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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 ...
Tuesday
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Being Eñye Trailer

Helping Latinos overcome the guilt, shame, and isolation around not feeling Latino enough so that they can reawaken that powerful Latino within, make their own rules and SLAY in every area of their life by embracing their Latinidad instead of going…
Tuesday
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NPQ: Children of Color Need Long-Term Allies

Nonprofit Quarterly: By   | July 9, 2018Superficially, it seems that the current US presidential administration has it in for babies. Even as it searches—under court order—for a group of more than 100 children under the age of five (among 3,000 children altogether) who were separated from their mothers unnecessarily in this country and then quickly lost to them…See More
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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....
Jul 6
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#SEEME

Right now in our country, there is a humanitarian crisis involving immigrant children being ripped away from their families. This brings up very fresh wounds...
Jul 3
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Living in Sanctuary: Nelson Pinos

Listen to the impact of our current policies on one New Haven Family.
Jun 26
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Dr. Gary Namie on Workplace Bullying: What it is and is not

Dr. Gary Namie, director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, introduces all audiences to the topic.
Jun 12
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SHIFT CHANGE

Our highly-anticipated “SHIFT CHANGE,” an original short film featuring the Greater New Haven Chamber's Strategic Investors
Jun 5
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Webinar: Data for Change: the State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey at Webinar

June 21, 2018 from 3pm to 4pm
“We are competing with fast food chains and retail stores but our staff have far more responsibility and work under more stressful situations than those who flip burgers or ring up sales.” “Prejudiced, stereotypical, and discriminatory attitudes and behaviors have been emboldened, and we hear from our young people that they are suffering as a result.” “The US nonprofit sector is resilient, collaborative, innovative, and determined to address the most complex and enduring problems in our…See More
Jun 4
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Kicked Out: LGBT Youth Experience Homelessness

IN THE LIFE travels from New York to Illinois and California for a stark look at LGBT youth who are kicked out of their homes. Nominated for a GLAAD Media Aw...
May 30
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Congratulations 2018 Profile in Courage Award honoree Mitch Landrieu

We're proud to honor New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with the 2018 Profile In Courage Award for leading the removal of four Confederate statues in the city....
May 22
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From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.htmlSee More
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From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.htmlSee More
May 11
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Social Justice Toolkit Helps Foundations Assess Own Progress on Equity Goals

By  From NCRP’s “Power Moves” website.“The philanthropic sector’s growing urgency to tackle inequities…offers strong motivation to take stock,” notes the…See More
May 11
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Social Justice Toolkit Helps Foundations Assess Own Progress on Equity Goals

By  From NCRP’s “Power Moves” website.“The philanthropic sector’s growing urgency to tackle inequities…offers strong motivation to take stock,” notes the…See More
May 9

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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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Maternal Deaths Rising At Alarming Rate, But Who’s Counting?

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

Why do so many pregnant women and young mothers die?

Your guess is as good as our government’s. We simply don’t know. Even the statistics we have aren’t current, though from all indications the U.S.’s mortality rate is rising, as it is in Afghanistan and Sudan.

But in the U.S., the rate has risen by 136 percent between 1990 and 2013...…

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NPQ: Children of Color Need Long-Term Allies

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 11:38am 0 Comments

Nonprofit Quarterly: By Ruth McCambridge   | July 9, 2018

Superficially, it seems that the current US presidential administration has it in for babies. Even as it…

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World Record Attempt in New Haven...

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 10:11am 0 Comments

Thats right folks! We are attempting a Guinness Book World Record for Most Vocal Solos in a Song on June 21, 2018.  



Musical Intervention, in partnership with Make Music New Haven, Arts Council of…

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From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 11:50am 0 Comments

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.

Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.html

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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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Open Street Project

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. 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, and policymaking fields....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Real Stories Behind the Unemployment Story

An article in The Guardian examines the full and complex story behind the nation’s jobless numbers as it plays out in Kansas City. LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are highlighted as a partial solution to egregious rates of unemployment among African Americans, helping people to become “net cash positive” and to build plans that are “inspiring to them,” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones.

Zombie Homes, Revived, Bring New Life to Chicago Neighborhoods

Zombie homes—caught in foreclosure limbo and abandoned—have pocked thousands of American neighborhoods since the Great Recession. An article in U.S. News takes a close look at how zombie remediation strategies, like those that LISC supports, connect families with homes in need of care, and energize communities in the bargain. LISC's CEO Maurice A. Jones and Chicago staff describe the intensive, cross-sector work that makes it all happen

LISC Institute Retools for the Future

Nearly a decade ago, LISC created the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development as a platform for the dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas about our shared work, and as a clearing house for best practices. Since then, it has trained thousands of people in the field and shared hundred of articles, opinions and research reports. Now, with renewed energy and leadership, we are delighted to be relaunching the Institute, equipped with an interactive website and a trove of fresh tools, views and data that will help propel our work into the future. Read all about it in a message from the Institute's founders.

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