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Featured Blog Posts – January 2019 Archive (18)

Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support: What about New Haven?

The Organic Role of Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support

January 22, 2019;  Source: Next City

People may check out fewer books from libraries than they used to, but libraries have continued to grow as their role as community hubs deepens. Here…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 30, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Importance of Urban Trees

Barbara’s reporting got us thinking about the importance of urban trees, so we called up Colleen Murphy-Dunning to learn more. She is the Director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology and the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

Hear the interview hear: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

What do the state budget and new tax law mean for the nonprofit sector? Take the survey.

The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance (The Alliance) and the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) are working together to better understand how the new tax law and state budget crisis are affecting nonprofits in Connecticut, what nonprofits and grantmakers are doing to address these challenges, and what more could be done to support the health of Connecticut's nonprofit sector. Analysis of this survey will be shared with…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 28, 2019 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Grants Available to Nonprofits

Project, general operating and capacity building support for nonprofits working in Greater New Haven.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s annual responsive grants process is open. The responsive grants process is the largest source of competitive grant funding from The Foundation and is offered in conjunction with its partner in philanthropy serving the Valley, the Valley Community Foundation. 

Nonprofits serving The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 24, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

Common Ground is hiring!

Common Ground, a New Haven gem, is seeking…
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Added by Kimball Cartwright on January 16, 2019 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Catholic Charities/Centro San Jose Seeking Family Center Director

Catholic Charities/Centro San Jose is seeking a full time Family Center Director. Candidates must

  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, or Related Field.
  • Be bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Possess supervisory experience in programs serving young children and families

Please see the attached job description and/or email LPawlik@ccaoh.org for more information or to apply.…

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Added by Lisa on January 15, 2019 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed at JUNTA

Tax Prep Season is almost here and Junta for Progressive Action need volunteers! We need dedicated folks to become certified volunteer tax preparers at our VITA site in Fair Haven. We are asking you to serve as a volunteer one day a week during tax season: Mondays or Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. (Bilingual preferred but not necessary) Please contact us at info@juntainc.org for more details. …

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Added by Daniel Reyes on January 12, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Responsive Grants Process is Open

Project, General Operating and Capacity Building Grants Available to Nonprofits

New Haven, CT (January 11, 2019) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s annual responsive grants process is open. The responsive grants process is the largest source of competitive grant funding from The Foundation and is offered in conjunction with its partner in philanthropy serving the Valley, the Valley Community Foundation. 

Nonprofits serving The Foundation’s…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 11, 2019 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Center for Children’s Advocacy works to reduce racial and ethnic disparities

Black and Latino youth are over represented in the juvenile justice system and disproportionately expelled or suspended from school.  Recent work by the Center for Children’s Advocacy is tackling these disparities by…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 9, 2019 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Tax Reform Provisions that Affect Retirement Plans, Tax Exempt Organizations and Governments

As the IRS implements this major tax legislation, check this page for updates and resources to learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) affects retirement plans, tax exempt organizations and governments.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 5:26pm — No Comments

AMERICA IS FAILING ITS BLACK MOTHERS

For decades, Harvard Chan alumni have shed light on high maternal mortality rates in African American women. Finally, policymakers are beginning to pay attention.

 by Amy Roeder



Serena Williams knew her body well enough to listen when it told her something was wrong. Winner of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Ethan Song Foundation to Benefit Hungry At Columbus House

GUILFORD, CT - To mark the tragic one year anniversary of the death of Ethan Song from a gun shot, friends of the Songs are planning a special event to honor his memory.

Friends of the family had this to say about the plans:

https://patch.com/connecticut/guilford/ethan-song-foundation-benefit-hungry-columbus-house

Source: Guilford Patch

Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Promising research could lead to opioid vaccine

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis across the country. 

Connecticut, too, is feeling the pain.   

Source:

WTNH News 8: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Fifteen Opportunity Zone Resources Available Right Now

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Calling All Community Leaders!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) — an eight month leadership training program that supports community leaders in finding power for their purpose and building relational…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Schools’ Most Untapped Resource

Green Schoolyards America connects ecological innovation with education, equity, and community engagement.

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 3:34pm — No Comments

"Project Innovation" Grant Challenge

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut's 'Project Innovation' Grant Challenge Returns in 2019

The NBCUniversal Foundation, along with NBC and Telemundo Owned Television Stations are hosting “Project Innovation,” a grant challenge program that will recognize nonprofit organizations that are tackling everyday problems through innovative solutions.

This year, nearly $2.5M will be awarded nationally, with $225,000 granted among three to eight non-profit organizations in 11 communities around the country, including Connecticut. 

 

The four funding…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 4, 2019 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities for Univ of New Haven Students

Happy New Year! I'm looking for volunteer opportunities for University of New Haven students where they will provide direct service focusing on basic needs.

I’m currently working with Dr. Jason Jordan who will be offering a class called Poverty in American History. This course examines the social and institutional history of poverty in American history. Students will use both primary and secondary sources to understand the causes and effects of poverty on individuals and communities…

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Added by Sally Anastos on January 2, 2019 at 1:57pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Community Wise Podcast: Energy Efficiency & Affordable Housing

San Antonio, TX councilmember Roberto Treviño joins Maurice and Imani Darden to discuss energy efficiency and affordable housing sustainability. LISC launched its San Antonio office in 2016, the same year Councilman Treviño launched Under 1 Roof, a no-cost, needs-based program to retrofit the roofs of qualified residents. We are pleased to have a local official with us to share more about the conjoining of community, local politics, energy efficiency and housing stabilization.

The Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

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