NYN Daily (5/20/16)

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NYC, Friday, May 20, 2016

Sunny across the state. New York City, high 74; Albany, high 76; Buffalo, high 72.

 

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TOP NEWS


NYN Media Reports - CEO Corner: William Dionne, Carter Burden Center for the Aging: William J. Dionne, executive director of the Carter Burden Center for the Aging, stopped by the NYN Media office to share insights on how his organization has changed over the past 25 years and to reflect on the most dire challenges facing the elderly in New York City. Read more.

 

New York Civil Liberties Union sues the NYPD to get Stingray spyware info: The NYCLU said it had requested information under the Freedom of Information Law about how the department pays for its Stingrays and what models it is purchasing, according to the Daily News. Instead, the NYPD refused to provide any data about "basic contractual information that should be part of the public domain," the NYCLU charges. Read more.

 

Nonprofits in jeopardy of losing funding in mid-year budget cuts: Nonprofit Westchester is calling upon Westchester County government leaders to come up with long term solutions to shortfalls in revenue now that officials have signaled that crucial funding promised earlier in the year may not materialize, according to Patch. Read more.

 

Lawyer’s greed holding up $40M charitable donation, suit says: A lawyer is trying to siphon a $22 million fee from a $40 million gift to elder-care charities made by a late Hollywood talent scout and her husband, the Manhattan philanthropist’s foundation charges in a new lawsuit, the New York Post reports. Read more.

 

'Bushwick inspired' boutique hotel now being used as homeless shelter: BKLYN House, located at 9 Beaver St., opened in December and the city started renting out hotel rooms to use for the homeless two months ago, according to Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, DNAinfo writes. Read more.

 

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NYN BUZZ

 

NYC Urban Debate League hosts debate:

In-Tech Academy will host the league’s Middle School State Championship Tournament this Saturday and Sunday in the Bronx. This event marks the final middle school debate of 2015-16 academic year. The Urban Debate League offers students the opportunity to enhance their public speaking, critical thinking and research skills through academic debate.

 

Services for the UnderServed and partners begin construction on mixed-use affordable and supportive housing in the Bronx:

State and city agencies joined Services for the UnderServed (SUS), Bronx Pro Group LLC, and other partners to celebrate the start of construction on the Morris Avenue Apartments, an 11-story, 94-unit affordable housing development in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. The building will have 31 supportive units for individuals with mental illness reserved for 17 young adults with mental illness aging out of foster care and other institutions and 14 homeless adults with mental illness. Read more.

 

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Know someone with leadership potential? Help build the next generation of NYC’s community leaders. The Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is recruiting for Community Semester, a 16-week academic and community service experience. Students hone skills through coursework and first-hand experience working with a community-based organization while earning college credit and financial support toward educational expenses. Open to students entering the BA in Urban and Community Studies or the MA in Urban Studies.

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NYN CAREERS

 

Director of Data Systems and Program Evaluation, University Settlement

University Settlement is seeking a Director of Data Systems and Program Evaluation who will oversee its client reporting data systems as well as provide leadership in designing program review and performance. The Director will work closely with staff responsible for designing and inputting information to data systems and will help to build capacity for ongoing evaluation and self-assessment. Read more.

 

Chief Operating Officer, Lantern Community Services

Lantern is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to report to the Executive Director. With oversight of operations including leasing and compliance, security and IT as well as providing key fiscal support and analysis, the COO will be a member of the Executive Team utilizing his/her management experience to anticipate operational needs, assist with key financial assessments and ensure Lantern is maximizing its funding opportunities and identify opportunities to create process or infrastructure efficiencies. Read more.

 

Education Specialist, SCO Family of Services

As part of an Education Team, the Education Specialist will be assigned a caseload of children and youth in foster care to support their education needs. Program goals include ensuring: Children remain in the same school when in their best interest; children experience seamless transitions between schools and school districts when school moves must occur; children with disabilities receive appropriate educational services (including District 75 placements, referrals to the Early Intervention Program (EI), etc…); and, children receive the academic support they need to succeed in school. Read more.

 

NYN MEDIA CAREERS: To advertise your employment opportunities with NYN Media email lblake@cityandstateny.com. Visit www.nyncareers.com to view all jobs.

 

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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

 

* De Blasio did not testify at a state Senate hearing on mayoral control of schools held opposite City Hall, using a practiced strategy of accusing foes in the Senate’s Republican majority of of putting politics above the needs of the city’s residents, according to the New York Times. Read more.

 

* Lawmakers in the next few weeks will consider a proposal to reverse a change to the STAR, or School Tax Reduction, program that was earlier rejected by the Legislature but ended up in the budget anyway, the Times Union writes. Read more.

 

* It is fair and right to question how Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson makes his decisions, but people who want a more just system should see him as an ally and shouldn’t let his prosecution in the death of Akai Gurley overshadow the big picture, the Times writes. Read more.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS

 

Carl Hum elected to board of NYC Housing Partnership Development Corporation: Carl Hum, the Senior Vice President for Management Services and Government Affairs at the Real Estate Board of New York and former President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, has been elected to the board of directors of the NYC Housing Partnership Development Corporation. The partnership, a not-for-profit organization, serves as New York City's primary intermediary for the development of new and rehabilitated affordable housing on both public and private sites.

 

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Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON on October 6th & 7th at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY, this is an incomparable two-day retreat experience for Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Board Members, Fundraisers, Marketing and Development Staff alike.  Keynote Speakers includeVu Le, Nonprofit Humorist from nonprofitwithballs.com and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.

 

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NYN EVENTS

 

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.

 

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SECTOR FOCUS: Culture

 

New York's Center for Urban Pedagogy uses art and design to help people better understand complex laws and systems: The New York nonprofit knows that these topics are complicated and, frankly, sometimes boring, writes Smithsonian.com. So they “use the power of design and art to increase civic engagement,” explains executive director Christine Gaspar. Read more.

 

'Twigs and Swigs' greening event combines beautification with brews: Described as “neighborhood greening with a social twist,” the program launched in 2015 as a new initiative to engage millennials in volunteering with the city nonprofit, according to DNAinfo. Volunteers will meet on June 4 at Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, where they’ll help mulch, care for nearby street tree pits, remove litter and assist in other greening activities. Read more.

 

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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED

 

11 a.m. - “The Capitol Pressroom” features City & State's Ashley Hupfl with the week’s Winners & Losers, Daily News' Glenn Blain, the Healthy Schools Network’s Claire Barnett and Jeff Jones on lead in school drinking water, author Seth M. Siegel on the Capital Region – Israel Water Summit, and Environmental Advocates’ Conor Bambrick on fossil fuel infrastructure projects, WCNY.

 

1:40 p.m. - New York City first lady Chirlane McCray delivers remarks at the Masjid ‘Eesa Ibn Maryam mosque as part of the Weekend of Faith for Mental Health, 90-20 191st St., Queens.

 

2 p.m. - New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides and Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott read at a story time with the children and discuss why it is important to keep investing in our libraries, Queens Library at Steinway, 21-45 31st St., Queens.

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