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Featured Blog Posts – January 2016 Archive (8)

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…


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…


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

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…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 16, 2016 at 10:23pm — 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, 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…


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…

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.

Work is full…

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.

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.…


Added by Maria Martinez on January 4, 2016 at 2:46pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

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.

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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

Our Kind of March Madness

Winter may be hanging on longer than expected (in some parts of the country), but at LISC, the month of March has blossomed like never before. In the last three weeks, we raised $68 million—from longstanding donors such as State Farm and Wells Fargo, through new partnerships with ProMedica, Union Pacific and the San Francisco Foundation, and with expanded public resources from the CDFI Fund and the city of Washington, DC. We’ll invest it. We’ll leverage it. We’ll use it to lift up underinvested neighborhoods and develop the skills of talented people in our neighborhoods. There’s still much to do to foster economic opportunity in our communities and we are grateful for this support, which helps us do the job. What a month it’s been. And we've still got a week to go!

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.”

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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