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Featured Blog Posts – May 2018 Archive (11)

Relaunched Schooner Has Wind In Its Sails

Two years after becoming a signature program of the New Haven Land Trust, Schooner Camp is planning to double in size. The growth represents a remarkable turnaround for the popular sailing and coastal exploration program. Financial difficulties nearly shuttered Schooner before a merger with New Haven…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 17, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms is seeking an Administrative Assistant!

New Haven Farms is looking for an Administrative Assistant! See the job description below (or on our website) for more information.

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Added by New Haven Farms on May 16, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Schooner Summer Camp offers awesome summer for kids and teens!

Schooner Summer Camp has some amazing things in the works for our upcoming summer. Read on to learn about all the wonderful things that will be new for camp this year. We now have programs for ages 4-5, awesome leadership programming for ages 13-14, six additional sailboats, and will be adding more amazing staff members along with our new camp director!
 
Hi everyone, my name is Cori, and I'm excited to be the new director of Schooner Camp this summer. I've spent my…
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Added by Cori Merchant on May 15, 2018 at 11:17am — No Comments

From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.

Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.html

Added by Lee Cruz on May 11, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

Harvest the Rain!

A rain barrel is an easy and inexpensive way to harvest the rain and store runoff where it falls, on your property. This water can be used to water gardens and lawns.

Top 5 reasons to harvest rainwater:

  • Conserve a natural resource
  • Protect our rivers and streams from…
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Added by Regional Water Authority on May 10, 2018 at 4:50pm — No Comments

The Great(est) Give: Over $1.7 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits

 New Haven, Conn. (May 4, 2018) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) is excited to announce the results of The Great Give® 2018, the region’s ninth community-wide online fundraising event for nonprofits serving…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 10, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Help Build an Engaged and Informed Electorate

GNH-VOTE 2018 is a nonpartisan initiative of The Community Foundation

Free Voter Engagement Training 

Learn how to engage and inform voters and use the voter…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 9, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Next City: Why I Want Community Organizers to Tell Me Where to Invest

Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to become an impact investor. Before then, no one ever told me it was possible to make investment decisions based on my values rather than just financial returns. Once I learned there was this rising tide of “impact investing,” I was all in.

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 4, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Two Thought Provoking Opinion Pieces: #MeToo Movement NYT

What Do We Do With These Men?

By Katie J. M. Baker

Ms. Baker is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News who has covered institutional responses to sexual violence and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 4, 2018 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Improve your nonprofit organization with The TANGO Nonprofit Method

There's always room for improvement in your organization and TANGO is proud to introduce The TANGO Nonprofit Method!

The TANGO Nonprofit Method is an invaluable instructional guide accompanied by interactive videos that will enhance the mission of your organization and structure; it will also guide nonprofits through best practices for your Board of Directors, Management Team, Employees and overall company mission.…

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Added by Rob Bloomstone on May 3, 2018 at 2:13pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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.

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.

Catalyzing Kalamazoo

For 15 years, LISC has been investing in Kalamazoo's historic Edison neighborhood, where decades of deindustrialization and decline had severed residents from jobs, educational opportunities and accessible healthcare. Today, gleaming new community facilities and flourishing small businesses are generating good jobs, and preparing people for employment. And resident-led projects to beautify the district and create social bonds are nudging the neighborhood into a more connected, dynamic future.

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