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Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (5)

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

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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