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Fueling Innovation in Life Sciences

Entrepreneur Shana Schneider leads a walking tour through New Haven's exciting new innovation centers, meeting teams working on everything from drug discover...
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Accepting Applications Now! Holberton School is Opening to Connecticut

With campuses in San Francisco and New Haven, CT, Holberton trains software engineers using a revolutionary teaching method based on project-based and peer l...
Nov 20
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Yara Shahidi on Why Voting in Midterm Elections Is So Important | Eighteen x 18 | NowThis

Confused about midterm elections? Let Yara Shahidi explain why your vote is even more important this year. » Register to vote: https://go.nowth.is/18x18 » Su...
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What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them? | Liz Ogbu

Liz Ogbu is an architect who works on spatial justice: the idea that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources and services is...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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Deeply Flawed ‘Pennies for Charity’ Report Can Hurt Good Nonprofits

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The December Dilemma: Teaching About Religious Holidays

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Every December, public school students, parents, teachers and administrators face the difficult task of acknowledging the various religious and secular holiday traditions celebrated during that time of year. Teachers, administrators and parents should try to promote greater understanding and tolerance among students of different traditions by taking care to adhere to the requirements of the First Amendment...…

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'Our leaders are like children,' school strike founder tells climate summit

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Greta Thunberg, 15, told UN summit that students are acting in absence of global leadership



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5 Lessons to Guide the Transition to a More Just Philanthropy

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Helping My Fair-Skinned Son Embrace His Blackness

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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!!!

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.

 
 
 

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Taps Innovative Entrepreneur to Spearhead Opportunity Zone Strategies, Investments

LISC has named George Ashton as its new managing director for strategic investments. He plans to lead LISC’s work on Opportunity Zones with a clear-eyed view of the potential for community gains—focusing not just on how much capital can be raised, but on deploying it in ways that fuel lasting benefits for residents. “We are going to drive opportunities that make sense for places we are trying to serve and the systems that we are trying to change,” noted Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO.

Indy’s New Portal to Maximize Opportunity Zone Impact

There is an exciting new development regarding LISC’s involvement in Opportunity Zones. The Opportunity Investment Consortium of Indiana, of which LISC of Indianapolis is a part, officially launched an online portal to aid in matching Opportunity Zone projects in need of funding to potential investors.

Top Reads, Week of 11/26

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we’re delving into broadband access, a look at what contributed to the drop in opioid deaths in Dayton, OH and the case for nonprofit housing developers.

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