NYC, Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Patches of fog in the capital and sunny elsewhere. New York City, high 86; Albany, high 85; Buffalo, high 71
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NYN Media Perspectives - There goes the nonprofit neighborhood: Throughout New York City, increasing real estate values have put pressure on nonprofits to reconsider their space and location needs, Associate Professor Hilary Botein writes in the Baruch School of Public Affairs Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management’s newsletter. The Gramercy Park neighborhood was a major center for nonprofit organizations for more than a century, and serves as a microcosm of how these broad forces can impact a neighborhood and a sector. As of 2016, four buildings will no longer be used for nonprofits. Read more.
De Blasio’s homeless motel is terrorizing The Bronx: Residents in Riverdale were outraged when they learned that Mayor de Blasio had been housing homeless people in a local motel, the New York Post reports. Now, elected officials say they’re going to try to enact legislation that would force the city to get community board approval before placing the homeless in local hotels. A similar bill failed in 2014. Read more.
Emails show more communication with City Hall over Rivington deal: A growing circle of people around the mayor was made aware of developments around the complicated sale of Rivington House, according to Politico New York. At the time, the Allure Group, a for-profit nursing home company, was angling to buy the Lower East Side facility from Village Care, a nonprofit AIDS residence. Read more.
Jobs programs won't work with anemic city funding: Mitchell Netburn of Project Renewal writes in Crain’s that the city’s Human Resources Administration has issued requests for proposals for three programs that would pay less than $1,000 per participant, a number that he says is too low to provide quality training and placement services. Read more.
Three ways Ford Foundation's shift to inequality will affect nonprofits everywhere: Three nonprofit executives from Forbes Nonprofit Council discussed what Ford Foundation’s public shift to inequality means for the nonprofit world as well as how it will affect their own organizations, Forbes wrote. Read more.
It’s time to rediscover Discovery: New York City should reinstitute the Discovery program for its specialized high schools to provide enhanced academic programming to high-performing middle school students in underrepresented communities, Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation’s Larry Cary writes in NY Slant. Read more.
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Nominations open for 2016 Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards:
The nomination period for Ascena Foundation’s third annual Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards is open and is looking to empower and support everyday heroes in communities across the country. Nominations can be submitted online or via a mail-in form through June 15. A total of $150,000 in grants will be available. The awards recognize the contributions of Roslyn S. Jaffe, co-founder of the first Dressbarn store in 1962 and Director Emeritus of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. It honors the creators and founders of social impact organizations that are improving the lives of women and children, specifically in the areas of health, education, social reform and self-esteem.
On Board: Jericho Project names LaToya Williams-Belfort Chief Development and Communications Officer:
As Chief Development and Communications Officer, LaToya Williams-Belfort will be responsible for fundraising and communications for the nationally-acclaimed nonprofit, working closely with CEO Tori Lyon and the Board of Directors to enhance the impact of Jericho Project working to end homelessness at its roots. The 33-year-old nonprofit enables homeless individuals and families to access affordable housing, get and keep jobs, improve wellness and secure family reunification.
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.
Child Care Worker, SCO Family of Services
SCO Family of Services helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. It is seeking a Child Care Worker whose job includes providing a safe, clean and caring living environment for program residents; preparing meals according to weekly meal planner; participating in activity programming including individual and group activities, sports, games, trips, enrichment activities, etc.; and enforcing the program’s daily routine by accurately completing reports, checklists & daily point sheets. Read more.
Director of Medicaid Re-Design Initiatives, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services/Safe Space
Sheltering Arms is seeking a Director of Medicaid for our Administration Office, who will be responsible for the development, implementation and initial operational oversight of new programs and services for children and families made possible through New York State Medicaid Redesign. These programs and services are expected to include: Care Management, Home and Community Based Services, and State Plan Amendment (SPA) services for children. Read more.
Licensed Substance Abuse Specialist and Employment Specialist, The Bridge
The Substance Abuse Specialist leads the team’s integrated treatment addressing the needs of consumers at various stages of recovery. The integrated substance use services are delivered individually and also through group treatment. The specialist will use assertive outreach and engagement strategies, motivational interviewing and stage-wise interventions that target readiness for change. This is a field-based position and requires at least 80% of services to be provided to consumers in their homes, shelters, places of employment, vocational and education settings and other community settings. Read more.
Accounting Management Solutions (AMS), a CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Division, is the Northeast’s leading provider of executive-level accounting and finance professionals. We support nonprofits with part-time, interim, business advisory, project resources and professional search. AMS will be hosting a NY Nonprofit Accounting Meetup on July 13th 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:
* New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said the city will face a $3.8 billion budget gap by 2019, which is bigger than the gap de Blasio is predicting, because the city will have to pay more to rescue public hospitals, for shelters and for overtime, the Daily News reports. Read more.
* The New York City Council is expected to pass legislation steering minor infractions from the criminal to the civil system - but the new guidelines raise the question of how to pee in public without exposing your private parts, City & State writes. Read more.
* In this week’s episode of The Slant Podcast, Gerson Borrero, Michael Johnson and Nick Powell discuss whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s respective federal investigations will affect major policy decisions. Listen here.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Babies behind bars - Should moms do time with their newborns?: New York’s maximum-security Bedford Hills Correctional Facility is one of the very few prisons in the U.S. that allow inmates and their babies to live together, reports the Associated Press. The prison’s nursery is operated by the nonprofit Hour Children and costs less than it would to put the babies in foster care. Read more.
New Yorkers avoid 9/11 Museum in droves: Since opening two years ago in May 2014, only 20 percent of the visitors to the nonprofit September 11 Memorial Museum are locals from New York City, New Jersey, or Connecticut, writes Nonprofit Quarterly. In order to increase the local audience, there is a marketing campaign currently underway, showing videos of residents in a before-visit and after-visit to the museum. Read more.
Queens school nurse works extra hours to help kids, parents cook up healthy meals: Sherry Branch at P.S. 37 in Queens helps kids and their parents whip up fun and healthy meals in an after-school program focused on nutrition, according to the Daily News. She is the force behind the school’s Wellness Council and even secured several grants from Home Depot and the nonprofit group Common Threads. Read more.
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 include Vu Le, Nonprofit Humorist from nonprofitwithballs.com and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.
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.
On Thursday, September 15th, New York Nonprofit Media will host the 2nd annual Nonprofit MarkCon which will bring together marketing and communications executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to build a brand. We expect over 200 nonprofit communications, marketing, PR and strategy executives to attend this event. Topics to include: brand transformation, social media, event planning, integrated marketing, data analytics and more. If you are looking to reach nonprofit executives please click here.
SECTOR FOCUS: Religious charities
The Museum of the Jewish People receives a major renewal campaign gift from the David Berg Foundation: The museum in Tel Aviv, Israel, has been given a $750,000 grant from the New York-based David Berg Foundation, according to a press release. The gift, part of the Museum’s $100 million renewal campaign, supports “Jewish Centers of Antiquity: Babylonia and the Land of Israel,” a gallery in the new core exhibition at the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. - DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, library workers, advocates and elected officials will gather to urge the Mayor and New York City Council to keep investing in city libraries, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
12 p.m. - New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca and the NYC Coalition for Adult Literacy rally with immigrants, advocates and educators for increase in adult literacy funding, City Hall Park, Manhattan.
1 p.m. - New York City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Vanessa Gibson, Rory Lancman, Danny Dromm and others join the members of the Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition to release the "Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform for NYC” and call for increased funding for the coalition's programs, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
3:15 p.m. - Governor Cuomo, Hochul and more attend Heroin and Opioid Abuse Task Force public meeting, CYO-MIV Community Center, 6541 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island.
6 p.m. - Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Assembly Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama hold public hearing on Mitchell-Lama development conditions, the Bronx Library Center, 310 Kingsbridge Road, Bronx.
7:30 p.m. - Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is honored at Super Happy Healthy Kids event, Incognito, 30 W. 18th St., Manhattan.