Editor's Note - Galas: We will now begin regularly featuring your galas in the NYN Daily and sharing your photos online. To be included, send your top photos, along with a brief sentence caption and photo credit, to email@example.com. For future events, enter them on our community calendar.
NYN Media Reports - Direct-care workers rally for raises: Dozens of disability advocates and front-line workers attended a Friday rally at City Hall to urge Albany legislators to raise the wages of some 80,000 full- and part-time direct-care workers who dispense medication, teach life skills, support patients’ day-to-day lives, perform life-saving measures when necessary and document services for Medicaid reimbursements for about 143,000 people statewide.Read more.
NYN Media Perspectives - The Robin Hood Foundation on a better way to track poverty: Robin Hood, in partnership with Columbia University’s Population Research Center, has undertaken a different type of survey dubbed the “Poverty Tracker,” writes Michael M. Weinstein, the foundation’s chief program officer. Preliminary data have proved stunning, Weinstein says. Read more.
New York City’s cycle of police corruption and reform - Do reforms stick, and does it matter?: New York City’s recent attempts at criminal justice reforms in the NYPD are just the latest in a long history of police corruption and reform attempts that in the past have had middling levels of success, City & State reports. Read more and listen to NYN Media’s podcast on police-community relations with Frederick Watts of the Police Athletic League.
Man lost his job for not being Jewish enough, lawsuit says: Bosses at a Brooklyn nonprofit hid a man from his Orthodox colleagues because he didn’t look Jewish enough, the New York Post reports. Co-workers at HASC Center questioned Timur Yakubov, constantly as to whether he was Jewish and angrily glared at him when he said he wasn’t a practicing Jew, he alleges. Read more.
Met job cuts could exceed 100 in a move to steady finances: Just three months after the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a hiring freeze and voluntary buyouts, the museum is turning to layoffs as part of an effort to cut its deficit by $30 million, through cost reductions and revenue growth, according to the New York Times. On Friday, the Met said that more than 50 employees had taken the buyouts but that it would seek further cuts in its core departments, for a total of at least 100 positions. Read more.
Supporting the important work of family child care providers: Lorelei Vargas, the deputy commissioner for early care and education at the Administration for Children’s Services, writes in NY Slant that in New York City, family child care providers are well positioned to put to practice research touting the benefits of being read to and having a nurturing caregiver. Read more.
Schneiderman probes building sale linked to de Blasio nonprofit: State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is examining Mayor de Blasio’s controversial Campaign for One New York nonprofit in connection with its ongoing probe of the Rivington House nursing-home deal on the Lower East Side, The New York Post writes. On July 6, the same day the city Campaign Finance Board cleared de Blasio and the group of wrongdoing, Schneiderman’s office sent a subpoena seeking information about the nonprofit. Read more.
Homeless outreach worker gets married in East Harlem street surrounded by the people she’s helped: The setting for a 35-year-old homeless outreach worker’s Saturday nuptials was a gritty East Harlem street tucked under train tracks, the Daily News writes. For the Finland native, who has visited the site for her job with New York City Relief every Saturday for the past five years, there was no place she’d rather spend the happiest day of her life. Read more.
Apply for a $20,000 research trip grant.
The David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship is awarded to a CEO of a nonprofit in selected US cities (New York, Chicago, Houston or Philadelphia) to recognize and reward ideas that address social needs, and to encourage lateral thinking on community issues. The 2016 Fellowship recipient will receive a grant of $20,000 to cover airfares, accommodation and other costs associated with a research trip(s). Visit here to apply.
Jump-start your career at MCNY! Join us at our Grad Info Session onThursday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m. at our brand new Financial District campus. Learn how to advance your career and network with faculty and alumni. Fall semester starts Thursday, Sept. 8. Seats are filling up fast!Financial Aid and scholarship opportunities available. RSVP here.
CASA-NYC appoints Kerry Moles as new executive director
The board of directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA-NYC) announced the appointment of Kerry Moles, LMSW as the agency's executive director effective July 9. She succeeds Dr. Peggy Grauwiler, who has led CASA since 2008 and significantly strengthened the organization’s programs and infrastructure during her tenure. Moles joined CASA-NYC as assistant executive director in November 2015, and previously provided social work supervision to CASA staff for six years as a consultant. Read more.
Manhasset Community Fund supports children’s mental health services:
North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center received a $4,000 grant from the Manhasset Community Fund to further its core children’s mental health programming. The Guidance Center has been providing services to Manhasset, its surrounding communities, and all of Nassau County for more than 63 years. It is a statewide leader in children’s mental health service delivery such as therapeutic, supportive, and educational services.
Public Health Solutions names former DEP CFO Steven Lawitts as New EVP and COO:
Public Health Solutions announced that Steven Lawitts has joined the organization as its new executive vice president and COO. Mr. Lawitts has over twenty years of experience working with the public sector, and joins PHS after a ten year tenure with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, where he has served as the chief financial officer, fire deputy and acting commissioner. For over fifty years, Public Health Solutions has merged research with program specific action to provide needed services to some of New York’s most at risk communities.
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Communications and Advocacy Specialist, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
The Communications and Advocacy Specialist is a people person with operations talent whose mission is to create and grow unmatched: Community experience through excellent execution of community management process and attention to detail. Community love earned through wow-level service and creating HWCLI pride Community health by analyzing community data to focus on the most meaningful work. Utilizing previous experience in social justice and/or other advocacy experience, create communication pieces that effectively describe and promote the organization’s message through text, graphics, annual report, flyers, etc. utilizing various communication mediums. The ideal candidate relies on experience, self-motivation and drive to plan and accomplish the goals of this position. Read more.
Senior Consultant, Outsourcing Services, FMA
FMA seeks an individual with a passion for nonprofit excellence. The FMA Senior Consultant will work with the FMA Outsourcing team to provide accounting services and be a strategic partner with our clients. The Senior Consultant reports to FMA Lead Consultants and Directors. As a senior role, this position participates in high level accounting/financial services and supervises, mentors, and helps train other FMA staff and/or client staff. FMA allows for a unique opportunity to create a flexible work environment. Read more.
Mental Health Clinic - Assistant Director, Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center
IDCC - Crown Heights Clinic is a community-based, non-profit, NYS licensed Article 31 outpatient clinic. The multi-cultural staff is committed to providing a full range of services to the multi-cultural community it serves. The candidate chosen must be a team player with excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include supporting the Clinic Director in providing leadership and support for staff; ensuring compliance with quality care standards as defined by NYS Office of Mental Health, ensuring the implementation of all agency policies and procedures; pursuing opportunities to improve existing services and working to resolve identified and potential problems; promoting professional staff development and encouraging team building. Read more.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* The Post calls de Blasio’s announcement of no action after the sale of the Rivington Street nursing home the “finale of a damage-control strategy,” though the investigations into the sale on both the state and federal level will ultimately get the last word. Read more.
* Any notion that the state Board of Regents, which sets policy at the state Education Department, would hold the line against lowered standards disappeared last week with the release of SED’s draft “school accountability” plan, the Post writes. Read more.
* At the second anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, a man killed by the police, which inflamed a nationwide debate over the treatment of blacks at the hands of law enforcement, people who attended the memorial march argued there has been very little progress in two years, The New York Times writes.Read more.
NYN SOCIAL BUZZ
Recent galas and events:
May 17 - SCAN’s 2016 Spring Gala
June 20 -- Music Conservatory’s Annual Golf Classic
June 21 --Hospice of Westchester hosted its 14th Annual Golf Invitational at Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains on June 21.
Upcoming galas and events:
September 16th, 2016 -- Montgomery – RECAP will hold it’s Annual Golf Outing at Stony Ford Golf Course in Montgomery, N.Y. To see more events, check our events/community calendar here.
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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Minority teens learn coding in ‘culture of acceptance’ at fast-growing Manhattan STEM nonprofit: Just 10 percent of offers at the city’s elite technical high schools went to black and Hispanic kids in 2016, despite the fact that they make up nearly 70 percent of the city’s overall student body, but a fast-growing Manhattan nonprofit called All-Star Code, which operates the classes this summer, aims to change that equation, the Daily News writes.Read more.
9/11 Museum debuts art exhibition - local artists’ responses to attack:Since opening at Ground Zero in 2014, thirteen years following the terrorist attack, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum has served as a reflection on the aftermath of the attack, remembering the nearly 3,000 victims who died fifteen years ago, according to Nonprofit Quarterly. To expand its scope, the museum will be holding its first art exhibition, presenting thirteen artists’ responses to the terrorist attack. Read more.
On Thursday, July 21st from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Capital Grille, 120 Broadway, New York Nonprofit Media is recognizing 40 of New York’s rising stars in the nonprofit world under the age of 40. Celebrate the 40 Under 40 honorees at a breakfast event, and pick up the special print journal profiling the winners. For more information, click here.
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 pleaseclick here.
On Thursday, October 27th, New York Nonprofit Media will host its inauguralNonprofit WorkCon at the New York Academy of Medicine. This event will bring together Executive Directors, Directors of HR, Talent Managers, COOs, CIOs, CTOs and CFO executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss all the moving parts necessary for an evolving workforce. To find out more about speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting please click here or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECTOR FOCUS: Higher Education
Public college heads in New York make more than you think: The New York Post writes that amid increasing concern over squeezed budgets and higher tuition bills, New York public-college presidents continue to command some of the nation’s highest salaries among their peers, according to a new report. Nationally, median total compensation for public campus bosses jumped by 4.3 percent in 2015 to $431,000. Read more.
CUNY’s last lifeline: This spring’s contract struggle brought students and faculty together to stem attacks on public higher education in New York write Nivedita Majumdar, an associate professor at John Jay College and secretary of the Professional Staff Congress, and Barbara Bowen, president of the PSC, write in Jacobin magazine. The union built a coalition, CUNY Rising, that includes student government, representatives of other CUNY unions, churches, and nonprofit and civic organizations. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12:15 p.m. - Hochul delivers remarks during senior meal program, Dobisky Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg.
6:30 p.m. - Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte speaks at Straight Talk Forum on Race, Community, and Law Enforcement, Mount Zion Church of God 7th Day, 203 E. 37th St. Brooklyn.
6:30 p.m. - New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer delivers remarks at NOCD-NY's Creative Transformation: Arts, Culture and Public Housing Communities party and report release, Jacob Riis Settlement House, 10-25 41st Ave., Queens.