
* The Administration for Children’s Services plans to fire a juvenile counselor for choking a detainee and throwing another to the ground while breaking up a fight, the Post reports.
* Adele C. Smithers, who expanded on her husband’s bequests to help recovering alcoholics at the Smithers Alcoholism Treatment and Training Center Manhattan treatment center and, in the process, won a consequential lawsuit that empowered benefactors and their families to oversee their charitable contributions, died Monday, according to SFGate.
* A report commissioned by the New York State Association for Affordable Housing found that statewide affordable housing efforts between 2011 and 2015 generated 54.5 billion dollars in economic impact, the Daily News reports.
* Once or twice a year, The Guardians, an animal welfare nonprofit based on Long Island, go out to the streets of New York City to offer assistance to the pets of the homeless, and then to their owners, the New York Times writes.
* For working to fill in gaps in public housing, the Fund For Public Housing is the tenth most innovative company in the nonprofit sector for 2017, according to Fast Company.
* The New York City Council, led by Councilmembers Laurie A. Cumbo and Jimmy Van Bramer, passed an historic package of legislation to further fund and promote art inclusivity and accessibility through the Percent for Art Program, BK Reader.
* New York City Department of Youth and Community Development announced that applications are open for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program through Friday, March 17, according to PIX11.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), funded annually by Congress since 1983, provides supplementary funds through the United Way of New York City for existing emergency food and shelter programs. Agencies must apply for funding through an annual competitive grant application and awards are determined annually by the Local New York City EFSP Board for one program year. United Way of New York City is now accepting applications in anticipation of federal funding for the Phase 34 program year. Apply here www.feednyc.org.
* Restaurants and other business across the country closed Thursday as immigrants stayed home in protest of President Donald Trump’s policies, and New York City workers participated in large numbers, the Times reports.
* World Relief has announced it will lay off more than 140 staff members and close five local offices as a “direct result” of President Trump’s order to more than halve the number of refugees resettled this year in the United States, the Deseret News reports.
* The extreme racial homogeneity in the realm of young math wizards has drawn little attention in a nation where racial equality in the basic institutions of civic life remains elusive, but it’s become an increasing source of consternation for some mathematicians, educators and business leaders, who see it linked to the striking underrepresentation of blacks and Latinos in high-paying, high-status jobs in finance, science and technology, the New York Times writes.
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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:
* Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced that he had awarded 24 separate grants to 16 different nonprofit community organizations, totaling 900,00 dollars, according to the Hudson Valley News Network.
* Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced that 21 not-for-profit organizations will be receiving a combined total of 200,325 dollars to boost tourism, the Daily Voice writes.
THIS WEEK’S PODCAST
* In our first NYN Media Outcomes segment exploring innovative programming in New York’s nonprofit sector, we talk with Cyrus Garrett, executive director of the city’s Young Men’s Initiative and Dawan Julien, managing director of OST after school programs with the East Harlem Tutorial Program, about how they have been evaluating and implementing Dr. Edward Fergus-Arcia’s findings on improving educational outcomes for young men of color.
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* The Interfaith Nutrition Network is a recipient of a 75,000 dollar grant from Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund. The Hempstead-based organization, which serves hungry and homeless Long Islanders through a network of soup kitchens and homeless shelters, was awarded the grant to benefit its Long-Term Housing program, which assists formerly homeless families to become economically independent by providing supportive housing and essential services. The INN is honored to share the recognition along with other notable Long Island based nonprofit organizations.
* Board members from the Samuel Field Y, in Little Neck, and the Central Queens Y, in Forest Hills, signed off on the final blueprint that specifies next steps to combine and expand the outstanding services and programs already available to diverse populations at 39 sites throughout Queens. The Central Queens Y will now be part of the Samuel Field Y. The two organizations reach upward of 50,000 people through varied programs such as pre-K, after-school, mental health, job training, summer camps, fitness and early dementia care.
* The Ford Foundation announced the election of Bryan Stevenson to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees. A renowned public interest lawyer, Stevenson is founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the visionary behind the Enslavement to Mass Incarceration Museum and the Memorial to the Victims of Lynching,commemorating more than 4,000 individuals who were lynched in 12 southern states between 1871 and 1950. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and a law professor at the New York University School of Law.
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PCDC is seeking an executive-level Senior Director for External Affairs and Advocacy to provide leadership and strategic perspective to PCDC in the areas of external affairs, advocacy, and communications. This is a varied, fast-paced career opportunity that will lead PCDC to have a strong and vibrant primary care and community development presence locally, regionally and nationally. This position will lead all communications, website and external affairs in collaboration with PCDC’s senior leadership and other staff; identify, develop, prioritize and execute strategies to reach and engage key target audiences including policy makers and influencers, government officials, corporate leaders, and others; shape messages in support of PCDC’s strategic goals; and establish plans, goals, metrics and assessment tools to evaluate success of strategic communications and external affairs activities.
Our Residential Treatment Facility is seeking Registered Nurses to provide nursing care to pre-adolescent children. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health providers. Must be a NYS License RN. We are looking for team players who will give our residents the high level of care they deserve. Pediatric and/or Psychiatric nursing experience a plus. New graduates also welcome.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30+ years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking a Director of Specialized Foster Care to be responsible for the direct management of the agency’s Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities and Treatment Family Foster Care programs. This position offers a highly rewarding experience for a social work professional who welcomes the opportunity to use high-level management skills. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of multidisciplinary teams of professionals at an innovative agency serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in NYC.
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Join New York nonprofit professionals at the next NY Nonprofit Meetup on February 23, 2017. Invite a friend, colleague, or client to join you at this Midtown networking event. Sponsored by Accounting Management Solutions (AMS), first drink is free. AMS, a CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Division, is a leading provider of executive-level accounting and finance professionals and executive search services. Register now.
POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court court ruled against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to give some homeowners a $183 credit on their water bills while also raising rates, The New York Times reports.
* Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will be the first state in the nation to require banks, insurance companies and other financial systems, starting on March 1, to have a cybersecurity program designed to protect consumer data, WKBW reports.
* Marvin Holland, a union organizer who came in second in Tuesday’s special election for a New York City Council seat in Harlem, said he will mount another challenge against the winner, Bill Perkins, when the seat is up for grabs again later this year, Gotham Gazette reports.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Miguel Torres-Castro, Director of Support Programs at Mercy Home.
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Feb. 28 -- Tuoro College is hosting a Networking Breakfast to celebrate the opening of its Long Island Office in the Touro Law Center’s Public Advocacy Center.
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Do you know someone who dedicates their time to serve those in need? Nominate your friends and colleagues to be this year's Front-Line Heroes. Every year, NYN Media recognizes 25 members of the nonprofit industry who work in the field helping clients and making their organizations' goals a reality through hard work and dedication. Front-Line Heroes display excellence in their commitment to serving those in need. Tell us who your Front-Line Hero is.
On Friday, March 24, New York Nonprofit Media will host Nonprofit FundCon which brings together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create a campaign and raise money. Click here to learn more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:
11 a.m. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney holds a press conference with seniors and advocates at the Stein Senior Center to warn against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Stein Senior Center, second floor, 204 E. 23rd St., Manhattan.
11 a.m. – State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and The Legal Aid Society announce a lawsuit protecting low-income tenants of the New York School of Urban Ministry dormitory residence from unlawful eviction, 31-10 47th St., Queens.
1:30 p.m. – De Blasio tours AppNexus and participates in discussion on the tech sector and announces more details about the city's new tech hub at Union Square, 28 W. 23rd St., Manhattan.
6 p.m. – State Sen. Marisol Alcántara holds immigration town hall with U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, New York Legal Assistance Group, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, LatinoJustice and MFY Legal Services, P.S. 48, 4360 Broadway, Manhattan.
9 p.m. – City & State holds Caucus Weekend Kickoff Cocktail Reception, The State Room, 100 State St., Albany.