Opinion

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Opinion: Asylum-seeker children need a route to lawful immigration status

Legal, social service and advocacy organizations can start by educating the courts about Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

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Opinion

Opinion: Make gender equality count in 2024

Money is the key ingredient in helping organizations fight violence and discrimination against women and others.

Nonprofits

Opinion

OPINION: Serving justice while limiting the collateral damage

Here’s why the Child Victims Act poses an unintended threat to nonprofits serving New York’s child welfare system and what can be done.

Nonprofits

Opinion

Commentary: The secrets to longevity for nonprofits

The Anderson Center for Autism passes along the wisdom gained from a century of service.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Our mental health system fails too many kids

There are devoted, compassionate people at every level of the system who are ready for change, and concrete things we can do together starting in 2024 to help our most vulnerable.

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Opinion

Opinion: How corporate influence in local elections drowns out concerns over harmful impacts of landfills

Here’s why advocacy groups like Seneca Lake Guardian in upstate New York and Citizens for Responsible Development-LST in Pennsylvania are taking a stand.

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Opinion

Commentary: Here’s how to create new pathways for unretirement success

Retirees returning to work thrive when they have support landing the right job.

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Opinion: Enforcing the law means engaging today’s youth

The perception that police are an occupying force worsening the struggles in young people’s lives must be reversed.

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Opinion

Opinion: Here's how to get the state to actually work for the frontline feeding sector

These three steps can improve how well Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program and Nourish New York grants help feed hungry New Yorkers.

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Opinion

Commentary: The second miracle of East Harlem

Explaining this summer’s dramatic reduction in teen violence in our local community.

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Opinion

Opinion: Why proposed cuts to NYC’s parks would be catastrophic

Hard decisions must be made in difficult times, but not at the expense of our much-needed and shared natural resources.

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Opinion

OPINION: Making a case for diversity of thought in policing

Here’s how to create a police force that truly mirrors the needs and expectations of modern society.

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Opinion

Opinion: When NYC floods, will our schools stay afloat?

Why our leaders need to prepare for the impending consequences of climate change.

Opinion

Why the Fair Access to Victim Compensation Act should be signed into law

The legislation allows survivors of violence and abuse to submit a letter from nonprofits like Safe Horizon to apply for victim compensation.

Nonprofits

Opinion

COMMENTARY: Why police should be trained and prepared to protect children from trauma when their parents are arrested

Partnering with community based organizations, law enforcement agencies can meet the state’s new accreditation standard for safeguarding kids.

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Opinion

OPINION: Why the 90% deserve a hand up, not a handout

Here’s how a non-profit works with high-potential entrepreneurs to make America a land of opportunity for all.

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Opinion

Opinion: New York has a long way to go on wrongful convictions

Legislation approved by the state Senate and Assembly would create a working pathway to exoneration in our state.