Friday, March 23, 2018



* Alan van Capelle, executive director of the Educational Alliance, joined us in the CEO Corner for our latest NYN Media Insights podcast to talk about “happiness quotients,” “congressional-style” budget hearings and other tools he uses to manage his organization.

Today’s Buzz says what's to celebrate at The Doe Fund, how Change Capital Fund is touting the accomplishments of grant recipients and who got $8 million to fight homelessness – and who’s consulting with ACS on Raise the Age.


* New York City Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner David Hansell called on state officials to withdraw $170 million in cuts to his department from the state budget, warning that the funding cuts could hurt foster children, the New York Post reports.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced that the state Department of Health and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will provide hospitals with a temporary waiver to expand the detox services to help fight the opioid epidemic, the Times Union writes.

* The nonprofit Sato Project in New York City has moved into high gear since Hurricane Maria by rescuing dogs from the devastation in Puerto Rico to be reunited with their families or adopted by others in the city, Village Voice reports.

* More news below … 




NASW- NYC requests your presence at our Fourth Annual Social Work in the City Conference on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 from 8am- 5:30pm at Hunter College. Earn 6 CE Credits!  NYT bestseller and CEO of Robin Hood Foundation, Wes Moore will deliver the keynote address on strengthening NYC communities and fighting poverty.  Breakouts sessions include workshops in clinical practice, child welfare, criminal justice, policy, and issues of race and diversity. Click here to register



* Legal aid groups joined New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to push for stronger rent laws, asking state lawmakers to end loopholes that let landlords jack up the rent at rent-stabilized apartments when tenants move out, the Daily News reports.

* A new report by JobsFirstNYC and Community Service Society has five graphs that illustrate how the share of young adults in New York City who are jobless and out of school has fallen over the past five years, Chalkbeat reports.

* If approved, proposed state caps on child welfare spending will make fewer preventive services available to families in need and put more children in foster care, Karen J. Freedman, executive director of Lawyers For Children, writes in City Limits.




Shared office space available for a small nonprofit:


The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) has a large, windowed office and a smaller windowed private office available in our suite on the 7th floor of 86 Chambers Street, near City Hall.  Our office is conveniently located near all major subway lines.  The building is a well maintained, full service building, accessible 24/7 with front desk security.  The office is approximately 760 square feet and comes with like new furniture and office chairs. The rent is $3,000 per month and includes electric, wifi, building services, a shared conference room, and kitchen.  Ideal for a non-profit of up to 3 staff. Available April 1, 2018.


Please contact Rebecca Cohen at or call 718 237-9145 ext. 13.




In Depth:

A City Journal podcast discusses the history of New York City’s family-reunification policies, which led to fatal consequences for children in distressed homes – and little has reportedly changed in the last 20 years.

* Community Resource Exchange has advice and a series of illustrative scenarios to share in Nonprofit Quarterly with nonprofit leaders to encourage their “continuous and humble but increasingly confident development.”

* To create systems of societal change, we need to become clearer about the archetypes of societal change strategies, their strengths and weaknesses, and their interactions, writes Stanford Social Innovation Review.




Register for CSR Gender Parity Summit. This event will focus on the latest research and strategies on how to grow the next generation of leaders and change agents - women and men - on gender parity. Speakers include Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York,  Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director, NYC Commission on Gender Equity, Assembly Member Nily Rozic, Chair, Task Force on Women Issues. The conference will be on March 21 at the Manny Cantor CenterClick here for the full agenda.





* Young people across the U.S. will protest lax gun laws this weekend at marches across the country, and another student walk out is planned for next month, Vox reports.

* A nonprofit called Every Murder is Real is fighting back against “contributory conduct” whereby families of homicides nationwide are denied compensation because the victim was decided to be somehow responsible for their own death, Nation Swell reports.

* A women's health website maintained by the federal Department of Health and Human Services no longer includes LGBT health resources – and advocates worry this reflects a bias from the Trump Administration against LGBT people, Pacific Standard reports.

Attention Nonprofits: We are now accepting 2018 Annual NYN Sponsors. Sponsorships include: discounted employment advertisementscoverage of your annual event, board appointments and more. Details on the sponsorship opportunities can be found here, or email


(Visit NYN Careers to view all jobs.)

LCSW Supervisor / Client Care Coordinator Supervisor


Bronx, New York

Grants Officer

University Settlement Society of New York, The Door

New York, New York

Registered Nurse

Mercy Home for Children

Brooklyn, New York

Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist

Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.

Commack, New York

LMSW Social Worker, Family Shelter (Brooklyn or Queens)


Brooklyn or Queens, New York

To advertise your employment opportunities with NYN Media email



Searching for Volunteers and Interns?

New York Nonprofit Jobs is happy to announce that we are now offering a BRAND NEW Volunteer/Internship job listing for ONLY $30. We understand how essential volunteers and interns are to the daily workings of nonprofit organizations, and that is why we are so excited to bring this career outreach option to you!

With our First Read morning email reaching over 8,000 subscribers by 9 a.m.daily, post now to find your future interns and volunteers.




HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Emily Gallagher, a former Neighbors Allied for Good Growth board member

To have your birthday mentioned, click here.



March 23 – Caregiver wellness day

March 27 – NPCC: Annual meeting of members

March 27 – A conversation about homelessness in the Capital Region

April 3 – Moment or movement? The longevity of this new wave of social action

April 17 – Barrier Breakers wheelchair basketball tournament

Submit your event here.

KICKER: “Him violating his parole had nothing to do with him being shot, nor me burying him as a result of his injuries … I just don’t feel it’s fair that they made this decision based on his (prior) actions.” - Tyrisha Robinson, mother of a homicide victim, via Nation Swell.

Have feedback to offer, or story tips? Spotted a website problem? Email us at

NYN emails not reaching your main inbox? 

Try adding us to your email contacts list to help with proper delivery.


Commenting is closed for this article.