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April 2014 Blog Posts (26)

The Academic Achievement Gap Persists In Connecticut

THE EDUCATION AGENDA – THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT GAP PERSISTS IN CT

Federal report: CT has among largest achievement gaps in graduation rates

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 30, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Digital Media Curating as a Big Blue Bird

Some rules are meant to be broken to protect your personal space.  In this regard I have learned from teachers who assume Avatar identities to communicate with friend in social media.  

I have done the opposite.  At this time tweets from @FreemanWPAATV are mine and I do 99% of the Outreach communication from the organization I manage under this pseudonym. I also wear the costume at community events to increase our awareness with the next generation.…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on April 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Public Art/Percent for Art Coordinator

Public Art/Percent for Art Coordinator -P/T on Project Basis



The City of New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism/New Haven Festivals, Inc. seeks individual with public art background to coordinate upcoming Percent for Art project. Temporary P/T with flexible hours. Send resume/letter of interest and salary requirements to Kim Futrell, City of New Haven, Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510.  Or email to…

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Added by Kim Futrell on April 29, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

One Complete Organ Donor Can Save Up to 9 Lives!

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS MONTH…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 29, 2014 at 1:29am — No Comments

Work Life Balance and Productivity

Work Life balance is even more challenging if you work in a non-profit that you are passionate about: And work-life balance is a personal responsibility --- right?  In my paying day job I was totally out of balance and the old habits are not easy to shed in my encore choices. 

So I will travel to #NHV from #w06492 to stretch my mind today at The Writer's Circle. 

Before doing so let me share a good read on What is Productivity:  …

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Added by Susan Huizenga on April 24, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Nonprofit Closure

$100 million from the Gates Foundation, InBloom has faded into the night. In brief terms, InBloom was designed to wharehouse and store student data for public school systems which in turn can streamline how teachers and administrators accessed student records. The system was meant to extract student data from disparate school grading and attendance databases, store it in the cloud and funnel it to dashboards where teachers might more effectively track the progress of individual…

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Added by Mike Burns on April 23, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Job openings at 2 local nonprofits

Read to Grow

Reply to: laurie.ruderfer@gmail.com

The following two positions are being posted on behalf of Read to Grow, a statewide literacy organization. You can access them here:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 22, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Staggering Statistics for Some Young Black Boys in New Haven

Graves Brings “Obama Scholars” Back To The Classroom

The Nine Boys in this Session are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 21, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Free Zumba Kids class

FREE class~ Join a team of licensed Zumba Kids instructors ready to party with your precious little ones with age-appropriate music and moves. This program is geared for kids ages 4-11 years old. Parents/guardians can also join the fun. Feel free to spread the love. Further info contact (Ivette) at 203-285-5393 or email at info@beyondfitnessct.com.    

www.beyondfitnessct.com…

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Added by Ivette Altieri on April 18, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Hiring! New Haven Farms Seeking Part-Time Community and Research Manager

New Haven Farms

Part-Time Community and Research Manager

Position Description

 

ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated urban land into urban community farms. Our highly skilled Farm Manager and 45-strong volunteer corps cultivate 8 urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families…

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Added by Rebecca Kline on April 18, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Composition

I often hear board members I'm working with say: we need to add a lawyer. And indeed, lawyers are popular additions to nonprofit boards but I'm not quite certain as to what exactly is expected with the addition of one. True, lawyers have a way of thinking, a process or discipline, that can be helpful to a board when fiduciary and sometimes strategic matters are up for discussion (which should be every meeting). True, lawyers know particular legal disciplines. For example, real estate lawyers…

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Added by Mike Burns on April 17, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Harp Names Okafor As New Community Services Chief

Harp Names New Community Services Chief

Mayor Toni Harp has lured behavioral health expert Martha N. Okafor (pictured) back to Connecticut from Georgia to serve as New Haven’s new head of the Community Services Administration.

Okafor will start her position on May 28, according to a press released the mayor’s office issued Tuesday evening. In her new…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 16, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Dining Out for Life - A simple and delicious way to make a difference!

 

Communities In Connecticut Eat For A Cause By Dining Out

To Make A Difference…

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Added by APNH on April 14, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Navigating NHPS Registration System with Daniel Diaz

Navigating New Haven Public Schools Registration System with Daniel Diaz, Parent Advocate.  Having good information is being empowered.  New Haven has a variety of school choices.  If you are new to the area, or if you are planning to move to NH, get informed so that…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 14, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

Interrupting Violence In Brooklyn And In New Haven

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue – Let’s Treat It That Way  …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 11, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Engagement Governance

Nonprofit community engagement governance "is a new framework in which governance responsibility is shared across the organizational system, distributing the work of governance among the key stakeholders of an organization: its constituents and community, staff and board. The Community Engagement Governance Framework is based upon the established principles of participatory democracy, self-determination, genuine partnership, and on community-level decision-making. The Framework goes beyond…

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Added by Mike Burns on April 9, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Hands-On Saturday Community Volunteer Event: May 3

United Way's second annual Hands-On Saturday family friendly volunteer event will take place Saturday, May 3.

Join others from our community from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 3 (rain date is May 10) to invigorate safe public spaces for community gardening and help spruce up service providers' facilities.

Volunteers will be placed throughout Greater New Haven. Project sites include Roses for Autism in Guilford, New Haven Farms, Davenport Community Garden in New Haven…

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Added by Cara Rosner on April 9, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

FHCHC Hiring: Case Manager

Fair Haven Community Health Center is looking for passionate, caring individuals who are interested improving the health of the Fair Haven community. For over 40 years, FHCHC has been a leader in health care in Connecticut and is focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. FHCHC is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who…

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Added by Chelsea Duckwall on April 8, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

As 17 Year-old Is Buried--16-Year-old Is GUNNED DOWN!

The epidemic of gun violence, of Black on Black crimes in New Haven is, in fact, an accumulative massacre!  This is not too strong a statement.  Between Jan. 2009 and April 3, 2014, if someone had descended into various areas of the black New Haven community and gunned down 107 young  black people the rage could not be contained; and it would be justified.  This is exactly what has happened except the killers are from within the community!

On March 24,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 6, 2014 at 11:05pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

Open Street Project

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. 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, and policymaking fields....

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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

A Grocery Store Stocks Fresh Food, and Jobs, in a Toledo Community That Can Use Both

Mark Zaitona, who immigrated from Iraq 20 years ago, has created three grocery stores—in Flint and Detroit, MI, and now in Toledo, OH—that bring fresh food, quality jobs and commercial vitality to communities deemed food deserts. An ABC news story profiles his latest enterprise and features Toledo LISC's Kim Cutcher (LISC has invested in two of the stores), who brought an $800,000 below-market loan to the project.

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

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