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Quinnipiac Riverfest 2018! ~ Sunday May 20th 11-4pm at Quinnipiac River Marina

May 20, 2018 from 11am to 4pm
You're invited to join in this celebration, QRiverfest is an annual celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront.Presented by:NHR Group and theChatham Square Neighborhood AssociationAdditional Sponsors\Supporters:Brewery Square,  Urban…See More
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From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.htmlSee More
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From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.htmlSee More
May 11
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Social Justice Toolkit Helps Foundations Assess Own Progress on Equity Goals

By  From NCRP’s “Power Moves” website.“The philanthropic sector’s growing urgency to tackle inequities…offers strong motivation to take stock,” notes the…See More
May 11
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Social Justice Toolkit Helps Foundations Assess Own Progress on Equity Goals

By  From NCRP’s “Power Moves” website.“The philanthropic sector’s growing urgency to tackle inequities…offers strong motivation to take stock,” notes the…See More
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VICE | 'Raised in the System' | HBO

Actor Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO's The Wire) goes in depth and explores mass incarceration and the juvenile justice system. Now Streaming #HBO #VICEonHBO ...
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People's Center 80th Anniversary. Promotional Video
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What Story will your Community Tell?

Invite you to join a project bringing the many voices of  New Haven together for change! What story will your community tell?... and ...Want your community to participate?Call Rebecca at (203) 392-8882 or email... SoulSpeak@ElmShakespeare.org to schedule yourFREE DRAMA WORKSHOP!What…See More
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Black Mothers Share the Devastating Impact of Racism in Maternal Health Care

Kimberly Lawson - VICEAPR 17 2018, 4:29PMIn honor of Black Maternal Health Week, four Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences to highlight the lasting impact of the racism and trauma Black women too often face when entering motherhood.When advocates and the media talk about Black maternal health, they often go straight to mortality rates: They do, after all, paint an exceedingly…See More
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6 Problems with our School System

The traditional system of education was designed in the industrial age and is now outdated and ineffective. Learn about the 6 major problems with the system....
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How autism freed me to be myself | Rosie King

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, bra...
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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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From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 11:50am 0 Comments

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.

Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.html

Next City: Why I Want Community Organizers to Tell Me Where to Invest

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to become an impact investor. Before then, no one ever told me it was possible to make investment decisions based on my values rather than just financial returns. Once I learned there was this rising tide of “impact investing,” I was all in.

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Two Thought Provoking Opinion Pieces: #MeToo Movement NYT

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

What Do We Do With These Men?

By Katie J. M. Baker

Ms. Baker is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News who has covered institutional responses to sexual violence and…

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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

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! 

 
 
 

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

Open Street Project

SAVE THE DATE 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. 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, and policymaking fields....

The post SAVE THE DATE FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

Crossing a Bridge to Success: One Mother’s Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.

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