Wednesday, August 10, 2016


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NYN Media Reports - New York Community Trust details grants to counter Islamaphobia: In response to what it called a rising tide of bias incidents and Islamophobia, the New York Community Trust awarded more than $500,000 in grants to several Muslim American and South Asian advocacy groups that will be used to support – among other initiatives – media campaigns that counter stereotypes about Islam and the creation of a pipeline to unify and train community organizers across New York.

New York OTDA announces $8.2 million to help disabled obtain federal assistance: The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance awarded more than $8.2 million to help provide legal assistance to people who have been denied federal disability benefits, according to a press release. It is being awarded to 11 organizations to provide legal representation to people whose disability benefits, including Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, have been denied or may be discontinued.

Activists call foul on Brooklyn development backed by Knicks star Carmelo Anthony: Community groups are telling Carmelo Anthony his involvement with a controversial Brooklyn development is out of bounds, the Daily News writes. Black Institute founder Bertha Lewis wrote to the Knicks star asking him to drop his backing of a sports center set to be built as part of the redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights.

Podcast - Making the most of a myriad of fundraising tools: The Chronicle of Philanthropy talks to digital-strategy consultant Peter Panepento, who digs into the results of a recent study on how nonprofits are using and choosing from the growing menu of development tools. He talks about how charities are investing more in social media as a key way of engaging donors, even though it hasn’t yet proven effective in drawing dollars.

Scandal endangers Father Peter Young's Albany area addiction recovery nonprofit: Wounded by an embezzlement scandal that cut it off from millions of dollars in state contracts, Rev. Peter Young's Altamont Program is scrambling for cash to keep its core programs running in the Capital Region,according to the Times Union.

Bill’s losing battle - Accounting for record numbers of homeless families:On Sunday, a record 12,750 families, including 23,207 children, spent the night in a city-sponsored hotel or shelter, according to the Daily News. Meanwhile, months after a shakeup in homeless services, New Yorkers await that day that de Blasio’s programs will ebb the human tide.

Four ways to bridge the grantee-grantmaker power gap in collective impact: As grassroots and “grass-tops” groups come together to create collective impact, funders have the power to foster truly authentic engagement and co-ownership among all, according to the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Mayor de Blasio hosts ADA Sapolin Awards to commend businesses, organizations, New Yorkers at forefront of disability advocacy: Mayor de Blasio and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities hosted a reception at Gracie Mansion to honor the work of disability rights advocates in New York City and celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,according to a press release. De Blasio and MOPD Commissioner Victor Calise presented awards to Brooklyn Roasting Company, Theatre Development Fund, New York City Regal Cinemas, New York University Ability Lab and Edith M. Prentiss, a longtime disability rights advocate.


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SCO Family of Services welcomes Heath Bloch as chief operating officer:

SCO Family of Services, a provider of human services for more than 100 years, announced that social services nonprofit leader Heath Bloch, LCSW will join SCO’s Executive Cabinet as Chief Operating Officer. Each year, SCO’s programs in New York City and on Long Island help 55,000 vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future by getting young children off to a good start, launching youth into adulthood, stabilizing and strengthening families, and unlocking potential for people with special needs.

Community Foundation hires John Eberle as president and CEO:

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region welcomed John Eberle as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Eberle, who began work at CFGCR this week, is the fourth permanent leader of the 48-year-old philanthropic organization. In his role as President and CEO, Eberle will lead CFGCR in managing $60 million in assets and more than 420 separately-managed charitable funds, allocating approximately $4 million annually in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to local students, and guiding local stakeholders and partners in developing and implementing solutions to some of the Capital Region’s most pressing needs.



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Foster Care Caseworker, SCO Family of Services

SCO Family of Services 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 children and adults with special needs. The foster care caseworker will provide comprehensive casework and support services for children and families involved in the foster care system under the guidance of a Foster Care Supervisor. Utilize Solution-Based Casework to engage with and build a partnership with each family that pragmatically focuses on the necessary skills that ensure safety and restore the family’s confidence and competence.

Director of Community Habilitative Services, Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families

The Director of Community and Habilitative Services is responsible for direct oversight of the Medicaid Service Coordination department, Residential Habilitation Specialists, ISS and Community Habilitation programs. The Director of CHS will ensure compliance with all regulatory and billing requirements for all designated programs. The Director of Community and Habilitative Services will represent the organization at public forms, including family support fairs, conferences, task forces and membership organization meetings. The Director of CHS will foster person centered planning principles and work to integrate those principles into the development of effective and meaningful programming. Work is performed under the supervision of the Division Director of ID/DD programs.

Job Developer (SEMP), Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey

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* With recent school test results showing charter schools outperforming district schools, and with growing public support for charters, Mayor Bill de Blasio should take note of the winds of public opinion and stop blocking future charters, Campbell Brown writes for NY Slant.

* New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams and NY1 criminal justice reporter Dean Meminger discuss the resignation of Bill Bratton, his legacy, how his replacement James O’Neill will fare and police-community relations in the latest Slant podcast.

* New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s retirement signals that New York officials should stop arguing about the “broken windows” style of policing and his successor should move beyond it to revamp and expand neighborhood policing, the Times writes.



Upcoming galas and events:

Aug. 13 -- The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons hosts annual GET WILD Summer Gala

Aug. 17 -- ACC's Pit Bowl

Aug. 21 -- Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's 8th Annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

Aug. 22 -- Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosts the 18th Annual Roger Metcalf Memorial Golf Classic at the Southward Ho Golf and Country Club in Bay Shore.

Sept. 7 -- Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will host its fifth annual summer soiree and fundraiser, Picnic By Design.

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Local music teacher brings sonic arts to Flatbush kids: Sonic Arts For All is a nonprofit that brings digital music to K-12 students, people with special needs, and financially underserved communities, Ditmas Park Corner writes. This month, Max Alper is launching his dream music program at Brooklyn College’s Center for Computer Music, workshops for kids and families in Flatbush and Midwood.

City Parks’ Green Girls get up close to dragonflies: NYC public school girls were introduced to dragonflies through City Parks Foundation’s Green Girls program at Strack Pond in Forest Park, the Queens Gazette writes. The young women, who are participants in the foundation’s Green Girls Summer Institute, learned that dragonflies have multifaceted eyes, strong transparent wings, elongated bodies, and though harmless to humans, are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes.



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SECTOR FOCUS: Religious News

Not just anti-Semitism - New boss seeks to broaden ADL’s reach: To woo millennials to the ADL, new head, Jonathan Greenblatt, wants to stress the group’s work among other minority communities, which has long been a part of its agenda, according to the Times of Israel. This emphasis comes as the Jewish community’s relations with minority groups has become strained by anti-Israel sentiment among many left-wing activists. Just this week, the main movement opposing police violence against black communities, Black Lives Matter, released a platform accusing Israel of genocide against the Palestinians.



12 p.m. - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts a press conference to make an education announcement, Freedom Place between West 60th and 61st Streets, Manhattan.

12 p.m. - Tenants and housing activists hold protest calling on the city to reverse the RFP given to Slate Property Group to convert the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights into 330 apartments, 1579 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn.

3 p.m. - Public Advocate James hosts press conference to introduce wage equity legislation, David Dinkins Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, Manhattan.

6:30 p.m. - State Sen. Kevin Parker, City Councilman Jumaane Williams speak at the New York Urban League’s town hall meeting, Black and Blue: the Struggle for Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th St., Manhattan.

6:30 p.m. - De Blasio hosts a town hall meeting with State Sen. Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, New York City Councilman James Vacca, Public Advocate James and others, 737 Throgs Neck Expressway, Bronx.

7:30 p.m. - Assemblyman Michael Blake delivers remarks at the National Pan Hellenic Council of Greater New York, Columbia University, 1225 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan.



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