The Semifinalists for the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards are…

The Semifinalists for the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards are…

Release Date: August 2, 2016

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The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Program, in its 10th year, announced the nonprofit organizations in New York City and Westchester that have been chosen as semifinalists for $60,000 in prizes and prestigious scholarships. The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, a program created and run by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, is the only Award of its kind recognizing excellence in nonprofit management.

An expert 33-member selection committee chose the semifinalists from a pool of 58 qualified applicants following an intensive application, readiness assessment and vetting process that identifies excellent and replicable management practices among nonprofits in the five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester.

This year's semifinalists are:

Jericho Project: Jericho Project’s mission is to end homelessness at its roots by creating a community that inspires individual change, fosters sustainable independence, and motivates people to reach their greatest potential.

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services: The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services strengthens families and communities throughout New York City by helping individuals of all background realize their potential and live as independently as

Mental Health Association of Westchester: Mental Health Association of Westchester promotes mental health through advocacy, community education and direct services.

Neighbors Link: Neighbors Link strengthens the whole community through healthy integration of immigrants.

New York Peace Institute: New York Peace Institute empowers people to find creative and durable solutions to their disputes by teaching vital conflict resolution skills to communities and organization and training and certifying professional mediators.

NYC Outward Bound Schools: NYC Outward Bound Schools effects positive and lasting change in the lives of New York City’s young people and in their public schools using the principles and practices of Outward Bound.

Part of the Solution (POTS): Part of the Solution’s strives to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to its door.

Per Scholas: Per Scholas opens doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.

Restore NYC: Restore NYC works to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign national survivors.

The Children’s Aid Society: The Children’s Aid Society aims to help children living in poverty succeed and thrive by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.

The HOPE Program: The HOPE Program empowers New Yorkers to overcome poverty through skills training, jobs and career advancement.

Congratulations to the semifinalists!