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Featured Blog Posts – January 2011 Archive (14)

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

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

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.



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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.



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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

Jobs at New Haven Promise - A component fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven



New Haven Promise is being administered as a component fund of The Community

Foundation for Greater New Haven. As such, Promise is staffed by Community

Foundation staff. New Haven Promise is a visionary scholarship and support

program for the purposes of promoting college education as an…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Promise of a Malloy Administration For Nonprofits

This post is made on behalf of Ron Cretaro, Executive Director of Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, Inc. You may contact Ron at rcretaro@ctnonprofits.org to discuss it further.

 

Nonprofits & the Promise of Dan Malloy…

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Added by Karen Maciorowski on January 3, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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