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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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

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.

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

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

PUSHing for Development Without Displacement in Buffalo

PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing), a long-time LISC partner, has made extraordinary gains in disinvested parts of Buffalo by developing green affordable housing, workforce programs, community cohesion and even a land bank. An article in Next City plumbs the group’s mission and inventive strategies to boost prosperity for residents while trying to prevent displacement. Over the past decade, LISC has invested nearly $12 million in grants and equity in PUSH projects.

LISC’s Julia Ryan in NY Times Letter: Community Efforts are Key to Crime Reduction

In response to a New York Times article on the role of citizens in crime reduction, Julia Ryan, LISC’s vice president of health and safety, wrote a letter to the editor underscoring the importance of community nonprofits and residents in the success of these efforts. Ryan points to LISC research that proves community-led strategies work and calls for appropriate investment in community-led revitalization.

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