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A Brief But Spectacular take on making a living on a living planet

Bren Smith has spent his life on the water. After seeing firsthand the harsh effects of commercial fishing on the climate, he wanted to find a more environme...
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Stephanie Kelton: The big myth of government deficits | TED

Government deficits have gotten a bad rap, says economist Stephanie Kelton. In this groundbreaking talk, she makes the case to stop looking at government spe...
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Celebrating Latino Leaders: Domingo Medina (2020)

Domingo MedinaOwner and Founder, Peels & Wheels CompostingHometown: Caracas, Venezuela"I was happy to learn about the Progreso Latino Fund because I was able...
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Paul Hawken & Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

It’s hard to overstate Paul Hawken’s contribution to transforming the relationship between humanity, business and the natural world. His books and leadership...
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Book Talk: David W. Blight & Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the History Department at Yale, the Yale University Art Gallery, and Belonging...
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Reparations: A Community Conversation

A community conversation about reperations at The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.
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Legacies of Eugenics in New England Conference: Part 1

(09-22-2021)Session 1 - Introduction and how we remember eugenics / chaired by Charlene Galarneau (Harvard)Opening on Judy Dow's Second Eugenics Congress tap...
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Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones: Dismantling Racism in the Children and Nature Movement

We all want to create more equitable access to the benefits of nature in our programs and in our communities. But to do so, we need to understand that racis...
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Heather McGhee || What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Today we have Heather McGhee on the podcast. Heather is an expert in economic and social policy. The former president of the inequality-focused thinktank “De...
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The challenge of retrofitting millions of aging homes to battle global warming

A landmark climate report released this month by the United Nations predicted dire consequences for the world if more is not done to reduce CO2 levels in the...
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How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haim...
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A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth

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Economic Man vs Humanity: a Puppet Rap Battle

Three students challenge outdated economics by debating with their professor about the nature of humankind, with rap and puppetry.This animated film is a col...
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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
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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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How to Use Strategic Confusion for Deeper Learning

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 10:45am 0 Comments

For the last three weeks, I have been planning out this semester’s courses. I am teaching eight courses ranging from fully in-person to fully virtual but synchronous (using Zoom) to fully asynchronous and online with a combined hybrid approach mixed in. My goal is...

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What Does a Community-Based Approach to Chronic Homelessness Look Like?

Posted on November 8, 2021 at 10:51am 0 Comments

I’m in my hometown of Austin, Texas, riding in a golf cart with Alan Graham. He’s CEO and founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and he’s giving me a tour of this 51-acre master-planned community. It’s called Community First!

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From NPQ - The Sensemaking Organization: Designing for Complexity

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Much has been made recently about how our “narratives” about the way the world works create and reinforce the form and outcomes of social structures. Our civil society organizations are not immune from this dynamic. Nonprofits and movement groups are created and recreated by…

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From NPQ - MANAGEMENT Structuring for Sensemaking: The Power of Small Segments

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 11:30am 0 Comments

In traditional organizations structure is defined as the lines of authority, or decision-making, and communications. The core function of these structures is management of resources towards stated goals. However, in sensemaking organizations, those that cannot rely on…

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At 10:25pm on August 19, 2021, Fay Williams said…

Thank you Sir, for such quick turnaround. Fay

At 11:04am on August 13, 2020, Sarah Lockery said…

Hi Lee,

Thanks for your welcome.  Rather than join the community as an individual, can The Children's Center of Hamden join?

Sarah

At 4:53pm on April 1, 2020, Ray Andrewsen said…

Hi there Lee. Glad to join with everyone in my new role as Director of Membership Services with the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

At 12:25pm on February 4, 2019, Gina Bingham said…

Thanks Lee!  Happy to join this wonderful community!

At 1:46pm on July 15, 2018, Anthony McClean said…

Thanks

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.

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

Mary

 
 
 

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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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For Formerly Incarcerated Women in Arizona, a Fair Chance at Financial Wellness

The Arouet Foundation supports women returning from incarceration in Phoenix, helping them work toward financial stability and avoid recidivism—beginning while they are still imprisoned. The Foundation’s Alison Rapping sat down with LISC to explain how the Financial Opportunity Center model, combined with other wrap-around services, has been extraordinarily successful in assisting clients to get past the unjust obstacles that block the progress of so many returning citizens.

In Cincinnati’s Price Hill, Music Nourishes a Community

This is the story of how a youth orchestra took root and flowered within a community development corporation, and has ended up helping transform a community and enriching a city. Music for Youth in Cincinnati—MyCincinnati—and the work of Price Hill Will are emblematic of the extraordinary power of home-grown arts and culture to leverage growth, connection and joy.

The State of Rural Development: Q+A with Caitlin Cain

In a wide-ranging interview with Affordable Housing Finance, VP and director of Rural LISC Caitlin Cain lists the top ways to build robust and sustainable rural economies and reveals what keeps her up at night (and her predictions for the next Super Bowl).

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