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June 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Help us turn check cashing fees into savings balances

$1.5 billion a year is spent in the USA on check cashing fees, according to the Brookings Institute.  The FDIC estimates that families without bank accounts - the unbanked or underbanked - spend between 3% and 5% of their income on cash-based financial services.  Since most government benefits are now made electronically through direct deposit, most of the checks being cashed are paychecks.  Many folks go to the check casher because they believe they do not have enough money for a bank…


Added by Lynn Smith on June 29, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

2012 NCLR Awardees include local Priest Fa. James Manship & New Haven resident Angel Fernandez-Chavero

LAS VEGAS—On Tuesday, July 10, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will honor six individuals and organizations that have achieved extraordinary accomplishments in their professions and in service to the Hispanic community and the country. The awards will be presented to the honorees by NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía during the highly anticipated annual Awards Gala, which caps off the 2012 NCLR Annual Conference held July 7–10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year’s winners include…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 27, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Rotary Club of New Haven Installs New Officers & Board Members

On June 26th the Rotary Club of New Haven celebrated the installation of club officers and members of the board of directors for the 2012-2013 Rotary year at Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant.

New officers include Jeff Dow, President; John Karavas, President-elect; Douglas Lisk, Secretary; and Kevin Guptill, Treasurer. Ron Osach will serve as Immediate Past President.

Board of Directors members include Thomas Ayars,…


Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on June 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Artist Feedback for Connecticut Office of The Arts

 The Connecticut Office of the Arts wants to learn what Connecticut artists in the performing, literary and media arts need to help them succeed professionally. 
This short survey will take about five minutes and will help  develop business training for artists.  Your responses will be confidential and never identified with you, but will make a real difference in helping address artists’ needs.
Before you take this survey,forward it to your friends…

Added by Shola Cole on June 26, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Temporary Survey Administrator Jobs at CARE


Neighborhood Health Data Collection

August-October 2012


General Description

As part of a large community based research project, CARE will be collecting health surveys from 1400 New Haven residents in six neighborhoods:  Dixwell, Fair Haven, Hill North, Newhallville, West River/Dwight and West Rock. CARE is recruiting 15-18 people to assist with survey administration for…


Added by Alycia Santilli on June 21, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms and the Gardens for Good Contest

New Haven Farms is one of many organizations vying for the $15k offered by Nature's Path Foods. This would help secure our brand new CSA program to help those in need of access to healthy foods. Predominantly Hispanic and low-income families are invited to participate in New Haven Farms' year-round educational programs. 75% of New Haven Farms' members are referred by their community health center medical provider, in a prescription for produce program that enables us to reach the most…


Added by Melissa Waldron Lehner on June 21, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments


Latino Youth Have the Fastest Growing Rates of Diabetes, Says Study

NBC Latino, Nina Terrero, 06/11/2012

Startling new analysis reveals that Latino youth have the fastest growing rates of Type 1 and Type…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 16, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

ArtsEdSearch, a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of arts education research

Welcome to ArtsEdSearch, a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of arts education research. The matrix to the right organizes the research in ArtsEdSearch and helps you to find the information you need. Use the matrix to learn about research in four topical areas—outcomes of arts education: for students, for educators, in the context of in-school settings, and in the context of out-of-school settings—at varying educational-levels.…


Added by Julie Trachtenberg on June 13, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Deadline Extended -- High School Journalism Camps

The Conn. Health I-Team is hosting two week-long journalism camps this summer - July 9 at Quinnipiac University and July 16 at the University of Connecticut. New Haven students can attend for FREE.  Our program gives students the opportunity to spend a week on a university campus, learning the tools of journalism by participating in workshops led by award-winning journalists; sharpening research skills; and reporting and writing stories. Come and join us! Contact Lynne at…


Added by Lynne DeLucia on June 12, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Boost! is expanding to 10 additional New Haven schools

Boost! is currently seeking organizations that have an interest and ability to provide services or supports that meet the academic, social, or physical health needs of students in New Haven's Boost! schools.  

Please fill out an agency profile here: 

For more information, visit: …


Added by United Way of Greater New Haven on June 7, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

United Way Announces Funding Opportunities for Non Profits

United Way of Greater New Haven is inviting proposals for grant funding from any non-profit organization serving low-income school-age youth (Kindergarten-Grade 12) in Branford, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven and West Haven. Annual grant amounts will range from $10,000-$50,000 and will provide three years of funding to programs that provide high-quality wraparound services and learning supports to help school-age youth in our region succeed in school and be prepared for…


Added by United Way of Greater New Haven on June 7, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Anthony DiLauro to speak at Rotary Club of New Haven luncheon meeting June 12th

Anthony DiLauro of Read to Grow will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of New Haven's luncheon meeting June 12th. For location info, click here

Public invited.  Full lunch $12. Beverage w/ desert $8   Meeting starts at 12:15 and scheduled to end at 1:30.

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on June 5, 2012 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Rotary Club of New Haven wins regional, national and international awards

As communicated by club president, Ron Osach June, 2012 to the club members


...(Our club)qualified for the Presidential Citation, the District Governor’s Citation and the award for greatest membership growth and retention.  The first two of those awards were for the outstanding variety and quality of community, vocational and international…


Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on June 5, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

Cronote Remind Button

Useful tool for nonprofits, still in development, feedback welcome: The Cronote Remind button lets website visitors schedule text message and email reminders about your events or services. For nonprofits, the Remind button can be placed next to information about an upcoming event. Event organizers have access to each button's analytics, which can be used to track interest over time. Remind buttons are generated using three pieces of information: name of the event, message,…


Added by Ann Nguyen on June 4, 2012 at 1:58pm — No Comments

When Schools and Museums Meet

When it comes to arts education, schools and art museums are natural partners. Schools come equipped with audiences ready to learn, while museums have no shortage of artwork and arts knowledge to share.…


Added by Julie Trachtenberg on June 4, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments

HIgh School Journalism Camps

The Conn. Health I-Team is hosting two week-long journalism camps this summer - July 9 at Quinnipiac University and July 16 at the University of Connecticut.  The program gives students the opportunity to spend a week on a university campus, learning the tools of journalism by participating in workshops led by award-winning journalists; sharpening research skills; and reporting and writing stories.  FREE tuition for New Haven students. Contact Lynne at or go to…


Added by Lynne DeLucia on June 2, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments


Posted to NHI on June 1, 2012 – N’Zinga Shäni, OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc

Paul Bunyan Acquitted -

I am delighted to read this story.…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — 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

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

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.

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