Opinion

Opinion

Thousands of detained New Yorkers are eligible to vote. Few likely will.

A lack of reporting and adequate voter assistance materials that plagues jail facilities throughout the state leaves doubts that many incarcerated individuals will cast ballots in the upcoming primary elections

Opinion

A successful 2030 New York State census starts now

An earlier start will allow for better planning and infrastructure statewide and set the stage for a smoother process.

Opinion

Kids and communities at risk without expanded mental health services

We need to invest in better training for anyone who comes in contact with children in mental crisis

Nonprofits

I’m not feeling a barbecue this Fourth of July

Two words resonate for me during these challenging times: action and community

Opinion

A call for action that delivers healthy food to New Yorkers

Ensuring food access for everyone experiencing food insecurity is a challenge that can only be achieved through collaborative efforts

Nonprofits

OPINION: New NYC Budget is a win for human services. But we can do better

The 4% cost-of-living adjustment that’s coming (after none for three years) still falls short, especially with inflation

Nonprofits

Commentary: Reflections on parenting to widen one’s perspective on nonprofit board work

As children grow older, I and other parents in my Brooklyn neighborhood shifted to purpose-driven parenting, opening ourselves up to caring about the full community, city, country, and planet.

Nonprofits

Opinion: Mismanagement at nonprofits? Think again

The most significant issues facing the non-profit sector are not widespread fraud but low wages, constricted budgets, and government contracts that only cover a fraction of the total cost of critical life-saving services and are rarely paid on time or in full.

Opinion

Opinion: Transgender wellness equity fund needed to create meaningful economic opportunities

If approved, pending legislation would create funding to address inequities that have led to unemployment and poverty for the state’s transgender community.

Nonprofits

Opinion: The next generation of nonprofit workers are demanding more for themselves, and we should support them

They should be set up to do meaningful work that helps repair the world, while still living whole, happy, joyful lives.

Opinion

Opinion: Many vulnerable New Yorkers lose in Hochul’s first state budget

There’s still time to cancel a prescription drug benefit carve out from New York’s Medicaid managed care program designed by the governor’s predecessor.

MTA

Andy Byford reformed transit in Toronto. Can he do it in NYC?

New York City's new transit chief innovated in Toronto. His new home could use some of that.