October 10, 2014 Current Events 0 Comments

Six diverse nonprofit organizations were announced as finalists for the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The Awards recognize outstanding management practices of nonprofits in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.

The six organizations were selected by a panel of 30 nonprofit management experts, from a list of 10 semifinalists recognized earlier this year.

The finalist organizations, which vary in size and in the types of programs and services they offer, were chosen by the program’s 30-member expert Selection Committee for their outstanding management, focusing on Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence.
The Finalists are:

  • Bowery Residents Committee: This Manhattan-based organization is a leading provider of housing and services to more than 10,000 of New York City’s neediest individuals.
  • Community Access: Based in downtown Manhattan, this organization expands opportunities for people to recover from trauma, mental illness and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services.
  • Graham Windham: Since its founding in 1806, Graham Windham has been a vital force in providing innovative child welfare, educational, vocational, youth development and other social service programs to help New York City’s children and families achieve life-changing outcomes.
  • Leake & Watts: Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Leake & Watts continues to provide support today to thousands of children, adults and families each day so they can achieve success tomorrow through a wide variety of early childhood, child welfare, developmental disabilities, special education, and juvenile justice programs.
  • Row New York: Based in Queens and Manhattan, this organization empowers youth from under-resourced communities to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through the competitive sport of rowing, paired with academic support.
  • Washington Heights CORNER Project: Based in Washington Heights, this organization seeks to better the lives and health of those who use drugs through outreach programs, education, and referral services.

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