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Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (11)

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…
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Added by Shola Cole on June 26, 2012 at 12:07pm — 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.…

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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…

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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: http://www.uwgnh.org/form/boost-agency-profile 

For more information, visit: …

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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…

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Added by United Way of Greater New Haven on June 7, 2012 at 3:49pm — 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,…

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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.…

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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 lynnedelucia@yahoo.com or go to…

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

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One of the most powerful ways to immobilize citizen engagement can be outside money, even when purported to be available for citizen engagement.

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Open Street Project

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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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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

JPMorgan Chase Fuels Economic Development in Philly, Milwaukee

LISC-led coalitions in Milwaukee and Philadelphia are among the four winners of this year’s JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods competition. In each city, local partners are pooling their expertise and resources to drive major community-focused economic development plans that revitalize commercial corridors, spur small businesses, create jobs and raise standards of living for residents.

Fast Company: ‘26x26’ Will Boost Soccer, Kids, Communities

Soccer fans have been cheering LISC's $30 million collaboration with Lionsraw and American Outlaws to fuel soccer facilities and youth programming in underserved communities. But the effort to invest in 26 fields by the 2026 World Cup is about much more than scoring goals; the program is set to empower 1 million kids and improve the health of their communities as well. Fast Company takes an in-depth look.

Hispanic Heritage Is Integral to the American Experiment—and American Potential

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones marks the close of Hispanic Heritage Month reflecting on the extraordinary talent and assets Latino Americans inject into our communities, and how our partnerships work to harness those assets for the benefit of all.

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