NYC, Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sunny in New York City and Albany, with increasing clouds in Western New York. New York City, high 58; Albany, high 53; Buffalo, high 45.
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Nonprofits still facing challenges in city contracting process: While the de Blasio administration and city agencies are making great strides to support nonprofits, there is still much that needs to be done in terms of procurement reform, New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal writes for Slant. Read more.
Summer jobs for all city high school students: The New York Times writes that de Blasio, who often talks about the gap between rich and poor in New York City and beyond, should take a hard look at a nonprofit’s proposal for a universal summer jobs program, which would help kids get a full-time job later. Read more.
Bharara looking into Rivington deal, sources say: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is looking into the de Blasio administration's lifting of a deed restriction on a Manhattan nursing home that is now slated to become luxury condos, Politico NY writes. Read more.
The New York Community Trust gives $5.4 million to 45 nonprofits across the city and nationally: Forty-five nonprofits in New York City and beyond just got great news: The New York Community Trust, the city’s community foundation, has approved $5.4 million in grants for dozens of promising projects—from reforming the bail system to developing an arts and leadership program for children on the autism spectrum. Read more.
Google.org’s Giving $20 Million to engineer a better world for the disabled: Google.org has been making a big global push this year to aid the one billion people around the world living with disabilities. To further that goal, it’s just awarded $20 million to the 30 nonprofits it believes could benefit most from its tech and data-driven approach to charitable giving, Wired writes. Read more.
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Lee Alexander elected to YAI board of trustees:
The YAI Network announced that Lee Alexander has joined the YAI Board of Trustees. Alexander is executive vice president, chief information officer and head of the Technology Services Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also serves on the Bank’s Management Committee. “We are fortunate to have someone of Lee’s caliber joining our Board of Trustees,” Jeff Mordos, Chairman of the Board, said. “His intellect, experience and knowledge will be an invaluable asset for YAI as we continue to move forward in this era of transformation.”
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Supervisor/Senior Transformational Coach, St. Nicks Alliance
St. Nicks Alliance, a 40-year-old North Brooklyn based community organization, seeks an energetic, inspiring and experienced supervisor to serve as the Senior Transformational Coach for our NABE 3.0 initiative project. NABE 3.0, an exciting new initiative currently in its second year, brings together St. Nicks Alliance’s outcomes driven work in employment, education and affordable housing to a specific targeted area in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to help children, adults and families overcome the barriers of poverty. Click here for more information.
Treatment Family Foster Care Case Worker, SCO Family of Services
The Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC) Caseworker will provide comprehensive casework and support services for children and families involved in the foster care system under the guidance of a Treatment Family Foster Care Supervisor. The TFFC Caseworker also has primary responsibility for managing the care and treatment of children and youth and performs child/youth care functions relevant to daily foster home care, including the delivery of respite and crisis intervention services in the foster home. Click here for more information.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Two commissioners on the state's Joint Commission on Public Ethics, appointees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, have tendered their resignations, the Times Union writes. Read more.
* With the race for former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s seat nearing, his Lower East Side allies’ clout will be tested as they try to hang onto power with their chosen candidate, Alice Cancel, who faces two opponents, the Journal writes. Read more.
* The Daily News’ Harry Siegel writes that de Blasio topped off a series of embarrassing mistakes in his efforts to insert himself into the national conversation with his “C.P. time” gaffe during a scripted skit with Hillary Clinton. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Covenant House plans new youth homeless shelter in Chicago: The New York-based organization with shelters and services for homeless children in 27 North American cities, is looking for a location for its new site, which will initially have 20 beds for homeless people younger than 21, The Chicago Tribune reports. 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: Religious nonprofits
Catholic Charities in Iraq: Cardinal Dolan, chair of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, traveled to a few miles from the Turkish border and a few miles from the devastated city of Mosul, showing solidarity with victims of all religions and visiting a state-of-the-art medical facility. 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.