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April 2011 Blog Posts (7)

You can increase your nonprofit organization's visibility in 2011 by creating a profile on giveGreater.org...

giveGreater.org is an online database of local nonprofit profiles that enables donors to learn about, connect with and give to nonprofits 24/7.

 

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Added by Stephanie Chung on April 22, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Haven Police seeking Resident Applicants for Resident Academy

Go behind the scenes of the NEW HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT - Apply today for the Citizens’ Police Academy.

 

The Citizens’ Academy is an 8 week course designed to enlighten residents about the New Haven Police Department. The Goal is to Bridge the information Gap between the Community and the Police Department.

 

Participants must be 18 yrs or older.

 

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Job oppening at CAHS: Outreach Advocate, New Haven County

CAHS mission and vision: Works to end poverty and to equip and empower all families in Connecticut to build a secure future. We envision a Connecticut where all children and families thrive and, regardless of income, contribute to and share in Connecticut’s growth.  Low-income residents—working in collaboration with policy makers, business and labor leaders, the faith community and the general public—play a central role in developing policies and…

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Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on April 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Contacting State Officials & Legislators about Proposed Budget/Policy Changes?



Note: These talking points are important and timely however each organization must develop its own strategy for communicating with legislators and policy makers. Staff members should always check with the Executive Director (or equivalent staff leader) and the top staff person should in turn develop their strategy in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 8, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

IF YOUR CLIENTS DON’T HAVE DENTAL INSURANCE, THIS FREE CLINIC IS FOR THEM

With an estimated one in three Connecticut residents without dental insurance, two free clinics scheduled this year in Waterbury and Hartford may set records for treatment.

The fourth Connecticut Mission of Mercy clinic will be held Saturday and Sunday,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 4, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Sing for a Cause! Community choir singers needed for Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity

All ages, all talents of singers needed for a concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity on May 14th at North Haven High School.  Fun music, this is fifth year for this great concert featuring local talent.  3-4 rehearsals required, starting April 28th.  For more info email conductor Amanda Kaletsky at:  amitycaresconcert@gmail.com

Added by cathie miller on April 3, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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