Thursday, March 2, 2017

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FROM NYN MEDIA:

* The Floating Hospital Hospital sends vans throughout the city to transport homeless families from shelters and individuals in domestic violence safe houses to their clinics for care. In this week’s podcast Sean Granahan, its president and general counsel, spoke about the state of health care delivery and how he brought the organization back from a financial loss.

 

TOP NEWS:

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s homelessness plan is the latest example of the ambitions of his progressive government, once rich with promises to peel back divisions along economic lines, becoming grounded by the realities of governance and politics, The New York Times writes.

* New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave a lukewarm response to de Blasio’s plan to open or build 90 homeless shelters over the next five years to address the city’s increasing number of homeless residents, Politico New York reports.

* De Blasio said he wasn’t involved in the decision to fire the city official who approved lifting a deed restriction allowing Rivington House, a Lower East Side nursing home to become luxury condos, saying only that his agency needed “someone better,” the Daily News writes.

* Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks said he won’t join the exodus of high-ranking officials from the administration, saying he plans to finish “what I started,” The Observer writes.

* The New York Times writes about the federal class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday, which said that thousands of donors have been misled by PayPal Giving Fund, and that their gifts never reached the intended charities.

* Several disabled residents of Union Ave. IRA in the Bronx may have suffered abuse and neglect dozens of times over the course of a decade, according to new court papers, the Daily News reports.

* Snapchat told a gun safety charity it might run NRA ads on the charity's anti-gun violence awareness campaign - which would have featured videos starring families who lost their loved ones to firearms - if the charity didn't pay Snapchat for advertising, according to Mic.

* So far, 53 companies signed on to a Supreme Court brief that the Human Rights Campaign, a nonprofit supporting gay rights, planned to file on Thursday supporting a transgender boy’s fight against his school district over which school bathrooms he may use, the New York Times writes.

 

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* President Donald Trump's budget proposal, which is contingent on Congressional budget approval, would contribute to a rise in homelessness, accelerate the decline of public housing infrastructure and curb production of affordable housing, the New York Housing Conference writes.

The Senate voted 58-41 this morning to confirm Ben Carson secretary of housing and urban development in a rare show of bipartisanship, the Times writes.

* In the newest expression of his commitment to expanding school “choice,” Trump’s first visit to a school as president will be to a Catholic school in Florida, where several hundred students attend with help from a tax credit scholarship program, the Washington Post writes.

 

IN DEPTH:

* The driving force of women and millennials, the burgeoning data-driven ecosystem, and the need to increase large-scale investors’ engagement, are three trends that will drive scale and take impact investing to the next level, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.

* A recent report says nearly 1 million people in the New York area are at risk of displacement as low wages and real-estate investment combine to make large swathes of the tri-state area unaffordable to working-class households, and public policy can exacerbate the problem if it isn’t deliberately designed to address it, City Limits writes.

 

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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* The Stone, a tiny but influential nonprofit performance space that has been a fixture of the New York experimental music scene since it opened in 2005, will move from the East Village and take up residence at the New School’s College of Performing Arts, the Times writes.

* Northwell's Little Neck facility and upcoming project in Lake Success will form the largest, nonprofit, hospital-operated lab network in the nation, Commercial Property Executive writes.

* Paws NY is an organization based in Williamsburg that helps elderly people and people with disabilities in the New York City area keep their pets, according to Patch.

* A group of private and public partners recently broke ground on an affordable and supportive housing development in the Bronx’s Mount Eden neighborhood, Multi-Housing News writes.

 

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Event: Power in Numbers: Leveraging Financial Statements for Strategic Decision-Making

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 the Foundation Center will host a session for Board Members, Executive Directors, CFOs, and key decision makers. Paul Konigstein a senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions (now CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) will help you leverage the financial information you already have to find the best solutions to the most common operational and strategic problems facing nonprofits. Learn more and register.

 

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NYN BUZZ:

* Association to Benefit Children received a Family and Youth Development grant award from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. With the 1.33 million dollar grant over three years, ABC will serve at-risk children up to 21 years old in East Harlem through a committed support network of mentors with daily contact, ongoing opportunities for academic and personal growth and development, and wrap-around supports including parent and family engagement and mental health counseling. The DA’s Office also awarded Educational Alliance with a $1.3 million grant to bolster the organization’s transformative work strengthening lower Manhattan’s families. The investment will greatly expand the reach of EA’s educational programming for children and their families, a key strategy in preventing crime among high-risk populations.

* The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced a new initiative that will provide $250,000 to boost the Peer Recovery workforce. Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez announced that funds will be made available to support the re-certification of Certified Recovery Peer Advocates, the certification of new Peers, and training and internships that are required for certification. The ultimate goal of the new funding is to build the Peer workforce, specifically Certified Recovery Peer Advocates, so that they can be deployed for important, life-saving work in treatment and recovery support settings. Peers are an increasingly important part of the workforce needed to combat the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths associated with prescription opioids and heroin.

 

CAREER MOVES:

* Astor Services for Children & Families, a nonprofit organization that provides children's mental health services, child welfare services, and early childhood development programs in New York State's mid-Hudson Valley and the Bronx, has announced the appointment of Nancy M. Santiago as the organization’s chief financial officer, effective immediately. In her position, Santiago will be responsible for managing Astor’s financial risks, including financial planning, maintenance of financial records, relay of pertinent financial information to management and supervision of financial compliance.

 

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NYN CAREERS
(Visit www.nyncareers.com to view all jobs.)

 

Training Specialist, Saint Dominic's Home

The successful candidate will conduct new staff orientation, mandated trainings and workshops such as Infection Control, First Aid/CPR and SCIP-R (certified instructor a plus). Develop staff in various locations. BA and exp. in social services and training a must. Excellent Benefits. If you are interested in the above position, please contact Mercedes Gabella, Talent Acquisition Director, (845)359-3400 x 206 e-mail: mgabella@sdomhome.org.

 

Director of Residential Program Services, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City

Under general direction, is responsible for directing one or more of the Agency’s residential facilities. This includes directing staff, providing consumers with proper care, ensuring the safety of the consumers, scheduling necessary repairs and the general upkeep of the facility. Administers designated program in accordance with Agency policies and regulations and requirements of applicable regulatory agencies. Is responsible for all aspects of program including personnel, budgeting, services to individuals and physical plant management.

 

Bail Associate, The Liberty Fund

The Liberty Fund is new citywide charitable bail fund dedicated to reducing the number of New Yorkers subjected to pretrial detention at Rikers Island simply because they are unable to post bail. The organization is ready to begin operations this spring and is seeking bail associates to work on the front lines of bail reform in New York City. These bail associates will operate out of criminal courts in the five boroughs and nearby offices to identify defendants who are eligible for these services and post bail on their behalf. They will then be responsible for connecting clients with appropriate social services and monitoring each case as it proceeds through the criminal justice system.

 

Program Nurse / RN, SCO Family of Services

SCO Family of Services has provided vital human services throughout New York City and Long Island for more than 100 years. SCO helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for people with special needs. Minimum responsibilities include Receiving turnover report from prior shift and checking communication log; administering the medications as prescribed by the staff psychiatrist. GSHMC physicians, and resident’s private physicians. Recording on individual medication sheets. Administering standing order as per physician; and assessing physical complaints of residents.

 

NYN MEDIA CAREERS: To advertise your employment opportunities with NYN Media email lblake@cityandstateny.com.

 

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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

* NYPD stats indicate there has been a 55 percent jump in the number of hate crimes in New York City so far this year compared to a year ago, driven by nearly double the number of anti-Semitic hate crimes, Politico New York reports.

* School staff are required to address New York City transgender students using a child’s preferred pronoun, one of many updated guidelines in a New York City Department of Education memo, the Daily News writes.

* Pro-charter school lobbying group Families for Excellent Schools says New York City has denied 79 percent of requests made by charter operators for space in public school buildings since 2014, the Daily News writes.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 2 -- Celebrate with Jericho Project: 34 Years of Ending Homelessness at its Roots

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/mqcjv/54749995 to submit an event or view all community events.


NYN EVENTS:

On Friday, March 24, New York Nonprofit Media will host Nonprofit FundCon which brings together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create a campaign and raise money. Click here to learn more.

On June 15, NYN Media will host its third annual Nonprofit OpCon. This event focuses on streamlining processes and operations for nonprofits in New York. How do we make things easier and more pleasant for executive leadership, operations, IT, risk, finance, HR and more? There are new industry standards to consider, and new guidelines around applying for public funds to learn. Bring your organization into the 21st century and abandon old practices that are depleting your valuable resources. It’s a new day in the nonprofit industry; join us as we explore these insights and strategies. Click here to learn more.

 

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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:

11 a.m. – CUNY and SUNY students and faculty rally for the state to increase its investment in public higher education, and not raise tuition, at a Higher Education Action Day, Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza, North Concourse, Albany.

11 a.m. – Brewer speaks at a ribbon-cutting for the Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, 729 Seventh Ave., 12th floor, Manhattan.

12 p.m. – New York City public school parents and leaders of citywide charter networks demand New York City stop barring charters from public space, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

2 p.m. – The mother of Ramarley Graham, Constance Malcolm, joins New York City Councilwoman Rosie Méndez and others to demand the de Blasio administration stop withholding information and announce an appeal to the city’s blanket denial of a request for records into her son’s killing, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

6:15 p.m. – New York City Public Advocate Letitia James attends the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund 2017 Justin in Action Awards, Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, Manhattan.

6:30 p.m. – New York City Councilman Mark Levine, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood New York City, the Muslim Community Network, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and others host a community conversation on President Donald Trump's recent actions and how New Yorkers can respond, Our Children's Foundation at 527 W. 125th St., Manhattan.

 

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