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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…

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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…

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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!!
 
Thank…
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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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The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

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.

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

UVA’s Fairchild Named to LISC Board

LISC has elected Dr. Gregory Fairchild, one of the country’s leading academics on economic development, to its board of directors. The University of Virginia business professor has, for decades, focused his research on the underpinnings of wealth-building in communities and the ways that social enterprises and entrepreneurship can drive economic opportunity.

The Time is Now, to Build an Inclusive Economy

Over the next ten years, LISC will direct 50 percent of our annual investments to fuel inclusive economic development in underinvested communities across America. That means preparing people to take on high quality, well-paying jobs. And it means ramping up our work to help small businesses succeed and transforming vibrant commercial and industrial districts. “We have no doubt that this kind of progress is good for residents, good for communities and good for the country,’ says Maurice A. Jones, LISC CEO.

All Economic Development, All the Time

Bill Taft, the longtime executive director of LISC Indianapolis, has been named senior vice president of economic development for LISC and will be spearheading our work to grow enterprises and create jobs in the places that need them. In the following Q&A, he talks strategy, practice and what it takes to build inclusive local economies in real life.

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