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Solar Eclipse of the Heart

On August 21, 2017—for the first time in 99 years!—a total solar eclipse will travel across the U.S. from west to east as a rare and beautiful sight to behol...
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NPQ: Ending White Supremacy in Ourselves: A Time for Nonprofit Action

From NonProfit QuarterlyNonprofits should understand that this moment defines us on a deep level—a moment where civil society must declare with moral certainty that notions of racial superiority are antithetical to our common humanity and our future. As a sector, we have not taken the leadership on this that we should. In fact, our organizations often mirror the distortions of larger society. Not only must we publicly disavow white supremacy; we must offer a counter narrative, and model…See More
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Can Art Amend History?

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How Your Brain Is Getting Hacked: Facebook, Tinder, Slot Machines | Tristan Harris

Casinos, magicians, and the makers of social media platforms all know something about you: your mind is very vulnerable to influence. Just as the magician re...
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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 ...
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LA Activists Respond to NRA

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, Dignity and Power Now, The Reverence Project, RISIST, and Defend Movement respond to recent NRA videos. Featuring the familie...
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The Promise of Medicaid

Please call your members of Congress and ask them to protect #Medicaid and #VoteNo on the health care bill. Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121. Follow us on w...
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The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism

BY  (@COURTWRITES), COLUMNISTI want to get A’s. Even as an adult, over a decade out of any formal schooling, I realize that I sometimes walk through the world looking for a gold star. I subconsciously ask myself: Am I good mother? A good friend? A good collaborator?A good...…See More
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The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone

Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the l...
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Racism in Philanthropy: Effective Practices for Grantmakers

Philanthropy has a long history of providing much-needed resources for historically marginalized communities of color. Many foundations and donors view their investments as the solution to social problems that are rooted in poverty. But is this…
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Volunteers Wanted: Activities for Children at Free Summer Meal Mobile Sites

The Summer meals program is looking for volunteers to help with activities at the New Haven Public School Food Services free summer meal mobile sites. At these sites from Jun 29 until Aug 18 either free meals, lunch or supper, is provided to any child aged eighteen or younger. Over 40% of New Haven's children live in poverty and while school is out these free meals are a way for children to get healthy food.We need volunteers to run fun activities to attract the children to the site(s) so they…See More
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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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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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NPQ: Ending White Supremacy in Ourselves: A Time for Nonprofit Action

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

From NonProfit Quarterly

Nonprofits should understand that this moment defines us on a deep level—a moment where civil society must declare with moral certainty that notions of racial superiority are antithetical to our common humanity and our future. As a sector, we have not taken the leadership on this that we should. In fact, our organizations often mirror the distortions of larger society. Not only must we publicly disavow white supremacy; we…

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The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism

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I want to get A’s. Even as an…

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Volunteers Wanted: Activities for Children at Free Summer Meal Mobile Sites

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:58pm 0 Comments

The Summer meals program is looking for volunteers to help with activities at the New Haven Public School Food Services free summer meal mobile sites. At these sites from Jun 29 until Aug 18 either free meals, lunch or supper, is provided to any child aged eighteen or younger. Over 40% of New Haven's children live in poverty and while school is out these free meals are a way for children to get healthy food.We need volunteers to run fun activities to attract the children to the site(s) so…

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Find and Share Information about Summer Meal Programs Here

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

As the school year ends let us not forget that it also means the end of school breakfast and lunch for many children in our community. Summer Meals are free, nutritious, meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens,18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer when school is out. Find and Share Information about Summer Meal Programs Here: http://www.endhungerct.org/summer-meals/

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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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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!!!

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.

At 10:00am on February 12, 2015, Cherie L. Strucaly said…

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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How Community Animators Work Around the World

Transcription of John and Peter's July 25th conversation with Cormac Russell on his work with communities, agencies, NGOs and governments using ABCD and other strengths-based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

Our 13 Staging Posts in Learning and Developmpent

What the community animators at UK-based consulting and research organization Nurture Development have learned in the 21 years since its founding.

How Community Action Shapes Health

Deborah Puntenney has been a colleague of John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann at the Asset-Based Community Development Institute for 25 years. In this transcribed conversation, John and Peter talk with her about how her work focuses on engaging citizens to become effective co-producers of their own health and well-being.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

A Market That Kindles Culture and Commerce

In St. Paul, MN, a summer celebration of arts and entrepreneurship, modeled on night markets in Asia, has galvanized commerce and culture along University Avenue. LISC's longtime partner, the Asian Economic Development Association, is leading the charge to revitalize the district, where Southeast Asian residents and businesspeople have incorporated a "a Minnesota twist."

How Arts and Culture Can Catalyze Rural Development

In an interview for Rural Voices, a publication of the Housing Assistance Council, Bob Reeder, Rural LISC's director for national programs, discusses the importance of inclusion, diversity and economic equity when bringing arts and culture into community development efforts. With those key ingredients, creative placemaking can be a winning proposition for rural revitalization.

What a Farmers Market Can Do

In honor of National Farmers Market Week (August 6 to 12), we’re recognizing the extraordinary markets that LISC has helped launch, grow and support, and how much good they bring to their communities.

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