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A Nation of Weavers: The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.

I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere in the country about social isolation and social fragmentation. Very often a parent comes up to me afterward and says, “My daughter took her life when she was 14.” Or, “My son died of an overdose when he was 20.”

Their eyes flood with tears. I don’t know what to say. I squeeze a shoulder just to try to be present with them, but the crying does not stop. As…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments

Why Dance is as Important as Math in School

Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson...

Source: TED ED 2018

https://blog.ed.ted.com/2018/04/02/why-dance-is-just-as-important-as-math-in-school/

Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

"The Poverty of Privacy Rights"

Watch this video with Khiara M. Bridges who is an anthropologist specializing in the #intersectionality of race, reproductive #justice, and law. She is best known for her book, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization, in which she argues that #race and #class largely affect women's #prenatal, #childbirth, and #postnatal experiences. #BHM #NewHaven #HealthyStart #blackchampions4health

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Death by Delivery"

If you or know of someone that is pregnant, contact …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Development Manager

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Development Manager. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. 

For more information and to apply please click here.

Added by Lisa Carter on February 15, 2019 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The Fallacy of NOT Seeing Race

As a little Brown girl with a big Arabic name growing up in a place called Lynchburg, Virginia, I always looked forward to Black History Month. I reveled in the opportunity to see performances hosted by the local Black Theatre ensemble. I developed a profound appreciation for the genius of George C. Wolfe, Lorraine Hansbury, and August Wilson. I learned about the complexities of African-Americans’ lived experiences in and the persistent struggle to survive in spaces that brand Black…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 14, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Facts on Reproductive Justice

Read the facts on reproductive justice: https://bit.ly/2tmy5iN

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 13, 2019 at 11:09am — No Comments

Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys...

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https://theundefeated.com/features/only-two-percent-of-teachers-are-black-men-yet-research-confirms-they-matter/

Source: The…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 13, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments

The History of Reproductive Justice

Take a look at The …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 11, 2019 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Maternal Death Rates Continues to Rise

The United States ranks 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate and the maternal death rate continues to rise despite major advancements in medical technology and treatments. The statistics on #maternal death are staggering. Each year in the United States, about 700 to 1,200 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications, and black women are about three to four times more likely to die of #pregnancy or delivery complications than white women.  Many are working to address…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 8, 2019 at 10:57am — No Comments

Job openings at CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

 Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound is currently hiring for six positions and an intern. If one of these sounds like someone you know, please pass the listing along.

Chief Legal Director (full-time, New Haven)

Direct CFE/Save the Sound’s legal department as part of a wider organizational team that employs legal action, community engagement, legislative advocacy and policy development, science and engineering,…

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Added by Valerie Wormley Radford on February 7, 2019 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation Welcomes New Leadership and Member to 2019 Board of Directors

Terry H. Jones

New Haven, CT (January 29, 2019) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has welcomed Terry H. Jones, of Shelton, to its board of directors, and the board has voted Khalilah…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 7, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

Dr. Mindy Fullilove - One of the organizers for "400 years of Inequality"

Dr. Mindy Fullilove is a clinical psychiatrist who focuses on the ways social and environmental factors affect the mental health of communities. She is currently a professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School. Her research examines the mental health effects of environmental processes such as violence, segregation, and urban renewal. She is one of the organizers of “400 Years of Inequality”.

400 Years of Inequality is a diverse coalition of…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 6, 2019 at 9:24am — No Comments

Feeling fidgety in class? Go stomp, jump or hop down this school's sensory hallway

This is a must read for parents and school staff. Includes a news video clip that is also worth watching.

Roland School can also squat, do pushups or crawl down the main corridor to stay active...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/physical-activity-guidelines-children-1.4932070

Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Teaching Tolerance

Discover and develop world-class materials with a community of educators committed to diversity, equity and justice.

https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Teaching-Tolerance-magazine-58.pdf

Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support: What about New Haven?

The Organic Role of Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support

January 22, 2019;  Source: Next City

People may check out fewer books from libraries than they used to, but libraries have continued to grow as their role as community hubs deepens. Here…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 30, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Importance of Urban Trees

Barbara’s reporting got us thinking about the importance of urban trees, so we called up Colleen Murphy-Dunning to learn more. She is the Director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology and the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

Hear the interview hear: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

What do the state budget and new tax law mean for the nonprofit sector? Take the survey.

The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance (The Alliance) and the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) are working together to better understand how the new tax law and state budget crisis are affecting nonprofits in Connecticut, what nonprofits and grantmakers are doing to address these challenges, and what more could be done to support the health of Connecticut's nonprofit sector. Analysis of this survey will be shared with…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 28, 2019 at 4:18pm — No Comments

How placemaking can empower urban communities, not tear them apart

Late last month,  published a piece with the somewhat incendiary title “How placemaking is tearing apart social housing communities.” The article tells a distressing story of a local east London council forcing the relocation of social housing residents so the estate could be refurbished, and how years later, hundreds of units remain empty as displaced residents have yet been able to return. The details as described are a little murky — or perhaps I just got lost in the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 24, 2019 at 10:39am — No Comments

Grants Available to Nonprofits

Project, general operating and capacity building support for nonprofits working in Greater New Haven.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s annual responsive grants process is open. The responsive grants process is the largest source of competitive grant funding from The Foundation and is offered in conjunction with its partner in philanthropy serving the Valley, the Valley Community Foundation. 

Nonprofits serving The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 24, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

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Open Street Project

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

Opportunity Zones Reality Check

Ensuring that Opportunity Zones investments benefit the people who live and work there was the crux of a recent roundtable led by LISC and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. An article on Medium.com by LISC’s George Ashton III and the Fed’s Adrian Franco describes the insights—and important takeaways—from community and economic development leaders on the front lines of helping stakeholders shape Opportunity Zone activity in their areas.

Constructing Resilience, Two Years After María: Q&A with Javier Zapata-Rodríguez

The deputy director of economic development for PathStone Corporation and a LISC Rubinger Fellow, Javier E. Zapata-Rodríguez has an insider's view on how the fallout from hurricane Maria has shaped economic development in Puerto Rico, the imperative of supporting small business on the island, and how Puerto Ricans have galvanized to build resiliency for themselves, two years after the megastorm made landfall.

“The Sunshine is Free, the Power is Clean”: A Big LISC Investment in Renewable Energy

LISC D.C. joined forces with the Community Preservation and Development Corporation and the National Housing Trust to bring solar energy to 12 affordable housing communities in the nation's capital. LISC provided the largest investment, a $1.2 million loan, to the project, which will lower costs and the carbon footprint for residents of 2,200 apartments. And this is just the beginning. Photos courtesy Community Preservation and Development Corp.

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