Compiled by Angelique Molina-Mangaroo
Friday, September 30, 2022
Settlement houses workers face burnout amid poverty-level wages: Report
A new report from the United Neighborhood Houses, “The Need to Strengthen the Economic Security of the Settlement House Workforce: Voices from the Field,” highlights poverty level wages and increasing levels of burnout occurring within the settlement house workforce, pointing towards issues of systematic government underinvestment in nonprofit human services. Serving nearly 1 million New Yorkers, United Neighborhood Houses represents over 45 settlement houses across New York, advocating for a neighborhood-based approach to community services.
According to the UNH report, while housing settlements provide essential community services, issues of salary parity and employee retention continually impact the quality and reach of their services. UNH also provided a list of suggestions, including the establishment of a living wage floor and equitable pay across private and public sectors, to ensure employees can serve their communities while supporting themselves.
Read more here.
– Aliana Jabbary
A picture of the Queens Community House. | Courtesy of Queens Community House.
Nonprofit Westchester (NPW) is proud to welcome Goldstein Hall PLLC as a sponsor as well as twelve new nonprofit members: The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS (HGAR), Volunteers of America-Greater New York, Westchester Community for Ethical Culture, The Country Childrens Center, Rx Compassion, Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration, The Demitasse Players’, ACDS, The Blue Door Art Center, Ossining Padres Hispanos and Adelphi University.
New York Attorney General Letitia James continued her efforts to stand up for workers’ rights, leading a coalition of 15 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to defend a New York City statute that requires just cause to fire or reduce the hours of a fast-food chain employee. This law, which took effect in 2021, requires fast-food chain restaurants in New York City to provide a valid reason — such as unsatisfactory performance, misconduct, or a legitimate economic concern — before firing or reducing the hours of an employee. The brief argues that the law passed by New York City does not violate the National Labor Relations Act or the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
An important message from NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection:
Do you work in public service and have federal student loans?
Loan forgiveness may be closer than ever.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver is a limited opportunity for people who work or worked previously in government, the military, or for a nonprofit to get credit for payments that did not qualify for PSLF previously.
Deadline to apply is October 31, 2022 at StudentAid.gov/PSLFwaiver
Administration for Children's Services: The agency awarded $158,690 for armed security guards
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New York City’s selective middle schools can once again use grades to choose which students to admit, the school chancellor, David C. Banks announced, rolling back a pandemic-era moratorium that had opened the doors of some of the city’s most elite schools to more low-income students (New York Times) … New York faces the challenge of stemming the mental health crisis at a massive scale. Rikers Island is one of the largest psychiatric care providers in the country, and it is the largest psychiatric provider in New York City (City & State) … Two New York City Councilwomen allege correction officers threatened and harassed them at a chaotic City Hall rally (Daily News) … With complaints about syringe litter on the rise, the New York City Council is considering a new way to keep needles off of sidewalks and out of parks: Paying drug users to turn them in (Gothamist)
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The civic engagement hub OrangeU Going has launched two new initiatives! Progress through Purpose, a podcast to educate New Yorkers on issues affecting our city, and The OUG Squad, a group of New Yorkers who take in-person action together. OrangeU Going is a one-stop-shop for community engagement: find and post community events, learn from leaders, and connect with like-minded New Yorkers all on one site. Listen, connect, and discover change-making events at OrangeUGoing.com.
Opinion: New York’s overdose crisis requires a full-spectrum response (City Limits)
Westchester Nonprofit OpCon - November 9th - Reid Castle at Manhattanville College
After eight successful years in New York City, we’re partnering with Nonprofit Westchester to bring Nonprofit OpCon to Westchester! Join us for a day dedicated to streamlining processes and operations for Westchester’s nonprofits, featuring seven information-packed panels and keynote remarks by Westchester County Executive George Latimer. Register today!
Panel Topics: Strategic Streamlining to Advance Effective Nonprofit Operations; What Nonprofits Need to Know about Accounting & Finance; Risk Management & Scenario Planning: Lessons Learned from COVID-19; Marketing, Communications & Resource Development; Building the Health, Wealth & Sustainability of the Workforce; Developing a Strong, Impactful & Sustainable Board of Directors; Innovation & Technology to Take Your Operations to the Next Level
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New York City
Oct. 1 –Chances for Children 5K Run/Walk (Central Park, Manhattan)
Oct. 6 – Acacia Network’s Annual Gala, The New York Hilton Midtown Hotel
Oct. 11 – NYIC's This is Our New York Gala (Capitale, Manhattan)
Oct. 12 – Strengthening Neighborhoods Inspiring Change Annual Gala (Museum of the Moving Image, Queens)
Oct. 12 - Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Changemakers Ball (The Weylin, 175 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Oct. 15 – Hustle for HOPE 5K Run/Walk (Riverside Park, Manhattan)
Oct. 17 – All Day Food & Beverage Conference (Industry City, Brooklyn)
Oct. 18 – Say "YES" 2022 Gala (Tribeca 360, Manhattan)
Oct. 20 – Part of the Solution's (POTS) NYC Benefit honoring Fordham University and Francis J. Conroy (Bryant Park Grill, 25 W. 45th St., Manhattan)
Oct. 20 – The Doe Fund's Gala: A Bridge to Opportunity (Guastavino’s, Manhattan)
Oct. 24 – I will graduate day, Barclays Center
Oct. 24 – Songs I've Sung on Broadway, and One I Wish I Had (National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts, Manhattan)
Oct. 28 – Latino Social Work Coalition 22nd Annual Leadership Gala (Terrace on the Park, Queens)
Nov. 2 – The Art Show Benefit Preview (Park Avenue Armory, Manhattan)
Nov. 3 – Birch Family Services Soirée: Honoring Everyday Achievements (257 Fifth Ave., Manhattan)
Nov. 5 – 25th Annual Women’s Event (Ziegfeld Ballroom, Manhattan)
Nov. 9 – Room to Grow Annual Benefit: Expressions of Gratitude (Guastavino's, Manhattan)
Oct. 4 – Navigating New York Commercial Leases
Oct. 1-15 – Chances for Children Virtual 5K Run/Walk
Oct 19 – Urban Resource Institute Celebration: Rise Up!
Oct 25 – Recalibrate Your Business Model: Planning for Financial Resilience in a Shifting World
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