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January 2014 Blog Posts (12)

United Way Seeks Boost! Service Corps Members

United Way is seeking applicants through AmeriCorps VISTA  to join the Boost! Service Corps Team.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) is in partnership with the City of New Haven and the New Haven Public Schools to coordinate wraparound services to support young people’s overall development and enhance their ability to learn in the classroom.  Wraparound services can be both academic and non-academic services available to the…

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Added by Cara Rosner on January 31, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery - Dalia Bacon - Her Work and Her Heart

Greetings To All

The month of February is upon us at Grove Street and I thought I would recount a special story about our distinguished resident Dalia Bacon –From Wikipeadia the following is a brief recounting of her life and a small note for her remembrance on this Valentines’ Day -  

Delia Salter Bacon (February 2, 1811 – September 2, 1859) was an…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on January 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

We're hiring!

Position Available:

AmeriCorps VISTA - Food Justice Youth Corps - New Haven, CT

Partnership of CitySeed, New Haven Food Policy Council, Common Ground School

Age 18 or older

Objective: Help us develop youth leadership on food justice issues - support a mobile farmers market and a Youth Food Advocacy Internship with the NH Food Policy Council.Details on VISTA service/pay/benefits and more are on the CitySeed…

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Added by New Haven Food Policy Council on January 28, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

Grant Opportunities Available to Nonprofits for Project, Capacity Building and General Support; Deadline to Apply is March 28

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker, is accepting applications for the 2014 Responsive Grants process. This grants process is intended to be a source of flexible funding and is open to all requests from nonprofits serving the 20-town region of The Community Foundation for projects and organizational support that meet the eligibility criteria.

Grants awarded in this category range from over $5,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

GrantStation on Tech Soup for $99-- effective 2 days only (1/21 and 1/22)

Hi all,

GrantStation is heavily discounted on Tech Soup just through tomorrow, 1/22 at 5pm:

http://www.techsoup.org/grantstation?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=npaside010914

Does anyone use it regularly?  It is helpful?  Should IRIS (or any other nonprofit) spend $99 to have it…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on January 21, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Health Literacy: STD's Inflict Significant Human and Economic Costs

Health Literacy:  Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) Inflict Significant Human and Economic Costs.  It is important to understand STD’s and their transmission and take appropriate precautions. The CDC has released an STD report for 2012 - the year for which the latest figures are available.

  • STDs are a significant health challenge facing the United States. CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Act NOW to Get Health Care Coverage by March 1, 2014

Act Now to Get Health Care Coverage by March 1, 2014.

Under the new Health Care Reform law, just about everyone will be required to have health care coverage in 2014. Be sure to enroll by January 23 so your coverage begins no later than on March 1, 2014. You could get the financial protection you need and avoid a potential tax penalty.

Remember, it…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 18, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Project Storefronts Seeks Part Time Coordinator

New Haven Festivals, Inc.

Project Storefronts Coordinator Job Description

 

Responsibilities:

Record Keeping and Tracking

  • Maintain program records which include marketing/promotional material, applications, entrepreneur contracts, etc.
  • Track the number of program inquiries, applicants, special events and other activities relevant activities.
  • Create brief bi-monthly activity reports.
  • Coordinate…
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Added by Kim Futrell on January 16, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Education Agenda - Unrealistic Expectations and Lack of Personal Responsibility Have Built-In Failures

OneWorld's EDUCATION AGENDAUnrealistic Expectations and Lack of Personal Responsibility Have Built-In Failures

In the short ConnCAN video presentation linked in this blog the parents are all voicing their expectations of “Super Mayor” Toni Harp; they are telling what she should do to ensure their children’s education and future success in…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 14, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Gates Foundation Holds Teachers' Union & School District Accountable for $40M Grant!

ONEWORLD'S EDUCATION AGENDA:…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Get ACA Sign-Up Help Jan. 11, 2014 - 10AM- Hill Health Center

Jan. 11, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm - at Hill Health Center, 428 Columbus Ave, New Haven

Get Help Signing Up for the Affordable Care Act. Watch short video linked below; learn about the benefits of health coverage under the ACA.

  • The City of New Haven Health Department AND  Access Health Connecticut is offering free enrollment assistance at the Hill Health Center, 428…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 11, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Neighbor-to-Neighbor 2014 Funding Opportunity

Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine will be awarding grants in 2014 to support emergency food and emergency housing services. 



Created at the height of the financial crisis to help people affected by the economic downturn prevent or recover from a crisis, N2N LifeLine has awarded more than $2.6 million in the last five years and provided emergency services to more than 20,000 individuals.



Non-profit organizations, faith…

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Added by Cara Rosner on January 8, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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