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Mayor’s Executive Budget Draws Praise from Providers & Advocates

May 9, 2014
Mayor’s Executive Budget Draws Praise from Providers & Advocates

Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday presented his NYC Executive Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 which begins on July 1. The $73.9 billion budget provides funding for the Mayor’s signature campaign initiatives, including full-day Pre-Kindergarten, afterschool opportunities for middle school children, an expansion of affordable housing and more. “Budgets aren’t just columns of numbers,” the…

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Nonprofits Hope Teachers Will Be Role Model for COLAs

May 7, 2014
Nonprofits Hope Teachers Will Be Role Model for COLAs

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new collective bargaining agreement with public school teachers represented by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). The terms of the agreement are expected to serve as the basis for contract negotiations with a long line of unions representing other city workers. Now, nonprofit human service providers are…

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

May 7, 2014
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

The African American Planning Commission is in the business of making every day a happy day for families and children who are at risk of homelessness and survivors of domestic violence by providing a safe, secure haven. Thank you for your support as we rely on your generosity. While celebrating with your own family this…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils ‘Ambitious’ 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan

May 5, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils ‘Ambitious’ 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday launched what he called the largest and most ambitious affordable housing program in the country. Speaking in Fort Greene, the mayor vowed to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next 10 years. New re-zonings will implement a mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program, in which a portion…

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DOE Seeks UPK Providers for Priority Neighborhoods

May 5, 2014
DOE Seeks UPK Providers for Priority Neighborhoods

Early childhood providers are getting another chance to offer proposals for full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs beginning this September to the NYC Department of Education via a Request for Applications released on Friday.  DOE is seeking the applications to provide programming in 48 priority neighborhoods across the five boroughs – 12 in Queens, 9 in Brooklyn,…

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Mayor Announces Plans to Equalize Salaries for DOE & CBO UPK Teachers

April 15, 2014
Mayor Announces Plans to Equalize Salaries for DOE & CBO UPK Teachers

  Nonprofit early childhood providers and advocates are cheering Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s announcement yesterday of moves to ensure that teachers in Pre-K programs operated by community-based organizations will receive salaries that are competitive with similarly-credentialed Pre-K teachers in NYC public schools. The investment, paid for through funding recently secured from the state, will address…

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Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Overturns Gov’s EO38 Salary & Admin Caps

April 11, 2014
Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Overturns Gov’s EO38 Salary & Admin Caps

Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s Executive Order 38 regulations restricting executive compensation and administrative expenses at organizations providing contractual services to the Department of Health were overturned this week by Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Thomas Feinman. Feinman’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Agencies for Children’s Therapy (ACTS), an association representing 30 for-profit companies that…

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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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