Friday, February 24, 2017



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* Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that he would counter a spike in anti-Semitic violence with a text-message tip line to report hate crimes, a reward for a perpetrator’s conviction and a proposal for 25 million dollars to secure religious schools and daycare centers, Newsday reports.

* The opposition to the placement of a Close to Home juvenile facility, which takes in troubled youth and keeps them in their community, in South Ozone Park remains about the same, the Queens Chronicle writes.

* An email scam making the rounds solicits nonprofits’ W2 forms and other confidential data on employees, potentially exposing their names, social security numbers, salaries and addresses, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

* Despite ramped up immigration enforcement and threatened federal funding cuts, New York City’s protections of the immigration status information of non-U.S. citizens who use city agencies, including homeless shelters, seem sturdy enough to withstand federal pressure, City Limits reports.

* Increases in online giving outpaced overall giving nearly eight-fold in 2016 - 7.9 percent versus 1 percent - though it still represents a fraction of gifts, The NonProfit Times writes.

* More social innovators need to ask themselves whether the products and services they offer are actually new, and whether they benefit the people they aim to help, Nasreen Dhanji, the founder of Bluesky Innovations Ltd., and Roshan Paul, the co-founder of the Amani Institute, write in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

* “The Secret Life of Muslims,” part of a new series that details the lives, struggles and accomplishments of Muslim Americans, was funded as part of The New York Community Trust’s effort to counter Islamophobia in New York City, NYCT’s Clare Church writes in Philanthropy New York.

* City officials said they will expand partnerships with nonprofit organizations, including the Legal Aid Society, to provide counsel to tenants who need it, but they should make sure nonprofits are properly staffed to handle the caseloads and that new staffers are properly trained, then track the program’s successes and failures, am New York writes in an editorial.




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* Leaders of several hundred education nonprofits, charter school networks, and other education groups have signed onto an open letter expressing “unequivocal disagreement” with the travel ban President Trump instituted last month, Chalkbeat writes.

* A bipartisan group of 24 US senators, led by New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, have written a letter to Trump in support of the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities, which are among nine agencies reportedly targeted by the administration for elimination as part of an effort to curb government spending, the Art Newspaper reports.


* As New York City continues to expand its nationally lauded free preschool program, private providers contend with high expectations and exacting requirements, the Hechinger Report writes.

* Bloomberg News interviews Reynold Levy, the president of the Robin Hood Foundation, which recently launched a campaign to help over 800 thousand New Yorkers receive federal benefits to which they are entitled, but are not getting.




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* Launched by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and, the Sanctuary Restaurants movement is a coalition of workers, consumers and restaurant owners pledging to take the “‘high-road’ to profitability,” Bedford + Bowery writes.


* In this week’s podcast we speak to Rhea Wong of Breakthrough New York about how the organization shepherds at risk youth through middle school, high school and college with after-school tutoring, summer enrichment programming, SAT prep, internship placement and mentorship. Also, New York Civil Liberties Union Organizer Brandon Holmes talks about his work on police reform and other progressive causes since the election of President Donald Trump.




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* The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse announced that its board of directors has elected James G. Niven, former chair of Sotheby's The America's and a director of several nonprofit organizations, and Joseph J. Plumeri, senior advisor to Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. and vice chairman of First Data Corp., to be co-chairs of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. Founded in 1992 by former US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASA is the premier substance abuse and addiction research and action center to inform the American public and leaders about the costs and dangers of drug and alcohol addiction and abuse, and to identify effective actions that public officials, parents and other individuals and institutions can take to combat this scourge and treat its victims. Niven and Plumeri succeed Jeffrey B. Lane who has been chair of CASA since 2012.


* Nonprofit sector leader Emily Miles has been appointed chief program and policy officer at FPWA, one of New York’s leading nonprofit organizations aimed at alleviating poverty and advancing upward mobility. As chief program and policy officer, Miles will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of all policy, advocacy and programmatic activity working with multiple stakeholders in the community and human services sector. Miles’ leadership at FPWA has evolved over a period of four years where prior to her promotion, she was the Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research, and oversaw the development and implementation of FPWA’s policy agenda.

* The Board of Directors of Spaceworks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the shortage of stable, affordable rehearsal and studio space for artists in New York City, has named Risa Shoup as its new executive director, effective March 1. Shoup most recently served as Executive Director at FOURTH ARTS BLOCK, a neighborhood nonprofit founded in 2001 by cultural and community groups on New York's Lower East Side to purchase eight properties from the City of New York and secure them as permanently affordable spaces for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.




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Case Planner, Astor Services for Children & Families

The Bronx Prevention Program has implemented the Evidence Based Model, Family Connections. We are a home based program and weekly contact is made with our families who reside in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, Community District 12. Case Planners typically have a caseload of 8-10 families. A Case Planner is responsible for: insuring case records are maintained; documenting client and collateral engagement; completing Family Assessment Service Plans and other required Family Connections assessments; and collaborating with ACS and other familial supports to provide quality and supportive services to families. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Consulting Psychiatrist, The Mental Health Association of Westchester

OnTrackNY is a new, innovative treatment program that will serve adolescents and young people (16-30 years old) who are within one year of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis. The Psychiatrist will work approximately 10 hours per week as part of a small multidisciplinary team providing coordinated and assertive treatment and support in the earliest stages of psychosis. The team Psychiatrist engages the participant in shared decision making about medication and the next steps in medication treatment. Medication management will be guided by a medication algorithm that provides information about evolving best practices.

Clinical Therapist, Children's Village

Acts as the primary therapist to a caseload and performs case management functions as necessary. Communicates with family collateral and other agency staff and coordinates services with other agencies on behalf of clients. NYS LCSW required or Ph.D. Minimum of 2 years of post master exp. and high degree of computer literacy. Starting salary is 56,100 dollars. Position is located in Valhalla (Westchester County), NY. For complete details and to apply visit our website at Please contact us with any questions at (914) 693-0600 x1754. Recruiting a Diverse Workforce EOE

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Services for the UnderServed

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* Ending months of anticipation and speculation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will meet with federal prosecutors and FBI agents who have been investigating the mayor’s campaign fundraising for nearly a year, The New York Times reports.

* After a period of soaring subway demand in New York City, ridership dropped last year for the first time since 2009, and transit officials say the rise of Uber may be partly to blame, along with rising subway delays and weekend maintenance work, the Times writes.

* New York City has the toughest gun laws in the country, but if the proposed conceal carry legislation passes Congress and is signed by the president, city residents would be able to get a permit from a handful of states without even leaving home, the Post reports.


Feb. 28 -- Critical issues facing at-risk youth in Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods will be examined at Brooklyn Community Services Youth Action Summit: Voices for the Future of Brooklyn.

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11 a.m. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joins seniors to warn against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Swinging 60s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie St., Brooklyn.

11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features Patricia Company of Catholic Charities, Randall Hoak of AARP, Maria Alvarez of the Senior Action Council and Mason Kaufman of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, WCNY.

12 p.m. – Maloney joins seniors to warn against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Pete McGuinness Senior Center, 715 Leonard St., Brooklyn.

1 p.m. – U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Robert Capers speaks at a Police Athletic League luncheon, Mutual of America, 320 Park Ave., Manhattan.

7 p.m and 10 p.m. - “Road to City Hall” features Thomas Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and reporters roundtable featuring Laura Nahmias, Jeff Mays and Mara Gay, NY1.




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