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Public Cost of Low-Wage Work in New England

By Ian Eve Perry and Ken JacobsThe economic recovery has not affected all workers equally, and many workers rely on public assistance. Wage growth both nationally and in New England was mainly concentrated at the top of the economic spectrum, with those in the middle seeing small real-wage increases. While increases in the minimum wage raised wages for those at the bottom, wage levels still do not allow many families to reach economic self-sufficiency.This brief analyses the utilization of…See More
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Nature Kindergarten | Frances Krusekopf | TEDxVictoria

Inspired by her child’s experience in a forest preschool in Germany, Frances Krusekopf has developed a pilot project for kindergarten children to take their ...
Apr 16
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A Forest Garden With 500 Edible Plants Could Lead to a Sustainable Future | Short Film Showcase

Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild...
Apr 15
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The Power of Relationships in Schools

Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn. Our How Learning Happens video series explores teachin...
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Nature Kindergarten | Frances Krusekopf | TEDxVictoria

Inspired by her child’s experience in a forest preschool in Germany, Frances Krusekopf has developed a pilot project for kindergarten children to take their ...
Apr 9
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A Yale Student’s Letter to Julia Keleher and the Yale Education Leadership Conference

APR 5, 2019   5:05 PMOriginal letter published here.To the Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference:  I am disappointed, yet not surprised, that this year’s…See More
Apr 7
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When women won the right to vote

An award winning documentary by Ambar Santiago Rojas, 6th Grader at ESUMS in New Haven.
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Vivian Gussin Paley at 92Y Wonderplay Conference 2008

Vivian Gussin Paley talks about the importance of imagination and play in children's development.
Mar 26
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Unbreaking America: A NEW Short Film about Solving the Corruption Crisis

Find out how you can get involved at http://represent.us Our government is broken, and we have to fix it. RepresentUs board member Jennifer Lawrence and Director of RepresentUs Josh Silver, walks through three lines that show what's wrong with…
Mar 19
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Intersectionality of Race, Reproductive Justice and Law - Khiara Bridges

The Last Lecture Series at Harvard Law School is an opportunity for selected faculty members to impart final words of wisdom on the graduating class. Profess...
Mar 12
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"A Story Like Mine" // Halsey speaks at the 2018 Women's March in NYC // 20th January '18

Halsey gives a powerful, moving and truthful speech/poem to the masses at the 2018 Women's March in NYC. Source: https://twitter.com/halsey/status/9548079917...
Mar 5
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Growing Entrepreneurs 2018, Video by Travis Carbonella

The New Haven Land Trust’s Growing Entrepreneurs Program works with New Haven high school-aged students who develop small-business ventures to solve problems...
Feb 26
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Teaching Tolerance

Discover and develop world-class materials with a community of educators committed to diversity, equity and justice.https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Teaching-Tolerance-magazine-58.pdfSee More
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Wildlife and The Wall

The Rio Grande area as you have probably never seen it before.
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Real estate broker teams up with good Samaritan to help the homeless in New Haven

Many homeless people are haunted by drug addiction, mental illness or a criminal past. Elmer Alvarez knows those demons all too well. But when he found a che...
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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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A Community Foundation in Indiana Adopts Comprehensive Equity Approach

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April 11, 2019; Indianapolis Business Journal

“The Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) has a new five-year plan to make Indianapolis a more inclusive city—and it involves tackling criminal justice reform,…

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The Dalios’ $100 million gift has strings attached

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Last week, Ray and Barbara Dalio announced their $100 million donation to support education and economic development in Connecticut. It’s an impressive amount, almost impossible for our struggling state to reject.

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Public Cost of Low-Wage Work in New England

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Against metrics: how measuring performance by numbers backfires

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Jerry Z Muller is professor of history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D C. His most recent book is …

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A Yale Student’s Letter to Julia Keleher and the Yale Education Leadership Conference

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APR 5, 2019   5:05 PM

Original letter published …

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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!!!

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.

 
 
 

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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

A Model Worth Copying: Joint Ownership Structures for CDCs

In an in-depth article for The Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, attorneys David Goldstein and Jason Labate offer a case study of the Joint Operating Entity NYC (JOE NYC), which LISC has supported from its inception. The JOE NYC, a consortium of CDCs that have pooled their portfolios and expertise, is a blueprint that can help CDCs in other cities and regions shore up their stability in challenging markets and gain ground against the national affordability crisis.

Minnesota Governor Celebrates LISC Duluth’s 21 Years of Investment and Partnership

This week, LISC Duluth marked its 21st year of investing in the city and the key work of local partners at its annual Building Healthy Community Awards. Governor Tim Walz gave the keynote address, stressing how innovative collaboration between local government and community leaders can make the city a safe and prosperous place for all residents. The LISC partnership model, he added, “is what smart government should do…what smart communities should do.”

Reclaiming Charm City

A powerful new documentary offers an unvarnished portrait of residents and police in Baltimore working to stem violence in their beloved city. LISC is a proud national partner of the PBS film, helping to spark attention to its life-and-death message: through collaboration between neighbors and law enforcement, and imperative investment in underserved communities, we can make communities safer and better. It’s the very work LISC supports across the country.

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