NYC, Thursday, April 28, 2016
Partly cloudy across the state. Slight chance of rain this afternoon downstate. New York City, high 59; Albany, high 59; Buffalo, high 53.
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NYN Media Perspectives - Who will monitor the homeless shelter monitors? If the de Blasio administration intends to monitor city homeless shelters, then agencies must be transparent about how surveillance data will be used and shared to guard the privacy of homeless individuals, New York Nonprofit Media’s Jeff Stein writes. Read more.
As homeless population swells in NYC, de Blasio budget to add more health clinics at schools: New York City will spend nearly $30 million to increase health services and offer other help for the city’s growing number of homeless students, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, Chalkbeat writes. The funding comes from the state and will go toward new school-based health centers and programs inside homeless shelters that help children with literacy and attendance. Read more.
Rivington House deed restriction removal floated to City Hall in 2014: A high-ranking aide to Mayor Bill de Blasio was informed that a nonprofit healthcare provider wanted to lift all deed restrictions on a Manhattan property in May of 2014 — two years before the issue came to light in a scandal that is being scrutinized by four separate government entities, Politico NY writes. Read more.
The challenge of reentry: The Center for Community Alternatives announced a new program called Project New Opportunity, with funding from the Open Society Foundations, The Crime Report writes. The program is aimed at assisting a few of the thousands of inmates who were charged with drug violations and are being released by order of the U.S. Sentencing Commission under revised guidelines approved in 2014. Read more.
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United Neighborhood Houses reacts to De Blasio's executive budget:
Susan Stamler, executive director of United Neighborhood Houses, released a statement on Mayor de Blasio’s FY 2017 executive budget that applauds him for making investments in Beacon Community Centers and increasing support for case manager salaries in Department for the Aging-funded programs. It also expresses disappointment over proposals that would end summer programming for more than 31,000 middle school students, fail to restore adult literacy programming or invest in certain youth employment programs and would not address the fact that educators, staff and directors in community based early childhood programs are paid far less than their counterparts in public schools. Read the full statement here.
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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 here for 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. Click here for more information.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Some of de Blasio’s closest political allies, including Emma Wolfe, Ross Offinger and BerlinRosen, have received subpoenas as part of investigations into his fundraising, but the mayor has not been served, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.
* The revelation that it was Cuomo’s chosen enforcement counsel at the Board of Elections who sparked the investigation into de Blasio’s fundraising activities has raised a number of questions, Gotham Gazette writes. Read more.
* Democratic Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky increased his 780-vote lead over Republican Chris McGrath by about 200 votes as the Nassau County Board of Elections began to count paper ballots for the 9th Senate district special election, Newsday reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Jews of color defy America’s obsession with identity politics: Sponsored by the nonprofit Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and the Jewish Multiracial Network, the Jews of Color National Convening is intended to help Jews of color better assert themselves within “mainstream” American Jewry without having to compromise either their Jewish or racial identities, the New York Post writes. 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: Health and Hospitals
Experts Question de Blasio's plan to save NYC's public hospital system: Reaction to de Blasio’s long awaited strategy to save NYC Health + Hospitals, the municipal hospital system formerly known as Health and Hospitals Corporation, was decidedly mixed, City & State reports. For a number of longtime observers and stakeholders, the plan’s reliance on getting both Albany and Washington to re-visit funding levels and formulas for funding the city’s public hospitals was somewhere between overly optimistic and magical thinking. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. - Brooklyn Defender Services hosts National Reentry Week town hall discussion with legal service providers, reentry service providers, and community members, Brownsville Community Justice Center, 444 Thomas S. Boyland St., Brooklyn.
6 p.m. - New York City first lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery hold town hall with members of the Caribbean community to discuss mental health, New Dimension Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1062 Winthrop St., Brooklyn.