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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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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Long Journey to a Healing Home

In honor of Veterans Day this year, we are highlighting Perry Point Veterans Village, an extraordinary supportive housing community for homeless vets created by HELP USA in tandem with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NEF and many other dedicated partners. The development was 10 years in the making and involved a veritable high-wire act of aligning bureaucracies and funding sources and overcoming political opposition. The result is worth the struggle: 75 safe, affordable homes for veterans who'd been surviving on the streets and now have a bona fide new lease on life.

From Recidivism to Rebuilding Lives: Q&A With Kelly Orians

Kelly Orians is an attorney, a 2019 Rubinger Fellow and the co-director of the First 72+, a ground-breaking New Orleans re-entry program for people returning from incarceration. Orians spoke with LISC about the state of criminal justice in Louisiana, the challenges and successes her clients experience, and how her organization is helping lift the burden of entrenched bureaucracy and predatory debt that keeps so many people from gaining real freedom after release.

This Is What Closing the Skills Gap Can Look Like

Chicago, like so many cities in the U.S., has jobs that need filling, and would-be workers who need the skills to build careers. A must-read article from Chicago’s WBEZ dives deep into how community organizations like the Jane Addams Resource Corp, our longtime partner and manager of a LISC-backed Bridges to Career Opportunities program, connect people with the technical and soft skills needed to land, and grow in, good, 21st-century manufacturing jobs.

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