07/24 - 08/02
The Asian American International Film Festival 2014 is happening
07/30 - 07/31
Come to WE ACT for Environmental Justice's Free Summer Movie Screenings!
BROOKE JACKMAN FOUNDATION LAUNCHES BROOKE'S COOKS, NEW INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIVING AMONG..
MADIBA Camp Fridays
Reading is doctor-recommended!
WHAT’S ON TAP? Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland...
Westhab's 11th Annual Golf Classic
Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable
Queens Centers for Progress Carnival for Children with Development Disabilities
Hudson Valley Renegades Anderson Center for Autism Night!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's Chef's Challenge 2014
Schenectady ARC 5K Challenge
St. Catherine's Center for Children's 1st Running SCCCared Fright Run,
New Jobs Greater Capital Region
Points Of View
Mayor’s “Summer Gear-Up”: A New Beginning!
At a recent press conference announcing his 2014 “Summer Gear-Up” program, Mayor de Blasio was asked by a reporter. “You mention deploying NYPD Officers at designated community centers… you mention keeping these centers open to 11:00 p.m. each evening… but you fail to mention what you are doing to deal with the youth gangs threatening these communities.”
Mayor de Blasio responded simply by stating that “I think giving young people positive alternatives to help pull them away from the gangs is crucial.”
Contracts and RFPs
City Seeks Family Shelter Provider
The Department of Homeless Services intends to issue a competitive Negotiated Acquisition solicitation to identify a vendor to manage and operate a 75-unit city-owned family shelter located at 346 Powers Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454.
Welcome to NYNP's new NYNPoetry feature where we bring you poetry from individuals reflecting their thoughts, experiences and feelings regarding the need for, provision of, or reliance upon nonprofit human services. This month, read "Waiting" by Karen Williams, one of the poems featured in "Free Verse", a poetry journal created by and for Bronx Department of Probation clients and community residents.
Four Local Orgs Get Grants from Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins
Four local charities are among the beneficiaries of grants recently awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), comprised of local franchise owners and Dunkin' Brands corporate employees. The foundation recently announced awards totalling $205,300 to 14 organizations in the six-state region.
Building an Advocacy Board “Give,” “Get” and “Take Action”
Boards are increasingly vital to nonprofit success. Advocacy Boards can be one strategy for board engagement no matter your organization’s size. It brings a Board together around the mission of your program, while ensuring the people most suited to support your work see the nuances of the issues, and ways to specifically assist your group’s pressing concerns. Most nonprofits know that their Boards of Directors need to possess a broad range of critical skill sets.
Janice Tosto describes herself as a lifelong human services professional. She is a mentor for a volunteer program she created for women who are emerging human services professionals. In her blog, Janice writes commentary on a range of topics including women’s issues, workforce development, and social and economic justice. Janice can be reached at email@example.com.
Agency Of The Month
New York Common Pantry An Uncommon Solution to Hunger
New York Common Pantry (NYCP) is very much “the little emergency food program that could”. The most surprising thing about the organization, formerly known as Yorkville Common Pantry, may not be that they provided 2.5 million meals to almost 300,000 recipients last year. Or, that their kitchen serves five sit down breakfasts and three hot dinners as well as four takeaway “brown bag” meals every week – 75,147 meals annually – for up to 400 men, women and children per seating.