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    • June 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • June 30, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Maximize Energy Study


    • June 25, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    • June 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event


    • June 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 99 Dock Street - Yonkers, NY


    • June 29, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
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    NPW seeks your input!
    At NPW's Racial Equity Forum on February 23
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    , participants identified four focus areas (detailed below) to advance racial equity in the nonprofit sector.  Our next step is to examine these focus areas and develop recommendations designed to advance meaningful change in the nonprofit sector.  
    Please join us.
    The format will include facilitated small discussion groups.

    Led by: Dr. Alexandria Connally

     CEO and Founder of Culturally Responsive Environments and Discipline 
    Read Dr. Connally’s Bio HERE.
    Watch the recording of the February 23rd Racial Equity Forum Here.


    Identified Focus Areas  

    Board Governance and Nonprofit Boards of Directors 

    Nonprofit board members are charged with adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, a with hiring and setting the compensation of the CEO/executive director, cultivating new board members and making decisions about who is eligible to join the board. Nonprofit boards remain largely white, with tremendous decision-making power that too often lacks the benefits of diverse perspectives and experiences.  How do we promote racial diversity and inclusion on nonprofit boards and through nonprofit board governance? 

    Beyond Diversity to Inclusion 

    Diversity focuses on the makeup of your workforce or board — demographics such as gender identity and race/ethnicity to name a few.  Inclusion is a measure of culture that enables diversity to thrive - the behaviors and social norms that ensure people feel welcome, and are, in fact, heard and a valued part of the organization.  How do we move beyond diversity to inclusion? 

    Capacity Building, Government and Foundation Funding 

    There is a growing awareness on the negative impacts of systemic racism and implicit and explicit bias on access to funding, opportunity and agency capacity building of Black and Brown run nonprofits.  How do we change this and fortify such agencies that often best understand the communities that they serve?  

    Supporting People of Color to Lead 

    Our goal is to play a part in creating a nonprofit sector where people of color have the support and connections they need to achieve equitable outcomes, to advance to and feel supporting in leadership positions. How do we support people of color to lead? 

    Nonprofit Leadership and Racial Equity  

    Background 

    On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, more than 125 people attended a NPW forum designed to examine Nonprofit Leadership and Racial Equity.  The forum included a presentation on the findings of the 2019 study of the Building Movement Project: Race to Lead Revisited. Through this study, over 5,000 nonprofit staff members reported on their experiences involving race and leadership in nonprofit settings, and it is clear: The nonprofit sector has a racial leadership gap.   Read more  Race to lead revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap 
     

    Leaders of Color in the Nonprofit Sector 

    The forum also included a distinguished panel of leaders of color who brought further truth to Race to Lead Revisited as they discussed their lived experiences confronting bias and racism in the nonprofit sector.  

    Watch the Forum HERE 

    Community Input  

    The forum included facilitated discussions for participants to share their perspectives and inform further action to advance racial equity in the nonprofit sector. The following were identified as focus areas:   

    • Board Governance and Nonprofit Boards of Directors  
    • Beyond Diversity to Inclusion 
    • Capacity Building, Government and Foundation Funding – trust base, bottom up 
    • Supporting People of Color to Lead  
    • June 30, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event


    An audio play in darkness, ODD MAN OUT begins with a travel box sent to your home, that allows you the “passengers” to be a part of the ODD MAN OUT story. Experience Alberto’s story of love, prejudice, and fears that were left behind. A 360°-surround sound, multi sensory journey that engages your sense of smell, taste, and touch.

    Available in English and Spanish languages, with both audio and braille instructions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

    Purchase Experience Here


    • June 30, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event


    • June 30, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Pace Women’s Justice Center
    Creating a Supportive Workplace for People Impacted by Domestic Violence
    Summer Lunch & Learn Series

    Violence and abuse do not discriminate by race, ethnicity or economic means; anyone can become a victim of abuse. As we emerge from the pandemic and return to congregate office settings, the need to advance an organizational culture that promotes an understanding of domestic violence and employee safety may be more important now than ever before. Please join us as we learn from the experts at Pace Women's Justice Center about the building blocks needed to create a workplace environment that supports employees who may be dealing with abuse.

    Key Take-Aways

    • Resources that every nonprofit and business should have available and include in their employee handbook
    • How to support and speak to a co-worker or friend you are concerned about
    • How to access legal services and other related assistance

    About Pace Women’s Justice Center

    Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) provides free legal services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. A nonprofit legal center serving Westchester and Putnam Counties, PWJC helps individuals navigate the legal system and obtain services related to divorce, custody, support, financial exploitation, public benefits, and housing. Through outreach events and training programs we raise awareness, educate the community, and train judges, police officers, attorneys, and social service providers on best practices when working with victims of abuse. https://law.pace.edu/wjc

    Presenters:

    Cindy J. Kanusher, Esq., Executive Director

    Cindy Kanusher has focused her career on domestic violence and legal services for the underrepresented. Twenty-three years ago, she joined PWJC, a legal services provider for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse, serving Westchester and Putnam Counties. 

    During her tenure, PWJC has grown into a highly respected, multi-faceted legal services and training center serving over 3500 victims and survivors of interpersonal violence annually. After becoming Executive Director in 2015, she identified a need for a flexible legal service model for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. In response, she developed a walk-in clinic concept to provide free, bilingual legal services in a safe and accessible location; the new clinic and office space was inaugurated in June 2018. Since its opening, the clinic has been serving 70-80 victims of abuse monthly, increasing services by 20%. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Cindy was responsible for oversight of PWJC's Legal Helpline, Moderate Means Panel of lawyers, Elder Justice Unit, and PWJC’s rural sexual assault and domestic violence training programs, through which she has trained lawyers, judges, advocates, and law enforcement agents. 

    Before PWJC, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the N.Y. County District Attorney's office for 10 years, specializing in the prosecution of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence cases. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and received her Law Degree from Brooklyn Law School. Cindy has strong relationships with partner agencies and community members at large, serving on various boards and councils. She was appointed to serve on Westchester County’s Women’s Advisory Board in 2018, is on the Board of the Westchester Women's Agenda, and serves on the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, Westchester County Anti-trafficking Task Force, and Westchester County Families Task Force.

    Susan Carroll, Esq., Director, Training, Outreach and Education. Pace Women’s Justice Center

    Susan Carroll has worked at PWJC since 2007 and has been Director of Training, Outreach and Education since 2015. Through outreach and training programs, Carroll raises awareness, shares information, and trains judges police officers, attorneys, social service providers, law students, and the community on domestic violence, sexual assault, including issues involving campus sexual assault, and elder abuse issues, reaching over 12,000 individuals across Westchester and New York State each year. Ms. Carroll is a certified police trainer and regularly trains at the Westchester County Police Academy developing training materials, curriculum and collaborative presentations to Westchester Police Agencies as well as across New York State pursuant to a statewide rural sexual assault and training violence program.

    Ms. Carroll also supervises PWJC’s Elder Justice Training Program. Ms. Carroll was the project coordinator of an Abuse in Later Life grant which created training, enhanced services and a collaborative community response to elder abuse. Ms. Carroll is the training coordinator and attorney liaison for sexual assault victims and domestic violence victims in a grant involving several colleges in Westchester County. During her tenure at PWJC, Ms. Carroll has also represented petitioners in Family Court in Yonkers and White Plains in the Family Court Legal Program, supervised volunteers in PWJC’s free Legal Helpline and represented domestic violence clients in PWJC’s Family Justice Unit. Before joining PWJC, Ms. Carroll worked with the Bronx District Attorney's office for 10 years handling a wide mix of felonies including homicides, assaults, sexual assault cases, and other cases, including domestic violence related offenses. Ms. Carroll is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.

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    NPW fosters awareness about the critical services uniquely provided by Westchester’s nonprofit agencies. These resources benefit the clients, customers and employees of other nonprofits, the business community, government and other sectors, our communities, friends and neighbors. Learn more at NPW’s Summer Lunch and Learn Series. These sessions will be interactive with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Information on presenters, highlighted topics and key take-aways will be provided.

    • July 05, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 03, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)



     REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS

    Have your kids unplug with mud at our award winning weekly themedhalf and full-day summer camps for ages 6 – 15 running July 5 - September 3.


    Focusing on wheel throwing, hand-building and sculpture campers will learn new techniques in an atmosphere of learning, fun & friendship. Sample weekly camps include: Wheel Throwing Boot Camp, The Zoo, Endangered Animals, Wacky Foods, Island Life and Reinvent the Wheel: Contemporary Art in Clay


    Registration opens on our website February 15th.Register before March 15th and receive a 10% discount.   

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    • July 07, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    • July 08, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
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    • July 08, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
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    • July 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event

    Camp Vollo features two weeks of structured volunteer assignments and goals to create a positive impact in your community.

    • Made for changemakers ages 13-18
    • Free to participate!
    • Designed to ensure safe social distancing (Virtual)
    • Camp runs July 12 to August 27
    • Earn community service hours
    • Complete at your own pace
    • Learn more

    Register Here

    • July 12, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM (EDT)
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    • July 13, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    • July 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center
     Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Trans & Non-Binary Communities

    Summer Lunch & Learn Series

    Ensuring diversity in the workplace is regularly a top priority for non-profit leaders, but we all know that diversity doesn't stop at the hiring stage. Join for a discussion on building an inclusive workplace for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary community members, from the policy level to workplace culture. Whether you are an advocate for LGBTQ+ communities, or an aspiring ally you're welcome to join and learn more about building a workplace that allows all team members to thrive as their full selves.

    Key Take-Aways

    • Deepen understanding of transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) identity/complexity of language
    • Discuss the intersectionality of identity TGNCNB communities live within, and apply this knowledge to broaden the conversation of inclusionary practice within the workplace
    • Name, recognize, and practice methods of being an actionable ally to TGNCNB community members
    • Discuss barriers to TGNCNB inclusion within workplace culture and address methods of breaking down these barriers to make sustainable change
    • Review current employment law and best practices for TGNCNB workplace inclusion

    About The LOFT

    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center serves LGBTQ+ and allied adults ages 18 and older throughout the lower Hudson Valley region of NY. The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is a welcoming and safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and supporters. Their doors are open and there is something going on nearly every day of the week including support groups, social groups & activities, assistance & advocacy, health and wellness, education and training.

    Kira Lingala (she/her/hers)

    Kira Lingala (she/her/hers) began participating in groups at The LOFT in 2019 and joined the team in May 2020 as a Peer Navigator for The LOFT’s PROUDWST Me program. Prior to that, Kira graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she concentrated in Political Science and African-American studies. While in school, Kira investigated wrongful convictions as an intern for the Invisible Institute before going on to write and edit for New America’s weekly newsletter as an intern.

    Kira is passionate about prison abolition, LGBTQ+ rights, and destigmatizing mental health. She writes creatively, reads science fiction and philosophy, avidly follows film, practices yoga, and escapes to nature anytime she needs a break.

    Robyn Schlesinger (she/her/hers)

    Robyn Schlesinger (she/her/hers) is an attorney who works extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. She is an active Loft volunteer, working with TGNCNB individuals on their employment searches and doing training for employers, educators and organizations.

    Based in White Plains, NY, Robyn is a member of Westchester County’s LGBTQ Advisory Board and its Police Reform Task Force. She is a doctoral candidate in the education program at Manhattanville College, and a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

    Shepard Verbas (they/them/theirs)

    Shepard Verbas (they/them/theirs) is the Director of Programs and Services at The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center serving LGBTQ+ community and allies, ages 18 and older throughout the lower Hudson Valley. Shepard oversees the center's 50+ programming designed to engage and empower the LGBTQ+ community, and has been a part of the staff at The LOFT since 2015. They are dedicated to heightening visibility for trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) communities in every facet of their work. In addition to their role at The LOFT they also co-facilitate CANDLE Rockland's Trans Youth Group for TGNCNB youth ages 12-18. Shepard has been dedicated to furthering the LGBTQ+ movement since 2014 through their involvement with several LGBTQ+ organizations, and has spoken at over 100 trainings and panels addressing issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community.

    Sponsored by:


    NPW fosters awareness about the critical services uniquely provided by Westchester’s nonprofit agencies. These resources benefit the clients, customers and employees of other nonprofits, the business community, government and other sectors, our communities, friends and neighbors. Learn more at NPW’s Summer Lunch and Learn Series. These sessions will be interactive with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Information on presenters, highlighted topics and key take-aways will be provided.

    • July 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    Topic: NPW Public Policy Committee Meeting

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    • July 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
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    • July 15, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
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    Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Westchester County Information Session

    Presenters: 

    • Leonard G. Townes, Commissioner, Westchester County Dept. of Social Services
    • Blanca Lopez, Assistant Director of Operations for Westchester County
    Free and Open to All



    • July 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY

    We are so excited to announce that we will be celebrating the Science Barge on Saturday, July 17. More details to come but mark your calendars now. Also, stay tuned for details relating to open hours and paid bookings.

    We can't wait to see all of you this summer. In the meantime, please consider supporting the continued success of our Science Barge programming by making a donation.


    • July 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Frankie & Johnnie's Pine Restaurant1913 Bronxdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

    VISIONS Bronx-Westchester Advisory Board Awards Dinner

    July 21, 2021, 6:00-9:30PM

    Frankie & Johnnie's Pine Restaurant1913 Bronxdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

    The VISIONS Bronx-Westchester Advisory Board invites you to join us at our Annual Awards Dinner.

    Honorees:

    Irene Amato, A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp.

    Dr. A.J. Contento, Eye Care Unlimited

    Gene DiNapoli, Entertainer/Actor/Restaurateur

    Michael Knobbe, BronxNet

    Emcee:

    Gary Axelbank, BronxTalk and thisistheBronX

    Important Information About This Event:

    • The banquet room opens up onto an outdoor patio.
    • All COVID protocols will be followed.
    • Seating is limited.
    • If you prefer not to attend in person, please consider placing a journal ad or making a donation to VISIONS.

    Proceeds for this event will be used to support VISIONS Free Programs in the Bronx and Westchester.

    Register Here



    • July 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY


    On July 27, 2021, Westhab will host its 18th Annual Golf Classic at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY. Last year, we had to pivot to the virtual "No-Golf Classic," so we're very excited to be back in-person this July for one of our favorite events of the year.

     

    By supporting the Golf Classic, you'll be helping Westhab deliver hope and opportunity and create vibrant and just communities—so we hope you will consider joining us for a wonderful day of golf, dinner, and celebration. 

    • August 09, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
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    • August 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    • August 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Cancer Support Team

    Summer Lunch & Learn Series

    Cancer Support Team provides comprehensive supportive services to cancer patients and their families. Staff members are well-trained, compassionate professionals with many years of experience working in hospitals, home care, and hospice programs. Their team is uniquely qualified to care for individuals with cancer, as well as to provide information and support to loved ones involved in their care, at any stage of the cancer diagnosis. All services are available in English and Spanish.

    Sponsored by:

    NPW fosters awareness about the critical services uniquely provided by Westchester’s nonprofit agencies. These resources benefit the clients, customers and employees of other nonprofits, the business community, government and other sectors, our communities, friends and neighbors. Learn more at NPW’s Summer Lunch and Learn Series. These sessions will be interactive with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Information on presenters, highlighted topics and key take-aways will be provided.

    • September 01, 2021
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    • September 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    • September 06, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
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    • September 09, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    • September 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    Topic: NPW Public Policy Committee Meeting

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    Meeting ID: 860 1786 3683

    Passcode: 106702

    One tap mobile: +16468769923,,86017863683#,,,,,,0#,,106702# US (New York)

    Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 860 1786 3683

    Passcode: 106702


    • September 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
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    • September 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • November 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting: Registrants will be sent link in advance
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    • September 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    • September 22, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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    • September 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Westchester Country Club
    • September 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Scarsdale Golf Club, 1 Club Way, Hartsdale, NY
    • October 11, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
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    • October 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
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    • October 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    • November 03, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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