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Why is racial equity important to philanthropy?

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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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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...
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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...
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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…
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American Factory | A Conversation about the Power of Storytelling

In anticipation of the premiere of American Factory, President Obama and Mrs. Obama sat down with the filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar to talk abo...
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Nicodemus, KS | The Black Experience Moving West

Nicodemus National Historic Site remains a living history lesson on black survival in America. Those who settled here showed an uncommon will to grasp freedo...
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Where the City Meets the Water

In its nearly 400 years as a place, New Haven and its citizens have enjoyed a deep and complex relationship with the water--the sound, the harbor and the rivers. We have loved the water and, usually, it has loved us back.
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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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lcruz@cfgnh.org
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/leecruz
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Administrator, program director, project manager and educator with interest in urban
neighborhoods, community organizing and storytelling.

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Can Applesauce Help Close The Racial Health Gap? No, Wait, Hear This Chef Out

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 11:11am 0 Comments

For many people, a package of applesauce is simply a convenient lunchbox staple or a snack you turn to when you're feeling sick or can't keep much else down. But when Tunde Wey looks at applesauce, he sees a tool for social justice...…

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Time Magazine: Donald Trump Is the Result of White Rage, Not Economic Anxiety

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While the economic anxiety of Trump supporters is often touted as the driving force behind the mogul’s electoral college victory, that rationale is just a ruse, a clever red herring. The…

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The Tragedy of the Yale Commons

Posted on December 13, 2019 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

When 18-year-old Stephen A. Schwarzman, the son of a Philadelphia dry-goods store owner, entered Yale in 1965, he took his meals, like all freshmen, in the Commons, a vast, baronial dining hall in a cluster of beaux-arts colossi that the university had constructed for its bicentennial in 1901. The Commons seemed to him like “a train station full of hundreds of people eating,” he recalls in his recently published business memoir, …

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CFGNH 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Program - Apply Now!

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Get the 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Application here

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Why affordable housing is built in areas with high crime, few jobs and struggling schools

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This article was produced through a partnership between ProPublica and the Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.

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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.

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Naomi

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Thank you for the helpful comments, Lee.

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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

The Power of Neighborhood Connection

Since 2012, LISC Philadelphia has been supporting and honing the Community Connectors program, forging a model for resident engagement rooted in local places, that leverages local knowledge and strengths. An article in Generocity delves into the workings of the program, the neighborhood people who make it tick and how LISC’s sustained partnership has helped improve community connection, safety and wellbeing across the city.

Jane Ferrara is New Executive Director of LISC Virginia

LISC has named one of Richmond's leading voices on economic development to head its community investment efforts in central Virginia. Jane Ferrara, who most recently served as Richmond’s senior deputy director for economic development, will direct LISC’s local efforts to expand affordable housing, businesses and jobs as part of a comprehensive strategy to catalyze opportunity for residents.

Language and the Way We Think About Stigmatized Groups: Q&A with Esther Uduehi

LISC’s Emerging Leader Council member Esther Uduehi is a doctoral candidate at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where her research focuses on the language associated with stigmatized groups and marginalized communities. Uduehi recently sat down with LISC to discuss how nonprofits and practitioners can put her findings to use, and the need to create more conversations using person-centered language.

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