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The Disturbing History of the Suburbs

Redlining: the racist housing policy from the Jim Crow era that still affects us today. Watch an all-new @Adam Ruins Everything on truTV every Tuesday 10/9C!...
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National Memorial for Peace and Justice Preview

Commemoration of America's history of racial terrorism can play a significant role in community-wide reconciliation.
Nov 7
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Nov 1
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Oct 25
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NPQ: Equity as Core Principle: Big Green and Environmental Justice Nonprofits Try to Align

The environmental movement has long been divided along race and class lines. Perhaps there is some momentum to change all of that in the face of the desperate need for equity and people to be at the center of the sustainability agenda if we wish to build the movement necessary to effectively take on the challenge of climate change...…See More
Oct 25
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How to Have a Voice and Lean Into Conversations About Race | Amanda Kemp | TEDxWilmington

In this talk Amanda Kemp discusses her process for seeking to understand others and dialogue on discussions about race and other sensitive issues. Dr. Amanda...
Oct 24
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Blues, Barbeque, Bourbon & Beer at Owenego Inn

October 28, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, AIDS Project New Haven brings the popular Blues, Barbeque, Bourbon & Beer to the Owenego Inn in Branford!! The event will feature food catered by La Cuisine, live music performed by The Genetics, local craft beer tasting, bourbon tasting, silent auction, costume contest, Grab Bag, and plenty of fun and dancing. Join the fun! …See More
Oct 23
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Community Leaders! Last Informational sessions for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Join us at an orientation session for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program.All orientation sessions take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Wilson Branch Library (Hill) 303 Washington Ave., New HavenThursday, October 5, 2017 Fair Haven Branch Library 182 Grand…See More
Oct 20
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CT ViewPoints: My uncle survived Hurricane Maria. Despair over its devastation killed him.

"Papi tiene muerte cerebral.”I don’t know when my cousin originally sent the text, but it buzzed through to Connecticut from Puerto Rico’s battered communications towers last Sunday at 6:27 a.m. My uncle was brain dead.“Hay que desconectarlo.”The machines keeping him in a state resembling life could not undo the damage that had been done. Soon, they would let him pass.At 78, my uncle had survived Hurricane Maria’s winds and the floods its rains unleashed. But the …See More
Oct 12
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COLLEGE KIDS REACT TO RACISM IN AMERICA

College Kids React to Racism in America. Original video link below. Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/Adults/YouTubers): http://goo.gl/4iDVa S...
Oct 10
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Good storytelling doesn't require you understand the language - Google Search: Reunion

Partitions divide countries, friendships find a way (Use captions to translate the film in 9 languages including French, Malayalam and Urdu) The India-Pakist...
Oct 3
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Let's bike New Haven.

We asked three people three questions about biking in New Haven.
Sep 26
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Community Leaders! Last Informational sessions for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Join us at an orientation session for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program.All orientation sessions take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Wilson Branch Library (Hill) 303 Washington Ave., New HavenThursday, October 5, 2017 Fair Haven Branch Library 182 Grand…See More
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Healthy Families: New Haven Healthy Start

Infant mortality rates are an important public health indicator for assessing and comparing the health and well-being of populations. Although the overall infant mortality rates in New Haven have declined since the 1980s (thanks in large part to the work of a Special Commission and its successor New Haven Healthy Start), there are still marked disparities between the mortality rates for white and…See More
Sep 7
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Always #LikeAGirl – Keep Going

Join Always in our mission to boost girls’ confidence by encouraging girls everywhere to embrace failure as fuel to build confidence & Keep Going #LikeAGirl....
Sep 5

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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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Why Unconscious Bias Training Doesn't Close the Gender Gap: The Case for Gender Dynamics

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 1:21pm 0 Comments

Generic unconscious bias training and its umbrella intervention, diversity training, have been around for decades, but they have still failed to close the leadership gender gap. In their article Why Diversity Programs Fail, Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev argue that this is because too much diversity training is mandatory, prompting resentment and defensiveness from managers. “Trainers tell us…

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NPQ: Equity as Core Principle: Big Green and Environmental Justice Nonprofits Try to Align

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:59am 0 Comments

The environmental movement has long been divided along race and class lines. Perhaps there is some momentum to change all of that in the face of the desperate need for equity and people to be at the center of the sustainability agenda if we wish to build the movement necessary to effectively take on the challenge of climate change...…

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Is NextGen Changing Business For Good?

Posted on October 17, 2017 at 11:43am 0 Comments

Does the future of business center on integrating the twin goals of building a better world alongside growing profits?  With an increasing frequency, Americans are saying it should—with their wallets...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/morganstanley/2017/08/02/is-nextgen-changing-business-for-good/#3acd40d470b3

CT ViewPoints: My uncle survived Hurricane Maria. Despair over its devastation killed him.

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 10:44am 0 Comments

"Papi tiene muerte cerebral.”

I don’t know when my cousin originally sent the text, but it buzzed through to Connecticut from Puerto Rico’s battered communications towers last Sunday at 6:27 a.m. My uncle was brain dead.

“Hay que desconectarlo.”

The machines keeping him in a state resembling life could not undo the damage that had been done. Soon, they would let him pass.

At 78, my uncle had survived Hurricane Maria’s winds and the floods its rains unleashed. But…

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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.

At 4:26pm on October 7, 2014, Catherine Bradshaw said…

Lee - thanks for urging me to join the community. I will definitely be on it! 

At 9:38am on September 18, 2014, Rae Johnson said…

Good morning Lee! Thank you for the warm welcome and I will definitely utilize this great engine. I will be in touch soon! Have a great day!

 
 
 

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! 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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

In Flint, an Avenue Leading to Safety

For decades, the residents of Flint, Michigan have endured high rates of crime alongside devastating unemployment, depopulation and blight—and recently, a severe water crisis on top of that. But the energy and commitment of neighbors, business people and key anchor institutions are transforming the historic University Avenue corridor. Crime there, in turn, has plummeted. A Department of Justice community safety grant, with training and technical assistance from LISC, has ramped up those efforts and is helping make the corridor a model of problem-solving, and optimism, for all of Flint.

National Building Museum Features Innovative Chicago Development

LISC’s Meghan Harte takes a look at a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., that considers the future of housing design, with a particular eye to affordability and meeting the changing needs of families. It features a LISC-supported project in Chicago, the award-winning La Casa, which offers affordable apartments to university students in the city’s Pilsen community.

A Hive of Small Business Activity in Boston

In celebration of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), we're profiling emerging enterprises in the communities where we work that have benefited from LISC small business lending and support. In Boston, Northeastern University and LISC have launched the Impact Lending initiative to spur women- and minority-owned businesses and local economies that surround the university. Honeycomb Café, a bustling new locavore restaurant in South Boston’s Dorchester area, offers a picture of impact lending at its finest.

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