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March 2023 Blog Posts (9)

NYT Magazine: Remembered Young Lives Lost to Guns

The Lives They Lived, an annual New York Times Magazine feature, is devoted this year to the stories of 12 children killed by gun violence.

Added by Lee Cruz on March 29, 2023 at 11:28am — No Comments

Implementing shared equity: Ideas for community developers

Alexandra Miller, consultant  01/23/2023

NeighborWorks America's Shared Equity Initiative offers resources and insights for community-based organizations working to implement shared equity on the ground. NeighborWorks is dedicated to a people-based, place-based and asset-based…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 27, 2023 at 9:39am — No Comments

Meet the New Haven startup that wants to digest your plastic

Tucked into an unassuming brick building in East Rock, a New Haven startup is fighting to replace the global recycling systemProtein Evolution, founded in 2021, has been quietly developing a…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 24, 2023 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Looking for Innovative and Creative High School Students!

The Milton Fisher Scholarship Committee is looking for students who are creative problem solvers.  Do you know a high school student who has found a distinctive solution to a problem faced by his/her family, school, community, or the world?  Who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way?  Encourage them to apply to the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity!

This is a FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP for up to $20,000 (up…


Added by Jorie Cogguillo on March 16, 2023 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Job opportunity! New Haven Early Childhood Council Director

Position Summary:  The New Haven Early Childhood Council (Council) is a citywide group of community members committed to ensuring that all New Haven children from birth to age eight have the opportunities, supports, and experiences they need to reach their full potential.  The Council includes parents, educators, government officials, health and social service agencies and other representatives from the community invested in the well-being of young children. 



Added by Kathleen Crisafi on March 15, 2023 at 10:33am — No Comments

Part-Time Museum Educator Opportunity

Good Afternoon!
We are expanding our team of part-time educators at the Eli Whitney Museum and I wanted to share this opportunity with you and your networks! We are grateful to live in a vibrant community with invested educators, artists, makers and more. The position description is below. Please share with those who love working with children, hands-on learning, and exploring all STEAM…

Added by Madelyn Ardito on March 14, 2023 at 3:45pm — No Comments

DataHaven’s Community Wellbeing Index Highlights Connecticut’s Challenges and Opportunities

DataHaven, Fairfield County, Greater Hartford and Greater New Haven Community Foundations Release Landmark Reports on Connecticut’s quality of life, public health, economic development, and civic vitality.

In Connecticut and throughout the country, Black and Latino residents, as well as other communities of color, face…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2023 at 10:49am — No Comments

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Fund for Women & Girls Funding Opportunity - Apply by April 3!

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Fund for Women and Girls has once again released its Pathways to Economic Security Grants. The focus of this funding is for nonprofit organizations serving women and organizations that support women entrepreneurs and business owners. Grants will range from $1,500 to $20,000. Apply by Monday, April 3, 2023. Please share with your networks! …


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on March 8, 2023 at 1:27pm — No Comments

NEEDED! Assistant Head of Programs

The Assistant Head of Programs will play a critical role at Friends Center for Children and as our organization continues to grow. The Assistant Head of Programs is responsible for overseeing major program functions within the organization, including but not limited to daily program operation, recruitment, orientation, career development, benefits management, succession planning, and compensation. They will partner with our executive team in the development and implementation of policies and… Continue

Added by Aundrea Tabbs-Smith on March 7, 2023 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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Out of concern for the welfare of our community and staff, The Community Foundation office at 70 Audubon is closed to visitors until further notice; Foundation staff are available by phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to conduct business. For up-to-date information about The Foundation’s response to COVID-19, please visit: To contact a staff member, view our staff directory.

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Where Do Workers Living on Low Incomes Stand in the Post-Pandemic Economy?

An article in Politico looks at the gains and losses—actual and potential—for lower-wage workers in the current economic climate. Katrin Kark, LISC’s director of workforce innovations, who is quoted in the piece, cautions that increased wages don’t suffice to stabilize finances or create economic mobility across the board. “Higher entry wages alone aren’t enough to close…opportunity gaps,” she says.

CDFIs + Impact Investors: New Capital Markets Analysis Highlights Opportunities and Impact

LISC and Enterprise Community Partners have released a joint white paper that catalogs how CDFIs have engaged with the capital markets in recent years. In an accompanying blog, the authors explain why this data is so critical, as economic pressure affects the availability and cost of capital for high-impact community development efforts. "The goal is to help impact investors identify how and where they might put their capital to work and what expectations they should have for performance,” they write.

Foot Locker Foundation Announces $4.5 Million for Community Grants through LISC

Foot Locker Foundation continues its collaboration with LISC to promote youth empowerment through mentoring, career development, and health and wellness activities—all while supporting community-based organizations with diverse leadership. A new $4.5 million commitment will support three annual grant application rounds. Proposals for the first round are due by August 30, 2023.

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