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March 2013 Blog Posts (11)

CHEFA Grants Available; Deadline for Statement of Interest 3/29

Attention food, shelter and healthcare providers!

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) has established the FY 2013 Nonprofit Grant Program to provide nonprofits with financial support for basic human needs programs…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 25, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Rotary & Other civic clubs have Annual Clean-up Day at Camp Cedarcrest

The Rotary Club of New Haven and other city civic organizations are having their annual clean-up day event, Saturday, April 6th starting at 8 AM and you are invited to assist in this community event.…

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Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on March 24, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

New Haven Chorale Looking for Business Manager

Chorale%20Business%20Manager.docxThe New Haven Chorale has an opening for a part time Business Manager. The job is one with flexible hours, working from one’s own home office. It requires good interpersonal skills along with proficiency in Microsoft Office I Word, Excel and Access), and, ideally, some knowledge…

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Added by Jackie Downing on March 18, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments

Come Hear About Potential Funding Available for Your Organization under the Affordable Care Act

The Office of the Health Care Advocate, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the United Way of Greater New Haven invite you to a special session on March 19 about opportunities for your organization and the people you serve under the Affordable Care Act.

More people will be eligible for insurance as of January 1. Nonprofits, small businesses, faith organizations and others will be able to apply for funding to support the training of a staff member to help members…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Character Education Boosts Academic Achievement - We NEED Booth

CHARACTER EDUCATION BOOSTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT – WE NEED BOTH



As students, those of us over the age of 50 were taught to respect ourselves, our teachers, our elders and our community.  Today, in many schools and communities, respect of any kind seems to have largely fallen by the wayside.  In such schools and community children who are overtly respectful are often teased by others and called ugly names.  According to the article in Deseret News, listed…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 15, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Attention Nonprofits: Responsive Grant Applications Due in Two Weeks

The Responsive Grants process is intended to be a source of flexible funding and is open to all requests from nonprofits serving the 20-town region of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for projects and organizational support that meet the eligibility criteria. Grants awarded in this category range from over $5,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on available funds and terms of grant. Any nonprofit that creates positive sustainable impact in the areas of:…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 15, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

Multiple Scholarship Opportunities Available from Foundation Funds

Applications for scholarships from funds at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are now being accepted. Eligibility criteria and deadline dates vary; details are available at www.cfgnh.org/scholarships or by contacting Denise Canning, Grants Manager, at 203-777-7076 or dcanning@cfgnh.org. Please help us spread the word!

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 15, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments

Project Longevity Divides Mayoral Hopefuls - from the New Haven Independent

Thanks to the NHI. This should be a very interesting year. Based on the comments posted we hope there will be real civic engagement involving a broad cross-section of people; this is the only way "real democracy" will work. The forums need to be held at times that are more convenient to working people, and they need to be promoted more so people can plan their time. Participatory Government - Real Civic…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 14, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Female Math and Science Teachers Encourage Girls to Pursue Careers in the Sciences

OneWorld Honors Female Math & Science Teachers for Women’s History Month.  Below are links to Parts 1 & 2 OneWorld Progressive Institute's series of interviews with Female Math & Science Teachers from Hamden, New Haven and West Haven.  In these interviews teachers encourage girls to take Math and Science courses in school and pursue careers in these fields. In this the 21st Century, we need more women in Math and Science.  Please share…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 4, 2013 at 6:36pm — No Comments

*New Haven Academy Senior Hosting Human Trafficking Conference Sat 3/9 11-5 PM @ Dwight Hall Yale*

NEW HAVEN --- New Haven Academy Senior Jo’Anna Sutton is working with new education initiative, The Future Project, to turn her dreams into reality. She dreams of a world in which women are respected for every aspect of their womanhood. To create this world, Jo’Anna is hosting “We are W.O.M.E.N.”, a full-day conference raising awareness about sex trafficking and launching a movement to end it on March 9th at Dwight Hall at Yale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It will feature Love146, a…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on March 3, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – LEARN MORE

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – OneWorld Progressive Institute provides information  and invites you to read this blog and watch the videos linked below to learn more.  Be good to yourself; you are irreplaceable.

As we age one of the areas of our bodies we need to pay close attention to is the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract.  It starts at the mouth and ends at the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 1, 2013 at 1:21am — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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

Maurice Jones on... (Episode #6)

In this episode Maurice discusses opportunities to narrow the life-expectancy gap that exist in communities all across the country. Engaging with new and existing partners, expanding initiatives designed to address social-determinants of health and the aspiration to expand LISC’s focus on health overall are just a few of the points Maurice speaks to in this interesting and timely discussion.

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

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