NYC, Thursday, May 5, 2016
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers across the state. New York City, high 55; Albany, high 58; Buffalo, high 61.
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Half of NYC's early childhood educators get low pay and benefits: There is one thing that is not universal about New York City’s pre-K, and that is how we underpay many of our educators, New York City Council members Stephen Levin, Laurie Cumbo and I. Daneek Miller write in the Daily News. Read more.
500 affordable units to rise on housing authority land in Bronx and Brooklyn: Moving toward its goal of building 80,000 new affordable housing units over 10 years, the de Blasio administration plans to announce that it will lease public housing land to build nearly 500 apartments for low-income tenants, most of them elderly, the Times reports. Read more.
Experts to tackle NYPD controversial tactics during panel discussion at John Jay College: A panel of experts will tackle two of the NYPD’s most controversial tactics during a panel discussion Friday at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Daily News writes. The session, part of the school’s yearlong “Bridging the Divide: Re-imagining police-community relations” project, will cover the NYPD’s use of the little known tactic as well as the broken windows policy. Read more.
Assemblyman tried to block minorities from attending Riverdale school, suit says: State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz tried to block minority students from enrolling in a popular public elementary school — saying that he didn't want “outsiders” coming into the kindergarten in the tony area of Riverdale, according to a lawsuit filed by the school’s assistant principal on Monday, DNAinfo reports. Read more.
De Blasio asked me for $20K and it was hard to say no, developer says: A real estate developer said Bill de Blasio personally called him to donate $20,000 to a nonprofit to promote universal pre-K while he had business before the city — and that it was hard "to tell the mayor no," DNAinfo reports. Read more.
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New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. and the United Way of New York State to Launch First-Ever Statewide Day of Giving, New York Gives Day:
The New York Council of Nonprofits and the United Way of New York State are proud to announce a partnership to launch New York’s first-ever statewide day of giving, New York Gives Day.
New York Gives Day will be held on #GivingTuesday (November 29th, 2016) and will involve thousands of nonprofits across the state working together to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy and community. #GivingTuesday is a movement to add a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. November 29th, 2016 marks the 5th Anniversary of #GivingTuesday. This year, nonprofits throughout New York state will come together to create a movement for their local communities, raising awareness and funds for the much-needed services right here in our state. 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.
Director of Development, Mercy Haven
Mercy Haven Inc., a nonprofit mental health agency, is looking for a leader with high energy who is creative and self-motivated with excellent time management skills to fill this full-time position. Bachelor’s Degree in related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in development and supervision; excellent oral, written and management skills and a working knowledge of donor database systems is required. Responsibilities include (but not limited to):donor solicitation; experience in planning and executing multi-faceted fundraising events, and representing agency with local organization and community groups in addition to supervision of grant writing, design and purchasing of all marketing material and social media. 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.
POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The New York attorney general is investigating possible bid-rigging related to a proposed dormitory at a SUNY campus in Albany, part of a broader probe of contracting issues involving Alain Kaloyeros, an ally of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.
* State Board of Elections records list the 17 payments made to former top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco between April and December in 2014 as "WAGES,” even though Cuomo claimed he was only a consultant for his re-election campaign after he left for the private sector, the Times Union writes. Read more.
* Percoco also got nearly 100 percent financing on his sprawling Westchester home through GFI Mortgage Bankers, whose co-founder, Abe Eisner, is a key Cuomo liaison to Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community and accompanied Cuomo on his trip to Israel, the Post writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
A whole new tech world for foster care youth in New York City: The Digital Inclusion Summit, held Saturday, was organized by The New York Foundling, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering children and families in need, Youth Today writes. The Digital Inclusion program was launched in the fall to introduce foster care youth and their caregivers to technology skills and training. Read more.
Blend Progressive Theory and Practical Experience at The New School
At the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy—part of The New School in New York City—you can turn your commitment to social justice into a successful career with a master’s degree in International Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Urban Policy Analysis and Management, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Studies, or Organizational Change Management. Apply by May 5 to start your program this fall.
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: Health and Hospitals
When hospital rooms become prisons: Ersilia M. DeFilippis, a resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, writes about the difficulties of treating patients who are under the jurisdiction of law enforcement in the New York Times. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. - Mothers, families, workers, elected officials and advocates of children with developmental disabilities call for the reopening of a rehabilitation center, Community Resources and Services for Children, 3410 Broadway, Manhattan.
11:15 a.m. - Mothers of New York’s youth charged as adults call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature raise the age of adult criminal prosecution, LCA Pressroom, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
1 p.m. - City Council Members Steve Levin and Barry Grodenchik and Food Bank For New York City representatives call for an increased funding for the emergency food assistance program, City Hall Steps, Manhattan.