Friday, March 10, 2017



FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Recent reports indicate that the New York City Housing Authority and city Department of Housing Preservation and Development could see federal cuts totaling 58 million dollars. Other reports say that arts grants may also be on the chopping block. Do you think you’ll see a firsthand effect of these and other potential cuts?



* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced questions and criticism Thursdayover his plan to open 90 new homeless shelters throughout the city, including dissent from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, DNAinfo writes.

* The parents of two toddlers scalded to death by steam from a radiator in a Bronx apartment for the homeless have filed a legal document that could pave the way for lawsuits against the city, the landlord and a nonprofit social services company that handled their case, The New York Times writes.

* President Donald Trump has yet to put his mark on the federal budget, but in a possible harbinger of leaner times to come, officials in New York City are already contending with declines in federal funding to programs that assist some of the city’s poorest residents, the Times writes.

* The disgraced ex-director of the Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who stole almost 600,000 dollars nearly took the animal shelter down with him, the nonprofit's board chairwoman said, the Syracuse Post-Standard writes.

* New York’s artistic community is vulnerable to budget cuts from Washington, D.C., where the Trump administration is considering eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, which gave 14.5 million dollars to 419 organizations in New York City during the last fiscal year, the Times writes.

* Low- and moderate-income residents in New York City neighborhoods with many cultural resources are healthier, better educated and safer overall than those in similar communities with fewer creative resources, The New York Community Trust writes.

* Prominent institutional and individual funders, including the New York Women’s Foundation, issued an open letter to philanthropic groups to increase funding to organizations led by people of color, especially those working at the local and state levels.

* Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, writes in Crain’s New York Business that ignoring struggling middle-income families in the affordable housing conversation does a disservice to the mission of ensuring safe, quality homes for all New Yorkers.



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* Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would jeopardize the insurance coverage of more than 1 million New Yorkers and cost the state and its hospitals 2.4 billion dollars a year once fully phased-in, the Daily News reports.

* Any dim hope that Trump intends to spare the metropolis he hails from is now put to rest by a draft spending plan detailing huge cuts for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Daily News writes in an editorial.



* Clara Miller, president of the Heron Foundation, writes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review that in the coming years, the foundation will emphasize “connective investing” in U.S. communities, providing financial and other forms of capital.



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* The Jewish Children's Museum was temporarily evacuated after someone emailed the museum to say three pipe bombs were going to imminently explode inside Thursday morning, the second threat in the city against a Jewish building this week, DNAinfo writes.

* The nonprofit Open House New York is launching a series of tours offering an up close look at how the city is managing its waste, amNewYork writes.

* The fight is raging between the city's nonprofit wing responsible for planning the development of the Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 and a local Brooklyn Heights residential activist group, which has tried several methods to stop the nonprofit from developing buildings on the site, Patch reports.



* This week, Citizens’ Committee for Children Executive Director Jennifer March joined us for an Outcomes segment exploring the results of their recent Community Risk Ranking report, and Charles Archer, co-founder of the Thrive Network, joined us for a CEO Corner segment to talk about how he’s making sense of the current uncertainty in New York’s nonprofit sector, especially as it relates to health care and potential federal cuts.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Lauri Cole, executive director at New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

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NASW presents Social Work in the City: Challenges, Uncertainty, and New Opportunities Conference on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Earn 6CEU. Collaborate and Strategize on how to rededicate ourselves to our social justice advocacy for the oppressed in the current political climate. Keynote Speakers: Joy Reid, MSNBC- addressing implications of the election for social workers. Harry Aponte, LCSW, LMFT applying the Person-of-the-Therapist Model. Multi-level Sponsorships available; with benefits including admission, membership, and exhibition tables.




* The New York City Administration for Children’s Services has been recognized by the New York state Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers SW-0402. Licensed social workers at ACS and contract provider agencies can obtain contact hours through eligible courses at the James Satterwhite Academy, located in Manhattan and Queens, and the ACS Workforce Institute, located in all boroughs, at no cost, effective Feb. 15. The James Satterwhite Academy and the Workforce Institute support ACS and its provider agencies to enhance the knowledge, skills and values needed by staff to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of New York City’s children, youth and families. Click here for more information.



* The Center for Safety & Change announced the appointment of Amy Siniscalchi as its new deputy executive director, effective April 3. Siniscalchi has worked for nearly 20 years in the areas of domestic violence, human trafficking, child abuse and youth services. She most recently served as the assistant executive director of Children, Youth, and Family Services at Westchester Jewish Community Services. As deputy executive director at Center for Safety & Change, she will be responsible for the overall management of the agency’s shelter, counseling, advocacy and legal services programs. Prior to holding the position of assistant executive director at WCJS, Siniscalchi worked for over 10 years at My Sisters’ Place in Westchester County, most recently as chief program officer.



* WeWork is committing more than 20 million dollars to empower creators and nonprofits around the world, including in New York City. Applicants will pitch their projects at regional competitions for the chance to win meaningful grants. Throughout the events, guests will also enjoy the full WeWork experience in one place with educational workshops, job fairs, pop-up markets, live entertainment and inspiration. Each day of events will be punctuated by a series of pitches from finalists competing for awards in three categories: Individuals with an idea or a project that needs funding; businesses or nonprofits that have launched but are still learning; and businesses or nonprofits that have a proven record of success and are ready for the next level.



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Purchasing and Procurement Coordinator, Comunilife

The Purchasing and Procurement Coordinator designs, implements, and oversees the agency process to ensure the timeliness, accuracy of expenditures. The Coordinator also conducts all facility inspections and manages equipment service requirements, securing all permits, registrations, etc. This position is also responsible for fleet management including, inspections, registrations, repairs, and maintains the authorized drivers list for the organization.


Social Services Supervisors - CAMBA Homeless Shelters, CAMBA

Shelter Supervisors are responsible for planning and executing shelter activities, meeting contracted goals, ensuring that all direct reporting staff complete individual and group case management documentation notes, housing applications, ILPs and referrals to providers, including psychiatric referrals, service plans, recertifications and psychiatric assessments. All supervisors collaborate to develop programming to address clients’ needs related to housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health and/or employment. Supervisors provide crisis management and interventions with clients, ensure teamwork and ensure consistent services in accordance with program policies and procedures.


Multiple Opportunities, JCCA

JCCA is seeking Social Workers to provide treatment and case planning for children with emotional problems who require residential treatment and for their families in accordance with Agency policy/governmental regulations. Social Workers will provide therapeutic services to children and families with a minimum of one therapeutic contact per youth per week. Requirements: MSW/LMSW, great clinical assessment and interpersonal skills. Bilingual/Spanish preferred. Send resumes to Positions include Floater Milieu Counselor, Health Care Integrator and Mental Health Care Coordinator.


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On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 the Foundation Center will host a session for Board Members, Executive Directors, CFOs, and key decision makers. Paul Konigstein a senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions (now CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) will help you leverage the financial information you already have to find the best solutions to the most common operational and strategic problems facing nonprofits. Up to three CFRE credits will be available for attendees. Learn more and register.




* Cuomo and de Blasio turned a Brooklyn bomb scare into the latest round of their endless feud – with the governor beating his rival to the bomb scare site and vowing state cops would crack the case, the New York Post reports.

* New York City could save $20 million by scrapping an interior decorator tax break, or another $20 million by using green taxis instead of buses on little-used routes, according to the Independent Budget Office’s annual report on ways the city save money, the Daily News reports.

* An FDNY pilot program that sends “fly cars” manned by a paramedic and lieutenant who perform first aid to medical emergencies instead of fully-equipped ambulances has cut response times by a minute, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said, the Post writes.



March 14 – Women's City Club of New York presents a panel on the future of paid leave. New parents and caregivers often have to choose between their paycheck and caring for newborns or seriously ill family members.

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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.

On June 15, NYN Media will host its third annual Nonprofit OpCon. This event focuses on streamlining processes and operations for nonprofits in New York. How do we make things easier and more pleasant for executive leadership, operations, IT, risk, finance, HR and more? There are new industry standards to consider, and new guidelines around applying for public funds to learn. Bring your organization into the 21st century and abandon old practices that are depleting your valuable resources. It’s a new day in the nonprofit industry; join us as we explore these insights and strategies. Click here to learn more.



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11 a.m. – State Sen. Marty Golden joins elected and community representatives at the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony of The Birthing Center of New York, 6700 Third Ave., Brooklyn.

11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features City & State Albany reporter Ashley Hupfl on this week’s Winners & Losers, Daily News capitol reporter Glenn Blain, New York Civil Liberties Union staff attorney Phil Desgranges and others, WCNY.

1 p.m. – SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken, state Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and others host a TeachNY Listening Session, The City College of New York, The Great Hall, 160 Convent Ave., Manhattan.

3:30 p.m. – New York City Council members Barry Grodenchik and Paul Vallone host a rally to address the rise in hate crimes and anti-Semitism, Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Queens.

6 p.m. – State Sen. Leroy Comrie, with Assembly members Alicia Hyndman, Clyde Vanel, and David Weprin, City Council members Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller and others host a Town Hall Against Hate, Jamaica Muslim Center, 85-37 168th St., Manhattan.




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