Community Manager at SeeClickFix.com, a web and mobile web platform based here in New Haven. SeeClickFix allows citizens anywhere in the world to report and monitor non-emergency community issues ranging from potholes and planted trees to garbage and graffiti. Launched in 2008, it empowers citizens, community groups, media organizations, and governments to work together and improve their neighborhoods.
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No lines ... no meal tickets ... no clothes piled on tables to pick through. These are just a couple of the "radical hospitality" ideas John and Peter talk about with Edd Conboy of Philadelphia's Broad Street Ministry in these transcribed highlights of their August 8, 2015 conversation.
No lines ... no meal tickets ... no clothes piled on tables to pick through. John and Peter talk with Edd Conboy, Director of Social Services and the Counseling Center at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia, about different ways people and communities can shift from a scarcity, helplessness and hopelessness stance to one of abundance, gifts and empowerment in their work with people on the margins.
Last week, more than 125 leaders gathered in Atlanta for the 2015 National Open Streets Summit — and the energy and inspiration was palpable even in the Twittersphere. Organized by the Open Street Project — a collaboration of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and The Street Plans Collaborative — the event allowed advocates for [...]
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We wrote the book on financing quality, age-appropriate early childhood education facilities. Literally. Now, a LISC guide to developing new spaces has a permanent home on the website of the federal Dept. of Health and Human Services. The guide helps Head Start programs navigate the complex process of planning, budgeting and pulling together the money to make early learning accessible to all.