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April 2015 Blog Posts (22)

Consider this...

Without our stories, how will we know it's us? And without hearing and reading and seeing the stories of others, how will we know who they are? Cultural wisdom from Kentucky and Roadside Theater: Art in a Democracy​

Added by Lee Cruz on April 30, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Tours Opening Grove Street Cemetery

Greetings To All,

Well, another year of tours is upon us. So to give out the information - Grove Street Cemetery will open this weekend…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Baltimore Video Shows Freddie Gray Protest Turns Destructive

Freddie Gray,  handout / Baltimore Sun -Undated family handout picture of Freddie Gray.

Freddie Gray is the 25 year-old African American…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 27, 2015 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

Community Policing Is A Joint Effort

SPEAK UP! Help Get Killers Off The Street!

Community Policing Is A Joint Effort

The killer or killers of 16 year-old Jericho Scott, buried 4/25/15, and of 16 year-old Torrence Gamble, killed 4/3/2014, are still walking the streets of NH. So are the killers of Javier Martinez, age 18, buried Jan. 3, 2014, and of Durell Law, age 20, killed…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 26, 2015 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Heroin Sweeping Across Suburban America And College Campuses

Your Attention PLEASE! We Might Not Know Our Children As Well As We Think We Do

We invite you to read the complete article linked below in the New York Times:

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 25, 2015 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

THE WORD: A Citywide Youth Poetry Jam

On Friday, APRIL 24TH...



EXPERIENCE the SOUL of NEW HAVEN'S YOUTH for THE WORD: A Citywide Youth Poetry Jam!



35 POETS representing 16 HIGH SCHOOLS across our BEAUTIFUL Elm City will COME TOGETHER on FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH to share their PASSION, CREATIVITY... and POETRY!



LET'S GO...



+ Hillhouse! 

+…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on April 23, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Cost Effective Genetic Tests Coming Soon – Thanks to ACLU

OneWorld Progressive Institute (OneWorld), Inc. Presents:

  A  HEALTH LITERACY BLOG – APRIL 22, 2015

www.oneworldpi.org/home.html…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 22, 2015 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Linear Trails: Connecting People to Places and Each Other

In Greater New Haven and north through the state’s central corridor, off-road linear trails are getting lots of people moving again, while also bringing value to the economy, the environment and the community.

Often built on abandoned railroad beds and following rivers or other natural…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 22, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

14 Year- Old West Haven Boy Got Heart Transplant

West Haven teen doing OK after heart transplant, says he is looking forward to playing basketball (By Mark Zaretsky, New Haven Register -April 15, 2015)…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 20, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

When Good Donors Do Bad Things

Well-meaning supporters can undermine their own good works with certain annoying actions

ILLUSTRATION: GARY HOVLAND FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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Added by Mike Burns on April 16, 2015 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

A New Phase in Anti-Obama Attacks – NY Times Editorial Board

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 15, 2015 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment

EDUCATION AGENDA - Doing The BEST for ALL Students In NHPS

Education Agenda: NHPS & NYC High Schools Have Similarities and Differences.  NHPS Administrators Can Learn Much by Looking at What Is Happening In New York.  We can always learn from the mistakes made by others.  Also, the "experts" are not always right.  The most important experts are the children and how they benefit from what the administration does.

By looking closely at the segment of the article…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 12, 2015 at 12:24am — 1 Comment

Nonprofit Governance Book Review

I just completed reading "Corporate Concinnity in the Board Room: 10 Imperatives to Drive High Performing Companies" by Nancy Falls published by Greenleaf Book Group Press (www.gbgpress.com).

For sure you will learn two items in this book.  First, concinnity is a real word and can be used in a sentence. According to most references…

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Added by Mike Burns on April 11, 2015 at 12:31pm — No Comments

End ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

It is difficult, in fact impossible, to draw any definitive conclusions about what is involved in dealing with transgender teens and associate issues from any one situation.  These are complex situations and no two people's situations are exactly the same.  Some families have dealt with transgender family members very successfully, and both the families and the individuals are doing well.  In other situations -- when people are not well informed, or when some…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 8, 2015 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

BILL 5505

If you haven't done so, please sign the petition. CT's children deserve it!

https://www.change.org/p/eric-coleman-william-tong-stand-with-our-kids-on-hb-5505

Legislation is being proposed that could potentially be devastating to the Children's Law…

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Added by Summer Spellman on April 8, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Community Parenting Group in Fair Haven - English & Spanish

A Community Parenting Group – Starting in May 2015 / English & Español

By:                  Nurturing Families Network & Fair Haven Community Health

Group Topic:  Circle of Security Parenting Group (building secure…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 8, 2015 at 12:48am — No Comments

Touching the Hearts of Possible Donors and Volunteers—Just How Is It Done?

Three years ago, former accountant Marion Ruthig created an organization that focused on increasing community involvement in the public sector through the art of storytelling over that of facts and figures. Her nonprofit, I Support Community, focuses on linking potential donors and volunteers to nonprofits based on the unique telling of each organization’s story. Through a series of videos, I…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 7, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments

National Public Health Week Is April 6 – 12, 2015

Join the effort to make America a Healthy Nation.  This is National Public Health Week.  Each individual can have a direct impact on our health care system; learn how by visiting the National Health Week web site linked below and getting the Toolkit.  Know that good health is an important aspect of personal wealth.  Learn how you can maintain good health and help your loved ones to be healthy.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 6, 2015 at 4:25pm — No Comments

“It was meant to be”: A new provider builds her family child care business from the ground up

Providing high-quality care for very young children is hard work. Family child care providers have to be energetic, positive, patient, and knowledgeable about child development and best practice in the field. However, they also must be able to manage a sustainable business, which takes a different set of skills.

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Added by Jessica Sager on April 3, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Chief Dean Esserman receives Manware Award form Family Centered Services of CT

Family Centered Service of CT is pleased to announce that Dean M. Esserman, Chief of the New Haven Department of Police Service, will be the recipient of the Richard Manware Award at its annual Spring Cocktail Party and Auction on May 7, 2015.   

 “The theme of this year’s Spring Cocktail Party and Auction is Opening Doors.  So much of what happens to victims of child abuse and domestic violence happens behind closed doors,” stated Cheryl Burack, Executive Director of Family Centered…

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on April 1, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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