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March 2015 Blog Posts (27)

Walking Another Walk

Greetings to All,

Usually I speak to the fact Grove Street Cemetery is starting to bud with the idea of Spring and come in an just enjoy a "walk-about" whenever.

But now I would like to endorse another walk - The Connecticut Autism Walk. It is a wonderful walk to assist in the curing of this disease. This year the walk will be on May…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on March 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

2015 NHPS Teacher Recruitment Fair - March 26, 1:00- 5:00PM

Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 25, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Bench Investigated Cops and NHPD Chief Esserman Says Sorry

A great deal has been going on in New Haven in the past several days. As usual, the New Haven Independent has captured much of it in words, pictures and videos.

Mayor Toni Harp stepped into the NHPD situation and says: Cops being investigated should be benched until the investigation is completed.  This is par for the course; why didn’t it happen in this case? The images and the article in the New Haven Independent…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 25, 2015 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery

Ovarian Cancer Awareness, Information and Action Save Lives. Angelina Jolie Pitt has written an enlightening article; it is more potent because it is about her own life and experience. It has a great deal to do with family history and the role of genetics in certain types of cancers. It emphasizes the importance of awareness, education and vigilance; and the importance of being knowledgeable and using your knowledge proactively. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 25, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

Elm City Montessori School Executive Director

Elm City Montessori School (ECMS) is New Haven’s first public Montessori school designed to serve students ages 3- 13.  The school opened in the fall of 2014 as Connecticut’s only local charter school.

We seek a visionary Executive Director committed to Montessori as a vehicle for social justice to work with…

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Added by Mira C Debs on March 24, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Stages of Development

Nonprofit boards go through a number of stages to reach maturity.  

I have framed these stages to be akin to human developmental stages: infancy, juvenile, adolescence and maturity.  My study suggests that boards in their infancy and early juvenile stages tend to pay more attention to operations and management (often being operations and management) and when past this, begin…

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Added by Mike Burns on March 23, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Development Officer

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This Development Officer builds and stewards relationships with high net-worth donors and prospects, as well as manage employee giving campaigns primarily in the higher education and legal industry communities in the greater New Haven area. This position also represents United Way at corporate and community functions and recruits volunteers to provide support for initiatives specific to the higher education and legal industry communities.

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Added by Kathleen Crisafi on March 23, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Break The Silence Against Domestic Violence (2nd In Series)

More than 300,000 women and girls are raped, assaulted and abused in USA annually.

This number does not include those who are emotionally, psychologically and verbally abused daily. It does not include those who are coerced, intimidated, financially deprived and isolated from family.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 20, 2015 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Creating Urban Oases for People & Wildlife - Proposals Due April 1!

In 2013, New Haven was designated one of the nation's first urban wildlife refuges. With support for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Audubon Connecticut, and many other funders and partners, New Haven has been creating oases for people and wildlife at locations across the city. Now, we are seeking two more sites for restoration efforts. Do you know a corner of our city that needs to be turned into an urban oasis? 

Click on the RFP below to learn more and apply!…

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Added by Joel Tolman on March 20, 2015 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Quinnipiac River Watershed Based Plan

The Quinnipiac River Watershed Based Plan identifies priority issues for the watershed and provides recommendations to address them. 

Although advances and upgrades in wastewater treatment have improved water quality over the past several decades, the water quality of much of the Quinnipiac River and its tributaries remains poor as a result of elevated levels of bacteria and impairments to aquatic…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

First, As An American, Serena Williams Rises Above Bigotry

In 2015, Serena Williams, First Rate Tennis Champion, and Proud African American, Rises Above the 2001 Fray of Venomous Bigotry, which was directed at her and her family, at the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament in California.

And in 2015, when so many areas in America are in racial turmoil, she returned to the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament. Just to be certain she would be safe, security guards were…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 15, 2015 at 1:13am — 1 Comment

10 Effective Strategies to END Domestic Violence

Violence Against Women Is a Chronic and Insidious Problem.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Recognize Warning Signs of Domestic Violence and How to PREVENT IT!

OneWorld has been working on this issue for years.  

We are pleased to see a Face Book post by…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 13, 2015 at 1:41am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Responsibility

   You may remember when as kids and something went bad (a dish broke, the dog got out, a fuse blew from a key put in an electric socket), your first response to the authorities, aka your parents, was to say "I don't understand how that happened" or "I didn't do it".

The board of the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of Bucks County (PA) has pretty much taken…

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Added by Mike Burns on March 12, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

IRIS is hiring a Operations and Finance Director

  IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

Job Opening

Operations and Finance Director

March 2015

 

IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org), a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Operations and Finance Director.  IRIS…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on March 10, 2015 at 6:04pm — No Comments

New Haven Seeks Linkages & Accountability from RFP Providers

City Seeks More From Homeless Providers by Paul Bass | Mar 9, 2015 12:57 pm.

 "The Harp administration put out an annual call for bidders to help house the homeless — with a caveat that they also help link people to jobs and health care. The call came in the form…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 9, 2015 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Spring 2015 Coming to Grove Street Cemetery

Greetings To All,

Well, Grove Street Cemetery has been truly asleep this past two months. But hopefully we will be seeing a wonderful…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on March 9, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

Still Waiting In Selma - For Equity And Equal Justice

Being Better off is Still Not Being Equal; that is what is happening in Selma in 2015. Imagine: "It took over 35 years to dislodge Joseph T. Smitherman, who was mayor of Selma on March 7, 1965, the day known as Bloody Sunday, when lawmen disrupted the first attempted Selma-to-Montgomery march, brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators."

"Some progress has been made in the justice system, though real…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 8, 2015 at 2:57am — No Comments

All Our Kin Seeks a New Haven Director

All Our Kin seeks a dynamic social entrepreneur to maximize the effectiveness and impact of its New Haven operations. This role requires exceptional leadership, management and critical thinking. Reporting directly to the leadership team, the Director of All Our Kin-New Haven leads a high-performing staff in transforming the quality and sustainability of early childhood education in New Haven and the region.

 

Key responsibilities include:



Management and…

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Added by Jessica Sager on March 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

All Our Kin Seeks a Quality Program Director

All Our Kin seeks a Full-Time Quality Program Director to begin immediately after hire.  The Quality Program Director will design and coordinate All Our Kin’s Quality Showcase Program, which aims to support quality enhancements in family child care programs.  The Quality Showcase Program will significantly enhance the quality of family child care in New Haven by providing training, technical support, quality enhancement funds, and tangible incentives for improvement. …

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Added by Jessica Sager on March 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Being FAIR To Women IS GOOD For Men Everywhere. YES!

How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom

IT’S easy to see how women benefit from equality — more leadership positions, better pay at work and more support at home. Men may fear that as women do better, they will do worse. But the surprising truth is that equality is good for men, too.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 6, 2015 at 12:40am — No Comments

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How Community Animators Work Around the World

Transcription of John and Peter's July 25th conversation with Cormac Russell on his work with communities, agencies, NGOs and governments using ABCD and other strengths-based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

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What the community animators at UK-based consulting and research organization Nurture Development have learned in the 21 years since its founding.

How Community Action Shapes Health

Deborah Puntenney has been a colleague of John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann at the Asset-Based Community Development Institute for 25 years. In this transcribed conversation, John and Peter talk with her about how her work focuses on engaging citizens to become effective co-producers of their own health and well-being.

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

A Market That Kindles Culture and Commerce

In St. Paul, MN, a summer celebration of arts and entrepreneurship, modeled on night markets in Asia, has galvanized commerce and culture along University Avenue. LISC's longtime partner, the Asian Economic Development Association, is leading the charge to revitalize the district, where Southeast Asian residents and businesspeople have incorporated a "a Minnesota twist."

How Arts and Culture Can Catalyze Rural Development

In an interview for Rural Voices, a publication of the Housing Assistance Council, Bob Reeder, Rural LISC's director for national programs, discusses the importance of inclusion, diversity and economic equity when bringing arts and culture into community development efforts. With those key ingredients, creative placemaking can be a winning proposition for rural revitalization.

What a Farmers Market Can Do

In honor of National Farmers Market Week (August 6 to 12), we’re recognizing the extraordinary markets that LISC has helped launch, grow and support, and how much good they bring to their communities.

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