Friday, March 3, 2017



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* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s homelessness announcement made it clear that he understands the urgency of New York City’s crisis and has a vision to address it by making sure homeless families are at the center of the plan, Win President and CEO Christine Quinn writes for NY Slant.

* The National Council of Nonprofits launched a campaign to get nonprofits to sign a Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship to be sent to senators and Congressional representatives, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

* The limits of de Blasio’s plan to reduce the ranks of the homeless is rallying advocates and some elected officials behind a statewide rental assistance program now working its way through the state Legislature, The New York Times writes.

* A coalition of community organizations along with state elected officials held a rally outside the senate chamber, demanding the passage of three tax-reform measures they say have the potential to create an additional 6 billion dollars in revenue that could be used to address homelessness and other issues, City Limits reports.

* Across the South Bronx, in a miniboom, several thousand affordable rental apartments are under construction or planned, according to the New York Times. Also, revisit our recent feature on the next phase of the nonprofits seeking to build housing across the borough.

* The state Senate Independent Democratic Conference proposed a package of bills that would make hate crimes such as graffiti targeting people’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation, a felony, the New York Post writes.

* Whatever managerial shortcomings led to Thomas P. Campbell’s announcement on Tuesday that he would be stepping down as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in June, trustees must share the blame, the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.

* Liza Oliver, a fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014 - 2015, writes in the New York Times that the country’s largest museum should lead by example and choose, or at the very least consider, a director who represents the gender diversity in the art world.

* More than 30 state Assembly members are pushing the governor to drop a controversial rule in his free college tuition plan, which critics say would exclude a large swath of New York state students, and to provide an additional boost for low-income families, according to Chalkbeat.



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* A broad network of 37 Protestant and Orthodox Christian denominations will announce a campaign to mobilize its congregants - some 30 million Americans in all - to lobby the president and members of Congress to rescind the executive orders, the New York Times reports.

* Immigration Defense Project Supervising Attorney Marie Mark and Director of Development and Communications Michael Velarde joined the New York Slant podcast to discuss President Donald Trump’s recent immigration orders and how they’ve built on the policies put in place by former President Barack Obama.


* Nonprofit Quarterly explores the transformation of Muslim American charitable practices and their unique evolution in the American milieu.


The Floating Hospital Hospital sends vans throughout the city to transport homeless families from shelters and individuals in domestic violence safe houses to their clinics for care. In this week’s podcast Sean Granahan, its president and general counsel, spoke about the state of health care delivery and how he brought the organization back from a financial loss.



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* Hopeful Headlines profiles The Floating Hospital, which is the largest provider of primary medical, dental and mental health-care to homeless families and domestic violence survivors living in the New York City shelter system. Don’t forget to listen this week’s NYN Insights podcast with organization’s head, Sean Granahan.

* ExpandED Schools' lifeguard training and employment program in the Bronx, run by the nonprofit Asphalt Green, is helping kids earn a little pocket change and more, NY1 reports.

* Days before a key public meeting on the controversial Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment proposal, the developer is promising to set aside at least 500,000 dollars from the sale of condominiums on the site to create a fund for new affordable housing elsewhere in the neighborhood, DNAinfo reports.

* JustLeadershipUSA head Glenn Martin, who spent 12 months on Rikers Island, returned to the island haunt Thursday as part of a fact-finding tour taken by advocates pushing to close the city’s notorious jail, the Daily News writes.



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* To improve the ability to support people with developmental disabilities in Sullivan and Orange Counties, SullivanArc (Monticello, NY) and The Arc of Orange County (Newburgh, NY) have entered into an agreement to begin due-diligence as part of a plan to merge both organizations in 2017. This unification will help both organizations respond to a difficult economic and public policy environment that has placed new demands and fiscal constraints on all organizations that support people with developmental disabilities. SullivanArc and The Arc of Orange County are both Chapters of NYSARC, Inc. NYSARC is the largest family-governed nonprofit organization supporting people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities in New York State.

* On Sunday, March 5, The Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, the Workmen’s Circle, and Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, joined by other Jewish organizations, will hold an annual Purim Children’s Carnival, followed by a parade to New York State Senator Simcha Felder’s Office to urge his support for measures promoting safe haven for refugees and protecting immigrant workers. This year’s event, at the East Midwood Jewish Center, will feature family-friendly activities, including hand-built carnival games, Jewish music from around the world, and a Purimshpil that draws from Masha Gessen’s Autocracy: Rules for Survival. Given heightened concerns across the nation about hate, violence, and deportations, the event will embrace social justice themes and include activities that highlight the need to stand up for immigrant rights.


* The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, Long Island's premier provider of substance abuse services and prevention programs announced that Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy has joined the organization as Director of Philanthropy effective Feb. 27. Vetrone-Timothy brings twenty-five years of marketing and communications experience to her new role. She has proven success in establishing and leading all facets of cause-related, nonprofit and corporate marketing, communications, fundraising and event management. The breadth and scope of her work includes a presidential inaugural, international film festivals, AIDS fashion shows, school-based cultural and anti-bullying programming, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and a major fundraising campaign for a public library’s children’s room revitalization project.



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Training Specialist, Saint Dominic's Home

The successful candidate will conduct new staff orientation, mandated trainings and workshops such as Infection Control, First Aid/CPR and SCIP-R (certified instructor a plus). Develop staff in various locations. BA and exp. in social services and training a must. Excellent Benefits. If you are interested in the above position, please contact Mercedes Gabella, Talent Acquisition Director, (845)359-3400 x 206 e-mail:

Director of Residential Program Services, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City

Under general direction, is responsible for directing one or more of the Agency’s residential facilities. This includes directing staff, providing consumers with proper care, ensuring the safety of the consumers, scheduling necessary repairs and the general upkeep of the facility. Administers designated program in accordance with Agency policies and regulations and requirements of applicable regulatory agencies. Is responsible for all aspects of program including personnel, budgeting, services to individuals and physical plant management.

Bail Associate, The Liberty Fund

The Liberty Fund is new citywide charitable bail fund dedicated to reducing the number of New Yorkers subjected to pretrial detention at Rikers Island simply because they are unable to post bail. The organization is ready to begin operations this spring and is seeking bail associates to work on the front lines of bail reform in New York City. These bail associates will operate out of criminal courts in the five boroughs and nearby offices to identify defendants who are eligible for these services and post bail on their behalf. They will then be responsible for connecting clients with appropriate social services and monitoring each case as it proceeds through the criminal justice system.

Program Nurse / RN, SCO Family of Services

SCO Family of Services has provided vital human services throughout New York City and Long Island for more than 100 years. SCO helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for people with special needs. Minimum responsibilities include Receiving turnover report from prior shift and checking communication log; administering the medications as prescribed by the staff psychiatrist. GSHMC physicians, and resident’s private physicians. Recording on individual medication sheets. Administering standing order as per physician; and assessing physical complaints of residents.

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* With campaigns by Democratic challengers to de Blasio barely getting off the ground, New York City Republicans have begun jostling over who will be their party’s nominee in the general election, and quietly trying to avoid a primary, the Times writes.

* New York City Council members voiced fears about the city’s readiness to deal with possible budget cuts from President Donald Trump’s administration, as they pressed de Blasio’s budget director for more details on next year’s spending plan, the Daily News reports.

* Nearly four years after running as an outsider promising to curb police powers, de Blasio has emerged as a cheerleader for the NYPD, touting the city’s low and falling crime rate as a central theme of his re-election campaign, The Wall Street Journal reports.


March 3 -- DKMS, the nonprofit leading the fight against blood cancer, hosts its annual Game, Set Match For Life mixed doubles tennis tournament, to help raise critical funds needed to add potential bone marrow donors to the donor registry list.

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11 a.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Higher Education holds a preliminary budget hearing on higher education, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

11:45 a.m. – “The Brian Lehrer Show” features New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio taking questions from listeners, WNYC.

1 p.m. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and John Catsimatidis join Jewish leaders to rally against anti-Semitism and in support of the Jewish community, Park East Synagogue, 163 E. 67th St., Manhattan.

2 p.m. – State Sen. Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres and Muslim and Jewish leaders rally against recent hate crimes, Bronx Muslim Center, 702 Rhinelander Ave., Bronx.

6 p.m. – Klein, Gjonaj, Torres, the Bronx Defenders, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and others host a Know Your Rights forum to address immigration rights for Muslim community members, Bronx Muslim Center at 702 Rhinelander Ave., Bronx.

6 p.m. – State Sen. Marisol Alcántara, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat and others host a town hall on a universal, single-payer health care proposal, Alumni Auditorium, William Black Medical Research Building, Columbia University Medical Center, 650 West 168th St., Manhattan.




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