Saturday, April 2, 2011

Business and Community Resources

**April 4 – The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders is sponsoring a free leadership lecture: How to Analyze Your Agency to Cut Costs and Increase Morale in Today’s Economy. It will be held from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Columbus Circle. To RSVP, email: . On April 2, 9, and 16, Fordham University's Graduate Schools of Social Service (GSS) and Business (GBA) will host the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders' executive education program which covers all aspects of nonprofit management and leadership. Faculty form both schools teach classes, and participants receive a graduate certificate from both GSS and GBA. The program emphasizes teaching small and medium-size nonprofits. The Center provides lifetime support for participants: For 12 Month following training, graduates work one-on-one with a mentor, a present or recent CEO of a nonprofit organization. They then receive ongoing, permanent support for as long as they wish. A fee is charged for this program. If you're interested in participating, register at For more information, email

**April 10 – 16 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: The 2011 NCVRW Online Resource Guide contains everything needed to promote National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in your community. This year’s theme – Reshaping the Future – Honoring the Past – reflects on victims, their families, and the professionals who serve them. To access the guide, go to: . is the U.S. government website that helps organizations create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included on the Web site are youth facts; funding information; tools to help: assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs; and up-to-date information on the latest youth-related news. To view the Web site, visit:

The U.S. Department of Labor launched My Next Move, a web-based tool aimed at providing jobseekers with information on more than 900 occupations, as well as local job openings and training opportunities in a simple, user-friendly format. Users can also search for jobs in three categories: careers with a “bright outlook” in growing industries, jobs that are part of the “green” economy and occupations that have a Registered Apprenticeship program. Each occupation that a user selects has an easy-to-read, one-page profile, including information about what knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed; the occupation’s outlook; the level of education required; technologies used within the occupation; and other, similar jobs. In addition, each occupation page includes direct links to local salary information, training opportunities, and relevant job openings. Use the tool at

Sign up to receive announcements regarding 2011 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) materials and events. All those interested must register to receive a complimentary copy of the Resource Guide and poster, as well as notifications on the electronic availability of the Resource Guide and details about the annual prelude events .

Lend a Hand: A Guide to Volunteering for Youth, developed by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, lists the many ways community members can volunteer to help young people throughout the year. To view the publication, visit:

The Community Service Society’s (CSS) Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) has a unique opportunity for direct service agencies in the five boroughs. FCC places financial coaches in non-profit organizations throughout the city to work one-on-one with clients. This service is free, voluntary, and confidential. We are currently recruiting and training a new class of volunteers, all retired professionals, who will be placed in 15 new sites this year. If you would like more information and/or are interested in having a financial coach placed at your site, please contact Reyes Irizarry, FCC Project Director, at 212-614-5419 or .

Visit the first career website for NYC youth workers: . Pathfinder is the place where New York’s youth workers, trainers and employers connect online and share job, training, educational and career opportunities. Pathfinder was developed and is operated by The After-School Corporation TASC), with the support of DYCD, The Wallace Foundation and the Booth Ferris Foundation. Site users can search job openings for New York City after-school and youth programs, and receive job alerts; post or find training opportunities, and receive training alerts; advertise for staff, and find tools to create winning cover letters and resumes. The site’s most exciting feature, however, is an inter-active tool that lets a user describe his or her job and educational experiences, and plot an individualized path toward a career working with youth. Pathfinder is a useful professional development tool. Return to the website regularly to explore its many features and to get up-to-date information.

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