NYC, Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Sunny across the state. New York City, high 82; Albany, high 84; Buffalo, high 80.
You are receiving New York Nonprofit Daily, a Monday-Friday morning e-brief covering the state’s nonprofit sector.
NYN Media Perspectives - A café project seeks to rejuvenate Brownsville: Rob LoCascio Founder of the Dream Big Foundation and CEO of LivePerson Inc., writes that the 3 Black Cats Café and Cakery and the Dream Big Innovation Center is the first of its kind in Brownsville and will hopefully serve as a model for many more underserved communities. It includes a combined 5,000 square-foot multi-function space on Belmont Avenue with a conference room, six desks, an 18-seat co-working table, Wi-Fi, smart TVs and chalkboard walls. Read more.
NYN Media Agency of the Month - Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network: While city officials have developed a plan to address the thorny issues East Harlem faces, SCAN, a nonprofit with a budget of $14.3 million that operates 23 program sites in the area, has developed a model that empowers not only young people but also their parents by engaging them to recruit participants, providing training and jobs and using them to help keep kids in school. Read more.
City Council passes $82 billion budget: The New York City Council on Tuesday approved a fiscal 2017 budget that includes $59.8 million in aid to hundreds of nonprofits citywide, a nearly 20% increase, the Wall Street Journal writes. Read more.
Gov. Cuomo, Albany leaders agree to strengthen penalties for day care providers hit with serious violations: Gov. Cuomo and three top Albany legislative leaders signed off on legislation that would greatly improve regulation of the state’s 17,500 day care providers, according to the Daily News. The bill would greatly increase penalties for providers hit with serious violations from $500 to $2,000 per day, with sanctions continuing until the problem is certified as repaired. Read more.
Walton Foundation hires new director to start this fall: The foundation created by Wal-Mart's founders announced Wednesday that it hired Kyle Peterson, a managing partner and board member of the nonprofit consulting firm FSG based in Boston, the Associated Press reports. Peterson has worked with FSG since 2002 on more than 100 projects in education, health, economic development and environmental issues. Read more.
College classes get a boost at New York State prisons: The Manhattan district attorney’s office, through an agreement with the state, has allocated $7.5 million in bank forfeiture funds for college programs, which officials expect to serve about 1,000 inmates over five years, the Wall Street Journal reports. One nonprofit, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, coordinates classes at Sullivan Correctional Facility, upstate. Read more.
State leaders announce agreement to fight growing heroin, opioid addiction in N.Y.: State leaders Tuesday agreed to a package to combat the growing heroin and opioid addiction epidemic in New York, the Daily News writes. The legislation would mandate insurance coverage for overdose medication and end the need for pre-authorization from an insurance company before someone can seek treatment or medication to manage their withdrawal symptoms. Read more.
First Niagara Foundation makes $100,000 in grants: One of the two grants, for $58,000, will provide access to affordable housing and financial literacy education, according to Buffalo News. The Foundation will partner with Heart of the City, Local Initiatives Support Corp., Preservation Buffalo Niagara and PUSH Buffalo. The second of the two grants, for $47,500, is designed to enhance affordable housing opportunities, improve financial stability and provide homebuyer education in Western New York. Read more.
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Eric Weingartner appointed chief executive officer of University Settlement and The Door:
The appointment of Eric Weingartner as chief executive officer builds upon the organizations’ 130-year foundation of social change impact in New York City. Weingartner, currently a Managing Director at the Robin Hood Foundation, has over 20 years of experience driving solutions-oriented work on poverty, social justice, education and workforce development. He will assume the role held by Dr. Michael H. Zisser, who after more than 28 years of service, announced last year his plan to retire this summer. University Settlement and The Door, with their sister organization Broome Street Academy, today have a combined budget of nearly $60 million, a staff of 1,000, and lead programs for families and youth in more than 30 locations in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
Unprecedented number of future educators apply to guide NYC middle school students to college:
This season, 650 college students from across the country applied for the 64 internships as Breakthrough New York Teaching Fellows. The nonprofit organization, which shepherds high-potential, low-income middle schools students to and through four-year colleges, will provide three weeks of intensive training in mid-June, and then the Teaching Fellows will step into classrooms at BTNY’s three sites in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan for the six-week summer session.
Vanderheyden partners with Capital Roots:
Vanderheyden announced a collaboration effort with Capital Roots in Troy, where local fruits and vegetables will be supplied and delivered by the Virtual Veggie Mobile for the more than 230 meals served on a daily basis at their Main Campus in Wynantskill. The fresh, local produce will be used for lunch and breakfast programs at the school cafeteria in the Richard A. Desrochers Educational Center. In the near future, produce from Capital Roots will be served in their Group Homes at several locations in the Capital Region. Vanderheyden provides a safe haven for youth, adults and families who have experienced family disruption, trauma, abuse, emotional difficulty, developmental disability and learning problems.
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Division Director, Children’s Village
A Division Director of the Transitional Residence for Alien Children is needed to work at a Residential Treatment Center located in Westchester, N.Y. The Division Director reports to the Senior Vice President for Programs and is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management of the Division of Immigration Services and for developing expansion into non-residential services for children and families. A candidate must have a Master of Social Work degree; at least four years of progressive management experience as well as direct clinical practice history of working extensively with immigrant populations; be a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker; and possess the ability to manage and promote a therapeutic environment, taking into account the varying clinical needs of each UC. Read more.
Chief Operation Officer, Cayuga Centers
We seek a Chief Operation Officer with both the experience and passion to lead our Central New York programs in our next journeys. The Chief Operating Officer of Central New York is responsible for program planning, management and administration of the regional budget of $18 million, 287 staff and facilities spread over 8 counties. He/she will ensure the delivery of strong clinical and support services to consumers and their families. This COO will oversee the scope of all Central New York operations and program teams including our Residential Treatment Center, our Treatment Family Foster Care, our Community Based Interventions, and our Service for People with Developmental Disabilities programs. Read more.
Regional Director, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
The Regional Director is responsible for the oversight of 4 OMH Licensed Housing sites in Manhattan, a Congregate Permanent Housing site in Manhattan and a 500 bed Scatter Site Housing Program with offices in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Supervises the Managers of each program and works with the Director of Residential Services to ensure programs remain in compliance with external regulatory requirements, as well as PCMH policies and procedures. The Regional Director is required to travel to all sites weekly and is on-call 24/7. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The New York City Council withdrew a grant for as much as $500,000 to a Midtown museum linked to Rechnitz after the funds were slated to come from the Council’s discretionary budget and a museum board member was arrested, the New York Post reports. Read more.
* State lawmakers said they’ve reached a deal that will place the troubled East Ramapo schools under the control of monitors for another year, and direct another $3 million in state funds toward the district, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.
* Court papers indicate a state Supreme Court judge agreed with New York City that Success Academy Charter Schools must sign a contract with the city if they want to offer prekindergarten as part of a related city initiative, the Journal reports. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Harlem arts center launches fundraiser for youth programs: The Greenhouse Arts Center, which brings ballet, musical theater, acting workshops and Hip-Hop classes to Harlem youth kicked off an online campaign to raise $16,000 to expand arts education services for low-income residents, DNAinfo reports. Read more.
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SECTOR FOCUS: Religious Charities
The New Jewish Home names Tammy L. Marshall Its first chief experience officer: The nonprofit (formerly Jewish Home Lifecare), one of the nation’s largest and most diversified nonprofit geriatric health and rehabilitation systems, has named veteran eldercare executive Tammy L. Marshall its first Chief Experience Officer. Marshall was previously the organization’s director of Green House Education. In her new position, she is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to create the best possible experience for everyone whom the organization touches. This includes the 12,000 residents and clients cared for each year at its three campuses and through its Care at Home home-health operation, and the 3,500 staff members.
The Anne Frank Center USA renames itself and appoints Steven Goldstein as new executive director: The Anne Frank Center USA is renaming itself the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, and has appointed civil rights leader Steven Goldstein to be its new Executive Director, according to a press release. With Goldstein's hiring, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect not only adopts a new name, but also a wider mission. To date, the organization has focused largely on the history of Anne Frank and the Holocaust, with forays into addressing contemporary prejudice and discrimination. Now the organization will significantly broaden its work on contemporary issues to become a national leader in exposing and fighting hate. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. - “The Capitol Pressroom” features the League of Women Voters’ Barbara Bartoletti, NYPIRG’s Blair Horner and Citizen Union’s Dick Dadey, The Investigative Post’s Jim Heaney and a discussion on human trafficking, WCNY.
12 p.m. - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement regarding the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety and exterior light installations to protect NYCHA residents, Grand Street Settlement, 50 Humboldt St., Brooklyn.
6:45 p.m. - De Blasio delivers remarks at 2016 St. Ann’s Warehouse Gala, St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water St., Brooklyn.