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Featured Blog Posts – May 2019 Archive (8)

TANGO - Helping Nonprofits Thrive - Check out our new video and FREE Membership!

TANGO (The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity) are helping nonprofits thrive with our exclusive business services platform.  Here what our Members have to say (click here for video)!

Membership to TANGO is FREE and there are never any hidden costs!

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Added by Rob Bloomstone on May 16, 2019 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Report to Our Community 2018/19

Creating a Future of Opportunity

At The Community Foundation, we strive every day to honor the legacies of those who have come before in ways that build a bright future for Greater New Haven. The pull of the past and the face of the future are always with us. In 2018, this seemed especially true. To mark our ninetieth anniversary, we…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 16, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale

On July 5, 1779, as British warships darkened the mouth of New Haven Harbor, a small militia of nineteen patriots fought back from Black Rock Fort. Perched on a rocky ledge over the city’s eastern shore, the small force held back the Redcoats for several hours before eventually becoming overwhelmed and captured. The British…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 16, 2019 at 10:50am — No Comments

United for New Haven Mosque

A mosque in New Haven was intentionally set on fire on 12th May 2019, the 7th day of Ramadan. "The fire that scarred the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven Sunday was intentionally set" said New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston. See also,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 15, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Language Literacy and News Stories: More Than TV at WPAA-TV

#in2languages #en2idiomas is a Language Literacy TV initiative for persons learning English or Spanish which uses world, technology, arts and health news produced by German Broadcast TV Deutsche Welle in consecutively published segments Weekdays and Saturday, midday on WPAA-TV in Wallingford.

For those without cable TV, programs are concurrently streamed on the Internet at on wpaa.tv here…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on May 11, 2019 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women are about three times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy, compared to white women in the United States.

A pregnant woman at a medical appointment at a clinic in…
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Added by Lee Cruz on May 8, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Employment / Fellowship Opportunity: CFGNH Fellow

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is pleased to announce the launch of a new program at The Foundation, the CFGNH Fellowship.  Starting this year, we will offer a two-year paid Fellowship with the goal of building a pipeline of future leaders of under-represented members of our community for the local nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. 

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019. For more information and application instructions, please click…

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Added by Lisa Carter on May 3, 2019 at 11:41am — No Comments

2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity

Community Foundation leadership shared a vision for Greater New Haven as a place with the resources, talent and resolve to challenge and change structural inequities and create access to opportunity for everyone.

Held Wednesday, April 24 in the newly opened Canal Dock Boathouse overlooking New Haven…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 2, 2019 at 11:27am — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Long Journey to a Healing Home

In honor of Veterans Day this year, we are highlighting Perry Point Veterans Village, an extraordinary supportive housing community for homeless vets created by HELP USA in tandem with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NEF and many other dedicated partners. The development was 10 years in the making and involved a veritable high-wire act of aligning bureaucracies and funding sources and overcoming political opposition. The result is worth the struggle: 75 safe, affordable homes for veterans who'd been surviving on the streets and now have a bona fide new lease on life.

From Recidivism to Rebuilding Lives: Q&A With Kelly Orians

Kelly Orians is an attorney, a 2019 Rubinger Fellow and the co-director of the First 72+, a ground-breaking New Orleans re-entry program for people returning from incarceration. Orians spoke with LISC about the state of criminal justice in Louisiana, the challenges and successes her clients experience, and how her organization is helping lift the burden of entrenched bureaucracy and predatory debt that keeps so many people from gaining real freedom after release.

This Is What Closing the Skills Gap Can Look Like

Chicago, like so many cities in the U.S., has jobs that need filling, and would-be workers who need the skills to build careers. A must-read article from Chicago’s WBEZ dives deep into how community organizations like the Jane Addams Resource Corp, our longtime partner and manager of a LISC-backed Bridges to Career Opportunities program, connect people with the technical and soft skills needed to land, and grow in, good, 21st-century manufacturing jobs.

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