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Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

October 12It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it might be hard to pick an exemplar, the leading state in voter suppression, but Georgia would be high on the list. …See More
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Reckoning with “The Incident”: John Wilson’s Studies for a Lynching Mural at Yale University Art Gallery

August 17, 2018 at 11am to December 30, 2018 at 5pm
In 1952, while a student at La Esmeralda—Mexico’s national school of art—American artist John Wilson (1922–2015) painted a powerful mural that he titled The Incident. The fresco depicted a scene of a racial terror lynching at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, as witnessed by a young African American family. Although the mural is no longer extant, this exhibition brings together publicly for the first time nearly all of Wilson’s known preparatory sketches and painted studies for it, as well as…See More
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The Power of Small Givers

The Ford Foundation was once described as “a large body of money…completely surrounded by people who want some.” It’s easy to look at a big pile of silver like a major foundation and think that’s what American philanthropy is all about.But, actually, philanthropy in the U.S. is not just a story of moguls and big trusts. In fact, it’s not primarily about wealthy people at all.…See More
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DOJ PSA: Sexual Harassment in Housing Is Illegal

Justice Department Launches Public Awareness Campaign with Victims of Sexual Harassment in Housing. Sexual harassment in housing is illegal. If you or someon...
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UNAPOLOGETIC: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

Book trailer for Charlene A. Carruthers' debut book, UNAPOLOGETIC: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Order info below. Get your cop...
Oct 2
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Equity vs. Equality

In the United States, we talk a lot about “equality.” But for all of us to have a fair and just opportunity to live our healthiest lives, we need to talk abo...
Sep 25
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Tearing down a wall

A predominately black neighborhood in Summerville, South Carolina, was torn apart when a white resident, Annie Caddell, put up a Confederate flag. It stirred...
Sep 20
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Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local | Taiye Selasi

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of t...
Aug 28
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IEP Binder: How to Assemble and Organize

Making an IEP binder is a great way to keep information organized and at the ready when you need it. An IEP binder can help you prepare for IEP meetings and ...
Aug 21
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Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit. So he asked the US Federal Housing Administration to back a loan. The FHA, which was created just six years earlier to help middle-class families buy homes, said no because the development was too close to an "inharmonious" racial group. Meaning black people.It wasn't surprising. The housing administration …See More
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At risk: mothers and childbirth

The United States is the only industrialized country where the rates of maternal deaths have increased, rather than decreased. And "near deaths" are on the r...
Aug 14
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WIC Recipients Learn to Make Nutritious Meals and Snacks

At Yale's Primary Care Center recipients of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program are learning how to prepare healthier food options for their kids. ...
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National Council PSA #FreeHer

Client: National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
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Dr. Max Roser: Our World in Data

Dr. Max Roser shares some basic statistics that describe living conditions currently and the direction of change that we have seen over the past few decades....
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Racist History of Illegal Immigration | Racist America History

Where did the concept of illegal immigration even come from? If you look at who has been kept out of the U.S. over the decades, being "illegal" has a lot to ...
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Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Contact Person
Lee Cruz
Job Title
Community Outreach Director
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203 777 7074
E-mail
lcruz@cfgnh.org
Website
http://www.linkedin.com/in/leecruz
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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.

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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Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

Posted on October 19, 2018 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

October 12

It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it might be hard to pick an exemplar, the leading state in voter suppression, but Georgia would be high on the list. …

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A Guide to a Selection of TechSoup's Security Products

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 3:19pm 0 Comments

Nonprofits have a unique relationship with cybersecurity. They often work with smaller budgets than for-profit companies, so sometimes fewer resources are available to keep things as secure as they could be. There is also sometimes a feeling that since they are doing social good, they aren't prime targets for criminals. For these reasons, nonprofits are demonstrably more vulnerable to data loss.…

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Maybe Girls Will Save Us

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 11:12am 0 Comments

They’ve eclipsed boys in political participation and shown incredible moral clarity.

By Reshma Saujani

Ms. Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code.…

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The Power of Small Givers

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 11:07am 0 Comments

The Ford Foundation was once described as “a large body of money…completely surrounded by people who want some.” It’s easy to look at a big pile of silver like a major foundation and think that’s what American philanthropy is all about.

But, actually, philanthropy in the U.S. is not just a story of moguls and big trusts. In fact, it’s not primarily about wealthy people at all.…

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Putting ‘creativity’ into community development facilitates many goals

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 3:31pm 0 Comments

Pam Bailey, NeighborWorks America blogger | 10/1/2018 2:31:22 PM



San Francisco’s Chinatown faces a number of challenges, stemming back to its origins: Chinese immigrants to the city were often limited to living in the neighborhood due to discriminatory policies and practices, reinforced by a natural desire to seek out supportive environments. Over time, a strong sense of community developed. Today,…

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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.

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Thank you Lee!

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Thank you for the helpful comments, Lee.

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

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Thank you Lee. This is great!!!

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Thank you for the warm welcome.

 
 
 

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One of the most powerful ways to immobilize citizen engagement can be outside money, even when purported to be available for citizen engagement.

Money and the Civic Impulse

One of the most powerful ways to immobilize citizen engagement can be outside money, even when purported to be available for citizen engagement.

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Building community and belonging is going to be our most powerful strategy for ending the displacement and isolation that plague so many corners of our world.

Open Street Project

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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REGISTRATION IS OPEN 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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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JPMorgan Chase Fuels Economic Development in Philly, Milwaukee

LISC-led coalitions in Milwaukee and Philadelphia are among the four winners of this year’s JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods competition. In each city, local partners are pooling their expertise and resources to drive major community-focused economic development plans that revitalize commercial corridors, spur small businesses, create jobs and raise standards of living for residents.

Fast Company: ‘26x26’ Will Boost Soccer, Kids, Communities

Soccer fans have been cheering LISC's $30 million collaboration with Lionsraw and American Outlaws to fuel soccer facilities and youth programming in underserved communities. But the effort to invest in 26 fields by the 2026 World Cup is about much more than scoring goals; the program is set to empower 1 million kids and improve the health of their communities as well. Fast Company takes an in-depth look.

Hispanic Heritage Is Integral to the American Experiment—and American Potential

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones marks the close of Hispanic Heritage Month reflecting on the extraordinary talent and assets Latino Americans inject into our communities, and how our partnerships work to harness those assets for the benefit of all.

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