Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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Driver fatally shot in Brooklyn because of personal feud, police say: The homeless services van driver shot and killed in Brooklyn Monday was targeted in a personal feud that had boiled over, the NYPD’s Chief of Detectives said, the Daily News reports. He worked for Women in Need, Inc., a nonprofit run by former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who said Henry was transporting a client to an appointment to complete a housing application.

Cuomo’s minimum wage nonprofit through the lens of his new regulatory scheme: Recent legislation requires more reporting of donors to nonprofit advocacy groups and reporting of some of their previously private communication, Gotham Gazette writes. Cuomo calls the bill an historic stand against dark money, the influence of Super PACs, and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that opened up the floodgates for major secretive political donations. On the other hand, many reform advocates believe the bill is both a strange mix of regulations and ones that do very little to address areas where there has been real corruption in New York.

Podcast - Darren Walker, Using privilege to fight privilege: The Washington Post interviews Darren Walker, whose reputation for hard work, bridge-building and empathy are among the many reasons his elevation three years ago to president of the Ford Foundation was greeted with universal applause.

Low-income tenants in housing court are finally getting legal help: More low-income tenants threatened to be evicted from their apartments or being harassed by landlords are getting the legal help they need, Crain’s writes. Today, 27 percent of tenants in housing court have a lawyer, a drastic increase from the mere 1 percent in 2013, according to a report released by the city.

Video - three questions With Raj Chetty: Stanford economics professor Raj Chetty talks with the Stanford Social Innovation Review about using data to understand the causes of inequality and identify potential solutions.

Public Advocate Letitia James declares win in suit against city over air conditioned school buses for special needs students: The dog days of summer may be coming to an end, but Letitia James is still fighting the city for failing to cool more than 400 school buses that transport kids with special needs, the Daily News writes. On Tuesday, James claimed a legal victory when the State Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit James brought against the city last year can move forward.

Access to after-school programs remains a problem in low-income communities, report finds: A study released by the Afterschool Alliance, a national advocacy group finds that despite national efforts to improve access to after-school programs, many children, particularly in poor neighborhoods, still don’t have seats, Chalkbeat writes.



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HeartShare St. Vincent’s sends 50 young people in foster care to college:

HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services is sending a record 50 young people in foster care to college this fall through its American Dream Program. The agency aims to send 100 scholars to college by 2020. ADP is a wrap-around educational, emotional support and career advancement program that empowers older youth to overcome their personal challenges and excel. Since its inception in 1997, the privately funded program has changed the lives of over 100 young men and women, who have graduated from prestigious schools with degrees in law, medicine and finance.

Governor Cuomo announces support for nutritional and health services for older New Yorkers:

Governor Cuomo announced $74.6 million in state and federal funding for New York's 59 county-based area agencies on aging to support programs that improve older individuals' access to nutritional and disease prevention services. These services currently help more than 238,000 older New Yorkers prevent or reduce the effect of chronic disease associated with diet and weight; strengthen the link between nutrition and physical activity for a healthy lifestyle; and improve access to nutritional information, education, counseling, and healthy foods. This year's commitment will generate an additional $98.3 million in funding from municipalities, plus an additional $11.5 million in direct voluntary contributions from program participants. The complete list of awards by county is available on the New York State Office for the Aging website.




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Associate Vice President of Permanency, Health and Wellness, Graham Windham

The AVP provides direct oversight and management of Permanency Planning, Health and Wellness services. The candidate leads and manages with excellence the Graham School operational arms of permanency services, clinical treatment and health services; takes a lead role at the Graham School in strengthening the fidelity to Graham Windham practice models of Solution Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving; collaborates with Associate Vice President of Residential Services to create opportunities for families to develop solutions and make decisions, to have consistent and purposeful interaction with the program and their children, to skill build and to have times of fun; demonstrates genuine care and joy in working with youth and remains responsive to their needs while advancing programming to provide opportunities to youth for skill building; and partners across Graham Windham branches so youth and families have a continuous network of support to grow and thrive during their time at the Graham School and beyond.

Associate Vice President of Residential Services, Graham Windham

The AVP provides direct oversight and management of Residential services. The candidate: leads and manages with excellence the group living arm of the Graham School maintaining a consistent focus on prevention and being highly responsive to safety and risk; develops and manages program that provides opportunities for youth to build skills leading to a pathway to a successful life; demonstrates genuine care and joy in working with youth and remains responsive to their needs; partners with on-site Greenburgh Graham School District leadership to promote academic success with a strong emphasis on school attendance and behavior planning; and collaborates with Associate Vice President of Permanency, Health and Wellness to create opportunities for families to develop solutions and make decisions, to have consistent and purposeful interaction with the program and their children, to skill build and to have times of fun.

Full Time Supervisor - LCSW, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health

Seeking an experienced NYS Licensed Social Work Supervisor (LCSW) to provide leadership in an Article 31 Clinic serving adults. Provide individual and group supervision, as well as oversight of Administrative functions. Ideal candidate is knowledgeable regarding OMH regulations, has strong computer skills, is detail oriented, and able to work in a fast paced environment. Position requires at least one evening each week.

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* People familiar with the matter said the New York City Department of Investigation is probing a 1.2 million dollar contract with a company providing special operations training to correction officers on Rikers Island, the Journal reports.

* At a state Senate hearing, Hoosick Falls residents raised concerns about why it took so long for the government to act on the village’s polluted water, while state officials said related federal guidelines were confusing and inconsistent, the New York Times reports.

* In a move that expands the rights of same-sex couples, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that a caretaker who is not related to or the adoptive guardian of a child can still be permitted to ask for custody and visitation rights, the Times reports.




Recent galas and events: (view photos):

NYC Mission Society, Saratoga Bridges, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk

Upcoming galas and events:

Sept. 8 -- Rebuilding Together NYC will host its 6th Annual Golf Tournament in Carmel NY at the Centennial Golf Club

Sept. 8 -- Urban Pathways hosts Sundown Social

Sept. 9 -- Tuesday’s Children hosts “Rise Up” Downtown”

Sept. 12 -- Voices for the Voiceless hosts performance.

Sept. 12 -- 26th Annual St. Jude Golf Classic in Memory of Eric J. Fenton.

* To have your event featured here send your top 1-2 photos, along with a one sentence caption and photo credit, to with the subject line “Recent Galas and Events.” To see more events, check our events/community calendar here.



Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON on October 6th & 7th at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY, this is an incomparable two-day retreat experience for Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Board Members, Fundraisers, Marketing and Development Staff alike. Keynote Speakers include Vu Le, Nonprofit Humorist from and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.




25-cent chocolate milk continues to delight generations of New York State fairgoers: For just one quarter, attendees at the Great New York State Fair can buy seven ounces of delicious milk at the Dairy Products Building right on the Fairgrounds. Inside the building, the milk is available for purchase at what is commonly known as the milk bar, The Daily Orange writes. The milk has been sold from inside that building since 1952 and is operated by a nonprofit organization, New York State Dairy Exhibits Inc.

An election-themed haunted house is coming to NYC to terrify us all: Doomocracy, the latest commission from the New York-based arts nonprofit Creative Time, runs through Halloween, the Observer reports. It includes a series of immersive performances and environments promises to bring to life the horrifying realities of the 2016 presidential election, genetically modified foods, all powerful corporations, inescapable surveillance and the collapse of the biosphere.

Bed-Stuy residents tell city to stop 'dumping' homeless shelters there: Bedford-Stuyvesant residents and business leaders are rallying against a proposed drop-in center for homeless people on Bedford Avenue that they say will be a magnet for trouble, Gothamist reports. The new facility would be less than a block from an elementary school in a district that currently contains 13 shelters, and some argue that this latest proposal - in a zip code that is three quarters African American - is further evidence of the city's tendency to concentrate social services facilities in minority neighborhoods.




On Thursday, September 15th, New York Nonprofit Media will host the 2nd annual Nonprofit MarkCon which will bring together marketing and communications executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to build a brand. We expect over 200 nonprofit communications, marketing, PR and strategy executives to attend this event. Topics to include: brand transformation, social media, event planning, integrated marketing, data analytics and more. If you are looking to reach nonprofit executives please click here.

Submit your nomination for New York Nonprofit Media’s first Cause Awards 2016: Honoring individuals/agencies/philanthropists who’ve had a major impact on the top human services concerns of the New York nonprofit sector throughout 2016. If a colleague, client or employer has had a major impact on one of this year's top causes though good work or philanthropy, nominate them for this great honor today by clicking here. The opportunity to submit your nominations will officially close Friday, September 16th at 6 pm.



SECTOR FOCUS: Religious news

Multifaith Alliance aids Syrian refugees: Fueled by her own personal experiences, in 2013, Georgette Bennett founded the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees in 2013, a project of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in cooperation with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, according to a press release. MFA is the nation’s leading interfaith response to the worst humanitarian tragedy since World War II. Its list of participating organizations includes Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist and other major faith-based organizations. MFA’s mission is to mobilize global multifaith support to alleviate the Syrian humanitarian crisis, heighten awareness of the growing dangers of complacency and advance future stability in the region.




11 a.m. – Zephyr Teachout and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein voice opposition to proposed anchorage plan, Rondout Creek along Maurice Hinchey Promenade across from Ship to Shore, Kingston.

11:30 a.m. – Assemblyman Ron Castorina Jr. announces plans to introduce legislation to protect seniors through a property tax rate freeze, The Tides at Charleston, 15 Tides Ln., Staten Island.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Devon Reel, Senior Grants Manager at the Salvation Army.

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