The New York Women’s Foundation is turning towards criminal justice reform

One part of the mural is adorned with the artistic version of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and the New York City skyline.
One part of the mural is adorned with the artistic version of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and the New York City skyline.
Music Conservatory of Westchester
A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a contenst among middle and high school students enabled the nonprofit Music Conservatory of Westchester to complete a new mural called “Colors of Music” in White Plains.

The New York Women’s Foundation is turning towards criminal justice reform

And other updates from nonprofits across New York.
October 18, 2018

The New York Women’s Foundation has a new fund dedicated to reforming criminal justice. The Justice Fund will invest in community-based efforts to decrease the effect of the justice system on women and families. Closing Rikers Island is among the issues the new fund will approach with gender and racial equity issues in mind, according to an Oct. 17 press release.

“As a public foundation rooted in and led by community experience, we have both a moral and practical imperative to leverage our resources towards a more just society for those traditionally at the margins,” Ana Oliveira, president of the foundation, said in the release. “Our initiative will create a new paradigm for justice that dismantles unfair and biased systems and creates new paths for stability and opportunity in the lives of New York City women, families, and communities.”

Read more about it here.

 

The photos from the Nonprofit Power 50 event are out! Here’s who was moving and shaking at the Oct. 11 event at Battery Park in Manhattan, which honored the most influential people in the nonprofit sector. See them all here.

 

ExpandED School has won a $3.7 million, five-year grant from the federal Department of Education. The money will support STEM-related apprenticeships, student projects, and teaching internships for high school students. About 320 high school students from 20 New York City schools will take part in the effort, according to an Oct. 15 press release. The plan is to increase interest in STEM careers, develop workplace readiness, boost graduation rates in high-needs school, and prepare students for college. Partners in that effort include: The Beam Center, New York Hall of Science, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Mentoring and Medicine, City Parks Foundation, and Educational Video Center.

 

The New York City Department of Probation is looking to give contract extensions to a group of nonprofits that provide juvenile justice programming. Interested parties have until 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 to offer their comments on the six-month extensions, which would run through the end of June 2019. Here are the nonprofits involved in the Young Adult Justice Program, according to the City Record.

  • Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation ($270,657.86)
  • Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services ($64,700.00).
  • The Osborne Association ($295,153.15)
  • Center for Community Alternatives ($165,025.78)
  • The Fortune Society ($65,536.50)
  • Research Foundation of the City University of New York ($228,662.47)
  • The Children’s Village ($167,879.84)

 

A total of $7.8 million in grants has been announced by The New York Community Trust. A total of 63 projects received funding from the trust across a broad range of topics including: arts, health, education, human services, workforce development, and immigration. Here’s a list of what organizations got in on the action:

Zach Williams
Zach Williams
is a staff reporter at New York Nonprofit Media and sister publication City & State.
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