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  • DataHaven

    18 members Latest Activity: Aug 2, 2016 DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality…

  • Open Space - Community Gardens

    11 members Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2013 To continue conversation from 3rd Open Space Community Think Tank about community gardens, open land and access to affordable locally grown foods.

  • Social Innovation for New Haven

    19 members Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2016 A group to discuss and promote the process of social innovation and its place in the Greater New Haven Community.

  • Arts Consortium

    24 members Latest Activity: Apr 26 Consortium - A cooperative arrangement between individuals designed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member.

  • Citywide Youth Coalition

    28 members Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2015 Network of New Haven youth service professionals and organizations.

  • New Haven Newsroom

    8 members Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2016 News in and around the Elm City.

  • Funding Organizations

    10 members Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2016 Group for news, talk and discussion for foundations, donors and funding organizations.

  • Early Childhood

    8 members Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2011 News, information, updates and networking for early childhood providers

  • Friends of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

    2 members Latest Activity: Dec 8, 2013

    A group of community members who support the health and well-being of the children and families served by Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

  • Arts Convening

    9 members Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2013

    This is a place to continue the conversation about the Arts in Greater New Haven. If you attended The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven…

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Our 13 Staging Posts in Learning and Developmpent

What the community animators at UK-based consulting and research organization Nurture Development have learned in the 21 years since its founding.

In Search of the Tie That Binds

What is the tie that binds people on a block? How did most North Americans in a very short period of time become isolated in space? For people interested in collective/communal decision making, several communities in the U.S. and Canada are experimenting with ways to create ties among their citizens.

How Community Action Shapes Health

Deborah Puntenney has been a colleague of John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann at the Asset-Based Community Development Institute for 25 years. In this transcribed conversation, John and Peter talk with her about how her work focuses on engaging citizens to become effective co-producers of their own health and well-being.

Open Street Project

Announcing a new phase of the Open Streets movement!

As part of the 2016 International Open Streets Summit in Portland, OR, The Street Plans Collaborative – founder of the Open Streets Project – is excited to announce a new phase in the evolution of the movement. To expand capacity and deepen our expertise, we’re thrilled to welcome 8 80 Cities as our primary non-profit [...]

The Body of Research on Open Streets is Growing – come hear about it at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit!

Charles Brown MPA, Senior Researcher with Rutgers University will present findings from the first-ever survey of a university community aimed to increase their overall diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. The survey highlights nearly 2,000 surveys from a focus group with Black and Hispanic Residents. Come discuss different strategies on how to use this information to remove [...]

Ottawa Canada expert will share 45 years of experience running NOKIA Sunday Bikedays at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit

Ottawa enjoys two seasons of open streets/canals with 7.8 km of Rideau Canal Skateways and 52 km of car-free NOKIA Sunday Bikedays throughout the capital city Ottowa and Gatineau Park. Come hear Bruce Devine with the National Capital Commission speak at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit about their innovative and data-driven analysis of how [...]

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Research Validates Collaborative Crime Strategies

In some communities, there is a sense that crime is insurmountable. As part of our occasional series on community development research, LISC's research chief, Chris Walker, says that the data tells another story. “The sense of futility that pervades some conversations about safety is wildly misplaced,” he writes in his latest blog. He points to outcomes research that details the success of place-based strategies. The challenge, he says, lies in cutting them to fit local circumstances.

ESPN and LISC Reopen Gym in Harlem

Will the next great NYC ball player start here? Who knows but for this summer, middle and high school kids in Harlem and across the city will have a new gym for a 12-week hoops clinic and basketball tournament. The basketball court, inside Democracy Prep Harlem Charter School in New York City, was renovated with a new floor as part of ESPN and LISC’s Home Court program, which aims to improve the quality and accessibility of neighborhoods gyms. The NBA and NBA Cares joined in to provide equipment and uniforms for the grand re-opening.

Bridging the Opportunity Gap

The unemployment rate is at a record low, but millions of Americans still have difficulty finding a living wage job. The challenge is especially acute for people returning to their communities after incarceration. A new $4.5 million grant to LISC from the U.S. Department of Labor will expand services at LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers to address the particular challenges they face and, in the process, reduce recidivism, make communities safer, and boost local economic activity.

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