The windows leak at the Mattapan Community Health Center, which serves thousands of people in one of Boston's most impoverished neighborhoods. The foundation of Freedom House in Dorchester is cracked so badly that water pours in and flows down a hallway when it rains. The elevator breaks once a month at Family Service of Greater Boston in Jamaica Plain, sometimes stranding the center's clients.
The language of "crisis" and "recession" is starting to give way to the language of "stimulus" and "recovery" following President Obama's signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act last week. To help America's nonprofit sector make recovery a reality, the National Council of Nonprofits today issued two special reports on the new stimulus law and what it means for community-based organizations.
The National Council of Nonprofits has called off the 2009 Nonprofit Congress conference, which had been scheduled to take place in New Orleans in May.