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Phenix Kim

Phenix Kim, a former intern at New York Nonprofit Media, is now a freelance reporter based in New York City.

Personality

Responding to food insecurity during Ramadan

How City Harvest is responding to the needs of New York’s Muslim community.

Personality

Making college readiness accessible after the end of affirmative action

A look at how The Opportunity Network advises students without the legal mandate.

Interviews & Profiles

Funding

How nonprofits benefit from Donor Advised Funds

With giving on a slow-down going into 2024, Sam Marks of FJC weighs in on how nonprofits can stay creative while attracting long-term investors

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Amidst the city’s affordable housing crisis, nonprofit developers step up to help

IMPACCT Brooklyn’s Bernell Grier challenges following the end of pandemic-era concessions, and the organization’s support of MWBE business owners.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Battling homelessness while looking for solutions

An interview with Catherine Trapani, assistant vice president of public policy at Volunteers of America of Greater New York

Nonprofits

Funding

The New York Community Trust awards more than $7.7 million to 39 nonprofits

Grants went to providers delivering migrant services, cancer care, supporting people with disabilities and the arts sector.

Nonprofits

Personality

Living a testament to humane, criminal justice reform efforts

An interview with Stanley Richards, a formerly incarcerated man of color now leading the Fortune Society.

New York City

Funding

MWBEs to benefit from $500,000 in grants administered by NYC Small Business Resource Network

The funding will expand the network’s Open+Online initiative, connecting business owners with digital business tools.

Nonprofits

News

Mobilization for Justice employees stage one-day strike

The workers joined by New York Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani on the picket line demanded higher wages following high inflation and post-pandemic work.

New York City

News

'The whole world is literally looking at us:' How New York City is using the migrant crisis as a catalyst for change

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom and Department of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow-Park detail the city’s shift away from the “right-to-shelter” mandate at the annual Upstream Symposium hosted by HELP USA.

Immigration

Personality

Gale Brewer calls for supporting asylum-seekers at City and State’s 50 over 50 celebration

The New York City Council member was among several Icon Award winners at the event honoring “age disruptors” at the Manhattan Penthouse.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How misinformation hinders the early identification of child human trafficking victims

Budy Garcia-Whitfield, assistant vice president of behavioral health and wellness for Westchester programs at JCCA, weighs-in on what is being done to help youth subjected to sexual trauma and abuse.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Is climate resilience an issue of equity?

An interview with Cortney Koenig Worrall, CEO and president of the Waterfront Alliance, discussing its Climate Informed Communities initiative and protecting New York’s most vulnerable regions.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Demystifying New York City’s foster care landscape

Ronald Richter, CEO of the JCCA and former commissioner of the Administration of Children’s Services weighs in on criticism towards New York City’s child welfare systems.

New York State

Personality

Leaders in business, the nonprofit sector and government honored at City & State’s 2023 Responsible 100 award ceremony

The annual event celebrated New York’s most impressive visionaries with keynote speakers Andrew Yang and Jamie Torres-Springer.

New York City

News

New York City Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer and Schools Chancellor David Banks on strengthening workforce development post COVID-19

The members of the Adams administration highlighted public-private partnerships as an answer at the 2023 NYCETC Conference at Civic Hall.

Nonprofits

News

Westchester nonprofit executives weigh in on best practices and leadership

New York Nonprofit Media’s 2023 Westchester OpCon gathered experts and local officials to highlight partnerships, streamlining processes and best fundraising practices.