The Jewish Daily Forward
Happy Holidays from Friendly Visiting!
On December 8th 2013, Friendly Visiting hosted our Annual Senior Celebration. We all shared our thanks to our participating seniors who appreciate and support our services as well as our staff and volunteers. We’re especially thankful and gave praise to our funders, Citymeals-on-Wheels, for allowing our services to continue and reach the many homebound seniors who look forward to their visit every day. Our seniors enjoyed a lovely lunch, mingled with others, enjoyed delightful music and shared the excitement with the winners of our raffle contest!
Vendex Performance Rating for JCCGCI’s Senior Citizen Transportation DFTA Contracts
Please join us in congratulating Avigail Adler and her dedicated staff on the “Good” overall performance rating (equivalent to the “Very Good” rating in the prior system) for our Senior Citizen Transportation Program contracts with DFTA.
Amongst the comments, DFTA wrote: “Program exceeded contracted service levels by 52%. Program maintained staff continuity. Program adhered to target populations. All records were accurate.”
HRA issued their annual Vendex performance evaluation and exhaustive “Contract Monitoring Report” for our CARE WEP program during FY 2013. In the Vendex evaluation, HRA commented, in part:
“Although JCC’s operations were affected by Hurricane Sandy, they were able to secure two temporary locations, moving twice in order to continue to carry out the services in the contract. Despite losing all computer equipment and files, they still submitted deliverables and reports in a timely manner…JCC successfully fulfilled the scope of services required by the contract. They performed well under the added strain of identifying new space for their operations that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. There were no programmatic deficiencies identified during this contract period.”
Please join us in congratulating Elise Wunder and her staff for these accomplishments especially despite the challenging and diverse conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy.
We are delighted to report that the prestigious The Pinkerton Foundation has approved a $105,000 allocation in support of our Horizons Academy.
Since 2006, our Horizons Academy, a division of JCCGCI’s Educational Support Systems, has been providing programming to financially and academically disadvantaged youth in Abraham Lincoln Public High School in Coney Island, offering academic and career counseling services for successful transition into adulthood.
Our Horizons Academy uses a strength-based, case management approach to support the academic and career preparation needs of students. Curriculum includes small group SAT preparation, college counseling, career workshops, internships and job preparation.
We are appreciative to Laurie R. Dien, Senior Program Officer, to Jennifer Correa, Program Officer and to Erickson S. Blakney, Program Officer at The Pinkerton Foundation for the immense amount of time, guidance and support they provided during this application process, which included an intensive site visit on 4/7/14.
Please join us in congratulating Marissa Sperling and her dedicated staff upon this achievement.
NonProfit Execs Invest in Themselves
Brooklyn, NY, December 11, 2013 – On Monday, December 9, Jonathan Bissell, Director of Continuing Education, awarded certificates to dozens of area nonprofit executives for their completion of the Organizational Reboot Series (ORS). The program, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), trains nonprofit executives in key management strategies to navigate a brutal economy. Organizational Reboot Series (ORS) is a series of four workshops that train nonprofit executives in organizational assessment, strategic planning, branding and marketing, and execution.
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, May 29, 2012|
JCCGCI dedicated staff and friends participated in a 5K event to raise money for the organization. The participants raised over $15,000!
Our NonProfit HelpDesk September 30th Managing Up Workshop registration has opened and seats are quickly filling up – the fee is waived for DYCD contractors.
Managing Up is a High Impact Day of learning for all NonProfit Directors and Managers. Learn more about it here Please feel free to spread the word in your newsletters and to your network of nonprofits you work with so that they can lock in on the opportunity.
Learn more about it here: Course Offering: Managing Up
View Flyer Here: Flyer: Managing Up
View Press Release Here: Press Release: Managing Up
Join us for Access to Independence – A Transportation Expo on September 30th, 2014, 10 AM – 2 PM at Columbus Park, Downtown Brooklyn.
Click on flyer below for more details.
JCCGCI’s “Friendly Visiting NY” provides visits to frail, homebound Home-Delivered Meals recipients through an army of volunteers and social work interns. This homebound visitation program is funded by Citymeals-on-Wheels and Leader Family Fund. See the program’s own website at: www.friendlyvisitingny.org
Last year, JCCGCI provided 5,689 friendly visits to 464 homebound elderly (all funding sources combined).
For more information about this program and to refer clients, please contract:
Program Director, Friendly Visiting
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
–A Community-Based Organization With A Citywide Scope –
3001 West 37th Street * Brooklyn, New York 11224-1479
718-449-5000 ext. 2212
Web: www.friendlyvisitingny.org Friendly Visiting Video Presentation
You are cordially invited to attend (and participate) in Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s (JCCGCI)/Coney Island Seaside (Surf Solomon) Senior Center annual Passover Food Package Distribution, scheduled as follows: