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Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (6)

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

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

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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Leadership Is a Process of Community

Martin Luther King, Jr. did not march for freedom and equality alone. He was the visionary voice for the collective effort of hundreds of thousands of people.When we deconstruct leadership, we will not find a hero at the heart of leadership. We will find community.

What to Do When the Door to the Status Quo Opens Slightly

There are times when you manage to open the door ever so slightly to the status quo -- organizations and institutions that have power and resources to back up their perspective and mandate. To make inroads you must walk through that door and engage with the very people you think are the cause of the problem.

Freeing Yourself from the Consumer Culture

Peter talks with Eric Zimmer, host and producer of The One You Feed, named one of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time by The Huffington Post. They discuss the four pillars of the free market ideology, our longing for perfection, how questions bring us together and answers alienate us . . . and much more.

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

ProMedica CEO Joins LISC Board of Directors

Randy Oostra, CEO of Toledo-based ProMedica Health System, brings 40 years of health care and management expertise to LISC’s national board. His appointment comes at a time when LISC is intensifying its work to upend health disparities across the U.S., by investing in the well-being of people and places. It’s a strategy that Oostra has pioneered through ProMedica, boosting good health outcomes and opportunity for local communities.

To Solve Youth Homelessness, Talk to Young People

As a teenager, Da’Quan Wilson was homeless, sleeping in friends’ apartments, at relatives’ homes and even in a cemetery. Today, he works as a “Community Connector” with LISC Philadelphia partner People’s Emergency Center (PEC), reaching out to young people who may be undergoing the same sorts of challenges he once did. In our increasingly digital age, community connectors meet people face-to-face, to share information about resources, build neighborhood connection and invite community participation. Many become local leaders in the process.

One Day of Service Among 8,395 (that’s 23 years)—and Counting

The day we memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy is special indeed—and so are the other 364 days a year when LISC AmeriCorps members serve their communities, as they have for the past two plus decades.

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