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Featured Blog Posts – April 2015 Archive (16)

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty Shrinks Brains from Birth...



Poverty Shrinks Brains from Birth

Studies show that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities
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Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2015 at 11:59am — No Comments

Tickets avialble

Tickets now available to the Spring Cocktail Party & Auction go to www.familyct.org and click on the purple icon.

Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on April 1, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Leadership Is a Process of Community

Martin Luther King, Jr. did not march for freedom and equality alone. He was the visionary voice for the collective effort of hundreds of thousands of people.When we deconstruct leadership, we will not find a hero at the heart of leadership. We will find community.

What to Do When the Door to the Status Quo Opens Slightly

There are times when you manage to open the door ever so slightly to the status quo -- organizations and institutions that have power and resources to back up their perspective and mandate. To make inroads you must walk through that door and engage with the very people you think are the cause of the problem.

Freeing Yourself from the Consumer Culture

Peter talks with Eric Zimmer, host and producer of The One You Feed, named one of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time by The Huffington Post. They discuss the four pillars of the free market ideology, our longing for perfection, how questions bring us together and answers alienate us . . . and much more.

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

ProMedica CEO Joins LISC Board of Directors

Randy Oostra, CEO of Toledo-based ProMedica Health System, brings 40 years of health care and management expertise to LISC’s national board. His appointment comes at a time when LISC is intensifying its work to upend health disparities across the U.S., by investing in the well-being of people and places. It’s a strategy that Oostra has pioneered through ProMedica, boosting good health outcomes and opportunity for local communities.

To Solve Youth Homelessness, Talk to Young People

As a teenager, Da’Quan Wilson was homeless, sleeping in friends’ apartments, at relatives’ homes and even in a cemetery. Today, he works as a “Community Connector” with LISC Philadelphia partner People’s Emergency Center (PEC), reaching out to young people who may be undergoing the same sorts of challenges he once did. In our increasingly digital age, community connectors meet people face-to-face, to share information about resources, build neighborhood connection and invite community participation. Many become local leaders in the process.

One Day of Service Among 8,395 (that’s 23 years)—and Counting

The day we memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy is special indeed—and so are the other 364 days a year when LISC AmeriCorps members serve their communities, as they have for the past two plus decades.

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