D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc. (DTS) is a private, non-profit after-school and summer enrichment program established for the residents of Hamden, Connecticut, in partnership between schools, families and community. We offer year round educational and recreational opportunities, special events, a free computer lab and wireless internet, as well as host a number of youth oriented events, dances, and daily programming for Grades 5-8. We work in collaboration with the Hamden Public Schools, the Hamden/North Haven YMCA and the Hamden Youth Services Bureau, as well as other town departments and local entities.
The mission of D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc. is to enrich the lives of young people and families in Hamden through affordable, creative, quality program opportunities. Our program will focus on increased proficiency in academic areas, extra-curricular activities, and a commitment to engage families in their children's education.
DTS hopes to increase parent engagement and leadership, enhance the quality of education of participants, provide a viable venue for after school and summer hours, and foster partnerships between schools, community, and families.
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Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.
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 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.
A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.
The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.
Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At CNN.com, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.