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California's first surgeon general: Screen every student for childhood trauma

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has an ambitious dream: screen every student for childhood trauma before entering school.

"A school nurse would also get a note from a physician that says: 'Here is the care plan for this child's toxic stress. And this is how it shows up,'" said Burke Harris, who was appointed…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 14, 2019 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Can You Have Revitalization Without Displacement?

Derek Avery owns COIR Holdings with his wife Bianca. At a glance, the company might look like any other developer, but it is committed to providing middle- and low-income housing in struggling neighborhoods. And not only that: when building in a neighborhood, the company doesn’t stop at housing. It takes a holistic approach by building education resources and investing in…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 14, 2019 at 11:02am — No Comments

Can New Haven neighborhoods share in downtown’s prosperity?

New Haven  Acuity Brands, with its wraparound view of the city from its 15th-floor home at the Century Tower Building, an engineering staff that is pulling in local talent, and its workers’ appreciation of the lifestyle amenities downtown, is a…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 9, 2019 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Adopt a Tree - Water a Treee

If you live in New Haven and want to adopt a free tree, URI's GreenSkills team is happy to come plant one in your front curbstrip, thanks to a partnership with the City of New Haven's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees!

Even with these small rain showers, it is historically dry out there and extremely important that you give your tree(s) extra…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 8, 2019 at 10:51am — No Comments

Inside the Supreme Court Discrimination Cases That Could Change LGBTQ Rights

Until 2012, Aimee Stephens was, in her own words, “basically leading two different lives, one for work and one for home.” At work she dressed and presented as a cisgender man. Outside of work she dressed as, and could simply be, who she was: a woman...…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 7, 2019 at 11:34am — No Comments

How Being a 13-Year-Old Busboy Prepared Darren Walker to Lead the Ford Foundation

Mr. Walker rode the United States’ “mobility escalator” from rural Texas to Wall Street. Now he feels “both gratitude and rage” for a country that he says has reached an inflection point...

Added by Lee Cruz on October 3, 2019 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Get Food in New Haven

Get Connected New Haven, a one-stop connection to resources for all of the residents in New Haven, Connecticut!

Get Connected New Haven is a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations for New Haven residents. It is available in multiple languages. 

If you need food or if you know of someone in need of food in New…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 3, 2019 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

From @Sustain_Urban on Twitter: 10 characteristics of good urban/human design

10 characteristics of good urban/human design:

1 human scale

2 local identity

3 spatial/ historic context

4 options for/ease of mobility

5 embedded nature/ biodiversity

6 network of useable public spaces

7 mixed use

8 ability to personalise

9 resilience



Added by Lee Cruz on October 2, 2019 at 4:04pm — No Comments

CT nonprofits developing for-profit arms as charitable giving stalls

Hartford nonprofit Harc Inc. is looking for an economic lifeline amid turbulent times for charitable giving.

After all, the Asylum Avenue-based nonprofit, which supports more than 400 people with intellectual disabilities, and other Connecticut charities understand that philanthropic giving in the state, and elsewhere, has declined or been flat in recent years...…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 2, 2019 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) is helping Latino youth step out of their comfort zones, take on community projects and develop into the next generation of leaders.  The ¡Adelante! after-scho…

Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) is helping Latino youth step out of their comfort zones, take on community projects and develop into the next generation of leaders. 

The ¡Adelante! after-school program for high school students and Pasos ¡Adelante!, for middle school students, works with about 100…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 26, 2019 at 3:22pm — No Comments

No Justice, No Growth

We must suspend the “privilege” of complacency that nothing can be done; the privilege of empathy that makes us feel good but leads to no action; and the privilege of ignorance, especially of how deeply racism is at the heart of so much poverty...

Added by Lee Cruz on September 25, 2019 at 5:18pm — No Comments

NewReach Clients can use Your Help

Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 3:21pm — No Comments

CitySCOPE Podcast

CitySCOPE, a new podcast from Kate Cooney and her students at the Inclusive Economic Development Lab at the Yale School of Management. Where we learn about what might be possible for our city by talking with other people about theirs. In Season 1, Remaking the City: Charting the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones, we spoke with

developers, community organizers, housing experts, impact…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Reviving cities must include the excluded

A quarter century ago, downtown Hartford was 8/5 rather than 24/7. People drove in for work or UConn games and then headed back to the suburbs. It was hard to even buy a cup of coffee on weekends.

That has changed...…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Junta Turns 50

In 1969, Junta for Progressive Action opened its doors to support the growing numbers of Puerto Rican families migrating to New Haven. It has been a beacon for Greater New Haven Latinos ever since. 

Junta has built a strong reputation as an advocate for Latino and immigrant rights and as a place where…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 19, 2019 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Fixing Fathers holds Fishing with Dads Event

Fixing Fathers, Inc., held its annual Fishing with Dads event Aug. 31 at Beaver Pond Park, New Haven. Parents and their children were treated to a two-hour informative training session, facilitated by Doreen Abubaker and Loreen Lawrence who are certified instructors for CT Aquatic Resource Education. The families learned about various fish (brook trout,…


Added by DAVID ASBERY on September 17, 2019 at 7:06am — No Comments

Convening on Creating a Future of Opportunity

Excited to bring our community together on Sept 25 for a half-day Convening on Creating a Future of Opportunity Through Inclusive Growth. Learn more about the event and speakers at #InclusiveGrowth #GNHOpportunity

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 15, 2019 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Career Opportunities with New Haven Healthy Start and Project Access

The two following positions are available with Project Access and New Haven Healthy Start: 

Community Health Worker:

Patient Navigator:

Apply directly on the Yale New Haven Health webpage for anyone…


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on September 10, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

We Have Ruined Childhood

According to the psychologist Peter Gray, children today are more depressed than they were during the Great Depression and more anxious than they were at the height of the Cold War. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression rose by more than 60 percent among those ages 14 to…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 4, 2019 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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“It Has To Start With the Children”: Q&A With Juanita Woods

Rubinger Fellow Juanita Woods is a community development practitioner and city council member in Monroe, LA who specializes in helping people skill up to take on living-wage jobs with local employers. She spoke with LISC about her fellowship project to provide apprenticeships for young people, the challenges of wealth-building in historically underserved communities, and the inspiration she gets from empowering youth on their life journeys.

The Long Journey to a Healing Home

In honor of Veterans Day this year, we are highlighting Perry Point Veterans Village, an extraordinary supportive housing community for homeless vets created by HELP USA in tandem with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NEF and many other dedicated partners. The development was 10 years in the making and involved a veritable high-wire act of aligning bureaucracies and funding sources and overcoming political opposition. The result is worth the struggle: 75 safe, affordable homes for veterans who'd been surviving on the streets and now have a bona fide new lease on life.

From Recidivism to Rebuilding Lives: Q&A With Kelly Orians

Kelly Orians is an attorney, a 2019 Rubinger Fellow and the co-director of the First 72+, a ground-breaking New Orleans re-entry program for people returning from incarceration. Orians spoke with LISC about the state of criminal justice in Louisiana, the challenges and successes her clients experience, and how her organization is helping lift the burden of entrenched bureaucracy and predatory debt that keeps so many people from gaining real freedom after release.

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