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Data and Performance Management in the Community

David Monroe, our Director of Evaluation and Analytics, discussing the purpose of dashboards and data dissemination. This week/ for the last few days, CCNY has been training local organizations about the nuts-and-bolts of data evaluation, analytics, and business...

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Meghan’s Albany Adventure

My trip to Albany for the NYS 21st CCLC RoS Spring Conference was my first experience traveling professionally for a conference. It was held at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center over the course of three days, consisting of multiple general sessions and workshops...

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CCNY Attending The 21st CCLC Spring 2019 Conference

From May 29th to 31st, our evaluator, Meghan Harris, will be attending the Afterschool Experience 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Symposium in Albany. This conference is hosted by the 21st CCLC Rest-of-State (ROS) Resource Center for the purposes of...

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Upcoming YOUTH POWER! Scholarship Deadline

YOUTH POWER! of Families Together in NYS is proud to announce that there are many scholarship opportunities left for youth/ young adults ages 18-30 looking to attend this year's University of Youth Power (UYP). What is UYP? From 22nd to 25th June 2019, YOUTH POWER! ...

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Two WNY Funding Opportunities!

East Hill Foundation is currently accepting grant proposals from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that serve the Western New York area through the Foundation’s online grants portal.  This competitive grant process begins with a Letter of Intent Form, which is due on...

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Katie’s Paid Paid Vacation

Back in 2017, CCNY started an initiative called Paid Paid Vacation (PPV) to help foster company wellness. Every quarter, full-time staff here are entered into a draw for a chance to win $300 to be used towards something fun (not bills!) during a two-day vacation....

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Vendor Agency Spotlight: The Arc Erie County

This month, we chatted with Mary Marranca-Hood (Associate Director of Community Support Services) and Laneesha Eve (Mental Health Community Program Manager) of the Arc Erie County to learn more about their work in the community and role in the Erie County Wraparound...

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David’s Paid Paid Vacation

Back in 2017, CCNY launched an initiative called Paid Paid Vacation to help foster company wellness. Every quarter, full-time staff here are entered into a draw for a chance to win $300 to be used towards something fun (not bills!) during a two-day vacation.  Those...

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Sharing The Love

Jessica and her fiancé, Matt, at Key Bank Center. Most people might not think of snow and ice as being conducive to the Valentine's spirit but here in Buffalo, we take it all in stride. Our evaluator, Jessica Tufte, won a pair of Sabres tickets gifted to us by our...

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Complete Non-Profit Survey For Chance To Win $50!

The Western New York Nonprofit Support Group needs your help! This new working group, comprised of five foundations and two independent consultants, is working to help non-profits in Western New York and Monroe County come together to collaborate, learn, and innovate...

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The Play Everywhere Challenge is Back!

Do you have a great idea for how to turn everyday places such as a grocery store, a waiting room, or a sidewalk into a unique play space that makes kids say “I want to play there!”? Well, KaBOOM! wants to hear it! They're calling for ideas to get kids playing in...

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NY Funders Alliance Working Group Seeks Program Director

The Western New York Non-Profit Support Group is looking to hire a new Program Director who will manage the day-to-day operations of the group itself and will be responsible for designing and directing strategy in collaboration with the group’s members. The working...

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BlueCross BlueShield WNY Grant Opportunity

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) recently launched a new grant program whose purpose is to meaningfully invest in community health and sustainability.  Blue Fund will focus on six key health areas: behavioral health, cardiovascular health,...

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Upcoming NYS CASE Authentic Youth Engagement Course

NYS CASE will be offering a course called Authentic Youth Engagement on January 22nd 2019 in Spencerport, NY. This full-day course will focus on understanding the nuances of working with youthful job seekers. Expanding our services requires a new set of skills,...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

This holiday season, CCNY invites you to share with us what you are thankful for and why.  The winner gets to pick where we donate a natural, hormone-/ antibiotic-free locally farmed turkey!  We will be donating a Plainville Farms bird from the Lexington Co-op. ...

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We’re Hiring!

CCNY is looking for a full-time Evaluation Associate who will report to our Director of Analytics and Evaluation. This individual will be responsible for evaluating and researching various (physical and behavioral health, social and human services, education, arts)...

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Free Specialized Tutoring Program Available

Do you know any students struggling with mental health issues and in need of specialized tutoring?  Mental Health Association of Erie County are offering 1-2 hours of weekly tutoring (available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM) at their downtown...

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Inaugural MSNT Link & Learn Event A Success!

For nearly a decade, the Mobile Safety-Net Team (MSNT) has worked tirelessly to bridge the resource gap and give community stakeholders the tools to fight poverty.  Their ethos is one of collaboration and data-driven action.  Recently, their Hub Task Force brought...

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Get To Know CCNY’s Alana Eaton

What do you like to do in your spare time? Travel, go to concerts, attend Bills and Sabres games, and play board games and puzzles. Who is a hero of yours? My dad… He was very generous, had an incredible network of family and friends, was a great business owner, and...

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Doug’s Paid Paid Vacation

Last year, in order to support wellness within our agency, CCNY launched a new Paid Paid Vacation perk.  On a bi-monthly basis, a random name is drawn from a pool of full-time staff.  Once a name is pulled, that person must take two days off with an added bonus of...

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Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

Happy World Sexual Health Day! Sexuality is a natural and normal part of being human.  We’ve all heard it before, enough for it to qualify as a truism.  But to what extent does the average person take that to heart, especially when one is enculturated with fear and...

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John’s Paid Paid Vacation

Last year, in order to support wellness within our agency, CCNY launched a new Paid Paid Vacation perk.  On a bi-monthly basis, a random name is drawn from a pool of full-time staff.  Once a name is pulled, that person must take two days off with an added bonus of...

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Optimizing Your Draft Picks: An Evaluator’s Perspective

This week, we invited CCNY evaluator, Dr. Caitlin Biddle, to do a guest post about a subject near and dear to her heart.  Read on to find out how she applies data analytics to creating the ideal fantasy football team. Fantasy Football Season is quickly approaching and...

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Practice What You (Georgia) Peach

Back in June, a few of our evaluators headed down to Atlanta for Summer Evaluation Institute 2018.  The purpose of attending the conference was threefold: 1.  to build a strong foundation in the methods and profession of evaluation 2.  to learn about new methods or...

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Registration For Spring 2019 Continuous QI Course Now Open

If you missed our Continuous QI Certificate Program this year, don't worry, we've got another 25 spots open for next spring! Our program is spread out across four sessions (26 hours total) and will help you learn tools for building an internal quality improvement (QI)...

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Life Is Like A Bowl Of Perry’s

Last Friday, CCNY undertook an important and extremely scientific internal study of ice cream.  We sampled eight flavors from famed local brand Perry's, including the four limited edition flavors brought back for their 100th anniversary: Butterscotch Sundae, Heavenly...

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Full STEAM Ahead!

Last year, the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) partnered with CCNY to create a special report to improve enrollment, community involvement, and funding strategies as well as strengthen and demonstrate the value of their after-school program.  Over an...

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Take A Bite Out Of Child Hunger

We are pleased to announce that Arounja now contains nearly 200 summer meal sites throughout WNY and the Southern Tier!  Please check each resource entry for hours and program start/ end dates as they do vary. Head on over to arounja.org or download our app on iOS/...

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Friday Feature Q&A With Martha Helwig

Watch our fourth Friday Feature with Director of Administrative Operations, Martha, and find out more about HR matters as well as our raffle winners! June's theme was Employee Inclusivity, Retention, and Wellness....

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June Friday Feature Teaser

Happy Summer Solstice to our dear readers 🌞  We will be announcing our June Friday Feature winners tomorrow so be sure check back to see if you're among them!  Thank you and good luck to everyone who took the time to participate 🙌  And remember, if you...

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Happy Towel Day

If your organization or agency is in need of assistance improving outcomes and visibility, take a tip from Douglas Adams: don't panic! CCNY offers a wide variety of products and services that can be tailored to your unique needs. We understand that establishing new...

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Arounja Now Available In App(le) Store!

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ACCESS of WNY Seeks Vendor Services Supervisor

Job Title: VENDOR SERVICES SUPERVISOR Reports To: Executive Director Weekly Hours: Varies 20-30 hours flexible but may include weekends or evenings Department: Case Management Position Overview Assist in the development of a new Vendor Services program at ACCESS of...

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