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Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was pla...
Tuesday
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Teaching Tolerance Interviews Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility in the Classroom

Teaching Tolerance talks with Robin DiAngelo, author of 'White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism', about her background as a ...
Feb 18
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White Fragility Lecture with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

KTOP-TV 10 presents a keynote presentation with Robin DiAngelo, PhD author of: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism
Feb 11
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Welcoming Refugees, One Home-Cooked Meal At A Time | HuffPost Reports

The journey to the U.S. for refugees seeking asylum is a long and arduous process. But refugee resettlement organizations like IRIS in New Haven, Connecticut...
Feb 4
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Unbreaking America: Divided We Fall

Find out how you can get involved at http://represent.us Our government is broken, and we have to fix it. In this short film, Michael Douglas and RepresentUs...
Jan 28
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Gun violence as told by the daughter of a hitman | Jennifer Mascia

Author Jennifer Mascia, daughter of a hitman and writer of ‘The Gun Reports’ for the New York Times, reveals the startling findings she learned when she was ...
Jan 20
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Why is racial equity important to philanthropy?

Marcus Walton, President, CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Jan 14
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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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Support Innovation in Education

Join Holberton School New Haven on its mission to make higher education accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Donate today a...
Dec 10, 2019
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America's First Museum Dedicated to Telling the Story of Slavery | The New Yorker

The Whitney Plantation is the first museum dedicated to telling the story of slavery in America and memorialized all who have worked and lived on it's ground...
Nov 26, 2019
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YANA Webinar: Performance Measures for Nonprofits

Performance Measures for Nonprofits — John Scott, NESC Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 National Executive Service Corps (NESC), is a nonprofit professional services ...
Nov 19, 2019
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BUILDING THE WE: Healing Informed Governing For Racial Equity in Salinas

"Structural racism, this is a monster of a problem. This is deeply rooted in our nation, in our county, in our government, in our state -- everywhere." - And...
Nov 12, 2019
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Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives ordinary people real power over real money, letting them work with government to make the budget decisions…
Nov 5, 2019
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Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
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Lee Cruz
Job Title
Community Outreach Director
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203 777 7074
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lcruz@cfgnh.org
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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:
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• Community Organizing
• Organizational Development
• Networking
• Storytelling
• Group Facilitation
• Policy Development
• Strategic Integration of Social Networking
• Integration of Technology

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CT News Junkie: Judiciary Committee To Tackle End To Solitary Confinement

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 2:11pm 0 Comments

Stop Solitary CT’s website says the replica will allow those who visit to “experience the horror, isolation, and dehumanization that is solitary confinement.” It will be in the lobby of the Capitol until March 4.

Members of Stop Solitary CT argue that increased isolation in prisons may achieve the very opposite goal of rehabilitating inmates.

“Correction means to…

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How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 11:49am 0 Comments

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed the Earth’s very makeup...…

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Amazing Map: Visualizing the True Size of Africa

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Mapped: Visualizing the True Size of Africa

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NYT Opinion: Why Are Nonprofit Hospitals So Highly Profitable?

Posted on February 22, 2020 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

“So, how much money do you guys make if I do that test you’re ordering for me?” This is a question I hear frequently from my patients, and it’s often followed by some variant of, “I thought hospitals were supposed to be nonprofit.”

Patients are understandably confused. They see hospitals consolidating and creating vast medical empires with sophisticated marketing campaigns and sleek digs that resemble luxury hotels. And then…

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Black History Month is a chance for white parents to learn how to talk about racism

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 11:26am 0 Comments

Black History Month is first and foremost a weeks-long celebration of the pioneering black Americans who changed the course of our culture and country. 

For white parents, particularly those who don't feel comfortable or prepared to talk with their children about race and racism, the month should also be seen as a timely opportunity to start essential, on-going conversations about racist ideas…

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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…

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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!!!

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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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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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Community Wise Podcast: RVA League for Safer Streets

In this episode, Maurice interviews Paul Taylor, director of the RVA League for Safer Streets in Richmond, Virginia. The League was founded in 2017 by Paul, and the late Jawad Abdu, both returning citizens, to address issues of gang violence in their communities. Before stepping foot on a court, participants attend workshops on problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution.

In the Mississippi Delta, a Police Chief Who Wears Many Hats

The city of Greenville, MS sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, at the heart of the agricultural Delta. It is also a birthplace of the Civil Rights movement, where community leaders and residents are carrying on the fight for social and economic justice in the long-underinvested region. As part of our celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Greenville’s chief of police, Delando Wilson, who partners with LISC in his wide-ranging efforts to build a safer, more prosperous and racially equitable Greenville.

LISC CEO Lauded as Black Leader Making History

In celebration of Black History Month, the National Housing Conference is highlighting six Black leaders, including our president and CEO Maurice A. Jones, who are “making history today in housing policy, advocacy, research and community development.” The affordable housing organization gives props to Jones for his work forging economic opportunities and helping build resilient and inclusive communities as part of his “lifetime of service.”

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