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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…

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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

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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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Download the Agenda Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space,...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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