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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

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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