Author Archive

Ralph R. Ortega

Nonprofits

News

Housing Works opens New York’s first recreational marijuana dispensary

Proceeds go towards helping the nonprofit fulfill its mission. Here’s everything you need to know.

Nonprofits

Funding

MWBE lender takes community-based approach

Lendistry, the sole administrator of the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, focuses on closing the wealth gap created by barriers and lack of access to small business financing.

Courts

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Adult Survivors Act needs all the attention it can get

The law opens a one-year lookback window for survivors to come forward with legal claims against their alleged abusers.

Education

Funding

Hunter College receives historic $52 million donation

Billionaire Estée Lauder heir Leonard Lauder made the gift to the school, the most ever given to a CUNY institution, for a new nurse practitioner program.

Infrastructure

Personality

Regional Planning Association CEO on 100 years of shaping NY’s urban planning

Tom Wright details the RPA’s work over the years as it unveils a new exhibit of its regional plans at Grand Central Terminal.

Policy

News

Nonprofits provide plan for ending “crisis on Rikers Island”

Freedom Agenda, HALT Solitary, Jails Action Coalition, Visionary V, VOCAL-NY and Women’s Community Justice Association provided a list of demands to the Board of Correction.

Nonprofits

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Missing the 9/11 Tribute Museum

The museum’s location in lower Manhattan was closed just about a month before this year’s observance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Immigration

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Migrants arriving in NYC deserve their day in court

Nonprofits working with the new arrivals have received hundreds of improperly addressed asylum hearing notices.

Funding

Procurement progress: NYC pays out $4.2 billion

Officials announced a new initiative had begun addressing the backlog of payments owed to contractors, primarily nonprofit service providers.

News

Editor’s Note: NYN Media gets a new look

We’ve refreshed our website to improve on the user experience and better showcase news and opinion for New York’s nonprofit community

News

Nonprofit OpCon returns, focusing on processes and streamlining operations post-COVID-19

The annual New York Nonprofit Media event gathered industry experts to discuss strategies for organizations as they emerge from the challenges of the pandemic.

News

Creating broadband access for NYCHA residents that’s essentially free

Internet service for public housing residents would be covered in part by a federal subsidy.

News

How the Black Car Fund survived COVID-19 and is expanding benefits for drivers

The nonprofit organization wants legislation that added dental exams, cleanings and vision coverage renewed after it expires at the end of 2022.

News

Celebrating the 2022 Nonprofit 40 Under 40

New York Nonprofit Media joined with nonprofit leaders and staff to honor this year’s rising stars.

News

Nonprofit BoardCon returns in person

Two hundred nonprofit executives and board members joined together for the New York Nonprofit Media hosted event to discuss leadership strategies, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

News

Home care workers and providers call on Hochul to fund Fair Pay for Home Care Act

The legislation would raise homecare wages to 150% of the minimum wage

News

Pace University navigates COVID-19, clinches national contest and looks to future

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the school across from City Hall in Lower Manhattan won the 18th annual national College Fed Challenge and enrolled its largest incoming class of first-year students.