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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 14, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

The Valley Community Foundation Awards Grant Funds to Support Local Programs

 

DERBY, CT (June 13, 2019) - The Valley Community Foundation has awarded a total of $17,275 in its Community Grants Program to eight community groups serving the Valley. These grants will support youth, seniors, historical endeavors, and wellness initiatives in the region. 

 

“With more than $17,000 in grant…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 13, 2019 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Employment Opportunities - The Children's Center of Hamden

We currently have multiple employment opportunities available. For more information please visit our website at www.tccoh.org

The Children's Center of Hamden is a private nonprofit organization providing services to children who suffer from one or more of a variety of problems; psychological and social problems; physical and/or sexual abuse; learning disabilities; substance abuse and family trauma.

Added by Human Resources on June 12, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Haven Reads is hiring an Outreach Director!

NHR is hiring an Outreach Director to manage all of our volunteer programs! Read the full job description and learn how to apply below.

Outreach Director Job Description

Location: 45 Bristol St, New Haven CT

Exempt – Full time…

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Added by New Haven Reads on June 11, 2019 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Positions Available at Catholic Charities Gr. New Haven sites

Catholic Charities is seeking both full and part time case managers and behavioral health clinicians at our New Haven, Milford and Ansonia Family Service Centers to work with adult and child victims of crime in our Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded programs.

It is preferred that candidates for the case management position have an associates or bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or related field.…

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Added by Lisa on June 10, 2019 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Volunteering Is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health

There are horse barns in New York City. A lot of people don't realize this, but I'm lucky enough to have uncovered this secret through volunteering at a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities. A couple of Sundays a month, I get up early, drink my coffee on the train to Forest Hills, and spend a few hours helping kids with their riding lessons...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

The Racial Reckoning Comes

Trump has changed our national narrative.

David Brooks

By David Brooks

Opinion…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2019 Summer Meals Blitz

End Hunger CT! is reaching out to each of you because for your help and support! We are looking for volunteers to come join us and canvass the streets with FREE SUMMER MEALS information. Summer Meals are provided all over CT to children age 18 and younger. They are free (no paperwork requirement) safe and nutricoius meals located in parks, schools and other community building all over your towns. 
We need…
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Added by End Hunger CT! on June 7, 2019 at 7:09am — No Comments

Learning Life Lessons Through Tennis

At New HYTEs, formerly known as New Haven Youth Tennis and Education, youth in the city learn the game of tennis and receive educational enrichment. During this year’s Great Give, they embraced an opportunity to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 6, 2019 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Education, Skills and Training for 21st Century Jobs

Strategies for a Growing and Inclusive Economy

When industrial factories powered the Greater New Haven economy, there was an abundance of jobs with minimal education requirements. What a worker needed to know could be learned on the job, and there was a good chance that job could support a family. Those days are long…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 5, 2019 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Ready to Go!

It’s online! The Downsizing Donation Guide was funded by a grant I received from Recycle CT one year ago. The Downsizing Donation Guide is available on the home page of the HomeHaven website for all to read and download (…
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Added by Elaine Piraino-Holevoet on June 5, 2019 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Job Posting: Director of Finance and Administration

Who We Are Looking For

Are you a finance professional with strong strategic thinking skills? Do you find joy in making systems run

more effectively and efficiently? Are you interested in developing staff and consultants into a team with

cutting-edge skills and a strong focus on customer service? If so, our Director of Finance and Administration

position may be perfect for you.



Position

The Director of Finance and…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on June 3, 2019 at 11:54am — No Comments

History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale

On July 5, 1779, as British warships darkened the mouth of New Haven Harbor, a small militia of nineteen patriots fought back from Black Rock Fort. Perched on a rocky ledge over the city’s eastern shore, the small force held back the Redcoats for several hours before eventually becoming overwhelmed and captured. The British continued…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 24, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

TANGO - Helping Nonprofits Thrive - Check out our new video and FREE Membership!

TANGO (The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity) are helping nonprofits thrive with our exclusive business services platform.  Here what our Members have to say (click here for video)!

Membership to TANGO is FREE and there are never any hidden costs!

Take advantage of our free Educational…

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Added by Rob Bloomstone on May 16, 2019 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Report to Our Community 2018/19

Creating a Future of Opportunity

At The Community Foundation, we strive every day to honor the legacies of those who have come before in ways that build a bright future for Greater New Haven. The pull of the past and the face of the future are always with us. In 2018, this seemed especially true. To mark our ninetieth anniversary, we…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 16, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale

On July 5, 1779, as British warships darkened the mouth of New Haven Harbor, a small militia of nineteen patriots fought back from Black Rock Fort. Perched on a rocky ledge over the city’s eastern shore, the small force held back the Redcoats for several hours before eventually becoming overwhelmed and captured. The British…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 16, 2019 at 10:50am — No Comments

United for New Haven Mosque

A mosque in New Haven was intentionally set on fire on 12th May 2019, the 7th day of Ramadan. "The fire that scarred the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven Sunday was intentionally set" said New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston. See also,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 15, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Language Literacy and News Stories: More Than TV at WPAA-TV

#in2languages #en2idiomas is a Language Literacy TV initiative for persons learning English or Spanish which uses world, technology, arts and health news produced by German Broadcast TV Deutsche Welle in consecutively published segments Weekdays and Saturday, midday on WPAA-TV in Wallingford.

For those without cable TV, programs are concurrently streamed on the Internet at on wpaa.tv here…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on May 11, 2019 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women are about three times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy, compared to white women in the United States.

A pregnant woman at a medical appointment at a clinic in…
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Added by Lee Cruz on May 8, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Facebook Pledges $150 Million to Bay’s Future Fund and Affordable Housing

In just one year, thanks to a generous—and momentous—commitment of $150 million from Facebook, the innovative Bay’s Future Fund has nearly reached its $500 million goal. Now, LISC will help put these dollars to work promoting affordable housing development and helping shrink the wealth gap in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The “Ripple Effect” of Investing in Rural America

We need to look at the impact of investing in rural community development on its own terms, argues Suzanne Anarde, outgoing vice president and director of Rural LISC in an essay for Shelterforce. Projects may not touch the numbers of people or generate the returns of urban investments, but their effects are every bit as important, and ripple far and wide through the small, intricately connected networks of rural life.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

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