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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 of Quickbooks.  They would like to bring this person on board in April. …

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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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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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What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia. Investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation, among other requisites of a healthy life, are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy, they argue. Now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charitable organizations to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality.

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