NYC, Friday, April 15, 2016
Sunny skies across the state. New York City, high 61; Albany, high 61; Buffalo,
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NYN Media Reports -- Programs help liberate 'chained' orthodox women: Many Orthodox Jewish women seeking to escape abusive or defunct marriages face a system that is stacked against them, sometimes trapping them as “chained women” for years on end. And as such cases have become increasingly prevalent, advocates, social services agencies and lawyers have teamed up in an effort to provide women with the resources and representation that they need. Read more.
City Pulls $861K in Contracts from Local Org For Williamsburg Youth Centers: A local nonprofit with deep ties to North Brooklyn is losing two of the lucrative contracts worth $861,166 it had with the city to run youth centers at the Cooper Park and Williamsburg Houses, to the dismay of residents who said they've grown accustomed to the organization, DNAinfo reports. Come July, two new organizations will run the youth centers — Coalition for Hispanic Family Services and Grand Street Settlement — will take over for St. Nicks Alliance, that's run programming there for the last several years. Read more.
The Mayor’s Nonprofit Experiment and His Reelection Bid: There are three nonprofits established by de Blasio and his allies - all able to take and spend unlimited funds - though two are being shut down amid increasing criticism, Gotham Gazette writes. The organizations, their fundraising and advocacy efforts, indicate where much of the mayor’s 2017 campaign money will come from, involve people likely to be key players in that effort, and preview potential sources of independent expenditures on the mayor’s behalf. Read more.
Evaluating the East New York rezoning plan: The East New York rezoning is the first domino to fall as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year affordable housing plan moves forward. Despite a consistent outcry from housing advocacy groups and local residents, the City Council’s Land Use Committee voted today to approve the rezoning, 18-1. City & State’s City Hall reporter Sarina Trangle and NY Slant's Nick Powell discussed what the final rezoning plan will look like for East New York residents. Read more.
Comptroller slams state handling of minority- and women-owned business program: In a scathing audit of the Empire State Development Corporation's minority- and women-owned business program, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli concluded the Cuomo administration intentionally delayed the program and denied auditors access to key records, Politico NY reports. Read more.
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Family Service League opens new Long Island center
Family Service League, a Long Island non-profit human service agency, announced that the Long Island Prevention Resource Center has opened at the Iovino South Shore Family Center. The LIPRC promotes effective strategies which build and support healthy, drug-free communities through public education, professional training and the provision of effective tools for those working to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. The LIPRC launches and sustains community coalitions to work toward making our communities safer and healthier. The Center is now part of FSL’s broad portfolio of over 60 programs and services offered throughout Long Island.
Technical High School Cosmetology Program Give the Spa Treatment to the School Program from Cerebral Palsy of Westchester:
The Saunders Trades and Technical High School Cosmetology Program went above and beyond to utilize their skills. These students brought a day full of joy to the students from Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. On Wednesday, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester brought young adults from the School Program to enjoy a day of haircuts, manicures and makeup.
The students had their hair blown out, nails done and some even got a wonderful hair cut from the students of Saunders High School. The students look forward to returning for another day of pampering.
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Contributing Editor/Reporter, NYN Media
New York Nonprofit Media is currently expanding and seeking a talented Contributing Editor/Reporter to help us cover news of importance to the New York nonprofit sector. Do you think you have what it takes? Click here for more information.
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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AMS will be hosting a NY Nonprofit Accounting Meetup on May 11th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Slattery's Midtown Pub.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* A Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist poll found New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval rating fell to its lowest level since taking office, with 35 percent of voters describing his job performance as excellent or good, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.
* A businessman who is a focus of a federal corruption probe into the NYPD and de Blasio’s fundraising helped arrange an investment of at least $10 million in a hedge-fund firm by the city’s correction officers’ union, the Journal writes. Read more.
* A top aide to de Blasio warned against putting Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz, the businessmen at the center of the NYPD corruption scandal, on his 2014 inaugural committee, but was ignored, the Post reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Inside Bottomless Closet, Where NYC Women Get Suited For The Future: Gothamist profiles Paula Bent, one of 30,000 women who has turned to Bottomless Closet, a New York City-based nonprofit, for help getting started in her professional career. The nonprofit gives women the tools they needed to enter the workforce, providing them with interview coaching, resume editing, and the eponymous "bottomless closet," full of donated clothing from which they can assemble outfits to wear on job interviews. 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: Cultural Nonprofits
Jed Bernstein Steps Down as Lincoln Center President: After just two years in the position, Jed Bernstein is leaving as the president of Lincoln Center, the country’s largest nonprofit performing arts center, The New York Times reports. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
3:30 p.m. - Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Chelsea Clinton host an LGBT GOTV event for Hillary Clinton, LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St., Manhattan.
3:30 p.m. - Brewer participates in Lower Manhattan School Overcrowding Task Force Meeting, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St., Hudson Room, 2nd floor, Manhattan.