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Social Innovation for New Haven


Social Innovation for New Haven

A group to discuss and promote the process of social innovation and its place in the Greater New Haven Community.

Location: New Haven
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2016

Discussion Forum

The Three Little Kids

Started by Edmund B*Wak Comfort Jun 17, 2013. 0 Replies

The Three Little Kids is a Hip Hop Cultural awareness play which is designed to self-empower our community by coursing the residents through a rite of passage. The production ensemble will journey…Continue

Creating a Social Innovation agenda for New Haven...

Started by Ken Janke Dec 10, 2009. 0 Replies

Organizations focusing on today's social innovations range from a handful experienced players (Root Cause, Ashoka, Standford Social Innovation Review) to a growing presences of regional nonprofits…Continue

Who's Got Social Innovation?

Started by Slate Ballard. Last reply by Ken Janke Dec 10, 2009. 1 Reply

Social Innovation is a buzz term within many circles. But what is social innovation? Who is socially innovative?What is social innovation?In my opinion the best definition for social innovation came…Continue

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Comment by Youth Services Director on December 4, 2012 at 5:57pm

Grant opportunities for Youth Serving Organizations are Now available for public viewing and applying:

Title:Youth Violence Prevention Grant-   |  Solicitation # 2013-12-868  |  Comments:Solicitation is available for viewing and downloading from the web site

Title:Youth Violence Prevention Mini Grant   |  Solicitation # 2013-12-869  |  Comments:Solicitation is available for viewing and downloading from the web site

Comment by Jonathan on February 16, 2010 at 12:22am
I want to learn more
Comment by Ken Janke on December 10, 2009 at 11:57pm
If you are interested there is a free webinar on the topic of: Using Cross-Sector Partnerships to Achieve Social Innovation.

Topics of Discussion

* What is social innovation? How is it different than social entrepreneurship?

* How do cross-sector partnerships work within social innovation?

* Examples of effective cross-sector partnerships

* How philanthropy fosters the creation and diffusion of social innovations?


Debra Dunn is an advisor to business start-ups and Social Ventures around the world and an Associate Consulting Professor at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.


Kriss Deiglmeier, is the Executive Director for the Stanford Graduate School of Business' Center for Social Innovation (CSI), which develops intensive learning opportunities designed to support social change. Upon coming to CSI in 2004, Deiglmeier embarked on a strategic planning process that set forth a new mission and strategy focused on breaking down sector boundaries.

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Our Kind of March Madness

Winter may be hanging on longer than expected (in some parts of the country), but at LISC, the month of March has blossomed like never before. In the last three weeks, we raised $68 million—from longstanding donors such as State Farm and Wells Fargo, through new partnerships with ProMedica, Union Pacific and the San Francisco Foundation, and with expanded public resources from the CDFI Fund and the city of Washington, DC. We’ll invest it. We’ll leverage it. We’ll use it to lift up underinvested neighborhoods and develop the skills of talented people in our neighborhoods. There’s still much to do to foster economic opportunity in our communities and we are grateful for this support, which helps us do the job. What a month it’s been. And we've still got a week to go!

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

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