Thursday, April 12, 2018

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FROM NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA AND CITY & STATE:

* Today is the 2018 NYN Media 40 Under 40 awards. Read the biographies of the most important 20-and-30-somethings in New York nonprofits.

* Close to Home advocates say that the New York City budget process is their best hope to plug a $41.5 million gap left by the recently approved state budget – but there is little room for failure, NYN Media reports.

Today’s Buzz says what nonprofit leader is retiring, what Chicago-based organization landed a $500,000 contract with ACS and what nonprofit is footing the bill for the New York City council speaker to visit the Holy Land.

 

TOP NEWS:

* Homeless students on average miss 20 days of school per year, making them less likely than other children to be on grade level and more likely to drop out of school in New York City, according to a new report from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, The New York Times reports.

* After police killed a mentally ill man in Brooklyn, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been urging New Yorkers to call the city’s mental health hotline. But critics say, it’s not the right resource to help people in crisis, WNYC reports.

* The state Office of Children and Family Services has ordered a shutdown of a Monroe County child protective diversionary program, and it is unclear whether this move is linked to the death of a 7-year-old last week, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.

* More news below …

 

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* Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon said she’s pushing to legalize marijuana in New York to promote racial justice, releasing a campaign video saying Albany lacked “political courage,” the New York Post reports.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Brentwood to sign legislation containing $18.5 million in anti-gang funding, including summer job programs, on the anniversary of the slayings of four young men, allegedly committed by MS-13 gang members, Newsday reports.

* U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said a $76 million renovation at the Buffalo VA Medical Center could be in the works soon, thanks to the bipartisan spending bill Congress passed recently, The Buffalo News reports.

 

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Announcing NYN Media’s OpCon! This event focuses on streamlining processes and operations for nonprofits in New York. Discussions will include Challenges in Leadership Transition, Nonprofit Efficiency, Tips for Supporting Good Governance and more. Nonprofit OpCon will be held on June 13, 2018at the Hebrew Union College. For more information on speakers and topics click here.

 

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IN DEPTH:

* In successful movements, narratives must do more than explain conflict events; they must also highlight shared values and tell listeners what they can do to participate in the change, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

* The time is coming to send the weary phrase “mass incarceration” into retirement, at least in New York City, where stunningly rapid shifts in policing are remaking criminal justice before our eyes, the Daily News writes.

* There are subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students and stunt upward mobility, making college a finishing school for the affluent by valuing independent traits over interdependent ones, Vox reports.

 

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CSR Gender Parity Summit rescheduled to May 2, 2018. This event will focus on the latest research and strategies on how to grow the next generation of leaders and change agents - women and men - on gender parity. Speakers include Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York,  Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director, NYC Commission on Gender Equity, Assembly Member Nily Rozic, Chair, Task Force on Women Issues. The conference will be on May 2nd at the Manny Cantor CenterClick here for the full agenda.

 

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NATIONAL FOCUS:

* President Donald Trump’s administration plans to cut thousands of Department of Justice positions, which may mean a 25 percent (or more) culling of the already tiny 60-person federal agency focused on juvenile justice, The Chronicle for Social Change reports.

* A new study found that the philanthropic sector has been evolving since Trump’s inauguration – especially in how it reacts to rapidly changing federal policy, Philanthropy News Digest reports.

Attention Nonprofits: We are now accepting 2018 Annual NYN Sponsors. Sponsorships include: discounted employment advertisementscoverage of your annual event, board appointments and more. Details on the sponsorship opportunities can be found here, or email cydney@nynmedia.com


LATEST NONPROFIT JOBS:

(Visit NYN Careers to view all jobs.)

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Yonkers, New York

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To advertise your employment opportunities with NYN Media email cdorman@cityandstateny.com.


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Searching for Volunteers and Interns?

New York Nonprofit Jobs is happy to announce that we are now offering a BRAND NEW Volunteer/Internship job listing for ONLY $30. We understand how essential volunteers and interns are to the daily workings of nonprofit organizations, and that is why we are so excited to bring this career outreach option to you!

With our First Read morning email reaching over 8,000 subscribers by 9 a.m.daily, post now to find your future interns and volunteers.

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Steve Greenberg, quality assurance coordinator at Abbott House … and to former state Sen. Roy McDonald.
To have your birthday mentioned, click here.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

April 12 – NYN Media 40 Under 40

April 12 – How to start a major gifts program

April 12 – New York City Rent Guidelines Board meeting
April 15 – International Women’s Writing Guild conference

April 17 – Barrier Breakers wheelchair basketball tournament
April 19 – Prisoner Reentry Institute: Credible messenger mentoring

April 20 – Nonprofit Excellence Awards applications due

April 24 – Local leaders with impact panel discussion

Submit your event here.

 

KICKER: “These kids are dropping out at much higher rates than regular students. They’re being suspended. They’re repeating grades. It’s almost becoming a death sentence for their future.” – Ralph da Costa Nunez, president and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, via The New York Times

 

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