NYC, Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Chance of showers then sunny in upstate. Sunny skies in downstate. New York City, high 85; Albany, high 77; Buffalo, high 74.
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NYN Media Spotlight - LGBT health care nonprofits foresee DSRIP problems amid success: LGBT health care providers are worried that if allowances are not made in the reimbursement procedures for smaller healthcare organizations like theirs, in the near future doctors may become hamstrung by bureaucracy and already-vulnerable patients will suffer. These problems do not only impact LGBT health care providers, community health care nonprofits say. However, the complications are likely to be most acutely felt by smaller health care providers that serve targeted populations with specific needs. Read more.
NY Slant - Faso, Teachout will bring experience, substance to upstate congressional race: New York Slant endorsed candidates in both the Republican and Democratic primary for New York’s 19th Congressional District, the seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Gibson. Aimée Simpierre, editor-at-large for NYN Media, sits on the City & State editorial board. Read more.
I use my iPhone to hide that I'm homeless: In April 2016 there were 60,060 homeless people sleeping in New York City shelters each night, but some displaced New Yorkers are able to avoid the system thanks to cell phone savvy, the New York Post writes. Apps like Tinder, Airbnb, Facebook and eBay offer solutions for earning money, finding companionship and even a place to sleep for the night. Read more.
Standing room crowd raises concerns over Harlem homeless shelter: A developer accused of promising condos while planning a homeless shelter in Harlem skipped a meeting packed full of protesters, DNAinfo reports. The center, located on West 136th Street, was formerly owned by Harlem’s historic Mother AME Zion Church and bought by Developer David Levitan, who runs 339 Development LLC. Read more.
Where are all the principals of color?: In her current role as a senior staffer with NYC Leadership Academy, a New York City-based nonprofit, Gutierrez uses what she learned as a principal to prepare a new generation of principals of color, according to The Atlantic. Her agency recruits and develops school leaders, working with districts across the country to support aspiring principals of color and current principals. Read more.
Girl’s hair chopped off without permission at after-school program: A 9-year-old Brooklyn girl left at an after-school program came home with her hair chopped off, her mother says in a lawsuit, according to the New York Post. The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club acknowledged that the “inadvertent haircut” happened last June, and that it fired the part-timer responsible. Read more.
Staten Island cleanup effort to get financial boost from City Council members: Another $306,000 will be added to boost funding for ongoing cleanup efforts in Staten Island, through a joint effort by local City Councilmembers, the Staten Island Advance reports. The funds are part of NYC Cleanup, a City Council initiative sponsored by Matteo and Borelli, which employs local nonprofit Where to Turn to remove litter, debris, weeds and graffiti across the borough. Read more.
Who says a common agenda is necessary for collective impact?: Collective impact leaders often struggle to get buy-in from various community stakeholders in the crucial early stages, Nonprofit Quarterly writes. Specifically, insistence on a common agenda sets a high bar, and may derail partnerships early on. Read more.
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United Way of New York City board of directors elects new co-chairs:
The Board of Directors of United Way of New York City - the nonprofit organization that has partnered with government, corporations, foundations, and community-based organizations serving low-income New Yorkers for nearly 80 years - announced the election of Donald F. Donahue and Michael J. Schmidtberger as co-chairs of the board. Donahue, who retired as president and CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation in 2012, and Schmidtberger, managing Partner of Sidley Austin LLP’s New York office, assume the position from Robert J. Kueppers, who served as board chair since February 2012, and will continue to serve as a member of the emeritus board.
DOROT honors Targoff family, raises $600,000 at 40th annual spring benefit:
During the benefit, which raised close to $600,000, Kim and Josh Targoff were honored at the benefit for their contribution to DOROT and the Intergenerational Chess Program. DOROT hosts a chess program that matches teens with seniors for weekly games of chess. The Targoffs, whose son started the program, have funded the program as well as its expansion to Westchester County, New York. DOROT, which celebrated its 40th anniversary, is an organization whose mission is to alleviate social isolation among the elderly and provide services to help older adults live independently as valued members of the community. Read more.
New York Bar Foundation awards grant to Mental Health Association of Westchester:
The Mental Health Association of Westchester received a grant of $2,500 from The New York Bar Foundation to support its Court Appointed Special Advocates program. Those volunteers advocate for children who are in foster care or at risk of foster care and monitor and report to Family Court judges on physical health, behavioral health and educational needs of the children. This advocacy work also includes contact with the child, biological and foster parents, case managers and other service providers involved in the child’s life. Prior to their appointments, CASA volunteers must complete a robust 30-hour training.
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.
Director of Contract and Grant Management, Comunilife
Comunilife is seeking high caliber candidates for the position of Director of Contract and Grant Management. This position is responsible for managing more than 30 contracts with federal, state, and city agencies, as well as Comunilife's portfolio of foundation grant support. The successful candidate will serve as a critical link between government contract officials and Comunilife, will play an instrumental role in developing and monitoring the organization's annual operating budget, and will supervise all personnel in the organization's contract budgeting, vouchering, and audit processes. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* A bill approved 47-2 by the New York City Council requires all single-occupant bathrooms in New York City to become gender-neutral by Jan. 1, which could affect thousands of restrooms in bars, restaurants and other businesses, The Wall Street Journal writes. Read more.
* The New York City Council also banned commercial landlords from using physical intimidation or threats, denying repairs or cutting off heat and utilities from trying to force the business to leave, with penalties for violations, the Daily News writes. Read more.
* Cuomo and legislative leaders at the end of this year’s legislative session produced half-measures, foolish measures and measures that only lobbyists could love, while significantly repudiating the public interest, the Daily News writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Students turn opportunity into college degrees: Last month, four Yonkers Public Schools students graduated from Southern Vermont College with four-year degrees partly paid for by the Yonkers Partners In Education and the Westchester Community Foundation's Albertina Bloom Scholarship. Read more.
An ‘interim destination’ for remembering 9/11 will get a bigger space: The private, nonprofit, ad hoc 9/11 Tribute Center center will move into a new space at 88 Greenwich Street, where it will occupy 35,000 square feet, almost three times as much as it has now, the New York Times writes. The lease runs 36 years and it is expected to open next spring. Read more.
Only no-kill shelter in the Bronx at risk of closing: The nonprofit New Beginning Animal Rescue told PIX11 News they are in desperate need of money to keep the lights on, feed the animals and pay rent. 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: Religious Charities
LGBTQ Christian video series aims to save lives: Based in New York City, the non-profit LGBTQ Christian organization, Parity, has released a series of “Queer + Christian” videos during Pride month designed to help queer youth reconcile their sexuality and gender identities with their faith, writes Religion News Service. Read more.
Brooklyn Diocese quietly re-files plans to demolish historic Brownsville church: The Diocese of Brooklyn quietly filed plans to go ahead with a "full demolition" of the historic, century-old Old Lady of Loreto Church at 126 Sackman St., city records show, according to Patch. Back in 2010, a similar plan to demolish the out-of-use church and replace it with an affordable-housing complex was met with a diverse parade of local opposition. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
11 a.m. - Advocates for people with developmental disabilities – including Upstate Cerebral Palsy, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, members of the #bFair2DirectCare coalition, and others, hold press conference to highlight the “300 Days to Better Pay” campaign calling for a funding increase in the New York state budget for wages for underpaid staff, upstate Cerebral Palsy, 1601 Armory Drive, Utica.
12 p.m. - Congressional candidate Adam Clayton Powell joins Assembly members Deborah Glick, David Weprin and Linda Rosenthal and City Council members Fernando Cabrera, Barry Grodenchik, Alan Maisel and Daniel Dromm to call for a wheelchair-accessible mandate for all care services, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
12:45 p.m. - Cuomo signs legislation to combat heroin and opioid addiction, Farmingdale State College, campus center ballroom 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale.
1 p.m. - The New York City Council Committee on Aging holds a public meeting, 250 Broadway, Committee Room, 16th floor, Manhattan.
3 p.m. - Cuomo signs legislation to combat heroin and opioid addiction, Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island.
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Inside City Hall” features author Sidney Blumenthal on his new book about Abraham Lincoln, a panel on right to counsel with Legal Services NYC’s Marika Dias, Director, Anti-Displacement Project, New York Law School’s Andrew Scherer, Susanna Blankley of Community Action for Safe Apartments and CASA Leader Randy Dillard, and Curtis Sliwa and Gerson Borrero, Time Warner Cable News NY1.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Maria Lizardo, Executive Director of Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation!
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