Wednesday, December 28, 2016


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*Michelle Gadot of the Center for Comprehensive Health Practice writes for NYN Media that those working in smaller, community-based nonprofits are “struggling to come out of the shadows of larger organizations when it comes to capitalizing on charitable giving in the wake of President-elect Trump’s win.”

* Hope Goldstein, of the accounting, tax and advisory firm Marks Paneth LLP writes for NYN Media that their Nonprofit Leadership Pulse survey shows “organizations are not only now serving more clients than ever before, but they are also offering more services per client,” and long-term financial stability must be a top priority.


*State Sen. Michael Gianaris is spearheading a request for a state probe into possible mismanagement of the nonprofit New York School of Urban Ministry – the Astoria-based Christian ministry that blindsided 30 tenants in its on-site dormitory with eviction notices just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Queens Gazette reports.

* The Fund for Public Schools, the Department of Education’s nonprofit fundraising arm, has raised more than $26 million for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s education initiatives over the last year; the fundraising figure represents a dramatic increase over the year before Politico reports.

* Under a program for international entrepreneurs created this year by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation with the City University of New York, founders of start-up companies can obtain an 18-month United States visa to establish their businesses by working at one of CUNY’s campuses, The New York Times reports.

* Governor Cuomo announced on Tuesday that New York state has received $7.7 million in federal funding that will allow the state to fund 11 new programs and support 117 existing programs that help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, WROC reports.

* A new report by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law calls on states to mandate alternative sentences like drug treatment, probation or community service for low-level crimes and provides a blueprint for further reforms, The New York Times editorial board writes.

* Tina Luongo, attorney-in-charge of criminal practice at the Legal Aid Society, writes in the Daily News that Cuomo should intervene and bring an end to the NYPD’s discriminatory enforcement of a statute by signing a gravity knife reform bill.

* De Blasio may be preparing to offer New York City cops an overly generous contract in order to buy back their support after implementing policies that officers dislike, such as the body camera program, the Post writes.

* Education leaders need to find a new funding source to keep up the momentum built with a partnership between the University at Buffalo and Buffalo Public Schools promoting the participation of minority and female students in traditionally male fields, The Buffalo News writes.



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* If Donald J. Trump decides to gut the basic guarantee of Medicare and revamp its structure so that it hurts older and sicker people, Democrats must and will push back hard, Gene B. Sperling writes in an opinion piece for The New York Times.


* Little is known about the broader impact of charter elementary and middle school education on a student’s college prospects and how charter students compare with people who attended regular schools when it comes to longer-term education goals, like getting into college, attending good colleges and completing a college degree, City Limits reports.

* Laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up benefiting all of society, writes Angela Glover Blackwell in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.



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* As industry leaders continue to seek creative ways to attack the staffing issue, some senior living organizations are turning to ReServe, a nonprofit based in New York City that matches professionals 55 and older, dubbed “ReServists,” with organizations that need their expertise, Senior Housing News reports.



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* EAC Network, a nonprofit social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 71,000 individuals across Long Island and New York City received a grant of $5,000 from Nassau County Bar Association’s WE CARE Fund for its Nassau Supervised Visitation program. WE CARE Fund’s grant will assist EAC Network’s Visit Specialists like Jessica Lardizzone, who works with pre-adolescent and adolescent girls who have experienced trauma to rebuild relationships between parents and their children. To learn more about Nassau Supervised Visitation, click here.



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* A state oversight panel approved more than $227 million in funding for repairs to a sprawling New York City Housing Authority development in Queens that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the Daily News writes.

* State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia finds herself caught in the center of the region’s latest political controversy, with a growing chorus of citizens and public officials calling on her to remove Paladino from the Buffalo School Board, The Buffalo News writes.

* Cuomo is planning a subterranean soiree to celebrate the opening of the Second Avenue subway station that will be hosted by city organizations thrilled the new line is about to roll but had nothing to do with the project or the party, the Daily News writes.


* Jan. 5 -- Queens residents are invited to attend a special educational meeting, “Understanding Dementia for Caregivers” hosted by CaringKind, NYC’s leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades.

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3:30 p.m. – State Sen. Bill Perkins hosts an annual Kwanzaa community celebration, New York Public Library – Harlem branch, 9 West 124th St., Harlem.

4 p.m. – Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner will join members of the local Jewish community to light the menorah in Clinton Square in celebration of Hanukkah, Clinton Square, corner of South Clinton Street and West Genesee Street, Syracuse.

7:30 p.m. – The Rev. Al Sharpton and Dr. Maulana Karenga, creator of Kwanzaa, hold candlelighting ceremony, National Action Network House of Justice, 106 W. 145th St., Manhattan.

8:30 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at Jewish Institute of Queens 5th Annual Dinner, Royal Elite Palace, 6902 Garfield Ave., Queens.




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