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The Rise of Cotton: Crash Course Black American History #13

Cotton is everywhere in our modern world, and it became a hugely important crop in the 19th century United States. Cotton was a huge economic boon to the US...
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The Louisiana Rebellion of 1811: Crash Course Black American History #12

Uprisings of enslaved people in the United States were not uncommon, and they had a big influence on how the institution of slavery evolved. One uprising tha...
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What Could Have Been

What Could Have Been: a short documentary film about the proposal for America’s first HBCU in New Haven, Connecticut, 1831Directed and edited by Tubyez Cropp...
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Women's Experience Under Slavery: Crash Course Black American History #11

Slavery was inherently cruel and unjust, and it was cruel and unjust to different people in different ways. Today, Clint Smith teaches you about the experien...
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The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793: Crash Course Black American History #10

One of the ways that the US Constitution baked the institution of slavery into the very core of the new United States was through the fugitive slave clause. ...
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The US Constitution, 3/5, and the Slave Trade Clause: Crash Course Black American History #9

The drafting and adoption of the United States Constitution recalled many of the high ideals of liberty and freedom that were espoused during the Revolutiona...
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1% for the Planet Network x Regenerative Ocean Farming

Produced by Firestarter Interactive Featuring: 1% for the Planet, GreenWave, Akua, The Crop Project & Seagreen Join 1% for the Planet: https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org Support GreenWave: https://www.greenwave.org Build Community:…
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Man unknowingly buys former plantation house where his ancestors were enslaved

An Air Force veteran wanted a new house for large family gatherings; he ended up getting an incredible link to his family’s past.#60minutes #blackhistory #ne...
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The American Revolution: Crash Course Black American History #8

When we talk about the American Revolution and Revolutionary War, the discussion often involves lofty ideals like liberty, and freedom, and justice. The Decl...
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Elected Officials Need to Meet with Poor People

May 5th, 2022 - Kelly Smith of the New York Poor People's Campaign discusses how necessary it is for President Biden and other elected officials to meet with...
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The American Revolution: Crash Course Black American History #8

When we talk about the American Revolution and Revolutionary War, the discussion often involves lofty ideals like liberty, and freedom, and justice. The Decl...
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What Makes This Inflation Different From Any Other

With ongoing supply chain issues and war in Ukraine, inflation is likely here to stay. This is the first time many younger people will experience consistent ...
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The Gift of Giving

What binds us as a community? We believe, it starts with strong family bonds and positive values that are passed down from generation to generation. Watch Ha...
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Phillis Wheatley: Crash Course Black American History #7

Despite all the hardship of being a Black person in Colonial America, some Black people were able to defy the harsh conditions and create art. Today we're le...
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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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CT workforce office wins $24 million American Rescue Plan grant

Posted on August 3, 2022 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

Connecticut’s Office of Workforce Strategy will receive $24 million in federal funding to expand job training programs that have struggled to meet demand amid a shortage of skilled workers in the state...…

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The Forgotten Constitutional Weapon Against Voter Restrictions

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Awards $3.1 Million in Grants to Greater New Haven Nonprofits

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2022 responsive grant awards reach highest total ever distributed by The Foundation.

 

Organizations working to advance racial equity and provide vital services in the community as it recovers from COVID – including affordable housing, entrepreneurship, food, basic needs, arts and…

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At 10:25pm on August 19, 2021, Fay Williams said…

Thank you Sir, for such quick turnaround. Fay

At 11:04am on August 13, 2020, Sarah Lockery said…

Hi Lee,

Thanks for your welcome.  Rather than join the community as an individual, can The Children's Center of Hamden join?

Sarah

At 4:53pm on April 1, 2020, Ray Andrewsen said…

Hi there Lee. Glad to join with everyone in my new role as Director of Membership Services with the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

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

 
 
 

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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

Double Down on ‘Local’ to Empower Families and Communities

From pandemic relief to racial equity, success is as dependent on a strong social infrastructure in communities as it is on the dollars that flow through it, writes LISC President Denise Scott, in a new commentary. “To support just and resilient communities, we must invest in the capacity of place-based organizations to plan, execute, measure, adjust and sustain community development gains.”

A LISC Program to Train Affordable Housing Developers is Sparking New Work—and Networks—in Newark

LISC has been running its Housing Development Training Institute programs for more than 30 years, helping emerging affordable housing professionals hone their skills and make connections. Now LISC Newark has launched its own HDTI to grow the pool of developers of color and reinvigorate industry networks that are imperative to accessing capital and creating the quality affordable housing that New Jersey communities desperately need.

ACDC Preserves Vital Affordable Housing in Boston’s Chinatown

The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) sought to purchase a mixed use building with 14 residential units and a longtime restaurant to preserve affordability for tenants. In February 2022, LISC participated on a $3.5 million acquisition loan to ACDC with BlueHub Capital, the first of its kind in Chinatown.

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