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Featured Blog Posts – April 2018 Archive (13)

What Story will your Community Tell?

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 27, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Help For Displaced Puerto Ricans

FEMA emergency funding is ending, continued support is needed

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Connecticut welcomed thousands of Puerto Ricans who had lost everything. For many of these fellow American citizens, the crisis is far from over.

FEMA housing assistance is ending on May 1st for displaced families in the area. 

Junta for Progresive Action is the default agency receiving families displaced to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 26, 2018 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Black Mothers Share the Devastating Impact of Racism in Maternal Health Care

Kimberly Lawson - VICE

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, four Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2018 at 11:35am — No Comments

Volunteer Opportunities with New Haven Farms!

New Haven Farms is looking for volunteers to support our mission of promoting health and community development through urban agriculture. Our positions range from cooking to gardening to childcare, so no matter what your skills are, there are opportunities for you to get involved.

By working with…

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Added by New Haven Farms on April 17, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

GNH-VOTE 2018 - The Greater New Haven Voter Engagement Initiative

GNH-Vote 2018 is a nonpartisan initiative that gives service providers the tools and resources to increase the engagement and voter registration of historically disenfranchised community members.

Participating Organizations Will Receive:…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sound the Alarm

The American Red Cross is asking for help to Sound the Alarm in New Haven. The campaign aims to place 1,000 smoke detectors in city homes on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 2 pm.

To meet this goal, the Red Cross is seeking volunteers. And everyone who helps will likely have a hand in saving a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 12, 2018 at 5:12pm — No Comments

NYT- Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 12, 2018 at 4:53pm — No Comments

After the Disaster

Hurricane Maria forced the Hernandez family to flee their home in Puerto Rico because they could no longer receive medical care for their 2-year-old daughter, Miia, who suffers from seizures. The family's temporary FEMA housing assistance expires in…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 5, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms seeks Youth Program Educator

See the original job post on New Haven Farms' website.

New Haven Farms | Youth Program Educator

Position Description 2018

ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS: New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant urban land into vibrant and…

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Added by New Haven Farms on April 4, 2018 at 11:41am — No Comments

New Haven Farms Seeks Seasonal Assistant Farm Manager

New Haven Farms

Assistant Farm Manager

2018 Job Description



ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant,…

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Added by New Haven Farms on April 3, 2018 at 10:01am — No Comments

How to Think about "Implicit Bias"

How to Think about "Implicit Bias"

Amidst a controversy, it’s important to remember that implicit bias is real—and it matters

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 2, 2018 at 11:45am — No Comments

From NPQ: The Newman’s Own Philanthropic Exception Is Now Law—What Will the Consequences Be?

The Newman’s Own Philanthropic Exception Is Now Law—What Will the Consequences Be?

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 2, 2018 at 11:38am — No Comments

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The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

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.

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....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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

All Economic Development, All the Time

Bill Taft, the longtime executive director of LISC Indianapolis, has been named senior vice president of economic development for LISC and will be spearheading our work to grow enterprises and create jobs in the places that need them. In the following Q&A, he talks strategy, practice and what it takes to build inclusive local economies in real life.

The Time is Now, to Build an Inclusive Economy

Over the next ten years, LISC will direct 50 percent of our annual investments to fuel inclusive economic development in underinvested communities across America. That means preparing people to take on high quality, well-paying jobs. And it means ramping up our work to help small businesses succeed and transforming vibrant commercial and industrial districts. “We have no doubt that this kind of progress is good for residents, good for communities and good for the country,’ says Maurice A. Jones, LISC CEO.

Catalyzing Kalamazoo

For 15 years, LISC has been investing in Kalamazoo's historic Edison neighborhood, where decades of deindustrialization and decline had severed residents from jobs, educational opportunities and accessible healthcare. Today, gleaming new community facilities and flourishing small businesses are generating good jobs, and preparing people for employment. And resident-led projects to beautify the district and create social bonds are nudging the neighborhood into a more connected, dynamic future.

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