NYC, Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sunny in Albany, and cloudy with drizzles elsewhere. New York City, high 77; Albany, high 84; Buffalo, high 80.
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NYN Media Reports - One in five mistreated in New York City nursing homes, study finds: Mistreatment is “highly prevalent” in New York City’s nursing homes, according to a study published this week and reported on as part of an ongoing series on nursing homes presented by City & State and NYN Media. In just four weeks, researchers found hundreds of cases of resident-on-resident mistreatment, virtually all of which were undocumented by nursing home staff and never reported to regulatory authorities. Read more and see our spotlight section for the full series examining how and why New York’s nursing homes too often fail to keep their residents safe.
State Sen. Klein says supportive housing MOU not likely to come by session’s end: After advocates pleaded for Gov. Cuomo to corral legislative leaders into signing a memorandum of understanding on the allocation of $2 billion to fund supportive housing units, a top lawmaker said Wednesday an MOU was unlikely to be signed by session’s end, the Times Union writes. Read more.
Absurd delays in contracts plague NY groups: A report from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for 2015 found that 61 percent of the time, state agencies were still processing contracts after the renewal date had passed, with half of all agencies reporting that their contracts were processed late as often as 90 to 100 percent of the time, according to Nonprofit Quarterly. Read more.
Mary Brosnahan - Was Cuomo ever serious about solving homelessness? Supportive housing funding is nowhere to be seen: The Coalition for the Homeless CEO writes in the Daily News that the governor's representatives claim homelessness remains a priority for him but the legislative leaders are the problem. In the meanwhile, the additional Memorandum of Understanding required to begin funding the first 6,000 supportive housing units remains unsigned. Anyone who knows how Albany works knows that if Cuomo really wanted to get this done, it would get done, Brosnahan writes. Read more.
Cryptic NY filing revealed Clinton Foundation foreign donations: Clinton Foundation officials used an obscure New York state charity board filing to disclose that the nonprofit received nearly $17.7 million in donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, The Daily Caller writes. Read more.
Big Apple Circus’ future uncertain: Big Apple Circus, a nonprofit that entertains millions of children and families at Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows and Lincoln Center in Manhattan, is hoping to raise $2 million to keep the institution going, the Times Ledger writes. Read more.
Judith Rodin to depart From Rockefeller Foundation: Judith Rodin is stepping down after an 11-year tenure that saw her ramp up the venerable philanthropy’s impact investing and corporate partnerships, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. She announced her departure to the foundation's board Wednesday evening. Read more.
Bill Clinton says if Hillary gets elected, expect changes at Foundation: Should Hillary Clinton become the nation's next president, Bill Clinton says you should count on changes to the Clinton Foundation, the New York City-based nonprofit that's been hit by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and others, New York Business Journal writes. Read more.
Community Foundation, WPBS to launch philanthropy podcast this fall: The Northern New York Community Foundation and WPBS-DT have teamed up and will soon launch a collaborative media project, the “Northern New York Community Podcast: Stories from the Heart of Our Community,” the Watertown Daily Times writes. Read more.
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Violence Out Brownsville launches new office as it works to end gun violence in the community:
Violence Out Brownsville, a program of CAMBA, one of Brooklyn’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, celebrated the opening of its new office on Pitkin Avenue, where it will be able to expand services aimed at curbing gun and gang violence in the community. Started in 2015, Violence Out Brownsville works with young people in the Brooklyn neighborhood who have been involved with or are at risk of becoming involved with gun violence and gangs.
NY Women’s Foundation announces seven more regional Young Women’s Initiatives:
Ana Oliveira, president and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, which is carrying out recommendations on changes necessary to address racial, gender and economic equity for girls, young women and trans youth of color, announced regional foundations in Minnesota, California, Memphis, Washington, Dallas, Birmingham and Western Massachusetts. 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.
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:
* A source close to Albany negotiations said the state is likely to grant New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a one-year extension on his control over the public school system with increased parental involvement and more transparency with the budget, the Post reports. Read more.
* New York City reached a $120 million contract deal with two unions representing 3,700 FDNY employees, including emergency medical technicians, EMS officers, paramedics and fire protection inspectors, the Daily News reports. Read more.
* In a special Slant Podcast, NY1’s Zack Fink helps parse the end-of-session agenda in Albany, including whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo will extend mayoral control of public schools in New York City and the long-shot chance for ethics reform. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
For women of immigrant heritage, the ABC’s of running for office: The New American Leaders Project, which helps train people of immigrant heritage to run for public office, held its first all-female training, according to the New York Times. Read more.
Coalition works to let the sun (energy) shine in: A coalition of organizations, both nonprofit and for profit, is seeking to transform power generation in the East Village and Lower East Side by creating cooperative solar energy agreements that will incentivize installers to build solar energy systems at competitive prices, according to the Villager. Read more.
Hetrick-Martin Institute raises nearly $250,000 at Hamptons School's Out: The event, which took place June 11, raised over $250,000 for the institute, according to Hamptons.com. Hosting nearly 500 guests, the benefit gives HMI the opportunity to celebrate the work that they've done this year, and all proceeds from School's Out help HMI to continue to provide services throughout the summer to LGBTQ youth, who are otherwise underserved and often considered at-risk. Read more.
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SECTOR FOCUS: Health and Hospitals
Touro medical grads receive New York State Service Award: Touro College, a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education, awarded two recent graduates of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Community Service Award of the Medical Society of the State of New York at recent commencement ceremonies. Jemima Akinsanya focused on helping underrepresented minorities gain a foothold in medicine and mentoring youth in Harlem who might one day want to pursue a career in health or science. Jean Shiraki donated her time to helping students learn the policy process as well as service. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito attends the East Harlem Senior Festival, Thomas Jefferson Park, First Avenue and East 112th Street, Manhattan.
1 p.m. - New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca joins advocates and nonprofit leaders to discuss significant wins in the budget and ongoing challenges for the city’s immigrant communities, New York Immigration Coalition, 131 W. 33rd St., Suite 601, Manhattan.
6 p.m. - New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña delivers a keynote speech at the Frick Collection on the essential role of the arts in public education, Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St., Manhattan.
8 p.m. - City Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park Central Park Concert, Central Park, Great Lawn, Manhattan.