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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
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…


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


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


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!



Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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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