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Angelique Molina-Mangaroo

previously founded and was executive director of The Wealthy Youth Project, a financial literacy organization interested in addressing issues faced by women and girls of color. She also was a reporter for the Hunts Point Express in the Bronx, served as a Young Women’s Advisory Council Member on the New York City Council, and has worked with several nonprofit organizations, among them Planned Parenthood of New York City and the Legal Aid Society.

News

New York Nonprofit Media’s 2024 Nonprofit BoardCon focuses on best practices

Key issues discussed at the event included board responsibilities, deepening engagement and diversity and inclusion.

New York City

Personality

Manhattan’s Meatpacking District emerges a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood

Jeffrey LeFrancois, the business improvement district’s executive director, discusses his work on the historic area’s pedestrian-first streetscapes and its resiliency after COVID-19.

New York City

Personality

Nonprofit ED warns city budget cuts threaten services for domestic violence survivors

Nicole Branca, executive director of New Destiny Housing, expressed concerns in an interview with New York Nonprofit Media.

Nonprofits

News

Bronx Parent Housing Network rebrands to Housing Solutions of New York

The new name stems from the tremendous growth the organization has experienced over the past year.

Nonprofits

Funding

Amplify Her Foundation plans $1 million inaugural grantmaking cycle

The new philanthropic organization at the same time has released the new report, “If She Can Make it Here,” which will be used in the selection process.

Personality

Three decades of leadership, activism and lessons learned leading The Fortune Society

The organization’s executive director JoAnne Page sat down with New York Nonprofit Media to discuss her tenure at the nonprofit and what’s next.

Nonprofits

News

New York Blood Center welcomes newly eligible LGBTQ+ donors

The move comes after the Food and Drug Administration issued its final guidance on a screening process that is not based on sexual or gender identity.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

College admissions, post-affirmative action

PeerForward CEO Gary Linnen discusses his work helping students of color into higher education in an interview with New York Nonprofit Media.

New York City

News

Youth-serving nonprofits denounce termination of Next STEPS

The mentoring program focuses on youth in NYCHA developments that were identified in Mayor Eric Adams' Blueprint for Community Safety as the most impacted communities in the city.

Education

News

Combating chronic absence at NYC schools

Through its program, the Attendance Success Initiative, the YMCA of Greater New York is battling chronic absenteeism and seeing improvement in attendance.

Funding

Harlem-based arts organization receives $2 million ‘transformational’ grant

The funding from the Mellon Foundation will help EMERGE125 expand longevity and capacity for future projects.

News

Robin Hood Foundation to help New York City expand child care voucher program

New grant funding will help increase eligibility for child care, facilitate enrollment and fund research.

Rikers Island

News

Advocates and local elected officials launch countdown to close Rikers

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration was called on to comply with a legal mandate of closing the troubled jail complex in 2027.

New York City

Personality

How Murad Awawdeh has helped New York City asylum-seekers through the crisis

The New York Immigration Coalition leader talked about what the city, state and federal governments can do differently to best serve the immigrant population.

News

Advocates rally for “How Many Stops” act

The bill comes amidst a 40% increase in police misconduct

Homelessness

News

Nonprofit study: NY’s homeless veterans need continued support

A shift in policy is needed to better serve this vulnerable population, according to a new report from Services for the Underserved

News

College access nonprofits respond to SCOTUS’ affirmative action decision

Organizations serving students of color remain committed to advancing diversity in top schools, despite funding unknowns

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Building a legacy of sports and love for community

An interview with Danielle Madden-Buck, executive director of America SCORES New York