In this Newsletter:

  1. Member and Countywide Resources
    • Center for Racial Equity – Programs and Workshop Start Today!
    • Racial Equity and the Environment
    • Environmental Film Series
    • Financial Fraud Seminar
    • WWAB Town Hall on Economic Equality
    • Mental Health Association of Westchester Podcasts
  2. COVID-19 Resources
  3. Grants and Funding Opportunities
  4. Upcoming NPW Events and Trainings

Member and Countywide Resources

YWCA Racial Equity Workshop Series - STARTS TODAY

The YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester is pleased to introduce the Center for Racial Equity, a dedicated space for advancing racial equity in Westchester County by providing the vision, the place, and the community to sustain anti-racist work. Designed to be taken as a three-part series with participants engaging in each program in succession, or as standalone workshops, the Racial Equity 100 Series was developed with original content for an interactive learning experience. Each workshop is two hours.

Racial Equity 101 lays the foundation for anti-racist behavior and practice in our personal and professional lives. Date: March 2, 2021, 6-8pm, Cost: Inaugural Special $25

Racial Equity 102 provides participants with a historical foundation of racism displayed through the values, spiritual beliefs, and policies of individuals that have held decision-making power. Date: March 15, 2021, 6-8pm, Cost: Inaugural Special $25

Racial Equity 103 closes out the three-part racial justice program by guiding participants through an experience that highlights decision-making and a commitment to anti-racism within their homes, communities, and/or workplaces. Date: March 30, 2021, 6-8pm, Cost: Inaugural Special $25

Questions? Contact Ariana Quinones at

    Register for Racial Equity Workshops Today

    Groundwork Hudson Valley: Racial Equity and the Environment

    Even before a child is born in the US, their race plays a huge part in how they'll experience heat and pollution. It starts with America's history of racist housing policies that segregated families of color into undesirable neighborhoods – and we can actually see the effects of those policies today. And as the climate warms, it's black families who are most likely to be stuck in extremely hot areas.

    Watch: How heat is radically altering Americans' lives before they're even born – 6 minute video

    In the summer of 2020, NPW member Groundwork Hudson Valley partnered with Vivek Shandas, the professor featured throughout the video above, to employ Yonkers youth to collect heat data that is informing a broader Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership in Yonkers. To learn more about the partnership, visit Climate Safe Neighborhoods - Groundwork Hudson Valley (

    Federated Conservationists of Westchester: Free Environmental Film Series
    February 27 - March 25 

    Collective Eye Films has produced amazing environmental and social justice films. Three are streaming on Pleasantville Community Television this month, co-sponsored by Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, and Films on Purpose. The films should all be mandatory viewing for anyone concerned with environmental issues! Click on the film names below to watch:

    M&T Bank: Financial Fraud Seminar for Professionals, Community Leaders and Business Owners

    March 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hosted by: Leigh Balcom - Financial Crimes Manager Jarrett Edwards and Mary Devine- M&T Retail Regional Managers

    Register Here

    WWAB Town Hall on Economic Equality
    March 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Register Here

    MHA Westchester Debuts New Podcast
    Surfacing: The Meaning in the Story

    There is power in storytelling. Listening to stories can inspire, and telling them can heal. When we share our experiences, we create opportunities to change the narrative around mental health and help others find the courage to speak out.

    Listen to the Podcast

    Job Fair at Pace Law

    Nonprofit Organizations are invited to participate in a virtual Job Fair at Pace Law on March 4-5, 2021. This Job Fair will allow you to interview Pace Law students for part-time or full-time summer opportunities. More information: email, Asst. Dean for Career and Professional Development.

    Visit the NPW Member Events Calendar to find out more. Email your organization's events to:

    COVID-19 Resources

    New COVID Vaccination Site Will Soon Be Available for Mount Vernon and Yonkers Residents

    Residents in parts of Yonkers and Mount Vernon will be able to begin making an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the new FEMA/New York State vaccination site in Southwest Yonkers, New York National Guard Armory at 2 Quincy Place. Appointments for testing will open first for those with Mount Vernon zip codes 10550, 10552 and 10553 and Yonkers zip codes 10701, 10703, 10704 and 10705. On March 3, all Westchester County residents can begin making appointments. The new locations are expected to open on March 3rd.

    All appointments will be made through the NY State Site.

    Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Reopening Guidance

    Governor Cuomo announced that beginning March 15, weddings and catered events can resume statewide. In order to reopen, establishments must review and comply with the updated Detailed Guidelines for Food Services on the Phase Three webpage of New York Forward.

    A direct link to the full, updated guidance can be found here

    Access NPW's COVID Resources Here

    Grants & Funding Opportunities

    Impact100 Westchester is excited to announce Focus Area Awards and three $5,000 awards supporting Housing Instability. Visit their website to review important information. Deadline: March 8th. 

    Apply Here

    White Plains Library Offers Two Valuable Grant and Funding Courses

    Even though the computers at the White Plains Library are not in service, did you know that nonprofits can still view FDO Essential from home/office because of the limited access during the pandemic? Learn More:

    Please visit NPW's Funding Opportunities webpage for updated funding opportunities.

    Upcoming NPW Trainings & Events

    Please remember, NPW trainings are open for free to all employees, board members and volunteers of NPW Member Organizations.

    Visit the NPW Member Job Board to get current information on the latest jobs. Email your organization's job openings: 


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