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Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Lisette Camilo to Head MOCS

April 10, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Lisette Camilo to Head MOCS

The nonprofit community praised the appointment of Lisette Camilo to serve as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS).   MOCS plays a critical role in managing and expediting the procurement and processing of thousands of individual contracts between New York City and human services provider agencies. Camilo brings an extensive background in procurement,…

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New York leaders, Gov. Cuomo reach deal on budget

March 31, 2014
New York leaders, Gov. Cuomo reach deal on budget

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders reached an agreement late Friday on a State Budget for FY2014-15 which begins tomorrow.   As you might guess, there is a lot in it … and some important things that aren’t.   As we send out this E-Newsletter many advocates are still combing through the budget and Article VII bills to…

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Mayor Announces Plan to Recruit and Train UPK Teachers

March 26, 2014
Mayor Announces Plan to Recruit and Train UPK Teachers

In yet another step to both prepare for — and demonstrate the feasibility of his plans for — expansion of full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) this fall, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday released a report on the city’s program to recruit and train high quality teachers for the project.  The Department of Education projects it…

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AAPCI Has A New Look

March 26, 2014

Re-Introducing AAPCI Nearly eighteen years after unveiling it’s initial web site, African American Planning Commission — the community-based not-for-profit social service, housing development, and economic development organization — is getting a much-needed upgrade to its web site design and capabilities. We’ve redesigned the homepage with a new look, feel, and capabilities of an online not-for-profit organization, to…

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NYCON Campaigns for Six-Month Delay in Nonprofit Revitalization Act Implementation

March 25, 2014
NYCON Campaigns for Six-Month Delay in Nonprofit Revitalization Act Implementation

The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) has launched a campaign to delay the effective date of New York State’s new Nonprofit Revitalization Act for six months from July 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2015.  The law, which was passed by the NYS Legislature last June, was not signed by Governor Cuomo until December and…

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Kenyan Woman Sleeps With More than 300 Men (So far) to Exact Revenge on Man Who Infected Her with HIV

March 24, 2014
Kenyan Woman Sleeps With More than 300 Men (So far) to Exact Revenge on Man Who Infected Her with HIV

A Kenyan woman who claims a man raped and infected her with HIV at a party recently admitted to sleeping with more than 300 men in revenge, the Kenyan Daily Post reports. The woman, who remains anonymous, shared her story through her Facebook page “Kenyan Scandals.” “I’m 19 and a 2nd year here at Kabarak…

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COLA Hopes Still Alive in Budget Negotiations

March 21, 2014
COLA Hopes Still Alive in Budget Negotiations

Nonprofit leaders were in Albany yesterday making their case with legislators and other State officials for inclusion of Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) in the upcoming State budget for FY2014-15 which begins on April 1st.   And, for the first time in several years, they are encouraged to find that COLAs are still on the table…

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Human Services Community Welcomes New City Officials

March 18, 2014
Human Services Community Welcomes New City Officials

New York City’s nonprofit human services community recently hosted a reception to welcome the newly appointed members of Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s administration.  The event which took place on March 5th, was hosted by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Human Services Council of New York, UJA Federation of…

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Mayor’s Fund Launches Drive to Support Victims of Building Blast

March 17, 2014
Mayor’s Fund Launches Drive to Support Victims of Building Blast

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Chair of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, has announced the launch of a fundraising drive that will address the ongoing needs of those affected by the East Harlem explosion and building collapse on March 12. The funds will support a strategic relief plan with three primary components:…

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Outreach Training Institute Offers CASAC Training Scholarships

March 14, 2014
Outreach Training Institute Offers CASAC Training Scholarships

Outreach Training Institute is offering scholarships and job placement assistance for its Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) training program to those who qualify as low income and meet certain other criteria. Through a grant, those unemployed or earning less than $20,000 per year are eligible to enroll in the program which has locations…

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Senate Budget Supports COLAs, NYC UPK, Afterschool and More

March 14, 2014
Senate Budget Supports COLAs, NYC UPK, Afterschool and More

The New York Senate released its own “One House” budget proposal late last night.  The bill includes a number of specifics which human service provider agencies are likely to applaud. High on the list is the Senate’s support for a “partial Human Services Cost of Living Adjustment and a Medicaid Trend Factor increase targeted at…

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