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Weekly Resource Round-Up: May 17, 2022

This Week's Resources

If you have resources to share with our network, please contact Tobi Mojeed-Balogun our Associate Director of Programs Support.


NYS COVID Mandate Updates


A lot of the news around mandates and restrictions have been a little confusing so I will list some resources below that might help.

  • PIX11 COVID Updates - kind of NYC-centric but state information is sometimes included. Link here.

  • The relevant highlight is that NYC is approaching high COVID alert level according to the city health commissioner. Read more here.

  • NYS Department of Health COVID website - It's a one stop shop with an info summary at the top. Link here.

  • Federal COVID website - covid.gov - it's pretty bare bones but you can search your county and get COVID level

  • The COVID level has escalated all over the Diocese with Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan Ulster, and Dutchess counties all at the high COVID alert level. The rest of the counties in the Diocese are at medium level except the Bronx which has managed to stay at a low level.

If you have any other resources, please feel free to share them with me so I can share them with everyone!


2022 Bulk Buy Application!


We are thrilled to announce that we will begin accepting proposals for our 2022 Bulk Buy Program! Bulk Buy allows us to aggregate food purchasing across the Diocese and means free high-quality food for EC programs. You can find our brief application form HERE! Please contact me (Tobi) with any questions or concerns.


Artistic Director at Washington Heights Choir School


Our friends over at the Washington Heights Choir School which is held at Holyrood Episcopal Church are looking for a new artistic Director to replace the wonderful and talented Gloria Bangiola whose time with the WHCS will be ending soon. The job description is linked here and if you have any questions, inquiries, or recommendations, email them at info@whchoirschool.org or Sam Westley, WHCS's executive director, at swwestley@gmail.com


St Ignatius of Antioch Soup Kitchen is in need of a Team Captain


Our friends over at St Ignatius of Antioch Soup Kitchen over in the Upper West Side, Manhattan is losing one of their long-time team captains for their Saturday evening meal prep to retirement and need help finding a replacement. If you want more information, know any good candidates, or have any suggestions let me know and I will pass it along to Nick Greendyk, their volunteer coordinator.


Volunteer and Program Coordinator at All Angels' Church Community Ministries


Our friends over at All Angels' Church is hoping to bring on a Interim Volunteer and Program Manager this summer and they would love any recommendations. The job description is linked here. If you have any questions, inquiries, or recommendations, please contact Rebecca Hampe at rhampe@allangelschurch.com.


Hudson Link Spring Benefit & Employer Toolkit


Our friends at Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison held their virtual Spring Benefit last week and it was amazing! You can watch it on their website here and learn about all the amazing work they do.


Hudson Link put together an employer toolkit for hiring formerly incarcerated people. Thank you to Sean Pica, Eldredge Blalock, Elisabeth Santiago, and the rest of the team at Hudson Link for this important resource. The toolkit can be found here. If you have any questions about hiring formerly incarcerated people, please contact Elisabeth Santiago from Hudson Link's Alumni Services at esantiago@hudsonlink.org.


ActivePlus


Our friends over at Active Plus work with the community to create a culture of healthy and active living.They provide health and physical education for youth coming from vulnerable communities. Regarding their mission they have said: "This mission embodies our purpose, drives our everyday actions, and is at the core of who we are as an organization. We believe that, by exposing children and teens to new activities, mindsets, information, and behavior at a young age, we can change the course of the rest of their lives."


Visit their website at https://www.activeplus-nyc.org/ to learn more!


Sing For Hope - Young at Arts Programming


Our Friend Sharyn Pirtle over at Young at Arts shared with us some programming that might be of use to our community:


"The first free program that I'd like to share is on our Open Arts platform that can interactively reach students, the elderly or any other group suffering from pandemic isolation, with curated arts programming. We have 2 interactive "Careers in the Arts" series, coming up on Open Arts. I have attached a flyer and any one can RSVP to these events HERE. The 2nd project is a 30 minute vaccine confidence musical, Don't Throw Away Your Shot that we had created, cast and filmed in New York and includes 20 or so Young at Arts performers. Like the Careers in the Arts, this program also includes a live talk back with the artists. The musical was underwritten through a grant from the CDC Foundation and we have the funding to present the performance 40 times, both virtually and in person throughout the NY area. To find out more about bringing the musical virtually to a school or other youth organization, visit the Sing for Hope website."


Peer Defense Project Youth Punishment Educational Guide


The Peer Defense Project is a student-led group of students and legal professionals working to provide legal tools for students in New York. Towards that end they have created a political education guide with information about the history of the punishment of students in New York among other information. While EC does not endorse the political positions in the guide, the "know your rights" section can be a helpful resource for helping kids advocate for themselves both inside and out in the public school system. The link to the whole guide is here and the link to the "know your rights" section is here.


Community Food Funders Newslink


Community Food Funders has opened up their newsletter to a wider audience (so not just food funders). "Each month, CFF compiles a newsletter with news, articles, reports, and events for those in our region interested in an equitable and sustainable food system." Highlights on this month's newsletter include:

  • Grant opportunities from CSPI - "Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI’s) first round of grantmaking for 2022 is now open. CSPI seeks to support communities as they explore local, state, and federal policy interventions to elicit systemic change and advance a just and equitable food environment."

  • New York Foundation Grant Cycle (informational webinar) - New York Foundation makes core grants of $45,000, renewable for up to 3 years for established groups and 5 years for emerging organizations. What does New York Foundation fund? What is the application process? This webinar will help you assess whether your organization is eligible for a grant, better understand how we use our criteria in our grantmaking, and learn how to apply. Application deadline: July 1st.

  • plus loads more!

I will continue to include highlights from each month's newsletter on our weekly resource round-ups but if you would like to subscribe yourself, the link is here. The link to last month's newsletter is here and their archive is here.


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That's all for this week -- thanks for all you do!


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