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Kid President Asks "What Makes an Awesome Leader?"

We talked to students from the California Association of Student Leaders about what they would do if they were president, and what it takes to be an awesome ...
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CFGNH Neighborhood Leadership Program

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…
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The Chemistry of Community Building | Dr. Jalaal Hayes | TEDxWilmingtonSalon

How do chemistry concepts like elements and compounds relate to building a community? Check out Dr. Jalaal "Dr. JAH" Hayes as he takes on the journey to desc...
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Young@Heart - MISS YOU (Virtual Concert)

Young@Heart's first virtual concert during the pandemic features a wide range of songs and special guests Edie Falco, Larry David, Steve Busce...
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Dr. Gregory Poland - Facts about the flu vaccine and COVID 19

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How to restore trust in politics | The Economist

In America, Britain and other Western countries, voters have lost trust in politics. Is the answer to reboot an ancient idea? Read more here:
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Indigenous In Plain Sight | Gregg Deal | TEDxBoulder

The indigenous existence in Western and American culture is narrowly viewed and accepted with little to no input from actual Indigenous people. Gregg Deal ta...
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The Harsh Truth About Thanksgiving | NowThis

‘What I don’t like is the underlying tragedy and genocide that we ignore on [Thanksgiving]’ — Native activist and playwright Larissa FastHorse wants you to q...
Dec 1, 2020
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How To Reunite Our Divided Nation: Conversation w/ David Brooks

This week's episode of The Pulse is one that is extremely important - especially today. Katie Couric spoke to David Brooks, a political a cultural commentato...
Nov 24, 2020
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Karens & Cancel Culture w/Chelsea Handler - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep.10

Emmanuel Acho sits down with comedian & best selling author, Chelsea Handler, to have an uncomfortable conversation about "Karens," cancel culture and her ow...
Nov 17, 2020
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A Conversation with the Police - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep. 9

Emmanuel Acho sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA. They discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, B...
Nov 10, 2020
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Alicia Garza on the origin of Black Lives Matter

Oakland-based activist Alicia Garza coined the phrase "Black Lives Matter" in 2013, the day George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Tr...
Oct 27, 2020
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Uncomfortable Conversations: Episode 1- Growing up black & white

Two friends discuss growing up black and white in rural North Carolina. Hosted by: Annie Floor Guest Speaker: Arine Lowery Inspired by Emmanuel Acho's "Uncom...
Oct 6, 2020
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UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH HONEST WOMEN | LETS TALK ABOUT RACISM As content creators with platforms, we felt it was our responsibility to have this unc...
Sep 29, 2020
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Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think

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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.

• Strategic thinking
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• Networking
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• Group Facilitation
• Policy Development
• Strategic Integration of Social Networking
• Integration of Technology

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To help heal racial wounds, Black national anthem would become America's hymn under proposal

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Calling All Community Leaders!

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CT Health Department COVID Alert CT app, notifies you if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

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How a New Haven library is connecting residents to the city’s innovation economy

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Brookings Institute Blog: Place Making Post Cards

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both the fragility of our…


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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?


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!

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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.



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.



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!!!


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Open Street Project

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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LISC CEO on the Future of HUD and Racial Equity

An article in Next City looks at how the machinery of government, at all levels, will need to be re-aligned under the new Administration, in order to serve all Americans and promote racial and economic equity. LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones weighs in on how HUD can be reinvigorated and poise itself to address critical housing needs in 2021 and beyond.

LISC Impact Notes to Help Bridge Racial Gaps with Project 10X

Impact Notes will help support Project 10X for investors who want to align their values and investment strategy.

What Does Dr. MLK, Jr. Mean to You?

Each month, we pose a question to the OneLISC family, and share the responses reflecting our diverse range of voices and backgrounds. To mark Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 92nd birthday, this month’s Reflections from the Field consider his life and work and his legacy today. The reflections register anger and dismay and exhaustion, but also hope, power and a commitment to keep working, to keep exerting good, strong pressure to shape our moral universe.

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