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The state might not provide a grant to community nonprofits this year. The effects would be painful.

For the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2019 at 2:58pm — No Comments

The Man With the $13 Billion Checkbook

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2019 at 2:53pm — No Comments

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Manager

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 marketing and communications talents as a force for good in our community? Are you the type of person who speaks up…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on July 16, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Job Opening: Seasonal Campaign Executive (2019)

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United Way of Greater New Haven seeks enthusiastic candidates interested in gaining experience in fundraising and community engagement with a top non-profit brand.  The Campaign Executive will be a member of the Resource Development Team which is responsible for partnering with local companies to raise nearly $2.5 million dollars through the annual fall United Way campaign.  You will gain valuable skills, contacts, community knowledge, and be a part…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on July 11, 2019 at 9:49am — No Comments

Change Agents: Kaywin Feldman and Bryan Stevenson on Embracing Empathy and Confronting American Racism in Museums -ARTnews

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Kaywin Feldman is director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. When she assumed her post this spring, as the first woman to lead the institution, she followed a nearly three-decade stint by Earl “Rusty” Powell III as the leader of a museum established in 1937 with a donation by financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 4, 2019 at 9:47am — No Comments

10 Important Black Women in U.S. History

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 4, 2019 at 9:41am — No Comments

Reflection on the Birth of a Nation

It is not in the cloud anywhere so the poem is elusive at the moment. It was a bit of a study of Thomas Paine and my questioning of 'What America Means to Me"? The answer I recall as "It is both sides of the coin - that I come to make - that makes America Great. "

Now I am not sure how I would define both sides. Instead, I share an image and the phrase currently on my heart.…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on July 3, 2019 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Why Is Preschool Important? Debunking the Myths

Now that we’re parents ourselves, the tables have turned. We’re faced with myriad of decisions about where to send our kids to school, which play dates to organize, where we should spend extra money in the store’s organic section or what to do when our little one is bullied. Why do our childhoods seem like the ancient past, and how did our parents survive this constant decision-making process without completely sabotaging our development?

Parents have important choices to make…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 27, 2019 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Message to LGBTQ+ and the Latinx Community: Keep Communicating

The Progreso Latino Fund recently convened a group at Gateway Community College to explore the intersection of the LGBTQ and Latinx communities. Gateway’s Student Government President, Monica Maldonado co-hosted the event. 

Maldonado and three other panelists shared their…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Community Fund for Women & Girls Advances Gender Equity with $130,000 in Grants

LGBTQIA+ Organization Latest to Join Slate of Nonprofit Partners

New Haven, Conn. (June 26, 2019) – At The Community Fund for Women & Girls’ annual meeting, newly appointed Chair Karen Peart announced grant awards totaling $130,000 to 12 nonprofit partner organizations working to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 12:06pm — No Comments

A History of the American Public Library

A visual exploration of how a critical piece of social infrastructure came to be.

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2019 at 2:11pm — No Comments

When will a white man say what Ta-Nehisi Coates said?

How can it be that, in 2019, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates was forced to give testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee that sounded like it could have been given in front of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction in 1866? How is it that, more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War, a black man…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2019 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Leading the Charge for Paid Family Leave

The United States, unlike the rest of the industrialized world, does not guarantee workers paid time off to care for newborns. For many families, the resulting loss of income forces them take on debt and turn to public assistance. The lack of paid leave is also a major contributor to the wage and wealth gap between men and women.

That situation…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 20, 2019 at 10:31am — No Comments

Job Opening: Vice President of Community Impact

Diversity Matters at United Way

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 committed to creating meaningful change in greater New Haven? Do you enjoy leading and developing teams, both internal and external, to design and implement effective solutions for community…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on June 18, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 14, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

The Valley Community Foundation Awards Grant Funds to Support Local Programs

 

DERBY, CT (June 13, 2019) - The Valley Community Foundation has awarded a total of $17,275 in its Community Grants Program to eight community groups serving the Valley. These grants will support youth, seniors, historical endeavors, and wellness initiatives in the region. 

 

“With more than $17,000 in grant…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 13, 2019 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Employment Opportunities - The Children's Center of Hamden

We currently have multiple employment opportunities available. For more information please visit our website at www.tccoh.org

The Children's Center of Hamden is a private nonprofit organization providing services to children who suffer from one or more of a variety of problems; psychological and social problems; physical and/or sexual abuse; learning disabilities; substance abuse and family trauma.

Added by Human Resources on June 12, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Haven Reads is hiring an Outreach Director!

NHR is hiring an Outreach Director to manage all of our volunteer programs! Read the full job description and learn how to apply below.

Outreach Director Job Description

Location: 45 Bristol St, New Haven CT

Exempt – Full time…

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Added by New Haven Reads on June 11, 2019 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Positions Available at Catholic Charities Gr. New Haven sites

Catholic Charities is seeking both full and part time case managers and behavioral health clinicians at our New Haven, Milford and Ansonia Family Service Centers to work with adult and child victims of crime in our Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded programs.

It is preferred that candidates for the case management position have an associates or bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or related field.…

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Added by Lisa on June 10, 2019 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Volunteering Is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health

There are horse barns in New York City. A lot of people don't realize this, but I'm lucky enough to have uncovered this secret through volunteering at a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities. A couple of Sundays a month, I get up early, drink my coffee on the train to Forest Hills, and spend a few hours helping kids with their riding lessons...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2019 at 2:34pm — 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 Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

Walking the Talk of Racial Equity

LISC Phoenix’s Dominic Braham is a 2019 PLACES fellow with the Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (alongside LISC NYC's Grace Chung). When the fellowship brought him to Newark, NJ for a site visit, it sparked a realization: Braham saw that he had to think critically about pushing for racial equity from both an individual and an institutional perspective. In a blog for the Funder’s Network, he shares the toolbox he’s been assembling to challenge the status quo in community development leadership, and to convert conversations about change into action.

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