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Featured Blog Posts – April 2012 Archive (21)

Arts in troubled schools help

Bridgeport’s kindergarten-to-eighth grade Roosevelt Elementary School is one of eight schools around the country taking part in a pilot program in which artists and actors will work with the schools to try to reduce behavioral problems, increase attendance, improve student participation and…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on April 30, 2012 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

CitySeed is seeking Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager

CitySeed is seeking a Part-Time Market Manager (I) to help manage its 2012 markets in New Haven, CT. The Assistant will work under the supervision of the Market Manager and with other CitySeed staff, vendors, interns and volunteers to create successful and viable markets for Connecticut farmers and consumers. The Assistant Market

Manager will be responsible for sole and co-management of farmers’ markets and administering the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) and FVRx (Fresh Fruit and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 26, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Tweeting For a Better World- a Guide for Smaller Nonprofits

Published Date: 2012-03-06
Author(s): Sivan Nemovicher    Elizabeth Good Christopherson, Jill Nagle, and Jonathan Kartt…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 26, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Community Foundation Partner in Neighborhood Leadership Training featured in Fast Company Magazine

The Grove, partner to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, for training of Neighborhood Leadership Grant recipients was featured in Fast Company Magazine. Grove Founders Slate Ballard and Ken Janke developed the training modules for our neighborhood leadership grants recipients with Community Organizer Kevin Ewing.

Read: "Why You Should Start A Company In... New Haven"…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 26, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

EPA recognizes CFE program director Curt Johnson with environmental merit award

Today Curt Johnson, program director for Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound, received the 2012 Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office.

Curt was selected the award for his work as Co-Chair of the Long Island Sound Study’s Citizens Advisory Committee. The CAC is a volunteer organization made up of representatives from Connecticut and New York who provide advice to federal, state, and local government partners…

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Added by Christopher Zurcher on April 25, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Announcing Connecticut Nonprofit/Grassroots Leaders Exchange Program with Turkey

Dear Connecticut Nonprofit Colleagues,

 

The Global Training and Development Institute and University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program are pleased to announce the Young Turkey/Young America Nonprofit/NGO/Grassroots Leaders Exchange Program made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

 

Overview

We are…

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Added by David Garvey on April 18, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Attention Organized Communities concerned about crime: Department of Justice Released Byrne Application for Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that is opened the application process for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. As part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, this fund is designed to support “community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues.” The application is available online here…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

GOV. MALLOY DIRECTS AGENCIES TO WIDELY PUBLICIZE SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES State Will Target Outreach to Groups With High Unemployment

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today sent a letter to state agency commissioners directing them to work with the Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Labor to widely advertise agency summer job opportunities.



“Connecticut’s falling unemployment rate is good news, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” said Governor Malloy. “Any one of these jobs can make a difference to someone who is unemployed or a young person looking…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

UConn Launches Degree-Completion Program in Nonprofit Leadership

Prepare For Your Future

If you are working in a nonprofit, have an associate degree (or 60 college credits) and seek to move into a leadership role in the nonprofit sector, the University of Connecticut has designed a degree-completion program for you. The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Nonprofit Leadership allows you to enter UConn as a junior (if you have an associate degree), complete your degree and prepare you for…

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Added by David Garvey on April 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America

On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study glamorously entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10. The surveys that contributed to this report were conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), mailed to about 3,400 elementary and secondary school [...]…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on April 12, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Board Members: Understand These Two Ratios to Help Evaluate Your Nonprofit's Finances

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Do you understand the financial reports that you receive each month with your board packet? Financial oversight is a major responsibility of all nonprofits board members, not just the treasurer. By the time you finish reading this article, you will have two quick tools to help you better use those financial reports.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 11, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

IRIS has immediate openings for staff in Employment Services department

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org) has immediate openings in its employment services department, which helps refugees—people who have fled persecution in their home countries and resettled in Greater New Haven—become self-sufficient through employment as soon as possible following their arrival in the US.

Two positions are currently open:  a FT Employment Services Coordinator and PT Employer Outreach Specialist.  Full…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on April 9, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

How to Make the Most of Google Grants and Free Ad Dollars

April 19, 2012

2:00 p.m. ET

Did you know that Google gives out free advertising dollars to non-profit organizations? Did you also know that qualifying organizations could receive $10K or as much as $40K each month from Google to use for advertising and promoting their good cause? If you were not aware of these opportunities or Google Grants, then we want to share our experience and best practices for this generous program. We want to give non-profit organizations the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 9, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

6 questions for arts managers to think with Agility

From: http://artsinterstices.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/6-questions-for-arts-managers-to-think-with-agility/

  • At any given point, could a funder walk up to someone working in your box office or classroom or studio and say “tell me what you’re trying to accomplish this season with my money” ?
  • Have you integrated aspects of project management into your…
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Added by Lee Cruz on April 6, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Learn About and Create Visualizations of Your Data

Visual.ly Create is the fastest, smartest and most beautiful approach to data visualization yet. Simply connect and click to produce an infographic in seconds at http://visual.ly/

Added by Lee Cruz on April 4, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Part-time Development & Marketing Associate

Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership

 

Join a team dedicated to serving children and youth from underserved neighborhoods in the city of New Haven.  LEAP provides children and youth with comprehensive afterschool and summer programs, youth leadership opportunities and access to technology.  LEAP’s mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who implement year-around community and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 4, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

Child Advocate for the State of Connecticut

Are you an individual who has the passion and professional experience to fulfi ll the role  of State Child Advocate? If so, we are seeking applicants with extensive experience in advocating on behalf of children and families to be the Child Advocate at the Offi ce of the Child Advocate, State of Connecticut.

 

Connecticut established the Offi ce of the Child Advocate (OCA) in 1995. Its mission is to  oversee the protection and care of the state’s most vulnerable and youngest citizens…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 3, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

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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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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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