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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.



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…


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…


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…


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,…


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:

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


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…

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…


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



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…

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…


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!



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…

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…


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

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

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

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

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