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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...

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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...

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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!

*Please note that the iOS version has been temporarily removed from the App Store.  To be notified of its availability. please subscribe to our mailing list.* Subscribe to our Arounja mailing list for the latest news! * indicates required Email Address * Full...

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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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Emily’s Paid Paid Vacation

This was perfect timing!  My partner and I already planned a five-day cruise in March with some other relatives, so we were able to use this benefit to go on a couple excursions and try some local Mayan food. Tacos!   We sailed out of New Orleans after a day of...

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Ithaca College Retention Specialist Training (FLGEC)

Attention all health and social service agencies of Central (Syracuse) and Western New York (Batavia): registration is now open for a FREE Retention Specialist training this June. This is an evidence-based model program developed by Cornell University researchers to...

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April Friday Feature Raffle Winners Announced

Head on over to our Facebook page to watch our second Friday Feature with David Monroe (snippet below).  Learn more about data evaluation and analytics as well as who won goodies from this month's data-themed raffle basket!

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Don’t Ya Wish Your Gastropub Were Cheap Like Me

Buffalo Restaurant Week 2018 has officially begun and we've pored over countless menus and fine print to find YOU the best deal in the area.  Check out the map below to explore prices, cuisine types, and more! Click the   icon in the upper-left corner to toggle...

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Mobile Safety Net Team Resource Hub Coordinator Opening

Community Resource Hubs bridge the gap between residents and the services they need - right in their community!  Four of MSNT's community coalition's operate Hubs and are seeking to fill the position of "Resource Hub Coordinator."  This full time, 6 month...

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In Conversation With Clients: Autism Services, Inc.

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, CCNY spoke to Autism Services, Inc. to shed some light on our full spectrum of services.  Thanks to Dawn Van de Wal for chatting with us! 1.  How did you first come to work with CCNY? Our organization...

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Get To Know CCNY’s Caitlin Biddle

What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy cooking and spending time with friends, my dogs, and family.  I also play a variety of sports including: softball, hockey, dodgeball, volleyball, and football.  If I have time I like to play video games as well. What...

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Continuous QI Course Registration Deadline Approaching!

Is your program and practice achieving consistent and tangible goals?  Do you find yourself treading water as opposed to focusing on your organization's primary mission? As a result of the increasing shift to prove the value of programs to funders and clients alike,...

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Spring Awakening Arounja

It may not feel like spring yet with all this residual cold and snow but today we usher in a new era for community resource-sharing! Our Android app is now finally available for download in the Google Play Store.  Apple-compatible app coming soon.  If you're not on a...

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Paging Dr. Seuss

The relentless snow may not seem a fitting end for Holi, but what better way to add some color to your life than to curl up with a good book?  Today, we celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday by presenting to you, the results of our...

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Get To Know CCNY’s Molly Ranahan

Why is CCNY’s mission important to you? CCNY’s mission is really focused on collaborative work and community impact.  I love that we are a diverse team that is structured to really draw on collective backgrounds, skills, and areas of expertise.  This enables us to...

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Hashtag My Stack Low

February is shaping up to be a carb-heavy month what with pancakes, fasnachts, and nián gāo.  Originally a way of using up all the fatty foods left in the house before Lent began -hence the French term, Mardi Gras- this year’s Pancake Day a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday comes...

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The Devil’s Food Cake Wears Prada

To help you avoid derailing your resolutions, CCNY has some tips on how to get your gluttony on without the guilt!  Scroll to the end for our favorite healthy Pancake Day and Lunar New Year recipes. We begin by dispelling a few myths about healthy eating. ...

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Working For The Weekend

Between the pressures and costs to bear from the holidays and growing 24-hour on-call work expectations that come with increasing digitization, it can sometimes feel like we need a break from our de facto vacation.  A 2010 study by the Institute of Leadership and...

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Continuous Quality Improvement Certificate Program

Are you a service provider seeking to raise your organization's A-game in an ever-evolving community?  Beginning this spring, CCNY's very own Christa Foschio-Bebak and Heidi Milch will be leading multiple quality improvement training sessions designed with real-world...

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Paid Paid Vacation 2018

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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Mo’ PTO, Mo’ Problems?

Mo’ PTO, Mo’ Problems?

This quarter, CCNY’s new unlimited PTO policy officially takes effect.  You may have heard the term before.  It is essentially a flexible paid-time-off agreement between employer and employee to manage his/ her/ their own schedule responsibly.  This means that...

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