02/09 - 05/18
JASA's NextAct Sunday Programs & Open House
02/27 - 06/19
Spence-Chapin Services to Family and Children's Adoption Information Webinar
03/26 - 04/30
Fordham University, Self Care for Social Workers
04/08 - 04/22
WPTI Training: Retention Intervention
04/09 - 06/30
GSS Human Services Workshops
Children's Storefront Charity Poker
Hudson Valley Community Services' Dining Out For Life Fundraiser
Fordham Grad School of Social Service's DSM5 Workshop
Family Services of Westchester Diamond Anniversary Gala
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to Hold 2014 Equal Access to Justice Dinner
AHP Capital Region Housing Fair
Paint & Sip with Northern Rivers
St. Catherine’s 6th Annual SCCCript & SCCCreen Fundraising Gala
2014 Schenectady ARC Annual Meeting
05/08 - 05/10
NYSCCC 25th Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference: Celebrating Strengths
Saratoga Bridges Annual Gala "The White Party" and Auction
New Jobs Greater Capital Region
Points Of View
ANDRUS on ACES
It is exciting to read NYNP's April cover story (ACES: Recovering from a Bad Hand) about the important work being done in the Capital Region regarding the ACE study and children, and the long term health impact of adverse childhood experiences. As many will know, ANDRUS has been at the forefront of this issue in the New York Metro area, nationally, and internationally through our network of over 300 agencies in 27 states and 7 countries utilizing our Sanctuary Model.
Contracts and RFPs
City Seeks Family Shelter Provider
The Department of Homeless Services intends to issue a competitive Negotiated Acquisition solicitation to identify a vendor to manage and operate a 75-unit city-owned family shelter located at 346 Powers Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454.
Welcome to NYNP's new NYNPoetry feature where we bring you poetry from individuals reflecting their thoughts, experiences and feelings regarding the need for, provision of, or reliance upon nonprofit human services. This month, read "Waiting" by Karen Williams, one of the poems featured in "Free Verse", a poetry journal created by and for Bronx Department of Probation clients and community residents.
This Month's Feature
ACEs Recovering from a Bad Hand
Aces are supposed to be good; in fact, four of them is an almost unbeatable hand when you are playing poker. However in the game of life – when we are talking about Adverse Childhood Experiences – exposure to four or more of these ACEs has been demonstrated to significantly increase the chances for a multitude of health and social problems.
NAC's New "Rethink Foster Care" Recruitment Ad
New Alternatives for Children's brief but powerful new "Rethink Foster Care" recruitment advertisement challenges New Yorkers to reconsider any preconceived ideas about foster care, and asks whether they are up to the challenge of caring for a deserving, at-risk child.
Four Local Orgs Get Grants from Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins
Four local charities are among the beneficiaries of grants recently awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), comprised of local franchise owners and Dunkin' Brands corporate employees. The foundation recently announced awards totalling $205,300 to 14 organizations in the six-state region.
Building an Advocacy Board “Give,” “Get” and “Take Action”
Boards are increasingly vital to nonprofit success. Advocacy Boards can be one strategy for board engagement no matter your organization’s size. It brings a Board together around the mission of your program, while ensuring the people most suited to support your work see the nuances of the issues, and ways to specifically assist your group’s pressing concerns. Most nonprofits know that their Boards of Directors need to possess a broad range of critical skill sets.
Bruce Carmel is Senior Director of Postsecondary Planning in the Education and Youth Services Division of FEGS Health and Human Services. The thoughts and opinions expressed here belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect those of FEGS.
Agency Of The Month
Project Renewal Renewing Lives. Reclaiming Hope.
Project Renewal was founded in 1967, when homelessness appeared to be a very different and less pervasive problem than it is today. For one thing, homelessness generally seemed limited to single adult men, often suffering from chronic alcoholism. And, it was largely confined to one part of the City – The Bowery – rather than something you found in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.