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Featured Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (12)

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

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

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

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

May Is Women's Health Awareness & ACTION Month. Be Empowered

MAY IS WOMEN'S HEALTH AWARENESS & ACTION MONTH. BE EMPOWERED

During the entire month of May OneWorld will bring you a series of health awareness blogs and videos to enhance your knowledge of health issues that might be specific to women.  We also want you to know that our web site is filled with beneficial information and resources to help you to navigate the health system.  Remember, knowledge is POWER only when we use it. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 2, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Composition and Orientation

I recently observed a nonprofit's board members panicking over the organization's total annual deficit of $23,000. Members seriously questioned the exec's abilities.

The organization's annual budget: $8 million. The deficit, less than 1% of the annual budget.

Many of the board members have grown old with their organization with some having been members for 25 years, since the founding of the organization (that's likely not the best scenario). The nonprofit started as most do…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 1, 2014 at 3:34pm — 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.

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

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

UVA’s Fairchild Named to LISC Board

LISC has elected Dr. Gregory Fairchild, one of the country’s leading academics on economic development, to its board of directors. The University of Virginia business professor has, for decades, focused his research on the underpinnings of wealth-building in communities and the ways that social enterprises and entrepreneurship can drive economic opportunity.

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.

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.

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