NYN Daily (5/2/16)


NYC, Monday, May 2, 2016

Rain followed by clouds in New York City and Buffalo and rain likely for most of the day in Albany. New York City, high 58; Albany, high 56; Buffalo, high 53.


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NYN Media’s Front-line Heroes: Check out interviews with our inaugural class of Front-line Heroes! Hailing from many corners of New York’s nonprofit community and providing vital services such as alternatives to incarceration, legal aid, community organizing, medical services, and much more, these heroes strive for social justice. Read more


Officials aware of problems with NYPD lockout orders before kicking wrong family out of home in nuisance abatement case: City lawyers were aware of issues with an NYPD tactic that boots people from their homes without giving them a chance to appear in court months before signing off on a case that left an innocent family homeless for four days, the Daily News reports. The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services NYC flagged the dubious provision, part of nuisance abatement actions intended to uproot illegal activity by targeting the location it stems from, in a letter to the city Law Department dated April 2, 2015. Read more.


De Blasio musters support for coming fight on mayoral control of city schools: Groups of New York City nonprofit leaders and clergy sent letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Friday, stating their support for mayoral control and urging the state to pass a "multi-year" extension of it, Politico NY writes. Read more.


Black-owned businesses pushed out of Park Slope by affordable housing plan: A local nonprofit, Fifth Avenue Committee, that's long advocated for low-income tenants facing displacement is now on the opposite side of the equation, pushing out two small businesses that are among the neighborhood's few black-owned establishments. Read more.


How NYC’s food-stamp math hurts some low-income families: Within the context of current SNAP procedures, when HRA makes an error in calculating a household's benefits, the clients are the last to know, Shaunee Morgan of the Urban Justice Center writes in City Limits. If the city and state are sincere in their intentions to use SNAP benefits to support low income-working class people, Morgan writes, they cannot only focus on the issue of access and expansion. Read more.


Can a notorious New York City jail Be closed? JustLeadershipUSA’s Glenn Martin, a former Rikers Island detainee, talked to The Atlantic about his campaign to close the prison and the need to reduce court delays that keep the average detainee there for over 200 days. Read more.



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DHS, DOE, New York Public Library, CAMBA and NYC Service partner with Scholastic to bring "Story Play" to NYC Shelters:


Last week, several New York City Department of Homeless Services families gathered at the Flagstone Family Center – a Brooklyn homeless facility for families with children – to participate in a new reading program designed to increase literacy through access to age-appropriate books with newly built libraries in each shelter, shelving hundreds of books. This initiative between DHS, the New York City Department of Education, Scholastic, CAMBA, NYC Service and the New York Public Library, encourages young children to enjoy reading, as well as teaches parents the skills necessary to read to, and interact with, their children. Read more



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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.






Supervisor of Client Engagement – Broadway and Opportunity House Shelters, CAMBA

The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of social services staff and services in accordance with program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following: Develop workshop curriculum for Recreation Coordinator, Adult Literacy Specialist and Employment Specialist programming components; Develop community based resources and supports towards agency housing and engagement efforts. Read more.


Case Manager, CAMBA Homeless Shelters

CAMBA’s Shelters for single men and women as well as families are among the most successful in NYC, placing thousands of homeless clients in permanent and transitional housing. Recent increases in capacity, awarded by our funder, NYC DHS, have resulted in expanded professional opportunities in these Brooklyn facilities. Current open positions include general and specialty case managers (for Housing, Employment and MICA services). Read more.


Director of Major Gifts, JCCA

The Director of Major Gifts is the principal individual and major gifts fundraiser responsible for the day-to-day identification, cultivation and growth of the individual giving program. Will be working with a team of approximately 16 colleagues including the communications, events and foundation funding team to identify prospective major gift donors, design and implement a comprehensive moves-management system to increase the giving of existing donors and explore options for inspiring lapsed donors and their families to re-engage. Read more.


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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.






* In recent months, while working as a top executive at Madison Square Garden Co., Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is reportedly a target in a federal corruption investigation, has continued to aid the governor, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.


* U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s corruption probe of Cuomo’s longtime friend and top aide Percoco, who was tighter with the governor than even members of his own family, could mean the end of Cuomo’s political career, the Post’s Fred Dicker writes. Read more.


* Showing how New York campaigns are such big business, the state’s seven top political consulting firms, including five that have been subpoenaed in financing probes, were paid $115.5 million combined over the past five years, the Daily News reports. Read more.






Five Boro Bike Tour fills city streets with 30,000 cyclists: Wet weather dampened the 40 mile course but the not the spirits of the 32,000 people who signed up for the most anticipated cycling event of the year; the 39th Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour, NY1 reports. Hundreds pedaled for over 50 charities, raising roughly a million dollars for causes they believe in. Read more.


The first lady gives NYC seniors a dreamy college send off: 4,000 high school seniors participated in College Signing Day with first lady Michelle Obama as a part of Obama's Reach Higher initiative, Metro New York writes. Also highlighted was the work of the "I Have A Dream" Foundation, which follows the same group of students from elementary school through college, providing them with extra support and enrichment programs. Read more.




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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.


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: Higher Education


What can stop kids from dropping out: David Kirp, a public policy professor at UC Berkeley, writes in The New York Times that one of the great scandals of higher education is not the rate of students dropping out of college, or the costs associated with their incompletion, it's that many colleges and universities aren’t using tools that have been proved to substantially raise graduation rates. 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.






12 p.m. - Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and advocates announce new “Black Immigrant Engagement Initiative,” New York Immigration Coalition, 131 W. 33rd St., Suite 610, Manhattan.


6 p.m. - Jimmy Van Bramer presents Eddie Torres, deputy commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs, with the Martin E. Segal Civic Service in the Arts award at a New York Community Trust Event, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.



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