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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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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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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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The Warmth of Family, the Taste of Mexico

We launch our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this year with the story of the Villegas family, owners of Los Originales Tacos Árabes de Puebla in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Natives of Puebla, Mexico, Merced and Alfredo Villegas run one of the city’s most beloved food trucks, and are emblematic of Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. who have not only enriched the cultural, social—and culinary—terrain of this country, but stoke the economy through their energetic entrepreneurship, creativity and resilience. (All photos courtesy of Inclusive Action for the City.)

Geoff Jolley is the New Executive Director of LISC Kansas City

LISC has named Geoff Jolley to lead its ambitious community investment plans in Kansas City. Jolley, who has spent decades working on the interests of local residents as both a policy expert and community leader, takes the helm of LISC Kansas City this month to oversee work on affordable housing, economic development, health, community safety and jobs.

New “SchoolPrint” Program Funds Expert Advice to Develop Charter Schools Facilities

LISC has launched a new program to help connect charter school operators to experts in facilities development. Called SchoolPrint: Charter School Project Management, the program will advance development plans that deliver top-notch school facilities while also keeping dollars in the classroom. “Our goal is to protect the interests of students and teachers, and to fuel the development of schools that are assets to their communities,” noted LISC's Eva Schweitzer.

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