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Still Running Late: An analysis of NYC Agency Contracts in Fiscal Year 2018

February 1, 2019

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has a sequel to a report earlier this year detailing delays in contracts awarded to nonprofits. Still Running Late: An analysis of NYC Agency Contracts in Fiscal Year 2018 outlines an issue that has regularly vexed nonprofits that provide services such as homeless shelters, domestic violence counseling, foster care, and drug…

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Closing the Divide: Creating Equitable, Inclusive, and Affordable Communities

January 31, 2019

A new report released today examines housing in the New York City area. A total of 30 for-profit and nonprofit organizations were involved in the development of the report via the Regional Affordable and Fair Housing Roundtable, which tackles issues such as tenant protections, affordable housing, mobility, and segregation. The goal of the report was…

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Pennies For Charity: How professional fundraisers make money off nonprofits

November 27, 2018

A new report from Attorney General Barbara Underwood finds that one out of every three dollars given to charities go to professional fundraisers. The annual report examined 964 fundraising campaigns and the more than $1.18 billion they raised in 2017. Here are a few other takeaways, taken verbatim from a Nov. 26 press release. In…

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AmazonSmile donations this holiday season

November 13, 2018

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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Why is childcare so expensive in New York?

November 5, 2018

A new report shows how childcare in New York state is among the most expensive in the nation. Infant care alone ($15,028) can cost more than half of the median income ($26,983) for a single-parent household, according to the report from Child Care Aware of America. New York overall is among the most expensive states…

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NYC lawmakers join nonprofits in push for more housing for homeless

November 1, 2018

City Council members vowed to push on with legislation that would require the city to reserve more housing for homeless families as part of an effort to expand the city’s overall housing stock – despite some resistance from Mayor Bill de Blasio. We can’t stand by and accept the status quo. We have the power…

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

October 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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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