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Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (13)

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

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

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

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

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

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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