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February 2013 Blog Posts (18)

There Are Benefits to Positive and Costs to Negative Parenting

There Are Benefits to Positive and Costs to Negative Parenting

There are significant long-term costs to society in general, and to individuals and families in particular when there has been poor parenting.  Today, public schools are expected to make up for poor parenting and lack of parental involvement. This accounts for much of the problems these schools face.  Education Reform cannot be fully realized unless, as a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 28, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Attention nonprofits: funding is available under the Affordable Care Act to help your clients navigate health insurance options

More people will be eligible for health insurance as of January 1, 2014 because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Nonprofits, small businesses, faith organizations and others will be able to apply for funding to support the training of a staff member to help members of their communities learn about the new options and enroll in Medicaid and new subsidized insurance, as appropriate. This is part-time, temporary support intended to supplement an existing staff…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 27, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

HealthDay, 02/21/2013

Risks from diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds. In this the 21st century many of us spend hours sitting at our computers or other technical gadgets. According to this and other medical reports, getting up and moving for 15 mins every two hours will help to reduce the predicted…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 26, 2013 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Host sites needed for Cooking Matters classes

United Way of Greater New Haven is looking for host sites for upcoming Cooking Matters classes, which will teach low-income families how to shop for and cook healthy and affordable meals. Know of any place that's a good fit?



Sites must:



- be nonprofits (including faith-based groups)

- have a working kitchen (stove, fridge, sink, etc.)

- have hot water

- have space to conduct a 20-person class…

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Added by Cara Rosner on February 25, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments

Vitamin C, Antioxidant, Cancer Cells and Health Findings

There have been much information provided about the benefits of vitamin C from a variety or sources.  Sometimes the information has been conflicting.

The information linked below is provided by The Riordan Clinic.  OneWorld brings it to your attention for information purpose only.  You should discuss the benefits of supplements with your primary care physician and/or your nutritionist.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 25, 2013 at 12:08am — No Comments

Access Health CT - Our Insurance Marketplace -- to Open Oct. 2013. Be Informed!

OneWorld Encourages Everyone to Learn about Access Health CT before Oct. 2013 when the Exchange will open for full operations.



Access Health CT is Connecticut’s Health Insurance Marketplace.   This Health Insurance Exchange was established as a stand-alone, fully functioning, quasi-public agency to satisfy requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. 

The power…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 22, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Learn how to volunteer with United Way's Women's Initiative during a 30-minute webinar

Get inspired, get involved - all in 30 minutes! 

Do you want to learn more about the Women's Initiative, our Cooking Matters project and how you can get involved? All without leaving your desk? 

Join us for an informative webinar discussion Thursday, February 21 from noon to 12:30 p.m. Learn about our mission, get information on volunteer opportunities with our Cooking Matters program, and get answers to any questions you have…

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Added by Cara Rosner on February 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

BSAY’s First Steps, Second Chances Scholarship

Continuing its commitment to service and social justice throughout the New Haven community, Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY) has renewed its “First StepsSecond Chances” campaign. BSAY will award a $1000 scholarship to a New Haven student that has either been

previously incarcerated or has a parent who has been or is currently

incarcerated. 

The application deadline is…

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Added by Maya Torain on February 19, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments

TEMPORARY TEACHING JOB - Environmental Science course - Norwalk Community College

SEEKING someone interested in teaching an Environmental Science course at Norwalk Community College this summer (late May through June). Please have them contact Eric Gribin as soon as possibleegribin@ncc.commnet.eduegribin@ncc.commnet.edu>.



Course description:

Environmental Science - 4 credits

An introduction to the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 19, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms & Cardiovascular Health - Key Facts

As we continue to learn about Women's Cardiac Health - CBS 19 brings us 2 mins 13 seconds of good, crisp information.  We at OneWorld reinforce what our Women's Cardiovascular Health Program, done with Yale physicians, brought you recently: Do Not Smoke; Exercise Regularly and Eat Sensibly are critical actions to preventing heart problems for women.  The short video from CBS 19 brings us good information about Women's Heart Attack Symptoms.  Please see…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 18, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Celebrating Black Musical Innovators Who Have Left Us (Black History Month Blog - Feb. 16, 2013)

OneWorld Celebrates Black Musical Giants Who Have Left Us During Black History Month

Since Black History Month February 2013, began we have lost a few of our artistic giants. We lost Donald Byrd, the brilliant Jazz innovator died on Feb. 4, 2013; he was 80 years old. It saddens me that there were no official commemorations of his phenomenal artistic contributions.  Byrd was a devoted educator and master jazz trumpeter…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 17, 2013 at 2:13am — No Comments

Upcoming Yale University Game Day Events

Men's Basketball Jersey Night

Friday, February 15th - 7pm vs. Cornell

Wear your favorite basketball jersey and get one (1) FREE General Admission Ticket!



Gymnastics Youth Day

Saturday, February 16th - Bulldog Invitational (1pm) vs. West Chester,…

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Added by Karen King on February 14, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Black, Smart and Handsome - Leonard Cooper - Jeopardy Champion!

Leonard Cooper is Black, SMART and Handsome!  For This Black History Month – PLEASE Share this with your children.  Remind them daily that it is COOL to be Smart



 IT IS  SO VERY COOL TO BE SMART! 

I had the sheer delight of watching this Jeopardy program last night!  It was delightful. The towering Afro was refreshing to see.

"With…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 13, 2013 at 9:44pm — No Comments

How Do We Fix Faling Schools? Watch PBS DropOut Nation - Documentary

Every Year Thousands of Students Drop Out of High School Without Earning A Diploma.



FRONTLINE | Dropout Nation…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 11, 2013 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Your Chance to Talk with Access Health CT

Your chance to talk with Access Health CT.

Interested in learning about the progress Access Health CT has been making? Curious how it will benefit you? Do you have questions you’d like to ask? Then come to a Healthy Chat event in your area!

Each Healthy Chat is an open forum. It’s your chance to meet and talk with Exchange CEO Kevin Counihan and other health care reform experts around the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 11, 2013 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Obamacare: The Details for Connecticut from Senator Toni Harp

Watch Implementing the Affordable Care Act In CT on Comcast Channel 26, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, 7-8:00pm 

 
Obamacare: The CT Details: State Senator Toni Harp & Attorney Demian Fontanella (Office at the Healthcare Advocate) explain the Implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 7, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

For Black History Month 2013 - CPTV Presents A Retrospective on ROOTS

For this Black History Month CPTV is presenting a retrospective of the phenomenal mini series ROOTS.  The series was based on the book by Alex Haley covering a 100 -year history of his family in America.

The CPTV event is using ROOTS as a backdrop to tell a larger story about the lives of African-Americans in America today.  The lead role in ROOTS was played by Levar Burton, a young actor with no movies or even live theatrical…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 5, 2013 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Feb. 1, 2013 Is Women's Heart Health Day - Learn More.

FEB 1, 2013 IS WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH DAY.  Learn more about Keeping Your Heart Healthy Today. Watch the video clip linked below, and visit the links listed.

• Heart Disease is the leading killer of women in the United States. Stress, lack of sleep and lack of exercise are three contributing factors.

• 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the United States each year with 500,000…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 1, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

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

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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