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May 2014 Blog Posts (22)

A Vision for Every New Haven Child, by Janna Wagner

Originally posted on new haven speaks:

Over the years, I’ve started many workshops for parents and child care providers with a simple brainstorm activity.  I ask, “What are your dreams for your children, or for the children in your child care?” I’ve completed this activity more than twenty times. Every time, the answers are the same: independence, love,…

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Added by Jessica Sager on May 30, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Governance is Passion

This year is the 150th anniversary of what was once known as the Girls Club of America and is now called Girls Inc. The story of Girls Inc involved seven women, the founding board, who shared a passion and a commitment to get the job done. I pose that this is what governance is all about.

Here's the story from the Christian Science…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 29, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

NHPS Board of Education Goes Meta? More Like Illogical!

NHPS Board of Education Goes Meta – More Like Illogical

“The Board of Education is looking to create a committee to discuss ... the Board of Education.

The New Haven Independent reports "At the board’s Tuesday night public meeting, members discussed a plan to create a new Governance Committee that would “guide and prioritize the focus…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 28, 2014 at 11:46pm — No Comments

You Are NOT Covered Unless You Paid Your ACA Premium

People Who Qualify Can Still Sign Up for Medicaid In CT

If you signed up for the Affordable Care coverage  (ACA) through the Access Health Exchange or any of the various CT agencies and have not paid your premium, you are NOT covered.  Please read the Access Health Update article in the CT Mirror and see the links below to get more relevant health care coverage information. This is important!…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

OneWorld Oratory Contestants Take on Cyber Bullies

 The New Haven Independent covered OneWorld Middle School Oratory Competition Final on Tuesday, May 20, at Worthington Hooker School. The Independent article said:

LGBT Social-Media Plea Wins Oratory Competition andother entry said…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 26, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Heart Truths for Women - Emphasis on Women of Color

Heart Truths for Women – Emphasis on Women of Color

MAY IS WOMEN'S HEALTH MONTH - PLEASE READ ONEWORLD'S COMPREHENSIVE HEART HEALTH BLOG

Heart Truths for Women – Emphasis on Women of Color -…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 22, 2014 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Fails

When the US Justice Department says to your nonprofit board: " the one-man staff of Philadelphia Safety Net, repeatedly gave himself raises without board approval." you know you must be doing something wrong.

But this is indeed what the Justice Department said to the Philadelphia-based Safety Net which was undergoing an audit from having received its funds through its Congressman's earmark. Turns out that the organization, staffed by one individual who was a former staff member to the…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 22, 2014 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Dementia: Remember The Person - Talk About It

May 18- 24 Is National Dementia Awareness Week – Open UP! Talk About It! Education is the most effective weapon against ignorance.

OneWorld is committed to seeking out and bringing the community reliable information on health and education-related issues important to our well-being.

This blog on Dementia is one such effort.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Junta seeks Director of Advocacy

Organization Description

Junta for Progressive Action is non-profit organization committed to ensuring the economic, political and social conditions of the Latino and vulnerable community of greater New Haven, through programs and advocacy. Founded in 1969 to support the transition of Puerto Rican migrants into New Haven, we have emerged as an organization that focuses on supporting and empowering Latino, immigrant and low-income communities through service and social change.…

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Added by JUNTA on May 16, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

How to KEEP Kids Out of JAIL! Expert Advice Provided

WATCH ON SUNDAY, MAY 18, 7-8PM, COMCAST CHAN. 26 - CITIZENS TV

HAMDEN, NEW HAVEN AND WEST HAVEN

Watch also on AT&T Uverse, Channel 99 (the drop-down menu) find the station by looking in alphabetical order for the town in which you live.



YOUTH-AT-RISKS – How To Keep Kids Out Of Jail-…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 16, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Lending: Why Counsel Matters

The case of a New York City minister, his wife and the executive director have agreed to pay-back loans with interest and penalties they borrowed from their church and two related nonprofits. I am scratching my head a bit over the "must pay back clause" because the Wall Street Journal doesn't really indicate there was any intention not to pay back their loan (which they used to buy a house and property. Some of the loan was also used to buy a car (yes, a BMW). Alas, additional monies were…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 15, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Know Stroke Symptoms FAST: Face, Arms, Speech and Time.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

PREVENT- TREAT – BEAT- STROKE

LOVE YOUR HEART – HELP YOUR BRAIN –Prevent A Stroke

Stroke is the either the No. 3 or No. 4 cause of death in the USA

Strokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States in 2014

Yet,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 15, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Junta seeks Deputy Director for Development and Programs

Deputy Director for Development and Programs

Junta for Progressive Action seeks a Deputy Director. The purpose of this role is to support the executive director in the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and direction to Junta and other staff. Reporting to the executive director (ED), the Deputy Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from client and…

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Added by JUNTA on May 14, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

IRIS seeking Teacher for Summer Learning Program (PT, temporary job)

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org), a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, is seeking a part-time teacher for its Summer Learning Program. The mission of IRIS is to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut's communities. IRIS currently serves clients from countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan,…
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Added by Kelly Hebrank on May 14, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Middle School Oratory Competition Final, May 20, 4 - 6:00PM

OneWorld Presents: The Education Agenda –

   OneWorld’s Middle School Oratory Competition Final

   4-6pm, Tuesday May 20, 2014

 At:   Worthington Hooker School, 691 Whitney Ave., New Haven

          Support 7th & 8th Grade Student…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 14, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments

NHPS Budget Battle Demands Closer Look & Long-Term Answers

A current article in the New Haven Independent says: "Budget Battle Sparks Long-Term Ed Questions"

We agree; we also believe that the voters, parents, and community leaders need to take a closer look at the Education Budget in great detail.

It is important to remember that the Alders and the Mayor work for the voters. It is important that the voters are involved…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Natural Orifice Is Surgery Without External Scars

NOTES: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery

Women Can Wear Bikinis

No More External Sutures or Incisions. No Keloiding

No Laparoscopic Puncture Wounds to Remove Your Appendix

Natural Orifice Is Surgery Without External Scars…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 11, 2014 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Is This Care Necessary? Maybe Even Harmful? BE PROACTIVE!

REDUCING WASTE IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM & REDUCING POTENTIAL HARM

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE, AS HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS, TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW ABOUT THE TYPES OF HEALTH CARE  TESTS WE GET AND FOR WHAT REASONS. VARIOUS LINKS IN THIS BLOG PROVIDE VALUABLE INFORMATION IN THAT REGARD.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PATIENTS…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 7, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments

TEACHERS HAVE ENORMOUS POWER OVER CHILDREN’S FUTURES

                              MAY 6, 2014 IS AMERICA’S NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY.                   

         TEACHERS HAVE ENORMOUS POWER OVER CHILDREN’S FUTURES                            

 Today OneWorld takes time to salute outstanding educators everywhere.  It is important for us –as a society—to recognize that teachers have an impact every day.  That impact is critically important whether…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 7, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Autism Walk In Wallingford

Good Day To All,

Usually I like to write about the various persons connected within the cemetery and the walk-about with those persons. But for this note today, I would like to discuss the Walk for Autism which took place in Wallingford two weeks ago.

Needless, to say, it was a wonderful time to give to a…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on May 4, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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