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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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How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Open Street Project

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. 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, and policymaking fields....

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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

UVA’s Fairchild Named to LISC Board

LISC has elected Dr. Gregory Fairchild, one of the country’s leading academics on economic development, to its board of directors. The University of Virginia business professor has, for decades, focused his research on the underpinnings of wealth-building in communities and the ways that social enterprises and entrepreneurship can drive economic opportunity.

The Time is Now, to Build an Inclusive Economy

Over the next ten years, LISC will direct 50 percent of our annual investments to fuel inclusive economic development in underinvested communities across America. That means preparing people to take on high quality, well-paying jobs. And it means ramping up our work to help small businesses succeed and transforming vibrant commercial and industrial districts. “We have no doubt that this kind of progress is good for residents, good for communities and good for the country,’ says Maurice A. Jones, LISC CEO.

All Economic Development, All the Time

Bill Taft, the longtime executive director of LISC Indianapolis, has been named senior vice president of economic development for LISC and will be spearheading our work to grow enterprises and create jobs in the places that need them. In the following Q&A, he talks strategy, practice and what it takes to build inclusive local economies in real life.

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