"Human Services News and Views" on WVOX 1460 AM

February 12, 2015 - Leadership Changes in Human Services Nonprofit Sector and HSC's Reinvestment Campaign

This week, Allison Sesso and Michelle Jackson speak on HSC's Reinvestment Campaign. Nancy Wackstein, Executive Director of United Neighborhood Houses, talks about the coming 'Generational Shift' in the leadership of the human services nonprofit sector.

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February 5, 2015 - Speaking with Commissioner at Department of Youth and Community Development and Osborne Association's New Community Reentry Center

This week, we interview the Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), Bill Chong. We discuss the mission of DYCD and how they have been and will continue to work with human services nonprofits. Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director of The Osborne Association joins us to talk about their new project converting the former Fulton correctional facility into a community reentry center.

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January 29, 2015 - Governor's Juvenile Justice Reform Proposal in Opportunity Agenda and the new President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society

This week, we speak with Phoebe Boyer, the new President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society, on the history of The Children's Aid Society and the opportunities and challenges they face. Melanie Hartzog, Executive Director of the Children's Defense Fund-New York, discusses the Governor's Juvenile Justice Reform proposal in his 2015 Opportunity Agenda.

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January 22, 2015 - Speaking with Commissioner at Administration for Children's Services and Alternatives to Incarceration

Gladys Carrion, NYC’s Commissioner at the Administration for Children’s Services, joins us today to talk about her first year as Commissioner, her successes and challenges, and how ACS works with the human services nonprofit sector. Maya Schenwar , Editor-in-Chief of Truthout, an independent social justice news website will discuss her new book Locked Down, Locked Out which talks about why prison doesn't work and alternatives to incarceration.

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January 15, 2015 - Speaking with Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services Lilliam Barrios-Paoli

Tonight, we speak with NYC’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Lilliam Barrios-Paoli about the successes and challenges she has faced in her first year. As Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, she oversees the city’s key agencies responsible for the delivery of human services, including the Department for the Aging, Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Homeless Services, Human Resources Administration, the Department of Youth and Community Development among others. We discuss the successes and challenges she has faced in her first year. Rhea Wong, Executive Director of Breakthrough New York, will discuss their organization, a six-year college access program committed to getting high-potential, low-income students to four-year colleges by providing after-school tutoring and summer enrichment programs to middle school students from New York public schools, providing them on an ongoing basis with the academic preparation, guidance and mentoring they need to be able to attend selective four-year colleges.

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January 8, 2015 - Overlooked and Undercounted, New York City's 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report

Tonight, we discuss the findings of the 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report, entitled “Overlooked and Undercounted” recently released by the Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement, in partnership with the United Way of New York City, The New York Community Trust, and City Harvest, which found that more than 40% of all NYC households do not have enough income to meet their basic needs without public or private assistance. Loren Miller, Associate Vice President Policy and Capacity Building at the United Way of NYC, Bich Ha Pham Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and Merble Reagon, Executive Director of the Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement in New York City, talks about the findings and proposed solutions.

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December 18, 2014 - Winner of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards and Achieving Racial Equity

Alan Mucatel, Executive Director of Leake and Watts, discusses their experience winning Nonprofit Excellence Award for Overall Management Experience. Sandy Bernabei, LCSW and President of the NASW NYC Chapter will discuss the report Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action.

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December 11, 2014 - Brooklyn Community Foundation's Areas of Focus and the Charity Defense Council

Cecilia Clark, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, talks about their five new primary areas of focus. Seth Perlman, Senior Partner at Perlman & Perlman, a law firm specializing in nonprofit law and nonprofit compliance, discusses the Charity Defense Council.

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December 4, 2014 - 2014 Annual Hunger Survey and the Cranksgiving Food Drive

Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger discussed the results of their 2014 Annual Hunger Survey. Beth Stellato, Vice President for Communications for the New York Foundling will discuss giving at the holidays and the success of the Cranksgiving Food Drive.

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November 20, 2014 - Innovative Technology Programs and Programs to End the Cycle of Homelessness

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of the City of New York, an organization working to empower women and eliminate racism, will discuss their innovative technology programs to help girls gain technology experience. Mitchell Netburn, CEO of Project Renewal, will discuss their innovate programs to end the cycle of homelessness in New York City by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, home and jobs.

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November 13, 2014 - Financial Health of Child Caring Agencies and How Budget Cuts Affect Them

Jim Purcell, Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies, discusses an update to their 2012 study conducted in partnership with CUNY Baruch to capture the financial health of child welfare organizations. Jerry McCaffery, President and CEO of MercyFirst, a nonprofit providing a range of services to children from birth through adolescence, discusses their programs and how budget cuts have impacted their funding model.

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November 7, 2014 - Organization Redesign and Serving Victims of Domestic Violence

Keith Timko, Associate Executive Director of Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy, discusses their recent summit, "New Designs for Changing Times - Leading Change for a Strong Nonprofit Sector," and the Support Center's work on organization redesign. Larry Lee, Executive Director of the New York Asian Women's Center, discusses their practice model and serving victims of domestic violence.

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October 30, 2014 - NYS Election and Its Impact on Nonprofits

Arthur Malkin, co-founder and principal of Malkin & Ross, discusses the upcoming New York State Election and issues impacting the nonprofit sector. Lisette Camilo, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, discusses how her office works with nonprofits to build capacity and serve communities.

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October 23, 2014 - Pressing Issues in New York City's Low Income Communities and One of New York's Best Places to Work

Michelle Yanche, Assistant Executive Director for Government and External Relations of Good Shepherd Services(GSS), discusses the naming of GSS as one of Crain’s New York Business Best Places to Work and the State Reinvestment Campaign. Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the New York City Mission Society discusses the history of the organization and the most pressing issues in the low income communities served by her organization.

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October 16, 2014 - New York State's New Nonprofit Coordinating Unit and the Importance of the Human Services Sector in NY's Economy

Fran Barrett, Governor Cuomo’s InterAgency Coordinator for Not-for-Profit Services, discusses the creation of the Nonprofit Coordinating Unit at State Department of Budget. John Henley, CEO of Northern Rivers Family Services, discusses the need for the State to restore human services funding and the importance of the human services sector as an economic driver in New York's economy.

To find out more about HSC's State Reinvestment Campaign to human services, click here.

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October 9, 2014 - Helping New Yorkers Get Back to Work and Enabling Incarcerated Parents Maintain Relationships with their Children

Philip Weinberg, President & CEO of STRIVE, and Valerie Orellana, Director of Talent Acquisition and Retention at Mount Sinai Health System, discusses their partnership to help New Yorkers get to work. Tanya Krupat, Program Director of the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, and Michael Wilcher Program Manager at FamilyWorks for The Osborne Association, will discuss their FamilyWorks program which enables incarcerated parents to make, mend, and maintain relationships with their children.

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October 2, 2014 - Programs Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence

Nathaniel Fields, President and CEO of the Urban Resource Institute highlights their new program, URIPALS to keep survivors of domestic violence united with their pets during their stay in shelters. Maureen Curtis, Associate Vice-President of Criminal Justice Programs, Safe Horizon will discuss programs to help survivors of domestic violence.

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September 25, 2014 - Medicaid Redesign and Its Effect on Providers and Clients and Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life

Lindsay Goldman, Project Manager, Division of Health Policy at The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) discusses their recent report, “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life.” Tere Pettitt, President and CEO of Volunteers of America-Greater New York discusses Medicaid Redesign and how it impacts human services providers and their clients.

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September 18, 2014 - Pay Inequities in Government Contract and Its Effect on Women and Myths Around Nonprofit Overhead

Beverly Cooper Neufeld, Director of Equal Pay Coalition NYC, discusses how pay inequity in government human services contracts impacts women. David Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy at the National Council of Nonprofits will discuss the myths surrounding nonprofit overhead and why funders need to pay appropriate rates.

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September 11, 2014 - Economic Impact of Nonprofits in Westchester and the Criminalization of Homelessness

Joanna Straub, Executive Director of Nonprofit Westchester, discusses the economic impact study they are partnering on with the Johns Hopkins University Center for the Civil Society Studies to look at charitable organizations in Westchester County. Bobby Watts, Executive Director of Care for the Homeless, discusses the criminalization of homelessness and it's impact on homeless individuals.

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September 4, 2014 - Aging in New York City

David Irwin, Senior Manager of Communications for AARP New York, will discuss their recent report "State of the 50+ in New York City," examining the challenges and opportunities facing the aging community in New York City. Scott Hess, Organizational Development Manager at Barrier Free Living, will discuss their new initiative, Project Give Back, where former residents “give back” by working on a project related to the shelter.

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August 28, 2014 - Collaborations and Mergers in the Nonprofit Sector

Michael Zisser, CEO of University Settlement and The Door, will discuss his new book about nonprofits "How The Other Sector Survives," providing a practical and engaging guide to successful management in the nonprofit social services sector. John MacIntosh, Partner at Seachange Capital Partners, will discuss nonprofit mergers.

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August 21, 2014 - Race and Prosecution in our Criminal Justice System

This week, Jim Parsons, Vice President and Research Director for the Vera Institute of Justice, discusses a recent study, "Race and Prosecution in Manhattan," funded by the National Institute of Justice, to look at whether prosecutorial discretion contributes to racially and ethnically disparate outcomes in criminal cases. Jameelah J. Hayes, Esq., Director of Programs at Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT), will discuss programs that help families navigate family court.

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August 14, 2014 - Disaster Coordination and Response in New York

This week, Hayyim Obadyah and Danny Rosenthal, HSC's Disaster Planning and Preparedness consultants, discuss disaster coordination and response in New York, particularly after Hurricane Sandy, and the importance of nonprofits in response and relief efforts.

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August 7, 2014 - Sex Trafficking in New York

This week, Dr. Meredith Dank, senior researcher at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, discusses commercial sex trafficking in New York. Janmarie Brown, Director at the Gateways Program for Jewish Child Care Assocation, and Kimberly, a graduate of the Gateways program, discusses sex trafficking in New York and JCCA's programs to help victims.

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July 31, 2014 - NYC Service Initiatives and Music Education in Schools

Paula Gavin, Chief Service Officer, discusses the NYC Service Initiative. Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director for Education Through Music, will discuss how her organization works with teachers to include music education in schools.

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July 24, 2014 - New Initiatives from Office of Immigrant Affairs and Affordable Housing in NYC

Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, discusses new initiatives from the Office. Jaron Benjamin, Executive Director, Met Council on Housing discusses the recently launched Real Affordability for All campaign to expand affordable housing for low and moderate-income households.

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July 17, 2014 - Messaging and Reframing Human Services

Irv Katz, President and CEO of National Human Services Assembly will discuss the challenges the nonprofit sector faces and how we can reframe human services messaging.

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July 10, 2014 - Community Engagement and Improving Nonprofits in New York

Jeremy Reiss, Deputy Development Officer, Public Policy and External Relations for Henry Street Settlement will discuss how Henry Street engages their community in a dynamic neighborhood. Melkis Alvarez-Baez, Associate Director for Special Programs at Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York will discuss the Nonprofit Excellence Awards and her work improving nonprofits across New York.

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July 3, 2014 - Municipal ID cards for Immigrants

This week, Council Member Carlos Menchaca discusses the new City Council Initiative to create municipal ID cards for undocumented immigrants. Ray López, Director, Environmental Health & Family Asthma Program for LSA Family Health Service, Inc. and Fredy Cruz-Martinez, volunteer, client, and President of the Parents' Support Group and Community Partnership Council with LSA, discusses their ID program and how the newly created municipal ID program will help their clients.

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June 26, 2014 - Aging Policies and Technology for Nonprofits

This week, Donna Corrado, Commissioner of the Department for the Aging (DFTA), discusses aging policies in New York City. Ira Machowsky, Executive Vice President for FEGS Health and Human Services, discusses Center4, a newly established initiative to connect nonprofits with technology.

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June 19, 2014 - Nonprofit Revitalization Act and the Successes and Expansion of Supportive Housing

This week, Jason Lilien, Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP and the former head of the Charities Bureau, discusses the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, which will take effect on July 1 and change the way nonprofits are regulated in New York. Ted Houghton, Executive Director of the Supportive Housing Network of New York discusses the successes of supportive housing in New York City and Mayor de Blasio's plans to expand the supply of supportive housing and to broaden the target population it serves.

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June 12, 2014 - Street Harassment and How Community Based Organizations Help After Disasters

This week, Lisa Cowan, Advisor to the North Star Fund, discussed Disaster Response in the nonprofit sector and how nonprofits worked on the front lines in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. You can also read her report, "From the Edge of Disaster," which includes first-person accounts of the days and weeks following Superstorm Sandy, the role that community-based organizations played in the aftermath of the storm, and recommendations and priorities for moving forward with recovery and rebuilding here.

In the second part of the show, Emily May, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hollaback, discussed street harrassment in New York and the power of the #yesallwomen hashtag.

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June 5, 2014 - Supportive Services for Veterans' Families

This week, Council Member Stephen Levin, Chair of the General Welfare Committee, discussed the importance of human services in NYC and his new role as Chair. Brian Bardell, Assistant Vice President, Specialized Housing and Veterans Initiatives, Volunteers of America, discussed a new program - Supportive Services for Veteran Families. This program helps veterans connect with services that can assist them with homelessness and other issues.

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May 29, 2014 - Nonprofit Leadership Changes and The Importance of Afterschool Programs

This week, David Birdsell, Dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs and Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Effectiveness, discussed nonprofits and increased turnover, including the number of leadership changes impacting the sector now. Nora Niedzielski-Eichner, Ph.D. Executive Director, New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN), discussed the importance of afterschool programs and a recent summit bringing together mayors and other local leaders from across the state to explore how to build and sustain high quality afterschool programs.

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May 22, 2014 - Deputy Mayor Buery on Universal Pre-Kindergarten

This week, Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, discussed his new role in the administration, the implementation of Universal Pre-Kindergarten, and efforts to improve the lives of children in New York. Norwig Debye-Saxinger, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations at Phoenix House, discussed the rising costs nonprofits face, and how the lack of cost-of-living adjustments in government contracts impacts the quality of care at nonprofits.

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May 15, 2014 - How Can We Invest in Our Social Infrastructure

This week, Jennifer Talansky, Nonprofit Finance Fund, discussed their recently released State of the Sector Survey, chronicling the challenges facing the nonprofit sector and calling out for some of the targeted investments we can make to our social infrastructure. Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, discussed the changes to the New York tax code and the importance of those changes for human services.

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May 8, 2014 - The Importance of Human Services in New York

On the May 8 premiere, New York State Senator Tony Avella, Chairman of the Social Services Committee, discussed his new role as committee chair and the importance of human services in New York; and Thomas Krever of Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to helping LGBTQ youth, discussed new advocacy initiatives and a recently launched charitable partnership with the Broadway show Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which will donate a portion of ticket sales to the organization.

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"Human Services News and Views" on WWRL 1600 AM

December 22, 2013 - Strengthening Relationship Between Nonprofit Social Services Agencies and New York City

This week, Human Services News and Views features an interview of the outgoing Commissioner Department of Youth and Community Development, Jeanne Mullgrav, and Comptroller-elect, Scott Stringer. Allison and Jeanne will discuss accomplishments, challenges, and talk about the future of youth and community development programming. Michael Stoller will talk to Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer about his plans for the office and get his thoughts on strengthening the relationship between nonprofit social service agencies and the City of New York.

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December 15, 2013 - City Council Speaker Candidate Interviews

This week, Michael Stoller and Allison Sesso interview four of the potential City Council Speaker candidates -- Dan Garodnick, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Jimmy Vacca, and Mark Weprin. Questions focus on human services policies, how s/he will engage providers, what parts of the de Blasio platform s/he supports, and what each candidate will do to ensure community-based-organizations have the resources necessary to provide quality services.

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December 8, 2013 - Addressing the Needs of New York’s Children and Immigrants and How We Can Combat Racism

Commissioner Fatima Sharma of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs talks with Allison Sesso about a recently released report on NYC's Hurricane Sandy Immigrant Outreach Initiative, which highlights the efforts of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and numerous community and faith-based partner organizations to address the needs of immigrant New Yorkers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Download Part 1 here.

Michael Stoller interviews Jennifer March from the Citizens Committee for Children about her role as an advocate, the challenges children in NYC face and how those challenges can be addressed. He also spoke with Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, CEO of the YWCA of NYC and President of Black Agency Executives, and Bobby Watts, Executive Director of Care for the Homeless, about the recent HSC "Undoing Racism" training and what the human services sector can do to combat racism in New York. Saudia Chaudrey, Customer Strategy and Business Relationships Director at New York City 311, also spoke with Stoller about the customer services provided by 311. Download Part 2 here.

November 17, 2013 - Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services: Initiatives, Accomplishments, and Remaining Issues

On this week's Human Services News and Views, Allison Sesso and Fred Scaglione interview New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, who has served in this role under the Bloomberg administration. Deputy Mayor Gibbs discusses the many initiatives she has spearheaded during her tenure, her notable collaboration with the nonprofit sector, what it's like to have Michael Bloomberg as a boss, and the major issues still facing New York's most vulnerable. Download part 1.

Allison Sesso then delves into some of the Deputy Mayor's initiatives in an interview with Ryan Murray, Associate Director of External Relations and Capacity Building within Deputy Mayor Gibbs' Management Innovation Unit. They discuss the Health and Human Services Accelerator, an initiative to streamline and simplify the procurement process for health and human services providers. Download part 2.

November 10, 2013 - Mayor Bloomberg's Plan to Fight Poverty

In the first half of the show, Kristin Morse, Executive Director of the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), talks about the City's initiative, led by Mayor Bloomberg to fight poverty. Download Part 1.

In Part 2, Peter Pierri, Executive Director of the InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, discusses the work of and the challenges facing his member agencies. Download Part 2.

November 3, 2013 - Women and the Human Services Sector and Universal Pre-Kindergarten

In the first half of the show, New York Women's Foundation President & CEO Ana Oliveira, speaks with Allison Sesso about women as philanthropists, philanthropic dollars aimed at women specific causes, and how human services assist women. Download Part 1.

In part 2, Betty Holcomb, Director of Policy for the Center for Children's Initiatives discusses the new "Road Map for Making Pre- Kindergarten Truly Universal in New York" with Fred Scaglione. Download Part 2.

October 27, 2013 - How Nonprofits Can Help After Disasters

Hear about the nonprofit sector's role in recovery efforts and how we can better meet the needs of those impacted after a disaster on this week's edition of Human Services News and Views.

Part 1 of the show features interviews with the research team at Baruch College School of Public Affairs for Nonprofit Strategy and Management and NYC Human Resources Commissioner Robert Doar.

Part 2 features an interview with Roberta Leiner, Senior Vice President of Agency Relations at the UJA-Federation of New York.

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October 20, 2013 - Homelessness and Housing policy, Senior Issues, and Campaign 4 Children

This week's Human Services News and Views features a discussion of the policies nonprofit providers and advocates are hoping for from a new mayoral administration in NYC.

In Part 1 of the show, Ted Houghton, Executive Director of the Supportive Housing Network of New York, discusses homelessness and housing policy with co-host Allison Sesso, Deputy Executive Director of the Human Services Council. Bobbie Sackman, Director of Public Policy at the Council of Senior Centers and Services, talks senior issues with Michael Stoller, Executive Director of HSC. Download Part 1.

In Part 2, Michelle Yanche, Assisstant Executive Director for Government and External Relations at Good Shepherd Services, and Stephanie Gendell, Associate Executive Director for Policy and Government Relations at Citizens Committee for Children of New York, discuss the Campaign 4 Children's policy proposals in the areas of early childhood and after-school programming with Fred Scaglione, Editor of NYNP. Download Part 2.

October 13, 2013 - Nonprofit Mergers and Strategic Alliances and Medicaid Managed Care

In the first part of the show, hear Michael Stoller interview Don Crocker, Executive Director & CEO of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, about the pluses and minuses and ins and outs of nonprofit mergers and strategic alliances. Download Part 1.

In the second half, Fred Scaglione interviews Phillip Saperia, Executive Director of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, on the opportunities and the challenges that Medicaid Redesign and the transition of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness into Medicaid Managed Care presents for the community mental health system. Download Part 2.

October 6, 2013 - The Road Ahead for New York City's Latino Community and Social Impact Bonds

In this podcast, Fred Scaglione interviews Kristin Giantris, Managing Director, Strategy & Innovation at Nonprofit Finance Fund, on the topic of Social Impact Bonds, also known as Pay for Success contracts. Allison Sesso interviews Jose Davila, VP for Policy and Government Relations at the Hispanic Federation about "La Gran Manzana: The Road Ahead for New York City's Latino Community," a policy blueprint for the next Mayor, City Council, and all City government officials. This first-ever comprehensive policy agenda for NYC's Latino community is intended to shape the debate during the current campaign season and can serve as a concrete list of demands for the new administration taking the reins in just over 100 days. Download Part 1 and Part 2.

September 29, 2013 - The New York Health Exchange and Engaging the Homeless Population in Elections

In this podcast, Allison Sesso interviews Jeff Foreman, Policy Director at Care for the Homeless, along with David Broxton, a current client, regarding their voter registration drive targeting the homeless. Care for the Homeless is one of New York City's oldest and largest providers of health care and other human services specifically to homeless people in New York City, with 34 locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, and street emergency response teams offering "street medicine."

Michael Stoller discusses the New York Health Exchange with Alice Yaker, Director of Community Outreach, New York State Department of Health. The Exchange is a new, organized marketplace that will help people get health insurance coverage. Through the Exchange, New Yorkers will be able to easily compare health insurance options and enroll in health insurance coverage through a website, over the phone, in-person, or by mail.

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September 22, 2013 - Use of Evidence-Based Program Models and the Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Michael Stoller interviews Michael Clark, President and Executive Director of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee (NPCC), and Melkis Alvarez, Associate Director for Special Programs at NPCC, about the 2013 New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards.

Fred Scaglione interviews Caryn Ashare-Norman, Chief Program Officer for Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau, about the growing trend towards use of evidence-based program models, examples of her own agency's transition to this type of service delivery, and CGSHB's new Center for Evidence-Based Implementation and Research to advance this effort.

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September 15, 2013 - Treatment for Mental illness and Substance Abuse, and Veteran's Affairs

HSC's radio show returned this past Sunday, September 15, with a new title and format.

On the premiere, David Woodlock, President and CEO of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), which assists people with mental and developmental disabilities, discussed the September "National Recovery Month" initiative and effective treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. Brett Morash, recently appointed Director of Veterans' Services at Services for the UnderServed, discussed the organization's expanding focus on meeting the particular needs of men and women who have served in our armed forces. Download Part 1 and Part 2.

We are excited about the new time slot - Sunday from 5-6pm - as well as our partnership with NYNP, which will broaden our outreach and expand our audience.



"Voices of Human Services" on WWRL 1600 AM

August 28, 2013 - Nonprofit Advocacy: Positively Influencing Government

This week, Allison Sesso's one-hour show focuses on "Nonprofit Advocacy" with an interview from Robert Egger, President and Founder of DC Central Kitchen, LA Kitchen, and Cforward and Mark Hurwitz, President & CEO of Palladia, about the nonprofit sector's ability to influence government and the potential impact of 501c3 restrictions on these efforts. A conversation with Michelle Jackson, HSC General Counsel, and Shana Mosher, HSC Senior Policy Analyst, about the rules and tools of nonprofit advocacy follows.

The show is on a brief hiatus and will be returning with a new format on Sunday, September 15, 5-6 PM. Stay tuned for details...

August 21, 2013 - Falling Through the Social Safety Net

Listen to Michael Stoller's one-hour show on "Falling Through the Social Safety Net." The first half-hour focuses on "Kids" and features Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, President & CEO of The Children's Village; Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Exectutive Director of Good Shepherd Services; and Alan Mucatel, Executive Director of Leake and Watts, talking about the vast spectrum of care provided by the human services agencies for children, with the goal of working with kids and families "from conception to career."

In the second half-hour, Frederick Shack, Executive Director of Urban Pathways, discusses the rise of homeless people and the fact that the United States has the resources and knowledge to end homelessness right now if only it could find the political will.

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August 14, 2013 - Reforming Marijuana Arrest Policy and Sandy Recovery in Red Hook

Allison Sesso talks with Gabriel Sayegh of the Drug Policy Alliance and Allison Wilkey of Youth Represent about the efforts to reform marijuana arrest policy in New York State and the impact arrests have on youth.

Michael Stoller follows with an interview of Nicole Boisvert, Director of External Relations; Reg Flower, Red Hook Community Organizer; and Kathy Gordon, Assistant Executive Director for Brooklyn Community-Based Programs of Good Shepherd Services, about their ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery work in hard-hit Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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August 7, 2013 - The Overhead Myth and Why You Should Care About New York’s Tax System

Host Michael Stoller speaks with Art Taylor, President & CEO of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Robert Siebel, CEO of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, about the "overhead myth" and why focusing on what percentage of a nonprofit's expenses go to administrative costs is the wrong way for donors to rate nonprofit performance.

In the second half, Allison Sesso, interviews Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, and Matt Ryan, Executive Director of ALIGN, about New York's tax system and why it is relevant to human services policy goals.

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July 31, 2013 - Impact of Great Recession on Homelessness and the Benefits of Council Member Items

Michael Stoller talks with Robert Robinson, once an Urban Pathways client and now a success story, about the continuing impact of the Great Recession on the record number of homeless children and families. Allison Sesso then interviews State Senator Gustavo Rivera and City Council Member Gale Brewer about the positive uses of member items and the controversies surrounding them.

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July 24, 2013 - The Fiscal Health of the Human Services Sector

Michael Stoller talks with David Rivel and Marla Simpson, new CEOs of major nonprofit human services providers, David at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) and Marla at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS). Both have impressive resumes, but we explore how being a nonprofit executive differs from other jobs -- the pleasures, the pains -- and whether or not it is a viable option for the next generation.

During the second segment, Allison Sesso interviews Anjali Deshmukh, Director, Knowledge & Communications at the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), and Ken Jockers, Executive Director of Hudson Guild, about the fiscal health of the nonprofit human services sector with a focus on the results of the NFF State of the Sector survey and how nonprofits are adapting their organizations and finances to deal with current economic conditions. Download the podcast.

July 17, 2013 - How Economic Development Can Address Poverty

Host Allison Sesso interviews Fred Scaglione, Editor of the New York Nonprofit Press, regarding the upcoming Mayoral election and the recent "Revitalize, Rethink & Rebuild Neighborhoods" Mayoral Forum. The second half features a discussion between host Michael Stoller and Kathy Wylde, CEO of the Partnership for NYC, about the Partnership's new report on NYC jobs, and how the business community and the nonprofit human services sector can work together to use economic development to address poverty in the City.

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July 10, 2013 - The Independent Sector and The American Red Cross

This week, Michael Stoller interviews the Independent Sector about their role in supporting and advocating for the nonprofit sector nationwide, with a focus on their upcoming conference-- held for the very first time in NYC! During the second half hour, Josh Lockwood, CEO of American Red Cross in Greater NY, discusses Red Cross' role in disasters, the difference between response and recovery, and why the Red Cross is always caught in the middle of people's expectations, all in the light of Superstorm Sandy.

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July 3, 2013 - Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking, and the Governor's Women's Equality Agenda

This week, Allison Sesso discusses the Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking aspects of the Governor's Women's Equality Agenda, with interviews featuring Barrier Free Living's (BFL) Secret Garden Domestic Violence Program, including President/CEO, Paul Feuerstein; Katie Webb, Assistant Director of the program; and a program participant.

Dr. Elizabeth Schnur, Chief Strategy Officer at the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), shares information on JCCA's Gateways program and her expertise of sex trafficking during the second half of the show.

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June 26, 2013 - Working with LGBTQ Youth and Disaster Response

HSC's new Radio Series "Voices of Human Services" on WWRL 1600 AM debuted last week.

Listen to the podcast here .

The show features an interview by Allison Sesso of Thomas Krever, Executive Director of Hetrick Martin Institute, talking about the organization's work with LGBTQ youth, followed by a discussion led by Michael Stoller on the disaster response efforts of faith-based human services programs in areas of New York devastated by Hurricane Sandy, with Peter Gudaitis, New York Disaster Interfaith Services; Nathan Krasnovsky, JCC of Rockaway Peninsula; and Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

Shows air every Wednesday from 11 pm to 12 midnight.