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Featured Blog Posts – March 2019 Archive (17)

Interim Development Officer and Part-time Grant Impact Manager

The New Haven Free Public Library has two part-time job postings available on Idealist.org  

  1. The NHFPL Foundation seeks a part-time interim Development Officer during the 12-week leave of the incumbent.  This position extends from April 15 - July 15 for about 12 hours a week to carry out the continuing Board and donor relations work of the Foundation.  Knowledge of Donor Perfect, preferred. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.  Offers competitive…
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Added by Martha Brogan on March 25, 2019 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Teaching Students How to Deal With Stress

Strategies to help upper elementary and middle school kids who have experienced trauma understand and control their emotions.

Source - Edutopia: https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-students-how-deal-stress

Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

Why “Defy”? Why “The Lie”?

Some people ask me why CHN keeps insisting that in order to heal, we, as people of African ancestry, must Defy the Lie of Black Inferiority and Embrace the Truth of Black Humanity.  

“Can’t you find some softer language?” they ask.

Sure, we could. But...

Source -  Community healing Network Blog:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:22am — No Comments

HOW DOES MUSIC AFFECT YOUR BRAIN? EVERY IMAGINABLE WAY

WAKING UP. WORKING out. Riding the bus. Music is an ever-present companion for many of us, and its impact is undeniable. You know music makes you move and triggers emotional responses, but how and why? What changes when you play music, rather than simply listen? In the latest episode of Tech Effects, we tried to find out. Our first stop was USC's Brain & Creativity Institute, where I headed into the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

Unpacking the Power of Privileged Neighborhoods

A new study shows that growing up in an affluent community brings “compounding privileges” and higher educational attainment—especially for white residents.,,

City Lab: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2019 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Dear White Teachers: You Can't Love Your Black Students If You Don't Know Them

OPINION
Dear White Teachers: You Can't Love Your Black Students If You Don't Know Them
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments

Making Connections: 53 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link School Curriculum to the World of 2019

By Katherine Schulten

Over 2,000 students took…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in their well-organized files, boilerplate advance health directives. But when he was 79, my beloved and seemingly vigorous father came up from his basement study, put on the kettle for tea, and had a devastating stroke. For the next 6½ years, my mother and I watched, heartbroken and largely helpless, as he descended into dementia, near-blindness and misery.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart

When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today...

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Do you want to know why you can’t find a great development director?

Good development directors are precious.

It seems there is a great demand for good development directors. Turnover is a tremendous problem. In their study, UnderdevelopedCompassPointand the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund found “high levels of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2019 at 4:12pm — No Comments

A System Under Strain

The Basic Needs Safety Net in an Age of Inequality

What does philanthropy contribute to basic needs? Not as much as you might think. In the latest Community Foundation info brief, learn more about the safety net and the inspiring work being done by local nonprofits to deliver food, shelter, and other basic needs. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

100 Women Who Changed the World: the results

We asked you to vote for the women you believe have had the biggest impact on world history, from a shortlist of 100 figures selected by 10 experts. Find out who topped our poll below…\

Source: https://www.historyextra.com/100-women/100-women-results/

Added by Lee Cruz on March 10, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Love146 is Hiring Social Workers

For this who don't know us, Love146 is an international human rights organization based in New Haven working to end child trafficking and exploitation through trauma-informed survivor care and prevention education. We have current openings in our Survivor Care team. We will also be hiring additional social workers soon as we expand our capacity to address the sad fact that we currently have a waiting list of children in need of our services. The job description follows. For…

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Added by Joshua Mamis on March 7, 2019 at 11:45am — No Comments

Why Voters Haven’t Been Buying the Case for Building

Liam Dillon covers the politics of housing policy more closely and thoughtfully than almost any other journalist in the country and yet he was nearly dumbfounded by the results of a recent survey commissioned by his paper, the Los Angeles TimesThe Times and researchers from the University of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 6, 2019 at 9:48am — No Comments

NHR is Hiring 2019 Summer Interns!

Keep reading for more information, or visit our website: https://newhavenreads.org/about/jobs.

New Haven Reads Summer 2019 Intern Position

New Haven Reads provides free one-on-one tutoring for children who are struggling with reading. We also offer a free Kindergarten and Pre-K program, and special summer clubs. We serve over 500 students each week at four locations in New Haven. In addition,…

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Added by New Haven Reads on March 5, 2019 at 4:29pm — 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

Perspectives on Michigan Value-Based Purchasing & Pay for Success

In a new report, LISC's Pay for Success team and its partners built out the tools to address social determinants of health leveraging the innovative Pay for Success model. Their research included interviews with managed care organizations and two focus groups to collect participant reflections on their personal experiences. Due to timing, the focus group data was not incorporated into the original report. Below, the PFS team walks through the additional perspectives that were gained from our partner, CHRT's, focus group research. 

Innovation in Child Welfare Through Pay for Success

LISC’s Pay for Success team shares an update on Safe Families for Children and our new report that covers the barriers and opportunities for innovation within the child welfare system. Below, the team provides insight into two new key opportunities that have presented themselves since the completion of the report.  

Making a City Yours: The Story of Milwaukee’s ACRE Program

In 2004, Mark Eppli noticed a problem. The Marquette University professor became acutely aware of the critically low rates of people of color working in commercial real estate development in Milwaukee. Not one to walk away from a problem, he set off to find a solution with the help of Milwaukee’s community leaders, politicians and local organizations. What he built became the Associates in Commercial Real Estate, or ACRE, a program that has become a mainstay in the city. LISC’s Tope Folarin shares the story of how ACRE got started, the impact it has had in the city, and the inspiring graduates who help keep it moving forward.

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