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Extra SNAP (food stamps) benefits, post-Irene

From the Department of Social Services:

 

We have received approval from FNS to automatically mass reissue 25% of our SNAP households’ August benefits to help with food losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

  • All Connecticut households who received SNAP when Tropical Storm Irene hit the state automatically received these additional benefits. 
  • These benefits were automatically added to SNAP household’s EBT accounts and are available…
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Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on September 8, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Connecticut Nonprofit Strategy Platform: Get Data, Communicate, Act - available in in Beta

http://nccsweb.urban.org/communityplatform/ct

 

The Connecticut Nonprofit Strategy Platform is an open resource to assist nonprofits, elected officials and public policy makers, philanthropic funders and all Connecticut citizens to:

  • Get Data: Provides the capacity to map Connecticut state agency, municipal and nonprofit resources against social/economic needs and trends, and assess the…
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Added by Lee Cruz on September 8, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Less funds for heating assistance causing concern

As energy assistance agencies began to accept applications yesterday, the State Department of Social Services considered which plan to recommend to the General Assembly for this winter's heating assistance program (CEAP). A fifty percent reduction in federal funds and an 40% increase in program participants and fuel costs since 2008 is the problem. Administering agencies are wondering how they will process 130,000 residents with half the staff (10% of the grant is permitted for…

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Added by Richard Knoll on September 2, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

New Semester to begin-Public Welcome!

Church on the Rock's School of Life Enrichment is about to start a new semester of classes. Space is limited but classes are open to the public.

 

Zumba, Martial Arts, Knitting, Writing a Business Plan, and much more.....

 

http://www.morningglorycda.com/My_Church.html for details

 

Added by Todd Foster on September 2, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Residents Particpation Requested in City Parks Clean up

Cleanups%20List.pdf

 

The City and the Urban Resources Initiative (URI) are collaborating in an effort to clean up city parks. If you think you can help check out the options on the attached flyer for dates, times and locations. 

Added by Lee Cruz on August 31, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Posted for SHARE Haven Coordinator Adam Wascholl re: IRENE help coordination

Greetings, everybody. In the wake of the hurricane, I feel there is a great opportunity to help bring together those in our community. One such tool for fostering community growth is SHARE Haven. SHARE Haven is The Greater New Haven area's Time Bank. With time banking, people offer their services and skills to one another, recording their time to be used as a currency with others in the network. With so many…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 30, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

2 suggestions for folks without electricity, in need of water. Forward to anyone in need. #IRENE

No power,  no water at your house?

 

A. If you have a water tank you have upwards of 50 gallons of potable water in your basement.

1. Turn of the pilot so the water heater does not burn out.

2. Open a facet at the highest level of your home so air can get into the system

3. Take water from your water tank through the faucet at the bottom of the tank, once you drain it do not for get to shut the Faucet off.

4. Remember, no hot water until you start…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 29, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Communities Stand Together Against Hate: Not In Our Town National Week

Not In Our Town National Week of Action: Communities Stand Together Against Hate

Location: Nationwide

Date: September 18–24

More Information: www.niot.org

 

Communities nationwide are using a new PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 26, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

$50,000 in Environmental Grants to be distributed by the Greater New Haven Green Fund

The Greater New Haven Green Fund is now accepting grant proposals for environmental projects related to pollution reduction and environmental justice. The Fund will distribute $50,000 this fall through three grant levels:  

  • Major Grants of $3,000-10,000,  
  • Small Grants of $500-3,000, and  
  • Micro Grants of up to $500

Nonprofit organizations and community groups working to improve the environmental quality of life in the New Haven…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Free U.S. Citizenship Classes beginning August 17th

Immigrants and refugees will receive help in studying for the U.S. Citizenship Test.  Curriculum includes lessons on U.S. history, civics, and government, and will prepare participants to take the citizenship exam.

 

Wednesday evenings (beginning August 17th), 6-8 pm

NH Public Library, 133 Elm Street.

Classes are free and open to all.  Please spread the word!

 

This program is a collaboration between IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services,…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on August 14, 2011 at 7:22pm — No Comments

IRIS seeks an Education and Youth Services Program Coordinator

IRIS is looking to fill the FT position of Refugee Education and Youth Services Program Coordinator.

 

Summary

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org) welcomes and resettles approximately 200 refugees each year-- people fleeing persecution in their home countries who are invited to come to the United States. They come seeking safety, freedom, peace, and opportunities. IRIS is responsible for welcoming them…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on August 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Discover You Can at the Fair Haven Farmers' Market!

 

Canning is a lifelong skill that can help you maximize your intake of yummy local produce! This Thursday at CitySeed's Fair Haven Farmers' Market, community member Ruziye Yeroz will teach us how to pickle and can farm fresh cucumbers…

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Added by Emma Mendelsohn on August 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

TELLING YOUR PROGRAM’S STORY

TELLING YOUR PROGRAM’S STORY

http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/library/pdf/success_story_workbook.pdf

"The purpose of this workbook is to help public health program administrators understand what a “success story” is, why it is important to tell success stories, and how to develop success stories. This document is intended to be used by program…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 8, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Prime New Haven Space Available: non-profits preferred!!

Spaced Out? 

 

Need to Move? Need to Expand?

Need Easy on-off Highway Access?

Parking a problem?

 

We have significant space available now and more after the first of the year (potentially up to 17,000 sf total - flexible). 

 

Located at 95 Hamilton Street in New Haven, the former Easter Seals Building.

 

For further details, call Richard Everett at (203) 506-9708.  



I'd love to see it filled with not-for-profits, especially Youth… Continue

Added by Todd Foster on July 26, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Three Full Scholarships Available - Executive Director Summer Retreat

Three Full Scholarships Available

Due to multiple philanthropic support, (three) full scholarships are remaining for next week’s Facing Change Executive Director Summer Retreat for Greater New Haven area nonprofits. If you are an Executive Director of a Greater New Haven nonprofit and would like to apply for the scholarship please contact Linda Friedman at linda.friedman@uconn.edu or…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fair Haven Farmers' Market: Become a Friend of the Market!

The Fair Haven Farmers' Market runs every Thursday, 3pm - 7pm, in the Quinnipiac River Park, on the corner of Grand Avenue and Front Street.  



You can now show your support for CitySeed Farmers' Markets by becoming a Friend of the Market! We are in our second season of the Friends of the Market program at the Edgewood Park, and we are now excited to expand it to Fair Haven and the…

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Added by Emma Mendelsohn on July 25, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

350.org Internships in CT

350.org, a grassroots global movement working to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis, is announcing two internships available to residents of Connecticut.  Interns will spend 10-20hrs/week August through September organizing in CT for Moving Planet (moving-planet.org), a global day of action to move beyond fossil fuels on 9/24/11, in order to gain hands-on experience and training in movement building and organizing/activism.  Candidates must be focused, reliable, good… Continue

Added by Justin Haaheim on July 20, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments

New Life Corporation - Employment Opportunities

New Life Corporation is a small 501(c)(3) organization based in New Haven Connecticut. Its mission is to improve the economic security of low and moderate-income families living in Greater New Haven through a combination of financial education and asset-building services. We currently have two opportunities for the Greater New Haven area, that being of a Financial Services Program Manager and a staff Grant Writer to work with our development team.

 

Please see the links below…

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Added by Christopher Cornell on July 14, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

CT Material trader - office furniture, computers and other items


Click here to find office furniture, computers and other items. This is a FREE online resource created to help organizations in Connecticut find, sell, trade or give away useful used or surplus materials.

Added by Lee Cruz on July 12, 2011 at 11:01am — 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

$15 Million from Wells Fargo Will Ramp up LISC-Kiva Support for Vulnerable Small Businesses

Wells Fargo is granting $15 million to LISC to support small businesses reeling in the wake of the economic fallout from Covid. LISC will use the funds in a partnership with Kiva, the crowd-funding social impact platform, to get grants and low-cost loans to more than 2,800 entrepreneurs in urban and rural markets nationwide. The capital will be targeted at preventing further loss in revenue, sustaining employment and averting vacancies among vulnerable small business owners.

Can Bold Federal Action Head Off a Covid-19 Housing Disaster?

The United States has never seen the scale of potential housing displacement that families are facing right now. The country needs an immediate, unprecedented federal housing relief plan—with rental assistance, foreclosure protection and housing aid to state/local governments—to keep families in their homes and protect communities from deep and lasting economic scars.

Financial Opportunity Centers: Flexibility in the Face of a Pandemic

The people who run LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers across the country are a class of essential workers who have had to think creatively and act quickly to help clients who are among those hardest hit by the brutal economic fallout of Covid-19. This is how they’ve adapted to make sure their services are reaching those who need them.

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