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Featured Blog Posts – March 2016 Archive (24)

New Haven CT- Cheryl Burack, Executive Director of Family Centered Services of CT has been selected to represent the CT Coalition for Child Development Education (CCCDE) at the 15th World Congress of…

New Haven CT- Cheryl Burack, Executive Director of Family Centered Services of CT has been selected to represent the CT Coalition for Child Development Education (CCCDE) at the 15th World Congress of the World Association for Mental Health in Prague, Czech Republic to be held May 29-June 2, 2016.   Burack will be giving a Poster Presentation and discussion on behalf of the group and co-authors, Robert Margolies, Ph.D. and Janet Pozmantier, M.S.W. 

 

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on March 31, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tickets Now Avaiable

Tickets are available now for the 11th Annual Spring Cocktail Party & Auction to benefit Family Centered Services of CT on May 5, 2015 at Amarante’s in New Haven, CT. 

Reverend Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets, nationally known for his research and work with victims of trauma will be speaking about leading and living “A Purpose Filled Life".

Doors open at 5:30 for the Auction Preview.  Tickets to this sell-out event are $75.00 per person.  Tables of 10 at…

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on March 31, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Annual Awards to Support the Health and Restoration of the Quinnipiac River

The Quinnipiac River is home to an array of aquatic plants and animals, as well as waterfowl like the white heron. Learn more about The Quinnipiac River at www.thequinnipiacriver.com

Grants Support Research into the Sources…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

ANNOUNCING THE GREAT GIVE® 2016 – MAY 3RD AND 4TH

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announces The Great Give® 2016, The Foundation’s seventh community-wide online giving event to raise funds for local nonprofits serving Greater New Haven. Over a 36-hour…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 29, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ballet Teaches More Than Dance

As a nonprofit, community based dance school, New Haven Ballet (NHB) offers classical ballet training to a many throughout the City of New Haven.

“We provide the highest caliber of classical…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 24, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Recruitment

Board member recruitment is never an easy task. But let's say your nonprofit is successful in identifying a candidate, is the criteria for selection singularly a set of skills, knowledge, expertise and lens that make the candidate the "right" fit? I would propose there to be one more element: passion for mission. And how to measure or determine passion? While action (lots of experience or knowledge about the mission is an indicator of passion, I pose that the candidate's understanding of the…

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Added by Mike Burns on March 23, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

Wake-up Call For Nonprofits

Less than a decade ago, before the dramatic and sadly increasing disparity between "the haves" and "the have-nots" (now an issue in the presidential campaign), luxury brands typically dispersed their giving to a wide range of nonprofits: culture, education, health and a range of social service organizations all doing good in many creative and altruistic ways. The luxury brands that gave, a generous percentage of their marketing budgets did little to promote (many thought “tout”) their good…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 21, 2016 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Request for Compassionate Hospice Volunteers

Are you a good listener who enjoys being with other people? Have you been looking for a way to have an impact on someone else’s life? If so, please consider becoming a volunteer for Regional Hospice and Home Care. 

Hospice Volunteers are needed in the New Haven area as Regional Hospice and Home Care expands its services becoming the exclusive hospice provider at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.…

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Added by Michelle Traub on March 18, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments

Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses

Naugatuck Valley Community College Nursing Class of 2016. Photo courtesy of CT League for Nursing.

There are a myriad of different options when choosing a nursing career and the Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) is ready and available to help individuals make informed decisions about their futures.

  

For over 10 years the CLN has published a guide to nursing education and professional development. That spiral bound document is now available online at…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 17, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund

The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is seeking an experienced nonprofit leader with a passion for human rights to lead this well respected and impactful organization. One of the oldest women's rights organizations in the country, CWEALF provides free legal education and advocacy services to women throughout Connecticut, advances equal rights policy issues through legislative advocacy, convenes and leads numerous statewide and national coalitions,…

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Added by Catherine Bradshaw on March 15, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Connecticut CALL-TO-ACTION Against GOP Threats & Disrespect

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION AGAINST The GOP'S

DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT: GOP SENATORS ACTING LIKE THUGS

• Donald Trump is not the only Republican espousing violence against those who oppose him.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 14, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty

"She was their landlord and she raised the rent," he said. "There's nothing illegal about that."   This is the attorney's response for his client facing federal prosecution for stealing or misappropriating federal dollars.  Not illegal?  Not a violation of the fiduciary duty of care (self-dealing and conflict of interest)?  I beg to strongly differ that, the list of harm the accused has done against her health…

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Added by Mike Burns on March 11, 2016 at 11:34am — No Comments

How To Bridge The Parent-Teacher Gap - New Haven Independent

By | Mar 9, 2016 3:59 pm

The article linked below is posted in the New Haven Independent. It's difficult to capture in a relatively short article all that is said during more than two hours of intense conversation. We hope that when the 1-hr program airs on television viewers will get a better understanding of exactly what the educators are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Challenge To THINK Critically - Draw Personal Conclusions

This post is for anyone interested in understanding what is happening in America in 2016.  If you are a student, a local politician, a social worker, and educator,  and particularly if you are interested in understanding what has happened and is happening to black people in the media, particularly at MSNBC, YOU ARE INVITED TO READ THIS BLOG in its entirety.  It's by Columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and It's titled:…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 11, 2016 at 1:59am — No Comments

SERVING THE HOMEBOUND COMMUNITY

FISH warehouse
Photo courtesy of FISH of Greater New Haven Inc.

Volunteers for FISH of Greater New Haven Inc. deliver free bags of food to more than 1,100 homebound individuals in New Haven and surrounding areas every month. This includes 350 families, 75% of which include elderly and children.

“We deliver to people who are homebound or going through some type of hardship,” says FISH…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 10, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

Area Nonprofits Invited to Participate in 36-Hour Online Giving Campaign; Registration required by April 1, 2016

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to area nonprofits, invites local nonprofits to participate in The Great Give®…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 9, 2016 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Home Honors First President on Happy Women's Day

Mrs. Joseph Sheffield, in the picture, was the first President of the all women Board of Managers of the Home For the Friendless, now known as Mary Wade Home. The Home began in 1866, following the Civil War, when a group of ladies representing the Churches of New Haven, were inspired to begin a program to…

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Added by David V. Hunter on March 8, 2016 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Non Profit Board vs. Exec.

I think it's quite common for many folks to assume that it's the Exec or CEO at a nonprofit who calls the shots. But what happens when the board, a nonprofit's legal owner, calls the shots?

In the case of the Clearwater, Pete Seeger's nonprofit environmental organization, the CEO stepped down citing his own disagreement with the direction the board had decided to take. The board decided that renovating their ship, the source of mission, was more critical than spending money on their…

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Added by Mike Burns on March 4, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

Long Journeys - Long Stories

Greeetings to All,

Long journeys - long stories briefly describes the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven. In light of this description, the Society is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of its birth in 1976. This Society has accumulated vast amounts of…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on March 3, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Job opportunity: Dir. of Development, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

Director of Development

Be part of the largest environmental nonprofit based in Connecticut, and help protect the land, air and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound.

Connecticut Fund for the Environment, including its bi-state Save the Sound program, is seeking an experienced, results-focused Director of Development who demonstrates a sincere passion and ability for connecting with people and…

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Added by Lois Greene on March 3, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space, and policymaking fields....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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