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April 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Forgotten Would-Be Gateway Mass Murderer Pleads Guilty

Would-Be Gateway Mass Murderer Pleads Guilty

"Amanda Bowden was a forgotten woman pleading guilty to a felony charge—and pleading for permission to leave prison to get the Zoloft she needs."  According to the article in the New Haven Independent, Amanda is 19 years old.  There are many Amanda Bowdens in our society; they are mainly black and brown; occasionally they are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 26, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

"Bloodline" Cop Wiretapped Sister's Boyfriends

Aspects of the American legal system continue to baffle me and many others.  We fully understand that all defendants need good legal representation.  That is an integral part of our democracy. What puzzles some of us are the lengths to which some attorneys will go to defend and put back on the streets people they know are extremely destructive forces within our communities.  It would appear on the surface of this report in the NHI, that Hamden cop, Dedric Jones, a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 19, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Focus group members sought to address housing access

The Greater New Haven Regional Alliance to End Homelessness (GNHRAEH) is reviewing the process by which individuals gain access to emergency shelters, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. Re-organizing the current system will improve outcomes for our clients and improve communication among providers.



Please consider participating in a focus group of providers representing various areas of our service system, such as homelessness, mental health,…

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Added by Cara Rosner on April 17, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Free office furniture available to qualified New Haven area nonprofits

Prudential is donating surplus office furniture to local, qualified nonprofits as part of the company's ongoing efforts to strengthen local communities. 

All items are used and will be donated "as is." Items will be made available on a first come first served basis and must be reserved by Monday, April 22 and picked up by April 30. Pick-up costs and arrangements are the responsibility of the receiving organization.  

The available items are:

  • Lateral file…
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Added by Cara Rosner on April 17, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

Summer Student Internship opportunity - National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities

The New England Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) is pleased to announce a new summer student internship opportunity to work with the six New England states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire) formed under the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/n pa/

, an initiative of the U.S…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 16, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION EDUCATION MONTH.

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION MONTH.

OneWorld Informs the Community on Health Literacy, Education and Civic Engagement

KEEP Your Kidneys Healthy. Dialysis works, but healthy kidneys are the BEST for a good quality of life.

In Connecticut there are over 1,000 people…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Organizational Resources on the Nonprofit Management Resource Center

Recently added, new links on the Organizational Resources and Links Page of the online Nonprofit Management Resource Center, hosted by The Community Foundation for Greater New…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

See our latest Issue Brief: Cultivating A Start-Up Culture

A start-up culture is alive in Greater New Haven, and it’s not just motivated by profits. Building community and promoting social good are equally important incentives for a budding generation of entrepreneurs. And while the success of this new economy is partly organic, it is also the result of strategic public and public-private initiatives. Read more…

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 4, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

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One of the most powerful ways to immobilize citizen engagement can be outside money, even when purported to be available for citizen engagement.

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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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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Download the Agenda Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space,...

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Top Reads, Week of 9/17/18

Check out our top three reads of the week covering the challenges and opportunities of American communities. This week, we're reading about the life-expectancy gap, worker cooperatives, and the link between housing and family stability.

What’s immito? LISC’s Powerful New Catalyst for Small Businesses

LISC is ramping up its national economic development work with the launch of a new small business lender called immito. “Nothing catalyzes opportunity in a community like new businesses launching and expanding,” said Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO. immito is expected to do $100 million in annual lending and will spark entrpreneurship and growth in communities across the country, especially those where demand for capital access is high.

Latin American Youth Center: A Safe Path to Success

September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, we’re spotlighting the extraordinary staff and clients of the Latin American Youth Center, a longtime LISC partner in Washington, D.C. In its 50 years, LAYC has welcomed and served 27,000 youth, many of them recent immigrants, helping connect them to education, mentors, housing, work, mental health services and each other. This kind of work makes an enormous difference in young lives and in our communities, and we’re honored to be part of it: we’ve invested nearly $2 million in LAYC’s people and programs, including financing the purchase of the group’s home base in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

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