Monday, April 10, 2017



FRIDAY FEEDBACK: Last week we asked whether you were surprised by the recent allegations of scandal at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and if it would influence any future plans to visit the Met. Over 47 percent of you said you were not surprised at all; 12 percent were somewhat surprised; 30 percent of you were surprised and 12 percent were very surprised. Just 19 percent reported that the scandal would affect any future plans to visit the museum.


* The state budget includes free tuition at public colleges and universities for New York students in families earning less than $125,000, as well as a boost for the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, while New York City mayoral control of its schools dropped out, Chalkbeat New York reports.

* Many people who believe that they qualify for the public service loan forgiveness program and entered graduate school, borrowed piles of money and chose employers accordingly, may not realize that they are not making qualifying payments or that certain loans are not eligible for forgiveness, The New York Times reports.

* A new analysis by Polaris, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating modern slavery, has found that the largely invisible nature of jobs such as housekeeper, bellhop and cook means workers can sometimes be exploited by those who market in human trafficking, even within the United States, The New York Times reports.

* As part of the state’s $163 billion budget, lawmakers voted late Sunday to revive the 421a developer tax abatement as part of the Affordable New York program; and in a press conference Friday night, Cuomo said that the program also releases $2.5 billion to create 100,000 units of affordable housing and 6,000 units of supportive housing, The Real Deal reports.

* As arts funding faces a devastating blow, it’s an ominous time to be an artist or to take a leading role in nonprofit fundraising, but it’s also a time when the arts need a fresh kind of fire, something that Deana Haggag, the new president and CEO of the philanthropic nonprofit United States Artists, embodies, Vogue reports.

* Amidst the splash created by Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to close Rikers, it’s somewhat surprising that there hasn’t been more attention to the future of broken-windows policing, Theodore Hamm writes in an opinion piece for City Limits.


Human services workers across systems are invited to NYU Silver School of Social Work’s 3-hour, 3CEU seminar on Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Early Signs to Diagnosis and Treatment. On Friday, April 21st, presenter Sarah Kern, LCSW, Program Coordinator of NYU Langone’s ASD Clinical and Research Program, will explore the characteristic symptoms of and treatments for ASD as it manifests in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral functioning across the lifespan. Learn more here.



* Immigrant workers at a famed New York bakery who are threatened with being fired if they don't produce legal work papers defied the government outside President Donald Trump's Manhattan home on Saturday, the Daily News reports.


* Despite the evidence that systems and structures are leading to the isolation of people of color in nonprofit organizations, there still seems to be a hesitance to talk explicitly about racism in the sector, Nonprofit Quarterly reports.


What drives family homelessness in NYC? Join the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness for an in-depth look at the data as we launch the 2017 “On the Map: The Dynamics of Family Homelessness” with a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field. The moderator is WNYC’s Mirela Iverac. Introduction by Dr. Ralph da Costa Nunez. Thurs. 4/20, 9 am. Free. Details and registration at To obtain the report, email



* A Long Island nonprofit is suing a Florida widow who reneged on her $1 million pledge to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau for the decades of care they provided to their developmentally disabled son, the New York Post reports.

* Damian “Dean” Cummings, 39 lives in a human container that is the brainchild of two male models who decided in 2015 to found a charity, I Am Supported, that would raise money on social media and sponsor one homeless person at a time, with the goal of getting each one back on his or her feet, the New York Post reports.


* In an NYN Media Insights podcast Outcomes segment exploring the evaluation of youth programming, we talk with Joe Luesse co-founder and president of the New York Consortium of Evaluators and the director of evaluation for the youth development organization Harlem RBI (now DREAM). Then we talk with Paul Muratore who founded Connections, a youth-mentoring program of the Children’s Village, about training mentors and measuring their impact on the lives of youth.



* Hour Children was honored with a national award and a 20,000 dollar grant for its work reuniting families impacted by incarceration. Sister Tesa accepted the award at an event in Washington, D.C. convened by The Atlantic and Allstate. The second annual Renewal Awards seek to illuminate grassroots solutions to challenges faced by communities around the country. The Awards are related to The Renewal Project, The Atlantic's broader partnership with Allstate that spotlights local innovation.


* Audrey Weiner, DSW, MPH, will retire as President and CEO of The New Jewish Home (Jewish Home), a post she has held since 2002, Board Chair Michael Luskin announced. The effective date of Dr. Weiner’s retirement is December 31, 2017. Dr. Weiner joined Jewish Home, one of the country’s largest and most diversified not‐for‐profit geriatric health and rehabilitation systems, in 1993 as Administrator for its Westchester campus. Mr. Luskin added that the Board has asked Dr. Weiner to stay on as President of The Jewish Home’s Fund for the Aged, Inc. (The Foundation), where she will continue spearheading Jewish Home’s Manhattan Master Plan. The New Jewish Home has established a search committee and engaged the services of Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of senior-level executive search, leadership consulting, and culture-shaping worldwide, to conduct a search for the new President and CEO of The New Jewish Home.

* The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (LICADD), is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin J. Lyons and Eric Sherman to our Board of Directors. Mr. Kevin J. Lyons is the President and CEO of Opportunity Media, which represents world-class content brands in both Europe and the U.S. Kevin holds a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Kevin has been on the Board of Directors of Friends of OHEKA for over 20 years. Mr. Eric Sherman holds a Business Management degree from Northeastern University. Currently, Eric owns and operates an information technology staffing and consulting company and a plaintiff funding company. He holds a leadership role on the PTA at the local Elementary school. He began working with the school’s Wellness Committee when his daughters were young to ensure that important issues, such as drugs, alcohol, HIV awareness, healthy coping skills, building self-esteem and anxiety were being discussed with the younger children.


* The William T. Grant Foundation announced a new grants program that encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Starting in 2017, one 650,000, dollar three-year Institutional Challenge Grant will be awarded annually to an eligible research institution that partners with a state or local agency department and division or a nonprofit organization that is open to the general public. The award may be renewable for an additional two-year term. Research institutions will need to build the capacity of researchers to produce relevant work and the capacity of agency and nonprofit partners to use research. Equally important, research institutions will need to shift their policies and practices to value collaborative research. The grant seeks to address obstacles that inhibit partnerships, including limited resources and capacity, as well as internal institutional policies that may discourage researchers from participating in partnerships.

* The New York State Office of Victim Services announced that $10 million in federal funding is available for state-approved Child Advocacy Centers to enhance services provided to children who are victims of crime. Eligible centers can apply for funding to help offset the cost to purchase and install video recording equipment and hire specially trained staff to interview young victims of sexual and physical abuse. The announcement of the availability of the grants, which are funded through the federal Victims of Crime Act and administered by the Office of Victim Services, coincides with Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. See the RFA here.


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Bilingual Social Worker, VISIONS / Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

This position encompasses three distinct components: social casework with consumers and their families, assistance with benefits and outreach to recruit potential consumers. The Social Worker offers time-limited adjustment to blindness counseling and case assistance with blind or visually impaired people of all ages. The Social Worker serves as a bridge between consumers with vision loss, other service providers and VISIONS. Visually impaired or blind people often need advocates to assist in accessing community based mental health or health services.

Licensed Social Worker, Services for the UnderServed

Under the supervision of the Director of Social Services, the Social Worker is responsible for managing all mental health and social service needs of the residents to include providing individual and group services. Essential functions include: Serve as clinician in the development of resident treatment plan and the coordination of service delivery, monitor the implementation of treatment services for caseload; Conduct needs assessment and interviews; Provide individual and group sessions for residents as directed; and more.

Director of NAC’s Regional Permanency Center, New Alternatives For Children

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is seeking a Director with strong programmatic and administrative skills to design and implement its new Regional Permanency Center. This Center will deliver a range of interventions that are designed to prevent post adoptive/post guardianship dissolutions/disruptions; provide assistance to families so that children can be cared for in their own homes with their adoptive parents or legal guardians; and strengthen post adoptive/post guardianship families with the goal of avoiding foster care or other out-of-home placements.

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* City & State reports that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump’s budget would have “a hugely negative impact on his hometown.” New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Trump would “drive New York’s economy into a ditch.” But is the situation really so dire?
* After its inclusion in the state budget agreement, ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft may be available in upstate communities as soon as July 4, though the state Department of Motor Vehicles must first come up with rules, The Buffalo News reports.
* Former Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny resigned to take a higher-paying job as the chief financial officer of a medical lab, but was indicted in connection to three Brooklyn pill mills and accused of pumping $6.3 million in narcotics onto the black market, the Post writes.


April 11 -- New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Foundation Center host a session on Financial Management Basics for Newly Established Nonprofits

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* Front Line Heroes display excellence in their commitment to serving those in need. Every year, NYN Media recognizes people from the nonprofit industry who work in the field directly helping clients and making their organizations' goals a reality through hard work and dedication. Click here to see this year’s honorees. To RSVP for the April 18 event, click here.

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.


12 p.m. – De Blasio holds a media availability and makes an announcement regarding neighborhood policing and NCO commands, 123rd Precinct, 116 Main St., Staten Island.

3 p.m. – New York City mayoral candidate Paul Massey Jr. calls on de Blasio to include a Staten Island stop on his citywide ferry service, 778 Front St., Staten Island.

7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Road to City Hall” features de Blasio, NY1.


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