Nonprofit CEO wins News Corp.’s Murdoch Community Hero Award

The president and CEO of Per Scholas — a nonprofit that provides free IT job training — has been named the recipient of News Corp.’s Murdoch Community Hero Award. see also Per Scholas CEO Plinio Ayala said he was “honored” by the recognition. “I am grateful for their commitment to building

Hurricane Sandy case manager accused of swiping $200K meant for victims

A ​d​isaster ​c​ase ​m​anager tasked with aiding Hurricane Sandy victims instead pocketed nearly $200,000 in funds meant for their recovery, prosecutors said Wednesday. Regina Lewis, 32, worked for ​the ​not-for-profit Council of Peoples from February 2014 to June 2015, court papers charge, where she was responsible for creating case

Cynthia Nixon is helping raise funds for de Blasio pals’ nonprofit

Miranda is wading into New York’s biggest political rivalry. As rumors swirl about “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon challenging Gov. Cuomo in next year’s Democratic primary, the activist actress will help pals of Mayor de Blasio fund-raise for their new nonprofit. Nixon will speak at the Broad Room’s

NYC officer checking lead paint runs unregistered nonprofit

The bureaucrat appointed chief compliance officer for the city Housing Authority in the wake of a lead-paint-testing scandal has compliance issues of her own. Edna Wells Handy became responsible for seeing that NYCHA obeys all government regulations when Mayor de Blasio appointed her in November. But a nonprofit that Handy

Nonprofit offers free IT training to lower-income students

Jason Vega, a former low-income worker, is living proof of a new America Dream thrusting hundreds of once-struggling tech-savvy New York residents into the ranks of the middle class. And it doesn’t demand four years of expensive college and a lifetime of crippling student debt. Actually, it’s free to qualified students. Vega is

Non-profit to pay for CUNY students’ DACA application fees

About 250 Dreamers who attend CUNY campuses and face an Oct. 5 deadline to reapply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protection will have the $495 fee covered under a program paid for by a non-profit, the university announced on Thursday. The fee will be paid on the spot at several

Political YouTube video featuring Cuomo remains unpaid mystery

Funding for a star-studded YouTube video — featuring Gov. Cuomo vowing to protect minority groups and immigrants from the Trump administration — remains shrouded in secrecy, with its $30,000 in production costs still not paid for. The video, titled “We Are New York” and released in May, was funded by the

Councilman throws tantrum during corruption trial

Queens Councilman Ruben Wills flew into a rage in court Monday — slamming his fists on the table and yelling at the top of his lungs — as a judge all but threw out his defense in his ongoing corruption trial. The pol grew infuriated when Queens Supreme Court Judge Ira

Councilman misspent $21K of tax money meant for charity: auditor

Queens Councilman Ruben Wills misspent nearly two-thirds of the tax money awarded to him for a nonprofit, a state investigator testified Wednesday at Wills’ corruption trial. Joe Morrissey, an auditor for the state’s inspector general, said his probe of bank statements and receipts showed that Wills blew some $21,000 on personal

NYPD using nonprofits to save sex workers in suspected brothels

The NYPD has a new weapon in its battle against sex traffickers — brave civilian women armed only with open ears and hearts. Female nonprofit workers are now going undercover into city massage parlors suspected of being brothels to talk with the mostly immigrant women who work there and try to