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Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (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

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…

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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

Announcing $1500 Mini-Grants for Select New Haven Neighborhoods

CARE is awarding $1,500 to each of the six neighborhoods that participated in the 2015 New Haven Health Survey to help neighborhoods address health issues they find important in their communities. CARE is seeking proposals for projects that aim to improve health and relate to the major risks for chronic disease by impacting access to healthy foods and healthy eating and increasing physical activity.  

 

Read the funding guidelines and…

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Added by Alycia Santilli on April 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — 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…

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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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

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.

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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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