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January 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Workshops for Grant Writers

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation are offering several workshops to help nonprofits prepare effective grant applications.

These workshops are offered at this time to support preparation for the Responsive Grant Applications, due March 31st. The Nuts & Bolts sessions are specific to the application processes offered by the community foundations. The other workshops are general advice on preparing for any grant…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 27, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Seeking Applicants for Orchestral Fellowship Program

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) and Neighborhood Music School (NMS) have launched a collaborative orchestral fellowship program for their community’s most talented high school music students. The program will provide selected members of NMS’s Greater…

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Added by New Haven Symphony on January 21, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten

From: https://truthabouteducation.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/the-disturbing-transformation-of-kindergarten/

One of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn. Nowhere is this misplaced emphasis more apparent, and more damaging, than in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 16, 2016 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Multiple Funding Opportunities from The Community Foundation, Deadlines Approaching

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces several grant opportunities with various application deadlines in the coming weeks. For complete details, visit www.cfgnh.org/grants



The Neighborhood Leadership Program at The Community Foundation will accept applications through Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 15, 2016 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Liability

Nonprofit Board Liability

"Act in good faith." This is the expectation and standard used in the courts to assess the extent of liability and responsibility for actions taken by individual board members.

According to Legal Dictionary.com, acting in good faith is the "honest intent to act without taking an unfair advantage over another person or to fulfill a promise to act, even when some legal technicality is not fulfilled. The term is applied to all kinds of transactions." I…

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Added by Mike Burns on January 15, 2016 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Intro Gardening Series at NHS!

Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of classes that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2016!

  • January 23: Soil & Garden Planning
  • January 30Cool Weather Crops 
  • February 13: Warm Weather Crops
  • February 27Container Gardening & Seed Starting
  • March…
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Added by Jesse Delia on January 12, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Common Ground is Hiring Summer Camp Staff!

Common Ground is an urban farm and environmental education center in New Haven, CT. Our day camp serves a diverse group of children (ages 4 - 13) who come to play, hike, cook with food from the farm, dig in the garden, care for farm animals, explore the wetland, build forts, get messy in the mud kitchen, and more! Seeking teachers, head teachers, and interns who are excited to be outside all summer, playing, teaching, leading, and learning with children.



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Added by Jesse Delia on January 12, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Margaret Middleton appears on NE Comcast Newsmakers

Watch Margaret talk about the importance of legal services for veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm3Xm6RO99I&feature=youtu.be

Added by CT Veterans Legal Center on January 4, 2016 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Upcoming NHS Events!

Happy 2016!



Now that the new year is upon us, it's a great time to look ahead at all of the upcoming events brought to you by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven. If you have any questions about any of these events, please feel free to contact us at 203-562-0598.…







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Added by Maria Martinez on January 4, 2016 at 2:46pm — 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.

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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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