Compiled by Angelique Molina-Mangaroo
Wednesday, August 09, 2023
Antonio Reynoso wants to make Brooklyn the safest place to have a baby
At the start of the year, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso delivered the first State of the Borough address in a decade. There, he celebrated his first year in office – including maternal health investments – while unveiling a robust vision for the borough.
While Reynoso succeeded now-New York City Mayor Eric Adams, the borough president told City & State he is grateful for the accomplishments of his notable predecessors – but intends to carve his own path. “Brooklyn is struggling with serious mounting problems and my goal is striking the balance between celebrating this borough, all day every day, and enacting change that people can feel in their everyday lives,” Reynoso said.
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– Rebecca C. Lewis
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso wants to put his own spin on Borough Hall. | Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music
The NYC Administration for Children’s Services and the Center for Fair Futures are being recognized for the successful implementation of the Fair Futures model in New York City. The Fair Futures model provides 1:1 coaching and tutoring and a range of academic, career development, housing and independent living supports to young people in foster care and those whose lives were touched by foster care from sixth grade through age 26. An independent report, conducted by leading national child welfare experts at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, found that Fair Futures made “remarkable” implementation progress in a short time period, that Fair Futures has helped bolster a strong youth-centered culture within foster care agencies and that the Center for Fair Futures provides a broad and deep range of supports to foster care agencies.
A message from Office of Children and Family Services
Protect the people you care about. In New York State, Adult Protective Services can help you speak up for those who may not be able to speak for themselves. Help is available if you suspect a vulnerable adult is a victim of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or other harm. To report abuse, contact your local APS office or call the Human Services Call Center Helpline at 1-844-697-3505. Learn more about APS at ocfs.ny.gov/adults
Dept. of Social Svcs/Human Resources Administration: The department awarded $1,026,976 to East New York Urban Youth Corps for supportive housing.
A message from City & State
SAVE THE DATE: Westchester Nonprofit OpCon is back on November 1st!
After eight successful years in New York City, in 2022, NYN Media partnered with Nonprofit Westchester to bring Nonprofit OpCon to Westchester! We had a successful event with over 200 attendees, panels all day and an interactive exhibit hall. This year we are bringing it back for a full-day event with information-packed panels, sharing ideas and providing resources for nonprofit executive leadership, operations, IT, finance, HR and more, at Westchester County Center!
Panel Topics Include:
- Strategic Streamlining to Advance Effective Nonprofit Operations
- Innovation and Technology to Take your Operations to the Next Level
Marketing, Communications & Resource Development
- Risk Management and Scenario Planning: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
- Developing a Strong, Impactful and Sustainable Board of Directors
- What Nonprofits Need to Know About Nonprofit Accounting and Finance
Register today and stay tuned for the full agenda!
Arrests for prostitution-related offenses have dropped dramatically in New York City in recent years as the movement to decriminalize the sex trade has gained a foothold in local politics. But a coalition of women’s rights and anti-trafficking groups said that the shift away from criminalization has gone too far (Gothamist) … The slow rollout of New York’s legal weed industry is coming to an indefinite halt after a state Supreme Court judge released an order temporarily blocking the state from issuing new licenses or allowing new dispensaries to open (Gothamist) … While New York City’s elementary schools undertake a sweeping shift in their approach to teaching reading, a parallel change is quietly unfolding at many high schools. High school superintendents across the city are urging, and in some cases mandating, that schools adopt standardized English language arts curriculum (Chalkbeat) … The city teachers union is directing a chapter of school therapists that rejected a tentative agreement with the city to take a revote – a move seen by some members as anti-democratic and that has prompted the resignation of a key union leader (Daily News)
For younger workers, job hopping has lost its stigma. Should it? (New York Times)
NYC fights illegal flavored vapes: Using lawsuits to go after purveyors targeting kids (Daily News)
To Justin K. Rodgers, president and CEO at the Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
MOVING ON: Lesley Samuel-Young and Wilfredo “Wil” López have been promoted to vice president of domestic violence services and senior director of government affairs at the Urban Resource Institute.
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New York City
September 7 – Bronx Children's Museum Summer Under the Stars Gala 2023 (The Lighthouse, Manhattan)
September 18 – YAI Network Annual Golf Outing (North Shore Country Club, Glen Head)
September 20 – 23rd Annual Leadership Award (Mahattan Penthouse, Manhattan)
October 2 – Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York’s 26th Annual Golf Classic (Engineers Country Club, Roslyn)
October 14 – Hustle for HOPE 5K Run/Walk (Riverside Park, Manhattan)
October 18 – The New York Foundling’s Fall Fête (Plaza Hotel, Manhattan)
October 19 - SCO Family of Services Treiber Memorial Golf Outing (The Creek & Meadow Brook Club, Nassau)
October 24 – Osbourne Association Annual Benefit (583 Park Ave., Manhattan)
October 26 – City Limits 47th Annual Gala & Hall of Fame Induction Celebration (Capitale, Manhattan)
October 26 – The Doe Fund's Gala: Building Blue and Beyond (Guastavino’s, Manhattan)
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