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On the Map: The New York City Interactive Map of Student Homelessness

February 15, 2017
On the Map: The New York City Interactive Map of Student Homelessness

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness has launched a free interactive data tool to inform educators, service providers, and policy makers about data concerning homeless students in New York City.

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NYC’s Fight Against Elder Abuse [video]

February 15, 2017
NYC’s Fight Against Elder Abuse [video]

In a video segment, City Limits discussed elder abuse with Bobbie Sackman, associate executive director of public policy at LiveOn-NY; Cheryl Lee, Brooklyn project director of the Elder Abuse Program at JASA; and Ayana Robertson, an attorney with the foreclosure prevention project at Brooklyn Legal Services.

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State Attorney General Investigating Nonprofit Accused of Ripping Off Vets

February 15, 2017
State Attorney General Investigating Nonprofit Accused of Ripping Off Vets

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has opened an investigation into a nonprofit and its ex-convict founder who  purports to help and house homeless veterans illegally evicted a former serviceman, put up bogus posters saying he’s a sex offender and then defied a judge’s order to stop locking him out of his Brooklyn apartment, court…

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City spending on homeless to hit $2.3B this fiscal year

February 15, 2017
City spending on homeless to hit $2.3B this fiscal year

New York City spending on the homeless in this fiscal year is poised to reach $2.3 billion – nearly double the 1.2 billion dollars spent three years ago, according to New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the New York Post writes.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Modernize Charitable Gaming Rules and Support Non-Profits Across New York

February 15, 2017
Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Modernize Charitable Gaming Rules and Support Non-Profits Across New York

FY 2018 Executive Budget Updates Bureaucratic Laws to Allow Charitable Organizations to Raise More Funds Through Raffles, Other Games Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to modernize laws to make it easier for charitable organizations to raise funds through gaming, including raffles, bell jar and other types of games, according to a press release.

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Scott Stringer Shreds Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Plans

February 15, 2017
Scott Stringer Shreds Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Plans

Stringer, a rumored mayoral candidate, tore into Blasio’s new plans to create jobs and affordable housing, and his decision to withhold specifics on his vision to address the city’s homelessness crisis in his annual State of the City speech on Monday night, The Observer writes.

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Drug Program Drops Charges for Staten Island Addicts Who Get Treatment

February 15, 2017
Drug Program Drops Charges for Staten Island Addicts Who Get Treatment

Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon announced his Overdose Prevention and Education program that aims to drive down the rate of opioid overdoses by diverting low-level offenders to treatment before arraignment, according to DNAinfo.

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Bridging the Gap Between Volunteer Engagement and Retention

February 15, 2017
Bridging the Gap Between Volunteer Engagement and Retention

Developing a volunteer program that makes your volunteers feel included and valued can increase your retention rates, Guidestar writes in its blog.

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Betsy DeVos May Have Limited Impact on NYC Schools, Experts Say

February 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos May Have Limited Impact on NYC Schools, Experts Say

Teachers unions and parents across the nation are concerned that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, an advocate for vouchers and charters, spells trouble for public schools, but what she can actually accomplish from her perch in the federal government might be limited in New York City, experts say, according to DNAinfo.

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New York Coffee Drinkers Raised $64K For The ACLU

February 15, 2017
New York Coffee Drinkers Raised $64K For The ACLU

Coffee shops in New York raised $64,000 in one weekend for the ACLU. New York coffee shops that participated in a weekend-long fundraiser for the ACLU raised more than 64,000 dollars in three days, according to the fundraiser’s organizers, Patch writes.

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Brooklyn Community Services Produces Short Documentary Video “Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness”

February 15, 2017

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness,” a short subject documentary video produced by Brooklyn Community Services, spotlights the struggles and successes of Brooklynites who are living with mental illnesses and how they’ve overcome obstacles with assistance from BCS mental health programs. “Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness” was created through the “Portraits of New York…

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