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Name of the Organization
Common Ground
Contact Person
Joel Tolman
Contact phone
203.389.4333 x1214
E-mail
jtolman@commongroundct.org
Website
http://www.commongroundct.org
Interest
Youth, Education
Description Interest
Common Ground is a high school, urban farm, and environmental education center located at the base of New Haven's West Rock Ridge. Our mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practices within a diverse community of children, adults, and families.

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Common Ground Seeks Curriculum Development Consultant

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

Common Ground is seeking an experienced, creative professional who can work with teachers, school leaders, students, families, and community partners to strengthen our curriculum and classroom teaching — ensuring it is driven by standards, rooted in our local community and unique site, culturally relevant and inclusive, contributing to social justice, and pushing students towards both environmental leadership and college success. This Curriculum Development Consultant…

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Common Ground is seeking a social studies teacher!

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

Common Ground — the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful community and environmental leaders — is seeking one passionate, creative, and certified Social Studies/History teacher. This teacher will have the chance to:

  • Teach Common Ground’s core history and social studies classes
  • Help to build a social studies curriculum that addresses intersections of social studies and social justice…
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Common Ground Logo Common Ground Seeks Half-Time Curriculum Developer & Environmental Resource Teacher

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 8:43am 0 Comments

Common Ground is seeking a new, half-time staff member who can work with teachers to strengthen our curriculum and classroom teaching — ensuring it is driven by standards, rooted in our local community and unique site, culturally relevant and inclusive, and pushing students towards both environmental leadership and college success.

Our ideal candidate has classroom teaching experience, deep roots in New Haven, and a commitment to sustainability and social…

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Creating Urban Oases for People & Wildlife - Proposals Due April 1!

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:36pm 0 Comments

In 2013, New Haven was designated one of the nation's first urban wildlife refuges. With support for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Audubon Connecticut, and many other funders and partners, New Haven has been creating oases for people and wildlife at locations across the city. Now, we are seeking two more sites for restoration efforts. Do you know a corner of our city that needs to be turned into an urban oasis? 

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At 9:33am on September 13, 2011, Joanne Sciulli said…
Ahhh, friendship in so many ways :)
At 5:54pm on March 8, 2011, Lee Cruz said…

Joel,

Welcome to GNHCommunity. Take a look at the groups, you may want to join one or more. You can also post pictures and video which I'll be happy to promote via the social web. The goal is to encourage visitors to this site to go Lee

 
 
 

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

“Four Years, $13 Million and Dozens of Hands”: MarketWatch Dives Deep Into LISC’s Work in D.C.

A deeply-reported MarketWatch article unpacks the incredibly complex process of creating affordable housing by profiling an apartment complex in Washington D.C. that LISC has helped preserve. Extensive interviews with our CEO, LISC D.C. executive director Ramon Jacobson and senior program officer Adam Kent are at the heart of this emblematic story of how we bring together private and public capital partners with developers and residents, and work to empower people to stay in the places they call home. A must read.

U.S. Treasury Awards $60 Million in New Market Tax Credits to LISC

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, part of the U.S. Treasury department, announced the recipients of $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations for 2019. $60 million was allocated to LISC’s subsidiary, the New Markets Support Company. Since its inception, NMSC has harnessed $1 billion in tax credits to offer flexible capital for projects that benefit low-income communities across the count--projects ranging from Cincinatti’s CityLink Center, home to 15 social service agencies, to a health clinic-plus-grocery store in Brockton, MA to the public library in Petersburg, VA.

We’re Not Spending Nearly Enough to Reduce Homelessness

Ricardo Flores, ED of LISC San Diego, published an emphatic op-ed in the Voice of San Diego about the desperate need for more local and state spending to alleviate homelessness. As in nearly every part of the country, San Diego’s homeless population is growing, and last year suffered a Hepatitis A outbreak. “Today’s homelessness crisis has the potential to worsen into a catastrophic public health disaster,” warned Flores, explaining that preventive strategies, housing and support services demand much greater investment to head off a larger crisis.

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