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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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Open Street Project

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

Building the Skills & Confidence to Land a Good Job: One Woman's Journey

Volunteers of America Texas (VOATX) in Houston is one of more than 40 community-based partners nationwide using LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities model. LaSonya Bishop, VOATX’s Regional Director of Workforce, explores what it takes to help unemployed and underemployed people build their skills and find good-paying jobs – a task that is more challenging than ever with the pandemic. She does so through the lens of a Houston resident named Tamara, who overcame addiction and homelessness to graduate from a VOATX training program and get a job as a phlebotomist, which she has maintained since Covid-19 hit our shores. This is just one of many success stories catalyzed by LISC’s partnership with the Citi Foundation.

We Know How to Solve Philly’s Housing Crisis. We Just Need to Do It.

In an op-ed for Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, Andy Frishkoff, ED of LISC Philly, and Nilda Ruiz, a longtime LISC board member and director of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, explain how community engagement, combined with intensive investment from federal, state and local entities, can successfully address the affordable housing gap. The way is known; we need to activate the will. 

Building Economic Opportunities in Black Communities: A Netflix Webinar

ICYMI, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones recently joined Bill Bynum, CEO of HOPE Credit Union, and Shannon Alwyn and Aaron Mitchell of Netflix, for a Netflix webinar on strategies to spark economic opportunity and wealth creation in Black communities. The wide-ranging conversation took place on the heels of a $25 million partnership from Netflix to LISC for investment in Black banks and other entities to ramp up economic activity that benefits Black communities.

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