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May 2015 Blog Posts (15)



  • Capable patients / health care consumers should be actively involved in their own care.
  • Ask questions; take notes; seek second opinions; know what you are being given or prescribed.
  • Ask what are the intended outcomes; what are the benefits…

Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 30, 2015 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

What if Marginalized Neighbourhoods Crafted Their Own Handmade, Place-based Economies?

From entrepreneurs in their 20s to established real estate developers, the diversity of people who joined the first few gatherings on neighbourhood economics in Cincinnati had an initiator of the effort, Peter Block, happily stunned.

Peter Block “The most excited people in some cases were the people who came in with the most responsibility — and they got it,” Peter says.

Christine Egger, who is supporting the…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 28, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

For Baby Boomers Alzheimer’s Might Show-Up Differently

The information provided in this article by Lisa Rapaport is most informative and certainly worth reading and sharing.  At the end of the article are links to segments of a two-part program done by OneWorld with a  physician, an assessment specialist and loved ones of Alzheimer's patients.

Memory loss may not always be first sign of…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 22, 2015 at 1:10am — 1 Comment


The Governor and legislative leaders are negotiating a final budget deal now.

The Governor is pushing for cuts in HUSKY (Medicaid) that will eliminate coverage for 30,000+ people.  The Appropriations Committee restored the cutsWe need your help to keep this important health care coverage in the state budget.…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 22, 2015 at 12:19am — No Comments

Dreams, Discovery and Development at All Our Kin’s 10th Annual Family Child Care Conference

Saturday morning, 8am: Gateway Community College is a hive of activity. Approximately 200 family child care providers weave through the large, light-filled building,…


Added by Jessica Sager on May 21, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments

OneWorld's Health Literacy: NO LONGER WANTING TO DIE!

Mental Illness and the Associated Shame Run in Families.

Mental Illness is Curable. Shame Can Be Prevented. 

We CAN Learn How to Be Proactive, Open and Supportive.

Please read this article in the NY Times- linked below.

Many people opt for suicide because they see no way out of…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 19, 2015 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

Public Allies Connecticut is Looking To Partner in 2015-2016!

Have you been looking to boost capacity at your organization? Are you interested in becoming an Public Ally host site for the 2015-2016 year? Read on! …


Added by Emily Gallagher on May 18, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

Type 2 Diabetes: A Dangerous, Chronic, Debilitating Disease

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc Presents: A Health Literacy Blog about:

Diabetes Type 2: A Dangerous, Chronic, Debilitating Disease

OneWorld on Facebook OneWorld on YouTube  …


Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 16, 2015 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Join Storytelling Delegation to Nicaragua in July

Storytelling Delegation to Leόn, Nicaragua - July 26 – Aug 2 2015

The New Haven/Leόn Sister City Project invites you to join a family oriented delegation (families with kids middle school age or older are welcome to join the group) to Leόn, Nicaragua this summer 2015. The trip is to experience the cultural and economic realities of the current Nicaraguan community through sharing stories and experiences between the generations and with members of the rural…


Added by Chris Schweitzer on May 15, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

New Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits Working with Immigrants or Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is pleased to announce two special grant opportunities for organizations working with immigrants or formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Organizations providing services or programs that provide direct service, advocacy, collaborative efforts, capacity building, public education and leadership development in alignment with the goals of The Foundation’s immigrant integration or incarceration and reentry…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 13, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Thought provoking read: Lessons from our National Park System for Baltimore, Ferguson

For 20 years that we've been traipsing through the national parks, I looked forward to the day when we'd encounter black and brown Americans in such numbers among the visitors that their presence on the trail in Grand Canyon would be unremarkable. Their faces would be radiant with joy as we met among the giant sequoias in Giant Grove, Sequoia National Park. They'd move easily among the other guests at Yellowstone Lodge after a day watching bison and grizzlies in the park. I'd run into…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Governance Matters

President Obama has started a new foundation focused on assisting young men in disadvantaged communities.

The Wall Street Journal article about this effort had offered three pieces of information: the foundation's origin/purpose; financial support, and the board. Nonprofit governance matters.

Here's what was stated about the board:

(News Corp) vice president and global head of government affairs, Toni Cook Bush, will sit on the organization’s board and leadership team.…


Added by Mike Burns on May 12, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Be Aware of Children's Mental Health Issues

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc Presents: May 3-9 was Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.  Unfortunately, the blog did not post (technical glitch I guess) However, there is much adults can do to help children relieve stress.

Of course, we should think of children’s mental health daily.  But in our busy world the powers that be have designated one week when we should…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 8, 2015 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Unprecedented Giving for Local Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Community Foundation) announces that $1,291,096 will be distributed to area nonprofits thanks to more than 7,000 donors who made more than 9600 gifts during …


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 8, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Nonprofit Board Host not home

If nonprofit boards are the surrogate owners of a nonprofit representing the public/taxpayer's interests, it stands to reason that good governance would mean that the board would sit ever ready to listen and hear the needs, wants and interests of the many stakeholders/constituents of what the nonprofit has to offer. If a board accepts this concept it then must also accept and value the concept of community engagement.

In last week's conference on governance, David Renz of the Bloch…


Added by Mike Burns on May 4, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

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

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

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