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Featured Blog Posts – March 2018 Archive (10)

Voter Engagement for Nonprofits



Nonpartisanship does not mean nonparticipation



Nonprofit organizations have daily contact with large numbers of potential voters, many of whom are underrepresented in the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 29, 2018 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Positive Lessons Ripple Through Farnam Community

New Haven’s Farnam Center (formerly the Farnam Neighborhood House) not only gives kids a safe place to play basketball and ping pong, create art or get help on their homework. It also helps them learn how to resolve conflicts.

Long known for its recreational and arts offerings, Farnam recently partnered with the nonprofit Rain of…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 29, 2018 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Part-Time Social Media Coordinator sought by non-profit media company

URU The Right To Be, Inc.

seeks

PART-TIME SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Position Summary:

URU The Right to Be, Inc., an expanding nonprofit education through the arts production company based in New Haven, Connecticut, seeks a qualified candidate for a Part-Time Social…

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Added by URU The Right To Be, Inc. on March 27, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The new MindMap website is live

Check it out!



The new MindMap website is easy to read and user-friendly. Simple navigation lets you make a referral, get more information about psychosis, and help a friend or family member right from the homepage.



We’ve also made improvements to…

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Added by Glen McDermott on March 22, 2018 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Ten new ways to succeed in The Great Give®

1. Training Videos, Workshops, Office Hours: We’re here to help you perfect your profile and set your strategy! Learn more and register for the morning webinar, in-person office hours and/or…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 22, 2018 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Pick up the phone for the Annual Wellbeing Survey

Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to "Pick Up the Phone!" to Support the Largest-Ever Survey on Neighborhood-Level Quality of Life, Health, and Happiness. A project of Datahaven and over 75 partner foundations, hospitals, and local agencies, the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 22, 2018 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Mark Your Calendar!

Get your donations ready for The Great Give® 2018!  

The 36-hour online giving event to support Greater New Haven nonprofits is set to run from 8 a.m. on May 1 through 8 p.m. on May 2, 2018.

Nonprofits with profiles on …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 8, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms Seeks Youth Environmental Education Assistant

ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:  

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-­related chronic…

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Added by New Haven Farms on March 8, 2018 at 10:57am — No Comments

I Choose Daily

--- Who From Wallingford will choose to join? 

Blog post on WPAA.TV website:

http://wpaa.tv/i-choose-daily/

Added by Susan Huizenga on March 4, 2018 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

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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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The Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

Walking the Talk of Racial Equity

LISC Phoenix’s Dominic Braham is a 2019 PLACES fellow with the Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (alongside LISC NYC's Grace Chung). When the fellowship brought him to Newark, NJ for a site visit, it sparked a realization: Braham saw that he had to think critically about pushing for racial equity from both an individual and an institutional perspective. In a blog for the Funder’s Network, he shares the toolbox he’s been assembling to challenge the status quo in community development leadership, and to convert conversations about change into action.

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