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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…


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…


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: …

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



Sandra Trevino, Executive Director

(203) 787.0191 or




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.




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…


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…


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

CitySeed is hiring!


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!!

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…


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…


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,…

Added by Yale Humanist Community, Inc. on March 1, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

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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