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Reckoning with “The Incident”: John Wilson’s Studies for a Lynching Mural at Yale University Art Gallery

August 17, 2018 at 11am to December 30, 2018 at 5pm
In 1952, while a student at La Esmeralda—Mexico’s national school of art—American artist John Wilson (1922–2015) painted a powerful mural that he titled The Incident. The fresco depicted a scene of a racial terror lynching at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, as witnessed by a young African American family. Although the mural is no longer extant, this exhibition brings together publicly for the first time nearly all of Wilson’s known preparatory sketches and painted studies for it, as well as…See More
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At risk: mothers and childbirth

The United States is the only industrialized country where the rates of maternal deaths have increased, rather than decreased. And "near deaths" are on the r...
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WIC Recipients Learn to Make Nutritious Meals and Snacks

At Yale's Primary Care Center recipients of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program are learning how to prepare healthier food options for their kids. ...
Aug 7
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National Council PSA #FreeHer

Client: National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Jul 31
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Dr. Max Roser: Our World in Data

Dr. Max Roser shares some basic statistics that describe living conditions currently and the direction of change that we have seen over the past few decades....
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Racist History of Illegal Immigration | Racist America History

Where did the concept of illegal immigration even come from? If you look at who has been kept out of the U.S. over the decades, being "illegal" has a lot to ...
Jul 10
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Being Eñye Trailer

Helping Latinos overcome the guilt, shame, and isolation around not feeling Latino enough so that they can reawaken that powerful Latino within, make their own rules and SLAY in every area of their life by embracing their Latinidad instead of going…
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Dr. Max Roser: Our World in Data

Dr. Max Roser shares some basic statistics that describe living conditions currently and the direction of change that we have seen over the past few decades....
Jul 6
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#SEEME

Right now in our country, there is a humanitarian crisis involving immigrant children being ripped away from their families. This brings up very fresh wounds...
Jul 3
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Living in Sanctuary: Nelson Pinos

Listen to the impact of our current policies on one New Haven Family.
Jun 26
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Dr. Gary Namie on Workplace Bullying: What it is and is not

Dr. Gary Namie, director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, introduces all audiences to the topic.
Jun 12
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SHIFT CHANGE

Our highly-anticipated “SHIFT CHANGE,” an original short film featuring the Greater New Haven Chamber's Strategic Investors
Jun 5
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Webinar: Data for Change: the State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey at Webinar

June 21, 2018 from 3pm to 4pm
“We are competing with fast food chains and retail stores but our staff have far more responsibility and work under more stressful situations than those who flip burgers or ring up sales.” “Prejudiced, stereotypical, and discriminatory attitudes and behaviors have been emboldened, and we hear from our young people that they are suffering as a result.” “The US nonprofit sector is resilient, collaborative, innovative, and determined to address the most complex and enduring problems in our…See More
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Kicked Out: LGBT Youth Experience Homelessness

IN THE LIFE travels from New York to Illinois and California for a stark look at LGBT youth who are kicked out of their homes. Nominated for a GLAAD Media Aw...
May 30

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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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Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit. So he asked the US Federal Housing Administration to back a loan. The FHA, which was created just six years earlier to help middle-class families buy homes, said no because the development was too close to an "inharmonious" racial group. Meaning black people.

It wasn't surprising. The housing administration …

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DISABILITY RIGHTS STORYTELLERS FELLOWSHIP

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 12:26pm 0 Comments

The Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship managed by Rooted in Rights and AAPD provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling, and to connect with media professionals to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design. The project combines hands-on…

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7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism Is Real

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

It wasn’t too long ago that a lot of people were talking about a post-racial America. We had elected a Black president for the first time, and then went ahead and re-elected him four years later, and the country was feeling pretty good about itself.

While Barack Obama’s presidency was indeed a profound and…

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DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education - The Opposite of Progress

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 10:47am 0 Comments

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This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. An act that single handedly transformed American politics by ushering in more American Indians,…

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From The Y Blog- SUMMER SCREEN TIME: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Summertime means more free time for youth. Without the school day to occupy them, many children and teens find themselves entertained by TV, video games, websites and digital devices.  While these devices can be comforting on a rainy day or a means of decompressing, many parents, caregivers and camp staff may wonder: How is screen time affecting the health and development of…
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At 1:46pm on July 15, 2018, Anthony McClean said…

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At 2:57pm on February 16, 2018, Naomi Shiloh said…

Hi Lee,

Thank you very much for the warm welcome and all the information! I am excited to be joining the GNC community. I'll be sure to let you know if I have any questions.

Best,

Naomi

At 2:35pm on October 25, 2017, Sara Hashmi said…

Thank you Lee!

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

Thank you for the helpful comments, Lee.

Fondly,

Hilary

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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!!!

At 9:14am on February 18, 2015, Melissa Holroyd said…

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.

 
 
 

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Recasting the Narratives That Shape Our Lives

A leader in journalism innovation, transformative change, and employee and community engagement describes how innovators in journalism are reimagining and experimenting with what journalism might look like today.

Rediscovering Welcome

Creating welcoming places is a key step to ensure we can all feel a sense of belonging and worthiness. To welcome means to really "see" the person walking through the door, to see their gifts and to be open to receiving help, wisdom and guidance from the person we are meeting or helping.

Strengthening the Role of Faith-Based Organizations to Support Emergency Preparedness

A new case study by the Tamarack Institute shows how faith groups can add great value to neighborhoods in responding to local emergencies.

Open Street Project

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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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. Download the Agenda Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space,...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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