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Featured Blog Posts – March 2017 Archive (11)

Buy your tickets or table now! Family CT Annual Spring Cocktail Party & Auction

Join us at Family Centered Services of CT annual Spring Cocktail Party & Auction on Thursday May 4, 2017 at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven, CT. Music by Caribbean Vibe and Guest Auctioneer: Eric Hummel., Featuring fantastic auction items:  a weekend in Mystic, NYC, cruise on Long Island Sound, a day of papering plus much more!

This upcoming year we will be celebrating a milestone, our 40th anniversary.  Family CT has been a leader in providing free home-based…

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on March 28, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments

Mary Wade Earns 5 Star Rating Designation by Government Agency Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Mary Wade has maintained its 5 Star Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) which is the Federal Agency that provides Medicare and Medicaid Services and additionally performs annual inspection visits to the Nation's 15,600 nursing homes.  Mary Wade is the only nursing home in New Haven with a 5 Star Rating from the Federal and State Government.

Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Reviewing health inspection…

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Added by David V. Hunter on March 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

CitySeed Job Openings!

CitySeed is hiring! 

CitySeed has position openings for a Kitchen Program Manager & Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager! You can see the descriptions in the attached or on our website: …
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Added by Beth Hutton on March 14, 2017 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Junta for Progressive Action, Inc. Statement on the Executive Order of March 6, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

CONTACT: 

Sandra Trevino, Executive Director

(203) 787.0191 or Sandra.trevino@juntainc.org

 

 

                      

Junta for Progressive Action, Inc. Statement on the Executive Order of March 6, 2017:

We reject the new ban on Muslim migrants and refugees and pledge to fight it.

 

Junta…

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Added by Sandra Trevino on March 9, 2017 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Receiving Chamber's 2017 Heritage Award

Mary Wade Home is grateful to be the 2017 Recipient of the Corporate Heritage Award presented by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce which will be presented at the Chamber's 223rd Annual Meeting on April 13 at the Omni New Haven Hotel.



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Added by David V. Hunter on March 9, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Leaders of Today

At the heart of Citywide Youth Coalition’s mission is creating opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and be engaged in their schools, neighborhoods and communities. Now more than four-decades old, the youth organization supports and runs programs based on the Positive Youth Development model of adolescent behavior. The model…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 9, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

CitySeed is hiring!

Hello!

CitySeed has a position opening for an Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager! You can see the listing here as well as in the attached PDF.
 
Please post and share widely with your networks!!
 
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Added by Beth Hutton on March 8, 2017 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Parent shares her thoughts about the stigma surrounding mental illness and how Fellowship Place helps families

Inok Magliaro's son receives multiple services at Fellowship Place.

Her letter Afraid of the Elephant in the Room.

When it comes to a physical illness, we show sympathy and open our hearts to help friends, relatives, and even strangers on occasion. Mental illness, while not manifesting itself physically like many other diseases, is still stigmatized. If you describe mental illness scientifically, it is the illness of the part of brain which is not functioning…

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Added by Melissa Holroyd on March 3, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Taking "A Closer Look" at Youth & Children

During the month of March, our focus is on Children and Youth; in particular, organizations that provide services for positive youth development. These nonprofits (below) are highlighted as part of our series "A Closer Look," which runs through September 2017.

Learn more about the other nonprofits on…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 2, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

YHC Seeking Humanist Executive Director

"An emerging kind of nonbeliever is less excited about insulting organized religion and more excited about borrowing parts of it: coping mechanisms,…
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Added by Yale Humanist Community, Inc. on March 1, 2017 at 3:30pm — 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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

American Banker Reports on LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund

A recent article in American Banker describes the why and how of LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund - a means to direct private capital to Black banks, CDFIs and other minority businesses. The $50 million from Netflix and Costco seeding the fund, with more in the pipeline, is a signal of a widespread “social-consciousness awakening that [the wealth gap] is a problem and its sources are systemic racism,” explains George Ashton, LISC EVP and the fund’s manager, in the story.

LISC, with Top Housing Groups, Calls for Emergency Rental Relief

In a statement issued today, LISC joins with Enterprise, National Housing Trust, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, Housing Partnership Network, Housing Assistance Council and Leading Age to urge federal action on rental assistance that will protect residents and affordable housing providers affected by the pandemic. “Relief is overdue,” the groups warn, “and we can’t afford to wait any longer.”

A Pledge to Keep Small Businesses Open for Business

A $15 million donation from Wells Fargo, part of their Open for Business Fund, will help LISC match flexible Kiva crowdfunded loans for entrepreneurs of color across the U.S. Our pre-Covid collaboration with Wells and Kiva in Puerto Rico and other disinvested places has proven the transformative benefits for individuals, families and regional economies when small businesses get fast access to capital in a crisis.

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