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Be the Change in NHV

This is a group of New Haveners committed to creating the activities, events, and places we want to see in our New Haven. This is the place to exchange ideas and information, offer help, and ask for help. In order to join this group, you be invited by a current member. Everything we do and say here is visible to the community at large. For more information contact Lee Cruz in New Haven, CT via FB, Twitter or Google+

Location: New Haven
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2012

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Community Media Support

Started by Ian Applegate. Last reply by Ian Applegate Sep 11, 2012. 1 Reply

I'd like to help gather support for Nhv.Org. The goal or intention is to spread awareness about the useful source of factual, current information that is…Continue

A Toy Library for New Haven

Started by Libby Abraham. Last reply by Douglas Hausladen Sep 6, 2012. 3 Replies

Welcome to the Toy Library Discussion!!!  Thanks for joining.  I'd appreciate any comments, thoughts, and questions.  The first step is collecting more information, so I'll try to post regularly with…Continue

Tags: family, economy, disability, learning, library

Adopt A Sharrow

Started by Aly Heimer. Last reply by Aly Heimer Sep 1, 2012. 2 Replies

Adopt A Sharrow is designed to crowdsource both the planning of and funding for infrastructure projects related to bike sharrows and bike lanes to provide the community involvement and matching funds…Continue

Make Monitor Square More Accessible and More Beautiful

Started by John S. Fitzpatrick. Last reply by Lee Cruz Sep 1, 2012. 1 Reply

In our Be The Change project, we will build on what we have accomplished over the last four years in Monitor Square. The first component of our project aims to improve accessibility to Monitor…Continue

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Comment by Ben on September 11, 2012 at 12:11pm

Hi Guys,

Really excited to see some of these projects get started. We have been helping fund a few other things in NHV as well. Examples of what they look like on SeeClickFix might give some context to the big picture. 

Example 1: http://seeclickfix.com/issues/229653-support-a-2nd-cardboard-bus-bench

Example 2: http://seeclickfix.com/issues/229256-support-the-east-rock-festival...

To get started:

1) please report your fundable project on SeeClickFix 

2) Email me to let me know you have done it and how much money you are looking to raise

3) I'll give you a paypal button and we're off to the races.

 

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Data Draws a Line from Housing Policy to Economic Progress

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