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Management Technical Assistance Organizations

Community Resource Exchange (CRE)
CRE's team of consultants works with small, grassroots community-based groups as well as large, established nonprofits that seek to tangibly improve the quality of life for NYC's residents, particularly those residents in the city's poorest communities. They have the greatest success with client organizations that are ready to give energy to the work of improving issues of management and infrastructure, such as board and staff leadership, financial management, human resources, organizational development, marketing and public relations, and fundraising.
Please contact Randall Quan, Managing Director, 212-894-8041.

Development Without Limits
The mission of Development Without Limits is to provide dynamic and challenging learning experiences for young people and adults. Development Without Limits works with community-based organizations, afterschool and summer programs, schools, and other educational institutions in developing curriculum and training staff.
For more information, contact Eric Gurna, Director, 718-781-5753.

Fund for the City of New York
The Youth Development Institute/Fund for the City of New York works to advance the presence of youth development by providing technical assistance and training to youth organizations, schools, and partnerships among them. It also conducts training in youth development for youth workers. YDI also provides a wide range of publications on youth development.

The Hispanic Federation
The Hispanic Federation provides organizational development technical assistance, grants, and fair share advocacy for its 75 member health and human service organizations that serve the Latino population in the tri-state area. The Hispanic Federation works primarily with member agencies, but also works with other nonprofit organizations. Robert Bowne Foundation grantees are given special consideration when asking for assistance.

Institute for Not For Profit Management (INM), Columbia University
INM offers four intensive graduate-level programs: Executive Level Program, Leadership Development Program, and two sessions of the Middle Management Program. The programs are designed for senior and mid-level managers from every field of nonprofit service including youth services, arts and culture, community development, and environment; participants represent agencies of all sizes. Foundation grants and sponsorships support the enrollment of many organizations. Contact Kimberly Kinchen, Manager, Open Enrollment Outreach & Administration, 212-854-6018.

Lawyers Alliance for New York
Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Thanks to 11 staff attorneys and a pool of more than 700 pro bono attorneys, Lawyers Alliance serves over 450 nonprofits each year. For more information, contact Angela Cheng at 212-219-1800 ext. 278.

The Nonprofit Connection
The Nonprofit Connection provides customized management assistance and access to information and resources to nonprofits of all sizes to help them plan for and manage change. Their integrated approach uses the complementary skills and experience of their diverse staff to help programs build their internal capacity. This may focus on any one or combination of the following areas: planning and strategic management, fundraising, board development, marketing, organization design and restructuring, human resources management, accounting and financial management, executive coaching, mediation and retreat facilitation.
Contact John Magisano, Senior Associate, Client Services and Training, 212-383-1433, ext. 58.

PASE/TASC Youth Funders Database
The PASE/TASC Youth Funders Database provides the youth services community with the latest public and private funding information, including both ongoing funding sources and time sensitive RFPs. The database was created through a collaboration of the Partnership for After School Education and The After-School Corporation and was funded by Blue Ridge Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Guttman Foundation, and New York Community Trust. For more information, contact Marty McConnell, Communications and Development Manager, at 212-571-2664.

Taproot Foundation
The Taproot Foundation's mission is to strengthen nonprofits by engaging business professionals in service. Taproot Foundation awards capacity-building service grants to New York City nonprofits that work in the areas of education, health, the environment, and social services, including services to students and youth. Eligible nonprofits may apply for the following Service Grants: Naming (organizational name change), Branding, Brochure, Annual Report, Basic Web Site, Advanced Web Site Donor Database, and Performance Management (HR). Taproot Foundation volunteer business professionals draw on their expertise and on our structured project management methodology to deliver high-quality products to nonprofits. For more information, please contact Pauline Zalkin, Program Development Intern.

Programmatic Technical Assistance Providers

Center for Educational Options (CEO)
CEO provides support in developing and integrating literacy into afterschool programs through the Action Research Seminar for Afterschool Providers. For educational or program directors, this support includes developing and implementing a literacy plan, working with staff, and assessing staff and children's work to plan for next steps. For line staff, it includes discussing literacy successes and challenges, studying children's work, and developing and implementing literacy plans that build on staff and children's strengths. CEO combines seminars and on-site support. Contact Suzanne Marten at 646-319-5782.

New York City Writing Project (NYCWP)/
Institute for Literacy Studies (ILS), Lehman College, CUNY

NYCWP/ILS professional development programs support practitioners in afterschool education who are interested in developing or expanding the literacy component of their program; services are directed toward those who work directly with the youth in their program and function as leaders. For more information, contact Felicia George, Associate Director, NYCWP, 718-960-8758.

Spaghetti Book Club
The Spaghetti Book Club is a comprehensive literacy program that integrates reading, writing, art, and technology by teaching students how to write and illustrate book reviews that are published on the web. Spaghetti Book Club provides onsite training workshops and ongoing support for both for facilitators who work directly with children and for program and educational directors; a curriculum of lesson plans to guide students through the process of writing, revising and illustrating their reviews; and the publishing of student book reviews and artwork on the web. Contact Julie Rosemarin, Executive Director, 212-946-2619.

Youth Communication
Youth Communication publishes true stories by teens. Many after school programs use the teen-written stories to spark discussion, especially in rap groups, girls' groups, conflict resolution groups, and other settings where teens are encouraged to explore important social and emotional issues in their lives. Scores of stories are available free on the Youth Communication website. And the Youth Communication store includes dozens of booklets by teens on themes from cooking to mental health. Many include lesson plans.

The New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science's Teacher Training Workshops are targeted to afterschool program teachers who wish to gain the skills necessary to include science and technology workshops for children at their programs. (No science background is necessary). During these training workshops, participants will cover hands-on, inquiry-based teaching techniques and concepts and learn how to use simple easily found materials to complete each topic.