NYC, Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Rain in New York City, rain followed by sun in Albany, and sun followed by rain in Buffalo. New York City, high 60; Albany, high 51; Buffalo, high 41.
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De Blasio to integrate Department of Homeless Services into Human Resources Administration: Faced with rising homelessness, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration has reassessed the city’s approach and is integrating the Department of Homeless Services into the Human Resources Administration, City & State reports. Read more.
The mayor offers hope for the homeless: The New York Times writes that while it took a long time to enact the changes, de Blasio’s plans to fold the Department of Homeless Services into the Human Resources Administration offers hope that the city’s homelessness issues will improve. Read more.
A discounted MetroCard is a good idea, but where's the money? The Community Service Society proposal for a discounted MetroCard for low-income New Yorkers is a good idea, but there are significant questions on how and who would fund such a program, Nick Powell writes for Slant. Read more.
How philanthropy contributes to wealth inequality: Pablo Eisenberg, a veteran nonprofit activist and longtime Chronicle columnist, worries that philanthropy is exacerbating wealth inequality in America, the Chronicle of Philanthropy writes. "Academics have said that probably no more than 5 to 8 percent of all the money that philanthropy doles out actually goes to the neediest populations," Eisenberg said. Read more.
4 strategy points For dealing with foundations: During the recent Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Conference, Rebecca Lake of World Wildlife Fund-USA and Rebecca Girvin-Argon of James Madison’s Montpelier emphasized the importance of using good strategy for approaching foundations, the Nonprofit Times writes. Read more.
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Goddard Riverside Executive Director Stephan Russo announces departure at end of 2016:
With the exception of a stint at the city’s Department of Homeless Services, Russo has spent his career at Goddard Riverside, starting as a youth worker in 1976 and assuming the top role in 1998. Under his leadership the historic settlement house has significantly expanded its programming to the most vulnerable children, youth and adults in our city. Russo has overseen mergers with two other settlement houses to solidify and expand vital social services to the community. “I have been honored to lead Goddard Riverside over the last two decades and, to the best of my ability, build on the work of our founders,” said Russo. “I am proud that together we have remained true to the essence of the settlement tradition, while creating a 21st century agency that addresses contemporary social issues.”
Comunilife opens new residence in the Bronx:
El Rio Residence, located in The Bronx, includes 65 units (39 studio apartments for New Yorkers living with special needs and 26 studio apartments for low-income residents). Amenities include community room, laundry, back garden, staff offices, and 24/7 security. “We remain strong in our commitment to increase the number of supportive housing units available for the most vulnerable populations,” said Dr. Rosa M. Gil, President and CEO of Comunilife. “El Rio Residence is a major step as we continue to provide new, safe and affordable housing options for the people who need it the most, a midst the city’s housing crisis.”
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The New York Times delves into the background of two businessmen tied to an investigation into a quid-pro-quo scheme with the NYPD, who raised money for de Blasio’s campaign and took pride in the connections they had cultivated. Read more.
* A former top NYPD cop received up to $500,000 in investment income from a real estate firm run by one of two Borough Park businessman at the center of the federal probe into possible police corruption, Newsday reports. Read more.
* The battle over opting out of state assessments continues this week, with advocates on both sides working to get their message out as math tests for third- through eighth-graders start Wednesday, The Buffalo News writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Bed-Stuy group takes aim at domestic violence with plan to join resources: A local group hoping to curb domestic violence in the neighborhood has started canvassing neighbors in the 11206 zip code, gathering information about their needs and experiences to use toward a plan of action, DNAinfo reports. The goal of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Anti-Violence Project, which launched last week, is to use the information to provide local leaders with tools and information about crime trends and to connect the community with criminal justice resources. Read more.
Nonprofit OpCon is taking place June 9th at Baruch College. This event will focus on streamlining operations and processes for New York’s nonprofit organizations. We will have a full day of sessions with topics on technology, finance, risk assessment, hiring talent, output versus outcome, real estate and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to join executive leadership from New York’s nonprofits. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available. For more details or to RSVP, please click here.
For the first time, New York Nonprofit Media celebrates Front-Line Heroes in the nonprofit community on April 26, 2016 at 8:00am at New York Law School. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of the 25 honorees who exhibit the traits of a Front-Line Hero: a committed, innovative behind-the-scenes human service practitioner, leader and advocate for change in New York. To place congratulatory ads, buy VIP tables, or view our current list of winners, please click here.
The Role of Business in K-12 Education: May 19th, Hunter College - City & State Reports presents a one-day, high-impact conference that will explore how businesses, foundations and nonprofits can have a tangible, positive effect on K-12 education. Stanley Litow of IBM; Dale Russakoff, author of “The Prize”; and Lisa Belzberg of PENCIL present. Early bird and nonprofit rates available. Register now.
SECTOR FOCUS: Environmental News
NY State Supreme Court green lights Lower West Side Pier55: The controversial lower west side project, Pier55, just got the green light from the New York State Supreme Court this past Friday, April 8, to continue moving ahead. Last spring, the City Club of New York (a nonprofit organization) filed a lawsuit against Pier55 Inc. and HRPT to stop the project. The City Club believes the project will hurt wildlife and is against public interest. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer delivers remarks at 10th Annual NYC Equal Pay Day Rally, City Hall, Manhattan.
3:30 p.m. - New York City Councilman Mathieu Eugene, advocates and New York City children from summer camp programs slated to be cut by the city rally to save the programs, City Hall steps, Manhattan.