Thursday, March 30, 2017



* Nonprofits and advocates have warned for years that their financial circumstances are close to a breaking point, but few expected the challenges that would come with the new administration in Washington and the potential for deep cuts to social services spending. In this week’s NYN Insights Podcast, Allison Sesso of the Human Services Council of New York and Jina Paik from the Nonprofit Finance Fund join us to talk about why they are advocating for a 12 percent increase for city nonprofits.

* A recent panel discussion sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, unearthed fears about keeping minority communities safe, examined the uptick in discrimination in the city’s culture, and discussed how the unity, hope and multiculturalism of New York could counter hate.



* After Cuomo pledged 55 million dollars for direct care providers in the final budget, other nonprofits and human service providers are pleading with state officials to pony up extra funding for them in the new state spending plan, the Times Union writes.

* Residents are organizing to fight the opening of a shelter for 132 families, one of three in the Crown Heights area slated to open, which will be run by Samaritan Village, a Queens-based social services organization, DNAinfo writes.

* The trial of a Long Island foster father accused of sexually abusing numerous children in his care began, in a case that sent tremors through New York’s foster care system, because of the nightmarish substance of the allegations, and also because of the number of boys who had been entrusted to him, the Times writes.

* An employee at Kids Creative, a nonprofit group that organizes after-school programming in New York City, was charged in New York State Supreme Court with sexually abusing two 8-year-old girls while working at a Manhattan school, the New York Times writes.

* Manhattan-based nonprofit New York League for Early Learning - a network of preschools for children with disabilities - soaked the state Education Department for nearly 6 million dollars in bogus expenses, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli charged, according to the Daily News.

* Cuomo’s budget would slash city health funding by 32.5 million dollars, forcing the city to cut health counselors, anti-smoking campaigns and close a sexual health center, the Daily News writes.

* There are five things that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio can do to avoid a nonprofit “bloodbath,” John MacIntosh, a partner of SeaChange Capital Partners, a New York-based merchant bank serving the nonprofit sector, writes in Crain’s.

* New York City will boost social services programs in the city's jail system, including a new initiative that would guarantee short-term jobs for sentenced inmates upon their release, de Blasio said at the Fortune Society, a nonprofit that provides reentry services, DNAinfo writes.

* The Cuomo administration’s public-private Liberty Defense Fund, introduced to provide legal and other services to New York immigrants, will be entirely funded by two private foundations as no public funds have been dedicated to the program, Gothamist writes.

* Next City profiles a new nonprofit, JOE NYC, which is helping nonprofit community development corporations face tough competition in a pricey New York City real estate market.



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* Scores of departures by scientists and Silicon Valley technology experts who advised President Donald Trump’s predecessor have all but wiped out the larger White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Times writes.


* Curbed looks into the operations of City Harvest, which has delivered 600 million pounds of food since its founding in 1982

* Philanthropists are waking up to inequality as an important issue in America, but if efforts to address it are to succeed, they must work closer with unions, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.



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* Sixteen not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants totaling 1.2 million dollars from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation in the first of three 2017 grant rounds at its March board meeting, Oswego County Today writes.

* Morgan Stanley selected Westchester-based nonprofit Volunteer New York! to participate in its ninth annual Strategy Challenge, one of 14 organizations across the U.S. and the U.K. to participate in the 10-week challenge, writes.

* Paul Simon’s thoughts are, once again, escaping to his home borough and helping a local nonprofit education charity in Long Island City, the Queens Tribune writes.



A new report from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness finds that NYC’S homeless high school students have worse health outcomes than their housed peers. They disproportionately face the most extreme health risks. They are also more likely to take advantage of in-school health clinics, where available.




* Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Star Network and Schneps Communications will honor Long Island Cares Chief Executive Officer Paule Pachter as one of the “Kings” at their Kings of Long Island Awards ceremony and networking event to be held April 6 at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck. Pachter has been CEO of Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank since 2008. He is a graduate of the Adelphi University School of Social Work and has held several positions within Long Island’s human service community including Deputy Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Mental Health. He is credited with influencing the passage of New York State’s social work parity legislation and in 1985 was selected “Nassau County Social Worker of the Year.”

* New York Network Operators Group announced it is now officially a nonprofit with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. NYNOG is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to provide educational events and programs to the tri-state area. Since its formation in May 2016, NYNOG has been providing a casual environment to share experiences, ideas, and discuss innovative solutions to the complex problems the networking world faces. To help guide the organization and ensure fulfillment of its mission, a board of directors and supportive committees with a combined experience of over 125 years in networking and internet infrastructure was assembled.


* The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services seeks proposals to support the work of rape crisis programs throughout the state in providing victims of sexual assault a range of assistive services within their communities aimed at the response to and prevention of rape and sexual assault. Approximately $2,788,000 will be made available from appropriations included in the 2016-17 enacted budget to support rape crisis programs throughout New York State. The Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Program is designed to supply crucial funding to rape crisis service providers in the state. This funding may be utilized by eligible applicants to enhance existing support services for victims of sexual assault, as well as programs and activities to prevent rape and sexual assault. Applications are due April 24. Read more here.



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Director of Quality Assurance, Birch Family Services

Under the Supervision of the Compliance Officer, the Director of Quality Assurance shall develop and implement Quality Assurance initiatives including the monitoring of and evaluation of the quality of all programs and services at Birch Family Services. The Director of Quality Assurance will assist in facilitating the application of all relevant federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies by identifying the need for policies and procedures, development of policies and procedures, implementation of policies and procedures and evaluation of policies and procedures. The Director of Quality Assurance is responsible for incident management including the investigation of all incidents involving students, residents and other program participants at Birch.

Administrative Supervisor, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services

At Sheltering Arms, the Administrative Supervisor will function within the context of the Family Team Conference model to establish and review permanency-planning goals, ensuring the overall safety, growth and development of every child, placed in the care of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services. Essential functions include supervising a unit of 4 caseworkers providing quality services to children in placement, their birth families and foster parents.

Youth Specialist, 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 people children and adults with special needs. A youth specialist is needed to provide 24/7 “eyes on” client supervision, which includes ensuring compliance with a daily schedule and maintaining program structure; implement group and individual treatment plans utilizing the Missouri approach; develop and model effective relationships and behaviors with youth, co-workers and treatment team; and more.

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* NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said he plans to meet with Ramarley Graham’s mother after former officer Richard Haste quit this week, found guilty of “poor judgement” in a departmental trial regarding the killing of the unarmed Bronx teen, the New York Post writes.

* Paul Massey Jr., a leading Republican mayoral contender, is attempting to make public safety a campaign issue, even as New York City continues to hit historic lows in crime rates virtually each month, Gotham Gazette writes.

* With a college degree increasingly necessary in today’s economy, Cuomo’s free tuition proposal blazes a pioneering path that can serve as a model for the nation, LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow writes in NY Slant.


April 2 -- Museum of Jewish Heritage hosts the third annual Matzapalooza

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* Front Line Heroes display excellence in their commitment to serving those in need. Every year, NYN Media recognizes people from the nonprofit industry who work in the field directly helping clients and making their organizations' goals a reality through hard work and dedication. Click here to see this year’s honorees. To RSVP for the April 18 event, click here.

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.




12 p.m. – New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts a press conference to unveil new analysis regarding President Donald Trump, David N. Dinkins Municipal Building, 1 Centre St., fifth floor south, Manhattan.

12 p.m. – State Sen. Marisol Alcantara, Assembly members Carmen De La Rosa and Pamela Harris, students and others demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo include undocumented, part-time, and students with disabilities in the Excelsior Scholarship program, Empire State Plaza, Room 2, Albany.

12 p.m. – Public Advocate James delivers remarks at the York College Women's History Month Colloquium, York College, Academic Core Building, Faculty Dining Lounge, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Queens.

6 p.m. – State Sen. Marisol Alcantara, New York City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, former City Councilwoman Una Clarke and others are honored at Healthfirst’s annual Women’s History Month Community Awards Celebration, Maestro’s, 1703 Bronxdale Ave., Bronx.

6:30 p.m. – U.S. Rep. John Katko holds a public forum on how heroin and synthetic drug abuse have impacted central New York, Oswego City Hall's Common Council Chambers, 13 W. Oneida St., Oswego.

7 p.m. – A community forum on Black Lives Matter movement featuring a panel of religious and community leaders, Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Ave., Brooklyn.




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