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AmazonSmile donations this holiday season

November 13, 2018
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Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070.  

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The Lang Report: 5 Recommendations To Better Support Domestic Violence Survivors

October 29, 2018
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A new report from Safe Horizon is filled with data on domestic violence and those it affects. The report was commissioned by the nonprofit to better understand how to support survivors. The 24-page report contains lots of information about associated issues, but concludes with five recommendations focused on these five areas: Shelter funding Trauma treatment…

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NYC Service & NPCC Release Report on the Current State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on NYC Nonprofit Boards

October 26, 2018
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A new report shows that New York City nonprofit boards have diversity problems. It’s not that nonprofit leaders want it to be so; it’s just that they just don’t know how to promote greater inclusion, according to the study published on Oct. 25 by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and NYC Service. “This…

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Not Reaching the Door: Homeless Students Face Many Hurdles On Their Way To School

October 17, 2018
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A new report from the city Independent Budget Office examines the barriers faced by homeless public school students on their way to school. Obstacles include the demographics of students living in temporary shelters, how housing and school placements can conflict, and how the homeless shelter system can hamper academic performance. Here are a few takeaways:…

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Homelessness is a housing problem

August 6, 2018
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Rising rents are driving New York City’s latest homelessness crisis. Here’s how to fix it. On a rainy morning in May, around 30 homeless people and a handful of activists gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to call on local government to protect homeless New Yorkers trying to find permanent housing. Specifically,…

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This former foster youth has something to say

August 3, 2018
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Two stories capture the struggles of life after a youth leaves care. Youths in foster care have to battle many stereotypes, as one particular young woman told NYN Media through a series of stories. Jasmine Edwards entered the system as a teenager and has since received her bachelor’s degree from Farmingdale State College. Along the…

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Brownsville Will Get 900 Affordable Apartments as Part of $1 Billion Plan

July 26, 2018
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Brownsville housing developments to focus on health, culture and economics to revive poor area By Katie Honan Update July 26, 2018 7:48 p.m. ET New York City has selected three developers to build nearly 900 apartments on three city-owned lots in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville as part of a $1 billion revitalization plan for…

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Brownsville Plan Update: RFP Designations + NYCxCo-Lab Challenge Winners

July 26, 2018
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Contact: General HPD Press Contact: hpdmedia@hpd.nyc.gov https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/about/press-releases/2018/07/city-announces-plans-for-nearly-900-affordable-homes.page City Announces Plans for Nearly 900 Affordable Homes and Technology Upgrades in Brownsville, Brooklyn  The City provides updates on commitments made in The Brownsville Plan, including development plans for over 880 affordable homes, and infrastructure upgrades Proposals selected in the NYC Co-Lab Challenge will improve…

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Human services nonprofits show how city drives them into the red

June 25, 2018
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Model budgets come at different speeds for New York City nonprofits. New York City nonprofits continued efforts on June 21 to secure better contracts with city agencies that would result in higher pay, better benefits and faster payments for the social services that nonprofits deliver to millions of people each year. Sector representatives who testified…

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VIDEO: This is how New York City handles your calls about the homeless

May 9, 2018
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It’s something that happens just about everyday. A New Yorker spots a homeless person on the street. Sometimes this person is seen as in dire need of help. Sometimes they are seen as a nuisance. In either case, a call is made to New York City’s 311 system. Then what happens? A dispatcher takes the…

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