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Rock to Rock Parade Arts Workshop: Floats and Bike Art at Unidad Latina en Accion office

March 29, 2018 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
..with Emilio Herrera (an artistwith a big local presence! See Diade los Muertos floats and theStrong School Mural)Location: ULA offices (266 GrandAvenue, New Haven, CT)Thursday, March 29th, 5:30-9:30pm (theme: flowers &vegetation)orSaturday, March 31st, 1:30-4:30pm (theme: animals of theair, sea, or land!)Tickets $20, includes materials and a 4-hour hands-on workshopled by Emilio for you and your bike. Tickets will be available on Eventbright.Note: Please start saving your materials for…See More
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Rock to Rock Pint Night at Patagonia at Patagonia

March 14, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
It's time to get excited about the 10th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride. We are joining forces with Green Drinks to put on a Pint Night to benefit Rock to Rock. We will have beer from Blue Point Brewery, wine, refreshments, live music from Andrew Biagiarelli, and our ever-popular raffle. Admission: $5 donation to Rock to RockSee More
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Rock to Rock Launch Party at Artspace

February 22, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Please join us for tasty food and drinks, music, an inspiring Artspace exhibit, and some big announcements about our 10th Annual Rock to Rock!See More
Jan 18

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Name of the Organization
New Haven Leon Sister City Project
Contact Person
Chris Schweitzer
Contact phone
203 562 1607
E-mail
nh@newhavenleon.org
Website
http://www.newhavenleon.org
Interest
Early Childhood, Education, Advocacy
Description Interest
Get Involved! Intern in Leon. Volunteer in New Haven



Community Education in Nicaragua


The New Haven/León Sister City Project is a progressive, binational, grassroots organization that fosters a partnership between the communities of Greater New Haven, Connecticut and León, Nicaragua. Our mission is to promote social justice.

We work to form fair and respectful relationships between the people of our two cities. Through delegations and other exchanges, we strive to understand and celebrate our respective cultures.

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Join Storytelling Delegation to Nicaragua in July

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Storytelling Delegation to Leόn, Nicaragua - July 26 – Aug 2 2015

The New Haven/Leόn Sister City Project invites you to join a family oriented delegation (families with kids middle school age or older are welcome to join the group) to Leόn, Nicaragua this summer 2015. The trip is to experience the cultural and economic realities of the current Nicaraguan community through sharing stories and experiences between the generations and with members of the rural…

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At 3:37pm on January 3, 2011, Lee Cruz said…

Chris,

Don't forget to post Sister City and NHEJN events.

Lee

At 1:44pm on December 30, 2010, Lee Cruz said…

Chris,

Welcome to GNH Community. Glad you have joined us. Feel free to post information about any activity, event, program or service that you think will be of interest to local nonprofits or to the people they serve. You can post pictures and video too!

Happy New Year!

Lee

 
 
 

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Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. To register for the Open Streets Summit only: Step 1: Go to https://center.uoregon.edu/NCBW/2018/registration/reg_training_only.php Step 2: Fill in the information required. Be sure to select Open Streets Summit V Step 3: Once you’ve input all your information, click the Verification button on the bottom of the registration form Step 4: Input your payment details Step 5: Click the Finalize Your Registration button To register for Walk Bike Places 2018 and...

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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

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

Crossing a Bridge to Success: One Mother’s Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.

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