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MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards



MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering for the eleventh year to recognize, sustain and share the work …

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 15, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

CT Immigrant Day (April 23rd) seeks nominations for awards

On Monday, April 23rd, you are invited to the 15th Annual Connecticut Immigrant Day, hosted by the Connecticut Immigrant & Refugee Coalition (CIRC).  The event will be held on from 1pm-3pm in the Old Judiciary Room, featuring remarks by Secretary of State Merrill and a keynote address from Dominican-born President Daisy Cocco De Philippis of Naugatuck Valley Community College.

As always, CIRC will be recognizing 15-20 new Americans who have made…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on February 13, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Working farm and Green House

Anyone know of a working farm/greenhouse in the Greater New Haven area? That is open to have Easter Seals Goodwill Clients working part time.
Chuck 203-777-2000 x260

Added by Chuck Hazard on February 13, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Grants: Open Spaces Sacred Places: The Healing Power of Nature - National Awards Initiative for Integrated Design and Research

The TKF Foundation announces the final phase of the Open Spaces Sacred Places (OSSP) National Awards Program.  The program was enacted in 2 phases, a Planning Grant Phase, now closed, and an open call for proposals. Final Awards will fund development of significant new sacred public green spaces in urban settings that demonstrate a combination of high quality design-build and rigorous…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 12, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

SOILent Green - Made FOR People

Fair Haven, CT - “Soylent green is people!” So screams the blustering bloviator of 1970 b-film maxims, Charlton Heston [I mean, who can forget this gem,It’s a Madhouse! from that ape flick] at the end of the same titled film when he discovers that Soylent Green is not just a natural food product created to feed the starving mass…

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Added by Melissa Waldron Lehner on February 9, 2012 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Black History Month - A Human Perspective: JP's Story is one of resilience, struggle, determination and hope

As we reflect on Black History, a very dear friend (JP) has shared his story about his battle with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer.  The intent is to offer a first-hand experience that will be helpful to others and hopefully, will encourage us all to be very proactive about our health and well-being. He shares his story as a contribution for Black History Month. Read: BHM Contribution. JP is an African-American…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 8, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Great New Exhibit Opening at The Peabody Museum- BIG FOOD: Health, Culture & the Evolution of Eating

Opens this Saturday at 10am-4pm

Games, crafts, healthy food and much more for children and families.

Admission:

Children 3 & up- $5

Adults- $9

http://peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/big-food-health-culture-and-evolution-eating

Added by Lee Cruz on February 7, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments

OneWorld's Ode to Lyris Soprano Camilla Williams: 10/18/1919 - 1/29/2012

We also honor William Still, Dorothy Dandridge, Claude McKay, Marcus Garvey, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Lydia Maria Child, Hattie McDaniel & the thousands who bravely paved the way to the "freedoms" we enjoy today.  

http://oneworldpi.org/blog/

Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 7, 2012 at 2:28am — No Comments

Urgent needs for beds and dressers for new refugees

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services is expecting over 20 new refugees to arrive in New Haven over the next two weeks.  We urgently need beds for them, especially twin size beds– mattresses, box springs, and frames.

We also need dressers and chests of drawers.

If you would like to donate any of these items – in good condition, please  -- and you live in or close to New Haven, please contact Chris George at cgeorge@irisct.org, or (203)…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on February 6, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Black History Month 2012 - from an Education Perspective – Pt1: Emphasizing Education and Self-Respect

http://www.oneworldpi.org/blog and http://www.oneworldpi/education/education_videos.html

In a Policy Research Report done by Russell J. Skiba, Robert S. Michael and Abra Carroll Nardo and issued by Indiana Education Policy Center in June 2000, titled The Color of Discipline, the researchers pointed out things we knew to be…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BLACK HISTORY MONTH – FROM A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE –

A MESSAGE EXPRESSLY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN & THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM.

 The prostate gland is often the cause of very big problems for men, especially black men. Prostate Cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, when compared with Caucasian males, African American males are diagnosed much later and the mortality rate is 2.4 times higher.  According to many reports, a big…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 2, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

New Study Shows Shootings and Killings Can Be Stopped

Homicides were reduced by more than half in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood. And in communities plagued by violence where Safe Streets wasn’t implemented, community members were seven times more likely to support using guns to resolve disputes compared to a Safe Streets neighborhood.

RWJF has supported CeaseFire and its replication since its start in Chicago in 2000, helping to test and refine intervention and prevention strategies. This is the first rigorous evaluation study of a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 1, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance seeks opportunities for Students to shadow in NH nonprofits.

YANA—the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance—is a new group whose goals include finding jobs, sharing resources, and expanding opportunities among the Yale community involved in or seeking to become involved in the nonprofit world. The group’s objective is to mobilize and unify the resources of our alumni network to better serve the needs and objectives of nonprofits. We want to help expose current students and recent grads to networking and career opportunities relating to the nonprofit sector. …

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Added by Joanne Sciulli on January 31, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Yale University Job Opening: Human Resources Specilaist

Yale University is seeking someone to join their client support team in Human Resources. Qualified individuals will have a B.A. and 6 years related HR experience. They are looking for someone with progressive HR experience in some of the following areas:  recruiting, employee relations, talent management, organizational development, training, HRIS, labor relations, etc. If you are qualified and interested then please submit your application here: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 31, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

YRM Seeks Program Director

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

January 2012

 

Youth Rights Media, a New Haven, Connecticut-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth, seeks a full time Program Director responsible for overall management and administration of programs.

 

The Organization:

 

Youth Rights Media (YRM) is a New Haven-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth to know, protect and advance their rights.  YRM builds youth…

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Added by Janis Astor del Valle on January 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Youth Resource for dealing with Real Life After High School

Navigating the Real World is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people in their teens and 20s navigate important life decisions and challenges. Read more

Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Link to Presentation - Making America Healthier for All: What Each of Us Can Do

Link to Powerpoint presentation: Making America Healthier for All: What Each of Us Can Do



Professor David R. Williams, PhD, MPH…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 24, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Governor Malloy Launches "City Canvas" Project for CT Cities

WWW.Courant.com

Governor Malloy Launches "City Canvas" Project for CT Cities

Mayors invited to submit plans to spur urban centers with art

By FRANK RIZZO

Hartford Courant

7:20 PM EST, January 23, 2012

Connecticut cities will be getting a bit of an artistic face -- and spirit--  lift.



Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, city leaders,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 24, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

NOAA Liaison to the Long Island Sound Study

The NOAA Liaison to the Long Island Sound Study position has been 

announced. See _http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/307516800_

The individual selected for this position will:



- Serve as a liaison to the EPA Long Island Sound Study (LISS).

- Work on a variety of science advisory and coordination activities…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Haven Town Green Special Services District Searching for Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Town Green Special Services District is seeking the services of a professional manager with strong leadership, communications and collaborative skills to serve as its Executive Director.…



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Added by Lee Cruz on January 18, 2012 at 4:46pm — 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

Investing in People, Place, and Resilient Rural Economies: Q&A with Caitlin Cain

"The infrastructure of our communities is not just physical; it is also social and economic,” said Caitlin Cain, the new director of Rural LISC. In a wide-ranging conversation, she talks about the impact of COVID-19, the importance of investing in communities of color and the tremendous range of rural innovation that already exists—and needs appropriate capital to grow.

Making Recovery Equitable

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones joined a panel of researchers and other experts brought together by the Philadelphia Fed to discuss how government at all levels can help small businesses recover from the pandemic, and how these programs must evolve to ensure equitable recovery. The webinar is part of an ongoing series examining best practices for bringing about equity as we emerge from the crisis.

Building the Skills & Confidence to Land a Good Job: One Woman's Journey

Volunteers of America Texas (VOATX) in Houston is one of more than 40 community-based partners nationwide using LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities model. LaSonya Bishop, VOATX’s Regional Director of Workforce, explores what it takes to help unemployed and underemployed people build their skills and find good-paying jobs – a task that is more challenging than ever with the pandemic. She does so through the lens of a Houston resident named Tamara, who overcame addiction and homelessness to graduate from a VOATX training program and get a job as a phlebotomist, which she has maintained since Covid-19 hit our shores. This is just one of many success stories catalyzed by LISC’s partnership with the Citi Foundation.

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