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Featured Blog Posts – February 2017 Archive (5)

Providing For Those In Need

During the cold winter months, low-income Valley residents can apply for home heating assistance atTEAM, Inc., which has been helping families become financially stable since 1965. Read more in this week's …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 13, 2017 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Want YOUR name splashed all over ECDC's upcoming premiere?

ECDC is looking for sponsors for our upcoming premiere of

"If You Knew You Then"

March 31, April 1, 7,…

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Added by Elm City Dance Collective on February 11, 2017 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Staff Meet with State Representatives & Senators to discuss the importance of funding Family Centered Services of CT

Staff members Amie Melillo and Sabine Romsaint of the Family Based Recovery Program and Raycean Wright and Shannon Ryan of the Teen Outreach Program met with State Senators and Representatives to enlist their support of Family Centered Services of CT at the Legislative regional lobby day. Non-profit organizations from across CT met with their representatives to discuss the impact that state cuts will make to their programs and to encourage their support.

Family CT will be ce…

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on February 2, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments

Black History Month - The Paper Bag Principle

CONFRONTING THE VESTIGES OF RACISM WITHIN BLACK COMMUNITY
Professor Audrey Kerr’s The Paper Bag Principle is an enlightening and challenging look at the black community and the…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 1, 2017 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

A Message to Elected Officials of the Connecticut Legislature

The Mary Wade, is a nonprofit senior care community located in New Haven.  We were founded, and continue serving the community, in our same location 150 years ago, and have developed into a full continuum of senior care services, that includes a Skilled Nursing Center, Residential Care Home, Adult Day Center, Home Care, Community Navigator, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Primary Care and a transportation program, serving the senior population and their families in the…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 1, 2017 at 1:55pm — 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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