NYC, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Mostly sunny in New York City and Albany, and sunny in Buffalo. New York City, high 83; Albany, high 82; Buffalo, high 81.
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NYN Media Reports - Reports of neglect at top nursing home point to failures in state oversight: NYN Media examined dozens of lawsuits brought against Hebrew Home as well as other reports of neglect from former residents, their family members and lawyers that may call into question the nursing home’s lofty rating. Read more.
Queens shelter kitchen renovations will cost taxpayers $2M, records show: The 216 rooms inside the Pan Am shelter, which opened in June of 2014, all require kitchens under federal guidelines, and will cost an estimated $2.2 million on top of the $23.8 million contract, which was issued in February after multiple denials, DNAinfo reports. . Read more.
Seniors rally to save center many call a 'second home': Seniors from a Washington Heights center in danger of being ousted after four decades took to the streets to demand the landlord allow their "second home" to remain, according to DNAinfo. Dozens of seniors gathered in front of the ARC XVI Senior Center on 4111 Broadway to demand that the center’s landlord, Christ Church United Methodist, renew their lease for 10,000 square-foot basement space dedicated to seniors. Read more.
Another uncomfortable conversation - the risks of underfunding nonprofit infrastructure: What’s at risk when the nonprofit portion of infrastructure is underfunded, Tim Delaney of the National Council of Nonprofits writes in Nonprofit Quarterly. Read more.
For undocumented immigrants, a license to teach: A rule passed by the state Board of Regents in February will go into effect today, allowing certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to apply for professional teaching certificates and licenses in dozens of professions, the New York Times reports. Read more.
Federal monitors for Rikers Island cite progress and violence: New York City’s Correction Department has made significant progress toward establishing “enduring reform” at Rikers Island, though violence against inmates remains a significant concern, the federal monitoring team overseeing a remaking of city jails wrote in a report filed yesterday, according to the New York Times. The report is the first major assessment by the monitoring group, which was established as part of the settlement of a class-action suit brought by Rikers inmates and eventually joined by the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Read more.
City should aid struggling homeowners with repairs: Nonprofits can help create policies that ensure New Yorkers are able to continue living in their communities in safe and healthy homes, Kimberly George, executive director of Rebuilding Together NYC, writes in the Staten Island Advance. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of affordable housing for low-income residents. Read more.
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Annual Abbott House golf outing raises record number:
The Abbott House hosted its 18th annual golf outing on May 16 at the Elmwood Country Club in White Plains, New York. Officially renamed “The Dave Wade Memorial Golf Outing,”it raised more than $90,000, surpassing the previous record of $77,000. Proceeds go to support the programs and services of Abbott House, a 53-year-old community-based human services agency headquartered in Irvington, New York. Attendees honored the late David Wade, a Westchester resident, longtime golf committee member, advocate, and friend of Abbott House. The Wade Family was presented with a plaque to honor their longstanding commitment to the organization.
Related Companies and The New Jewish Home honored at 27th annual New York League of Conservation Voters gala:
Nearly 700 guests attended the gala, which honored Stephen M. Ross and Related Companies for environmental efforts that are forefront of sustainable design, construction and building management. The event also honored The New Jewish Home, a nonprofit long-term care provider that has taken an innovative and holistic approach to decreasing its strain on the environment by setting the standard for green homes. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli delivered a keynote address on the environmental initiatives his office has undertaken, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed his administration’s OneNYC plan and other ambitious sustainability
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Communications Associate, Human Services Council of New York
HSC seeks a Communications Associate to assist with communications, fundraising, development, research, and other tasks important to our mission. The ideal candidate is motivated, can work independently, has strong writing and communication skills, and is passionate about the nonprofit sector. The position will report to the Membership Services Manager. Duties include working with internal staff to identify newsworthy events and programs, facilitating HSC’s communications to members by creating and disseminating weekly e-blasts and other regular e-communications through Constant Contact, writing the Annual Report and overseeing HSC’s blog. Read more.
Chief Financial Officer, Greystone Programs, Inc.
Greystone Programs, Inc., a Mid-Hudson Valley not-for-profit, is seeking an experienced financial professional to lead our Finance and Accounting department, and along with the CEO and the Board of Directors, be accountable for the overall fiscal well-being of the organization. The CFO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the senior management team. Read more.
Director of Development and Community Relations, Abbott House
Abbott House is seeking an experienced, energetic development professional to plan and implement a comprehensive and aggressive fundraising program to include annual giving, grant proposals, special events, and the creation and implementation of an agency communication and marketing plan including social media. The Director of Development will report to the C.E.O. It is expected that this individual will work with the Board of Directors to set goals and lead a strategic plan to broaden the support base and oversee the growth of all development activities. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Nick Powell at NY Slant interviews Frank Runyeon about his three-part series on the rampant neglect and abuse at New York state nursing homes, and whether the city bears some responsibility for cycling nursing home residents in the homeless shelter system. Read more.
* New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is making a citywide “diversity” push and recruiting kids to “Renewal” schools — the worst ones in the city — in order to keep them open, but the city should instead be boosting charters, the Post writes. Read more.
* If the New York Racing Association is going to be a fully functioning, private nonprofit organization again, its board needs to include the diverse interests that depend on the tracks, including the equine industry and the surrounding communities, the Times Union writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
A STEM summer camp aims to teach Harlem kids 'hands-on' skills: Yvonne Thevenot created STEM Kids NYC, a nonprofit organization that allows kids to find a creative outlet and develop critical thinking using technology and arts, writes DNAinfo. She said STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math, is a rapidly growing field and something children from underserved communities need to be exposed to. Read more.
Mets host first time meeting between transplant recipient and life-saving donor: Before the New York Mets took on the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, Citi Field hosted a special first time meeting set up by the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults find donors for bone marrow transplants whenever they may need one, reports WABC. 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
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock gives $100,000 grant to The Inn: The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) received $100,000 from Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock through its nationally known Veatch Program, according to a press release. The Hempstead-based organization, which serves hungry and homeless Long Islanders through a network of soup kitchens and homeless shelters, plans to renovate the Donald Axinn INN, an emergency shelter for single men, with the award. Plans are in place to build a sunroom/living room for the gentlemen, as well as a handicap accessible ramp and downstairs bathroom. The congregation’s members have been cooking and delivering food to INN shelters for three decades.
St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation celebrates excellence in nursing with award: Bijo Thomas, R.N., received the third annual “St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation Mission Award in Nursing in Honor of Sr. Miriam Kevin Phillips, S.C.” during a ceremony held at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, according to a press release. The foundation established this award in 2014 to be given annually to an R.N. or L.P.N. who embodies the mission of St. Elizabeth Seton through the commitment and service they provide to the residents of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and their families. The award's namesake, Sister Miriam Kevin Phillips, is a member of the Sisters of Charity of New York and currently serves as Volunteer of Special Projects.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye, Regional HUD Administrator Holly Leicht and others celebrate the opening of The Woodlands & Council Towers VII senior housing developments, 2217 Givan Ave., Bronx.
11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features Assemblyman Al Stirpe, NYPIRG Executive Director Blair Horner, Morehouse Town Supervisor Bill Farber and Bruce Gyory of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, WCNY.
12 p.m. - Elected officials and members of NY Renews urge the legislature and Governor Cuomo to make his commitment to clean, renewable energy everlasting by passing the NYS Climate & Community Protection Act, east Capitol steps, Albany.
12:30 p.m. - Local elected officials advocate for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature to raise the age of criminal responsibility, Suffolk County Legislature, William H. Rogers Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Smithtown.
3:15 p.m. - The state Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation meets, Legislative Office Building, room 307, Albany.
6 p.m. - New York City Council Members Ritchie Torres and James Vacca and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. host the Bronx’s sixth annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony, Billy’s, 856 River Ave., Bronx.