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How to use Quidel QuickVue At Home OTC COVID 19 Test Kit?

Quidel QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test Kit is intended for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 from individuals ...
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Paul Hawken & Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

It’s hard to overstate Paul Hawken’s contribution to transforming the relationship between humanity, business and the natural world. His books and leadership...
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Yale Sociologist Nick Christakis: COVID-19 Will Reshape Humanity | Amanpour and Company

With Omicron on the rise, what might next year have in store? Nicholas Christakis is director of the Human Nature Lab at Yale University and author of the be...
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Mothers' Voices and a Call to Action

America’s ongoing maternal mortality crisis means black women are 3-4x more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related complications. Dietician Ja...
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A Brief But Spectacular take on making a living on a living planet

Bren Smith has spent his life on the water. After seeing firsthand the harsh effects of commercial fishing on the climate, he wanted to find a more environme...
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Government deficits have gotten a bad rap, says economist Stephanie Kelton. In this groundbreaking talk, she makes the case to stop looking at government spe...
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Domingo MedinaOwner and Founder, Peels & Wheels CompostingHometown: Caracas, Venezuela"I was happy to learn about the Progreso Latino Fund because I was able...
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Book Talk: David W. Blight & Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

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Legacies of Eugenics in New England Conference: Part 1

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We all want to create more equitable access to the benefits of nature in our programs and in our communities. But to do so, we need to understand that racis...
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Women's Business Development Council: EQUITY MATCH GRANT PROGRAM

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The Women’s Business Development Council is offering grants of up to $10,000 to qualified women-owned small businesses in Connecticut

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How to Use Strategic Confusion for Deeper Learning

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For the last three weeks, I have been planning out this semester’s courses. I am teaching eight courses ranging from fully in-person to fully virtual but synchronous (using Zoom) to fully asynchronous and online with a combined hybrid approach mixed in. My goal is...

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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?


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!

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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.



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.



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How can I get other members to view my page.

Thank you, Olivia C. Henderson

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Thank you very much, Lee! I am glad to be part of the community!



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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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National Equity Fund Announces Record $2.2 Billion Investment in Affordable Housing for 2021

What a way to celebrate a birthday: National Equity Fund (NEF), LISC’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit syndication subsidiary, turns 35 this month, just as they announce a record-breaking $2.2 billion in affordable housing investments for 2021.That includes $1.23 billion in LIHTC investments and $930 million in preservation loans to improve existing homes—all adding up to nearly 13,600 new and refurbished units. And that in the midst of a pandemic.

Investing in Quality Education

This January marks UNESCO’s fourth International Day of Education and creates an opportunity to celebrate progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. “Quality Education” enables upward economic mobility, reduces inequalities and is a key to fostering tolerance and more peaceful societies. Promoting educational opportunity is at the foundation of the work LISC does in neighborhoods across the country.

Foot Locker, Inc. & LISC Announce Funding for 16 Organizations Focused on Advancing Health, Wealth, & Upward Mobility in BIPOC Communities

The first round of grants through the $3 million Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Program will help bridge gaps in racial equity with support for mentorship, career development, and civic engagement programs for youth.

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