NYC, Friday, April 29, 2016
Cloudy, with a chance of showers in the early afternoon in Western New York and in late afternoon farther east. New York City, high 56; Albany, high 60; Buffalo, high 53.
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NYN Media Reports - Who was counted? City continues to misrepresent street homelessness survey results: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio trumpeted a decline in street homelessness Thursday, but failed to note that the one-night survey he cited only counts a limited subset of the larger street homeless population – an oversight the city has repeated for the last decade. Read more.
Missing money, a vicious attack and slow healing for a charity’s leader: The New York Times profiles D. Alexandra Dyer, the executive director of Healing Arts Initiative, which provides workshops and live performances to 350,000 people from underserved populations annually, who was allegedly attacked after discovering the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read more.
NYC's housing reports so flawed they're nearly useless, Comptroller says: Mayor de Blasio is using fuzzy math to tabulate one of his signature projects, the building of new affordable housing units, Controller Scott Stringer said Thursday, the Daily News writes. In a letter to de Blasio’s Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, Stringer said his office found so many errors and omissions in a periodic report required by the City Council since 2012 to track both new affordable units and the subsidies handed to real estate developers that the data are almost useless. Read more.
City-funded lawyers tasked with preventing evictions would save taxpayers money, study finds: Crain’s New York reports that more city spending on eviction prevention would save $320 million annually, according to a study done for free by the global financial advisory firm Stout Risius Ross on behalf of the New York City Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee. By contrast, the Independent Budget Office and the Department of Finance found the bill introduced in 2014 by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson that could require the city to provide a lawyer to low-income tenants facing eviction, would cost taxpayers money. Read more.
De Blasio selects developer for mixed-use complex in the Bronx: The de Blasio administration has selected developers to build a large, below-market-rate housing complex with an emphasis on energy efficiency on a 30,000-square-foot site in the Bronx, Politico NY writes. The site will house a charter school, a medical facility, space for cultural programs and social services and a supermarket. Read more.
FASB looks at nonprofits: Accounting Today reports on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Update for nonprofit entities. The board’s tentative decisions, reached as of the beginning of April 2016, become final after a formal written ballot to issue final standards. Read more.
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Very Reverend Patrick J. Keating named Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens:
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has announced that Very Reverend Patrick J. Keating, Associate Vicar for Human Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Migration Services, will also serve as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, effective April 25, 2016.
“Since 2013, Catholic Charities has been undergoing a comprehensive restructuring in order to better serve the residents of Brooklyn and Queens. As we looked at our structure, we looked for ways to make the agency more responsive,” said Msgr. LoPinto “Fr. Keating, who has served as Chief of Staff for the past few years, has played a significant role in the effort to restructure Catholic Charities, and has helped make Catholic Charities a more viable organization for the 21st century.” In his role, Fr. Keating has displayed strong leadership in the areas of finance and planning.
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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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AMS will be hosting a NY Nonprofit Accounting Meetup on May 11th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Slattery's Midtown Pub. Come network with us for: Career advancement, partnerships, business development, and professional conversation. All are welcome. Your first drink is on AMS! Register today.
POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Historians can’t find a New York City mayor who, along with his administration and inner circle, was the subject of as many simultaneous investigations as Mayor Bill de Blasio now faces, The New York Times writes in an explainer of the investigations. Read more.
* The investigations swirling the de Blasio administration led reporters to turn de Blasio’s short walk from an event to his car into a press gaggle, with the mayor again saying all actions were “legal and appropriate,” the Times reports. Read more.
* Contributions to housekeeping accounts for both parties have hit record levels in recent years, according to a report, as de Blasio’s team is being investigated for allegedly using such accounts to subvert contribution limits, the Times Union reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Queens foster mom who ignored 19-month-old boy's scalded wounds gets 13-year sentence: A Queens foster mom who didn't seek medical help for an 19-month-old boy in her care after he was horribly burned by scalding water has been sent to prison for 13 years, the Daily News reports. A caseworker at SCO Family of Services in Queens noticed that 19-month-old Jaurelious Green's legs were wrapped in bandages when Verneus brought him in for a regular visit with his biological parents on Jan. 17, 2014. 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
The final frontier for NYC’s struggling artists: Nonprofit organization Spaceworks — which sources accessible studios for artists across the city— is eyeing two properties, one in Fordham and another at 20 Bruckner Blvd, The New York Post writes. Not far away, Brooklyn-based Stillhouse Group is constructing an events venue for emerging artists due to open this year. “This specific area in the South Bronx will be seeing significant change over the next decade,” says The Stillhouse Group’s Isaac Brest. “This was an interesting time to start here, before that change is in full swing.” Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
3 p.m. - Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney and Hakeem Jeffries join public defenders, professional and community allies to discuss their legislative proposal to fix the indigent defense system, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, 40 Rector St., 5th Floor, Manhattan.
6 p.m. - New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Release The Grip / Bronx Connect mourn the death of Rahmel Johnson and call for an end to violence in our streets, 111 Findlay Ave., Bronx.