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How Geographic Data Can Help Address Social Determinants of Health

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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Added by Lee Cruz on July 29, 2019 at 1:18pm — No Comments

LOL Something Matters

We’ve been told that facts have lost their power, that debunking lies only makes them stronger, and that the internet divides us. Don’t believe any of it...

https://slate.com/health-and-science/2018/01/weve-been-told-were-living-in-a-post-truth-age-dont-believe-it.html

Added by Lee Cruz on July 23, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Ending Hunger with Summer Meals

During the summer months, children who depend on school breakfasts and lunches are at risk of going hungry. Local food policy advocates have teamed up with End Hunger Connecticut! to make sure that doesn’t happen in and around New Haven.

New Haven’s and Hamden’s Free Summer Meals Program has kicked off with more than 70 meal sites at…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 18, 2019 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong

In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.

At first glance, the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 18, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tito’s Vodka Gives Its Employees the Power to Choose Charities

The company gives each worker a budget to support nonprofits. It has limited its marketing budget in favor of giving more away to good causes...

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tito-s-Vodka-Gives-Its/246541

Added by Lee Cruz on July 17, 2019 at 1:45pm — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start's 9th Annual Family, Fun and Fitness Day

Join New Haven Healthy Start for a fun, FREE day of Zumba, face painting, hula hoop, tug-o-war, jump rope, potato sack race, community resources, free health screenings and so much more!

Lunch provided - hotdogs, hamburgers,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 17, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

The state might not provide a grant to community nonprofits this year. The effects would be painful.

For the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2019 at 2:58pm — No Comments

The Man With the $13 Billion Checkbook

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2019 at 2:53pm — No Comments

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Manager

We Love What Makes You Unique

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

Who We Are Looking For

Are you passionate about using your marketing and communications talents as a force for good in our community? Are you the type of person who speaks up…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on July 16, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Job Opening: Seasonal Campaign Executive (2019)

Position:

United Way of Greater New Haven seeks enthusiastic candidates interested in gaining experience in fundraising and community engagement with a top non-profit brand.  The Campaign Executive will be a member of the Resource Development Team which is responsible for partnering with local companies to raise nearly $2.5 million dollars through the annual fall United Way campaign.  You will gain valuable skills, contacts, community knowledge, and be a part…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on July 11, 2019 at 9:49am — No Comments

Change Agents: Kaywin Feldman and Bryan Stevenson on Embracing Empathy and Confronting American Racism in Museums -ARTnews

KATHERINE MCMAHON/ARTNEWS

Kaywin Feldman is director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. When she assumed her post this spring, as the first woman to lead the institution, she followed a nearly three-decade stint by Earl “Rusty” Powell III as the leader of a museum established in 1937 with a donation by financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 4, 2019 at 9:47am — No Comments

10 Important Black Women in U.S. History

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 4, 2019 at 9:41am — No Comments

Reflection on the Birth of a Nation

It is not in the cloud anywhere so the poem is elusive at the moment. It was a bit of a study of Thomas Paine and my questioning of 'What America Means to Me"? The answer I recall as "It is both sides of the coin - that I come to make - that makes America Great. "

Now I am not sure how I would define both sides. Instead, I share an image and the phrase currently on my heart.…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on July 3, 2019 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Why Is Preschool Important? Debunking the Myths

Now that we’re parents ourselves, the tables have turned. We’re faced with myriad of decisions about where to send our kids to school, which play dates to organize, where we should spend extra money in the store’s organic section or what to do when our little one is bullied. Why do our childhoods seem like the ancient past, and how did our parents survive this constant decision-making process without completely sabotaging our development?

Parents have important choices to make…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 27, 2019 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Message to LGBTQ+ and the Latinx Community: Keep Communicating

The Progreso Latino Fund recently convened a group at Gateway Community College to explore the intersection of the LGBTQ and Latinx communities. Gateway’s Student Government President, Monica Maldonado co-hosted the event. 

Maldonado and three other panelists shared their…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Community Fund for Women & Girls Advances Gender Equity with $130,000 in Grants

LGBTQIA+ Organization Latest to Join Slate of Nonprofit Partners

New Haven, Conn. (June 26, 2019) – At The Community Fund for Women & Girls’ annual meeting, newly appointed Chair Karen Peart announced grant awards totaling $130,000 to 12 nonprofit partner organizations working to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 12:06pm — No Comments

A History of the American Public Library

A visual exploration of how a critical piece of social infrastructure came to be.

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2019 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2019 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Leading the Charge for Paid Family Leave

The United States, unlike the rest of the industrialized world, does not guarantee workers paid time off to care for newborns. For many families, the resulting loss of income forces them take on debt and turn to public assistance. The lack of paid leave is also a major contributor to the wage and wealth gap between men and women.

That situation…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 20, 2019 at 10:31am — No Comments

Job Opening: Vice President of Community Impact

Diversity Matters at United Way

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

 

Who We Are Looking For

Are you committed to creating meaningful change in greater New Haven? Do you enjoy leading and developing teams, both internal and external, to design and implement effective solutions for community…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on June 18, 2019 at 10:26am — 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

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 in less than one year since its launch. Now, LISC will help put these dollars to work promoting affordable housing development 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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