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Featured Blog Posts – January 2013 Archive (8)

Calling GNH nonprofits: take this survey by Feb 15!

In our continued effort to gather information on the state of the nonprofit sector in our region, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is encouraging area nonprofits to participate in the fourth annual Nonprofit Finance Fund’s (NFF) survey. NFF analyzes the results and provides them to all of us—nonprofits, government, foundations, lending institutions, media, and umbrella organizations—in late March.…

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Added by Tricia Caldwell on January 29, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

New Haven Neighborhood Leadership Grant Funding Announcement

New Haven Neighborhood Grant Funding Announcement

The Neighborhood Leadership Grant Program works with resident leaders in New Haven neighborhoods to make our community a better place. We believe that resident leaders have the power to influence what happens in a neighborhood and the ability to build community where they live. We believe that all communities have assets, which include neighborhood residents, local institutions, and private and public resources.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Community Organizer Fellowship at Junta for Progressive Action

 

 Start Date: January 14th, 2013

End Date: May 31st, 2013

 

Position Summary:

 

The fellow will be working with the Advocacy Program. The program represents Junta’s central agenda as we move forward in our mission of improving the social, political and economic conditions of the community. It will combine advocacy and policy efforts with community-based organizing.

 

The fellow will have the…

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Added by Ana María Rivera-Forastieri on January 9, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Development Director Position at NHSO

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is looking for a Director of Development. Please see the job description below for details.

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Job Summary

The Development Director is responsible for building the capacity of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra by overseeing a comprehensive year-round fundraising program. A member of the senior management team reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director plans, implements, manages, and…

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Added by New Haven Symphony Orchestra on January 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Digital Systems Manager for New Haven Promise, a program and component fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

New Haven Promise is a program and component fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. This position will articulate, develop, implement and manage the digital and technology strategy for New Haven Promise. Working with the Executive Director. Additionally, the goal is to insure that systems are established to effectively and proficiently meet the needs of the program.

Title: Digital Systems Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 7, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Job Opening: PT Early Learning Program Teacher at IRIS

Please help us spread the word!

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Pj5NcD6BGX74/

IRIS--Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org), a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, is seeking a part-time teacher for its Early Learning Program. The mission of IRIS is to help…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on January 4, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Volunteers needed for point-in-time homeless count Jan. 29

Volunteers are needed for the annual Point-In-Time count of the homeless, which will take place Tuesday, Jan. 29 (with a snow/rain date of Jan. 31). Please consider becoming involved, and circulate the information among your contacts. More details here: PIT Homeless Count Flyer

Added by Cara Rosner on January 4, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Job Opportunity: United Way seeks Major Gifts Officer

United Way of Greater New Haven is hiring! We are looking for a Major Gifts Officer - are you or someone you know a good candidate? Find out more about the position, requirements and other details on our website: United Way job listing

Added by Cara Rosner on January 3, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

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 post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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