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January 2023 Blog Posts (10)

Enola Aird, Global Activist, Appointed to the The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Board of Directors

Marcella Nunez-Smith, M.D. Associate Dean for Health Equity Research Yale School of Medicine named chair and Fernando Muñiz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., named vice chair

Enola G. Aird, President and Founder of the Community Healing Network…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 31, 2023 at 11:07am — No Comments

LIFE AFTER LIFE, A Textile Celebration of the Beauty and Resilience at City Gallery

Exploring the themes of evolution and renewal through textile art, City Gallery’s February exhibit Life After Life reflects on the cyclical and regenerative nature of life. Featuring the work of artists Rita Daley Hannafin and Gwen Hendrix, the show will be on view February 3 - February 26, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, February 4,…


Added by Jen Payne on January 28, 2023 at 6:11am — No Comments

My Search for Meaning, The Myron Stories — A New Book from Local Writer and Photographer Hank Paper

Book Launch & Reading at Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.

Whether fighting an interloping bear in his basement, leading his irascible grandmother on a hair-raising tour of Old Jerusalem, or dreaming of alien body snatchers who may or may not be real,…


Added by Jen Payne on January 28, 2023 at 6:07am — No Comments

City of New Haven RFP - Youth Career Pathways - Strategic Planning & Project Management - Apply by Jan. 31 @11:00AM (EST)

City of New Haven RFP - Youth Career Pathways - Strategic Planning & Project Management 

Apply by Jan. 31 @11:00AM (EST)

The City of New Haven is committed to leveraging ARPA Phase 3 funds to enhance high-school age students’ and young adults’ workforce and entrepreneurial readiness, all leading to sustainable and well-paying careers. The purpose of this project is to strengthen career pathways available to New Haven’s high school…


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on January 20, 2023 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Jan. 20th The Alliance: The Voice of Community Nonprofits - Regional Legislative Meetings in New Haven & Middlesex Counties

The Alliance - New Haven & Middlesex Counites: Regional Legislative Session

Date: January 20, 2023

Time: 1:00-2:15pm, Zoom

Senator Martin Looney, Senate President is registered and expected to attend!

The Alliance invites community-based nonprofits to join this Friday, January 20 for the final Alliance Regional Legislative Meetings!…


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on January 19, 2023 at 9:37am — No Comments

CONTEST: Place Yourself In History

How will you spend MLK Day? Reflection is part of the process. Join in.

All ages. Not limited to Wallingford residents. You can make it a family affair.

The article has links to example images with excerpts from essays on created during the past two summers' youth media program at WPAA-TV.…


Added by Susan Huizenga on January 13, 2023 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Job Opportunity in Early Childhood!


School Readiness Education Coordinator

 Who We Are Looking For

Are you a talented early childhood professional looking to help programs across our city improve their quality? Are you good at working with teachers and directors to help them be the best they can be?…


Added by Kathleen Crisafi on January 11, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Documentary shot in New Haven makes Oscars shortlist

With awards season just around the corner, one New Haven-shot documentary is looking to take home the Oscar for "Best Documentary Short Film." 

"Shut Up And Paint" has made the shortlist for the award category with 14 other short documentaries. The 21-minute documentary follows artist and Yale graduate Titus Kaphar, whose newfound fame divides him as his buyers and galleries choose to overlook the outspoken messages of Black experiences that are prevalent in his artwork. As the art…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2023 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Yale graduate teachers and researchers vote to form a union

From the New Haven Independent today. Glad to see this:

Added by Ben Wrobel on January 9, 2023 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Horizon, a City Gallery Artists Group Exhibit

Three City Gallery artists — William Frucht, Ruth Sack, and Michael Zack — come together to present HORIZON, an appropriately named show for the start of a new year. The group exhibit will be on view January 6 - 29, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, January 28, 1pm - 4 pm (Snow Date: January 29.)

The word horizon takes on many…


Added by Jen Payne on January 3, 2023 at 8:45am — No Comments

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Out of concern for the welfare of our community and staff, The Community Foundation office at 70 Audubon is closed to visitors until further notice; Foundation staff are available by phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to conduct business. For up-to-date information about The Foundation’s response to COVID-19, please visit: To contact a staff member, view our staff directory.

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Where Do Workers Living on Low Incomes Stand in the Post-Pandemic Economy?

An article in Politico looks at the gains and losses—actual and potential—for lower-wage workers in the current economic climate. Katrin Kark, LISC’s director of workforce innovations, who is quoted in the piece, cautions that increased wages don’t suffice to stabilize finances or create economic mobility across the board. “Higher entry wages alone aren’t enough to close…opportunity gaps,” she says.

CDFIs + Impact Investors: New Capital Markets Analysis Highlights Opportunities and Impact

LISC and Enterprise Community Partners have released a joint white paper that catalogs how CDFIs have engaged with the capital markets in recent years. In an accompanying blog, the authors explain why this data is so critical, as economic pressure affects the availability and cost of capital for high-impact community development efforts. "The goal is to help impact investors identify how and where they might put their capital to work and what expectations they should have for performance,” they write.

Foot Locker Foundation Announces $4.5 Million for Community Grants through LISC

Foot Locker Foundation continues its collaboration with LISC to promote youth empowerment through mentoring, career development, and health and wellness activities—all while supporting community-based organizations with diverse leadership. A new $4.5 million commitment will support three annual grant application rounds. Proposals for the first round are due by August 30, 2023.

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