Interviews & Profiles

How low-income New Yorkers will be affected by the end of pandemic-era emergency benefits

NYN Media spoke with Public Health Solutions Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Zachariah Hennessey on how the state can mitigate SNAP benefit losses and reduce strain on food pantries.


Jennifer Mitchell returns to The Doe Fund as organization’s CEO

Bringing in her expertise as executive director of The HOPE Program, Mitchell hopes to tackle the homelessness and affordable housing crisis in New York City.

Cultural nonprofits

Empowering young artists in New York

Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, executive director of The Art Effect, spoke to New York Nonprofit Media about promoting student growth and the upcoming Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photography Festival.

Leader to Leader: Nic Dawes on nonprofit newsrooms

The executive director of The City talks about covering local news and accountability journalism.


Neurodiversity shouldn’t be a barrier for children

In a Q&A, Beth Rosenberg, an educator and mom turned social entrepreneur who founded Teck Kids Unlimited, discusses how the nonprofit is helping children with autism and other challenges obtain new skills, develop a passion and pursue meaningful opportunities.

Interviews & Profiles

Could New York lead in movement for reparations?

In a Q&A with state Sen. Jabari Brisport, the lawmaker discusses establishing a commission that would explore reparations for Black New Yorkers.

Leader to Leader: Chloe Breyer

The executive director of Interfaith Center of New York talks to New York Nonprofit Media about the challenges religious leaders face entering the public square and her work as an ordained Episcopal priest.


Kyle Bragg: The 32BJ president’s exit interview

The union leader discusses his decision to step down and his many years of service to the labor movement.


Leader to Leader: Rich Leimsider

The and founder and campaign director speaks to New York Nonprofit Media.


JCC of Mid-Westchester gets a new chief executive officer

Elise Dowell comes with two decades of communications and operations experience.

Lucy Lang: A criminal justice reformer on her first year as state inspector general

The state IG wants the public to be more aware of the work her office is doing and she’s taking the steps to make it happen.

Creating equity in Brooklyn through a community-centered approach

Jocelynne Rainey hopes to lead the Brooklyn Community Foundation with more trust in nonprofit leadership

Grace Bonilla on United Way of NYC’s emergency fund for asylum-seekers

The CEO in a Q&A discusses the organization’s work with the recent influx of migrants who’ve arrived in the five boroughs.


Mitchell Draizin connects CUNY’s LGBTQI+ students to career and peer-based mentorship

A Q&A with the president of the university’s LGBTQI+ advisory council on advocacy and inclusivity within its 25 campuses.

Diana Noriega is working to create anti-racist nonprofits

A Q&A on how racial equity is slowly cultivating a more diverse workforce.

Leading CUNY’s Freedom Prep for justice-impacted students

Mediator Stephanie Gilman, the college transition program’s founder, discusses its impact and legacy.

Interviews & Profiles

Southampton cannabis dispensary takes shape to support Shinnecock Nation

Chenae Bullock, managing director of Little Beach Harvest, discusses how the Long Island marijuana operation will deliver on social and economic equity.