NYN Daily (6/20/16)


NYC, Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunny in New York City and Albany, mostly cloudy and windy in Buffalo. New York City, high 81; Albany, high 92; Buffalo, high 79.


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NYN Media Trade Tips – Inspiring staff and volunteer excellence in nonprofits: Paula Gavin, New York City's chief service officer, offers tips on inspiring excellence among the staff and volunteers at your nonprofit. Read more.


Some call legislative session a letdown. Cuomo sees it far differently: There was no doubt that housing was a top-line issue for Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year, when he promised to spend $20 billion over the next five years to create thousands of affordable and supportive housing units, the New York Times writes. But housing advocates were dismayed at the bargain that state leaders struck on Friday night, saying that the $150 million in new state funding amounted to little more than a token of the $2 billion for housing that the governor and legislators approved in the budget in March. Read more.


Feud with Cuomo leads de Blasio to KO bill to fix safety issues at daycare centers: Mayor Bill de Blasio last week killed a deal by state lawmakers that would have reformed day-care oversight in the city highlighting the tensions between him and Gov. Cuomo, according to the Daily News. The bill quietly died in the State Assembly even though a deal had been reached on the legislation between Cuomo and legislative leaders. Read more.


Nonprofit heads say city failed to address cost 'crisis': De Blasio's $82.1 billion budget, adopted last week, did not provide the $25 million nonprofits had wanted to help pay for the increased cost of supplies and repairs, equipment, technology, food and rent, Politico writes. Read more, and see our coverage of the sector’s reaction here.


Real estate developer accused of lying to Harlem church, community to build homeless shelter: A wealthy real estate developer duped the members of a historic Harlem church into selling their adjacent property to build a men's homeless shelter after first promising condos, according to residents and parishioners, the Daily News reports. Read more.


Opinion – Protect every kid by improving the Administration for Children’s Services: Citing troubling reports by the Department of Investigation and Comptroller Scott Stringer, The Daily News writes that ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión’s investigators should be watching endangered kids as carefully as they would their own children. Read more.


New York’s voice at the MTA gets louder, as two mayoral board picks are confirmed: David R. Jones, the president of the nonprofit Community Service Society, was one of two de Blasio appointees confirmed by the State Senate to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, according to the New York Times. Read more.




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LISC names a new CEO:

Maurice Jones, who currently serves as Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade, was named as president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, one of the nation's leading nonprofits investing in struggling communities. He replaces Michael Rubinger, a community development pioneer, who will step down on Sept. 6 when Jones takes over. Since its founding in 1980, LISC has invested more than $16 billion to help neighborhoods recover from what in many places has been decades of decline and abandonment.


Greyston Workforce Development graduates celebrate their success:

This month, 48 men and women graduated from Greyston Workforce Development, a comprehensive career training program that provides individuals with the skills and resources required to enter and thrive in the workforce. Upon successful completion of hard and soft skills training, individuals receive job development and retention services. All 48 of this year’s graduates are prepared for careers in industries that are hiring. Nineteen have already found jobs.



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.





Regional Director, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health

The Regional Director is responsible for the oversight of four 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.


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.


Registered Nurse (PROS), Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey

Goodwill is currently seeking a passionate and dedicated part-time Registered Nurse to join its Brooklyn PROS team. In this role, you will not only be able to use your nursing skills, but also promote the Personalized Recovery Oriented Service model of care by collaborating and facilitating groups and workshops. This is an opportunity to affect lives in a positive and meaningful way by building relationships and interacting with clients in a nurturing and supportive environment. This role will be part-time for the first 6 months, then transition to a full-time position. You will be responsible for assessing physical health needs, conducting psychiatric assessments where required, and making appropriate referrals to community physicians. Read more.


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* Even for a place that has presented New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio with plenty of political setbacks, the message from Albany as the legislative session wound down was clear, as the mayor was only able to secure a one-year extension on mayoral control of city schools despite asking for seven, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.


* Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ nonprofit One Brooklyn Fund has raised as much as $964,000 over the past two years and has taken money from entities whose activities are under review by law enforcement or that have business interests before the government, the Post reports. Read more.


* One piece of state legislation that passed in the early hours of Saturday morning and has not received much attention is one combatting the issue of so-called zombie properties – empty houses stuck in sometimes-lengthy foreclosure and prone to falling into disrepairs, The Buffalo News reports. Read more.






Pieces of WTC awarded to foundation in fallen firefighter’s name: The Port Authority has awarded a WTC elevator motor, a chunk of the parking garage, and part of the base of the North Tower antenna to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the New York Post reports. The foundation, which runs a traveling 9/11 display, plans to incorporate the pieces in a new exhibit to move from museum to museum every six months or so. Read more.


Helping kids connect when a father is in prison: For kids who have a dad in prison, Father’s Day can be yet another reminder of that parent’s absence, according to Takepart. In New York City, organizations such as Children of Promise NYC and the New York Society for Ethical Culture are working to fill the gap on Sunday and every other day of the year. Read more.






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: Higher Education

Building a nation of makers: U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. writes in US News & World Report that to encourage students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math, a philanthropist or foundation could play the same role that Andrew Carnegie played in supporting the construction of over 1,600 libraries in the United States, with a focus on schools and after-school programs in low-income communities. Read more.





11 a.m. – Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for $1.9 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus, Albany Medical Center, Huyck Auditorium, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany.


12 p.m. – State Sen. Toby Stavisky, Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, New York City Council Members Rory Lancman and Barry Grodenchik, and others hold press conference to decry NYCHA’s failure to remediate lead in apartments with children, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Queens.


5 p.m. – New York City Councilmen Vincent Gentile and Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Assembly Members Peter Abbate, Pamela Harris, Nicole Malliotakis, Rep. Dan Donovan, state Sen. Marty Golden, and community advocates hold a press conference on the introduction of aggravated illegal conversion bill, St. Ephrem’s Church 929 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn.


7 p.m. – City & State, NY1 and the Latino Leadership Institute host a debate for New York’s 13th Congressional District featuring Assemblyman Keith Wright, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, Suzan Johnson Cook, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, former Democratic National Committee Political Director Clyde Williams, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, and Mike Gallagher, Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx.


8 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends the MoMA PS1 40th Anniversary Benefit Gala, Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan.



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