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April 2017 Blog Posts (13)

Plant Therapy

In late 2010, the doors were about to close on the Greenbrier Greenhouse Program. For more than three decades, the innovative social enterprise had provided jobs at the historic Edgerton Park Gardens and Greenhouse to adults with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities. Tending plants…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 27, 2017 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue

Testimony to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

In Opposition to

House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue

Submitted by David V. Hunter, President & CEO, The Mary Wade Home

April 25, 2017

On behalf of The Mary Wade Home in New Haven, I respectfully submit the following testimony in strong opposition to House Bill 7322,…


Added by David V. Hunter on April 24, 2017 at 5:43pm — No Comments

How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Editors’ note: This article is part of our ongoing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Project. Visit to access additional articles from this series.

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 24, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

Women Investing in Second Chances

The women arrive every morning at 9 a.m., dressed in skirt suits and pant suits and looking ready for business. For four weeks they come together to collaborate on the most important work of their lives – themselves.

They are participants in Women Investing in Second Chances (W.I.N.S.) at the job-training…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 20, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments

FREE Zumba Kids & Families

Mark your Calendars! FREE 2017 Zumba® Kids/Kids Jr. classes are back for the 3rd year ;)

Join our team of licensed Zumba® Kids Instructors ready to party with your precious little ones to age-appropriate music and moves. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate.…


Added by Ivette Altieri on April 19, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Free Zumba for Adults

Our 3rd year offering FREE Fitness classes. Come join the FUN !

Feel free to share away. Don't miss out on "Appreciation Tuesday" Zumba classes EVERY TUESDAY. …


Added by Ivette Altieri on April 19, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Received the Corporate Heritage Award at the Annual Meeeting of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

David V. Hunter Remarks on the occasion of receiving the Heritage Award in honor of Mary Wade’s 150 years of service

April 13, 2017


Greetings!  We’re thrilled to be receiving this Corporate Heritage Award, and wish to thank Tony, Larry Bingaman and the Board Members for recognizing Mary Wade is this fashion.  I am here with Mary Wade’s Leadership which includes Trustees and Senior Staff.

Leo Connors offered an…


Added by David V. Hunter on April 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Teaching skills/transforming lives

“This place is going to help a lot of people, not just in terms of job training and employment, but also to be a beacon for the city,” says ConnCat Executive Director Erik Clemons. “For our students, it’s not just about getting people jobs. It’s about how they feel about themselves…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 13, 2017 at 11:57am — No Comments

Engaging donors for The Great Give® and other campaigns

How do you identify potential donors? What information do donors want to know about your organization? How can you move current donors to make larger gifts? What are the best practices around stewarding your donors year round to keep them engaged?

The recorded podcast was presented by Jackie Downing, Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. …


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 13, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

NPQ: Justice Gorsuch: The Immediate Impact on Nonprofit Organizations and Causes

On Monday, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, succeeding Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February 2016. Now that the court is once again at its full strength of nine justices, how will Gorsuch’s addition affect the Supreme Court, and especially nonprofits and nonprofit causes, in ...…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 12, 2017 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Salute American Vodka Partners with Brescome Barton, Inc.

Charitable Spirit is Now Available in Retailers across Connecticut


BRANFORD, Conn. – Salute American Vodka, a high-quality craft vodka company, has announced a new partnership with Brescome Barton, Inc., the largest wholesale distributor of spirits, wine, and beer…


Added by Allison Epstein on April 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Clearing the Hurdles to Higher Ed

Higher Heights builds a community of college-bound students. Photo provided by Higher Heights.

Thirteen years ago, Higher Heights stepped in to help underrepresented college-bound students in Greater New Haven. Now, the…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 6, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Community Immigration Forum presented by the New Haven Deltas


Added by Kai M. Perry on April 4, 2017 at 9:13am — No Comments

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Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

Color Your World with Kindness

A Better World's short animated video shows how small acts of kindness can spread and flourish within our communities and beyond.

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

Union Pacific Partners with LISC to Bridge the Skills Gap

A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.

Wells Fargo Helps LISC Expand Financial Opportunity

LISC and Wells Fargo have a long history of collaboration on work to expand housing, economic development, health, safety and jobs. A new $2.5 million grant from the bank will help LISC expand Financial Opportunity Centers in 15 cities so they can reach more people with more services, and help people raise their incomes and overall standards of living.

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