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January 2015 Blog Posts (19)

The Justice Imperative: Hyper-Incarceration & American Dream

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 28, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Winter Break 2015 : Vacation Day Programs Feb13th , 16th , & 17th

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Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Over 65

Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors -New Study Shows

By Anne Harding, Contributing Writer, Jan. 27, 2015

What commonly used sleep aids and other over-the-counter medications do…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 27, 2015 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Responsive Grants Available to Nonprofits from The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, is accepting grant applications from eligible nonprofit organizations through March 27, 2015 for its Responsive Grants process. Responsive Grants are generally awarded to address operating, programmatic or capacity building needs. Amounts vary from $7,500 and up; eligibility restrictions apply, including adherence to The Community Foundation’s…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 23, 2015 at 2:21pm — No Comments

EDUCATION AGENDA - RISING TO SUCCESS THROUGH CHOICE (NHPS)

EDUCATION AGENDA - RISING TO SUCCESS THROUGH CHOICE In NHPS

THE CITYWIDE SCHOOL CHOICE FAIR

With All Magnet, Neighborhood, Charter & ACES Schools

Geared towards New Haven Students…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 23, 2015 at 12:21am — No Comments

Great Professional Development Opportunity

  Harvard Business School's Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management-- Scholarship

The Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut Community Partners announces its 2015 scholarship for an exceptional leader of a non-profit organization in Connecticut to attend Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM), an intensive, one-week program taught by leading faculty and attended by non-profit executives from around the world. We…

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Added by Cindy Clair on January 22, 2015 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Personnel Committee

Nonprofit boards often establish committees to "take care of" tasks the whole board might not want to do or might need done on their behalf. Often enough these tasks embody what I refer to as "taking care of the homework" that can helpfully inform the full board when decisions are to be made.

Finance Committees are an excellent example of a small sub-body of a nonprofit that can take a magnifying look at the income and expense statement and the balance sheet to be sure the rest of the…

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Added by Mike Burns on January 22, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

Building A Culture of Health - Coverage Deadline Feb. 15, 2015

Building A Culture of HealthThe deadline to sign up for health care coverage through the ACA program is Feb. 15, 2015.  If you qualify for Expanded Medicaid (or HUSKY) you can sign up at any time.   It is important to get health care coverage.  There is a penalty for those who can sign up through the Access Health CT program, but who have not signed up appropriately. Having health coverage is…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 20, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Charles Blow Tells Us – It Is Expensive to Be Poor In USA

On Jan. 18, 2015, Charles Blow, the New York Times columnist, wrote a very revealing column about being poor in America. He provided documented information showing us that although some wealthy Americans believe that the poor have it easy, it is actually very expensive to be poor, and that in fact the poor are punished every day for being poor. Much of the very "relief" poor people get from government sources end up right back into state systems that are expert and…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 20, 2015 at 2:10am — No Comments

Neighborhood Leadership Program application deadline extended to Wed. January 21 at Noon

Neighborhood Leadership Program application deadline extended to Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Noon.

 

The Community Foundation's Neighborhood Leadership Program is an eight month training and grant program that supports community leaders in imagining, testing, developing, and realizing projects which build community and provide positive outcomes in New Haven neighborhoods.

  

If you…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 14, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments

A Child Care Provider Who Blazed a Trail for Women in Haiti

The family child care providers in All Our Kin’s network come from all walks of life. Some have been working with young children all their lives. Others, like Dionne Lamothe, an All Our Kin provider, have had long careers in other fields.

Dionne Lamothe was born…

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Added by Jessica Sager on January 13, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments

Solar Youth Spring 2015 Internships- Deadline Friday, January 16th

Solar Youth has extended its deadline for Spring 2015 Environmental Educator Internship positions! Any teenager enrolled in a New Haven high school is eligible to apply. Please visit our website by clicking here and selecting the links in the "Youth Staff" section for applications and further interns

hip information. The deadline is this Friday, January…

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Added by Nicole Peruso on January 12, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

ROOM FOR DEBATE - When Satire Cuts Both Ways

ROOM FOR DEBATE – New York Times, January 10, 2015

Should We Be Deliberately Provocative Because We Can? Or can we best learn from purposeful and substantial dialogue? Do provocative actions spur debate and meaningful learning?

When Satire Cuts Both Ways

“All is allowed for satire, except dying,” said a memorial at the French Embassy in Berlin. Markus Schreiber/Associated Press

People worldwide…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 12, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

New Tour Season at Grove Street Cemetery

Happy, Happy New Year

May This Year be a Great Year…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on January 5, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

The Science behind the Marshmallow Test

Professor Walter Mischel, professor of psychology and the creator of the Marshmallow Test experiments about children and self-control, recently spoke at an All Our Kin event in Bridgeport. To read parts of his lecture and learn about early brain development, toxic stress, and the "biology of disadvantage," click…

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Added by Jessica Sager on January 5, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Policy: Pay-For-Success

What constitutes meaningful nonprofit board conversation? I pose that meaningful nonprofit board conversation, (usually what goes on in a board meetingand/or board planning session informs and/or results in action around fiduciary and strategic policy, planning and evaluation.

One of the topics I believe should be on the table of many human service nonprofits: pay-for-success. PMany US state and federal legislators are considering payfor-success as an answer to both cost savings and…

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Added by Mike Burns on January 5, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Time to check out Chapel Haven

Chapel Haven's Admissions Office invites families to check out our award-winning postsecondary school and transition program for adults with a variety of disabilities.

 

Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven is a nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special…

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Added by Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo on January 5, 2015 at 11:59am — No Comments

A Comprehensive Overview of the Year In Public Education

The web site Salon.Com has put together A Comprehensive Overview of the Year In Public Education. It is fascinating for several reasons.

  • 1) It covers an array of resources including the highly regarded Merrow Report.  This report is written by veteran education reporter …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 2, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Sign Up for ACA Health Coverage by Feb. 15, 2015

For your new health coverage to be effective on Feb. 1, 2015, you must sign up by Thursday, January 15.

Those who enroll by Feb. 15, will get coverage starting March 1, 2015.

People who qualify for Medicaid can sign up at any point during the year.

"Of the 19,402 new customers signed up for plans…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 1, 2015 at 2:17am — 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

Maurice Jones on... (Episode #6)

In this episode Maurice discusses opportunities to narrow the life-expectancy gap that exist in communities all across the country. Engaging with new and existing partners, expanding initiatives designed to address social-determinants of health and the aspiration to expand LISC’s focus on health overall are just a few of the points Maurice speaks to in this interesting and timely discussion.

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.

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.”

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