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GIVE YOUR INPUT: New Haven Climate and Sustainability Framework at Fair Haven K8 School

March 1, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
New Haven Climate and Sustainability FrameworkBuildings, Food, Transportation, Electric Power, Land and Infrastructure, Materials Management.Come to a community meeting:-Wednesday, March 1st, 6-8pm, Fair Haven School, 164 Grand Ave.or -Tuesday March 14th, 6-8pm, Hillhouse HS, 480 Sherman PkwyOr give your input online (and see the draft Framework) at: or www.facebook.con/NHCSF See More
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Mass Incarceration in the US

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Michael K. Williams Asks: Am I Typecast? #QuestionAnswers

At The Atlantic, we believe it’s never been more important to take on established answers with tough questions. Here, Michael K. Williams, of The Wire and Th...
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How Do I Explain America to My Black Son?

Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk is about to be a father, and he’s nervous. America’s history of racial violence is something that every citizen inherits, but...
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THE PEOPLE VS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM How do YOU think we can create a better future of learning. Go here and share your thoughts on the topic!
Jan 17
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Dear Child - When Black Parents Have To Give "The Talk"

WHY WE MADE DEAR CHILD: Jubilee Project is a digital media company that tells stories to explore our humanity. It has been heartbreaking and infuriating to w...
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The Hidden Genius in every child

KPIX channel 5 report on the Hidden Genius Project
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Powerful & Disruptive: Reclaim the Internet - Agnes Török & The Dangerous Women Project

We are facing an online epidemic of violence against women. Of threats and harassment. We must #ReclaimTheInternet. BIG NEWS: I am releasing a book - more ab...
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The Mask You Live In - Trailer

From the team behind Miss Representation. Coming in 2014, an exploration of American masculinity.
Oct 4, 2016
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Coastal Storm Awareness Program

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Sep 27, 2016
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Clint Smith: The danger of silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smi...
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Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
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Lee Cruz
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Community Outreach Director
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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.

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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…


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…


Nonprofit Grant Program

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 9:56am 0 Comments

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is accepting applications for the Nonprofit Grant Program (NGP). OPM is also accepting applications for the remaining funds for the Nonprofit Collaboration Incentive Grant Program (NCIP). The application deadline for consideration for this current round of funding is not later than 4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2017. The NGP will award Grants-in-aid to selected private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt…


Attention Nonprofit Leaders, there is still time, until 6pm tonight...

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Please take a few minutes now to help The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven understand the impact of recent state budget…

National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated - Children of Prisoners Library Spanish Translation

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

Resource regarding Children of Incarcerated Parents with your networks.


The Spanish edition of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Library is now available

This edition of CIPL was funded by Church World Service Latin America and the Caribbean and translated by Maria Eva Dorigo.

For the past few…


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

Thank you for the helpful comments, Lee.



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!


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.

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

A Happy Place to Shop

Sixteen years ago the only grocery store in Chester, PA closed. Today, there’s “good food right around the corner" at Fare & Square, the nation’s first nonprofit grocery store, which is making healthy food available to all and stretching customers’ dollars so they get more for their money.

Tough Love

A Valentine’s essay for all the caring change-makers out there, especially those whose efforts are ignored or misunderstood.

Fare & Square - Michael, Shopper

Born and raised in Chester, PA, Michael Cooper shops at Fare & Square, Philabundance's nonprofit grocery store. Here he shares why he loves the store and how it helps make the most impact, not profit, in the community.

Open Street Project

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 [...]

The Body of Research on Open Streets is Growing – come hear about it at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit!

Charles Brown MPA, Senior Researcher with Rutgers University will present findings from the first-ever survey of a university community aimed to increase their overall diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. The survey highlights nearly 2,000 surveys from a focus group with Black and Hispanic Residents. Come discuss different strategies on how to use this information to remove [...]

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

Ottawa enjoys two seasons of open streets/canals with 7.8 km of Rideau Canal Skateways and 52 km of car-free NOKIA Sunday Bikedays throughout the capital city Ottowa and Gatineau Park. Come hear Bruce Devine with the National Capital Commission speak at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit about their innovative and data-driven analysis of how [...]

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Opportunity for All Demands Inclusion of All

These are uncertain times, but LISC’s commitment to catalyzing opportunity in low-income places all across the country is unwavering, says CEO Maurice Jones. And by leveraging the strength of our diversity, we can achieve healthy, resilient communities where everyone has a chance to succeed.

Forging a Crucial Connection between Black History and the Present

In honor of Black History Month, Milwaukee native and LISC program officer Sakuri Fears reflects on how a vanguard project will provide much-needed housing and energy in an historic Black neighborhood. It will also revive the Black Holocaust Museum, a vital cultural touchstone and meeting ground for African-American and all Milwaukeeans.

LISC Announces Pay for Success Partners

LISC is helping three local nonprofit organizations in Michigan, Maine and Washington, D.C. develop Pay for Success programs as part of $1.3 million in funding from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The programs will focus on families, youth and health, and tie public funding commitments to specific outcomes. SIF is part of the Corporation for National and Community Services, the federal agency that also oversees AmeriCorps.

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