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Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Rebuilding the Ark

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Loews Donates Furniture to JCC of Greater Coney Island

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Stronger Than The Storm

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Eviction of Ocean Parkway Senior Center Averted

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JCCCGI Embarks on Rebuilding Effort

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Coney Island Jewish Agency Gets $500K for Sandy Repairs

The Jewish Daily Forward

 

New York NonProfit Press Names JCCGCI Agency of The Month

Citymeals Friendly Visiting Event on Sunday December 8, 2013

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!

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Vendex Performance Rating for JCCGCI’s Senior Citizen Transportation DFTA Contracts

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.”

Commendation of our College and Related Experience (CARE) Work Experience Program (WEP)

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.

Press Releases

JCCGCI receives award from The Pinkerton Foundation in support of our Horizons Academy college and career preparation program

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.

 

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NonProfit Execs Invest in Themselves

NonProfit Execs Invest in Themselves

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.

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NonProfit HelpDesk Premieres Online Library of Training Videos for Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit HelpDesk Offers Courses at Hunter College

Hundreds of New Yorkers Rally to Urge Mayor Bloomberg and NYC City Council to Restore Funds to Literacy, GED and English Classes;

Gary Dreifus named SPARC artist in residence; Surfside Solomon Program

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, May 29, 2012

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JCCGCI Enables 1,041 Area Seniors to Celebrate Thanksgiving

NPHD Announces High-Demand Certificate Courses, Free of Charge, for NonProfit Organizations

Events

5K Run in Prospect Park- May 21, 2017

JCCGCI dedicated staff and friends participated in a 5K event to raise money for the organization. The participants raised over $15,000!

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Community Health Planning Meeting – November 16, 2016

NPHD Managing Up: a High Impact Day of learning for all NonProfit Directors and Managers – September 30, 2014

Dear Friends,

 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

Access to Independence – A Transportation Expo – September 30, 2014

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. 

Access To Independence Flyer

Friendly Visiting NY’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner -June 17, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVHdaGH4lDk&feature=youtu.be

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:

Libby Feldman
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
718-946-8240 (Fax)
E-Mail: l.feldman@jccgci.org
Web: www.friendlyvisitingny.org  Friendly Visiting Video Presentation

Passover Food Package Distribution 2014 Monday April 7th 2014

 

Passover Food Distribution Photo

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:

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JCCGCI’s Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center Educational Workshop Series Session 5 | February 6th

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.

Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center

3001 West 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11224

(between Surf Ave. and the Boardwalk)

 Invites all seniors (60 years of age and older)

To participate in our monthly Educational Workshop Series in partnership with

 Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium

“Connecting our Community to the Amazing Marine World in our Backyard and on our Planet”

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Sandy Relief: Superstorm Sandy Tile Relief Project Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | October 29th

Sandy Tiles

NPHD Presents Organizational Reboot Series (ORS) 1: Assessment Workshop | October 10th

Organizational Reboot Series (ORS) 1: Assessment

* TA Provider: NonProfit HelpDesk (NPHD)

* Format: ½ day Workshop

* Time and Location: 10/10/13 @9:30-12:30pm; 156 William Street 2nd Floor Conference Room

* Target Audience: Development directors, executive directors (max 35 people)

* To register: http://www.nphd.org/ai1ec_event/290-2/?instance_id=57

This introductory workshop focuses on examining your current capacity, identifying new business opportunities and improving your capacity to attract new customers. Coursework will include the purpose and methodology of strategic planning, and will develop your understanding of organizational positioning. 

Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center Announces New Educational Workshop Series! | October 8th

 

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.

Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center

3001 West 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11224

(between Surf Ave. and the Boardwalk)

 Invites all seniors (60 years of age and older)

To participate in our new Educational Workshop Series in partnership with

Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium

“Connecting our Community to the Amazing Marine World

in our Backyard and on our Planet”

Come explore the wonders of our aquatic world with us!  Investigate the diversity of marine life near and far; discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the water; learn how you can make a difference to help keep our blue planet healthy.  Experience Exhibit talks, biological artifact handling, and behind the scene experiences as you learn about  shark natural history, fish diversity, marine microscopic life, penguin natural history, deep sea adaptations, beach ecology, seals, sea lions and otters, coral reef conservation, and animal husbandry.  A different topic will be presented each month specially for our group at the New York Aquarium.

 First Session:  Tuesday, October 8 from 2:00-3:00   (Bus leaves Coney Island Seaside ISC at 1:30)

First Topic:  Penguins

                       Registration in advance is required.  Groups are limited and expected to fill up quickly.

For more information or to register, call Grace Brandi at 718-449-6363 X2353 or (917) 250-6147.

 

Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center (ISC) is a project of Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney, Inc. and is funded by NYC Department for the Aging

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Letter From Mayor Dinkins April 4, 1990

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A RABBI ELECTED AS MAN OF THE YEAR

High praise for Betsy

A Thank You to Betsy Gotbaum

Steven H Cymbrowitz Assemblyman 45th District

JCCGCI to Honor NYC Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum

Leona Goldberg remembered

Attention Job Seekers