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April 2016 Blog Posts (19)

Call to Action to Save Vital Services to the Seniors of Connecticut from Legislative Funding Cuts

To Connecticut Legislators and Governor Malloy:

April 29, 2016

Urging You Not to Cut Long Term Services and Supports

The proposed cuts to nursing home rates and other long term services and supports funding will damage the network of services for aging adults and it will upset our state’s rebalancing effort.

The newly proposed budget plans to cut over $21.4 million in state and the federal match funding for long term services and…

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Added by David V. Hunter on April 29, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Job posting: Events Manager (seasonal)

 

Events Manager

Connecticut Fund for the Environment/

Save the Sound

www.ctenvironment.org

www.savethesound.org

 

Summary

 

Connecticut Fund for the…

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Added by Lois Greene on April 29, 2016 at 10:28am — No Comments

At the Eli Whitney Museum, learning happens in the workshop

Image Source: Eli Whitney Museum.

Eli Whitney is most often remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin and a proponent of interchangeable parts, the manufacturing standard…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 28, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Special invitation to THE WORD: Citywide Youth Poetry Jams!



Greetings!

We'd love to invite you to support our young people’s passion and creativity at THE WORD:…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on April 25, 2016 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Be An Aware Health Care Consumer. Ask Questions. Get Answers

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., encourages all who read this blog to really take it to heart.  We have a general election coming up in Nov. 2016. If the Republicans win the presidency, and maintain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the most important piece of legislation implemented under President Obama, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will be in grave jeopardy. It is …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 23, 2016 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Taking Care of Cats

A feral cat colony Photo courtesy of The Greater New Haven Cat Project

Sometimes the best of intentions leads to the problem of cat overpopulation. A person finds a hungry cat and decides to rescue…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 22, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Study of 2015 #NonprofitBoards

According to the 2015 study on nonprofit boards compiled by David F. Larcker, Nicholas E. Donatiello, Bill Meehan, Brian Tayan, "Many nonprofit boards need significant improvement. Directors lack sufficient skills, resources, and experience to meet the needs of most nonprofit organizations. Over a quarter of nonprofit directors do not have a deep understanding of the mission and strategy of their organization. Most boards lack formal governance structure and process, and nearly a third are…

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Added by Mike Burns on April 20, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Chicago Judges, Courts & Police More Racists Than Perceived

Chicago’s Racist Cops and Racist Courts (New York Times)

APRIL 14,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

MOST OF AMERICA’S SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE IS BUILT ON RACISM

No one should be surprised that the Task Force that investigated the Chicago Police Dept. found that it is also “Plagued by Systemic Racism.” That’s true of most police departments in the USA.  It is certainly true in the Northeast and in Connecticut.

“The report, issued on Wednesday, was blistering, blunt and…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Welcoming Every Child

After listening to a story, children work on a related craft project. Photo Credit Matthew Higbee…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 14, 2016 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Obligations

Four obligations: this is what my associate Jeff Wilcox ((Jeffrey R. Wilcox, CFRE, is president and chief executive officer of The Third Sector Company, Inc.) contends are the simple parameters a nonprofit board should follow to be great.

The first obligation is guaranteeing to the community that a resilient organization is at work on its behalf. Fiduciary accountability is just the beginning. Community equity runs a close second. A vote of no confidence in an organization and its…

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Added by Mike Burns on April 13, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

Mary Wade Celebrates Its History and Mission

New Haven’s Mary Wade Home, at 150 years, continues to expand mission

‘The people here are like family’

NEW HAVEN >> Millie Sullivan is…

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Added by David V. Hunter on April 11, 2016 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Spring Into Another Walk Sunday May 1st

Greetings!!

2016 Spring is bringing in another Walk For Autism. Come rain or shine it promises to be another great success for this coming year. There will music, food trucks, entertainment, bounce houses and so much more. It will be on Sunday, May 1st beginning at 9:30am at Choate Rosemary Hall Athletic Field Wallingford, CT.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 10, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

"Most Likely to Succeed" Screening and Community Discussion with Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith

The Yale Education Leadership Conference, The Future Project, Educators for Progress, Innovation and Collaboration (EPIC) Forum, and…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on April 7, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments

River advocates raise concerns about pollution

By …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 7, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Helping immigrants is their mission

L-R Erika Vergara, Sister Doretta D’Albero, and Sister Mary Ellen Burns standing in front of their offices in Fair Haven.

In 1906, a small congregation of nuns from the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 7, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

Volunteers Needed for Election of Student Representative to Board of Ed!

The second election for student representatives to the Board of Education will be Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 in all New Haven Public high schools across the district. Last year, several members of City Hall, the Board of Alders and the Board of Education volunteered to monitor the elections in the schools.

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

          Election Day observers:  

           -- Stationed in each school to ensure that the process…

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Added by Aaron Goode on April 6, 2016 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Poetry at Grove Street Cemetery

A Much Happy Spring To All....

April if the month of Poetry. Today, I would to bring forward a writer residing at 22 Cypress Ave John William DeForest.

DeForest is well known for his writing genre The Great American Novel.

Or the more general movement of literature toward realism, and he also wrote poetry.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Strategic Planning

The Concord Leadership Group via Associations Now has completed their 2016 survey of 1000 CEOs, board members and others to provide some lessons about nonprofit strategic planning, CEO succession planning and other nonprofit matters. I would pose that 1000 responses is certainly worth a heads-up.

I must observe that the survey authors have a pretty negative feeling about the nonprofit sector (read their forward) and even their interpretation of the survey responses was pretty negative…

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Added by Mike Burns on April 1, 2016 at 9:59am — No Comments

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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

Forging Racial Equity in the Valley of the Sun

In recognition of Black History Month, LISC Phoenix program officer Dominic Braham reflects on the African-American history of his city, and how the influence of a historic “dividing line” between downtown and the redlined neighborhoods of South Phoenix still shapes its communities. Developing local leadership of color, connecting people with the region’s prosperity, and committing to racial equity as the city develops, he explains, are keys to authentic civic engagement and a more inclusive Phoenix. Photo courtesy of InSite Consultants.

Providence Journal: $360K from Citi Foundation & LISC = A Big Boost for RI Job Seekers

The Providence Journal reports on two local community organizations receiving $360,000 from Citi Foundation and LISC to grow their support for job seekers. The grants will expand their work to support “individuals who have faced obstacles in their desire to build new lives.” As Jeanne Cola, who heads LISC Rhode Island noted in the article, “When we help someone find a good — or better — job, we help both families and communities thrive.”

$10 Million Citi Foundation-LISC Partnership Will Ready Workers for 21st-Century Jobs

An exciting new commitment from Citi Foundation will ramp up LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities program and help some 10,000 American workers get the training and support they need to take on quality jobs in growth industries like health care and solar energy. The funding will enable 40 community organizations across the country to intensify their Bridges work, connecting residents to skills development and jobs, along with financial, health and housing services that improve quality of life.

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