Wednesday, February 15, 2017



* In the 80s, on the streets of Brownsville and West Brighton, “They called me Justice,” Front-Line Hero Derick Scott told us. His experiences perfectly qualified him to direct a New York City Cure Violence program known as Operation Helping Our Own Develop – the nonprofit Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s newest initiative. He is also a staff trainer for the New York City Cure Violence project under the Health Department's Center for Health Equity.



* A nonprofit that purports to help and house homeless veterans illegally evicted a former serviceman, put up bogus posters saying he's a sex offender and then defied a judge's order to stop locking him out of his Brooklyn apartment, court records and lawyers charge, according to DNAinfo.

* The Assembly once again passed legislation that would raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old, a key piece of legislation supported in Cuomo’s budget that has failed to become law for several years, the Times Union reports.

* Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts! announced Robin Chapelle Golston’s appointment to chief executive officer as issues surrounding women’s health, reproductive and abortion rights is expected to intensify in New York and nationally, State of Politics reports.

* The New York City Independent Budget Office released a report that looked at federal inspections of New York City public housing and saw that 10 percent of the city’s public housing developments received scores low enough to be considered troubled.

* The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness has launched a free interactive data tool to inform educators, service providers, and policy makers about data concerning homeless students in New York City.

* Some familiar names commented on a recent New York Times article previewing de Blasio’s State of the City, to offer their firsthand experience with the funding issues that are vexing their nonprofits.

* Homeless families have been living at a Comfort Inn in Ozone Park for nearly five months, but the city apparently didn’t tell anyone in the community about it until this week, reports.

* In a move that surprised many at the State of the City, de Blasio avoided talking about homelessness in favor of a socio-economic challenge that is, in many ways, beyond the control of any politician: the creation of well-paying private sector jobs, the Times writes.

* Graduates from 51 city high schools who now attend local colleges will return to their old schools starting in April to help current seniors realize their own dreams, city Education Department officials said, the Daily News reports.



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* Top Republican senators said Congress should examine the events leading up to Flynn’s resignation as part of the investigation into Russian involvement in the U.S. election being conducted by the House and Senate intelligence committees, The Washington Post writes.

* The U.S. Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs employee, as the next Treasury secretary in a 53-47 vote, placing him in a leading position to advance President Donald Trump’s plans to revamp financial regulations, The Wall Street Journal writes.



* In a video segment, City Limits discussed elder abuse with Bobbie Sackman, associate executive director of public policy at LiveOn-NY; Cheryl Lee, Brooklyn project director of the Elder Abuse Program at JASA; and Ayana Robertson, an attorney with the foreclosure prevention project at Brooklyn Legal Services.

* The NYC Food Policy Center released a report that discusses and demonstrates ways that technology can help food-insecure individuals access and afford food.

* To bring more resources to bear on the challenges facing children and families, funders can step outside their traditional grantmaking role to invest in innovative and mission-focused efforts, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.



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* A judge approved a deal that would save the Big Apple Circus by selling its tents, equipment and intellectual property to Big Top Works, an affiliate of the Florida-based investment firm Compass Partners LLC, the Associated Press reports.

* Some 400 teachers from schools in all five boroughs - selected by the city's Department of Education and via a lottery held by Teach For America-New York, a nonprofit educational organization - will attend Wednesday night's performance "Hamilton," according to the AP.



* This week, we speak to Sharon Stapel, who leads the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York about state ethics laws and potential federal rules that could affect charitable giving. We also speak to Common Impact’s CEO Danielle Holly about matching volunteers from private corporations who have skills in areas such as marketing, strategic planning or human resources, with nonprofits who could benefit.



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* Raymond J. DeNatale, Executive Director of Innovative Resources for Independence, was honored by City and State magazine with a “50 Over 50” Award. DeNatale’s award underscores a career devoted to championing the needs of individuals with autism and intellectual or developmental disabilities. At an evening reception at Ainsworth Midtown Restaurant on Jan. 30 in New York City, DeNatale was recognized as one of 50 distinguished leaders, over the age of 50, who have made the city a better place. Under DeNatale’s direction, IRI has broken ground using innovative programs and new technologies to help people throughout New York City and Long Island lead full, rewarding lives. The agency provides supports and services to 1,600 individuals in the IDD community.

* Legal Services of the Hudson Valley announced the opening of an office in Monticello, Sullivan County – the ninth office for the 16 million dollar nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free, comprehensive civil (non-criminal) legal services to those that can’t afford an attorney in the seven counties of the lower and mid-Hudson Valley. Until now, LSHV has been serving Sullivan County residents from its Newburgh Office in Orange County, with assistance from the staff at its Kingston Office in Ulster County and Poughkeepsie Office in Dutchess. The new office, located at 17 Hamilton Avenue in Monticello within the Catholic Charities of Orange and Sullivan County’s Supportive Services Building, will enable LSHV to better serve the Sullivan community, as well as cut-down on transportation time and expenses for both clients and our staff.



* The New York State Council on the Arts released three grants to support to professional theatre companies with ongoing production and development programs, and service organizations that build and reinforce administrative and institutional skills, provide resources and information, assist in the professional development of artists, and enhance education about and access to theatre for all audiences; support professional arts activities that serve distinct cultural and ethnic communities; and for the Presenting Program which develops, nurtures, and strengthens presenters of live professional performing arts inclusive of works that explore multiple disciplines and arts forms, boundaries between art disciplines, and new forms of expression.



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Senior Director for External Affairs and Advocacy, Primary Care Development Corporation

PCDC is seeking an executive-level Senior Director for External Affairs and Advocacy to provide leadership and strategic perspective to PCDC in the areas of external affairs, advocacy, and communications. This is a varied, fast-paced career opportunity that will lead PCDC to have a strong and vibrant primary care and community development presence locally, regionally and nationally. This position will lead all communications, website and external affairs in collaboration with PCDC’s senior leadership and other staff; identify, develop, prioritize and execute strategies to reach and engage key target audiences including policy makers and influencers, government officials, corporate leaders, and others; shape messages in support of PCDC’s strategic goals; and establish plans, goals, metrics and assessment tools to evaluate success of strategic communications and external affairs activities.


Registered Nurse, Astor Services for Children & Families

Our Residential Treatment Facility is seeking Registered Nurses to provide nursing care to pre-adolescent children. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health providers. Must be a NYS License RN. We are looking for team players who will give our residents the high level of care they deserve. Pediatric and/or Psychiatric nursing experience a plus. New graduates also welcome.


Director of Specialized Foster Care, New Alternatives for Children

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30+ years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking a Director of Specialized Foster Care to be responsible for the direct management of the agency’s Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities and Treatment Family Foster Care programs. This position offers a highly rewarding experience for a social work professional who welcomes the opportunity to use high-level management skills. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of multidisciplinary teams of professionals at an innovative agency serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in NYC.


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* Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill effectively killing a 5-cent fee on plastic bags in New York City, disappointing environmentalists as well as city leaders who characterized the move as a classic case of Albany’s overreach, The New York Times reports.

* State Sen. Bill Perkins easily won his old seat on the New York City Council in a nine-way special election to replace Inez Dickens and he will immediately resign from the state Senate, the Daily News reports.

* New York City jail officials defended their controversial practice of shackling inmates to desks as a replacement for solitary confinement, saying it makes prisoners feel safer and more willing to attend classes if they couldn’t be attacked, the Daily News reports.


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11 a.m. – New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer presents analysis of New York City’s preliminary fiscal year 2018 budget and January financial plan, 1 Centre St., fifth floor south, Manhattan.

12:30 p.m. – Stringer and Public Advocate James deliver remarks at rally to demand New York City Housing Authority improvements, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

1:30 p.m. – State Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Nigerian-American Muslim community members, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union and Immigrant Defense Coalition partners gather to launch sanctuary Senate District initiative, NAMIC, 801 Dean St., Brooklyn.

6:30 p.m. – New York City Councilman Daniel Garodnick hosts a forum on navigating the recent Trump executive orders and their effects on New York City, as well as steps New Yorkers can take as activists and allies, Temple Emanu-El, Lowenstein Auditorium, 10 E. 66th St., Manhattan.

6:30 p.m. – New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland together with Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry celebrate Black History Month and honor Juanita Holmes, NYPD assistant chief; Kyle Bragg, 32BJ SEIU's secretary-treasurer; Michael Cogswell, executive director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, and other community leaders, Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Center, 107-20 Northern Blvd., Queens.

6:30 p.m. – Tech:New York City Leadership Council launches with an update on the recent Trump immigration ban’s legal challenges, The Jane, Hotel Ballroom, 113 Jane St., Manhattan.

8:30 p.m. – Public Advocate James delivers remarks at New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's #resistance Town Hall, MoMA P.S. 1, 22-225 Jackson Ave., Queens.




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