Lawrence Parks and Recreation Needs Volunteers

More from this week: NYC United Way Leadership and Non-profit Positive Trends

  • The John Taylor Park recently received a $20,000 grant. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to help rebuild the playground, writes Karrey Britt in the Kiddos blog. Volunteers must be 18 or older. If you’re interested in helping out, sign up online here.
  • For the first time in NYC United Way history, an African American woman was elected president and CEO. Sheena Wright served as a board member for the organization for a decade writes Mark Hrywna for the Nonprofit Times. Check out his article, “New Boss at United Way of NYC,” for more information.
  • The PJ Staff of the Philanthropy Journal reports on positive trends in nonprofit governance and funding. The Nonprofit Governance Index of this year shows non-profits are not only launching new programs, but are also cutting fewer employee salaries. For more details read the full article here.

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