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February 2020 Blog Posts (31)

Celebrating and Honoring Ava DuVernay

Today we are celebrating and honoring Ava DuVernay, is a writer, producer, director, and distributor of independent film. One of her latest project that she wrote and directed is currently on Netflix. When They See Us, a series based on the Central Park Five, five teens that were falsely accused of an attack at Central Park.…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 29, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Elijah E. Cummings

Today we are celebrating and honoring the late Elijah E. Cummings. He was a …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 28, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Community Census Workshops

Learn about how to empower your community to respond to the 2020 Census. Make sure that we receive fair representation and adequate federal funding for important programs. 

Aprenda cómo movilizar a la comunidad para responder al Censo 2020. Asegúrese que nuestra comunidad recibe una representación justa y fondos federales para programas importantes.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 27, 2020 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Job Opening: Coordinated Access Network (CAN) Coordinator

We Love What Makes You Unique

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

 

Who We Are Looking For?

Are you passionate about using your organizational talents as a force for good in our community? Are you the type of person who has an attention to detail and can support a team to reach their goals such…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on February 27, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

CT News Junkie: Judiciary Committee To Tackle End To Solitary Confinement

Stop Solitary CT’s website says the replica will allow those who visit to “experience the horror, isolation, and dehumanization that is solitary confinement.” It will be in the lobby of the Capitol until March 4.

Members of Stop Solitary CT argue that increased isolation in prisons may achieve the very opposite goal of rehabilitating inmates.

“Correction means to…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 26, 2020 at 2:11pm — No Comments

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed the Earth’s very makeup...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 26, 2020 at 11:49am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Esmeralda Simmons

Today we are honoring and celebrating Dr. Esmeralda Simmons, who was the Executive Director of the Center for Law and Social …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 26, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Amazing Map: Visualizing the True Size of Africa

Mapped: Visualizing the True Size of Africa

Published February 19, 2020

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Jesse Williams

Today we are celebrating and honoring Jesse Williams. Many may know him as Jackson Avery, one of the many good-looking doctors on Shonda Rhimes' long running medical drama Grey's Anatomy, but he is also an …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 23, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

NYT Opinion: Why Are Nonprofit Hospitals So Highly Profitable?

“So, how much money do you guys make if I do that test you’re ordering for me?” This is a question I hear frequently from my patients, and it’s often followed by some variant of, “I thought hospitals were supposed to be nonprofit.”

Patients are understandably confused. They see hospitals consolidating and creating vast medical empires with sophisticated marketing campaigns and sleek digs that resemble luxury hotels. And then…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 22, 2020 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Maya Wiley

Today we are celebrating and honoring Maya Wiley who is is a nationally renowned expert on …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 21, 2020 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Go Over The Edge for United Way of Greater New Haven

On May 2nd, United Way of Greater New Haven will be having it's first Over the Edge fundraiser event!

100 brave participants will be stepping over the edge and rappelling off the AVANGRID building in Orange with the goal of

raising funds to help families thrive!

If you are interested in volunteering, rappelling, sponsoring the event or just interested in knowing more:…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on February 21, 2020 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Caring for Neglected Pets at The Animal Haven

The Animal Haven in North Haven recently opened its new cat wing with grant support from the Lillian and Henry Konopacke Fund at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The wing is part of a larger renovation that brings the shelter up to best practice standards for housing,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 20, 2020 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Black History Month is a chance for white parents to learn how to talk about racism

Black History Month is first and foremost a weeks-long celebration of the pioneering black Americans who changed the course of our culture and country. 

For white parents, particularly those who don't feel comfortable or prepared to talk with their children about race and racism, the month should also be seen as a timely opportunity to start essential, on-going conversations about racist ideas…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2020 at 11:26am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Ta-Nehisi Coates

Today we are celebrating and honoring, Ta-Nehisi Coates who is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Learn more: …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Public libraries are expanding the sharing economy by adding Libraries of Things to their catalogs

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Will Worker Ownership Seize Center Stage in US Politics in 2020?

Could worker ownership of corporations hit mainstream US politics in 2020? Some Democratic presidential candidates are making that case, reports Jeff Stein in the Washington Post...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2020 at 9:26am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Monica Jackson

Today we are celebrating and honoring Monica Simpson who is the Executive Director of SisterSong, an organization working on building an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve communities.
 
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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 17, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Van Jones

Today we are celebrating and honoring Van Jones who is an American news commentator, author and a world-class change maker.

#NHHSCelebratesBHM #BHM #NewHaven #HealthyStart #Activist

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2HqAujM…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 15, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Ashley Jackson

Today we are celebrating and honoring Ashley Jackson who an activist, advocate, fiber artist and program management consultant. She served as the first Alabama State Director for the Human Rights Campaign.…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 13, 2020 at 12:41pm — 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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses with COVID-19 Recovery Fund

An investment of $2.5 million from Verizon is making it possible for LISC to begin offering critical relief and resiliency-building support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go to make grants of up to $10,000, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Verizon will highlight and bolster these efforts through their inaugural "Pay It Forward Live" online concert series.

A Message from LISC About COVID-19

Along with much of the world, we are closely monitoring the rapidly unfolding news of the COVID-19 pandemic. As ever, we are committed to meeting the needs of our partners and the communities we serve, and to supporting the wellbeing of our employees and the people and places where we live and work. Here are some of the things we are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation.

Have You Heard About “Women in Construction Week”?

We have, and it’s right in line with our commitment to skilling up women to take on well-paying jobs in growth industries. LISC L.A. program assistant Samantha Salmon weighs in on how recognizing women in the building fields is a means for paving the path for our sisters, and how LISC invests in creating opportunities for girls and women to succeed in non-traditional fields.

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