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On the trail of Community Health

The culmination of our community’s effort to improve its health, this video features the collaborative work of the residents and businesses of Fair Haven
Tuesday
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End Adultification Bias

This video explains 'adultification bias' and highlights some of the stories discussed by Black women and girls during focus-group research conducted by the ...
Aug 6
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P.O.V. | Traces of the Trade | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2008/tracesofthetrade/ First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne makes a troubling discovery - her New England ancestors were the largest...
Jul 30
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The Man With the $13 Billion Checkbook

By John LelandJuly 12, 2019From a tidy glass office in Midtown Manhattan, Darren Walker gives away $650 million a year of other people’s money, and is paid nicely to do so. When he got this job in 2013, as president of the Ford Foundation, he set his sights on tackling inequality.There were complications....…See More
Jul 17
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How Police Brutality Inspired These Works of Art

It was 1992. Chicago artist Nick Cave was in turmoil over the beating of Rodney King. Sitting in a park, he noticed a twig on the ground. It was discarded—a ...
Jul 16
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Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations | Austeja Landsbergiene | TEDxRiga

We all are familiar with expectations. Expectations laid on us once to succeed in life. And without noticing we transfer all these expectations on our childr...
Jul 9
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Breaking Gender Roles in Ballroom

Does the ballroom community still enforce traditional gender roles? Eddie Jarel Jonesx thinks so—and they’re out to shatter expectations by showing the world...
Jul 2
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When will a white man say what Ta-Nehisi Coates said?

How can it be that, in 2019, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates was forced to give testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee that sounded like it could have been given in front of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction in 1866? How is it that, more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War, a black man had to instruct…See More
Jun 24
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YOUR CHILD’S MOST ANNOYING TRAIT MAY JUST REVEAL THEIR GREATEST STRENGTHS | Josh Shipp | TEDxMarin

Those grating behaviors of your own child might just hint at their hidden talents. Author, Youth Empowerment Expert Josh Shipp helps adults understand teens ...
Jun 18
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Can LATINOS BENEFIT From WHITE PRIVILEGE? | The Kat Call

White privilege, that's just a Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber thing right? Wrong! Kat brings insight on how some Latinos can actually benefit from white priv...
Jun 4
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A Forest Garden With 500 Edible Plants Could Lead to a Sustainable Future | Short Film Showcase

Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild...
May 28
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Skills Every Child Will Need to Succeed in 21st century | Dr. Laura A. Jana | TEDxChandigarh

Is the current education system sufficient to make kids succeed in 21st century? Dr. Laura believes otherwise. Her talk will ensure that you and your kids ar...
May 21
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Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Kid President believes we're all teachers and we're all students. What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from? Share this with a special teach...
May 15
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What Does It Look Like for a Community to Own Its Future?

By  AND  | January 5, 2018This article is the latest installment in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Series co-sponsored…See More
May 8
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Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner: Racism is Racist with Brandon Victor Dixon | TBS

The media needs to call racists racist. And if they can't call it, maybe they can sing it with Brandon Victor Dixon help. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Be...
May 7

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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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The 1619 Project - The New York Times

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Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.
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The Struggle Continues: Bryan Stevenson Speaks On True Justice And Tradition

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 2:07pm 0 Comments

When one mentions the name Bryan Stevenson in social and criminal justice spaces, it is met with reverence and respect.

Stevenson, 59, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative based in Montgomery, Alabama, has been in the trenches and at the front lines in the fight against the death penalty. He has argued five cases before the United States Supreme Court and, through EJI, has won reversals, relief or release from…

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Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery...

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The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.





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Openings for Students in the PreKindergarten: New Haven Early Childhood Department

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

The New Haven Early Childhood Department still has openings for students in the PreKindergarten.

Requirements: 

  • MUST be a New Haven resident.
  • MUST be 3 or 4 years old and
  • Must NOT already enrolled in a PreK program OR be on the NHPS Magnet Pre-K waitlist

If you meet these criteria call 475-220-1463 for information about available free and low cost Pre-K programs.

How Geographic Data Can Help Address Social Determinants of Health

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

An individual’s zip code is more predictive of her health than her genetic code, but it’s not just zip code data that can help tackle social determinants of health...…

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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…

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

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.

 
 
 

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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...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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 Anatomy of an Inclusive—and Successful—Community Partnership: Q&A with Thomas Wyatt

Thomas Wyatt, a researcher, urban planner and 2019 Rubinger Fellow from Flint, Michigan, discusses what it takes to forge cross-sector partnerships that can achieve authentic community change. A prime example: Flint’s University Avenue Corridor Coalition brought residents and institutions together to reduce a neighborhood’s entrenched blight and crime when nothing else could.

What Happens When Workforce Development Meets Industrial District Revitalization

A new white paper from LISC’s Research and Evaluation team shows how revitalizing industrial districts can have an extraordinary impact in creating good jobs, activating neighborhoods and sparking local economies. Case in point: New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard, an inspiring model for disinvested districts across the country.

“I Believe in the Power of Storytelling.” A Q&A with LISC’s Tope Folarin, Whose Novel Debuts this Week

“She told me I could serve her in heaven.” From that powerful opening line in A Particular Kind of Black Man, award-winning author Tope Folarin leads readers through an exploration of identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American. Folarin, whose “day job” is as LISC’s vice president of content and storytelling, says the story is relevant not just because of its connection to immigration and race, but because it looks at the way people struggle to build their own personal narratives…to live into their own stories. On the eve of his book tour, he talked about how his work as a novelist intersects with his work at LISC.

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