NYC, Friday, May 6, 2016
Mostly sunny in Western New York. Rain likely in the rest of the state. New York City, high 54; Albany, high 64; Buffalo, high 65.
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City officials want new program to connect troubled students with legal support: Confronted with public high school students in a jam with the law, the city wants to connect these students with legal support and help them stay out of trouble in the first place. City officials are negotiating for a new program with a legal nonprofit that would target students who have been hit with summonses and warrants, the Daily News reports. Read more.
Remembering the forgotten face of homelessness: There’s no denying that our nation faces a homelessness crisis, Win CEO Christine Quinn writes. But media coverage about this crisis, and the policy ideas proposed to address it, often exclude a huge portion of the homeless population: women and their children. Read more.
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar advocacy group names first executive director: A nonprofit that developed the initial 2015 plan to build a streetcar system connecting Brooklyn and Queens has appointed its first executive director, DNAinfo reports. Read more.
Where’s the community accountability in impact investing? The concept of impact investment, which has the explicit purpose of supporting economic and community development, is receiving a growing amount of attention from an increasingly diverse set of financial players, Nonprofit Quarterly writes. However, as with any new field, impact investing raises consequential questions and issues, with the answers and intended results remaining up for grabs. Read more.
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NYC Council Members and advocates join Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies for city advocacy day
New York City Council Members and advocates joined FPWA on the steps of New York City Hall on May 5th to call on the New York City Council to support initiatives that center on creating a city of equal opportunity for all. Countless New Yorkers face barriers that restrict their access to the resources, income, professional development and necessary health care coverage that afford others the opportunities to be self-sufficient.This year’s priorities for FPWA include initiatives that provide work protections, access to vital health care and coverage for underrepresented communities, and an expansion in opportunities for low-wage workers to become
entrepreneurs. Speakers at the press conference included FPWA CEO and Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Pastor advocates from Green Worker Co-ops, Workers Justice Project, The New York Immigration Coalition, and the New Immigrant Community Empowerment.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation and The Human Rights Campaign Announce Inaugural HIV 360° Fellowship Program:
As part of the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s strategy to strengthen the resilience of the HIV/AIDS movement and to support initiatives that empower community-based leaders from diverse backgrounds, we are proud to join the Human Rights Campaign in announcing the inaugural HIV 360° Fellowship Program. Ten outstanding young leaders will receive nine months of intensive leadership training to elevate their advocacy work in communities that continue to be deeply impacted by the epidemic.
“At EJAF, we believe collaborative, unified efforts like the HIV 360° Fellowship Program are critical to stopping the spread of HIV within communities that continue to be hit the hardest by the epidemic,” said Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “We are very proud to be the primary funder for this groundbreaking program that is specifically focused on cultivating young leaders from diverse backgrounds with different ideas about how to stop the spread and stigma of HIV.”
Mental Health Association of Westchester named top workplace
The Mental Health Association of Westchester is proud to announce its recent inclusion in The Journal News 2016 Top Workplaces list, which features 15 companies in the Lower Hudson Valley. The winners were determined solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a leading research firm specializing in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution and connection.
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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:
* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has retained criminal defense lawyer Barry Berke of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel to help him cooperate with state and federal corruption probes surrounding City Hall and his 2013 campaign, Newsday writes. Read more.
* Federal investigators looking into de Blasio’s fundraising practices are scrutinizing his 2013 campaign for possible straw donors, including whether donors were reimbursed for their contributions or given cash to pass along to the campaign, sources told DNAinfo. Read more.
* Investigators sought to question a New York City Parks Department official and requested agency documents about a contract awarded to a local company after the firm’s owner donated $100,000 to a nonprofit affiliated with de Blasio, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Child sex abuse laws: In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Michael Polenberg of Safe Horizon, which helped 5,337 child abuse survivors last year alone, writes in support of legislation before the New York Legislature that would greatly expand the ability of adult survivors to seek civil and criminal damages and create a one-year window to retroactively file civil damages against their offenders. 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: Cultural Nonprofits
For minority artists, race plays a factor in the hunt for funding: Artists, funders and advocates alike are becoming more aware of an unequal distribution of funds and resources to minority arts organizations, The Pittsburgh Times writes. In New York, for example, while 67 percent of the city’s population identifies as “people of color,” only 38 percent of arts sector employees share that identity, according to data from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs. 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.
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.