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February 2016 Blog Posts (19)

A History of Mary Wade by the Daily Nutmeg

Home Made…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 29, 2016 at 2:06pm — No Comments

You're Invited Annual Spring Cocktail Party & Auction

All are invited to Family Centered Services Annual Spring Cocktail Party & Auction 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

 Amarante's Sea Cliff

Doors Open: 5:30 pm

Tickets: $75 per person

Tables of 10: $600

Tables of 8: $480

Featuring Keynote address by Dr.…

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on February 25, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Operation Fuel (OF) Seeking new Executive Director

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I'm pleased to be supporting Operation Fuel  (OF) in its search for a new executive director, and hope you'll help me in spreading the word about this exciting opportunity. 

Operation Fuel provides fuel assistance to people throughout Connecticut who are not eligible for or have exhausted government assistance. Its next executive will have proven…

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Added by Catherine Bradshaw on February 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Special Invitation: Serve as a Future Coach | Dream-to-Action Action Marathon | March 5th

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on February 19, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Employment Opportunity at The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for a mid-level communications officer position in the Development, Stewardship, Donor Services and Communications (DSDSC) Department. This position is responsible for executing elements of the marketing/communications plan, assuring efficient and effective communications processes and products and supporting…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 19, 2016 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Better Together

"Individually excellent but better together".  If there was ever a ringing endorsement for consolidation, this is the statement regarding the bringing together of 17 high schools and four special-education Roman Catholic schools in Philadelphia. Four years ago the schools, all independently run and operated were faced with the possibility of closing as their primary sponsor, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese positioned that there just wasn't enough money.  But alumni and others got together,…

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Added by Mike Burns on February 17, 2016 at 8:58am — No Comments

Calling All People: Performance project for dancers and non-dancers.

ECDC IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO MOVE.

"People in Motion" is a performance project for adult non movers and movers alike. If you are interested in exploring 1)  all the ways your body can move; 2) art making; 3) embodying presence; 4) building confidence; 5) community and connection with others...then…

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Added by Kara Straun on February 16, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Testimony to the Appropriations Committee Submitted by David V. Hunter February 11, 2016

Regarding the Governor’s Budget Proposals Related to Human Services and Aging HB 5044, An Act Making Adjustments to State Expenditures for the Fiscal Year June 30, 2017

I am unable to testify before the Appropriations Committee today, but am concerned enough to submit this written testimony to Senator Bye, Representative Walker and members of the Appropriations Committee.  I am David V. Hunter, the Chief Executive Officer of The Mary Wade Home, a nonprofit senior care…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 16, 2016 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Who are today's Emmett Till and Tamir Rice?

Atlanta — IN winter 1916, several hundred black families from the Selma, Ala., Cotton Belt began quietly defecting from the Jim Crow South, with its night rides and hanging trees, some confiding to The Chicago Defender in February that the "treatment doesn’t warrant staying." It was the start of the Great Migration, a leaderless revolution that would incite six million black refugees over six decades to seek asylum within the borders of their own country.…

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Added by Kenn Harris on February 15, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Grove St Cemetery Honors Sylvia Ardyn Boone

Good Day To All,

With regards to February honoring Black History Month, Grove St would like to honor Sylvia Ardyn Boone for her studies with regards to Art History Studies of the Sierra Leone.

From her brief summary of her life, "In 1970, Boone was already a noted scholar and lecturer. Befriended by…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on February 10, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments

A Field Guide for Working with Lots

A Field Guide for Working with Lots
Want some ideas for how to use vacant lots? This site has a lot of them, including a…
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Added by Lee Cruz on February 9, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

February Greetings From Grove Street Cemetery

A Snowy Good Morning!!!!

A snowy morning this snowy morning....but just a short February Greeting to all and to wish everyone an early Happy Valentines Day. Spring is just around the corner, as a reminder.

I hope to see old friends and make new friends in this coming season which I expect to be…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on February 5, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Officers Melendez & Zieleniewski Battered 58 Y-O- Black Man

Thanks to the existence of video cameras;  this black man, 58 year-old Floyd Dent, was saved, and he received financial compensation. Why?  He was attacked by racist cops in the Inkster, Michigan Police Dept. There is solid evidence.

How many thousands of black men…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 3, 2016 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Blackness in Nonprofit Theater: Where Representation Becomes Marginalization

As a black male growing up in the South, my very presence was a form of trespass; that is, I was never sure where I belonged and where I did not. At home, I was alone. At school, I was different. On the street, I was unsafe. Professional theater, I discovered, was no exception: looking at the administration, production teams, and show selections of theaters within visiting distance, I found no reflections of the black community. What I did find were three very troubling practices:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 2, 2016 at 6:11pm — No Comments

UN group recommends 'reparatory justice' for African Americans

A United Nations working group visiting the United States walks away "extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African Americans," members said in a preliminary report released Friday, in which they urged the US government to address the legacy of slavery with "reparatory justice," a national human rights commission, and ongoing criminal justice reform.…

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Added by Jolyn Walker on February 2, 2016 at 11:02am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Duties

I don't know anything about the gentleman who wrote the following, but his thought about a nonprofit board's 4th duty (not legally binding) gives one pause.  I would offer that I think Mr. Cagna's offering fits better in building-out on what BoardSource describes as a nonprofit Board's three roles: fiduciary, strategic and generative.  But where exactly to fit his thinking (role or duty) is not as critical as the focus of his thinking.  Indeed, what Mr. Cagna does is…

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Added by Mike Burns on February 2, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT AND AN AGING POPULATION

By David V. Hunter 

January 14, 2016

 

Connecticut is undergoing a permanent and historic transformation in its demographics - it is aging. Between 2010 and 2040, Connecticut’s population of people age 65 and older is projected to grow by 57%, with less than 2% growth for people age 20 to 64 during the same period[1]. Moreover, residents born in Connecticut today can expect to live to be 80.8 years old—the third highest life expectancy in the nation…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 1, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Celebrating 29 days of Black Champions

February is Black History Month!

 

We are excited to announce New Haven Healthy Start social media campaign, “29 Days of Celebrating Black Champions” to celebrate Black History Month in February 2016: #blackchampions4health

  

New Haven Healthy Start has identified 29 Black Champions for Health who have contributed their vast expertise, knowledge, power, and…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 1, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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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