The Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest features amateur and semi-professional sand sculpting artists of all ages.
Immigrant Arts Coalition presents The Francesca Cernia Slovin Immigrant Arts & Women’s Empowerment Summit, August 5-8 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Honoring diversity and empowerment through the arts, the program features panel discussions, talks, workshops, performances from distinguished artists and participants representing the tapestry of arts, community leaders and cultural organizations.
Workmen’s Circle and Gratz College Announce Partnership to Create For-Credit College Yiddish Language Instruction Program
The partnership addresses a resurgence of interest in learning the ‘language of the old country.’
The new leadership comes as WCC moves to broaden its reach and become more inclusive to reach more women in New York, particularly those who are seeking access and opportunities to affect change and have an impact.
Women’s City Club of New York Receives Nearly $50,000 in Grants to Support New York City Communities
The grants are from the Sy Syms Foundation to support the Citywide Guides to Services and Resources; FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies) to support WCC’s civic engagement initiatives; and an anonymous foundation.
CITIZENS HOUSING & PLANNING COUNCIL STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT QUALITY-OF-LIFE IMPROVEMENTS IN NYCHA PILOT PROJECT TRANSITIONING SIX SECTION 8 BUILDINGS TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
NEW YORK, NY– Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) today released an interim study examining an innovative New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) pilot program that transferred management of six Section 8 properties to a new public-private partnership, Triborough Preservation Partners, making new capital funds available for repairs and introducing new property management. The report provides progress on the work, including the collection of quantitative data on building performance and management, interviews with the property management staff, and a survey of residents. “The injection of financial resources has been a game-changer for the families living in these buildings,” said Jessica Katz, Executive Director of CHPC, an independent nonprofit research and education civic organization focused on housing in the city since 1937. “In designing this innovative program, NYCHA identified new partners and new resources to improve quality of life for residents.”
This study – which is available here– evaluated the impact of the changes at the six sites over the 12-month period prior to the renovations and transfer to Triborough management (January-December 2014) and a 12-month period after transfer of management, while construction work was ongoing (January-December 2016). Pilot program participants were: BronxchesterHouses, 510 East 156thSt., Bronx; Saratoga Square, 55 Saratoga Ave., Brooklyn; and Milbank-Frawley, 1780 Madison Ave.; East 120th St., 438 East 120th St.; Campos Plaza I, 635 East 12thSt.; East 4thSt.
Fund for the City of New York Presents Sloan Public Service Award and $10,000 Prizes to Individuals Who Have Improved Life in New York City
(New York, NY)– Their work has helped improve health outcomes in the Bronx; ensured individuals can access needed government benefits; given psychiatric patients the opportunity to lead more productive lives; supported New Yorkers with limited resources living with HIV/AIDS; grown millions of native plants for restoration and conservation in our parks; and ensured our city’s contracting process is fair, efficient and responsive. Now, these six outstanding public servants, who have contributed close to 170 years of service to the City – and people – of New York, will be honored on June 7, 2018 with the Fund for the City of New York’s (FCNY) 45th annualSloan Public Service Awards. Regarded as the Nobel Prize of city government, the Sloan Public Service Awards are presented annually by the Fund for the City of New York to civil servants from all levels and ranks of city government. The winners were selected for their exemplary job performance and tireless dedication to the public. Each will receive a $10,000 cash prize. This year’s award recipients will be honored throughout the day at their individual workplaces, and at an awards presentation ceremony held at The Great Hall at Cooper Union.
The Alliance for Positive Change Launches Campaign to Encourage New Yorkers to Know Their HIV Status
Every New Yorker can do something to protect themselves and others: take an HIV test.
‘Art is a natural extension of the human condition and is one of the tools we have to make sense of our shared existence.’
Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District Celebrates 12 Years of Growth, Neighborhood Transformation at Annual Meeting & Community Reception
The annual meeting, which drew nearly 200 attendees, featured remarks from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, and NYPD 13th Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Steven M. Hellman.
‘A party with a purpose – it raises awareness while raising funds to support our work to end the AIDS epidemic.’