NYN Daily (4/25/16)


NYC, Monday, April 25, 2016

Mostly cloudy in New York City, cloudy in Albany, and rain followed by clouds in Western New York. New York City, high 66; Albany, high 61; Buffalo, high 58.


You are receiving New York Nonprofit Daily a Monday-Friday morning e-brief covering the state’s nonprofit sector.


De Blasio used ‘slush fund’ to support faulty pre-K programs: Mayor de Blasio’s office arranged for a nonprofit fund to loan $1.36 million to four private pre-kindergarten programs too troubled to get city contracts. Now it wants to use taxpayer money to repay the loans, the New York Post reports. Read more.

Hooked on grants: The rush of winning a grant or a major donation is huge; there is a sense of power in it, Nonprofit Quarterly writes. But in reality, you’re a gambler with a winning system on a hot streak. It’s temporary, it’s fleeting, and before you know it you’re addicted. Read more.

Jury acquits Sing Sing guard seen on video beating inmate: In a setback for the state corrections agency’s campaign to crack down on brutality in its prisons, a Sing Sing guard whose repeated punching of an inmate was captured on a security video was found not guilty on Friday of criminal assault, the New York Times reports. Read more.

Renting illegal apartments can be a cheap solution — but it's often too risky: There are more than 100,000 cellar or basement apartments being rented illegally in the city, according to estimates by housing non-profit Chhaya CDC, the New York Daily News writes. Some are unsafe firetraps, but others simply don’t follow the city’s code, which requires half or more of an apartment to be above ground. Read more.

The NYPD is running stings against immigrant-owned shops, then pushing for warrantless searches: The NYPD’s nuisance abatement practices often ensnare law-abiding mom-and-pop shops in minorty neighborhoods, and shop owners say they feel strong-armed into signing settlements, ProPublica and the Daily News report. Read more.


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Women's City Club of New York celebrates 100th anniversary 

This year marks 100 years of activism for the Women's City Club of New York, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all New Yorkers. Although women's equality has seen gains over the last century, gender disparity continues to remain. WCC is dedicated to continue working towards making significant progress on these inequalities this year. At present, the organization is actively organizing a 21st-Century civic participation model to mobilize the current and next generation of girls and women to be social change agents.

On April 21, the Women's City Club of New York honored four women for their contributions to society through philanthropy, advocacy, and leadership at its centennial Civic Spirit Awards Dinner.  The honorees were:

Co-President Jennifer Buffet and Executive Director Pamela Shifman for their work at the NoVo Foundation
Maria Cuomo Cole, Chair, H.E.L.P. USA; President, Cuomo Cole Productions
Jessica Neuwirth, Esq., Founder/President, ERA Coalition; Founder/Director, Donor Direct Action; Founder, Equality Now
Helen D. Reavis, Esq., Managing Partner, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Emmy Award - Winning Executive Producer


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Strengthen your ability to advocate for equity and social justice in your workplace. Examine the challenges facing workers, the dynamics of class, race and gender and their impact on social movements. Earn a Master’s in Labor Studies at the Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Faculty includes scholars such as Ruth Milkman, Ph.D., and Penny Lewis, Ph.D. Attend an open house April 26.



Therapist, Seamen's Society for Children and Families
Therapist will provide age appropriate weekly counseling to children 17 years old or younger who have witnessed domestic violence. Duties and Responsibilities: Engage with parents to set up appointments and plan schedule; supply therapy area with age appropriate toys and games; provide age appropriate therapeutic counseling to children; engage in supervision as needed with supervising therapist. Qualifications/Requirements: LCSW, LMSW or Licensed Psychologist required. FFT or MST experience a plus. Click herefor more information.

Psychologist/Consultant, Seamen's Society for Children and Families
Duties/Responsibilities: Complete comprehensive Psychological batteries on children and adolescents in foster care; ensure written reports are completed timely; conducts and completes initial & annual developmental and mental health screenings for children under 5. NYS licensed Psychologist required. Click here for more information.

Educational Director, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services/Safe Space 
Sheltering Arms is currently seeking an Educational Director for our Early Childhood Education Program. The Ed Director will be responsible for the overall administration and supervision of our Betances Day Care Center, in the Bronx. Responsibilities include the coordination and supervision of all program components, including the intellectual growth of children ages 2-4 years old; providing preventative health and social services, nutrition, staff development, and community outreach; promoting parent involvement in program operation; and fiscal management/accountability, and office/facilities management. Clickhere for more information.

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* An attorney for several people with close ties to de Blasio implicated in a report alleging illegal fund-raising activities disputed the state Board of Elections’ findings, The New York Times reports. Read more.  

* At the heart of the Manhattan land deal that triggered investigations and sent shudders through the city’s political culture is the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, a powerful but little-known municipal agency, the Journal writes. Read more

* A large 11th-hour campaign contribution from a powerful labor union to the Nassau County Democratic Party is raising eyebrows in light of the fund-raising scandal that has engulfed de Blasio, the Post reports. Read more.  



New York City must support its immigrant population to ensure a successful workforce: Immigrant workers drive New York City’s economic vitality, and their success must be central to the city’s overhaul of its workforce system, Kate Hamaji of the Center for Popular Democracy and Christian González-Rivera of the Center for an Urban Future write. Read more.


SCAN New York’s GLASS (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Supporters) program, in partnership with Hunter School of Social Work, the Human Service Consortium of East Harlem, United Neighborhood Houses will be sponsoring a ONE DAY Conference on May 7th to focus upon the history and legacy of Bayard Rustin, as a point of entry for an intergenerational dialogue on the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class and religion. Joining us for this critical dialogue will be Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin’s life partner. Participating with Mr. Naegel will be 1960’s civil rights activists, and, LGBTQ elder-activists, alongside contemporary Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ youth advocates. To register for Unsung Hero: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin as an Introduction to an Analysis of the Intersectionality of Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class and Religion, please click here.



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 EducationMay 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: Higher Education

Convicts and college aid: Mel Gagarin of the College & Community Fellowship writes in a New York Times letter to the editor that we must do more to ensure that formerly incarcerated people aren’t hindered in their efforts to receive an education once they are released. "Past convictions often haunt formerly incarcerated people who want to turn their lives around, especially when it comes to education." Read more.


11 a.m. - Social justice and immigrants’ rights groups, community-based organizations and good government groups call for improved voting systems and a more transparent Board of Elections in light voter roll purges that affected the presidential primary elections, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

12 p.m. - Public Advocate Letitia James, New York City Council members Mathieu Eugene, Rory Lancman, Helen Rosenthal, Rafael Espinal, and Fernando Cabrera, Public Advocate Letitia James, and New York City children and teachers rally to stop cuts in the Executive Budget that would eliminate 31,000 summer program seats, City Hall steps, Manhattan.


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