In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Upcoming Events and Event Recaps
  • Yonkers Climate Action Plan
  • NY ABLE Helps Qualified NYers with Disabilities Save Tax-Free
  • OpEd: Migrants Are a Benefit to the Economy of Our Communities and the Hudson Valley
  • Refugees Looking for Work - How to Help
  • NPW Member Good News: Cynthia Knox and Judith Watson
  • Disabilities Job Fair
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
  • Funding


July 18, 8:30 - 10:30 AM, Sam's: NPW Nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs Roundtable

July 27, 5:00 PM, Virtual: Leaders Inspiring Leaders

NPW is appreciative of all our program sponsors - learn about them HERE.



Thank you to the over 100 members, sponsors, government partners and new friends who attended our Summer Celebration & Networking Party on June 13th.

It was wonderful to celebrate together at the Hudson River Museum where we received a sneak peek of their new exhibit "Unity on the Hudson" in the spectacular new West Wing overlooking the Hudson. Thank you to the museum's excellent team and especially Masha Turchinsky, HRM's Executive Director & NPW board member, and Robert Panzera, HRM's Assistant Director of Development and Emerging Leaders alum! NPW is honored to be a place for nonprofits, businesses, and government partners to come together, network and celebrate our collective achievements, all while having some fun!


A special shoutout to Westchester Talk Radio for helping us amplify the important missions and messages of NPW's nonprofit community. 

NPW's Financial Learning Lab for Program Directors and Managers full day session was held on Wednesday, June 14th. Enormous thanks to Gretchen Upholt and Katrina Venturina of BDO for expertly leading such an engaging and informative program.


Thank you to our Series Sponsors

Upcoming Learning Lab: Advocacy for Nonprofit Professionals - October 4th. Nonprofits can and should be vehicles for civic and community engagement, positive change and social justice. Nonprofits can and should advocate and lobby to advance their missions. Learn how to do so legally and effectively with the experts from The Advocacy Institute

On Friday, June 16, members of the Disabilities Roundtable Committee met with Assemblymember Chris Burdick and MaryJane Shimsky to discuss NPW's recent employment inclusion event, transportation and the new NYS micro grant. Learn more about this Roundtable HERE.




Pictured Above: Groundwork Hudson Valley Executive Director and NPW board member, Brigitte Griswold, announcing the first-ever Yonkers Climate Action Plan!

"The Yonkers Climate Action Plan lays out a roadmap for how we can address issues like flooding, extreme heat, and fossil fuel reduction. But equally as important, it ensures that equity and inclusion through community engagement are at the center of our approach, serving as a model for other cities across the state and the nation. We are all very grateful for the steps the city has already taken and are very excited to start implementing the strategies outlined in the plan." Watch the full press conference video here

NPW hopes this can serve as a model for communities throughout Westchester County.



NY ABLE Helps Qualified NYers with Disabilities Save Tax-Free

New York’s ABLE program helps qualified New Yorkers with disabilities save tax-free without impacting Social Security, Medicaid or other government benefits. Funds saved in a NY ABLE account can help cover qualified disability-related expenses, such as education, housing, transportation and much more. In addition, with a NY ABLE account, you get the flexibility to decide how and how much you’d like to contribute. NY ABLE may be able to help you or a loved one achieve more independence, greater financial security and a better quality of life. Find out about the NY ABLE Savings Program, including tax benefits and other considerations. Learn more HERE.


Migrants Are a Benefit to the Economy of Our Communities and the Hudson Valley, June 13, 2023, Examiner Media. By Carola Otero Bracco, Richard Nightingale, Jan Fisher, Kathy Halas and Jirandy Martinez

Just as baseballs are being batted around the playing field, so is the fate of migrants being batted around to sow disinformation and fear. As leaders of some of the nonprofit organizations in charge of supporting new asylum seekers in Westchester County, we see things very differently.

For centuries, people have immigrated to the United States. New York has a long and rich history of welcoming immigrants. We need to take this opportunity to live up to our highest ideals of being a welcoming state that values the contributions of immigrants. We must work together to create the kind of communities in which we all want to live, where all residents have the opportunity for economic mobility and social inclusion. When we create welcoming communities, our entire society benefits. Continue Reading



Got Leads? Hearts and Homes for Refugees is sharing snippets about our refugee neighbors who are looking for work. Some are looking for their first job in the U.S. Others are looking to transition into something new as they build their futures in their adopted country.

Please let them know if you have any leads or contacts that might help any of the following refugees whom we are currently resettling. All have full authorization to work in the U.S. Complete Information PDF with job descriptions



Cynthia Knox, CEO of Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP) was honored as a 2023 Notable LGBTQIA+ Leader by Crain’s New York Business. To qualify, candidates needed to work in a senior role in the New York metropolitan area and identify as LGBTQIA+. Cynthia was recognized for her demonstrated positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community through her work at CHHOP and her civic engagement.

Judith Watson, CEO of Westchester Community Health Center (formerly Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center) and NPW board member, was recently named one of the Notable 2023 leaders in health care by Crain's Magazine.

“I am honored to accept Crain’s New York Business 2023 Notable Health Care Leader Award on behalf of the staff of Westchester Community Health Center who work tirelessly as Westchester’s Health Care Safety Net Provider. Over the past three years, our WCHC team came together and navigated through the pandemic with dedication, innovation, and sacrifice. I am exceptionally proud of their continued efforts to meet our community’s ongoing healthcare needs,” Judith Watson shared with Black Westchester.



NYS Internet Survey

Complete a simple survey to tell NY State about YOUR experiences using the internet and computers. Your opinions can help NY write a plan to bring digital tools and skills to everyone! Complete the brief survey HERE. Flyer PDF.

Westchester Children's Association Commissioners' Conversation - June 22 

One World Girl's Summer Empowerment Program in Washington Heights -  July 10 - 14

This FREE program for girls ages 8- 12 is a fun and empowering 5 days of painting, sketching, drawing, arts and crafts, collage, free-play and theatre games to explore themes related to leadership, personal development and service. Washington Heights registration link

Please be sure to use NPW's Nonprofit Community Calendar as a resource when planning your event. NPW members: email to get your event listed.

All Member Events


The City of Mount Vernon has allocated funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to support non-profit organizations providing services to Mount Vernon residents. This is a grant program - not a loan. The application is available here

The minimum grant awards are $10,000.00 and the maximum amount are $25,000.00 per non-profit organization. Submission Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 4:00 PM on July 17, 2023.

Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award Competition

The Community Partnership Award honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to our communities. The competition is now open; applications are being accepted through July 1, 2023.


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