• HSC's Community Portraits Challenge
  • New York Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS: A Call to Action
  • HSC's #5and5COLA Campaign Rally
  • Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda Press Conference
  • State Reinvestment Campaign on City and State
  • HSC's Nonprofit Summit on Revitalizing the Nonprofit Sector
  • Advocacy Do's and Don'ts with HSC
  • Sandy: One Year Later Forum

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HSC 2016 Annual Report

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HSC's Restore Opportunity Now Campaign Launch 12/8/16

HSC held a press conference at the Capitol building in Albany. Click here and here to read the full articles.

How HSC Broadened Its Focus By Shrinking Its Boardroom

HSC recently opted to remove a few seats from our boardroom as a way to make quicker decisions, engage more members and improve our advocacy efforts for the nonprofit sector. Click here to read the full article.

Community Portraits Press Release - 10/5/16

HSC will award $10,000 grants to 14 nonprofit organizations in partnership with Measure of America with funding provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The winning organizations submitted projects that illuminate important issues in their community using indicators from DATA2GO.NYC, a free, online data mapping and visualization tool with 350 indicators of human need and well-being. Read the full press release here.

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HSC In The News

A gender-wage war Cuomo fails to fight - 4/20/17

Gov. Cuomo recently announced a comprehensive study of New York’s gender wage gap, including at least four public hearings to develop recommendations for tackling this problem. We appreciate the sentiment, but if the governor truly wants to address this issue, he should start in his backyard — by looking at his own policies of setting wages barely above the poverty line for social assistance workers under contract with New York State. Read more here.

City Council Calls for Relief for Struggling Nonprofits - 4/12/17

As contract reimbursements have lagged behind the costs of doing business, providers have pushed for increases to cover maintenance, technology and training costs. The financial strain has meant some nonprofits have shuttered and as many as 18 percent of health and human services providers are insolvent. In addition, the government often pays contracted providers late, contributing to the challenge of maintaining fiscal health and stability. Read more here.

Eye on NY: With direct care workers getting a raise, NY human services workers want one too - 4/2/17

The Restore Opportunity Now coalition is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders to allocate necessary funding that will allow human services workers — employees who provide child care, assist the homeless, handle foster care and direct legal services — to earn a living wage. Like direct care workers, human services workers feel they are "underpaid and undervalued," the coalition said. The main reason they're seeking support from the state, though, is because of the $15 minimum wage adopted last year. Read more here.

Threat of Trump cuts does have one benefit for de Blasio - 3/27/17

While Mayor Bill de Blasio and his budget director Dean Fuleihan have said they will fight President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts rather than slash city expenditures, the mayor on Friday cited the Trump cuts as a reason for the city to be careful about spending. On Brian Lehrer's radio show, he fielded a question from an employee of New York Foundling who said the nonprofit was losing money because of inadequately funded service agreements with the city. Read more here.

How Trump's Budget Cuts Could Hit Brooklyn - 3/24/17

Human-services providers tend to suffer more financial troubles than other non-profits; their insolvency rate in New York City is 18% and may only get worse with the proposed federal budget, said Allison Sesso, executive director of the Human Services Council in New York. “People should expect cuts across the board: job training, health services and the like,” Sesso said. Read more here .

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