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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…


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…


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. …


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…


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…


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

Development Officer


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.



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.…


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!…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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 (, a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Operations and Finance Director.  IRIS…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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. …


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.…


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

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

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