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Fr. NPQ - The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap: Flipping the Lens

Building Movement Project’s just-released leadership report, “Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” which you can download here, highlights what many of us know: The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, the percentage of people of color in executive director/CEO roles has remained under 20 percent for the last 15 years. A study respondent…See More
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"Who the hell is Diane Nash?" From Freedom Riders

In 1961, Assistant to the Attorney General John Seigenthaler called student leader Diane Nash in an attempt to stop the Freedom Rides in order to prevent fur...
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How Society Crush Dreams & Kill Creativity | Award winning short film

How Society Can Crush Dreams & Kills Creativity An Award winning short film by Alike Depends on our Daily Life
May 30
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Chris Hayes Spoofs White Power Structure Has No Clue How To Stop Culture Of White On White Violence

Riffing off an article by Gawker columnist Cord Jefferson yesterday, Jefferson and MSNBC host Chris Hayes satirized the right's concern with "black on black ...
May 23
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Hedge Funds Are Killing Off Schools In Puerto Rico. For $Profit$. Here's How.

Hedge funds that profit off of the misery of places like Puerto Rico are raking in massive dollars by forcing schools to close and making education unafforda...
May 16
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Quinnipiac Riverfest 2017 at Quinnipiac Marina

May 20, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Annual celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront. See QRiverfest 2016 photos here (complements of Chris Randall)FeaturingLIVE MUSIC: - Four Barrel Billy - Carlos y Su Momento Musical  CRAFT BEER TASTINGFOODCANOEING & KAYAKINGActivities for kids NEW! Riverfront Road Race:You are invited to join in this celebration of waterfront community in our historic and…See More
May 12
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Heineken | Worlds Apart | #OpenYourWorld

Heineken presents ‘Worlds Apart’ An Experiment. Can two strangers with opposing views prove that there’s more that unites than divides us? #OpenYourWorld Fin...
May 9
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Mario the Magician: a show reel

Magic can be used to inspire wonder and support the maker in all of us. Here is a glimpse into Mario the Magician's live family performance, including favorite routines like "Marcel the Mechanical Monkey" and "Mr. Lamp, the Robotic Lamp" Mario makes…
May 2
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How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Editors’ note: This article is part of our ongoing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Project. Visit www.nonprofitquarterly.org to access additional articles from this series.It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national election was downright ugly, and it exposed just how naïve those…See More
Apr 26
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Rock to Rock 2017

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Apr 25
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NPQ: Justice Gorsuch: The Immediate Impact on Nonprofit Organizations and Causes

On Monday, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, succeeding Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February 2016. Now that the court is once again at its full strength of nine justices, how will Gorsuch’s addition affect the Supreme Court, and especially nonprofits and nonprofit causes, in ...…See More
Apr 19
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Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge's 10-lane main span carries Interstate-95 traffic across the Quinnipiac River, adding critical capacity for one of the busie...
Apr 11
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The Workspace of the Future - Leasing Now

The office space of the future. Situated on 9.3 acres of land. Our location promotes culture and collisions in our one of a kind work campus. Amenities inclu...
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Name of the Organization
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Contact Person
Lee Cruz
Job Title
Community Outreach Director
Contact phone
203 777 7074
E-mail
lcruz@cfgnh.org
Website
http://www.linkedin.com/in/leecruz
Interest
Early Childhood, Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
Description Interest
Administrator, program director, project manager and educator with interest in urban
neighborhoods, community organizing and storytelling.

Specialties:
• Strategic thinking
• Partnership Building
• Community Organizing
• Organizational Development
• Networking
• Storytelling
• Group Facilitation
• Policy Development
• Strategic Integration of Social Networking
• Integration of Technology

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Fr. NPQ - The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap: Flipping the Lens

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Building Movement Project’s just-released leadership report, “Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” which you can download here, highlights what many of us know: The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, the percentage of people of color in executive director/CEO roles has remained under 20 percent for the last 15…

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How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 10:34am 0 Comments

Editors’ note: This article is part of our ongoing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Project. Visit www.nonprofitquarterly.org to access additional articles from this series.

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national…

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NPQ: Justice Gorsuch: The Immediate Impact on Nonprofit Organizations and Causes

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 3:44pm 0 Comments

On Monday, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, succeeding Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February 2016. Now that the court is once again at its full strength of nine justices, how will Gorsuch’s addition affect the Supreme Court, and especially nonprofits and nonprofit causes, in ...…

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The Community Foundation is accepting Neighborhood Leadership Program Applications

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Applications are being accepted for Neighborhood Leadership Program of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The Neighborhood Leadership Program is an eight month training and grant program that supports community leaders in imagining, developing, testing and realizing projects which build community and provide positive outcomes in New Haven neighborhoods and contiguous towns.The…

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Community Leaders: Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Members of Block Watches, Community Garden and Greenspace Groups, Management Teams,  Neighborhood Associations and other civic groups are invited to come learn about The Community Foundation Neighborhood Leadership Program. Residents of New Haven, East Haven, Hamden and West Haven may apply.  The orientation session…

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At 5:54pm on October 24, 2016, Hilary Opperman said…

Thank you for the helpful comments, Lee.

Fondly,

Hilary

At 1:13am on October 23, 2016, Olivia C Henderson said…

Hi Lee, 

How can I get other members to view my page.

Thank you, Olivia C. Henderson

At 6:38pm on July 7, 2015, Mary Stager said…

Thank you very much, Lee! I am glad to be part of the community!

Mary

At 2:02pm on March 25, 2015, Jill Meyerhoff said…

Thank you Lee. This is great!!!

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I too am having trouble uploading a photo. I have tried different images and sizes with no luck.

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Why am I having such difficulty adding my photo? Suggestions.

At 9:39am on February 12, 2015, Cherie L. Strucaly said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.

At 4:26pm on October 7, 2014, Catherine Bradshaw said…

Lee - thanks for urging me to join the community. I will definitely be on it! 

At 9:38am on September 18, 2014, Rae Johnson said…

Good morning Lee! Thank you for the warm welcome and I will definitely utilize this great engine. I will be in touch soon! Have a great day!

At 11:47am on May 23, 2014, Jon Crane said…

I thank you Lee.  It's wonderful to be a part of this community.

 
 
 

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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 [...]

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

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Our Strength Comes From Our Diversity

This month, as our country celebrates LGBTQ pride, we at LISC reaffirm our commitment to supporting inclusive and equitable communities.

LISC Is Part of the Sustainability Story on Wall Street

An article in ImpactAlpha features Morgan Stanley’s chief sustainability officer and LISC board member Audrey Choi describing the “tremendous growth opportunities” in social impact investment. LISC’s recent first-of-its-kind bond offering, underwritten by Morgan Stanley, is a prime example of how benefit to the community can benefit business, too.

A Boot Camp for Non-Profits Combating Homelessness Across California

As California's homelessness and affordable housing crisis deepens, the demand for non-profit developers who can navigate the complex world of affordable housing construction is more acute than ever. The only program of its kind, LISC's Housing Development Training Institute readies project managers to help close the housing gap across California.

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