NYC, Friday, June 17, 2016
Sunny across the state. New York City, high 80; Albany, high 81; Buffalo, high 82.
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NYN Media Reports - Nonprofits ‘disappointed’ after budget excludes funding increase: Human service nonprofits were disheartened after the city budget didn’t include a 2.5 percent line-item increase amounting to $25 million that they said would help them pay for non-staffing costs such as building repairs and technology upgrades. Read more.
NYN Media Perspectives - Connecting the dots on nonprofit underfunding: Human Services Council President Allison Sesso and Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal write that if the city doesn’t fundamentally shift its approach to doing business with nonprofits, it will continue to spend the billions of dollars dedicated to social services ineffectively. Read more.
Audit finds NYC Administration for Children’s Services fails to perform check-ins, skips domestic violence evaluations: ACS routinely fails to conduct required check-ins at troubled homes, often skips domestic violence evaluations, and doesn’t have a handle on staffing, an audit by Comptroller Scott Stringer found, the Daily News writes. He said the findings are particularly disturbing because the agency has overseen 30 cases in the past decade in which kids have died from abuse. Read more.
Cuomo puts affordable housing development in jeopardy: NY Slant’s Nick Powell questions Cuomo’s motivation for withholding funding for his statewide housing plan and potentially delaying the development of an entire year’s worth of affordable housing. Read more.
After criticism, state review of affordable housing bids grows more opaque: Two years ago, an audit by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found the leadership of New York's affordable housing agency, Homes and Community Renewal, had distributed lucrative grants to projects that its own staff had deemed "infeasible," the Times Union writes. Read more.
As 12 early community schools face funding cuts, advocates question city’s long-term commitment: In New York City, an unexpected fight has flared up between proponents of social service-filled “community schools” and the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, one of the nation’s most outspoken champions of those schools, Chalkbeat writes. Read more.
Nonprofit info available in IRS data dump: Data from more than 1 million nonprofit tax forms are now available electronically to anyone, The NonProfit Times writes. The Internal Revenue Service announced that publicly available data on electronically filed Forms 990 is available for the first time in machine-readable format through Amazon Web Services. Read more.
New York Philharmonic recruits midlife supporters with new group: The New York Philharmonic is testing a new fundraising strategy aimed at the next generation of board members: midlife music lovers who want a voice in the orchestra’s future, the Wall Street Journal writes. Read more.
Nonprofit developer Phipps Houses puts 900-unit Kips Bay complex on market: Phipps Houses, one of the city’s most storied affordable housing development firms, is putting its 894-unit Kips Bay Court complex on the market, sources told The Real Deal. Read more.
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Bank of America announces $300,000 to boost workforce skills among local youth, veterans and people with disabilities:
Bank of America announced $300,000 in grants to be distributed to 12 nonprofits in the Long Island community. The nonprofits receiving support focus on connecting unemployed and underserved youth and adults to workforce opportunities and skill-building education. The groups awarded were the United Way of Long Island, Bellport Area Community Action Committee, Cedarmore Corporation, Girls Incorporated of Long Island, Glen Cove Boy & Girls Club at Lincoln House Inc., Grenville Bakers Boy & Girls Club Inc., La Fuerza Unida Community Development Corporation, L.I. Against Domestic Violence, Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc., Nassau Community College Foundation, The Viscardi Center Inc. and United Veterans Beacon House Inc.
Dinner in White raises $70,000 for Prospect Park Alliance:
The Prospect Park Alliance and Hand Made Events hosted the third annual PopUp Dinner Brooklyn, presented by Netflix’s “Chef’s Table.” The outdoor picnic in white brought together 6,000 attendees and raised funds to further the Alliance’s mission to sustain, restore and advance Prospect Park, Brooklyn's flagship park. Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue, Senator Chuck Schumer, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and Council Members Brad Lander and Rafael Espinal kicked off the night with a toast.
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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 Times writes that the state inspector general will need more resources create a specialized unit large enough to ensure the corrections department enforces its policies in the wake of two murders’ escape last year. Read more.
* The state Senate narrowly passed legislation that will allow an Orthodox Jewish girls’ school in Queens, which has been connected to a significant misappropriation of public funds, to apply for property tax exemptions, the Time Union reports. Read more.
* The Daily News writes that child lead poisoning is a “serious issue” in public housing and that it fully merits federal investigators’ probe into how the New York City Housing Authority responded to the toxin’s presence in apartments. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Brooklyn’s private Jewish patrols wield power. Some call them bullies: Since the 1970s the shomrim have served as a sort of auxiliary police force for the ultra-Orthodox Jews who live in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Borough Park, Crown Heights, Flatbush and Williamsburg. The independent nonprofit groups tend to see themselves as 21st-century security outfits charged with protecting an insular population whose culture is rooted in preindustrial Europe. Read more.
New York Life donates $100,000 in response to Orlando attack: New York Life announced that it will donate $100,000 to provide assistance to those affected by the nation's deadliest mass shooting incident and worst terrorist attack since 9/11, according to a press release. The company will make a $50,000 donation to OneOrlando Fund and $50,000 to the LGBT Center of Orlando. Both organizations are providing support and services to first responders, victims and the community. Read more.
A nonprofit gets better with age: Our Town interviews William Dionne, who has watched the Carter Burden Center for the Aging flourish in the 25 years he’s been its executive director. When he began there in 1991, the center was assisting 1,500 seniors. It now helps 5,000 with 3,500 volunteers and a staff of 85. Read more and see our CEO Corner interview with William Dionne, here.
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SECTOR FOCUS: Culture
City’s arts funding ought to be shared more fairly: The city's recent budget agreement includes a $10 million boost for the Department of Cultural Affairs, writes Adam Forman, a Senior Researcher at the Center for an Urban Future, in City Limits. Although DCLA has strongly advocated for equity in the arts, the agency's granting programs could do more to bolster the small and local organizations that are under threat. Read more.
New mural honors tennis legends who once played at Forest Hills Stadium: Two murals which pay tribute to tennis legends who once played at the venue are the initiative of a group behind concerts at the stadium and 501 See Streets, a nonprofit dedicated to beautifying neighborhoods through art. Read more.
Where to volunteer in NYC this summer: For New Yorkers who want to extend the spirit of giving forward into the next few months, among their own neighborhoods, DNAinfo has compiled a list of nonprofits and other organizations. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12:30 p.m. - U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez visits Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center, 319 Stanhope St., Brooklyn.
1:30 p.m. - Brewer moderates panel at Pa’lante Harlem Demystifying Housing Conference, Harlem State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St., Art Gallery, Manhattan.
2 p.m. - Velázquez visits United Senior Center celebrating its 42nd anniversary, 475 53rd St., Brooklyn.
3 p.m. - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joins Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams and others to kick off summer with the announcement of Operation Prime Time grants to 62 local not-for-profit agencies, Valley Community Association, 93 Leddy St., Buffalo.
6 p.m. - Stringer receives award at Thrive Collective "We Are Thrive" Annual Event, United Federation of Teachers, 52 Broadway, Manhattan.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Jacquie D’Aria, Associate Director of Grants and Development Communications at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, Saturday, June 18.
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