Tuesday, February 21, 2017



* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year contains salary increases for staffers at nonprofits that contract with the city, but several advocates warn that the sector could face insolvency if the mayor’s plan doesn’t address cost-of-living increases and growing overhead costs.

* Reg Foster, President and CEO of United Way of New York State, writes that the state has demonstrated a genuine interest in allowing each Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative site real flexibility in approaching poverty, but there must be some consistency in measurement in order to learn as much as possible and make informed progress.



* De Blasio has appointed David Hansell, who has worked for former President Barack Obama and former mayor Michael Bloomberg, as commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services, Politico New York reports. See video of the announcement here.

* Following Zymere Perkins’ death, ACS began getting an increased number of abuse calls and as a result, by December, workers were juggling the highest caseloads in years: on average, 13.8 cases at any given time, the Daily News reports.

* A new report says finding and retaining in-home care through a Medicaid program for chronically ill or physically disabled patients is an arduous task that's made more difficult by low wages for workers, the Times Union writes.

* New York City’s approach to affordable housing is applicable nationwide, where there are strong luxury housing markets and low-income working residents can’t afford permanent shelter, financial journalist Eric Uhlfelder writes in the New York Times.

* New York’s well-heeled philanthropic groups are doling out big bucks to resist President Trump’s immigration policies and defend targeted social welfare and environmental programs, the New York Post writes.

* Nonprofits should consider baiting President Donald Trump to attack them as a way to encourage more traffic and support from his opponents, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

* Ozone Park residents said they will not be deterred in their opposition to a homeless drop-in center on Atlantic Avenue, even as the lease for the building was finalized days before, the Queens Chronicle reports.

* Contributions to the National Philanthropic Trust shot up to 1.7 billion dollars in 2016, a 72-percent increase from 2015, a spike that was likely a result of favorable market conditions and concern over potential future changes in tax policy, the NonProfit Times writes. See NYN Media’s Trade Tips piece on how to get a grant from a donor-advised fund.




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* The Department of Homeland Security released a set of documents translating Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security into policy, bringing a major shift in the way the agency enforces the nation’s immigration laws, the New York Times writes.

* State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is maneuvering to be a key player in the broader Trump resistance and is positioned to challenge Trump's agenda in ways his Democratic allies in Washington, D.C., cannot, The Associated Press writes.

* Instead of celebrating Presidents Day, thousands of demonstrators lined Central Park to protest Trump’s presidency, saying his election win was “illegitimate” and his policies are dangerous, which was one of many similar protests that happened nationwide, the Daily News reports.


* As the news spread that the White House budget office had included the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities on a list of programs it was considering trying to eliminate, arts leaders at large and small organizations around the nation began making plans to fight for their survival, according to the New York Times.




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* Major civil rights organization LatinoJustice PRLDEF, formerly known as the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, is leaving 99 Hudson St., the New York Post writes.

* City Councilman Brad Lander is calling on whoever buys Kensington Stables, which provides trail rides in Prospect Park as well as therapeutic horsemanship programs with the nonprofit Gallop NYC, to preserve it as one of the city's last few homes for horses, DNAinfo writes.


* In our first NYN Media Outcomes segment exploring innovative programming in New York’s nonprofit sector, we talk with Cyrus Garrett, executive director of the city’s Young Men’s Initiative and Dawan Julien, managing director of OST after school programs with the East Harlem Tutorial Program, about how they have been evaluating and implementing Dr. Edward Fergus-Arcia’s findings on improving educational outcomes for young men of color.




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* After 50 years of extraordinary philanthropic leadership, George J. Gillespie III, the Chairman of the Board of the Pinkerton Foundation, has been named Chairman Emeritus. He will be succeeded by longtime board colleague, Daniel L. Mosley, Pinkerton President Rick Smith announced. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Mosley earned his J.D. at Alabama and an LL.M. from NYU. He is the former chairman of the board of the Greenwich Hospital and a board member of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and several private foundations. In 2016, the foundation made grants totaling roughly 35 million dollars to 300 organizations in the city.

* The Dormitory Authority State of New York recently granted Services for the UnderServed 735,000 dollars to improve accessibility across our residential programs. Being afforded the funding to make housing sites more accessible will improve the mobility and quality of life for consumers with physical disabilities, sight, hearing or mobile impairments. It will also be a help to consumers as they age in place in their own homes. Without the funds to appropriately accommodate individuals as their physical needs change, many would likely have to leave the homes they have known for many years, leaving behind communities, and social connections, and needing to forge new ones.

* New York State Homes and Community Renewal, state Office of Mental Health, New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Community Access will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10:00 a.m. for a new $52.2 million affordable and supportive housing complex being built at 111 East 172nd St. in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the Bronx. Sixty units will be set aside for Medicaid high-need individuals with mental health concerns, and the remaining 65 units will be for low-income families.




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Case Planner, Astor Services for Children & Families

The Bronx Prevention Program has implemented the Evidence Based Model, Family Connections. We are a home based program and weekly contact is made with our families who reside in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, Community District 12. Case Planners typically have a caseload of 8-10 families. A Case Planner is responsible for: insuring case records are maintained; documenting client and collateral engagement; completing Family Assessment Service Plans and other required Family Connections assessments; and collaborating with ACS and other familial supports to provide quality and supportive services to families. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Consulting Psychiatrist, The Mental Health Association of Westchester

OnTrackNY is a new, innovative treatment program that will serve adolescents and young people (16-30 years old) who are within one year of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis. The Psychiatrist will work approximately 10 hours per week as part of a small multidisciplinary team providing coordinated and assertive treatment and support in the earliest stages of psychosis. The team Psychiatrist engages the participant in shared decision making about medication and the next steps in medication treatment. Medication management will be guided by a medication algorithm that provides information about evolving best practices.

Clinical Therapist, Children's Village

Acts as the primary therapist to a caseload and performs case management functions as necessary. Communicates with family collateral and other agency staff and coordinates services with other agencies on behalf of clients. NYS LCSW required or Ph.D. Minimum of 2 years of post master exp. and high degree of computer literacy. Starting salary is 56,100 dollars. Position is located in Valhalla (Westchester County), NY. For complete details and to apply visit our website at www.childrensvillage.org/employment. Please contact us with any questions at (914) 693-0600 x1754. Recruiting a Diverse Workforce EOE

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Services for the UnderServed

As a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs, Services for the UnderServed provides the resources you need to build on your experience amidst our culture of team support. The practitioner Meets with Program Director, Director of Social Services, Psychiatrist, Program Nurses, and Social Service staff to coordinate shelter residents to receive ongoing psychiatric treatment in the community; Meets with all new residents within the first 30 days for psychiatric evaluation; and provides referrals for transitional Psychiatric Treatment to all Residents not currently in care.

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* If the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey goes ahead with its surcharge plan on taxi and other car services going to and from LaGuardia, JFK and Newark, it had better commit all funds from the fee to improving direct rail service to the airports, the Daily News writes in an editorial.

* The real problem in New York City schools is not a lack of funding to help struggling schools, but how it gets spent and the billions in extra state aid has done a lot more to boost teachers’ pay than to actually help the city’s kids learn, the Post writes in an editorial.

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's "very open" to banning plastic bags after the state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo blocked a city law to impose a 5-cent fee on the bags in an effort to encourage shoppers to ditch the environmentally harmful bags, the Daily News writes.


Feb. 28 -- Tuoro College is hosting a Networking Breakfast to celebrate the opening of its Long Island Office in the Touro Law Center’s Public Advocacy Center.

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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.

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.





10:30 a.m. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts press conference on on the future of the city’s Administration for Children's Services, The Children's Center, 492 First Ave., Manhattan.

1 p.m. – New York City Councilman Rory Lancman holds a press conference along with representatives of lawyers organizations to identify specific actions de Blasio can take to protect immigrant New Yorkers from possible deportation under President Donald Trump, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

6:30 p.m. – A panel discussion titled, “Sanctuary Movements in the Hudson Valley: From Cities to Colleges,” Multipurpose Room, Campus Center, Bard College.

9 p.m. – Public Advocate James delivers remarks at the Queens Village Civic Association general meeting, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy, 92-80 220 St., Queens.




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