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January 2011 Blog Posts (23)

The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2011 Professional Development and Learning Series for New Haven Nonprofits

Source: http://www.caseyfamilyservices.org/resources/pubdetail/719/

The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Casey Family Services’ Professional Development and Learning Series is structured to help you and your organization get ahead by providing access to new skills and education that can expand your learning.

In 2011, the Learning Series continues to build on the Foundation’s approach to results…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job Posting with CCNE: Community Organizer

CCNE builds community power in Connecticut’s urban centers to advance an agenda

for the working poor around good union jobs, access to health care, quality public

education, affordable housing, racial justice, immigrants’ rights and environmental

stewardship. We are hiring a community organizer to develop and support working

relationships and coalitions among faith, labor, civil rights and community groups in

pursuit of universal health… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 28, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

If your supporters declare their love for your Nonprofit you could win $5,000!

If you are a non-profit, you know that your supporters have a passion for the good work you do every day. Now, if you can get them to declare their love publicly, they will give your organization a chance to win $5,000 in the first GuideStar-KIMBIA nonprofit giveaway.



The nonprofit that garners the most new reviews between February 1 and February 28, 2011, will receive a $5,000 gift from KIMBIA. Anyone who has firsthand experience… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 28, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

Attention Non-profit grantseekers:

if you're a nonprofit that serves Greater New Haven and the Naugatuck Valley, we (and our partner the Valley Community Foundation) are accepting pre-applications for the Responsive New Grants process; visit our web site for eligibility criteria and to complete your pre-application online.Operating & Program Grants Available to Local Nonprofits
www.cfgnh.org

Added by Lee Cruz on January 25, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Agency Seeks Staff Accountant

 

A position is available at TEAM to perform general accounting functions in a non-profit, grant funded environment.  Responsibilities include month-end close, balance sheet/expense analysis; financial reporting; assisting with policy development and implementation; quality control; staff support; and assisting with IT management functions.

 

Candidates should possess BA/BS in Finance or Accounting with 3+ years of experience in general ledger and month end…

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Added by Richard Knoll on January 24, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Young Social Activists Invited to Apply for Do Something Awards

Since 1996, Do Something has annually honored young people who are working to improve their communities and the world with the Do Something Awards.



Applicants must be age 25 or younger (born on or after September 1, 1985) and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident.



In 2011, the five nominees will be rewarded with a community grant of $10,000, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something. The grand-prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 24, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

EAST ROCK VILLAGE, INC. seeks EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

East Rock Village is a nonprofit corporation founded to enable residents over the age of

50 in the East Rock neighborhoods of New Haven, Hamden and North Haven to obtain

the services they need in order to continue to live independently in their homes. The

services we offer include organized activities (social, educational, wellness and

volunteer) and referrals to vetted professional providers of health and home care services.

We are part of a national village movement.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 21, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

New Haven Home Recovery's Furniture Co-op Needs YOUR Help!

With the recent string of holidays followed by several snow storms, the Furniture Co-op has seen a bit of a dip in donations of gently used furniture. 

 

The Furniture Co-op collects furniture from the general public and then gives it to families and individuals who are transitioning from homelessness, living with disabilities or other insufferable hardships.

 

Clients are referred to the Co-op after being pre-screened by partner agencies to ensure that those…

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Added by Jackie Janosko on January 19, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

New Haven Home Recovery Employment Opportunities

New Haven Home Recovery currently has 5 positions available for positions in Bridgeport and New Haven. 

You can find full job descriptions and instructions for applying at http://www.nhhr.org/contact-us/employment.html

 

The positions available are:

Bridgeport Housing First Case Manager

Stable Families Program Case Manager – Bridgeport

Development Associate

Outreach Case…

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Added by Jackie Janosko on January 14, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Need help shoveling snow?

Does anyone need/want help shoveling snow?

I have some high school and middle school kids looking to earn their way to Young Life camp this summer. Please call or email with any leads. Keep us in mind for future storms!

Thanks,


Cat Haist

Area Director

Greater New Haven Young Life

203.668.7898

cat.ylnh@gmail.com

Added by Catherine Haist on January 13, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Arts Ideas Fellowship Program - Now Accepting Applications for Winter/Spring 2011 Session- deadline 1/21

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is pleased to announce its Winter/Spring 2011 Fellowship Program. 

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Added by Dawn Gibson-Brehon on January 12, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine

Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a community effort to raise awareness & funds for housing and hunger needs in Greater New Haven. More information at http://www.n2nlifeline.org



The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven launched Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine in the winter of 2009. Since then, Neighbor-to-Neighborhas raised $1.3 million to help meet emergency needs in Greater New Haven.



Neighbor to… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 11, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Sustainability Fellow position at Yale University's Office of Sustainability

Yale University's Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the availability of a Sustainability

Fellow position for the Spring of 2011. The Sustainability Fellow position is designed to provide

hands-on experience for a recent college graduate with an interest in campus sustainability. The

selected candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, internationally

recognized…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Open Position - Program Officer for Grantmaking at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for a program officer position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.



Title: Program Officer for… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Open Position - Administrative Assistant at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for an entry level administrative assistant position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.

 

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Virgin Mobile Offers Free Cell Phones To Low-Income State Residents

Source: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-ct-virgin-mobile-free-wireless-pho20110105,0,264505.story

 

Virgin Mobile USA is offering free wireless phone service to more than 107,000 needy Connecticut residents.

 

Virgin's Assurance Wireless service is available to residents who already qualify for Medicaid, food stamps, Section 8 housing, or one of a dozen…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 5, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Parent Leadership Training Institute

Christian Community Action is currently recruiting for our Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). PLTI enable parents and other members of the community to become leading advocates.

Attendees are offered three phases of training:

  • a retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • a nine week course on leadership, understanding personal history and its impact on perception
  • a ten week study of politics, policy and media with a community project to practice your…
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Added by Merryl Eaton on January 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Non-profits interested in nylon fabric for FREE

Available in large rolls .

Considerable variety of colors: black, blue, orange, camouflage, purple.

Most of the rolls are about 5' in width. Lengths vary between 300 - 800 yards long. Weighing approximately between 200- 500 lbs each. All told there are probably close to 15,000 yards of material. The material is mostly nylon.

Contact Ray Pagliaro: ray.pagliaro@snet.net or (203) 562-5601

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is offering a four-part series on “Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction” beginning January 12.

Administrators (Grades K-6), General and Special Educators, Literacy Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Related Services Personnel and Parents are welcomed to register.

Leticia Garcia Guerra at SERC is the contact person: guerra@ctserc.org or (860) 632-1485 x 233.

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space, and policymaking fields....

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Open Streets Project Revamped

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Buffalo Names New Executive Director

LISC is ramping up its economic development work in Buffalo under the leadership of an new executive director, Julie Barrett O’Neill. O’Neill is a local expert in urban planning and sustainability and will take the helm of the 20-year-old LISC Buffalo program beginning in September. She replaces Michael Clarke, who retired earlier this year.

The Real Stories Behind the Unemployment Story

An article in The Guardian examines the full and complex story behind the nation’s jobless numbers as it plays out in Kansas City. LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are highlighted as a partial solution to egregious rates of unemployment among African Americans, helping people to become “net cash positive” and to build plans that are “inspiring to them,” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones.

LISC Institute Retools for the Future

Nearly a decade ago, LISC created the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development as a platform for the dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas about our shared work, and as a clearing house for best practices. Since then, it has trained thousands of people in the field and shared hundred of articles, opinions and research reports. Now, with renewed energy and leadership, we are delighted to be relaunching the Institute, equipped with an interactive website and a trove of fresh tools, views and data that will help propel our work into the future. Read all about it in a message from the Institute's founders.

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