In This Newsletter:

  • Affordable Connectivity Program

  • The Giving Guide

  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Webinar: July 14

  • Nonprofit Compensation Survey

  • NPW Upcoming Events

  • Racial Equity and the Nonprofit Sector

  • NPW Event Recap: Emerging Leaders Program at the Hudson River Museum 

  • Member Events

  • Funding

 

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a U.S. benefit program that helps ensure households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Learn More & Sign Up

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below: 

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:
  • The National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
  • SNAP
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • WIC
  • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits or Lifeline
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal landsBureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Tribal Head Start (income based)

How can I sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

ACP eligible families are encourage to contact their providers or sign up to obtain the benefit. Here is more informartion in English & Spanish. There is also bilingual support for 200 languages at a call center (877) 384-2575. 

THE GIVING GUIDE

 

Public Student Service Loan Forgiveness: July 14

 

Last year, the U.S. Department of Education announced a temporary period during which borrowers may receive credit for payments that previously did not qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) or Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF). This waiver makes it easier for public service employees to receive credit for more payments. However, this waiver currently expires on October 31, 2022. Please share with your staff and encourage them to apply by Oct. 31. Learn More

On July 14th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, NPW, Westchester Jewish Community Services and Nonprofit New York will host a virtual training on Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness.

Register Now
 

NONPROFIT COMPENSATION SURVEY IS OPEN

 

Complete the first Westchester Only Nonprofit Compensation Survey and Receive the Report for FREE – a $350 Value. Note: You can save your work and don't need to finish the survey all at once! 

 

Anti-Oppressive Leadership Fellows Program

 

Adelphi University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership is honored to announce a prestigious fellowship for nonprofit executive leader’s titled The Anti-Oppressive Leadership Fellows Program

  • Are you a senior leader at a nonprofit?
  • Do you care deeply about equity and social justice?
  • Would you like to join a few of your colleagues in a learning community focused on transforming your organizational culture, practices, and policies?

The Anti-Oppressive Leadership Fellows Program prepares groups of nonprofit leaders to positively impact their organization’s culture, practices, and policies.

Two or three top-level leaders from an organization should apply together, such as the CEO/ED, Chair of the Board, and DEI Director. Participants receive a Certificate in Anti-Oppressive Leadership from Adelphi University upon completion of the eleven-month program.

Learn More & Apply
 

Building Family Resilience

Family Ties of Westchester: Building Family Resilience - Sessions begin July 13

Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. is offering Virtal Parent Skills Coaching that focuses on improving family wellbeing. For caregivers who want to: Increase their confidence; Gain new skills and learn new strategies; Develop a support network. All Family Ties Services are free and confidential. More information, call (914) 995-5238 or email info@famtieswest.org. Flyer in English & Spanish.

A “light touch” evidence-informed class designed to help caregivers think about their approach to parenting, and develop new strategies to enhance their family’s well-being, as well as their sense of parenting self-confidence. This class meets for 5 sessions and provides an overview of the following topics:

  • Parenting roles and responsibilities
  • Identifying goals for change
  • Discipline vs. Punishment
  • Descriptive Praise for Improved Family Interactions
  • Effective Communication
  • Identifying Stressors and Practicing Self Care

UPCOMING NPW EVENTS

  • November 30: Keep Westchester Thriving Awards - SAVE THE DATE
 
 
Register for All NPW Events Here
 

Charting an Anti-Racist Path Forward

NPW is committed to providing the resources for our members and all nonprofits to build anti-racist systems, support people of color to lead, and fortify BIPOC led organizations.

See the full video of our April 7th Forum attended by more than 200 people, read the report Taking Action: Charting an Anti-Racist Path Forward in Westchester’s Nonprofit Sector, and listen to a short clip of Karen Cheeks-Lomax's speech below. 

 

NPW EVENT RECAP

 

Thank you Hudson River Museum for hosting the 6th session of the Emerging Leaders Program!

Last Thursday, the Emerging Leaders enjoyed a break-from-routine visit to the museum, led by HRM’s Executive Director, Masha Turchinsky. The ELPers admired mind-provoking exhibits such as Order/Reorder, while learning about the importance of arts equity and how to develop successful capital projects similar to HRM's new west wing expected to open in Fall 2022.

After the tour, ELPers enjoyed wine and snacks in the courtyard and an impromptu tour of the Glenview Mansion. Thank you Hudson River Museum and Masha for a great session! Needless to say, we will all be back to enjoy more art and history. 

 

MEMBER & COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Family Service Society of Yonkers Kinship Support Program - July 13

WCA Profit and Purpose '22: July 14

Westchester Community Foundation Free Contemplative-Based Resiliency Workshops

Contemplative Resilience Tools for Westchester Professional Services Providers offers the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience: Awareness, Balance & Connection to Lower Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations and their staff members at no cost. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Foundation.

  • Rescheduled: July 19 – 20, 2022: Virtual Workshop 12:00PM – 3:00PM ET
  • August 8-9, 2022: Virtual Workshop 12:00PM – 3:00PM
  • August 26, 2022: In-Person at the Garrison Institute All day*
    *Maximum capacity 40 people; COVID-19 Vaccination Required to attend.

Professional Development for Executive Directors: July 31- August 2 at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, October 19-21 at The Desmond Hotel, Albany

Equitable Governance Summit 2.0: August 4 - Registration now open

See All Member Events Here
 
 

FUNDING 

 

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