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dates will likely consume most media atten-
tion. But here at City Limits, we know a few
other stories worth telling, too.
In early August the city was headed for
court, determined to gain permission to limit its
obligations to families seeking shelter. The city's
homelessness agency says it has to turn away the
few to serve the many, but advocates aren't so
sure. As Cassi Feldman explains in our cover
story ("Cruel to Be Kind"), the brewing battle
is less likely to yield winners or losers than too
many families caught in the middle.
This is an election year after all, though, and
as candidates start to empty their war chests,
many are eyeing immigrant voters-as Mayor
"Miguel" Bloomberg can attest. But, as Carolina
Gonz:Uez reports ("Voting By Moxie"), some of
the most innovative political work being done by
immigrants doesn't require u.s. citizenship. And
City Limits is ptoud to debut a revamped book
section, fearuring a critique of the latest from the
Manhattan Instirute. Plus, the inside scoop on
bodegas fighting obesity, the scrappiest Council
races to watch, and how a basketball court
became a grand ballroom.
While reporting on New York City can be a
formidable task, reporting on developments at
City Limits and its sister organization, the Cen-
ter for an Urban Furure, is somewhat simpler.
This July saw the magazine snag some
impressive honors. Managing Editor Tracie
McMillan was named the winner of World
Hunger Year's prestigious Harry Chapin Media
Award for her cover story, "The Action Diet,"
Guly/August 2004) , detailing grassroots nutri-
tion education efforts. And ''AIDS Goes Gray,"
(February 2004), a collaboration between con-
tributing editor Kai Wright and leRoy Whit-
field, an Independent Press Association George
Washington Williams fellow, was named a
finalist in the annual National Association of
Black Journalists' awards. The article detailed
the challenges confronted by aging HN posi-
tive New Yorkers.
And big changes are afoot at the Center for an
Urban Furure. Jonathan Bowles, research direc-
tor since 1999, has been named director. Well-
known for his groundbreaking policy reports,
Jonathan succeeds Neil Kleiman, who has lefr us
for Seedco, a national community development
intermediary. In his 10 years as director, Neil
made enormous contributions here and in the
city. We wish him the best as he addresses policy
issues on a broader national canvas.
Meanwhile, the city braces for a seemingly
unsurprising mayoral election. To keep abreast of
the issues, we recommend you read the Mayoral
Policybook, a coproduction of the Regional Plan
Association, the Center for NYC Affairs at the
Milano Graduate School, and CUF. If you don't
have a copy, let us know and we'll send you one.
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Using Pratt Planning Papers and STREET magazine as
the lens, this day-long event will examine the past and
future of:
the public sector's impact on the city's built and
social form.
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citizen participation in planning.
Pratt Planning Papers and STREET magazine are records
of two crucial decades-1960s & 1970s-
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Community Development's Winding Road
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"Blight" and "Flexibility:" The lives and Times
of Two Planning Buzzwords
Fighting City Hall: Dilemmas of Citizen
Engagement in Planning
Reflecting a Moment: Media's Role in
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The city wants to limit its use of shelter for non-homeless families;
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By Cassi Feldman
Half the city's immigrant population can't legally vote, but that
hasn't kept them from taking part in politics. How the newest
New Yorkers are drawing the eye of savvy politicians.
By Carolina Gonzalez
The fight against inner-city obesity is coming soon to a
bodega near you.
By Tracie McMillan
24 Newcomers to the city are often quick to start small
businesses. An interview with urban planner Arturo Ignacio
Sanchez on the impact of these entrepreneurs.
By Jonathan Bowles
The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today
By Steven Malanga.
Reviewed by David Jason Fischer
While Tracie McMillan aptly describes our
current HRA commissioner's successes relative
to the previous administration ["Ending Work-
fare As We Know It?" Jul/Aug 2005], she paints
a rosier picture than is warranted by more
objective standards.
Take food stamps. While it is true that
enrollment in this federal program has grown
under Eggleston's tenure, it is a drop in the
bucket compared to where we should be. There
are currently an estimated 700,000 New York-
ers eligible for food stamps but not receiving
them-enrollment today is actually 25 percent
lower than in 1995 (under Giuliani).
Eggleston has also been personally chas-
tised on numerous occasions by the City
Council for failing to meet federal require-
ments in making food stamps available to
those who need them. Her failure to speak up
when our "People's Mayor" recently vetoed
three City Council bills aimed at easing the
food stamps application process was also typ-
ical. By most advocates' accounts, Eggleston's
intransigence has been an obstacle to
increased food stamps enrollment-and
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Mad Hot Ballroom
severe limitations on his New York City
housing options. But when he moved into
the Prince George, a single room occupancy
hotel, he had no idea he'd also end up with a
glamorous gig: playing piano at the reopen-
ing of irs 48,000-square-foot ballroom.
Led by Bleyer Blender Belle Architects,
the $1.5 million transformation was handled
by Alpha Workshops, a nonprofit design
fum employing people with HIV/AlDS, stu-
denrs from Brooklyn High School of the
Arrs, Parson's School of Design, Common
Ground's Foyer program for young people
aging out of foster care, and Youthbuild
USA, an alternative education program that
teaches construction skills to inner city teens.
"Everyone contributed to bringing this
space back to life, while learning from
each other in the process," says Rosanne
Haggerty, president of Common Ground, the nonprofit that runs the
hundred-year-old hotel.
The Prince George itself has had a similar metamorphosis. Once
used as an emergency homeless shelter, housing as many as 1,600
women and children, it was acquired in 1996 by Common Ground,
the nation's largest provider of supportive housing. Now, 416 formerly
homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income adults, including artists
like Doyle, call the hisroric building home, where they can see a visit-
ing nurse, take yoga classes and use the fitness room and computer lab.
For years, the hotel's magnificent ballroom was in disrepair-at
one point it was painted black for use as a basketball court. Today,
after 18 months of careful work, it boasts elegant gold-and-turquoise
painted columns that soar from its polished wooden floors to its high
ceilings. The organization plans to raise money by renting it out for
weddings, corporate functions and nonprofit fundraisers, but it will
also be used for tenants' monthly meetings, art shows and holiday
Getting to that showstopping finish took some doing. The interns from
Youthbuild, for example, had never done delicate decorative painting and
plastering, and required careful training in molding and ceramic detail. Nei-
ther was it easy for the artisans of Alpha Workshops to work with a crew of
teenagers. "We had to teach them skills, but also motivation and discipline,"
says Paul Burgos, who has worked with Alpha Workshops for rwo years. By
the end of the process, a couple of the teens became such Strong painters that
they were asked to stay on and finish painting the medallions on the ceilings.
"We are used to being only a group for people with HIV," says Ken-
neth Wampler, Alpha Workshops' executive direcror. The collaboration
resulted in an impressive final product, says Wampler. "The kids grew a
lot, " he adds. "It felt good to uansform a space."
-Rachel Breitman
These days, everyone wants a piece of the blog-
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A smart, insider-and occasionally sly-view of
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This recenr addition ro the scene, from Newsday
gives the Politicker a run for irs money with orig-
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ro the regular commenrary-sryle fare.
Afrer a belated launch, this discussion group
from the venerable anti-poverry Communiry
Service Sociery of New York has a lineup of
heavy-hitring communiry acrivists and advocates
ready to debate currenr policy issues. And it takes
comments from the peanut gallery.
Updated daily, this digest from the progressive
Drum Major Institute highlights narional news
srories relevant to New York liberals, particularly
those with an economic or social-justice orienra-
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Boasting weU-written ruminarions on local poli-
cy successes and failures, this regularly updated
feature on the homepage of the Cenrer for an
Urban Future (CLs sister organization) provides
rimely analysis and valuable conrext ro currenr
developmenrs in policy and politics.
Daily Gotham
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Not interested in blog fare? Check out these two
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Driven to Succeed
A new initiative offers young people leaving jail a
better ride. By Xiaoqing Rong
lefr jail. After a lO-month stay at Rikers
Island, Broadus, then 17, was dropped off
in the middle of Queens Plaza at 3 a.m. "!t's
pretty crazy," says Broadus. "You see recent
releasers, prostitutes, drug dealers, panhan-
dlers. It is one of those places you'd least want
to be after hours."
Juvenile offenders will soon be able to avoid
it. By mid-September, for the first time, young
releasees will be offered the option of a van ride
straight from Rikers to Friends of Island Acade-
my, a nonprofit organi-
zation that helps youths
who have been incarcer-
ated. In the midtown
office, they'll get break-
fast and be offered
counseling, education or
job training services.
And that, says pro-
gram founder Beth
Navon, executive direc-
tor of Friends of Island
Academy, could save the
city money and curb
crime, too. Currently,
eight to 10 teenagers are
dropped at Queens
Plaza each week; 60 percent are rearrested within
12 months, and each one will cost the city an
average of $60,000 a year, according to the city's
corrections department. "The most economic
way is to stop them from going back to jail.
That's what we are aiming at," says Navon.
The city has endured intense criticism in
recent years for dropping inmates at the deso-
late plaza-the transit hub closest to Rikers-
with no more than a Metrocard. The most
prominent critique came from mental health
advocates who ftled a class action lawsuit in
1999 seeking to require the city to provide post-
jail care and planning for mentally ill inmates.
The suit was settled in 2003. Additional
pressure from elected officials compelled the
city Department of Correction (DOC) to start
the Rikers Island Discharge Enhancement
program, which helps inmates work with non-
profit groups to make their post-jail plans.
Since then, several groups serving adult
inmates have started to pick up their clients
from Rikers and drive them directly to the
training program or job sites.
Bur until July, little had been done to
address the needs of teenagers, says Navon.
Indeed, New York is one of just three states
that jails adolescents and adults together; sen-
tenced inmates 16 or older share cells with
older convicts. "They don't want to go back to
the streets, they don't want to sell drugs," says
Navon. "But these are kids. They don't know
there are options."
Colin Broadus says midnight at Queens Plaza is no
place for teens.
DOC agrees that Queens Plaza in the wee
hours isn't an ideal place for teens. ''There are a lot
of opportunities particularly for young people to
cause themselves problems, and we'll bring them
back to jail," says Kathleen Coughlin, deputy
commissioner of the DOC. Bur with a tight
budget, says Coughlin, DOC hasn't had the
resources to take on the issue; Navon's van was
purchased by a grant from a private foundation.
It's looking pretty good to young people at
Rikers. After weeks of recruitment visits from
Broadus, now a case manager and outreach
coordinator for Friends of Island Academy, 40
youths have signed up. About half of them will
leave jail this summer. ''At least they won't be
dumped in the harsh environment," says
Broadus. "No kid should be experiencing that
event-the Democratic Parry primary on Septem-
ber 13-several races warrant a closer look. There
are two stats that generally indicate the strength of
a campaign: the nwnber of petition signarures
gathered to get on the ballot, which can reveal
whether the operation has a wide reach, and the
size of the war chest (a combination of donations
and anticipated matching funds). With six candi-
dates leaving office thanks to term limits and a
handful of incwnbents facing serious challenges,
there's plenty to talk about: Harlem's District 9,
the Lower East Side's District 2, Sunset Park's Dis-
trict 38. But the field narrows considerably when
you focus on neighborhood activists who've
managed to pull together competitive campaigns.
City Limits picks out the ones to watch.
Brooklyn: Distri ct 41 Ocean Hill, Brownsville
All-out war might be the best way to
describe this hardscrabble contest for Btooklyn's
only open seat. Outgoing incumbent Tracy
Boyland, derided for poor council attendance
and lackluster performance, has represented the
district since 1997; her father and brother have
represented nearby Bedford-Stuyvesant in the
state assembly since 1982. Determined to keep
the family business alive, William Boyland,
Sr.- Tracy's father, 64-emerged from retire-
ment to take on a field of 14 candidates. The
toughest challenge is likely to come from Dar-
lene Mealy, a rank-and-ft.!e union member and
community activist with heavy backing from
the influential Working Families Party. Mealy's
campaign boasted $128,000 after the mid-July
filing deadline-roughly $50,000 more than
her closest challenger, Danny King. Boyland's
donations are harder to pin down; he's declined
to participate in the campaign finance program,
and had reported only $6,700 at press time. He
still had $70,000 left in his state assembly fund,
though it's unclear how much can be used for
his council race.
Bronx: District 13 Throgs Neck, City Island, Morris Park
The crowded Democratic field jostling for
outgoing Councilmember Madeline Proven-
zano's Bronx district is topped by three candi-
dates: Joseph McManus, a union official at
Steamfitters Local 638; poli tical veteran
Stephen Kaufman, a former longtime Democ-
ratic state assemblyman; and James Vacca, a
community board district manager with a quar-
ter-century history in local civic work.
McManus's union has close ties to the party, but
Vacca was winning the nwnbers game as City
Limits headed to press: The latest campaign fil -
ings showed him with more than $300,000 in
donations and pendi ng matching funds; neither
of his rivals had broken $170,000.
Manhattan: District 8 E. Harlem, Upper W. Side and S. Bronx
As campaign season hit August, a feisty
three-way battle was heati ng up for outgoing
Councilmember Phil Reed's seat. With one-
third of the district's Democrats black and
nearly half Latino, racial politics could shape
the contest. A former leader of the revolution-
ary Young Lords Party who became a local
newscaster, Felipe Luciano narrowly lost to
Reed in 2001 and carries invaluable name
recognition. But longtime Democratic Party
insider Joyce Johnson has Reed's endorse-
ment-along with those of Upper West Side
politicos like Gale Brewer, which could help
her carry the neighborhood. Bur so far, politi-
cal newcomer Melissa Mark-VlVerito, a com-
munity activist, had beaten them both in
fundraising. Mark-Viverito's campaign is being
backed by her union, SEIU 1199, which hous-
es one of the most sophisticated voter mobi-
lization operations in the city- and successful-
ly installed Councilmember Annabel Palma in
2003. One indication of Viverito's street cred:
She blew her opponents our of the water,
reporting more than 9,000 petition signatures,
10 times what's required to get on the ballor.
Her opponents claimed roughly 3,500 each.
Queens: District 25 Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Woodside
Council member Helen Sears could have a
scrappy race against community organizer
Bryan Pu-Folkes. Mid-July filings found the
campaigns neck and neck for fundraising. Still,
Pu-Folkes, who has made a name for himself
otganizing against bias crime in the wake of
September 11, faces an uphill battle against
Sears. Not only is she the incumbent, but Sears
has some extra oomph: a 20-year history with
the county party machine and union backi ng
fueled by her successful drive to keep Wal-Mart
out of the borough .
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Firsthand: Learning to Say Gay OK
I'D NEVER BEEN AROUND gay people before I
carne to New York. I'm from Atlanta, Geor-
gia. I moved here three years ago when I was
19. Back there, if people were gay, they
wouldn't tell anyone.
My friend and I started hanging out at
[local nonprofi t] Make The Road By Walk-
ing's office because his girlfriend worked
there. After a while they asked me to help out
with things here and there. After a month,
everybody knew me.
One night they had a meeting, a homo
meeting, and I was just chilling, not being part
of it, when a guy asked me if I was gay. He was
like, "you're cute," bur I walked away. That's
what I did all the time. I didn't trust them and
kept a distance. I just walked away, or stepped
into another room. Some of them wanted to
beat me up because of that.
The staff asked me to paint the mural out-
side. I started getting used to hearing the gay
guys' stories while they were hanging out there.
When I noticed they're like me, that they like
going our any time and say what's on their
mind, I started joking back with them.
The first part of the mural is about that. I
painted figures with different shapes to show
that people seem to be different, but that's just
on the outside. When I decided to open up my
mind to them, I started getting a lot of fri ends.
I've been to gay bars, even the gay parade, and
it's cool as long as they're with me because
they're my friends.
The straight youth here started seeing me
chilling with the gay people and they were like,
"What are you doing?" After a while they start-
ed hanging out too, because they saw that I was
still straight, that nothing happened to me.
That's what it's all about when you see people
rum their backs. It's because they're afraid.
Now there's no distance anymore. That's why
it's important that people like me are here. I
put something new into their heads.
I still call Dee [a rransgender staff member]
by her man name, David, just to piss her off.
She doesn't like it. We're cool like that, you
know, we tease each other bur we know it's all
for fun.
One of my best friends, Malcolm, is gay,
and he has good taste in women. Whenever I
talk about a girl, he comes wi th good com-
ments, and he's always right. I should just let
him pick my women.
As told to Emma Holmgren
Lawrence Patrick, 22, speaks up for gay rights-
even though he's straight.
Street's Life
Before million-dollar Bed-Stuy brownstones, before city-subsidized community
gardens, mile-long street fairs, parks concerts and the very idea that U.S. cities
were places to be celebrated instead of abandoned, there was Street.
From 1972 to 1976, urban planners at the Pratt Institute Center for Commu-
nity and Environmental Development (PICCED) published Street: A Magazine of
the Urban Environment, a semiannual magazine about what city neighborhoods
were and what they could become. "The idea was: What if we look at neighbor-
hoods in a positive way?" remembers Ron Shiffman, who as PICCED's director was
the de facto publisher of the magazine.
Like its successor, City Limits, Street provided practical information to neigh-
borhood residents looking to rebuild their buildings and blocks, informing bud-
ding community development groups about government programs aiding devel -
opment, environmental improvement and employment. Some articles highl ighted
PICCED's innovative planning projects, including the first-ever mixed-use zoning
plan in New York City and a ground breaking low-income co-op. Others profiled
unsung local residents who were holding their neighborhoods together. Street was
more than a handbook; through striking graphic design as well as bold text, it cre-
ated a space to imagine possibilities for urban revitalization.
Street broadened the reach of what planning could encompass: It included
articles about food additives, terrariums, hospital
expansion, sewage (one of several reprinted from
Better Homes and Gardens) , and how to create
storage containers out of milk cartons. One cover
was a graphic screed against the Vietnam War.
The magazine was mailed to a few hundred
community and political leaders around New
York City. With no staff exclusively its own,
content came from PICCED and Pratt plan-
ners, architects and artists. "When dead-
lines for Street came up, it was ali-consum-
ing," recalls Brian Sullivan, a longtime PICCED planner who is
now a community development consultant. What made it worthwhile, he says,
was the opportunity for advocacy. "We were not only planners and architects.
We had a political point of view," he explains. "We were progressives who had
come out of the civil rights, antiwar and antipoverty movements, and we saw
the work we were doing as an extension of that consciousness. "
-Alyssa Katz
One of the nation's oldest children's services
organizations will experience its fi rst leadership
change in 24 years. Philip Colton; longtime
chief executive officer of the Children's Aid
Sociery, is retiring on October 21 after more
than half a century working for children's rights.
He will be replaced by warren "Pete" Moses,
currently executive director. Coltoff started his
career in 1956 as teen director at the Williams-
burg YMIYWCA and joined the Children's Aid
Sociery 10 years later. He was named executive
director and CEO in 1981. During his tenure,
the organization launched its signature commu-
niry schools initiative, a joint effort with the
department of education to offer in-house
health and social services in public schools. It
also made significant progress in programs
designed to provide foster care, prevent teen
pregnancy and encourage enrollment in public
health insurance. CEO-to-be Moses has worked
for the organization since 1964, and was
appointed executive director in 2002. Moses
was a key figure in the development of the orga-
nization's communiry schools program and led
the creation of its first five schools in Washing-
ton Heights.
Citizens for NYC, a neighborhood devel-
opment organization, has a new president.
Peter Kostmayer, a former congressman
from Pennsylvania and Clinton administra-
tion official, took the position in June. His
predecessor, Michael Clark, moved to the
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New
York, where he was named president and
executive director. Manhattan-born Kost-
mayer was elected to the House of Represen-
tatives in 1976 when he was only 30, serving
for 14 years before taking a top job at the
Environmental Protection Agency under
President Clinton. Before Kostmayer joined
Citizens for NYC, he was the president of
Population Connection, a Washington,
D.C.-based conservation group.
The Center for Urban Communiry Services
(CUCS) named Paul Howard its new director
of development to oversee the supportive hous-
ing organization's fundraising and external
communications. Howard had previously
worked in fundraising and program develop-
ment for several organizations. Most recently,
he was director of development for the Church
Avenue Merchants Block Association in Brook-
lyn. Howard joins CUCS at a time when the
organization is unveiling several new ptograms,
including new housing for the mentally ill and
for youth leaving foster care.
Wendy Bach, Director of the Homeless
Outreach and Prevention Project at the Urban
Justice Center, left her post in mid-July. After
four years of fighting for public benefits for
low-income New Yorkers at the UJC, including
work on the Council Access to Training and
Education (CATE) bill, Bach is taking a full
time teaching job at the Clinical Law Program
at CUNY Law School. The UJC is searching for
her successor.
Robert Radtke joined Episcopal Relief and
Development on July 5 as president. A
renowned scholar in Asian political and socio-
economic issues, Radtke was most recently sen-
ior vice president of the Asia Sociery. He also
served as vice president of the Business Council
for the United Nations. He succeeds Sandra
Swan, who retired after leading the agency for
sIX years.
- Xiaoqing Rong
F oster Care Watchdog
New York State made progress in June when
the State Assembly passed a bill calling for an
independent regulator. The bill, sponsored by
Assemblymember Barbara Clark, would create
an Office of the Child Advocate responsible for
overseeing both the child welfare and juvenile
justice systems and investigating child inj uries
or deaths.
The Child Advocate, appointed by a newly
created Commission on Children consisting of
experts in the field, would have the authoriry
to pursue a civil action against the state or
against care providers. He or she could also
recommend changes in state policies. Similar
offices in other states have led to significant
reforms, such as the closure of a troubled
detention center in Connecticut and the better
treatment of teens with mental health needs in
New Jersey.
"This office would be a huge benefit to chil-
dren and youths in New York," says Mishi
Faruqee, director of Juvenile Justice Project of
the Correctional Association of New York. "It
would be able to monitor all of the facilities
they are sent to when they are away from their
homes." The bill does not yet have a Senate
sponsor, but supporters are hopeful they will
fmd one next year.
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Stocking the Market
The city's eyeing a new tool for fighting obesity: Bodegas.
By Tracie McMillan
Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Terry "Speedo"
Moore, 43, is stopping in at the corner store for
some chips and cigarettes. Compact, muscular
and sporting a gold tooth, Moore's appearance
suggests a rocky life-and certainly not one
where fine food is a primary concern. Until he
stans talking.
Still recovering from a stomach infection,
Moore says the illness pushed him to plan his
meals more carefully. "I eat good at home. I
don't buy a lot of frozen food, and I eat a lot of
rice and beans," he says. Yet fruits and vegeta-
bles tend to fall low on his list, he says, because
decent ones are hard to come by. "Quite a few
bodegas don't keep their food fresh," he says,
leaning against a store window plastered with
ads. "This is a grimy neighborhood. We could
use some nice, fresh produce over here."
The city's health department is beginning to
agree. Obesity rates in the city's poor neighbor-
hoods are staggering, and coincide with high
incidence of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Looking for ways to counter those stats, the
department of health is considering a radical
solution: Transform bodegas-purveyors of the
high calorie, low nutrition foods that have been
faulted for fueling the obesity epidemic-into
sources of healthier foods like whole grain
breads, low-fat milk, and fresh produce.
The effort is still in the early stages of dis-
cussion, but it might be easier than adding
supermarkets to New York's densely built
neighborhoods, and could draw on the experi-
ence of earlier campaigns, like one to reduce
teen smoking. Health officials are also taking a
look at the grassroots work of community
health activists, hoping to kick it up a notch.
Says Lynn Silver, an assistant commissioner at
the health department, "Our real challenge is
trying to take this to a large scale."
on the frontlines in the battle of the bulge. In
central Brooklyn, which includes Moore's home
in Bedford-Stuyvesant, 30 percent of residents
Hakim Aldaylam carries only a small selection of produce at his 8ed-Stuy deli.
are obese, compared to 18 percent citywide;
only East New York is fatter. Though the health
department first focused on encouraging regu-
lar exercise, it's now casting a wider net, taking
on the issue of what kinds of food are available
in the city's least-healthy neighborhoods.
"The city has made a huge step," by turning
to issues of food access, says Charmaine Rud-
dock, project director at Bronx Health Reach
(BHR), a program of the federally funded Insti-
tute for Urban Family Health. A community-
based health education program, BHR started
conducting nutrition workshops with elemen-
tary school students several years ago. "The par-
ents said to us, 'You're doing all this education.
Have you taken a look at what's on the shelves
where we have to buy our food?' And they were
right," recalls Ruddock. Her group then surveyed
the contents of local stores and found that less
than half of bodegas carried fresh produce and
less than one-third sold milk. As City Limits went
to press, Ruddock's group was starring a canvass
of bodega owners to gauge interest in stocking
low-fat milk and healthy snack foods.
When the health department studied Bed-Stuy;
they got similar results. An August study found that
the neighborhood has a dozen supermarkets com-
peting against 176 bodegas. Most striking of all,
only about one-fourth of bodegas stocked apples,
oranges and bananas---compared to four out offive
supermarkets. The availability of quality food has
big implications for what residents eat: For every
additional supermarket located in a census tract, for
example, fruit and vegetable consumption increases
by as much as 32 percent, according to a 2002
American Journal of Public Health repon.
That makes a compelling argument for
encouraging local corner stores ro stock pro-
duce and other healthier foods, says Regina
Graham, an epidemiologist with the Brooklyn
District Public Health Office, and author of
the August study. "Bodegas are local and acces-
sible," she explains. "I think that bodegas
would be the way to go."
however, it needs co convince owners like
Hakim Aldaylam chat scocking healchier food
makes fiscal sense. His Aldaylam Deli on Nos-
trand Avenue already sells standard produce:
bananas, potacoes, onions, lettuce, comacoes
and lemons. But that's about as far as he's will-
ing co go. "We tried chree years ago co get apples
and oranges. It didn't sell, so we didn't keep it,"
says Aldaylam.
What does sell in his deli isn't likely co please
healch officials. "Soda, juice, deli stuff, cookies,
beer, water," lists che Yemeni immigrant. "You
sell chat every day. That's what chis neighbor-
hood buys." Besides, he adds, produce requires
far more care. "It takes an extra worker," says
Aldaylam. "Ie's coo much headache for me."
That could prove co be a common response,
cautions Carol Horowitz, an assistant professor in
healch policy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Last fall, Horowitz published an in-depch study
of che kinds of food available in East Harlem.
When researchers went to che area's 151 bodegas,
only 13 carried all five of che diabetes-friendly
foods (high-fiber bread, low-fat milk, fresh fruit,
vegetables, and diet soda) chey were looking for.
"These are small business owners who are not
making a huge profit," says Horowitz, adding
chat most bodegas buy cheir supplies from central
distribucors, most of whom do not scock healchy
foods. "If we're chinking they're going co go out
of cheir way, maybe spend more, for something
chat may not help chern make a better living,
chat's asking a lot," she says.
Yet past effortS co engage bodegas in healch
promotion have been promising, says Darlyn
Pones, marketing direccor of che Washington
Heights-based Bodega Association of che United
States, which represents more chan 7,000 bodega
owners nationwide. Previous healch initiatives at
bodegas have focused on more tangible chreats:
lead-tainted candy, contaminated cheese, ciga-
rette sales co minors.
Those successful campaigns, says Portes, did
put healch before immediate profit-bue some,
like che effort to scop selling cigarettes co minors,
threatened hefty government fines if store own-
ers didn't comply.
Adding produce may be a cougher sell, but
not impossible, says Ruddock. Researchers
found chat when chey brought up health, che
owners paid attention. "Many had an interest
because diabetes was someching chey had in cheir
family, or chey chemselves had," says Ruddock.
Though che Bodega Association has met wich
che healch department, che conversation is still in
very early stages. And chus far, owners are wary.
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When POrtes announced the project at a member-
ship meeting this spring, he says, only about five of
the 110 store owners asked for more information.
Local shoppers hope more will eventually
take the bait. "The produce thing, I think that
helps everybody," says Moore, taking refuge from
the heat inside a bodega up the block from
Aldaylam's. ''' Cause then you wouldn't have to go
to Key Food, walk 10 blocks. A lot of folks eat
home cooking. It would change a lot. "
Produce-Ing Results In Oakland
When Nathan Cheng approached corner store
owners in Oakland, California about carrying
fresh produce in their stores, he knew that the
bottom line would be king. So he tried to appeal to
their business sense. "If they can expand their
produce line, people that normally wouldn't shop
there would at least check it out," says Cheng.
Then a consultant for California Food Policy
Associates, a statewide advocacy group, Cheng
worked one-on-one with store owners to make the
transition, one of the first such initiatives in the
country. It wasn't easy. "It is a whole handling
process," says Cheng. They "need to know they're
going to be coddled from beginning to end."
But if produce isn't likely to dramatically
increase profit, according to Cheng, it's not likely
to hurt it, either. "Our culture is so based on con-
venience. If [store owners offered) the convenience
of a more extensive produce line, they could have
fruits and vegetables on a level that their commu-
nity could support," says Cheng, who's since con-
sulted with several county health departments
about replicating the model elsewhere.
Still, it's not as easy as it looks, says Mark Woo,
a policy analyst at the Alameda County Health
Department, who oversaw Cheng's work. "Initially, it
seemed to generally go well," he says. But once the
personal help stopped, says Woo, "we found that the
effect faded." The county is currently evaluating the
approach to determine what would give it more stay-
ing power.
School Market, Cheng's first convert, reveals the
program's strengths and weaknesses. located near a
grocery store, the shop originally specialized in liquor
and soda-and carried only the most basic produce:
potatoes, tomatoes and onions. W ~ h Cheng's help,
the market began to experiment w ~ h a wider range of
produce, settling on a modest array of peppers,
greens and fruit. Still, he considers it an improve-
ment to the store. "It's been doing kind of good," says
store manager Hamdi Ahmed. "It's a convenience."
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For two decades, the city housed any family that sought
shelter. Now it says solving homelessness means turning
some people away.
By CassiFeldman
Photographs by JoshuaZuckerman
very few minutes, Jacquene Miranda closes her eyes
and puts a hand on her stomach, wincing. She's hav-
ing contractions, and her husband, Angel Correa,
hovers attentively nearby.
Miranda tried to go to the hospital this morning but was-
n't dilated enough to be admitted. So she returned to the
Brooklyn homeless shelter where she and her family were stay-
ing, only to learn that their temporary placement had ended.
Now she and Correa, with two children and several bags in
tow, are back where they started a month ago, at the Emer-
gency Assistance Unit (EAU), the city's intake center for fam-
ilies reapplying for shelter.
"I hope my water breaks in there," she says, nodding
toward the s ~ , u a t brick building. "Then they' ll have to give me
a placement.
Like most people at the EAU, Miranda isn't officially
"homeless." The city has repeatedly rejected her request for
long-term assistance, saying she could live with her mother in
Bushwick. Miranda insists she can't. She pulls out a folded let-
ter, addressed from her mother to the city's Department of
Homeless Services (DHS). Carefully handwritten and nota-
rized, it concludes with one definitive line: "P.S.: Do Not Send
Them Back Here Again!!!"
DHS investigators weren't convinced; they recently found
Miranda ineligible for the third time, which is why she's at the
EAU. Though she doesn't qualify for housing, DHS will pro-
vide her with an overnight room for as long as she continues
to reapply.
Yet Miranda's last resort may not last much longer: The city
is seeking permission from the court to stop using shelter as a
safety net and turn some families away.
In January 2004, Mayor Bloomberg vowed to reduce
homelessness by two-thirds over five years. So far he's on tar-
get. The shelter rolls have started to shrink as DHS moves
Kimberly Hodge, 22, with 4-month-old
Jarque and 3-year-old Janiha, was
told to move in with her mother's
boyfriend but she says they can't. "He
wants his living room to look
like a living room," she says.
thousands of families into permanent housing.
The city is also investing in prevention, with a
$12 million HomeBase program spanning six
city neighborhoods.
But there's still a bottleneck at the EAU,
says DHS, thanks to families like Miranda's
that keep coming back. Not only do they clog
the system, says DHS Commissioner Linda
Gibbs, but they become irs victims, unable or
unwilling to fend for themselves. "Ultimately
what we want is a shelter system that provides
options to people who have no other option,"
says Gibbs.
As the city awaits the court's decision,
homeless advocates are blasting the new rule,
saying it erodes a longstanding right to shelter.
Besides, they add, it's not so easy to determine
exactly who is truly homeless.
New York has roughly 8,000 homeless fam-
ilies, but that doesn't include 120,000 more
who are living in doubled-up households.
Without leases, they are at constant risk of
eviction-and homelessness. Sometimes it's a
personality conflict, sometimes a suspicious
landlord, sometimes just a host who's tired of
stepping over mattresses on the floor.
Inevitably some, like Miranda, lose their frag-
ile foothold and turn to the city for help.
Formerly doubled-up families make up
more than half the city's shelter population.
And that poses a number of thorny questions
for local policy makers: Can the city ever meet
the demand for affordable housing? If not,
how can it figure out which families are worst
off? And what happens to the ones who don't
make the cut?
BY THE NUMBERS: How Cities Handle Homelessness By Rachel Breitman
espite advocates' woes, New York City is one of the
nation's most generous when it comes to homeless-
ness: While any family seeking shelter here now gets it, a
December 2004 survey of 27 cities by the U.S. Conference
of Mayors found that 22 had turned families away in the
past year. Fifteen required families to break up to seek
shelter. Some cities, like Philadelphia, are able to shelter
most of their homeless; others, like Los Angeles and San
Diego, have huge numbers of people living on the street.
The hot topic of late: chronic homelessness, a scourge
that the federal government has set out to eradicate with
new grants and programs. City Limits gives you a quick
look at how other cities dea I with people who have no
place to go:
New York
Region Population: 8,085,742
Sheltered Homeless: 36,448
Street Homeless: 4,395 (as of April 2005)
Sheltered Families: 8,670
Sheltered Singles: 8,783
New strategies: The city recently created six Home-
Base centers to help prevent homelessness in high-
risk city neighborhoods. They offer mediation, legal
help and temporary rental assistance.
time at the EAU, an infamous symbol of
homeless policy gone awry. For years, fami-
lies were crowded into the Bronx facility,
forced to camp on its floor overnight as their
applications were processed. Though families
no longer sleep at the EAU, they continue to
languish there, often all day, sprawled on
hard benches or clustered on the sidewalk
outside. Every evening, they haul their
belongings onto school buses that take them
to shelters. Roused at 6 a.m., they return on
the same buses to repeat the process, again
and again.
Everyone-the city, homeless advocates,
the families themselves-considers the EAU a
disaster. But no one is quite sure what will hap-
pen if and when it gets shut down.
Region Population: 2,871,499
Sheltered Homeless: 4,988
Street Homeless: 1,727
Sheltered Families: 774
Sheltered Singles: 2,337
New strategies: Combining government and private
funding, Chicago recently broke ground on more
than 700 units of supportive housing. Taking a
holistic approach, the city has also created an inter-
agency council that convenes city agencies to dis-
cuss how housing, transportation, sanitation and
public health impact the homeless.
In November, DHS opened up a new office
known as the Prevention Assistance and Tempo-
rary Housing Intake Center (PATH), reserved for
families applying for shelter for the first time. By
all accounts, it's a big improvement: Instead of the
20 hours it takes to process an application at the
EAU, at PATH it takes only six. Evenrually; DHS
plans to transfer all its remaining families to
PATH and then raze the EAU in January 2006.
It has already hired renowned architects, Polshek
Partnership, to build a $30 million replacement.
Bur DHS won't close the EAU until it has
the court's approval to limit the pool of appli-
cants. To do this, DHS wants to deny shelter
to families found ineligible within the past 90
days, unless they're in immediate danger. Oth-
erwise, notes Gibbs in her court affidavit,
PATH will be overwhelmed-and turn into
another EAU: "PATH improvements will be
undermined, and then vanish, " she writes, "as
the failed approach of the EAU is gradually
imported into a new and now high-function-
ing facility."
Advocates disagree. They say that ejecting
ineligibles could fuel the city's overcrowding
epidemic-or, worse, leave families on the
street. In 1996, then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
initiated a 24-hour lockout for families
deemed ineligible. The city was forced to
reverse the policy after three months when
families were found sleeping on the subway, in
an emergency room and in a van.
Since then, the city's process for determin-
ing eligibility has improved dramatically. DHS
reports that, over a four-month period at
PATH, 86 percent of families that qualified for
shelter were correctly identified the first time
they applied.
Bur homeless advocates cite a different statis-
tic: An estimated 44 percent of ineligible PATH
applicants who tried again within 90 days were
ultimately found eligible. That means nearly
half of repeat applicants aren't trying to bilk the
system, the advocates argue. They just aren't as
skilled at proving their need.
Pamela Yearwood, a lanky young mother
with a gravelly voice, says she's applied for shel-
ter almost 70 times over fWO years, ever since
aging out of foster care when she turned 18.
She and her fWO toddlers have become fixtures
at the EAU. "This is my life," she says. "I did-
n't choose it. "
Anthony Ramos, 28, and his family are in a
similar bind. He says they can't move into his
mother-in-law's apartment because it's too
small and they aren't on her Section 8 lease.
Once a burcher, Ramos says he's eager to work
again but now spends every day at the EAU,
trying to build his case.
Still, nearly all the applicants at the EAU
acknowledge that at least some of their cohorts aren't
homeless. So how can DHS tell the difference?
Miranda thinks the agency simply needs to
look beyond the paperwork. "If you see that I
keep coming back over the same thing, that
means that I can't stay there. I really can't stay
there, " she says. "There's no place for us to go."
Aid Society of New York, insists that most peo-
ple at the EAU are telling the truth. But that's
his job. He's represented homeless families in
litigation against the city for over 20 years.
Now he's taking on the 90-day rule.
"Any city policy initiative that has as its aim
that some families will end up on the street,
almost as a way to prove a point, is unlawful, "
says Banks, a small man with wispy brown hair
and rimless glasses.
One of Banks' earliest cases formed the
basis of a now-legendary lawsuit, McCain v.
Koch. Yvonne McCain was a 34-year-old
woman with four young children, trying to
escape her abusive husband. But when
McCain sought help, her application was ini-
tially denied.
Legal Aid's suit was based on a provision in
the state constitution that guarantees "aid, care
and support of the needy. " For single adults,
who have a shelter system separate from that of
homeless families, that clause was interpreted
in an earlier case to confer the "right to
los Angeles County
RllIion Population: 9,178,685
Sheltered Homeless: 9,875
Street Homeless: 73,4 72
Washington, D.C, Region: Philadelphia San Diego
Homeless Families (includes street
homeless):7 ,551
Homeless Singles (includes street
homeless): 63,382
New strategies: The county is direct-
ing resources at specific high-risk
groups, such as homeless people with
HIVlAIOS, drug addicts and the men-
tally ill.
Nine counties including the
District of Columbia
Area Population: 4,449,595
Sheltered Homeless: 14,357
Street Homeless: 1,087
Sheltered Families: 1,842
Sheltered Singles: 8,539
New strategies: D.C. is creating a
database to track people who cross
county lines, to determine patterns in
service use and migration.
City Population: 1,465,762
Sheltered Homeless: 6,477
Street Homeless: 176
Sheltered Families: 956
Sheltered Singles: 3,141
New strategies: Wary of expanding
emergency shelter units, the city has
created new transitional housing for
youth, victims of domestic violence
and ex-convicts. The city is also trying
to reduce chronic street homeless ness
through individualized outreach.
county population: 2,930,886
Sheltered homeless: 4,027
Street homeless: 4,7 62
Sheltered Families: 388
Sheltered Singles: 1,909
New strategies: A downtown home-
less court offers drug rehabilitation
and job training.
The Great Divide
One might assume that homelessness
rises as housing production drops, and
vice versa. In fact, it's a lot more compli-
cated. The city's shelter population
depends on three factors, explains
Patrick Markee, senior policy analyst for
the Coalition on the Homeless: The num-
ber of families coming in, the number
going out, and their length of stay in the
system. In the mid-1980s, as the home-
lessness crisis emerged, the city strug-
gled to increase production. That work
paid off: When recession hit in the early
1990s, a combination of public housing,
rental subsidies and newly created units
helped keep the shelter numbers under
control. Yet when the economy faltered
again after September 11, housing for
the homeless was in decline, hence the
rapid rise in shelter use. -CF
shelter." When Banks won McCain in 1986,
the right to shelter was extended to families as
McCain has spawned dozens of motions
and resulting court orders-permanent rules
the city must now abide by. Intended to protect
homeless families, they've also provided shelter
for ineligible applicants, as long as Banks could
prove a potential for error. "The only thing that
stood between our clients and the streets were
court orders, " says Banks. While families can
always sue, he explains, the orders make it eas-
ier to demand immediate relie
For years, that's kept the city and advocates
for the homeless at war. In January 2003, after a
rapid volley of litigation, the two sides struck an
unprecedented compromise. Legal Aid agreed to
halt litigation for two years while a Special Mas-
ter Panel analyzed the city's homeless system and
made recommendations for reform. In its sec-
ond report, the panel dealt with the issue of inel-
igibles: "Multiple applications lead to multiple
overnight placements, which compromise child
well-being, disrupt family life, and result in con-
siderable costs to the city," it wrote. The panel
suggested that DHS "develop a process for han-
dling families who are ineligible for shelter,
offering assistance to ease their transition back to
the community without shelter. "
The city had what it needed. Citing the
panel's encouragement to leave some families
"without shelter," it moved fotward with the
90-day rule. But another recommendation
proved far more significant: In January, the
Homeless Families
in Shelter System

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Preservation and Development
panel called for an end to court oversight.
Though the panelists differed on precisely
when the city should be free to proceed on its
own, the mayor heralded their announcement
as full vindication. At a February press confer-
ence, he lashed out at Legal Aid. The group, he
said, has "stifled progress for years with coun-
terptoductive litigation that has hurt homeless
families and has robbed the public of their
right to self-govern."
Banks, predictably, has a different reaction
to the panel's conclusions. Legal Aid is willing
to consider a settlement, he says, but only one
that keeps some of the court orders in place
beyond Mayor Bloomberg's term. He com-
pares it to a custody agreement in a divorce,
where the two parties can avoid court as long as
they both stick to the deal.
While he's quick to praise the city for its
reforms, Banks isn't ready to call them an
unmitigated success. It's unclear, he says, just
how well the city is helping ineligible appli-
cants "transition back to the community,"
since many still seem to end up at the EAU.
He and other advocates are also concerned
about the long-term impact of Housing Stabil-
ity Plus, the city's new rental voucher for
homeless families, which declines by 20 per-
cent each year and ends after five. "The city's
current plan is very much a work in progress, "
says Banks.
And as for the 90-day rule, Banks says it's
unnecessary considering the relatively small
number of families-60-70 at press time-
who continuously reapply. Instead, he suggests
giving these applicants more intensive help.
"Bureaucracy makes mistakes," he says.
"They're hitting a fly with a sledgehammer and
innocent children and families are getting
caught under that sledgehammer, too."
in the role of the heartless bureaucrat. Dressed
in a pink and black dress, with snowy hair cas-
cading to her shoulders, she has the soothing
presence of a social worker or favorite aunt. But
Gibbs is also a bulldog, a notoriously tough
advocate for her agency, which now commands
a $700 million budget.
When she took over DHS in 2001, Gibbs was
fresh off a major success at the Administracion for
Children's Services (ACS). During her stint as a
deputy commissioner, ACS reduced the fuster care
census from 43,000 to 28,000 and inscituted com-
munity-based preventive services that are a model
for her work at DHS.
"I don't want to be in the position four years from
now as being known as the commissioner who only
added more resources and built more beds," she told
a New York Times reporter in January 2002, shortly
after her appointment. "My goal is to see fewer peo-
ple using the shelters, not because it saves money, but
because it means they are back in their own homes. "
Three years later, her vision is partly realized.
The number of families staying in shelters has
started to drop, and fewer are walking in the door.
Under her watch, DHS has cut its use of pricey
scatter-site shelter rooms in half and moved more
than 15,000 families into permanent housing.
Gibbs says most of those changes happened only
because Legal Aid was taking a breather. Now back
under the threat of litigation, she's hit a wall.
"Court orders lock practices in place regardless of
outcomes," she says. "They put what should be a flex-
ible environment into a straitjacket." The EAU, she
explains, is a perfect
example. The city already
has a directive, issued by
the state Office of Tem-
porary and Disability
Assistance, that grants it
permission to deny ineli-
gible families shelter for
90 days, unless they can
prove they were evicted
or are in danger of
domestic violence. But
the city can't implement
the change because it
knows Legal Aid will sue.
That limitation, she
says, punishes both the
agency and its clients. "A
lot of the harm is to inel-
igible families that have a
false promise of shelter,"
she says. "We want to
deal with people in a
more humane way."
Part of that, says Gibbs, is helping clients become more self-suffi-
cient. That was one of the reasons DHS decided to stop offering Section
8, its most generous subsidy, to homeless families and instead give them
Housing Stability Plus, which is time-limited and requires compliance
with welfare's work mandates.
It's also a good reason, Gibbs suggests, to institute the 90-day rule.
Ineligible families will be directed to a resource room staffed with 16
social workers, and referred to community-based organizations.
They can also use HomeBase, a new $12 million program with
offices in six neighborhoods that, combined, produce 25 percent of the
shelter population: the South Bronx, East Tremont/Belmont, Bedford-
Stuyvesant, Bushwick, East Harlem and Jamaica. Charged with serving
400 clients per year, they offer a range of services designed to keep fam-
ilies housed.
(from above) Gilberto Jusino, Vanessa Her
mina and baby Isaiah have been in and out of
the EAU for over a month due to missing
paperwork. Dionne Harvey, 30, with (clock-
wise) Syeal, 6, Ivy, 8, Isaac, 10, Iluantisha, 12,
and Jasmine, 5 months. Harvey says they were
evicted on July 7 from their Bronx apartment
but doesn't have the documents to prove it.
HomeBase workers do exten-
sive outreach in the community,
says Tom Hameline, senior vice
president for programs at HELP
USA, which runs the East
Tremont HomeBase. Since open-
ing last winter, his office has
helped families settle arguments,
access welfare, fight evictions,
find work, or even just buy bunk
beds to make a crowded room
more livable.
Every family that avoids shel-
ter saves the city an estimated
$25,000 per year. Though leaving
families doubled-up is less than
ideal, Gibbs says, it may be
unavoidable. 'The government,"
she says, "is never going to be
responsible for building an apart-
ment for everyone who wants to
come here and live in New York. "
Banks are at polar ends of a spec-
trum, yet both essentially want
the same thing: to end homeless-
ness. And both see prevention as
a far bener tool than shelter for
making that happen.
Yet while HomeBase is clearly
meeting a need, it isn't yet reach-
ing its target population. So far
it's mostly serving older primary leaseholders, admits Gibbs, not the
doubled-up households most at risk. Many families coming into PATH
haven't even heard of HomeBase.
"The double-ups are more of a silent population," explains Hame-
line. "What they call a non-service-seeking population, and they are fly-
ing pretty much below the radar. They're not on a lease; they're not on a
mailbox; and they may not have public assistance. They may not even
have an address anymore."
Assuming they're located, New York's archetypal homeless family-a
young mother with children-may need more help than HomeBase can
offer. "If someone has a high school diploma, we can get that person a
job," says Hameline. "The problem is if you have a single-parent family
and the adult really doesn't have a vocational history. They may have to
go back to the system."
. Beth Shinn, professor of psychology at NYU, thinks a different
approach is needed, one that emphasizes permanent housing and tack-
les broader economic inequities. Her landmark 1998 study of266 fam-
ilies entering the New York City shelter system showed that unstable
housing, including double-ups, was the single largest predictor of home-
lessness, far more significant than mental illness or drug use. Five years
later, the team revisited its subjects and found that the only constant
among families that stayed housed was a subsidized apartment. 'Tm
somewhat skeptical that services alone will help," she says.
continued on page 27
aving sole responsibility for ralsmg
......... four boys has not stopped Teresita
Gaton from becoming involved in her
community. Two years ago,
(Opposite page) Marcelino
Rodriguez started out in the
PTA. This fall he'll be helping
get out the vote- even though
he can't cast one himself.
By the Numbers
J...AHllJ"Y'-!'" native tested 1 00 homes for lead
with a local community group.
been spending several afternoons a
to neighbors about asthma manage-
ment. "Some days I work, then run home to
cook lunch, then run back to do more work until
the evening, " says Gaton. "We need to do a lot
of work to improve this community. "
Yet she says her efforts can only go so far. "Nor
being a voter, it's harder to tell politicians to change
the laws," says Gaton, a permanent resident. "It is
a frustration because you know that laws are the
best way to make a lot of changes. " Her predica-
ment is strikingly common. Of the city's 2.2 mil-
lion immigrants of voting age, roughly half can
vote legally; and though tens of thousands have
completed citizenship applications, the wait ofren
stretches for years. But this disenfranchisement has
done litde to dampen political involvement for
many of the newest New Yorkers.
As the largest wave of immigration in a century
washes over New York City, the newcomers are
finding myriad alternative ways to take part in the
electoral process. "There's a . lag between demo-
graphies and citizenship, but a smart political orga-
nization will bring in people from newer immigrant
groups," says Bob Liff, a political consultant with
Half of immigrant New Yorkers can't vote. Once they can, they turn out
more frequently than thei r native-born neighbors.
Foreign-born Native-born
Total population 2.9 million 5.1 million
Adult Population 2.2 million 3.4 million
Eligible to Vote 1.2 million 3.4 million
Voted, 2004 712,000 1.8 million
Sources: 2000 Census, 2004 Current Population Survey
George Arzt Communications and a longtime
observer of city polities. "The genius of the Demo-
cratic party machine was to bring in Irish immi-
grants in the 1870s and 1880s, and Italian and Jew-
ish immigrants at the turn of the 20th century. In
the last decade or two, people from the Caribbean,
Spanish-speaking and Creole-speaking communi-
ties have been doing something similar," says Liff.
"It doesn't take a demographic genius to see that the
future of this city is in increasing the involvement of
the people who are going to be future voters."
grown, so has the understanding that voting isn't
the only way to enter the political realm.
"Whether they are able to vote or not, immi-
grants can have a great impact on political cam-
paigns," says Bill Lipton, deputy director of the
Working Families Party and long-time organizer
on the New York City political circuit. "They
can contribute money, they can volunteer, phone
bank, go door-to-door. I've seen noncitizens
deliver hundreds of votes," says Lipton, dis-
cussing recent council races. ''Any campaign not
looking at noncitizens is not doing all it can. "
That's precisely the way some in the union and
community organizing world see it. "We've always
done a lot of political work with the immigrants in
our membership," says Nelson Valdez, an orga-
nizer with the progressive SEIU Local 32BJ, which
represents building services workers in New York
and New Jersey. Undocumented immigrants are
permitted to join labor unions, and 32BJ fre-
quendy raps its members for political work regard-
less of their citizenship status- as long as they're
not performing activities, such as petition-
gathering, that require citizenship. ''A lot of com-
munities, like the Dominican community, have a
history of strong political participation," says
Valdez. "Extending that work to people outside of
our membership [and] working with community
organizations just makes sense." To wit, Valdez's
focus for this election cycle is to ramp up Latino
voter education and participation in Manhattan
with the Dominican Power Vote project, a coali-

In .....
Half of New Yorks adult
immigrant residents
can't pull the lever, but
they're influencing
politics anyway.
By Carolina Gonzalez
Dominican Power Vote
volunteers hit the street-
and register people to cast
their ballots.
tion of union and communiry organizations.
Groups that work with immigrants have traditionally
h ~ d more luck with communiry-based campaigns-and
With good reason, says Ana Maria Archila, executive direc-
tor of the Latin American Integration Center, based in
Woodside, Queens. "We've worked mostly on issues
directly related to defending immigrants' rights and get-
ting greater access to health, education, housing," she says.
"There are a lot of fronts for action, but we have to make
hard choices on how to use our limited resources." [See
"Close Up," page 23]
Political insiders increasingly view immigrant commu-
nities as resources in their own right-not for votes, but
for volunteers. In 2001, Hiram Monserrate won a ciry
council seat, defeating the Queens Democratic machine,
in part by marshaling a dedicated field operation. "We
had dozens of noncitizens coming to volunteer, to hand
out flyers, march with us at events," says Julissa Ferreras,
Monserrate's chief of staff. Without that much manpower,
says Ferreras, many campaign tasks would have been
impossible. With an operation based on one-to-one con-
tact, the final week of Monserrate's campaign took cwo
people per staircase, at five subway exits, from 6 a.m. to 9
a.m. It was a critical job-and one you didn't need a U.S.
passport to do, says Ferreras: "When you're giving out fly-
ers, no one is going to ask who's a citizen."
Indeed, volunteering is often the only way for nonciti-
zens to take parr in politics during their first decade here.
Once immigrants attain permanent residency, they must
complete a five-year residency requirement; in the five bor-
oughs, they then face the country's largest backlog of citi-
zenship applications-126,000 last year, according to fed-
eral immigration statistics. The average wait to complete the
ptocess hovers around three and a half years; immigration
guidelines aim for nine months. With such a long wait-
plus sizable populations of undocumented immigrants,
most of whom will never be citizens-some neighborhoods
have a majoriry of residents unable to vote. Becween half and
cwo-thirds of residents in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst are
noncitizens-roughly 30,000 to 40,000 people--according
to .the 2000 Census. Most are voting-age adults, since any
children born here automatically gain citizenship. In
another cwo-dozen tracts nearby, noncitizens make up
becween one-third and one-half of residents; similar dusters
dot Flushing and Astoria in Queens; Washington Heights in
upper Manhattan; and the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.
The lag time worries John Mollenkopf, a Ciry Univer-
siry of New York Graduate Center professor who has writ-
ten extensively on immigrants and politics. "It's not good
for democracy to write off a substantial chunk of our
adult population," he says, noting that half of the house-
holds in New York Ciry are headed by immigrant parents.
"How can you have so many people not represented?"
The long wait is just part of the process, says Mark
Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, a non-
profit think tank that favors immigration restriction. "A
lot of people want mass immigration without any cost,
have their cake and eat it too," he says, attributing the
delays to heightened securiry post-9/11. ''As for backlog,
you're not being disenfranchised. You're dealing with an
inefficient bureaucracy-welcome to America."
THERE IS A WAY AROUND the citizenship hustle, says Ron
Hayduk, a codirector of the Immigrant Voting Rights Pro-
ject, a national group. Locally, Hayduk's organization is
pushing for a radical expansion of the voting public: letting
noncitizens vote in local elections. "It would ... [make] ciry
politicians accountable to all the people in their district,"
reasons Hayduk. It would also resonate with a basic tenet
of American democracy, says Mollenkopf: "People con-
tribute to the tax base-they pay sales, income and prop-
erry taxes-and there's the simple logic of the American
Revolution: no taxation without representation."
That, according to Krikorian, is faulry logic. "The idea
that municipal elections are okay to give to noncitizens,
and national elections are not, assumes that someone can
be a citizen of New York but not of the country," he says,
adding that there are many ways to become an American
before casting a vote. "There are other things you should
be participating in: joining your union local, the PTA,
your local neighborhood association. All those things are
practice for participating as a full citizen when you go
through the process."
Political observers consider the concept a long shot for
New York; similar legislation considered at the state level in
2003 failed. In New York Ciry, a ciry council bill has been
drafted, but at press time it was still unnamed, and only out-
going Councilmember Bill Perkins had agreed to sponsor it.
The bill has gathered support from cwo Democratic mayoral
hopefuls, Fernando Ferrer and Virginia Fields; Mayor
Bloomberg and Democratic mayoral contender Gifford
Miller both came out againSt it. Still, says Hayduk, the idea
has gained traction in other high-immigration areas; a few
counties in Maryland, as well as Cambridge and Amherst in
Massachusetts, currently allow the practice.
Marcelino Rodriguez is hopeful that New York will fol-
low. A native of Mexico Ciry, Rodriguez came to East
Elmhurst, Queens 10 years ago. He was never interested in
politics in his home country, and did not venture into that
~ Close Up: New York Votes
A new initiative gives community groups high-tech training to push issues citywide.
ngaging immigrant groups in formal political work has always been a challenge: Most
organizations working with immigrant groups are small, community-based, and focus
on immediate needs like housing, translation services and jobs. Even when groups con-
sider pursuing formal politics, get-out-the-vote work has become a high-tech, complicated
business-a big reach for scrappy grassroots groups run on shoestring budgets.
Enter New York Votes, a coalition of about 10 unions and community groups city-
wide. Launched in June, the project aims to offer entree to local politics. "Groups who
had not in the past seen electoral politics as a priority have seen that [itl is part of
their work, too," says Gouri Sadhwani of New York Civic Participation Project, one of
the coalition partners.
Getting involved with NYVotes made sense to Andrew Friedman, executive director
of Make the Road by Walking, a prominent Bushwick-based community group that's
part of the coalition. "Seeing how all our issue campaigns eventually had to go
through elected officials, our members felt it was important to get our folks trained to
do electoral work to leverage our power," he says.
But the real hook, says Irene Tung, an organizer at Make the Road, was the potential
to make an impact outside of Bushwick. "Our members want to see how their work is
amplified on a city level," says Tung, adding that her group has traditionally done issue-
based work around city poliCies but hasn't focused on get-out-the-vote efforts. "Mobiliz-
ing 10,000 or 15,000 voters collectively with the other groups makes them feel like they're
having a real impact, not just in Bushwick but in the city as a whole," says Tung.
"City Council elections are often decided by 10,000 people," says Mike Rabinowitz,
political director at Jobs With Justice, which is backing the project. Organizers aim to
~ Come On In
recruit up to 150 volunteers across the city who will in turn organize issue-based, get-
out-the-vote work in low-turnout districts. Ten volunteers can likely reach about 1,000
residents, estimates Rabinowitz, "so you can be talking to 10 percent of an electorate
for a City Council race." The idea is to amass enough of a base to not merely raise
awareness on issues like increasing language access in hospitals and schools, but to
help voters make more informed voting decisions.
The project represents a hybrid of the issue-based work that community groups spe-
cialize in and efforts to highlight specific concerns at the ballot box. In part, the model
draws on efforts already pioneered locally by groups like the Working Families Party, which
has made neighbor-ta-neighbor contact a standard feature of its door-knocking cam-
paigns. ~ ' s also slated to use the high-tech voter outreach models typical of New York City
campaigns, which use complicated databases and constantly update voter contact infor-
mation. " ~ lets community groups do sophisticated electoral work without each making
big up-front investments for software or training," says JWJ's Rabinowitz, also an experi-
enced campaign staffer. "This lets them push issues citywide."
There's just one restriction: NYVotes, with nonprofit status, can't endorse specific
parties, let alone candidates. And that, says Bill Lipton, deputy director of the Work-
ing Families Party, inevitably undercuts its strength. "I think the biggest impact that
a project like NYVotes can have is [tol disseminate skills-learning how to work off
registered voter lists, be systematic," says Lipton. "The immediate political impact is
minimal. If it were in a battleground state, and all the immigrant voters were Democ-
rats, doing straight turnout would be very effective at getting influence. As is, it's not. "
realm here, either. He did, however, find a call-
ing in local school issues. When he and other
parents realized their elementary school didn't
have gym classes, Rodriguez helped organize a
successful campaign to change the situation.
Five groups aim to bring immigrants into the political fold, citizens or not.
"We all have to work where we are, work
within our communities first," says Rodriguez,
who has been content to remain a permanent
resident because he and his wife have thought
about returning to Mexico. But when the ciry
eliminated school boards last year, it removed
Rodriguez's only opportuni ry to vote; school
board elections were open to parents of students,
regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
The more active Rodriguez became in his
communiry, he says, the more he became
intrigued with the political process. This fall , he's
planning to go door-to-door and talk to voters
for the November elections with New York
Votes, a cirywide coalition of unions and com-
muniry groups [see "Close Up", this pagel. But
he's clear about what he'd really like to do: Cast a
vote of his own. "We need to vote to become bet-
ter integrated to our communities," he says.
"Many of us don't feel very integrated, and there-
fore feellircle responsibiliry." With only about a
quarter ofJackson Heights' residents able to vote,
he says, "the minoriry is speaking for the rest. "
Carolina Gonzalez is a Brooklyn-based
freelance writer
New York Votes
Founded: 2005
Type: Nonpartisan
People Involved: 5,000-10,000
History: Roughly 10 unions and community groups-
many of them rooted in immigrant communities-
pool resources to push issues citywide.
Dominican Power Vote
Founded: 2004
Type: Nonpartisan
Members: 500-1,000
History: A panoply of Dominican community and polit-
ical organizations join with Service Employees Inter-
national Union Locals 32BJ and 1199 to run Latino
voter identification, registration and get-out-the-vote
campaigns. Efforts will be concentrated in Dominican
neighborhoods from Washington Heights to big NYC-
emigration centers like Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
Latina PAC
Founded: 2004
Type: Political Action Committee
People Involved: 80
History: Formed by politically active Latinas who felt
limited by restrictions on nonprofit work, the group
raises money for and endorses candidates who sup-
port issues of importance to Latinas.
New York Immigration Coalition
Civic PartiCipation Projects
Founded: 2004
Type: Nonpartisan
People Involved: 3,000-4,000
History: Most recently, NYIC registered 225,000
voters in New York City for the presidential elec-
tion-but that didn't translate into new lever-
age for immigrants. "No one paid attention to
New York in 2004 because it is assumed a
Democratic stronghold and was written off,"
says Randy Quezada, who runs NYIC's civic par-
tici pation projects.
New York Civic Participation Project
Founded: 2002
Type: Nonpartisan
People Involved: 1,000-3,000
History: Housed at SEIU 32BJ, this group brings
together unions and community-based organizations
from three boroughs to conduct leadership training for
voter education, registration and get-out-the-vote
Q&A: How Important are Immigrants to NYC's Economy?
Urban planning expert Arturo Ignacio Sanchez says that immigration isn't just good for business-
it's good for neighborhoods, too.
By Jonathan Bowles
WITH NEW YORK CITY'S foreign-born population
at an all-time high-2.87 million of these
new arrivals called the Big Apple home in
2000-immigrant entrepreneurs are having
a significant impact on New York's economy
and neighborhoods. But some experts say this
could be just the beginning. To get the low-
down, the Center for an Urban Future went to
speak with Arturo Ignacio Sanchez, an urban
planner based at LaGuardia Community Col-
lege and a longtime member of Queens Com-
munity Board 3, which represents much of
Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Corona.
CUP: New York City has seen a huge influx in
immigrants over the past two decades, many of
whom have been starting and growing busi-
nesses. How important are these immigrant-
owned businesses to the city's economy?
AS: Immigrants are very important for the city,
and not just from an economic point of view.
Obviously, immigrant entrepreneurs provide a
robust multiplier effect to the local and citywide
economy. They are participating in the social
and economic revitalization of neighborhoods.
Historically, entrepreneurship and immigration
have been roads to the middle class, and I think
it continues to be the case today. But immigrant
entrepreneurship also allows entree into the
social and political process. And it becomes a
trampoline for placing the second generation on
a different trajectory.
What happens with the second generation?
The entrepreneurs' kids are going to college.
Small businesses, in this sense, are very good.
They serve as a conduit for the development of a
professional and technical subset of dynamic
individuals who possess the language and cultural
skills that reposition them ro expand local labor
markets and diversify the city's tax base. I think it
serves this city-a global city-very well that this
entrepreneurial class is sending their kids on to
college. These kids are entering the professions
with the kinds of language and cultural skills that
can make New York much more competitive.
Many of these immigrant-owned businesses
are small but could this be an area ripe for
growth in the future?
Yes. If we look at employment patterns in New
York City, it's small firms that are providing
the employment.
Is this already a part of the city's economic
devewpment strategy?
One of the things that we've seen in terms of
the general economy of New York is that most
of what public policy is all about is generating
employment and growth in particular sectors
of the economy, usually at the high end. But
we've had this massive demographic shift. The
kinds of skills immigrants bring along, and
the cultural capital, is pretty heterogeneous.
But the entry point for many immigrants is
not high-level jobs. It's-in most cases-low-
end jobs. I hear that many immigrant entre-
preneurs don't understand basic rules and reg-
ulations connected with running a business in
New York, and this often results in fines or
penalties for these businesses. Many don't
understand that reporting gains in income
over a period of time impacts your credit rat-
ing, which allows you to have access to
financing. They don't know about this
because, for many of these immigrant entre-
preneurs, they started their businesses without
having access to formal capital markets. In
many cases, something
together with credit cards and with
family support.
Is this something weal government and non-
profit organizations should be dealing with?
What I've seen is that there is very little out-
reach by community boards and local gov-
ernment to systematically and consistently
reach out to these populations. That requires
language abilities, it requires cultural sensitiv-
ity, and that just hasn't happened at the rate
that it should have happened by now. We're
beginning to see changes. For example, in
Community Board 3, much of what [current
board chair] Richard Cecere and the execu-
tive board does is based on a working
assumption that northwestern Queens is
experiencing massive demographic changes.
They see that local government must aggres-
sively reach out and incorporate our newest
New Yorkers in ways that empower them as
full participants in the city's short- and long-
term future. That's the first thing that needs
to be recognized .
Screed Is Good
A right-wing tract heralds the next big battle of American politics: Tax eaters vs. Taxpayers.
By David Jason Fischer
ANY FAN OF GENRE literature-true CrIme,
romance, Westerns-knows that there are cer-
tain conventions the form must follow.
Heroes and villains are easily recognizable;
plot twists are rarely worthy of the name;
complexity and nuance are nowhere to be
found. In recent years, the right-wing attack
screed has joined these staples of the drugstore
literature rack by offering the same level of
predictability and simplicity. The New New
Left, by Steven Malanga of the Manhattan
Institute, might lack the raw fury of other
right-wing communiques, but otherwise fol-
lows these rules to a T.
Perhaps the nice thing about genre writing
is that the author need not spell out, much less
defend, his or her core assumptions. Thus
Malanga's certitudes--corporations are good,
labor unions are bad, academics are dishonest
and vaguely fruity-go entirely unexamined.
The result is a loudmouth's catalog of grudges,
long on anecdote and argument but painfully
short on quantitative research or serious con-
sideration of the issues.
Malanga's central premise is that the political
paradigm ofleft versus right is being supplanted
by a struggle between "tax eaters" and "taxpay-
ers." It takes Malanga all of three sentences to
sound his alarm: "The vast expansion of the
public sector is finally reaching a tipping point,
giving tax eaters"-mostly public sector unions
and social service agencies-"the upper hand. "
This formulation doesn't seem so much to sup-
plant the left/right worldview as inform it with
the Manichean sensibility of right-wing direct-
mail efforts. The ensuing demonization of
union leaders, community activists, and chron-
iclers of poverty like Barbara Ehrenreich and
David Shipler does little to diminish the effect.
Though his rhetoric occasionally overheats,
Malanga isn't as far gone as some of his com-
patriots on the right-he never seems on the
verge of involuntarily letting out a Coulter-
esque bellow of Arbeit Macht Frei! And not all
of his critiques are entirely baseless: Union
heads like UFT's Randi Weingarten who fail to
balance obligations to their membership with
responsibility to the public that pays their
salaries deserve a raspberry, as do partisan
economists whose research on behalf of Living
Wage legislation Malanga skewers as dishonest,
inept, or both.
But The New New Left ultimately delivers
frustration rather than analysis or even advo-
cacy. Why is it, Malanga seems to wonder,
that while the country moves steadily to the
right big cities like New York remain proudly
liberal? Why is it that even when cities elect
nominal Republicans like Mike Bloomberg
(whom Malanga transparently loathes), redis-
tributive economic policies, however mild and
indirect, persist?
In the hands of a writer with less of an
agenda, these questions could yield a fascinat-
ing study: Though unions and social service
agencies may exert outsized influence on local
politics and policymaking, the common inse-
curities workers face as their real wages stag-
nate while corporate profits skyrocket could
help explain the staying power of big-city lib-
eralism. And the fact that unions and other
factions within the progressive coalition are
organizing, strategizing and spending to influ-
ence elections and policy-just as their long-
time business and political rivals have done for
decades-might represent a positive step in
local politics rather than a grimy thumb on the
electoral scales. But such balanced thinking
breaks the rules of the genre. Evidently unin-
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Brooklyn College professor Ness carefully
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147 pages
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organize small-scale employees like those at
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The Charter School Dust Up: Examining the
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Few debates around education have been as
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Announcing the publication of
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Building Gotham: Civic Culture & Public
Policy in New York City, 1898-1938
By Keith D. Revell; The Johns Hopkins Univer-
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In this book, winner of a North American
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Jeff Leroy, a founder and director of Good
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Though nothing surprising emerges-Leroy's
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Captured: A FilmMdeo History of the
Lower East Side
Edited by Clayton Patterson; Seven Stories Press,
Told mostly firsthand and through inter-
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Part political activism, part sexual and gender
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The History, Law, and Reform of the Community Reinvestment Act
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The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has democratized capital by bringing disenfranchised
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While Mayor Bloomberg has made housing
production a prioriry and announced plans ro
build 12,000 units of supportive housing, very
few of rhe units completed so far have been
aimed at homeless families. In 1988, rhanks in
part ro a glut of abandoned buildings rhe ciry
rook over, rhe Department of Housing Preserva-
tion and Development built or renovated 4,042
units of homeless housing. Last year, it created
just 309-rhe most since Bloomberg rook office.
Of course, the housing landscape has
changed significantly since Koch's era. The ciry
has less properry at its disposal and federal
funding for programs like Section 8 is drying
up. At rhe same time, real estate prices have
skyrocketed, making it far more expensive for
rhe ciry ro subsidize rent.
But despite her study's most tangible find-
ing, preventing homelessness doesn't necessar-
ily mean providing a free apartment for every
family that asks, Shinn explains. "Housing
problems are rhe gap berween income and
housing costs," she says. "Anyrhing you do rhat
Commitment is
narrows rhat gap helps some." Rental assistance
is good, she says, but "I wonder wherher [rhe
ciry] wouldn't be better off doing more large-
scale economic development efforts."
Arnold Cohen, president of Partnership for
rhe Homeless, a direct service and advocacy
group, agrees. Real, lasting prevention, he says,
would address rhe fact rhat income and rents
are completely out of whack. An average rwo-
bedroom now costs $1,075, more rhan rhe
entire monthly salary of a minimum wage
earner. Welfare provides a three-person family
just $400 for rent. "As a ciry we need ro rhink
larger than just the shelter system," says
Cohen. "You can't have commissioners run-
ning their own little spheres. "
Cohen considers it shortsighted to turn
families like Miranda's away. He thinks one
more year of court supervision would give
DHS time to develop a better plan for reach-
ing vulnerable doubled-up households before
rhey appear at its door. Still, he's impressed
wirh rhe ciry's progress thus far. "For 20 years it
was a battle of the wills. Now we're talking
about permanent solutions," he says. "This
isn't just the same old stuff. "
Hitza lIarraza, 26, says she and daughter Ariana, 6,
lost their Florida home in a hurricane. But she doesn't
have proof that she lived there. The city has told her to
move in with a friend on the Lower East Side, she says,
even though the two-bedroom apartment is home to six
other people.
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ACT TEAM LEADER----tenter for Altemative Sentencing & Employment
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New Settlement Apartments-full-time office manager and primalY
administrative support staff in an after-school program serving 300 chil-
dren (grades 1- 5), operating M-F, 2:30-6 pm daily, and summer day camp.
Duties include outreach, logistics management and support, coordination
and maintenance of program records, including participant database.
REQUIREMENTS: Minimum two years' administrative office experience in a
CBO serving children or a school. Computer literacy and high-school diplo-
ma. Bilingual, English/Spanish. Some college preferred. HOURS: 1O:30a to
6:30p, M-F. SALARY: Mid-$20,ooo's per year, DOE, + comprehensive bene-
fits. TO APPLY: Mail cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 PI{}-
fessional references to ASP-64 M Search, New Settlement Apartments,
1512 Townsend Ave., Bronx, NY 10452. Email:
FaX: 718-294-4085. MORE INFO, see, "new settlement
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT-fEGS is one of the largest not-for-profit
and human service organizations in the countlY with an operating
budget in excess of $200 million, 3,500+ staff. The FEGS Education and
Youth Services Division is seeking an Administrative Assistant for an out-
of-school youth program located in the Bronx. Candidate must have expe-
rience monitoring expenses, handling petty cash, serving as a reception-
ist, coordinating attendance sheets, filing, and preparing memos and
reports. HS Diploma/GEO and 4 years of administrative experience with
excellent customer service skills required. Bilingual (English/Spanish pre-
ferred). FEGS offer a competitive salalY and benefrts package. Send
resume to our HR HR Dynamics, Inc., Dept. ECS- MISS. 345
Hudson Street, 4th Floor, New Yol1\, New Yo11l10014 or fax 212-366-8555
Attn: ECS-MISS or e-mail
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- The Doe Fund,lnc; the New Yol1l City based
non-profit organization that runs the Ready, Willing & Able program for
homeless people is seeking an Administrative Assistant. Candidate must
have strong connection to the spirit of our mission, excellent interperson-
al , communication and phone etiquette skills, wol1ling knowledge of all MS
software, great organization and abilities. Ideal candidate
must have BA, 1-2 years office experience and be a self-starter. SalalY,
upper 20's with comprehensive benefits package. Please fOlWard resume
and cover letter electronically to h! EOE.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- VIP Community Services--{)ur executive
office seeks an experienced administrative professional to support opera-
tions of the President's office in this high profile position including prepa-
ration and coordination of correspondence, dictation, contracts, presenta-
tions, coordination of meetings, events, President's Calendar, assist with
supervision of the reception desk, liaise with Board of Directors and Advi-
SOIY Board members and other administrative functions. Qualified candi-
dates must possess a HS diploma and 6+ years experience, an M degree
or certificate in Secretarial Science and 4+ years related experience is pre-
ferred, current notalY public, dictation skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office
and excellent communication skills. Prior experience in legal or non-profrt
organization and English/Spanish language skill are a plus. Send resume
with cover letter, salalY histolY & requirements to: HR-4078M-0605CB,
VIP Community Services, 1910 Arthur Avenue, 6th Floor, Bronx, NY 10457,
or FaX: 718/299-1386 or E-Mail to:
Department of Homeless Services, a City agency woI1Iing in partnership
with other public and private organizations to provide temporalY emergency
shelter and support services for eligible homeless men, women and chil-
dren, seeks a director for one of our Brooklyn-based
Serving as an Administrative Director of Social Services, this individual will
oversee the facility by performing duties that include: directing
ations, ensuring that residents are provided with all mandated ser-
vices in a safe and well-maintained environment ensuring regulatolY com-
pliance, and monitoring security and fire protection services. This individ-
ual will also provide oversight and direction to many of the programs uti-
lized by residents, including those in the area of recreation, medical
services and mental Additionally, slhe will participate in the plan-
ning of policies and procedures, as well as interface with local community
boards to promote positive community relations. SalalY Range: $41,257-
$90,829/yr. Posting #: DHS 071-05-114B-794-AD. All candidates must
have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college and four years of PI{}-
responsible experience, including one year at the administrative
or managerial level in a large govemmental agency, business firm, civic, or
community organization operating in the area of social services. Fire Safe-
ty Coordinator training is a plus. For immediate consideration, send two
copies of your resume and two copies of a cover letter (indicating the aillve
posting number of the position) by May 31, 2005 to: NYC Department of
Homeless Services, Recruitment Coordinator, 33 Beaver Street- 12th Floor,
New York, NY 10004. New York City Residency is Required. The NYC Depart-
ment of Homeless Services is an equal opportunity employer.
ADMISSIONS CASEWORKER-Syosset, NY-mercyFirst, where children
can hope and families can heal , seeks a professional with a Bachelors
Degree in Social WoI1l or a related field, plus a valid NYS Driver's License
with a satisfactolY driving record. Two years casework experience in the
child welfare field or related field required. Knowledge and training in
working with children/adolescent & families including child & adoles-
cent development stages and family dynamics. E-mail resume to
h! indicating position of interest.
ASSISTANT PROJECT DIRECTOR--Mental Project, Urban Justice
Center- The Mental Project ( seeks an
Assistant Project Director to 1) develop affirmative litigation and act as
lead counsel on existing affirmative litigation, 2) manage our legal clinic
staff to ensure that we are providing the best possible service to the most
vulnerable clients, integrating social wol1l and legal wol1l effectively, and
meeting our contract reporting obligations efficiently, and 3) wol1l with
MHP staff to identify new program areas and write grant proposals under
the guidance of the Project Director to fund wol1l in those areas. Send cover
letter, resume, brief writing sample, and three references to Bill Lienhard,
Project Director, Mental Health Project, Urban Justice Center, 666 Broad-
way, 10th Floor, New Yol1l, NY 10012.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR----National Alliance for the Mentally III of
New Yol1l City (NAMI-NYC Metro}-Belp lead a highly motivated, collabora-
tive 7-person staff team working with 125 active volunteers to serve com-
munity. Responsible for intemal administration, annual fundraising gala,
membership and donations, database management etc., for NAMI-NYC
Metro, a unique grassroots advocacy organization (
For job description, contact: execdi!
Ford) Center-Responsibilities include: DEVELOP / COORDI-
NATE I OVERSEE: job / business I entrepreneurship trainings; business
incubation in food industlY; social enterprises in food / sewing / craft
industries; partnerships & programs with outside agencies. SUPERVISE
staff. IMPlEMENT program evaluations. PREPARE reports. PARTICIPATE in
fund raising and strategic planning. QUALIRCATIONS: Bachelor's degree in
business/non-profit management/related field; Program management
experience; 4-5 years business experience; communication/multi-task-
ing/problem- solving skills; Fluent SpanishlEnglish. Send cover
letter/resume: Nancy Downing, Exec. Dir., email :; faX: 718-602-3487; mail: 138 Bleecker Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11221. See for organiza-
tion's information.
American Civil Liberties Union-Associate Director of Membership for
Direct Mal1leting: The ACLU seeks an Associate Director to playa major role
in running the ACLU's growing, direct response program.
Managing three Direct Marketing Coordinators and wol1ling closely with
and vendors, this position oversees creative strategy, produc-
tion and budgeting. Qualifications: 5-7 years of proven success in the
management and growth of a direct mail membership program. Please
send a letter of interest and resume to: Geraldine Engel, Attn: [MEMU-07).
125 Broad Street, 18th Roor, New Yol1\, NY 10004 or The
ACLU is an EOEiM Employer.
ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR- The Bridge Fund of NYC seeks expe-
rienced individual to wol1l as Associate Program Director for unique home-
lessness prevention program. Good understanding of Housing Court pro-
ceedings and government benefits required. Strong writing/computer
skills and Bachelor's degree. SalalY commensurate with experience. Fax
letter and resume to 212-674- 0542.
ISlANDISTATEN York--We're over 35 million mem-
bers strong - with more joining us evel)lday - and we're the "most power-
ful grassroots organization around" according to Fortune magazine. In
New Yol1\, we're more involved than ever before. If you're ready, here's your
chance to take action and make an impact in long Island and Staten
Island. Wol1ling to ensure MRP is seen as a visible force, you will organize
membership and volunteer groups to engage in activities related to prior-
ities in the state including community service programs, education and
leaming activities, economic security issues, issues and other
advocacy campaigns. You will recruit, train and orient volunteers; conduct
volunteer recognition activities; and develop strategic and effective part-
nerships with community organizations and businesses. You will also bui ld
relationships with AARP members, educating them about issues and
engaging them in meaningful activities. Teamwol1l is important and you'll
be joining a strong partnership of staff and volunteers who are building a
dynamic presence for AARP in New York. Requires a Bachelors degree with
at least 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of train-
ing and experience, including demonstrated volunteer management exper-
tise, excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills. Travel up
to 50%. Qualified candidates are invited to apply onli ne at (see State and National Initiatives). We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity.
BOOKKEEPER---tiour Children-Part-lime---Bookeeper - pit for a non-
profit organization - Input receipts and ledger disbursments, FundEZ - will
train. Flex days/hrs. Mail or fax resume to Hour Children 36-11A 12th Street
- LI.C , N.Y. 11106 attention Johanna Flores f(718) 433-4728.
Director manages the Brooklyn office faci lities, provides leadership for the
site's new program initiatives, and implements the site's strategic plan,
while supervising staff who provide in-home case management and clin-
ical services. The Brooklyn Site Director is the primary liaison to the Man-
hattan office, and is responsible for setting up a community advisory com-
mittee, and establishing and maintaining liaisons and partnerships with
Brooklyn-based agencies. Additional responsibilities includes quarterly
reviews of case records and the preparation of monthly programmatic and
data reports. LMSW required. Visit for full job
description and qualifications. Emai l resume and cover letter with salary
requirement to
BUSINESS AHALYST---{;ommunity Development Organization-isles,a
nationally recognized nonprofit community development and environmen-
tal organization, seeks Business Analyst to assist senior staff through
strategic research, analysis, grant writing, and development activities
related to process improvements and new business opportunities. Excel-
lent opportunity for candidate interested in exposure to the range of orga-
nizational and financial issues affecting non-profit corporations. BA
degree and 1-3 years experience required; Masters degree in a related field
desirable. Salary commensurate with experience, starting $40,000. Send
cover letter and resume to Isles, Attn: Susan Valentine, 10 Wood St.,Tren-
ton, NJ. 08618.
sion is to renew the lives of homeless men and women in New York City.
We focus our efforts on the neediest and least-served of the city's indigent
population - men and women who, in addition to being without a home,
cope with mental illness and/or addiction to drugs or alcohol. We are cur-
rently seeking a Case Managerto work at our 3rd Street Men's This
is a hands-on position working directly with chemically dependent, home-
less men in a 24-hour facility. Reporting to the Department Supervisor,
duties include but are not limited to: case management for a caseload of
approximately 25-30 men; conducting 2-4 therapy/caseload groups per
week; preparing psycho-socials and developing service plans as well as
conducting individual counseling sessions; maintaining and updating
client charts on a bi-weekly basis; attending weekly case conferences. This
position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and an
excellent benefits package. To apply, please send a cover letter indicating
position and salary req's to: HR Department, Project Renewal, 200 Varick
Street, NY, NY 10014;; fax 212-243-4755.
CASEWORK NY-mercyfirst, where children
can hope and families can heal , seeks a professional with a Masters in
Social Work(MSW) & Licensed Masters in Social Work(lMSW) is required,
plus a valid NYS Drivers License with a satisfactory driving record. Two
plus years administrative supervisory related experience required. Knowl -
edge and training in working with child/adolescent & families including
child/adolescent development stages and family dynamics. E-mail
resume to indicating of interest.
Long Island, NY-mercyFirst, where children can hope and families can
heal , seeks professionals with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work or relat-
ed field; 1 year experience in child welfare/child development; excellent
organizationallwritinglverbal skills. E-mail resume to
indicating position & location of interest.
CIRCUIT RIDER--Welfare Law Center---{jational project empowering
grassroots organizations through technology, seeks individual with experi -
ence in technology and community organizing. Salary to $381<; good bene-
fits. Persons of color, formerly on welfare or low-income are encouraged.
EOE. See application requirements at: httpJIwww.lincproject.orglaboutlhir-
ing.shtml. Welfare Law Center, 275 Seventh Ave., #1205, 10001. Fax 212-
CLINICAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR-The Family Center, Inc.---{;Iinical
Services Supervisor is responsible for the administration and clinical
supervision of the clinical services and mediation program. Responsi-
bilities include hiring, training and supervising mental health special-
ists, who provide individual and/or family therapy. Additional responsi-
bilities include developing and supervising group interventions, provid-
ing clinical services to one or two families, and establishing linkages
with mental health facilities to provide a network of referrals. LCSW
required. Vi sit www.thefamiiycenter.orgforfull job description and qual-
ifications. Email resume and cover letter with salary requirement to
COAlITION del Barrio is a com-
munityorganization that assists Latino immigrants and street vendors. We
are looking for a coalition coordinator to organize meetings and events.
Previous organizing experience prefenred. Basic computer skills and profi-
ciency in at least 2 languages required (meetings conducted in English,
Spanish, Chinese and French). Rexible 10hrslper week, (meetings held
Thursday nights), Salary: $1O/hour. Send resume and cover letter to: or (212) 289-9025 (fax)
cessful applicant will coordinate media relations and manage press out-
reach for New York State Assemblyman Mike Gianaris. Writing and com-
munication skills a must. Salary mid-20's. Fax resume to 718-545-3607.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR---tiabitat-NYC seeks a Communications
Director who will develop and implement comprehensive communications
and press plans to promote Habitat-NYC and support the work of afford-
able housing advocates. 3+ years media/communications related experi-
ence and college degree required. Please email cover letter and resume to
Ann Kone at
COMMUNITY lIAISON-District Office of Elected
literate, articulate person for office of State Assemblywoman. Do con-
stituent service, conrespondence, representation at meetings in exciting
Brooklyn district. Russian language skill a plus. Some
evening hours. Must have car. Salary in $20's. Fax cover letter, resume to
718- 266-5391.
COMMUNITY of the New York City dynam-
ic City Council Member from Brooklyn is seeking to hire a Community Lia-
sion to work in the Council Member's District Office. The Community Liasion
will be responsible for handling all aspects of constituent services for the
Council Member's fascinating and diverse district. He/She will handle con-
stituent cases and complaints, represent the Council Member at commu-
nity meetings and events and share in the office administrative tasks. The
Community Liasion will also be expected to organize and manage a num-
ber of major forumsltown halls and special events throughout the district.
Qualifications: Experience in community organizing prefenred but not
required. Exceptional verbal and written skills a must. Ability to work under
pressure and to produce on a deadline. Ability to thrive in a fast paced office
environment Bi-lingual EnglishlSpanish a must. How to apply: No calls
please. Send resume and cover letter to (EOE)
Apartments-full-time organizer works with lead organizer, tenant
leaders, community residents and partner organizations to improve poor
housing conditions for families in SW Bronx. Duties include organizing
tenants in distressed buildings; supporting leadership development and
constituency building; implementing winnable neighborhood-based
campaigns; working with partners on city-wide campaigns. Require-
ments: Min. I year of grassroots organizing experience in low-income,
urban community of color; min. 2 yrs. of college; proven track record in
campaign development and implementation; bilingual English & Span-
ish. Salary: Mid-$20s to low-$30s, DOE + compo benefits, incl. 401 (k).
Start date: SummerlFail 2005. More info.: see, "new
settlement apartments." Send letter, resume and contact info. for 3
professional references to Housing Organizing Initiative, New Settle-
ment Apartments, 1512 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452. Email : Fax: 718-294-4085. EEO/M.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER-families United for Racial and Economic
Equality seeks organizer to work on innovative community retail campaign,
organizing consumers as part of communitynabor partnership to improve
wageslworking conditions for retail workers in busy Brooklyn commercial
strip. Requires social justice commitment, communitynabor organizing
experience, Spanish language skills a plus. Salary $30-32K1g00d benefits.
Send letter and resume to and
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER---Qxldard-Riverside Community Center-
West Side SRO Law Project serving tenants in single room occupancy
bui ldings (SROs) seeks full time organizer for advocacy, negotiation,
paralegal , and other assistance to SRO tenants. Duties include strategy
development, inspection of buildings, organizing both individual tenants
and groups of tenants, negotiating with landlords, advocating before
social or governmental agencies on behalf of specific tenants or on
behalf of the SRO tenant population in general, paralegal and adminis-
trative work as necessary. Organizer will carry full case load. Position
available ASf!J', Salary $30K+ depending on experience. Second lan-
guage, especially Spanish, helpful; familiarity with Central Hartem a
plus. Women and Minorities encouraged. Fax resume & cover letter to
(212) 721-1514.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER-St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation
Corp.--St. Nicholas NPC seek Environmental Community Organizer to
work with Lead Project in Williamsburg, provide outreach and education
about lead poisoning prevention and identify and recruit buildings for
remediation. Also work as team member with on other community orga-
nizing campaigns. Requires bilingual English and Spanish, excellent com-
munication skills, abi lity to understand and explain technical material.
Knowledge of Williamsburg I Greenpoint community,housing and/or envi-
ronmental issues a plus. Fax resume to Alison Cordero 718- 486-5982 or
and Clergy Coalrtion---{;omputer geek with social justice values sought
for full -time Computer Systems Administrator position at Make the Road
by Walking and Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBC-
CC). The position will work with fifty workstations total at both organiza-
tions on networking (Linux and Microsoft), sys admin, troubleshooting,
database, web, and training. Competitive salary and benefits for medi-
um sized non-profits. Send cover letter and resume to James Mumm,
NWBCCC, 103 E. 196th Street, Bronx, NY, 10468, fax 718-733-6922,
Foundation-Duties include: leading the social development of New
York mutual housing progam . See website www.parodneckfounda- (contact us) for detailed information. Send resume, salary his-
tory and cover letter to: Parodneck Search Committee, 121 Sixth Avenue,
Suite 501, New York, New York 10013 or fax: 212 431-9783 or
COORDINATOR OF URBAN Center for the Urban Envi-
ronment-llesponsibilrties CoordinatelTeach UD programming;Generate
reports; Research, write curriculum; Supervise Educators Minimum BAlBS;
experience as manager, educator(7th-l2th grade). Knowledge of urban
planning, geography necessary. strong communication skills,open-mind-
ed, flexible,energetic. bi- lingual a plus. Email (
(718-499-3750) resume/cover letter.
the largest and human service organizations in the country with an
operating budget in excess of $200 million and 3,500+ employees. The
F _E_G_S Education and Youth Services Division is seeking a Coordinator
of Curriculum and Instruction for its Career Development Instrtute (COl).
The institute houses all programs and services serving out-of-school youth
in the Division of Education and Youth Services. The Coordinator for Cur-
riculum and Instruction will provide direct instruction as well as assist in
the development of curriculum and programs to serve out-of-school youth.
The Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction will also provide supervision
to assigned staff and perform the following key functions: . Provide litera-
cy and numeracy instruction for young with a focus on skills
required to successfully pass the GED examination .. Coordinate with key
program staff to develop curriculum, activities and programs that are rel-
evant to youth's job search, employment and career goals .. Work collaro-
ratively with all staff, including case managers, job developers and out-
reach staff to connect instructional activities with employment and train-
ing goals .. Administer pre and post testing of youth assessing their com-
petencies in English and math .. Develop and maintain assess-
ments to document partiCipant progress relating to literacy and numera-
cy gains, as well as other targeted outcomes. Qualified candidates will
hold a BA in education or related field, and will have a minimum of two
years of classroom teaching experience. M.Ed. or MA in education is pre-
ferred. Candidates will also possess strong instructional technology skills,
as well as excellent organizational, written and verbal communication
skills. FEGS offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Send resume
to our HR Consultants: HR Dynamics, Inc., Dept ECS- CDIISS. 345 Hudson
Street, 4th Roor, New York, New York 10014 or fax 212-366-8555 Attn:
ECS-CDIISS or e-mail
the largest and human service organizations in the country with an
operating budget in excess of $200 million and 3,500+ employees. The
F_E_G_S Education and Youth Services Division is seeking a Program
Coordination to oversee the creative vision and daily administrative busi-
ness of a high-school based academic achievement and work readiness
program in the Bronx. New Yorll The Program Coordinator oversees and
provides leadership to the program operations of multiple school srtes. The
Program Coordinator is as a liaison between F['GS Senior Executive staff
and our partnering schools and city funding representatives. The Program
Coordinator will al so provide supervision to assigned staff and performs
the following key functions: . Design, recommend and implement innova-
tive and imaginative activities to enhance the established structure of the
program and the quality of services .. Establish relationships with com-
munity agencies and resources to further the goals of the program . .
Ensure the quality of seJVice provided to the participants meets funding
source and standards . . Coordinate, prepared and present
statistical and narrative information and reports in a fashion. Qual-
ified candidates will hold a Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred, in a
related human service discipline. Candidates will also possess knowledge
of creating partnerships with educational stakeholders, best practices in
education, strong skills in communicating urban youth populations,
as well as excellent organizational, written and verbal communication
skills. FEGS offer a competitive salal)' and benefits package. Send resume
to our HR HR Dynamics, Inc., Dept. ECS- WlPJSS, 345 Hudson
Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10014 or fax 212-366-8555 Attn:
ECS-WIPJSS or e-mail
COOROINATOR--Westchester Mediation Center-Part-Time--Westch-
ester Mediation Center located in Yonkers is looking for a part-time medi-
ation coordinator to work one day per week for 10 months beginning in
September. The coordinator will work in the Peekskill middle and high
schools assisting in program implementation. Email resume and cover
letter to Rachel pfeffer at the
subject "Peekskill School Coordinator."
the New York City Council-{lversee services, scheduling,
community affairs, communications and administrative duties of North-
em Manhattan district office. Excellent bilingual writing and communi-
cation skills required (Spanish). Salal)' commensurate with experience.
Will also consider applications for liaison, press and volun-
teer positions. Submit resume via fax at 212-227-1215 or
provider of services to homeless single adults, seeks a Deputy Director for
this $9+ million agency. An experienced professional is sought to oversee
agency's Continuum of Care programs including outreach, droll-in cen-
ters, residence, and NYINY agreement residences. Requires
knowledge of NY funders (including DMH, DMH, DHS, HUD, etc.) and their
requirements, including but not to contracts, regulatol)' compli-
ance, budgets, staffing, and operations. Masters Degree in related field
reqUired; SN preferred. Progressive management experience in a human
services organization necessal)'. Computer in MS Suite
required. Salal)' commensurate experience. EOE Resume/cover letter
to 212-736-1388 or No calls or agencies accept-
ed PlEASE.
Services, Inc-Brooklyn-Based Nonprofit providing Early Childhood Edu-
cation and Family Support, Housing Services, Youth Development, and Ut-
eracy seeks to fill the following position: The Part-Time
DevelopmentlFundraising will work the Executive Director
and Leadership Team to define, plan and implement a comprehensive
fund raising program to meet the short and long-term needs of the orga-
nization. Responsibilities include government, foundation, corporate and
individual income, as well as special projects and fund raising events. This
position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the lead-
ership Team and the fund raising committee of the Board of Directors.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree . Excellent Oral and Written Commu-
nication Skills . Minimum of 3 years nonprofIT development experience .
Must be familiar with and willing to work in team environment. Strong
organizational and interpersonal skills . Seij-motivated and exceptional
critical thinking ski ll s . Computer Proficiency. Please fax cover letter and
resume to (718) 330-0846 Attn: Operations Manager
for leadership and management of new after-
school program serving 80 children, grades K-3, opening fall 2005, oper-
ating M-F, 3-6 pm, adult staff of 10. Duties include start-up, sched-
uling, curriculum, outreach, superviSion and training, and liaison
school. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum two years' supervisol)' experience in
relevant setting. MSW, M.Ed. English/Spanish bilingual preferred. Teach-
ing experience and credential useful. SALARY: Low-mid $40,000s, DOE +
comprehensive benefITs. TO APPLY: Mail letter, resume and contact infor-
mation for three professional references to ASP-88 Director Search, New
Settlement Apartments, 1512 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452. Fax
718-294-4085. Email : MORE INFO, see, "new settlement apartments". EEO/AA.
DIRECTOR - MEN'S RESIDENCE-VIP Community Services-The Men's
Residence is a 75 bed residential program located in the Tremont section
of the Bronx that provides clinical and supportive services for males.
We are part of a vibrant and growing community service provider, VIP Com-
munity Services, a leader in the social service/substance abuse field since
1975. We seek an experienced professional to direct 24 hour operations of
this program including planning and management of policies and proce-
dures, staffing and ensuring operation is in accordance with regulatol)'
requirements. The ideal candidate will possess a Master's degree, prefer-
in social work, psychology, human services or a related field, 3+ years
experience at superviSOl)'/management level in a residential pro-
gram setting, 3+ years experience working with dependent,
HIV/Aids, MICA, etc. populations. Please send resume with cover letter,
salal)' histol)' & requirement to: HR-3030DIR-0705CB, VIP Community
Services, 1910 Arthur Avenue, 6th Fl., Bronx, New York 10457 or FAX:
718/299-1386 or E-Mail:
DIRECTOR OF for Humanity - NYC, an affiliate of
for Humanity Intemational, is seeking a full-time Director of Advo-
cacy. The Advocacy Director sets housing policy, directs citywide cam-
paigns, and organizes congregations and coalitions. All qualified appli-
cants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex or national origin. Emai l cover letter and resume to Kevin
Sullivan, Advocacy Director,
DIRECTOR OF AfTER CARE- The Doe Fund, Inc.--1lirector of After Care
leverage your skills to help end homelessness ... The Doe Fund; a promi-
nent NYC-based, established and innovative, fast-growing organization
that serves homeless people and ex-offenders is seeking a Director of
After Care to join our winning team. Job Description Create and imple-
ment an effective retention model that effectively supports and tracks
program graduates . Ensure effective service delivel)' to program grad-
uates at five sites . Manage a department of seven staff members
based out of five facilities . Enhance curriculum for graduate
meetings geared towards helping graduates to
and sustain employment, housing and sobriety . Plan events that
demonstrate to graduates the benefits of staying connected and cele-
brate their accomplishments . Generate a monthly report highlighting
employment, housing and sobriety retention rates . Effectively articulate
retention outcomes to funders . Analyze retention information to make
programmatic adjustments andlor improvements when necessal)' .
Monitor After Care Department budget . Create and maintain commu-
nity resource manuals for program graduates . Oversee the orientation
of After Care to program participants . Create and maintain systems to
track the collection of rent for participants with outside employment still
living in a program facility as well as the grant process for participants
once they move into independent housing. Qualifications Excellent
organizationaVadministrative skills . Strong interpersonal and clinical
skills . Proven ability to create and maintain effective tracking systems.
Experience working in an outcome-focused environment. Supervisol)'
experience . Proficient in Excel. To apply, send resume and cover letter
electronically to or visit EOE
City based non-profit dedicated to granting innovative housing and work
for homeless individuals to achieve lives of self-sufficiency,
seeks a Director for direct mail business, Back Office of New Yorl!. Back
Office of New York is a social venture dedicated to providing high quality
letter shop services to customers throughout New York City, while provid-
ing job training to help formerly homeless individuals re-enter the work-
force . Oversee strategic planning and growth of Back Office business
Establish and maintain client relationships Market Back Office services
and represent Back Office at business events Develop pric-
ing strategies and customer incentives Act as the liaison between Back
Office and Doe Fund operations . Develop and implement systems to pro-
mote efficiency in Back Office . Negotiate preferred rates for customers
with US Postal Service Reports to The Doe Fund's Director of Business
Development Qualifications: 3 to 5 years minimum experience in man-
agement or marketing . BA required, MBA preferred Interest in social
purpose business and homelessness Salal)': Commensurate with expe-
rience with comprehensive benefrts package. Please send resume and
cover letter to or
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT-Civic Builders--1lver the next three
years, with the support of the City of New York and our foundation partners,
Civic Builders intends to develop a 16 bui lding portfolio, which will serve
approximately 9,200 charter school students in many of New York's under-
served communities. The portfolio will require $18 million in grants. The
Development Director will work Civic's CEO to raise funds for
investment in these projects. For more information on Civic, see Interested candidates should send a resume and
cover letter to:
where children can hope and families can heal, seeks a professional with
a Masters in Social Work (MSW) & Certified Social Wor1Ier (CSW) wrth cur-
rent registration is required, plus a valid NYS Drive's Ucense wrth a satis-
factol)' driving record. 2+ years administrative /superviSOi)' related expe-
rience required. Knowledge and training in worlling wrth infantS/childlad()-
lescent & families including infant/child/adolescent development stages
and family dynamics Knowledge and awareness of the foster boarding
home and adoption mandates. E-mail resume to indi-
cating posrtion of interest.
ration- Prestigious CDC in the Bronx, wrth 30 years of experience in Proll-
erty Management is seeking an experienced Director of Funds Develop-
ment. Responsibilrties include day-t()-day funds research, writing,
and packaging proposals, supervising other proposal writers, event plan-
ners and key support staff. Must have 5-7 years experience in proposal
writing. Bachelor'S degree in English, Joumalism, or related field.
Fundraising experience is a plus. Salal)' according to experience. Email
resume and cover letter to or fax to HR at
services/advocacy organization, seeks capable leader to manage group
home for girls. Responsible for program management; & administration;
and communication relations. Ideal candidate will have knowledge of and
passion for aiding female victims ages 13 to 18 of abuse and dysfunc-
tional crisises; leadership ability wrth emphasis on advocacy, per-
suasive oral & written communication skills, administrative/organization-
al skills; ability to manage and develop others; and desire to work in par-
ticipative, team-oriented environment. Requirements: MA, MSN, or MS
preferred in related field; experience in the area of working with teens;
experience in grant writing and managing/supervising people; computer
Irteracy. Competrtive salal)' and benefits. EOE. Send or fax cover letter and
resume to: WomenRising,lnc., Attn: R. Davi s, 270 Fairmount Avenue, jer-
sey City, NJ. 07306, Fax 201-333-9305. Candidates encouraged
to review employment and WR vision sections on
Neighbors-NHN is an energetic and proven nonprofit housing organiza-
tion in Supervise staff and manage program
developmentlimplementation. Seek proven manager wITh 5+ years rele-
vant experience. Residential lending experience and bilingual ,
English/Spanish, highly desirable. Salal)': mid-40s, excellent benefits.
Visit www.nhnhome.orgfor information.
DIRECTOR OF LENDING AND FINANCE-Parodneck Foundation--1luties
Include: overseeing and supervising lending department. See website (contact us) for detailed information. Send
resume, salal)' histol)' and cover letter to: Parodneck Search Committee,
121 Sixth Avenue, Surte SOl , New York, New York 10013 or fax 212431-
9783 or
DIRECTOR OF Estate Management
Mgmt. Co is seeking a Director of Maintenance - Supervise Maintenance
staff, coordinate Hiring, Scheduling, and Preventive Maintenance pro-
grams for all project's and mechanical equip. Report to the Proll-
erty Manager and Director of Reid Operations. Conduct job performance
evaluations. Generate, assign, & track work orders and respond to emer-
gencies. Supervise apt vacate/move-ins, inventol)' control & vendor/con-
tractor relations. Experience working in union environment. Computer lit-
erate, bilingual a plus. Boiler License, Standpipe and Sprinkler Certified.
Posrtions available in Bronx, Staten Island, and good benefrts
package, salal)' commensurate with experience. EOE. Fax resume to BMHR
at 718-642-1963
ty NYC seeks a Director of Real Estate and Construction. Responsibi lrties
include: designing an annual workplan, supervising 3 project managers,
planning special building/fund raising events, securing landlbuildings
and financing for new projects, selecting development teams, evaluating
development options, monitoring construction projects and assuring that
projects are delivered on time and on budget. Applicant must be familiar
wijh real estate finance and city, state and federal funding for affordable
homeownership. Construction experience is preferable; a strong manage-
ment background is necessal)'. Mail cover letter and resume to: Carey Shea
Chief Operating Officer Habitat for Humanity - NYC 334 Furman Street
NY 11201 Or email:
children can hope and families can heal, seeks a professional wrth a Mas-
ters in Social Work (MSW) & LMSN or PhD/PsyD wrth current registration
required, plus a valid NYS Driver's Ucense a satisfactol)' driving
record. 2+ years administrative/supervisol)' in child welfare required.
Knowledge and training in working with children/adolescent & families
including child & adolescent development stages and family E-
mail resume to indicating of interest.
Parent Resource Center-Manager wrth solid experience in ser-
vices and substance abuse prevention needed to coordinate program
plannning and implementation, supervise staff, ensure contractual com-
pliance, and oversee program budgets. LMSN or related MA, BA with
CASAC considered, Sal. 55k-60k. To Email- Fax-
(212) 951-7037,
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH SERVICES-----tienry Street Settlement seeks a ded-
icated professional to manage )\luth services division, which services
over 3000 )\luth of all ages, Candidate must have an advanced
degree in human services, 15 years experience in a social services agency,
10 yrs management experience, 5 yrs experience working youth, and
strong management, communication, planning, and budgeting skills,
HSS offers a comprehensive and benefrts package, Please
mail cover letter and resume to Verona M, Jeter, Executive Director, 265
Henry Street, New York, N,Y, 10002 or email
NO PHONE CAliS PlEASE, For information about our programs
and employment www,henrystreelorg,
opment, Inc,-{;reate and oversee new to assist older students at
Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Oay High School planning and
skill-building needed to pursue college and career, Manage partnerships
with corporate partners, other service providers to deveiop
new post-graduate Align with school 's academic
performance targets, Phase in year-round employment program, Proven
ability to develop )\luth who may need transitional supports is essential,
second language helpful. Some evening and occasional Sunday hours,
Send cover letter and resume to laurasrebnik@cdi-ny,orgASM'.
EDUCATION COORDINATOR-The Doe Fund Inc" an innovative social ser-
vice organization providing job training, education and hous-
ing to homeless individuals, seeks a full time adult education coordina-
tor, Job responsibilities include hiring and supervising educators; coordi-
nating educational classes, tutoring, and testing; meeting with directors,
case managers, and trainees; making referrals to outside agencies; order-
ing educational supplies; and reporting about the status of the depart-
ment through reports and meetings, Candidates must have coordinating
experience and training in education, Salary commensurate with
experience with a comprehensive benefrts package, Please forward
resume and cover letter to Human Resources, The Doe Fund, Inc" 341 East
79th Street, NY, NY 10021; fax to (212) 570-6706 or e-mai l to hr@doe,org
or apply at www,doe,org, Please respond ASM'. EOE
EDUCATION ORGANIZER-Northwest Bronx and Clergy
Coalition seeks Education Organizerto organize parents to improve pub-
lic schools, Emphasis on leadership development, collaboration, and
direct action, Requires social justice commitment, organizing experi-
ence, and Spanish language skills, Salary $30-40 K with good benefits,
Send letter and resume to james,mumm@nwbccc,net and

Fund, Inc,---4.everage )\lur skills to help end homelessness",The Doe
Fund; a prominent NYC-based, established and innovative, fast-growing
organization that serves homeless people and ex-offenders is seeking an
Educational & Vocational Training Coordinator to join our winning team,
Job Details Track trainee progress in education and vocational training
through frequent communication internal department
heads, program directors and educators and external training providers,
Work with job development staff to link trainees' educational &
vocational training accomplishments with meaningful employment
opportunities, Present education and vocational training processes to
staff and trainees at staff meetings, house meetings, orientations and
other sessions, articulate educational and vocational train-
ing cornponent mission and outcomes to funders and potential employ-
ers, Create and maintain a report on educational and voca-
tional training participation a focus towards outcomes,
information in quarterly report to make programmatic adjustments and/or
improvements when necessary, education and vocational train-
ing budgets, Maintain and update relevant manuals, Specific to Voca-
tional Training Component Implement a standardized vocational train-
ing component in five program facilities, Manage vocational training
application and interview processes, Coordinate the scheduling of both
classroom based and on-the-job trainings, Research and update voca-
tional training offerings to best Itt trainee career goals and interests, Spe-
cific to Education Component . Supervise part-time educators in five pro-
gram facilities, Supervise part-time TABE test administrator, Coordi-
nate volunteer tutors and off-site tutoring program, Maintain inventory
of educational materials for all five facilities, Qualifications Excellent
organizational skills, Proven to create and maintain effective
tracking systems, Experience working in an outcome-focused environ-
ment. Strong communication and presentation skills, Experience
coordinating and supervising, Background in education, Atten-
tion to detail. Proficient in Excel. Salary commensurate experience
comprehensive benefits package, EOE. Please send resume and
cover letter electronically to hr@doe,org or www,doe,org,
EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST- The Doe Fund, Inc,-l.everage )\lur skills to
help end homelessness",The Doe Fund, a prominent NYC-based, estab-
lished and innovative, fast-growing organization that serves homeless
people and ex-offenders is seeking an Employment Specialist to join our
winning team, Full time based at Harlem 1 (travel to other facil-
required); Reports to Director of Job Deveiopment Job Details Obtain
full-time permanent employment for formerly homeless men
and ex-offenders, identify potential employers, employment
and vacancies in employment fields that match partic-
pants' skills and backgrounds, communicate the of
working the Ready, Willing & Able program and participants to
businesses, Work with education and vocational training coordi-
nator to link participants' educational & vocational training accomplish-
ments meaningful employment Target businesses,
large and small, and obtain to entry-level hires,
Work participants' to resolve their legal barriers to employment by
providing referrals to obtain rap sheets and certificates of relief, etc,
Provide participants' a range of job search services, including
resume writing and interview preparation, Qualifications Bachelor's
degree, At least 3 years experience in related field, Proven to
and maintain employer relationships, Experience working in an
outcome-focused environment. Strong communication, both oral and
written, Strong presentation and networking skills, to
ending homelessness and criminal recidivism, Salary commensurate
experience with comprehensive benefrts package, EOE. Please send
resume and cover letter electrunicallyto hr@doe,org or www,doe,org,
ESOL Settlement-Settlement house seeks FIT
and PIT ESOL teachers for immigrant adult literacy classes, Bilingual in
Spanish and Chinese a plus, FIT with generous benefits, Send resume to
Michael Hunter, Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002,
fax (212) 420-0934, e-mail
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT-fflC Ma)\lr's Office-The Ma)\lr's Office to
Combat Domestic Violence seeks an Executive Assistant and Recep-
tionistllntake Specialists for NYC's first Family Justice Center - a
domestic violence one stop center, Proficiency with Word and Outlook;
NYC residency required wfl90 days, Exp, working in social service or city
agency preferred, Sal $35-45K. Submit 1 pg cover letter, resume, and 3
refs to S, Lyman, Ma)\lr's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, 100 Gold
St., 2nd F1" New York, NY 10038, The Ma)\lr's Office and the of NY
are an EOE.
EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR-The New York Roentgen Society, the second
oldest radiological society in the States, is a regional medical
membership society based in New York members include radiolo-
gists, radiation oncologists and physicians in training, The NYRS is seek-
ing an Executive Coordinator to oversee all administrative aspects of the
Society including educational program coordination, continuing medical
education (CME) documentation, membership application processing,
Executive Committee meeting participation and basic fiscal oversight.
Excellent organizational and communication skills required, Work from
home with a flexble work schedule, the ( and
resumes via e-mail
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-{;LUSTER, a Yonkers-based not for proltt com-
organization serving throughout Westchester Coun-
ty, seeks an Executive Director to direct successful mental
mediation, youth, and development programs, CLUS-
TER has an annual budget of $4.1 million and 120 employ-
ees, The candidate should be an effective team builder, have experience
administering services and possess the leadership
and communications skills to develop and cany out a strategy for expand-
ing CLUSTER's diverse programs and services, strengthening internal
structure, and broadening funding base, Minimum qualifications: a
BAIBS degree (Masters preferable), minimum of 8 years administrative
experience in urban or similar organizations, excellent
written and oral communications skills, familiarity with computers, bud-
geting and grant-seeking experience, Competitive salary + excellent ben-
efrts, Send resume and 3 references to: Steve Force, CLUSTER, P.O, Box
1248, Yonkers, NY 10702, An EOE employer,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-The Emmanuel Economic Develop-
ment Corporation seeks a strategic, analytic and creative thinker to serve
as executive director to develop and manage all aspects of community,
faith- based economic development programs in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
and Bedford Stuyvesant. Must have economic development and entrepre-
neurial management experience in nonprofrt sector; experience working
with boards and volunteers; fundraising and budgetary experience; and
excellent public speaking and writing skills, Send a letter of interest,
resume, and salary requirements to: [CEDC Search Committee clo Sup-
port Center for Nonprofit Management, 305 Seventh Avenue, 11th floor,
NYC, 10001-6008 or to nnag@supportctr,org
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-The Environmental Grantmakers Association
(EGA), an organization of over 350 members, seeks an energetic, creative
candidate as Executive Director, a leadership with Significant
organizing, management, planning and communication responsibilijies,
EGA's vision is one of an informed, diverse, collaborative network of effec-
tive grantmakers supporting work toward a sustainable world, Require-
ments: Bachelor'S Degree or equivalent; excellent communication skills;
leadership experience within a complex organization; innovative
approaches to problem solving; an understanding of philanthropic foun-
dations and of nonprofrt finances and budgeting; and a to
environmental issues, Domestic travel required, salary
and excellent benefits, As an EEO employer, EGA strives to develop a rich-
diverse workplace, Applicants should send complete resume and cover
letter by August 31st, 2005 to: info@scherman,org or EGA Executive
Search, K.W,Mumion and Associates, Inc" 50 Park Avenue - 17C, NY, NY
EXECUTIVE Street Settlement-llA degree w/ 3 yrs
exp, or AA degree w/ 5 yrs experience managing and supervising an
office, Must have excellent oral, written and proofreading skills, Must be
organized, detail oriented w/ ability to work under
pressure, manage calendar, files, e-mails, written correspondence
and board minutes, Support working board of directors and staff,
Proficiency with Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, Lotus Notes and Inter-
net Research, experience necessary, Salary commensurate w/experience,
Send Resume to: Verona Jeter, Executive Director Henry Street Settlement
265 Henry Street New Yorl\, NY 10002 Email. ca99@henrystreelorg (No
phone calls)
Mediation Center of CLUSTER---Westchester Mediation Center Oirector
seeking mature individual excellent computer, organizational, and
communication skills, 5 years experience in office management. Bilingual
(Eng/Span) a plus as is a Bachelor's Degree, Email coverletter and resume
to westchestermediation@yahoo,com attention Jenny Besch,
FALL BUSINESS OFFICE Futures-lntem-*This is
an upaid Join one of New York most non-profits,
City Futures, an organization devoted to rethinking, reframing and
improving the debate around Futures comprises an
urban affairs news magazine that has explored the issues that matter to
New Yor1I neighborhoods for almost 30 years and Center for an Urban
Future, a think tank that fuses joumalistic reporting techniques with tra-
ditional policy analysis to produce in-depth reports and workable policy
solutions on the critical issues facing Business Office Interns will
work the Associate Publisher and the Executive Director to
streamline the operations of this ever-evolving organization, Specif-
ic duties include marileting and distribution research, preparing promo-
tional materials, filing, and database maintenance, Candidates must be
proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel a plus, H}-15hrslweek. This is an
unpaid but can be used for Find out more about the orga-
nization at and www,nycfuture,org,Pleasesendacover
letter, resume, and writing sample to Tariqah Adams, Administrative
Assistant, No phone calls please,
Case Coordinator works with Program Director
conducting initial outreach, creating assessment tools, processing
forms, assisting with program and evaluation design, and launching
implementation, Case Coordinator assesses families' situations and
makes appropriate linkages including assistance regarding entitle-
ments and benefits, finding employment, job training programs,
accessing insurance, For families assessed most at-risk of
homelessness, Case Coordinator conducts more intensive case man-
agement The Case Coordinator creates connections with agencies
and local organizations to meet wide range of social service needs, Will-
ingness to take on variety of diverse roles and essential. MIN-
IMUM QUALIFICATIONS, ' 5 years Case Management experience, MSW
preferred - Master's and/or extensive experience considered , Experience
conducting assessments with families to determine strengths and
needs; . Capacity building cross-agency partnerships and relationships
with government agencies Bilingual Spanish a plus , Knowledge Cen-
tral Brooklyn resources Experience with low-income fami-
lies, Excellent communication skills , Manage wide range of tasks ,
Resources/RG Common Ground 505 Eighth Avenue,15th Floor New Yorl\,
NY 10018 Email: rgerber@commonground,org Fax: (212) 389-9313
AffairslHunter College liberly Partnership Prugram--l'art-lime-Super-
vision and collaboration with program and school staff, Reports to Exec-
utive Director and Program Director. Master's degree in Social Worl\, New
Yor1I State certification, Supervision in Fieldwork Instruction (SIFI) certifi-
cation, supervisory, school based and work with children and families
experience preferred. Please mail, e-mail or fax )lJur cover letter and
resume to Kathryne Leak, EdD, Project Director, Hunter College Liberty Part-
nership Program, 695 Park Avenue Room 1036 East, New York, NY 10021,
e-mail or fax 212.772.4880.
rary-field Operations Coordinator needed for progressive grassroots City
Council Campaign to organize door to door effort, maintain database, and
accompany candidate in the field. Minimal political experience needed.
Paid position through September 14, 2005. Call (917)733-7736 or email
FINANCIAL ANALYST HOUSIN&-Lutheran Social Services of NY, serving
New Yorkers in time to make a difference for 120 years, seeks an experi-
enced, highly motivated individual to serve in its Housing Services Divi-
sion. The qualified person will have a SA, BS in Finance or Accounting OR
5 to 7 years of progressive experience in the field of Supportive Housing.
Experienced applicants should have hands-on skills at administering all
phases of DHS, DoHMH and HUD funded contracts. Experience at working
with tax credit reporting will be considered a plus. The Financial Analyst -
Housing is responsible for ensuring that the agency provides timely and
accurate financial reports and documents to intemal departments as well
as to extemal sources. LSSNY offers a competitive salary and full time
benems with this position. Interested parties should contact the Vice Pres-
ident for Finance via fax at (212) 870-1102. LSSNY is an equal opportuni-
ty employer.
profrt organization has excellent career oppty. CFO with a min of 5 years
executive level exp in finance and management with staff. Develop fnan-
cial controls, produce financial reports & statements, manage accting
staff, work directly with CO/Board of Trustees. To qualify)IJU must have
MBNMPA in Business Accounting or Finance. 10 years of executive-level
financial exp & be PC proficient. Strong knowledge of govemment con-
tracts, not-for-profit report filings, & 403B/401k expo Competitive com-
pensation & excellent bnfts. Send confidential resume, which MUST
include sal reqmnts, to
FISCAL DIRECTDR-New York State Black Gay Network seeks
Finance/Administration Director. $lmillion, 9 positions, 2 locations.
Responsiblities:fiscal operations;office systems. Experience: 5yrs. , non-
profit, budgeting, GAAP/accounting, govemment contracts, cashflow, fund
reporting, FundEZ, cost allocation, outcome funding. Qualities: organiza-
tional fit, leadership, judgment, teamwork, muai-tasking. Salary:$50Ks.
where children can hope and families can heal, seeks a professional with
a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or /t&I with atleast 3 years Foster Care
experience. Must have and maintain a valid NYS driver's license with sat-
isfactory driving record. Knowledge of child development, experience in the
field of child welfare preferred; knowledge and desire to employ teaching
skills; computer skills necessary, preferably knowledge of Windows based
programs. MS Word preferred. E-mail resume to indi-
cating position of interest.
FRONT DESK non-prof-
it housing org. seeks wkdaylwknd on- call front desk staff, various loca-
tions in west midtown for all shifts. Answer phones; control bldg. access,
type letters, data entry, filing; COMPUTER SKILLS A MUST (MS Office). $10
per hour. E-mail:fd@Clintonhousing.orgorfax,212-967-1649
vention Program seeks caseworker to do Crisis Intervention with
teenagers and their parents in Spanish, English. BSW or Equivalent
required. Salary commensurate with experience. Resume to: Derek V.
Schuster SCAN New York 207 East 27th Street New York, NY 10016 or
Fax: 212-683-2695
TOR. NYS Tenants & Neighbors seeks person to run grassroots fundraising
program (direct mail, telemarketing, etc.), edit newspaper, and manage
web site. Required: demonstrated excellent writing and editing ability;
commitment to grassroots organizing; ability to track and analyze infor-
mation. Cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Jumaane D.
Williams, NYS Tenants & Neighbors, 236 West 27th St, 4th Floor, New York
NY JOool. Fax 212 619-7476. Email
FUNDS DEVELOPMENT Community Housing Corpora-
tion-Prestigious CDC in the Bronx. with 30 years of experience in Prop-
erty Management is seeking an experienced Funds Development Special-
ist. Responsibilities include obtaining request for proposals and grant
applications, writing, editing, and packaging proposals and event plan-
ning. Must have 3-5 years experience in proposal writing. Bachelor's
degree in English, Joumalism, or related field. Fundraising experience is a
plus. Salary according to experience. Email resume and cover letter to
jroundtree@mbdhousing.orgorfaxtoHR at 718-542-7694
Unioo--GOL Member Services Coordinator: The ACLU is seeking an individ-
ual experienced in gift processing and customer service to oversee all
aspects of member services for its monthly giving program, the Guardians
of Uberty. This person will manage member services, including direct mem-
ber contact and cuaivation, and coordinate processing of gifts. Qualifica-
tions: Minimum of three years experience processing fundraising
retumslhandling customer service, servicing donors. Minimum of one year's
project managemenVsupervisory experience. Please send a letter of interest
and resume to: Geraldine Engel, Attn: [MEMU-18], 125 Broad Street-18th Fl.,
New York, NY 10004, or The ACLU is an OElM Employer.
GRANT WRITER-The Doe Fund; the New York City based non-prom orga-
nization that runs the enormously popular Ready, Willing & Able streeI-
cleaning, paid work program for homeless people is seeking a Grant Writer.
The successful applicant will join a team of fundraising professionals
committed to raising $1.5 million annually from foundations and corpora-
tions. Responsibilities include writing proposals, reports and related
materials, developing relationships with foundation and corporate offi-
cers, and prospect research. Candidates must have a BA, plus experience
writing. Fundraising experience and established relationships with foun-
dations and corporations is a plus. We welcome writing experience in jour-
nalism, marketing or creative writing. Candidates must be a hands-on
self-starter with strong analytical skills; be highly successful in generat-
ing new prospects; and have excellent communication skills. Salary is
competitive and based on qualifications, and includes a comprehensive
benefits package. Please forward resume and cover letter electronically to or visit oE.
GRANTS MANAGER-I'ratt Area Community Council seeks a Grant Writ-
ing Associate to draft and submit proposal requests and reports to private,
corporate, and govemment funding sources. Works with Director of Oper-
ations and Programs to develop fundraising strategies. Req'd: Bachelors
Degree, 2 years grant writing experience, familiarity with New York
StateiNew Jersey Common Application, excellent writing, communication
skills. Send resume, two writing samples to PACC, Attn. Grant Writing
Associate, 201 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205; email; fax 718.522.2604.
opment Corporation (BSDC) is seeking a Homeownership Counselor and
Marketer. Responsibilities: Provide individual counseling to prospective
homebuyers from application through contract signing. Develop and coor-
dinate educational workshops. Market BSDC's counseling services and
educational programs. Pre-qualify applicants for competitive mortgage
products. Market BSDC's available properties. Qualifications: Bachelors
degree. At least two years demonstrated experience in homeownership
counseling or sales. Strong quantitative and analytical skills. Self-starter,
computer literate with excellent communication skills. Salary: Commen-
surate with experience. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements
to maininfo@bsdcorp.orgor(718) 573-6874. Women, people of color and
neighborhood residents are strongly encouraged to apply. oE.
HOUSING Mediation Center of CLUSTER,
Mediation center seeking a housing coordinator. Will
work in courts and in MI. Vemon Office to assist clients facing eviction. Will
work with Dep't of Social Services and other community-based organiza-
tions. H.S. diploma required. Must own car. Send covertetter and resume
to attention Mary Rowson.
HOUSING SPECIALIST (F/r}-Housing Works, Inc. a large community
based services non-profit organization, is seeking an individual with at
least two years of experience, working in the capacity of a Housing Spe-
cialist and providing case management services to underserved popu-
lation. Responsible in assisting people with HIV/AIDS in locating inde-
pendent or supportive housing programs in NYC. Excellent communica-
tion and organization skills are required. Bachelor's degree in Human
Services or Social Sciences and proficiency in Spanish are preferred. We
offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please email )lJur resume to: OE
provider of services to homeless single adults, seeks an HR
GeneralisVBenefits Specialist for its 200 employee agency. A
people/detail-oriented professional will perform orientationibillingladmin-
istration for benems; do new hire packeVorientation and processing;
recruit non-1!Xempt staff; manage ABRA, MS Suite/other databases. BA
min. w/experience. Resume/cover 212-736-1388; No calls/agencies please.
IMPACT PROGRAM DlRECTOR-f'hoenix House-Seeking IMPACT Pro-
gram Director to manage and expand intensive adolescent after-school
outpatient substance abuse program. Individual to oversee manage-
ment and clinical operations. Credentialed social worker (LMSW,
CASACIMA, or licensed clinical psychologist). Management and clinical
experience with adolescents. Knowledge of substance abuse, adoles-
cent development and group process. Marketing experience required.
Therapeutic community experience preferred. Please forward resumes:
INSTRUCTORS - BRONX - FIT-fEGS is one of the largest heaah and
human services organizations in the country with a budget in excess of
$200 million and 3000+ employees. Our Developmental Disabilities divi-
sion is seeking professionals to fill our Day Habilitation Programs located
in the Bronilinstructors - Bronx - Fff: Provide instruction, supervision and
support to individuals with disabilities in the areas identified in their ser-
vice plans, in a classroom setting, in a group setting, on an individual
basis. BA in human services field and one year experience working with
individuals with disabilities. Driver'S license required. FEGS offer a com-
petitive salary and benefits package. Send resume to our HR Consuaants:
HR Dynamics, Inc., Dept. 00- DHSISS, 345 Hudson 4th Floor, New
York, New York 10014 or fax 212-366-8555 Attn: DD-DHSISS or e-mail
sgsmalls@hr- OE, MlFIDN.
JOB DEVELOPER-liartem YMCA Transitional Housing Program-Seek-
ing an experienced Job Developer to service on-site special needs popula-
tion (homeless) with their vocational and educational goals. Must have a
strong background in job skills assessment and job placement. Must have
own resource job data bank. Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, ener-
getic and have the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
Applicant must possess a Bachelor's Degree and have three years experi-
ence as a Job Developer. Excellent benefit package. Send cover letter and
resume. Contact: James Haynes, /t&I Harlem YMCA Transitional Housing
Program 180 West 135th Street, 3rd Floor New York, New York 10030
JOB OEVELOPER- The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is
seeking an empll1jment specialist with experience in job development.
Assist community residents seeking jobs. Must be highly motivated, ener-
getic, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and proactive self-
starter. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. Competitive salary and benefits.
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Senior Vice President
for Human Resources, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, 63
Flushing Avenue, Unit 300, Building 292, Third Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT-PAYROLL-Center for Urban Community Ser-
vices--Responsibilities:lnput and transmission of payroll data to ADP;
reconcile payroll data with GIL. bookkeeping, serve as liaison between fis-
cal department and agency programs/units on payroll issues. Require-
ments: BA in Accounting, Finance or related field or HS DiplomaiGED and
six years of relevant experience. Note: For applicants without college
degrees, every 30 college credits eamed may be substituted for one year
of experience. A minimum of three years experience in payroll processing
with a payroll vendor (ADP, Paychecks, etc.) required. Demonstrated skills
and experience with automated payroll and accounting software as well
as database and spreadsheet software. Strong customer service skills
required. Send resume and cover letter by 9/16/05 to
Please include salary requirements. Competitive salary and benefits.
CUCS is committed to workforce diversity. Eo.
LEGISLATIVE ANALYST-NYS Association for Affordable Housing-
NYSAFAH, the trade association for the for-profit affordable housing devel-
opment community, seeks a candidate to review proposed NYS and NYC
legislation which may affect the finanCing, construction, or operation of
affordable housing. Thecandidate will work with housing professionals and
elected officials to assess proposed legislation and through interviews and
other research develop position papers for the organization. The candidate
must have excellent interpersonal communications skills and exceptional
writing ability. Please email resume, writing sample, and salary require-
ments to bemie@nysafah.orgorfaxthem to 718-4342-2400.
Initiatives, one of NYC's top gov-
ernment and public affairs consulting firms is looking for a Legislative
Assistant. The incumbent will : track/analyze City legislation/regula-
tions; monitor meetings and hearings of the City Council ; prepare
reports; draft client testimony; interact with Council and Ma)IJral staff,
City departments, and clients; outline goalslformulate strategies for
client legislative efforts. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; computer
competence in Windows and all Microsoft Office applications; internet
search abilities; some familiarity with web site managemenV MS Front
Page. Good writing, research and analytical skills. High-level interper-
sonal skills a must! Salary: $28-30,000; basic benefits. Email resumes
to Vincent Montalbano, President at, or fax to
(212) 587-0667.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT-NYS Assembly-Chairman of Assembly
Housing Committee seeks motivated self- starter to work in busy district
office. Responsibilities include: llPress and community outreach
2)Organizing community coalitions 3)Coordinating policy in designated
issue areas. BA required. Spanish speaker preferred. Email resumes to
LOAN PROCESSOR-Parodneck Foundation-Outies Include: assist in
making affordable loans to senior homeowners, consumers victimized by
predatory lenders, and cooperatives. See website www.parodneckfounda- (contact us) for detailed information. Send resume, salary histo-
ry and cover letter to: Parodneck Search Committee, 121 Sixth Avenue,
Suite 501, New Yor1\, New York 10013 or fax: 212 431-9783 or
MANAGER, OPERATIONS-in Motion, Inc.-Operations Manager-
inMotion, Inc., a nonprofit women's legal services organization, is hir-
ing a Manager of Operations to work in our Manhattan and the Bronx
locations. We are seeking a candidate with previous experience in
facility management and volunteer recruitment. Responsibilities:
Manage the physical facilities and ensure the general upkeep of the
Manhattan and Bronx offices, manage and execute general opera-
tions activities for all departments, and coordinate volunteer recruit-
ment and staff orientation. Fax or Email resume and cover letter to
Nancy Nagourney, Director, Finance and Operations, inMotion. Fax:
(212) 695-9519 or Email: InMotion
is an equal opportunity employer.
MEDICAl ASSISTANT-Brooklyn, NY-mercyFirst, where children can
hope and families can heal , seeks a professional with a High School Diplo-
ma or Equivalent and Medical Assistant certification. Must have and
maintain a valid NYS Driver'S License with a satisfactory driving record.
Minimum 2 years related experience with excellent knowledge of medical
terminology, type a minimum of 45 wpm; very proficient in Microsoft Word;
very good working knowledge of Excel; knowledge of Access and/or other
Microsoft application a plus. E-mail resume to hr@mercyfirstorg indicat-
ing position of interest.
NYC APOllO CAMPAIGN DlRECTOR-Urban Agenda is a research, poli-
cy, and advocacy organization affiliated with organized labor. Urban Agen-
da is the facilitator of the NYC Apollo coalition. The Campaign Director
must have extensive experience developing campaigns and working with
govemment, labor, and community-based organizations. Full job descrip-
tion and information about NYC Apollo available at
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Jeremy Reiss
at, or via fax at 212.827.5955.
OFFICE COORDINATOR- Center for Cultural Judaism-Secular Jew-
ish organization seeks coordinator for small and busy office. Posi-
tion includes some clerical. College degree, attention to detail,
excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and
computer literacy required. Mac experience helpful. Salary mid-20s
to 30k + benefits. Fax resume and cover letter, 212-564-6721 or
email . info@culturaljudai
ON-SITE PROPERTY MANAGER----tHDC---Drgnzd/energetic!multitask
oriented. 3-5 years property mgmt expo a must. Sprvse stff of 6. Knowledge
of affordable housing prfrd.(Sec 8 & UTHC compliance a +), Ability to work
independently. Salary $33-38K annual + 1bed apt wi utilitiesiphonelClV
included. E-mail or Fax:212-
lage Society for Historic Preservation-Dynamic neighbomood historic
preservation organization seeks to fill a position whose duties include
office administration, membership/community outreach, special events &
educational programming, volunteer management. Will work closely with
Executive Director and Board on substantive projects. Position offers an
excellent non-profit management opportunity. Please go to
m for full listing.
Tenants & Neighbors seeks organizerto work with ten-
ants in federally subsidized buildings. Required: commitment to empow-
erment of low-income people; ability to translate complex issues into
understandable terms. Helpful : bilingual EnglishlSpanish. Resume and
cover letter to Jumaane Williams, Tenants & Neighbors, 236 West 27th
Street 4th Floor, NYC 10001. Fax 212 619-7476. Email
Organizatioo-ldentifyeligible tenants for permanent supportive housing for
special needs. Develop referral sources; monitor vacancies, develop wait list;
conduct open houses; collaborate with on- site staff. Must have: relat-
ed field; 3+ yrs. expo with special needs (homeless, HIV/AlDS, drug abuse,
mentally ill); knowledge of housing, eligibility; excellent written, communica-
tion & computer skills; willing to travel; No. Manhattan office. Bi-lingual a+.
$43K & benefits. Fax letter of interest and resume to: (212) 781-6193. EOE.
PIPV PROGRAM OIRECTOR-Public!Private Ventures (PIPV), a
national leader in designi ng and evaluating workforce development
strategies, has reopened its search for a Program Director at Working
Ventures, located in NYC. A perfect opportunity for a social entrepre-
neur .... someone with drive, savvy and outstanding communications
skills. The successful candidate will : develop and deliver training
workshops and technical assistance to workforce organizations; cre-
ate a network of leading practitioners across the country; oversee the
business dimensions of the program's growth, including budgeting
and contract negotiation; and ensure a system of evaluation for con-
tinuous program improvements. Required skills: minimum 5 years
experience in workforce programs; excellent public speaking, work-
shop delivery and writing skills; master's degree in related field; will-
ingness to travel extensively. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits.
P/py is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply: Send resume and
salary requirements no later than August 31st to the following. NO
PHONE CAllS. tnc@nonprofitconnection.orgorP/PYProgram Director
Search 50 Broadway - Suite 1800 NY, NY 10004
PLANNING COORDINATOR-Cypress Hills Local Development Corpora-
tion----tHLDC seeks a planning coordinator to guide the planning and
start-up of "Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep," expected to open in Sep-
tember 2006. School curriculum will focus on social justice, commu-
nity service and Latino/Caribbean studies and offer college preparato-
ry courses. Hours are flexible, according to candidate's needs. Respon-
sibilities: Facilitate school planning by engaging educators, parents,
youth and CHLDC staff in planning committee; Maintain relationship
with college partner and draft MOU; Research curricula, and other
academic resources; Identify consultants in key academic areas; Coor-
dinate school space and opening with NYC DOE; Recruit students.
Requirements: Commitment to school miSSion; Experience with high
school teaching and administration; community organizations; man-
aging complex projects, and youth development; Bachelors degree;
Bilingual EnglishlSpanish preferred. Salary commensurate with expe-
rience. Submit resume to Andrea Soonachan, Planning Team Coordi-
nator, Fax: 212-678-3091
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE-Public Interest Projects is seeking a highly orga-
nized multi- tasker knowledgeable in the US immigrant rights field with
foundationlnonprofrt experience to provide program/administrative sup-
port for two projects: the Four Freedoms Fund and American Dream Fund.
For more information visit: httpJ/www.idealist.orgiorgsl40313:l25#jobs
PROGRAM COORDINATOR- Lincoln House Outreach's service pro-
gram for resident cooperators provides support services for seniors
in the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) at 303
West 66th Street in Manhattan. Services range from professional
social work programs of case management and case assistance to
educational , recreational and cultural activities. Requirements
include MSW; evidence of previous successful experience with
seniors in target audience. Responsibilities include supervision of
Outreach support staff; identifying volunteers and program partici-
pants; community outreach; liaison with cooperative's Board of
Directors and Building Management as well as DOROT, our service
provider. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Fax
resume and salary requirements to Evelyn Rich at 212-780-0410 or
212-874-7047 or call 212-780-2035.
PROGRAM COORDIHATOR-long Island, NY-mercyFirst, where children
can hope and families can heal, seeks a professional with a Masters in
Social Work (MSW) & LMSW with current registration is required or a
licensed psychologist, plus a valid NYS Drive:r's License wirth a satisfacto-
ry driving record. 2+ years administrative superviSO!}' related experience
required. Knowledge and training in working with child/adolescent & fam-
ilies including child/adolescent development stages and family dynamics.
E-mail resume to indicating position of interest.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR- Youth Supportive Housing- Supportive
housing for youth aging out of foster care with focus on jobs, housing
and social stability. Direct and supervise: program development; all
staff; skills workshops; recreational, educational and cultural events.
Outreach prospective tenants for interviews and selection; liaison to
ACS and foster care agencies. Collaborate with tenants on goalslplans;
case recording; specialize in hard to engage tenants. Requirements:
MSW; mininum 5 years experience with foster care, homeless, at risk,
MICA/CAM I youth; patience, creativity, excellent communication, writing
and computer skills. $45K+, benefits. Fax letter and resume to: 212-
828- 3004. EO.
nity House-Progressive, cutting edge settlement house in Queens
seeks experienced directors for start-up of innovative education,
employment and social development program for older youth. Director
is Senior Staff position reporting to Assistant Executive Director. Strong
collaboration, organizational and supervisory skills required. Resumes
to: SWFHCH, 108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 or email
PROGRAM MAHAGER---tiudson Guild----tooking for a dedicated and
energetic youth specialist who loves teens to coordinate and imple-
ment engaging education, recreation and employment activities for
teen program. Provide daily supervision of staff and coordination of
program. Assist in collection of necessary documentation for program
evaluation. Qualified candidates must have BA and 2 years experience
in curriculum development, supervision, program coordination/man-
agement & educational leadership; coordinating & fostering collabo-
ration are relevant skills; evening hours. Salary commensurate with
experience plus benefits. Please send resume to: Human Resources,
Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th St. , NYC, NY 10001; Fax: (212) 268-9983;
PROGRAM MAHAGER-5yosset, NY-mercyFirst, where children can
hope and families can heal, seeks a professional with a Master's Degree
in related field plus 2 years experience in youth work or Bachelor's Degree
related field plus 5 years in Residential Care. Must have and maintain a
valid NYS Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record. With Master's
Degree, 2 years experience in youth work required. Wrth Bachelor's Degree,
5 years in Residential Care required. E-mail resume to
indicating position of interest.
PROJECT ASSISTANT-Mental Project, Urban Justice Center-
The Mental Health Project ( seeks a Project
Assistant to provide general clerical and organizational support,
including assistance with fundraising, collect and organize data on our
cases, report to government agencies, and improve our system for
doing so, assist the Project Director with financial reporting, and orga-
nize and improve the resources available to our clinical staff. Salary
$28-40k DOE. Send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and 3
references to Bill Lienhard, Urban Justice Center, 666 Broadway, 10th
Floor, NYC, NY 10012.
steading Assistance Board-Background: The Urban Homesteadi ng
Assistance Board supports affordable housing and self-reliance by
organizing, developing, and supporting low-income resident-controlled
housing cooperatives. Since 1973, UHAB has assisted in the creation
and preservation of over 1,200 buildings providing home ownership
opportunities for about 28,000 households. UHAB's activities include,
advocacy, organizing, classroom and on-site training, direct technical
assistance, development consulting, development and sponsorship of
new co-ops, and services to member co-ops that include bookkeeping,
insurance, bulk purchasing, newsletters and seminars. Our activities
reflect our self-help approach and primarily consist of the rehabilitation
of vacant and abandoned multi-family buildings through sweat equity
homesteading program, the conversion of these buildings to affordable
cooperative ownership and the provision of services to ensure their
long-term sustainabi lity. We also provide assistance to agencies and
groups in other cities and countries wishing to build upon UHAB's expe-
rience and undertake similar projects and programs. UHAB's work is
carried out at our main office in Lower Manhattan and two site offices
(in Harlem and downtown Brooklyn) by 35 dedicated support and pro-
fessional staff members. Responsibilities: The Member Services Project
Associate at UHAB has primary responsibility for the delivery of infor-
mational and money-saving services to member buildings. Services
that the Member Services Associate will work on include: Growth and
Expansion of Existing Programs: Bulk purchasing of fire and liability
insurance, resulting in better coverage and significant costs saving to
co-ops . Bulk purchasing of heating oil and natural gas, which also
results in better service and considerable cost savings . Publ ication of
a quarterly newsletter, both in print and on-line . Upgrading a number
of on-line services such as a digital library of manuals and forms use-
ful to co-ops, and a resource directory of service providers from lawyers
to plumbers. Developing New Programs The establishment of a mutu-
al insurance company, owned and governed by its co-op subscribers, to
replace our current insurance program. This is a chance to be involved
at the beginning of a non-profit business venture that could improve
the quality and cost of insurance for our members . Planning and
implementing programs and services that address the legal needs of
the co-ops. Qualifications: The successful candidate must be an entre-
preneurial self-starter interested in the providing services aimed at
increasing the sustainability of low-income co-ops that also generate
income to support UHAB's general work. Spanish speakers are strongly
encouraged to apply. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate
that he or she: . Is dedicated to finding creative ways to create and pre-
serve affordable housing cooperatives . Enjoys working directly with
leaders and residents of low-income co-ops . Is an innovative com-
municator that is interested in outreach and committed to the growth
of Members Services . Has excellent writing ski lls . Has an interest
in non-profrt business ventures . Is an excellent "multi-tasker" who
can keep track of a number of simultaneous projects and deadlines .
Is detail-oriented, organized, consistent, motivated, and positive . Has
excellent computer skills and database experience. Salary: $31,365,
depending upon qualifications and experience. Application: Send a let-
ter and resume to: UHAB 120 Wall Street, 20th Floor New York, NY 10005
Fax: (212) 344-6457 More Info: UHAB is an equal opportunity employer.
City-lSNY-Bronx is seeking a Project Coordinator with MSW/CSW to
supervise and assist in the development and management of a newly
created Center that is located at the Bronx Landlord- Tenant Court. The
coordinator is responsible for overall functioning, monitoring and opera-
tion of day-ta-day activities for the court-based Center and administra-
tive supervision of all personnel. Fluency in Spanish prefenred. For further
information regarding this position please go to our website: EOE
PROJECT MANAGER-fifth Avenue Committee-fAC's Housing Develop-
ment unit seeks a Project Managerto coordinate several affordable hous-
ing development projects, loan closings, tenant relocations, and con-
struction monitoring. Requirements: 3 years experience in housing devel-
opment, strong knowledge of underwriting and construction process.
Resume and cover letter due f&JP to:
where children can hope and families can heal, is seeking professionals
with a NYS Licensure as PsychiatriC Nurse Practitioner. DEA License. Must
have and maintain a valid NYS Drivers License with a satisfactory driving
record. Licensure as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. E-mail resume to indicating position of interest.
Assisting with all aspects of the purchase and disposition of proper-
ties. Conducting real estate research, due diligence, and financial
analysis of the projects.Preparing applications for government and
non-governmental sources of project financing. Assist in the selection
of professionals including architects, engineers, brokers, appraisers,
attorneys, general contractors and other consultants.Managing pro-
fessional consultants to keep projects on schedule and up to Quality
standards.Attending and directing project development and con-
struction meetings. Creating and administering development project
schedules. Managing financial aspects of projects incl uding process-
ing funding requisitions, authorizing payments to vendors, and com-
plying wi th all requirements of funding sources. Working closely with
the VP Real Estate regarding all matters relating to Greyston's afford-
able housing portfolio. Have a minimum 3 years of experience in real
estate, community development and housing finance. Be organized,
self-sufficient, and self-starting. Be a strong writer and oral commu-
nicator. Be proficient using Excel spreadsheets. Believe in the social
importance of the built environment. Think creatively and systemati-
cally about the challenges of the job. Requirements: Bachelors
Degree Preferences: Advanced Degree in real estate, community
development and/or housing finance Email or fax resumes, cover let-
ter and salary requirements to: Shelley Weintraub Fax: 914-376-1333
RECEPTIONIST SECRETARY-St. John's Place Family Center,
vide secretarial support, typing, data entry, filing, faxing, photocopyng,
able to handle busy telephone switchboard, and attend reception area. HS
or GED & 2 years secretarial experience type 50 words per minute, strong
computer skills Microsoft Office, Windows XP & general office practices.
Salary $25K, excellent benefits, EOE. Send resume to Personnel , St. John's
Place Family Center, 1630 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11233, fax (718)
the Public Interest-ReceptionistlAdmin Asst - Nonprofit law firm sks
resp indo Reliable, personable, punctual w/excellent phone manner.
Microsoft Office. Bil ingual English/Spanish prefenred.
Cover Itr, resume, 3 refs by 6/24: D. Samuel, NYLPI , 151 W.3Oth Street
lith FL NYC 1000 l.
Co.-large R.E. Mgmt. Co in Brooklyn has opening for an experienced Re-
Certification SpecJManager for a large multi-unit complex. Ideal candi-
date should have at least 2 years of experience in Real Estate Manage-
ment of subsidized and non-subsidized housing. Conduct lease signing
and complete move-inlmove-out procedures. Candidate must possess
strong, supervisory, customer service and communication skills. Microsoft
Word and Excel a must. Familiar with MRI & INS software. Fax resume to
GRBR at 718-642-1963. EOE
RECREATION SPECIAlIST-l'ermanent Supportive Housing Organiza-
tion-Therapeutic activities to reduce stress and improve Quality of life of
tenants in pennanent supportive housing. Responsibilities: backyard gar-
dening; activity scheduling; locate community resources; individual and
group needs. Must have: BA in relevant field; experience with rec. pro-
grams & special needs (HIVIAIDS, homeless, drug abuse, mental illness);
creativity, energy, computer literacy. Bi-linguallSpanish a+ Fl ex hrs. $30K
& benefits. No. Manhattan. Fax letter of interest and resume to: (212) 828-
6222. EOE.
REGIONAl MAlOR GIFT OFFICER-The Lance Annstrong Foundation is
seeking a Regional Major Gift Officerfor New York City. The ideal candidate
will solicit, close and steward gifts of $25K and beYond.
Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of fund development required. Contact
RENT STABILIZATION CLERK-Real Estate Management Co.-large R.E.
Mgmt. Co in Brooklyn has opening for an experienced Rent Stabilization
Clerllideal candidate should have at least 2 years of experience in Real
Estate Management, working knowledge of rent stabilized properties,
including lease renewal and MCI increases, etc. Conduct lease signing
and complete move-inlmove-out procedures. Candidate must possess
strong customer service and communication skills. Microsoft Word and
Excel a must. Familiar with MRI & INS software. Fax resume to GRBR at
718-642-1963. EOE
RESIDENT SUPER---i:HDC--Resident super for mid-town location excel-
lent trade skills and attention to detail a must. Exp. With #6 boilers Sam-
5pm schedule+on-call 2417. Sal Eng. Speaking. Fax
resume to: 212-967-1649 or email to:
RETAIL OEMONSTRATOR-In store Demonstrations-l'art-Time-ADS a
full line retail merchandising and food demonstration company is seek-
ing a part time samplers for major supennark chains. Email resumes to
RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIAlIST-S}Ilsset, NY-mercyFirst, where chil-
dren can hope and families can heal, seeks a professional with a Bache-
lor's Degree in related field. Must have and maintain a valid NYS Driver's
License with satisfactory driving record. Minimum of 5 years experience in
child welfare field. Knowledge of JCAHO. Excellent communication skills,
both verbally and in writing. E-mail resume to indicat-
ing position of interest.
RNIlPN-SJIlsset, NY-mercyFirst, where children can hope and fami-
lies can heal, seeks a professional licensed as a Registered Nurse or
Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State and current CPR certification
and completion of required courses in Child Abuse and Infection Control.
Must have and maintain a valid NYS Driver's License with a satisfactory
driving record. 1+ years experience treating children/adolescents in the
nursing profession or field. E-mail resume to indicating
position of interest.
tain the Senator's schedule, perform constituent services, community out-
reach, policy development. Strong writing and interpersonal skills
required. Background or interest in education policy and knowledge of New
York City community issues, politics and govemment desirable. Salary low
30's commensurate with experience. Submit cover letter and resume via
fax at 212-49{}-2151 or
SECURITY STAFF-l'art-Time--Hudson Guild, a not-for-profit social
service agency located in Chelsea seeks Security Staff to monitor in
coming and out-going visitors; direct program participants to activi-
ty areas; maintain sign-in logs; contact police and/or emergency per-
sonnel ; in applicable situations. Tour the building on a periodiC basis
to assure that all individuals are part of an organized activity and are
supervised by an adult. Qualifications: H.S. diploma or GEO, mini-
mum of 1 year experience in security; Bilingual English/Spanish pre-
ferred. Please send resume to: Human Resources, Hudson Guild, 441
W. 26th St., NYC, NY 10001; Fax: (212) 268-9983;
Society-Senior Career Development Counselor: Perform in-program
assessments and counseling sessions, pre-certify individuals for
VESID and similar programs, conduct groups on job retention and pra-
vide individual support for clients as needed, conduct higher level
therapeutic sessions with clients in job retention phase of program,
make necessary internal/external referrals for social services etc. CSW
or CRC (individuals waiting to take cert. exam o.k.), bi-lingual pre-
ferred, excellent oral and communication skills for ex-offender voca-
tional program. Send resumes to, fax to 212-
633-8456, or mail to 53 W. 23rd Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10010
Attn: Human Resources.
SENIDR JOB DEVELOPER-{JJO of Williamsburg- Seeking Senior Level
Job Developer for challenging opportunity to new job training pro-
grams in underserved area. Must be entrepreneurial, a seij-starter, have
strong organizational, communication and community planning skills. Will
be responsible for new business opportunities and connecting
to potential employers. Must present strong references evidencing track
record of success in community organizations and management. I I I
Applicants interested can send their Resume and references to: United
Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg Attn: Rabbi David Niedennan at
The American Civil Liberties Union-The ACLU seeks Senior Manager,
responsible for managing a program for developing the support of major
donors through enhanced donor and affi liate communications,
tion opportunities and tracking systems. Serves as a "deputy" in the
Major Gifts department. BA degree required with 7 to 10 years experience
in fund raiSing. Submit a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements,
and writing sample to: HRJobs@aclu.orgAttn:[DEVF-07]. The ACLU is an
EOElAA Employer.
CE}-The Coalition for the Homeless seeks Senior Policy Analyst for
Albany office. Senior Policy Analyst assists in monitoring, assessing, and
informing the legislative and administrative processes of State govern-
ment on matters of concern to the Coalition. Also performs legal and
empirical research, drafts legislation and supporting materials, writes
and delivers testimony or comments in response to legislative or admin-
istrative proposals, analyzes policy and budget issues, and participates
in strategy and message development for the Coalition's advocacy/pub-
lic policy agenda, litigation, and various campaigns as well as tracks
policy developments in the Legislature and in State agencies. Salary
commensurate with experience. B.AlB.S. in political science, public
administration, related discipline required. Advanced degree in related
discipline prefenred. 3 yrs of recent experience with New York State leg-
islative processes required. Direct public policy analysis experience
strongly prefenred. Knowledge of and commitment to principles of leg-
islative representation and lobbying essential. Ability to work on dead-
line and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is
required. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work independently and
as a team member is essential. Familiarity with State housing and other
social services programs strongly desired with knowledge of the inter-
action among State, local , and Federal policies helpful. Advocacy, pub-
lic relations, organizing, campaigns, or government experience related to
homelessness, housing, and poverty/welfare issues preferred. Send
telephone inquiries please. Persons of color and formerly homeless indi-
viduals encouraged to apply. EOE.
nity Services is seeking an individual to provide trai ning and
services to homeless service agencies and supportive housing organiza-
tions in NYC and throughout the country. This position will assist organi-
zations with program development, service planning, staff training and
community planning. The will also develop informa-
tional materials, prepare reports and write articles. Requirements: Excel-
lent verbal, writing & interpersonal skills. Mleast five years of experience
in supportive housing, homeless services andlor training/supervision.
Computer literacy. Masters degree. Send resume and cover letter by
9/16/05 to Peggy Shorr, CUCS, 120 Wall Street, 25th Floor, NY, NY, 10005. CUCS is committed to workforce diversity. EEO.
Visit us at
SOCiAl SERVICES SUPERVISOR- The Family Center, Inc---i:aregiver
Programllntake and Outreach- -oversees programming for grandparents
and other caregivers over 60 years of age who are raising children.
Responsibilities include leadership in the development and implementa-
tion of the program, supervision of program staff, oversight of intake and
outreach for all agency programs, and supervising intake and outreach
staff. LMSW strongly preferred, Spanish-speaking a plus. Visit www.the- for full job description and Qualifications. Email resume
and cover letter with salary requirement to
tion-Duties include: resident outreach, home visits, case man-
agement and more. See website
(contact us) for detailed information. Send resume, salal)' history
and cover letter to: Parodneck Search Committee, 121 Sixth Avenue,
Suite 501, New York, New York 10013 or fax: 212 431-9783 or
SOCiAl WORKER-l'ermanent Supportive Housing---i:reative MSW for
service team in permanent supportive housing. Responsibilities: case
management, counseling, group work, referrals. Must have: MSWand
experience with special needs (homeless, substance abuse, HIVlAlDS,
mental illness); patience and energy; excellent interpersonal , computer
and case recording skills. Bklyn location. 40K+ & benefits. Fax letter of
interest and resume to: 718-602-9107.
The Senior Communications Specialist creates and executes public
relations and communications programs to gain visibility for Enter-
prise New York. The position reports to the NY Director of Fundraising
and Public Relations. Responsibilities: Public Relations In coordina-
tion with Director, develop and manage the public relations plan.
Coordinate with national Public Relations staff to provide support
when needed, and execute mutually agreed upon public relations
goals. Devise public relations programs to promote The Enterprise
Foundation in New York City, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse, and New
Jersey and within the community development industry. Execute iden-
tified programs individually and as a member of the public relations
team. This includes but is not limited to: - Manage relationships with
local affordable housing, community development and philanthropy
trade press. - Place stories in mainstream media. - Write press releas-
es and pitch letters and other media- friendly materials. - Execute and
coordinate press events. - Prepare talking points for Senior Manage-
ment participating in press events. - Uncover speaking opportunities
for senior management. Marketing In coordination with Director and
the Senior Management Staff, develop and manage marketing plan.
Coordinate with national Communications staff to ensure the imple-
mentation of national communications strategy at a local level.
Responsible for writing and production of publications, including, but
not limited to: - Quarterly industry e-newsletter - Annual Report -
Event invitations, journals, signage, remarks and oversight of pro-
duction of event video - Quarterly NY donor newsletter insert - Mar-
keting kit updates - E-Alerts - PowerPoint presentations Knowledge &
Relationship Management Devise and implement a system to update
Enterprise New York staff abeut information that should be promoted
externally to key partners, incl uding new busi ness opportunities, pub-
lic policy updates, and other Enterprise news. This includes, but is not
limited to: - Writing and distributing Relationship Manager Alerts,
which will effectively summarize the communication in a way that is
quickly accessible for staff. - Encouraging and supporting program
staff to reach out to community partners that may benefit from spe-
cific financing products; proactively communicating big deals. -
Ensuring that Enterprise is continuously positioned as an innovator
and is conSistently in front of our partners. Other - Supervise interns
as needed. - Work with department assistant to ensure consistent
maintenance of press and photo archives and media library. - Work
with department assistant to ensure adequate supply of marketing
materials, press folders, information packets, and articles are avail-
able in the office. - Work with department assistant to coordinate
Enterprise NY participation in press events or other visibility opportu-
nities. - Manage relationships with consultants, photographers and
designers. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: -
Undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, journal-
ism or related field and at least five (5) years of relevant experience;
advanced training may substitute for some experience. - Experience
in media relations, including writing media materials and for the Web,
with successful track record. - Excellent oral and written communica-
tion ski lls. - Experience writing media materials and for the web. -
Demonstrated ability to work independenlly and as part of a team. -
Ability to anticipate needs and plan accordingly, coordinate complex
activities, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines with
minimal supervision. - Strong organizational and time management
skills. - Familiarity with housing, education, employment, human ser-
vices, and/or community development programs is helpful. - Willing-
ness and ability to immerse oneself in programs of the organization.
Please fax (410-772-2702), e-mail (
with NYC-SrCS in the subject) or mail cover letter with salary require-
ments and resume to: The Enterprise Foundation Attn: HRlNYC-SrCs
10227 Wincopin Cr, Ste 500 Columbia, MD 21044 The Enterprise
Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SR. OEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST- The Enterpri se Foundation-
The Development Specialist will be responsible for a portfolio of
current and prospective corporate and foundat ion donors,
including cultivation, stewardship and delivery of proposals and
reports. Reports to the New York office Director of Fundraising
and Public Relations. Responsibilities: Works with the Director
of Fundraising and Public Relations to develop a resource devel-
opment plan in collaboration with appropriate New York and
national office staff to provide operating and program support
for Enterprise New York Develops new grant proposal
opportunities through prospect research using published and
on-line sources Arranges for cultivation calls involving national
office and New York staff as appropriate Coordinates the pro-
posal process including development, writing, budget prepara-
tion, and follow-up in both a team setting and independently
Conducts donor relations activities including making cultivation
calls, preparing special mailings, and arranging tours Works
with support staff to ensure all donors are appropriately
acknowledged Produces reports for New York programs from
Raiser's Edge to track fundraisi ng activities Monitors informa-
tion in Raisers' Edge to assure all assigned accounts in portfo-
lio are accurate and complete Compiles and provides debriefing
information to Resource Development Group (RDG) Collaborates
on the development of related marketing materials with the
Senior Communications Officer and the Director of Fundraising
and Public Relations Coordinates fundraising needs for special
events and meetings Performs other projects, duties as
assigned Qualifications: Bachelors degree and a minimum of
three (3) years of progressively responsible fund-raising prac-
tice with experience in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
of corporations and foundations; advanced degree may substi-
tute up to two years' experience Demonstrated knowledge of
MSWord and Excel; knowledge of Raisers' Edge preferred Self-
motivated and capable of achieving goals with limited supervi -
sion Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong
organizational and time management skills Familiarity with
housing, education, employment, human services, and/or com-
munity development programs is helpful Please fax (410-772-
2702) , e-mail ( or mail cover let-
ter with salary requirements and resume to: The Enterprise
Foundation Attn: HR/NYC-SrDS 10227 Wincopin Cr, Ste 500
STAfF ATTORNEY-lnMotion a non profit women's legal services organi-
zation, is hiring an attomey to work with the Bronx Program staff of inMo-
tion. We seek a member of the NY Bar with three plus years' experience
in representing clients in matrimonial and family law in NYC. Requires
substantial experience representing indigent clients and be familiar with
issues relating to domestic violence. Experience with public benefits,
immigration and housing issues, and fluency in Spanish are all desir-
able, as is knowledge of the Bronx community and its courts; and excel-
lent organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills.
Responsibiltties: The attorney will: Mentor volunteer attorneys handling
complex family and matrimonial law cases; provide telephone advice
and/or brief service for clients who will proceed pro; perform client
intake; and recruit, train and supervise in-house volunteers, including
interns and externs. Fax or Email resume and cover letter to Ramonita
Cordero, Esq., Direclor, Legal Program, InMotion. Fax: (212) 695-9519 or
Email: InMotion is an equal opportuntty
STAFF ATTORNEY-WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a 17-year old
environmental justice organization, is seeking applications for a
staff attorney to work on issues of environmental justice, land use
and zoning, economic justice and community development. The
attorney will work closely with, and receive legal back-up from, fac-
ulty and students at Fordham Law School. WE ACT is a non-profit,
50I(c)(3) organization that works locally, regionally and nationally
to build community power to improve environmental protection and
health, environmental policy, and quality of life in communities of
color. WE ACT achieves its mission by organizing communities for
change, advocating for environmental justice, educating the pub-
lic, promoting sustainable development, and advancing communi-
ty- based health research. WE ACT is committed to utilizing a
community lawyering approach. The staff attorney will report to the
Executive Director and interact with an external board of legal
advisors. Criteria: At least three years' relevant experience in
environmental , land-use, community development or civil rights
law; Solid negotiation skills; In-depth understanding of the
role of litigation in community organizing and empowerment;
Ability to communicate effectively in multiple contexts, including
community and formal legal settings; Ability to work colla bora-
tively, respectfully and strategically with WEACT staff and commu-
nity residents; Excellent writing, analytic, and public speaking
skills; Ability to multi task and work in a fast paced community-
based environment; Spanish proficiency is a plus. Benefits:
Fully paid medical , dental , vision and life insurance; Salary com-
mensurate with experience and comparable to similar public inter-
est law work Applications: Send all required documents to Berlin-; Staff Attorney Position in the subject line. Absolute-
ly no phone calls will be accepted; Include cover letter, resume,
three references, daytime contact information; People of color
and Northern Manhattan residents are encouraged to apply.
Conservancy-We are looking for someone to manage the stewardship
program in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Must be detail-oriented, hard-work-
ing and comfortable in a park and recruiting/leading many volunteers.
Work is 30hrs a week. Full job description on our website: www.brook- To apply, send resume to Beth Newbern, 334 Furman
Sreet, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
TEACHER-Brooklyn, NY-mercyFirst, where children can hope and
families can heal , seeks a professional with a Bachelor's or Master's
in related field and up to 4 years related experience. Must have expe-
rience conducting age appropriate games and assessing child devel-
opment. E-mail resume to indicating position of
THRIFT SHOP MANAGER-Hour Children-Thrift Shop Manager FIT -
needed for a non-profit organization in Long Island City. Manage Per-
sonnel, Marketing - Clothing/Furniture. Experience, strongly preferred!
Please faxresume with references - attn: Diana Mattson at (718) 433-
VP OF GROUP HOMES-Long Island, NY-mercyFirst, where children
can hope and families can heal , seeks a professional with a MSW &
LMSW(Licensed Master's of Social Work). Minimum of 5 years adminis-
trative/ supervisory experience in the field of child welfare. 10 years of
related experience working with at-risk children and families including
child development stages and family dynamics. Comprehensive
knowledge of residential treatment programs a plus. Computer skills,
preferably knowledge of Windows Based Programs; MS Word preferred.
E-mail resume to indicating position & location of
SUMMARY: Establish a comprehensive Work Experience program,
and monitor the quantity and quality of Work Experience Program
assignments to ensure that these are appropriate for clients,
accommodate their disabilities, and help prepare clients for
employment that meet both client and marketplace needs.
RESPONSIBILITIES I. Ensure that program clients participate in
work experience, education and training activities to improve their
skills and reduce barriers to employment as described in the
Employment plan. 2. Ensure ongoing assessment of labor market
conditions and translate findings as indicated into program devel-
opment. Develop recommendations for post employment program-
ming to assist clients to retain their jobs and advance beyond entry
level jobs. 3. Supervise the day-to-day operations of the WEP Unit.
4. Establish Employability Groups and develop associated curricu-
lum to prepare WeCARE participants for employment 5. Supervise
two Work Experience Supervisors and up to four Work Readiness
Specialists 6. Develop training, education and internship opportu-
nities 7. Develop Quality Assurance tool and implement corrective
action plans. 8. Develop and maintain updated WEP database 10.
Analyze impact of WEP training on placement outcomes II. Devel-
op staff training plan and provide staff training and development
12. Coordinate services with Placement and Evaluation Units 13.
Develop and maintain daily, weekly, and monthly reports REQUIRE-
MENTS Excellent Organizational skillS Excellent Data Analysis and
Analytical skills Excellent Teambuilding and Leadership skills Very
good knowledge of community resources Very good knowledge of
entitlements and HRA systems Very good knowledge of TANF popu-
lation High levels of energy to meet performance outcomes EXPERI-
ENCE AND EDUCATION Requires MA degree or BA with minimum of
five years experience in human services plus five years experience
working in welfare to work or related program. Three years must be
as a supervisor. Contact: Doris Hohman e-mail : dhohman@bbcs- fax: 718.233.6910 25 Elm Place, 4th floor, We Care Pro-
gram Brooklyn, NY 11201
force I Career Center, LaGuardia Community College-Seeking staff to
manage new Workfortel Career Center funded by NYC Department of
Small Business Services. Opening August, tt will provide comprehensive
career development and employment services for NYC job seekers and
employers. Seeking Employment Specialists, Career Advisors, Resourte
Room Coordinator and Specialists, Intake Specialists and Aides,
Employment Retention Specialist and Assistant, and Administrative
Assistant. Visit job opportunities at for more infor-
mation. Cover letter and resume indicating posttion by JULY 3 to: LaGCC,
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C227, Long Island Ctty NY 11101 FAX
(718) 609-2036.
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