Tuesday, March 14, 2017



Naheed Samadi Bahram, New York program director for the nonprofit Women for Afghan Women and a member of the inaugural class of the Immigrant Women Leaders Fellowship, has made it her work to help women from Afghanistan realize their dreams.



* Mayor Bill de Blasio will spend nearly 40 million dollars each year on HealingNYC, a comprehensive attack on opioid and other drug addictions, which killed approximately 1,300 people in 2016, the most ever in the city’s history, according to DNAinfo.

* A top city official wasn’t fired because of his role in a controversial land deal that allowed a nonprofit nursing home to be converted to luxury housing, but his boss refused to say if he was ousted because of other federal investigations, the New York Post writes.

* The executive director of a Local Development Corp. of Crown Heights, a nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable housing, social services and youth programs has personally received a percentage of profits from past development deals, an arrangement in his contract that charity watchdogs call a red flag, Crain’s writes.

* According to DonorDrive’s 2017 State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising report, there has been significant growth in the charitable sector with the help of social media, NonProfit Pro writes.

* District 9 in the Bronx is home to almost 18,000 elementary school students but only about 55 of them enrolled in gifted and talented programs last year so a task force launched by the Brooklyn and Bronx borough presidents wants to dig into why that is, Chalkbeat writes.

* In the past 18 months, about 500 youngsters have taken part in a program which rethinks how low-level offenses are handled in courts run by facilitators from Bronx Community Solutions, a nonprofit, amNewYork writes.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a swipe at de Blasio, saying he had a limp response to calls to shut down “savage” and “inhumane” Rikers Island, though de Blasio’s press secretary wasted no time snapping back at the governor on Twitter, the Daily News reports.



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* A Congressional Budget Office report found that the Republicans’ current plan to repeal Obamacare would leave 24 million fewer people with health insurance by 2026, which could make it difficult for the plan to pass, the Daily News reports.

* An important fair housing rule, enacted late in the Obama administration, is just starting to knock down barriers in some of America’s most segregated places, Slate writes.

* In a piece examining the front-lines of policies affecting undocumented immigrants, Newsweek profiles the work of Make the Road New York.


* Nonprofit Quarterly dives deep into the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republicans’ legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act.

* An IRS Commissioner said the agency does not want to burden organizations that appear to be tax compliant and is, therefore, making examination decisions based on red flags in an organization’s Form 990, according to BDO’s Nonprofit Standard blog.



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* Kings County Politics speaks to Ramon Peguero, executive director of Southside United HDFC, or “Los Sures,” which has been rehabilitating buildings for affordable housing in the heavily Latino neighborhood of South Williamsburg since the 1970s.

* The California-based Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation, which helps military combat veterans cope with stress and other issues after returning home is merging with a New York charity called the Headstrong Project, the San Diego Union Tribune writes.

* St. Joseph’s Adult Care Home in Sloatsburg can’t offer full nursing home care for its aging residents without making major improvements, adding expensive medical services, and hiring nurses, CBS 2 reports.


* This week, Citizens’ Committee for Children Executive Director Jennifer March joined us for an Outcomes segment exploring the results of their recent Community Risk Ranking report, and Charles Archer, co-founder of the Thrive Network, joined us for a CEO Corner segment to talk about how he’s making sense of the current uncertainty in New York’s nonprofit sector, especially as it relates to health care and potential federal cuts.



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* EAC Network, in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead and with funding from Bank of America and the Long Island Community Foundation, announced the launch of the social service agency’s brand new Fresh from the Garden program to provide at-risk seniors in New Cassel, NY with a free, three-step initiative to healthier living: nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and produce distribution. Seniors who live in communities with few or no grocery stores are more at risk for malnutrition and are more likely to suffer from preventable chronic diseases and poor health conditions. Based at Magnolia Gardens, a senior housing development in New Cassel operated by the North Hempstead Housing Authority, the Fresh from the Garden senior initiative focuses efforts on senior residents both within the development itself and the New Cassel community at large.

* The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York announces the 2017 Women of the Year to be honored at their Annual Benefit Luncheon on May 15at the St. Regis Hotel NYC: Jean Crystal, Judith Zabar and Francine LeFrak. LeFrak is the founder of Same Sky, a trade initiative that creates employment opportunities for women struggling to lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Same Sky was founded with a vision to provide a second chance to all women under the same sky. Crystal is a philanthropist who was a founding member and President of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Advisory Board and the Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board, where she created the Mount Sinai Ambassadors program that fosters a culture of volunteerism and social concern for patients and their families. Zabar, a member of the eponymous Upper West Side Zabar’s, is committed to giving back to the community. She is a proud alumnus of Hunter College and endowed the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Library.


* The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute announced the availability of funds to support a multi-faceted response to address the impact of HIV/STD/HCV in New York State. The purpose of this funding is to identify service providers to develop and/or enhance comprehensive HIV/STD/HCV programs through the implementation of proven high impact prevention strategies and innovative interventions for HIV positive women and women who engage in high risk behaviors with a focus on women of color. Applications are due April 28.



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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric, Astor Services for Children & Families

Astor Services for Children & Families is looking for full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to make a difference in the lives of children. This candidate will provide psychiatric care for children and adolescents receiving services within a residential program and outpatient counseling centers. Duties include psychiatric assessments, development and implementation of treatment plans and monitoring for effectiveness and side effects of medication management geared towards recovery. The NPP will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will collaborate with other providers, school and community resources as needed.

Director, Clinical Services, Graham Windham

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Is able to assess situations through a lens of safety and risk and support the development of appropriate plans to address those issues in a timely manner; Is able to effectively facilitate partnering with members of the Treatment Team and Graham Windham network to ensure a holistic approach to clinical treatment; Ensures the furtherance of the implementation of Solutions Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving through their own learning and application, as well as support of the staffs’ skill attainment in those models of practice; Adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the program; and more.

Vice President of Family Foster Care, Saint Dominic's Home

As a key member of the management team, the Vice President of the Family Foster Care Program will manage all aspects of the Family Foster Care Program, including service delivery, staff development, foster home recruitment, facilities operations, budget development and allocations. The successful candidate will ensure that the Family Foster Care program meets and exceeds the regulatory standards of all pertinent governmental bodies and meet contract compliance related to the delivery of Family Foster Care services contracted by government agencies.

Clinic Registrar (Bilingual) – Comunilife Vida Guidance Center, Comunilife

The Clinic Registrar is responsible for registering patients and scheduling their appointments while delivering service “with a smile”. Other duties involve insurance verification; data entry into a Windows based system (IMA) and familiarity with HIPAA regulations. Required: Bilingual in Spanish + HSD/GED + Proficient in MS Office functions including basic word processing, spreadsheet & database skills, in addition to billing software. Must be able to professionally interact with clients with fragile medical or mental health conditions, and work on Saturdays, in addition to extended hours on selected weekday evenings. Competitive salary, generous benefits, and caring environment.

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* The outside legal defense for the de Blasio administration has cost New York City 10.5 million dollars so far, and might cost millions more, said Zachary Carter, head of the city’s Law Department, Gotham Gazette reports.

* New York City has been largely unsuccessful in gaining full cooperation from the Hasidic community in rooting out mohels involved in neonatal herpes cases, but de Blasio says he still needs to evaluate whether a deal with the community is “working effectively or not,” the Post writes.

* Cuomo's former state operations director and one of the architects of his free college tuition plan said the program would likely see "tweaks" in any number of areas before the final version is created, the Times Union reports.


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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.



City & State's annual On Health Care forum has become one of the most prestigious events across New York State; hosting NYC and NYS Health Commissioners, CEOs and Executive Directors of hospitals and healthcare labor unions, lawmakers, media and advocacy leaders. The 2017 On Health care forum will bring together over 250 professionals from across the state, including elected officials, public health officials, hospital administrators, investors, healthcare providers, and innovators from both the public and private sectors. If you are in the healthcare or medical industry in New York this is a must-attend event.




11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on the budget and “Raise the Age” legislation, New York state Public Employees Federation President Wayne Spence, Assembly members Patricia Fahy and Yuh-Line Niou and New York Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Blair Horner, WCNY.

12 p.m. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press conference to update the public on the winter storm and the City’s response, OEM Headquarters, 165 Cadman Plaza E., Brooklyn.




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