Tuesday, February 14, 2017



*The Cure Violence model to stop violence and shootings is being used in 18 sites in New York City, and from all indications, the trajectory is for more growth.



* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio directed his State of the City speech at residents who have been forgotten or overlooked by the government, but City & State writes that some advocates raised questions about the costs and motives behind some of the initiatives.

* Creditors left in the lurch by the collapse of the massive Jewish social service agency FEGS appear to be preparing to sue a former executive who took a $92,000 bonus as the charity imploded, the Forward writes.

* New York City’s goal of giving lawyers to low-income families in Housing Court is well worth the estimated $93 million price tag, the Daily News writes, as the city is strained more when people lose their apartments and end up in homeless shelters.

* There are a crop of new jobs needed by nonprofits at every level of the sector as they search for better ways to deliver their services, and invest in both the people and technologies they'll need to fulfill their missions in the future, Fast Company reports.

* A campaign to provide discounted MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers took center stage at a City Council hearing on Monday, with council members and transit advocates calling for greater equity in the public transportation system, Gotham Gazette reports.

* The New York City Council is expected to pass the Nuisance Abatement Fairness Act, bringing sweeping changes to a law that has allowed the NYPD to force people from their homes and businesses without warning over sometimes flimsy allegations, the Daily News reports.

* The president of Oberlin College, an Ohio institution known for its music program and left-leaning campus, will become the next head of Pace University, a sprawling private university in Manhattan and Westchester County, Pace is expected to announce on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

* Rockefeller's new platform, Zilient, wants to expose leaders to solutions that will help cities and countries bounce back from disasters, FastCo.Exist writes.

* Richard Besser, M.D., former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ABC News’ current chief health and medical editor, will be the new president and chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J., according to the NonProfit Times.



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* Federal immigration officials defended a wave of arrests in New York City, confirming the arrest of 41 foreign nationals in the past week, 38 of whom had previous criminal convictions, the Daily News reports.

* Trump and his top aides coordinated their response to North Korea’s missile test in full view of diners at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida – a remarkable, public display of presidential activity that is almost always conducted in highly secure settings, The New York Times reports.

* At least four Republican senators are still on the fence about whether to support Andrew Puzder, Trump’s choice for labor secretary, putting more pressure on the restaurant executive and political novice to win them over, The Washington Post reports.


* Republicans spent almost seven years waging a battle to repeal the Affordable Care Act; they are now set up for victory, or a new kind of disappointment, the New York Times Magazine writes.

* Nonprofit Quarterly hosts a webinar on how to identify and address red flags on the Form 990.



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* A 37-year-old man was found dead from on the second floor of the CAMBA shelter in Brownsville on Sunday just before 4 p.m., cops said, the Daily News writes.

* Artist Shaun Leonardo and SoHo nonprofit art space Recess teamed up with Brooklyn Justice Initiatives to offer a “diversion program,” in which young people convicted of misdemeanors can learn about performing the stories of their lives and about artistic decision-making, after which prosecutors have the option to close and seal the young people’s cases, according to Artnet.


* This week, we speak to Sharon Stapel, who leads the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York about state ethics laws and potential federal rules that could affect charitable giving. We also speak to Common Impact’s CEO Danielle Holly about matching volunteers from private corporations who have skills in areas such as marketing, strategic planning or human resources, with nonprofits who could benefit.



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* The Center for Urban Education Ministries, a ministry supported by Lutheran Social Services of New York, has awarded the 2017 Lester R. Bayer Award for Excellence in Urban Education to Astoria Lutheran School in Queens. The award recognizes urban education programs that are highly successful, operating innovative programs that reach out to students in new and exciting ways. Astoria Lutheran School uses a blend of technology and face-to-face teaching to allow students to reach their God-given potential. The mission of Astoria Lutheran School is to nurture a student’s love of learning and faith in God, and to equip them to meet the challenges of the 21st Century with confidence, integrity, and a respect for others. Like many schools, students at Astoria Lutheran School are encouraged to meet the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, but they do so in creative ways by using innovative programs and instructional strategies that foster intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual development.


* Phipps Neighborhoods announced the elevation of one of its employees to the chief of staff position. Elizabeth Clay Roy will assume the role immediately while overseeing the transition of her previous duties. As chief of staff, she will be responsible for managing agency-wide strategies to improve and expand Phipps Neighborhoods programming. She is an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader of social change initiatives in urban communities, recently named a New York Nonprofit Media 40 Under 40 Rising Star.


The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced the availability of funds for capital development and operating costs associated with the establishment of a Part 820 Residential Services program for between 16 and 25 beds in each of the following three boroughs: Bronx, Kings and Richmond County. See the RFP here.



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Senior Director for External Affairs and Advocacy, Primary Care Development Corporation

PCDC is seeking an executive-level Senior Director for External Affairs and Advocacy to provide leadership and strategic perspective to PCDC in the areas of external affairs, advocacy, and communications. This is a varied, fast-paced career opportunity that will lead PCDC to have a strong and vibrant primary care and community development presence locally, regionally and nationally. This position will lead all communications, website and external affairs in collaboration with PCDC’s senior leadership and other staff; identify, develop, prioritize and execute strategies to reach and engage key target audiences including policy makers and influencers, government officials, corporate leaders, and others; shape messages in support of PCDC’s strategic goals; and establish plans, goals, metrics and assessment tools to evaluate success of strategic communications and external affairs activities.

Registered Nurse, Astor Services for Children & Families

Our Residential Treatment Facility is seeking Registered Nurses to provide nursing care to pre-adolescent children. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health providers. Must be a NYS License RN. We are looking for team players who will give our residents the high level of care they deserve. Pediatric and/or Psychiatric nursing experience a plus. New graduates also welcome.

Director of Specialized Foster Care, New Alternatives for Children

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30+ years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking a Director of Specialized Foster Care to be responsible for the direct management of the agency’s Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities and Treatment Family Foster Care programs. This position offers a highly rewarding experience for a social work professional who welcomes the opportunity to use high-level management skills. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of multidisciplinary teams of professionals at an innovative agency serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in NYC.

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* De Blasio laid out his priorities for the final year of his first term and beyond, saying in his State of the City address that he would focus on creating thousands of new jobs to attack the city’s crisis of affordability, The New York Times reports.

* A special election to fill a vacancy from Harlem on the New York City Council will be held today to fill Inez Dickens’ seat, who was elected to the Assembly, but only a small percentage of registered voters are expected to vote, the New York Post reports.

* New Jersey lawmakers are asserting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey needs to explore alternatives to constructing a new bus terminal on Manhattan’s West Side, accusing Cuomo and de Blasio of trying to delay construction, Politico New York reports.


Feb. 15 -- SAGEWorks and The LGBT Center's Career Advancement for Women Program host roundtable on empowering women in the workplace.

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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.




11 a.m. – Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie holds press conference regarding criminal justice reforms, Speaker's conference room, Room 342, Capitol.

12 p.m. – Faith leaders and advocates gather in support of New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act, outside of Senate Lobby, state Capitol, Albany.

1 p.m. – The City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings and Committee on Economic Development hold a joint public oversight hearing on evaluating the city’s purchase of FHA-financed underwater mortgages through the Community Restoration Program, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

1 p.m. – State Sens. Jeff Klein, David Carlucci, Diane Savino, Jose Peralta, and Marisol Alcantara, along with labor unions and activists, announce a new report examining the economic impact of the carried interest loophole on New York state, third floor, outside Senate chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

2 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at Charas/El Bohio “Save Our Community Center” press conference, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

5 p.m. – New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Make the Road New York, Emerald Isle Immigration Center and other community organizations hold rally in response to a scam involving people claiming to be immigration agents in Woodside and New York City, Roosevelt Avenue and 65th Street, Queens.

6 p.m. – The New York Immigration Coalition hosts a “Love Fights Back” rally to show their love and solidarity for immigrant communities, and to vow to protect these communities currently under attack, Foley Square, 111 Worth St., Manhattan.




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