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Featured Blog Posts – February 2016 Archive (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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Rediscovering Welcome

Creating welcoming places is a key step to ensure we can all feel a sense of belonging and worthiness. To welcome means to really "see" the person walking through the door, to see their gifts and to be open to receiving help, wisdom and guidance from the person we are meeting or helping.

Strengthening the Role of Faith-Based Organizations to Support Emergency Preparedness

A new case study by the Tamarack Institute shows how faith groups can add great value to neighborhoods in responding to local emergencies.

Open Street Project

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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