C&S Podcast: The Future of Staten Island

Coming up in August and September, City & State is doing several things focused on Staten Island. In our August 8th issue, we are going to introduce our first Borough 50, an ambitious project to identify and rank the most influential non-elected officials who live on the island.

And then in early September, we are going to have our Staten Island special issue, where we do in depth reporting on some of the issues that matter deeply to the borough. The theme of our borough series this year has been the future of the boroughs.

Cesar Claro is the President and CEO of the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation. It is a non-profit organization that promotes public and private investment on the island, and has established itself as a leading economic driver in the borough.  He joins us in this podcast to discuss the Staten Island’s future.

C&S Events – On Diversity – Breaking Through: Women in Government, Advocacy and Political Affairs

An election cycle that has already defied expectations could end up as an historic milestone if voters end up electing the first woman to the White House. This has spurred broader conversations about women’s participation in politics; from their representation at city, state, and federal levels to their role as political spouses, donors and voters.
At City & State’s On Diversity Event last week, we convened a panel to discuss this and more. The panel was moderated by City & State columnist Alexis Grenell and featured City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, state Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, distinguished professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University Michael Kimmel and New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick.

NYN Media Podcast: CEO Corner with Heather Lubov

Something to think about while you’re at your next picnic: The City Parks Foundation is not a city agency, it’s not the Parks Department, and it’s not a foundation. But chances are if you live in New York City, you’ve been to some of their events. From SummerStage concerts to environmental education programming, this nonprofit presents activities for education, exercise, and inspiration.  NYN Media’s guest reporter Jeff Coltin joins Heather Lubov of the City Parks Foundation in the CEO Corner for our podcast.

CSR Panel – Tech, Energy, & Utilities

City & State Reports hosted its second annual CSR Awards in Tech, Energy and Utilities last month, which honored top corporate citizens for their work in those sectors. The breakfast event at New York Law School also featured a panel discussion on trends in the tech and energy sectors as well as a lively discussion on social responsibility in today’s workplace.

Moderated by Libby Wayman, Global Director of Innovation, at Ecomagination, GE, the panel also featured Katepalli Sreenivasan, Dean of NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Tom Gray, Senior Vice President at Capalino+Company; Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code; and Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation at the Mayor’s Office of Tech and Innovation.

NYN Media Podcast: CEO Corner with Frederick Watts

Even Frederick Watts, the CEO of The Police Athletic League, has had questionable interactions with the cops. But it’s creating positive interactions that is a primary goal of this nonprofit, which runs everything from free after-school programs to summer day camps, summer Playstreets and juvenile justice programs with sports activities as a cornerstone. So how is that going when the country is dealing with videotaped footage of black men being fatally shot by the police, demonstrations in the streets and retaliatory shootings of police officers in Dallas and elsewhere? I’m New York Nonprofit Media’s editor at large Aimee Simpierre and this is our CEO Corner podcast.

NYN Media Podcast: At the Board Table with Jose Jara of Leake & Watts

In 2009, Leake and Watts, which currently serves more than 8,000 at-risk children, adults and families per year, was dealing with a deficit well over a million dollars, programming that was in crisis and corrective action. Over the past few years, under the leadership of Executive Director Alan Mucatel the organization has won the New York Community Trust’s 2014 Gold award for Overall Management Excellence and this year was a finalist for Governance Matters’ Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership which made us wonder: What role did the board play in promoting this organization’s growth? Recently appointed board president Jose Jara talks with NYN Media about what the turnaround process looked like when he joined Leake & Watts in 2011, and some of the best practices that were put in place.