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February 2012 Blog Posts (19)

Job Opening: Research Associate/Communications - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for a research associate/communications position in the Grantmaking and Strategy Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy.

The deadline for applications is March 30,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 29, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

CAMP ANYTOWN – SOCIAL JUSTICE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUTH – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

CAMP ANYTOWN – SOCIAL JUSTICE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUTH – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Apply to be a delegate at 2012 ANYTOWN.  Program is open to all between the ages of 15-18.  Financial aid is available to ALL who apply and are accepted.

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 28, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest

Is your organization telling a great story via video? If so, enter your video today in the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, presented by See3 Communications and You Tube. 

Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Hesperian Health Guides launching its first iPhone: Safe Pregnancy and Birth

Hesperian Health Guides launching its first iPhone app, Safe Pregnancy and Birth

This free, comprehensive app on pregnancy and birth contains a wealth of information on:

  • how to stay healthy during pregnancy
  • how to recognize danger signs during pregnancy, birth, and after birth
  • what to do when a danger sign arises
  • when to refer…
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Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director at New Haven Promise

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Announced in November 2010, New Haven Promise (NHP) is a visionary scholarship and support program for the purposes of promoting college education as an aspiration for all New Haven public school students, assisting graduating students from New Haven public schools to pursue education after high school and enhancing the growth, stability and economic development of the City of New Haven. NHP is the capstone of the New Haven…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2012 at 5:54am — No Comments

GREAT TEACHERS MAKE A LASTING IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF STUDENTS AND ON SOCIETY

 

OneWorld Progressive Institute Applauds Great Teachers Everywhere.  On Sunday March 4, 7-8PM on Comcast Channel 26, OneWorld's Education Agenda -  “Honoring Outstanding Educators 2010-2011 is scheduled to air.  We will honor outstanding teachers from Hamden, New Haven, No. Haven, West Haven and statewide.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 24, 2012 at 12:20am — No Comments

CT Main Street Center seeking Communications & Office Manager

Connecticut Main Street Center seeks a well rounded office manager and communications professional.  This statewide agency operates with a small but expanding staff.  The manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization by reliably providing key administrative and communications functions.  Job is located in downtown Hartford, CT.

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 17, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Building Partnerships for Safer Communities

MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards



MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering for the eleventh year to recognize, sustain and share the work …

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 15, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

CT Immigrant Day (April 23rd) seeks nominations for awards

On Monday, April 23rd, you are invited to the 15th Annual Connecticut Immigrant Day, hosted by the Connecticut Immigrant & Refugee Coalition (CIRC).  The event will be held on from 1pm-3pm in the Old Judiciary Room, featuring remarks by Secretary of State Merrill and a keynote address from Dominican-born President Daisy Cocco De Philippis of Naugatuck Valley Community College.

As always, CIRC will be recognizing 15-20 new Americans who have made…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on February 13, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Working farm and Green House

Anyone know of a working farm/greenhouse in the Greater New Haven area? That is open to have Easter Seals Goodwill Clients working part time.
Chuck 203-777-2000 x260

Added by Chuck Hazard on February 13, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Grants: Open Spaces Sacred Places: The Healing Power of Nature - National Awards Initiative for Integrated Design and Research

The TKF Foundation announces the final phase of the Open Spaces Sacred Places (OSSP) National Awards Program.  The program was enacted in 2 phases, a Planning Grant Phase, now closed, and an open call for proposals. Final Awards will fund development of significant new sacred public green spaces in urban settings that demonstrate a combination of high quality design-build and rigorous…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 12, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

SOILent Green - Made FOR People

Fair Haven, CT - “Soylent green is people!” So screams the blustering bloviator of 1970 b-film maxims, Charlton Heston [I mean, who can forget this gem,It’s a Madhouse! from that ape flick] at the end of the same titled film when he discovers that Soylent Green is not just a natural food product created to feed the starving mass…

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Added by Melissa Waldron Lehner on February 9, 2012 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Black History Month - A Human Perspective: JP's Story is one of resilience, struggle, determination and hope

As we reflect on Black History, a very dear friend (JP) has shared his story about his battle with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer.  The intent is to offer a first-hand experience that will be helpful to others and hopefully, will encourage us all to be very proactive about our health and well-being. He shares his story as a contribution for Black History Month. Read: BHM Contribution. JP is an African-American…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 8, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Great New Exhibit Opening at The Peabody Museum- BIG FOOD: Health, Culture & the Evolution of Eating

Opens this Saturday at 10am-4pm

Games, crafts, healthy food and much more for children and families.

Admission:

Children 3 & up- $5

Adults- $9

http://peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/big-food-health-culture-and-evolution-eating

Added by Lee Cruz on February 7, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments

OneWorld's Ode to Lyris Soprano Camilla Williams: 10/18/1919 - 1/29/2012

We also honor William Still, Dorothy Dandridge, Claude McKay, Marcus Garvey, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Lydia Maria Child, Hattie McDaniel & the thousands who bravely paved the way to the "freedoms" we enjoy today.  

http://oneworldpi.org/blog/

Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 7, 2012 at 2:28am — No Comments

Urgent needs for beds and dressers for new refugees

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services is expecting over 20 new refugees to arrive in New Haven over the next two weeks.  We urgently need beds for them, especially twin size beds– mattresses, box springs, and frames.

We also need dressers and chests of drawers.

If you would like to donate any of these items – in good condition, please  -- and you live in or close to New Haven, please contact Chris George at cgeorge@irisct.org, or (203)…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on February 6, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Black History Month 2012 - from an Education Perspective – Pt1: Emphasizing Education and Self-Respect

http://www.oneworldpi.org/blog and http://www.oneworldpi/education/education_videos.html

In a Policy Research Report done by Russell J. Skiba, Robert S. Michael and Abra Carroll Nardo and issued by Indiana Education Policy Center in June 2000, titled The Color of Discipline, the researchers pointed out things we knew to be…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BLACK HISTORY MONTH – FROM A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE –

A MESSAGE EXPRESSLY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN & THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM.

 The prostate gland is often the cause of very big problems for men, especially black men. Prostate Cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, when compared with Caucasian males, African American males are diagnosed much later and the mortality rate is 2.4 times higher.  According to many reports, a big…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 2, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

New Study Shows Shootings and Killings Can Be Stopped

Homicides were reduced by more than half in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood. And in communities plagued by violence where Safe Streets wasn’t implemented, community members were seven times more likely to support using guns to resolve disputes compared to a Safe Streets neighborhood.

RWJF has supported CeaseFire and its replication since its start in Chicago in 2000, helping to test and refine intervention and prevention strategies. This is the first rigorous evaluation study of a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 1, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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How Community Animators Work Around the World

Transcription of John and Peter's July 25th conversation with Cormac Russell on his work with communities, agencies, NGOs and governments using ABCD and other strengths-based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

Our 13 Staging Posts in Learning and Developmpent

What the community animators at UK-based consulting and research organization Nurture Development have learned in the 21 years since its founding.

How Community Action Shapes Health

Deborah Puntenney has been a colleague of John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann at the Asset-Based Community Development Institute for 25 years. In this transcribed conversation, John and Peter talk with her about how her work focuses on engaging citizens to become effective co-producers of their own health and well-being.

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.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

A Market That Kindles Culture and Commerce

In St. Paul, MN, a summer celebration of arts and entrepreneurship, modeled on night markets in Asia, has galvanized commerce and culture along University Avenue. LISC's longtime partner, the Asian Economic Development Association, is leading the charge to revitalize the district, where Southeast Asian residents and businesspeople have incorporated a "a Minnesota twist."

How Arts and Culture Can Catalyze Rural Development

In an interview for Rural Voices, a publication of the Housing Assistance Council, Bob Reeder, Rural LISC's director for national programs, discusses the importance of inclusion, diversity and economic equity when bringing arts and culture into community development efforts. With those key ingredients, creative placemaking can be a winning proposition for rural revitalization.

What a Farmers Market Can Do

In honor of National Farmers Market Week (August 6 to 12), we’re recognizing the extraordinary markets that LISC has helped launch, grow and support, and how much good they bring to their communities.

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