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National Anthem Protests Pt.1 ft. Roger Goodell | Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep 8

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man. Emmanuel asks Goodell what he would say...
Sep 15
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Race vs Religion - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep. 7 w/ Carl Lentz, Hillsong Church

It's time to talk about race & religion. Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast, sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation a...
Sep 8
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Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery

We made a trip out to Yonkers to talk to pioneers of Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery. Note: B-roll included in this video is pre-covid so it does not reflect ...
Sep 1
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White Parents, Raising Black Children - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 6

Emmanuel Acho sits down with Aaron & Jamie Ivey + their kids, to have an uncomfortable conversation about the struggles, differences and what they have learn...
Aug 25
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Interracial Relationships - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 5

Interracial couples, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo & Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban, sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about i...
Aug 18
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Reverse Racism - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 4

Emmanuel Acho sits down to have another uncomfortable conversation, where he directly addresses questions and emails from white brothers & sisters, all over ...
Aug 11
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Seeing Color - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 3 w/ Chip & Joanna Gaines + kids

Chip & Joanna Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about teaching their kids to "see color" and Emmanuel Acho is asked, "...
Aug 4
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White Allergies? - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 2 w/ Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation with a black man
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Longest Time - Quarantine Edition

Wishing everyone the best of health from Vancouver, Canada! Stay home, stay safe, and keep singing! For the most up to date information about COVID-19 please...
May 26
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A Tale of Two Pandemics with Robert Reich

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich debunks the notion that the coronavirus is "the great equalizer," and explains how systemic inequality in America has ...
May 19
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Concierge Chats visits Five Star senior living during Covid-19

When it comes to elderly care, nursing homes are the hardest hit. Trish Sanborn and her two concierge friends visit with David Hunter, CEO of Mary Wade Five Star senior living.
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How to Make Your own Face Covering

Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with ou...
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"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."
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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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Narrative Project Tells “These Truths”

Posted on August 20, 2020 at 10:17am 0 Comments

here is a “gravitational pull” dragging down Black men in America. “There’s no respect in our community for each other as brothers.” “There are not enough men who are positive role models.” “What can we do as a society to lift Black men up, because y’all did a hell of a job tearing them down?”

These and many other hard truths came to light Wednesday night in the screening of and panel discussion about the short film These Truths: A Documentary on the State of the…

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Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 1:40pm 0 Comments

When Kilynn Johnson walks out the door of the house her parents bought in 1972, where she grew up and lives to this day, she steps into the warm embrace of a community where neighbors feel more like kin. Her home sits across the street from Stinger Square Park, where Johnson passed long days of her childhood playing alongside her siblings and cousins and…

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How You Can Invest in Racial Justice

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 9:12am 0 Comments

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JULY 01, 2020

A history of discrimination and inequality has led to dramatic gaps in wealth, investment, and income between white communities and minority communities. Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and a panel of experts discussed how businesses, financial firms, and regular investors can make choices that empower local businesses and increase opportunity...…

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New Small Business Loan Program

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce an innovative new loan program that provides relief and recovery resources to small businesses that have suffered disproportionate economic injury…
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COVID-19 in Connecticut: Data Analysis

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

In response to requests from local partners, DataHaven developed a report (see below) with our original analyses and visualizations of public data related to the coronavirus pandemic. These are updated as new data are posted. We have also created many other charts and datasets available on request...

https://www.ctdatahaven.org/reports/covid-19-connecticut-data-analysis

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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?

Sarah

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!

At 1:46pm on July 15, 2018, Anthony McClean said…

Thanks

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!!!

 
 
 

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

“Part of the Fabric of the City”: A Small Business Stays the Course in Detroit

Lowe’s $55 million commitment to LISC’s small business relief and recovery efforts is funding grants that will touch the lives of some 2,750 entrepreneurs. Rodney Haynes, a Detroit native who has dedicated his working life to being part of the city’s revival, is one of them.

LISC, with Top Housing Groups, Calls for Emergency Rental Relief

In a statement issued today, LISC joins with Enterprise, National Housing Trust, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, Housing Partnership Network, Housing Assistance Council and Leading Age to urge federal action on rental assistance that will protect residents and affordable housing providers affected by the pandemic. “Relief is overdue,” the groups warn, “and we can’t afford to wait any longer.”

American Banker Reports on LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund

A recent article in American Banker describes the why and how of LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund - a means to direct private capital to Black banks, CDFIs and other minority businesses. The $50 million from Netflix and Costco seeding the fund, with more in the pipeline, is a signal of a widespread “social-consciousness awakening that [the wealth gap] is a problem and its sources are systemic racism,” explains George Ashton, LISC EVP and the fund’s manager, in the story.

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