Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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FROM NYN MEDIA:

* Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed KPMG executive David Hansell to replace former Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion, who officially stepped down earlier this month following a string of deaths and high-profile abuse cases.

* If de Blasio really wants to address income inequality, he should look to the nonprofit human services sector, where he can have a direct and immediate impact, HSC Executive Director Allison Sesso writes.



TOP NEWS:

* De Blasio slammed the city Department of Investigation, dismissing its findings about the city’s child welfare agency as “simplistic,” and explained the deaths of two children last fall on failures by individual caseworkers, not systemic problems, the Daily News writes.

* De Blasio said there is no racial bias in New York City’s child welfare system, shocking some child welfare and parents’ rights advocates who say racism undoubtedly plays a role in the disproportionate number of black and Latino families investigated by ACS, Politico New York writes.

* The memorandum of understanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised is critical to creating the robust pipeline of supportive housing needed to address New York state’s homelessness crisis, writes Peter Cook of the New York State Council of Churches in NY Slant.

* Linda Sarsour, a Bay Ridge political activist whose public profile has been raised to a national level thanks in part to her role in organizing the historic Women’s March on Washington last month, is leaving her job as executive director of the Brooklyn-based Arab American Association of New York, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle writes.

* Federal prosecutors have expanded their investigation into the financial dealings of former City College of New York President Lisa Coico and whether she received tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized payments over several years from the school’s oldest alumni fund, The New York Times reports.

* Angie Moore, vice president of strategy and development at Eleventy Marketing Group, writes in NonProfit Pro that a strong client/agency relationship is critical.

* When the words “disabled” and “dancers” appear in the same sentence, many people think of special interest groups, therapy, or education, but the performances selected by Dance/NYC’s “Dance. Disability. Artistry.” initiative are integrated dancing, wherein dancers with and without disabilities share the stage and use their bodies, Nonprofit Quarterly reports.



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Princeton AlumniCorps is accepting applications for our 2017-18 Emerging Leaders program. Emerging Leaders provides young nonprofit professionals with the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to accelerate their growth in the sector. This nine-month program includes monthly workshops, individual coaching, and networking opportunities with established nonprofit leaders. Cohorts are formed in both New York City and Washington, DC. Applications are due March 8th, 2017. Apply online at www.alumnicorps.org.



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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:

* Immigration Defense Project Supervising Attorney Marie Mark and Director of Development and Communications Michael Velarde joined the New York Slant podcast to discuss President Donald Trump’s recent immigration orders and how they’ve built on the policies put in place by former President Barack Obama.

* The Trump administration is considering a first-of-its-kind federal tax credit scholarship program that would channel billions of dollars to families from working-class households to enable their children to attend private schools, including religious schools, according to Politico.


IN DEPTH:

* Despite the high rate of evictions and affordable housing squeeze, New York City is better positioned to provide a right to counsel than other cities because the city has better rent regulations and laws requiring landlords to keep apartments in good repair than the rest of the country, according to Next City.



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Event: Power in Numbers: Leveraging Financial Statements for Strategic Decision-Making

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 the Foundation Center will host a session for Board Members, Executive Directors, CFOs, and key decision makers. Paul Konigstein a senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions (now CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) will help you leverage the financial information you already have to find the best solutions to the most common operational and strategic problems facing nonprofits. Learn more and register.



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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:

* A new project examines Housing Works’ decades-long history of combating AIDS and homelessness, according to Curbed.

* The New York City Food Policy Center profiles BronxWorks, a multi-service organization and settlement house that was founded in 1972 and assists over 40,000 Bronx residents across 35 locations every year..


THIS WEEK’S PODCAST

* In our first NYN Media Outcomes segment exploring innovative programming in New York’s nonprofit sector, we talk with Cyrus Garrett, executive director of the city’s Young Men’s Initiative and Dawan Julien, managing director of OST after school programs with the East Harlem Tutorial Program, about how they have been evaluating and implementing Dr. Edward Fergus-Arcia’s findings on improving educational outcomes for young men of color.



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NYN BUZZ:

* Family Service League, a Long Island based nonprofit human service organization, is pleased to announce the grant award of $50,000 through Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support FSL’s Brentwood Community School After-School Program. The goal of FSL’s BCS is to increase opportunities for students to succeed in school by adding resources known to make a difference: increased parental involvement in their children’s education, enhanced learning opportunities through educational enrichment, linguistically sensitive programs, consistent guidance and support, and access to health, dental and mental health services.

* Brooklyn Community Foundation honored five Brooklyn nonprofits with its first annual 100,000 dollar Spark Prize at a ceremony held Thursday morning, Feb. 16. The Spark Prize is the only honor of its kind celebrating excellence and impact in Brooklyn’s nonprofit sector, and was awarded to The Audre Lorde Project, Common Justice, Make the Road New York, MoCADA, and Neighbors Together. More than 150 guests attended the Foundation’s inaugural Spark Prize Celebration breakfast, which featured Brooklyn-born actor Jamie Hector, City Councilman Brad Lander and poet Mahogany Browne. The event is the culmination of a nine months-long process, through which a distinguished committee of Brooklyn civic, business, and neighborhood leaders selected 20 finalists and ultimately five organizations to each receive the $100,000 Prize from a competitive applicant pool of over 150 Brooklyn nonprofits.

* In an effort to meet the growing number of Staten Islanders who have dementia or who are taking care of someone who does, CaringKind, a leading expert in Alzheimer's and dementia care, has expanded its services on Staten Island. As part of the expansion, CaringKind has appointed Brenda Green, LMSW, as its Staten Island Outreach Social Worker. In her role, Green, a longtime Staten Island resident, will provide direct social work services and be able to meet one-on-one with caregivers for consultations in order to develop care plans for individuals and families dealing with an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. She will also develop relationships with Staten Island service providers, educate them about CaringKind’s programs and services and work to best collaborate with them.


GRANTS AND FUNDING:

* The New York State Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health Assessment, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations to contract for a Children’s Environmental Health Center of Excellence. A contract will be awarded to one nonprofit organization to establish this Children’s Environmental Health Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence that is chosen will develop a statewide network of Children’s Environmental Health Centers. These statewide Network Centers will serve as a valuable resource in the recognition and treatment of environmental exposures adversely affecting the health of NY’s children.



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NYN CAREERS
(Visit www.nyncareers.com to view all jobs.)


Case Planner, Astor Services for Children & Families

The Bronx Prevention Program has implemented the Evidence Based Model, Family Connections. We are a home based program and weekly contact is made with our families who reside in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, Community District 12. Case Planners typically have a caseload of 8-10 families. A Case Planner is responsible for: insuring case records are maintained; documenting client and collateral engagement; completing Family Assessment Service Plans and other required Family Connections assessments; and collaborating with ACS and other familial supports to provide quality and supportive services to families. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


Consulting Psychiatrist, The Mental Health Association of Westchester

OnTrackNY is a new, innovative treatment program that will serve adolescents and young people (16-30 years old) who are within one year of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis. The Psychiatrist will work approximately 10 hours per week as part of a small multidisciplinary team providing coordinated and assertive treatment and support in the earliest stages of psychosis. The team Psychiatrist engages the participant in shared decision making about medication and the next steps in medication treatment. Medication management will be guided by a medication algorithm that provides information about evolving best practices.


Clinical Therapist, Children's Village

Acts as the primary therapist to a caseload and performs case management functions as necessary. Communicates with family collateral and other agency staff and coordinates services with other agencies on behalf of clients. NYS LCSW required or Ph.D. Minimum of 2 years of post master exp. and high degree of computer literacy. Starting salary is 56,100 dollars. Position is located in Valhalla (Westchester County), NY. For complete details and to apply visit our website at www.childrensvillage.org/employment. Please contact us with any questions at (914) 693-0600 x1754. Recruiting a Diverse Workforce EOE


Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Services for the UnderServed

As a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs, Services for the UnderServed provides the resources you need to build on your experience amidst our culture of team support. The practitioner Meets with Program Director, Director of Social Services, Psychiatrist, Program Nurses, and Social Service staff to coordinate shelter residents to receive ongoing psychiatric treatment in the community; Meets with all new residents within the first 30 days for psychiatric evaluation; and provides referrals for transitional Psychiatric Treatment to all Residents not currently in care.


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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:

* U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said he will not run for mayor of New York City, leaving one less potential challenger for Mayor Bill de Blasio as he faces re-election later this year, while New York City Councilman Daniel Garodnick continues to mull a potential run, Politico New York reports.

* The state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference continued to press the case for raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York to 18, a measure state Sen. Jeff Klein insists is a key priority, State of Politics reports.

* A controversial Texas law targeting transgender people could wind up hurting New York City’s pension fund, as much of the New York City’s 170 billion dollar pension fund is invested in stock index funds, which contain companies either based in Texas or with offices there, the Daily News reports.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb. 28 -- Tuoro College is hosting a Networking Breakfast to celebrate the opening of its Long Island Office in the Touro Law Center’s Public Advocacy Center.

Visit http://go.cityandstatemedia.com/e/168882/events/m7ny2/52767483 to submit an event or view all community events.


NYN EVENTS:

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.



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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:

11 a.m. – Airbnb hosts, the Harlem Business Alliance and Rev. Kirsten John Foy hold rally to call on “hotel special interest groups” to stop advocating for policies impacting New York’s communities of color, Harlem Business Alliance, 275 Lenox Ave., ground floor, Manhattan.

11 a.m. – The Assembly Committee on Health, Committee on Aging, Committee on Labor and Task Force on People with Disabilities holds a public hearing on the home care workforce, Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, Manhattan.

1 p.m. – New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, and co-chairwomen of the Women’s March On Washington, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, deliver remarks at press conference calling for increased funding for the summer youth employment program, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

6:30 p.m. – U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke hosts “Brooklyn Resists” town hall meeting, Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.

7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – “Road to City Hall” features a panel on the rise of anti-Semitic incidents and the political rundown with Curtis Sliwa and Gerson Borrero, NY1.

9 p.m. – Brewer attends Jewish Museum 31st annual Purim Ball, Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., Manhattan.



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