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June 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Learn All About NH Promise Scholarship Program on OneWorld Video

The New Haven Promise Scholarship Program is unique to New Haven Public School Students.  The program has certain specific criteria that all qualifying students must meet.  Students start getting benefits from the first grade until the 12th grade, and must graduate from a NH Public High School.

On Sun 6/30/13, 7-8pm, on Comcast Channel 26, a 1-hr program explaining the details of and the criteria for NH Promise will air. For those without cable, you…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 28, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Junta Youth Summer Leadership Bootcamp

Come join Junta at the 1st Summer Youth Leadership Bootcamp!

Develop leadership skills, learn how to speak your mind, begin to imagine and enact change, and see how your strengths can be an asset to the community. This week will feature food, games and fun activities, and campers will meet with inspiring speakers who are leaders in…

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Added by Ana María Rivera-Forastieri on June 26, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

It is time to end the #nonprofit overhead myth. You can help



The experts have spoken: the percent of charity expenses that goes to administrative costs—commonly referred to as  “overhead”—is a poor measure of a charity’s performance.



JOIN US TO END THE OVERHEAD MYTH AND START SUPPORTING NONPROFIT INVESTMENTS IN…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 21, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments

Prenatal Exposure to Pollution Raises Risk for Autism & Car Pollution Linked to Childhood Cancers - Research Findings.

Having a range of information allows us to ask questions and exercise options.  The articles linked below provide such information.  Remember - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  We are more likely to prevent than to repair damage to the human body.

N'Zinga Shani, OneWorld, Inc…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 19, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

Upper State Street-New Haven

Upper State Street-New Haven
Seeking energetic, enthusiastic person to manage Farmers Market on Saturdays beginning June 22
This is a paid position and training and ongoing assistance is available. Contact Fred at 203-782-6767

Added by Lee Cruz on June 14, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments

Five High School age volunteers available July 1-25

This is our eighth consecutive year for the Youth Initiative. It's a program wherein we bring in High School students in for leadership development training in the morning and then bring them out as volunteers to various job sites around the city. The students receive a stipend but there is NO COST to the host volunteer site.



We had a couple of last minute cancellations and now we're faced with placing 5 kids. We need spots from 1-5, Monday through Friday, basically for the month of… Continue

Added by Todd Foster on June 11, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

OneWorld Progressive Institute Celebrates 17 Years of Community Forums & Programs on PEG

  • OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc
  • A 501(c)3 Community Organization
  • P. O. Box 8662 New Haven, CT 06531
  • Phone (203) 407-0250
  • Email:…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 10, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments

In Blazing Campaign Trail, Keitazulu Brings Something Special to Political Table

Keitazulu Blazes His Own Campaign Trail. He Brings Something Special to The Political Table

The entire article in the New Haven Independent is worth reading.  We encourage you to do so.  The link is at the end of this short blog.

New Haven NEEDS an effective collaborative government.

This is a form of governance in which leaders…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 8, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Charter School Suspension Rate Prompts Call for Review Action

Charter School Suspension Rate Prompts Call To Action

This Is An Opportunity for Meaningful Examination of Suspension/Disciplinary Policies!

While this situation is alarming, it is also an opportunity for the State Dept of Education (SDE), CT’s public school districts, the Charter Schools, parents and community leaders to take a god analytical look at school suspension and disciplinary policies and their implementation across the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 6, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Curbing Costs - Improving Quality of Health Care

Bending the Curve: Person-Centered Health Care Reform

Curbing Costs, Improving Quality of Health Care  

Framework for Improving Care and Slowing Health Care Cost Growth…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 3, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Cheerios Advertisement with Interracial Couple Brings Out America's Underbelly

Cheerios Advertisement with Interracial Couple Brings Out America’s Underbelly.

The hopeful belief expressed by many that we are living in a post-racial America is challenged daily by the experience of many people of color.  Of course, the dismissive comments of some public commentators that racism in America is largely in the past and therefore needs no serious attention are challenged every day by the experience of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 3, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Did you miss United Way's Women's Initiative's recent showing of "A Place at the Table?" After the great response it received, there will be a second opportunity to see the film, which examines the i…

Did you miss United Way's Women's Initiative's recent showing of "A Place at the Table?" After the great response it received, there will be a second opportunity to see the film, which examines the issue of hunger in America.

Join us at 6 pm on Tuesday, June 11 at James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St. in Branford for a free screening of the film, followed by a discussion with local food policy leaders on hunger in Greater New Haven.

To reserve your…

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Added by Cara Rosner on June 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 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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The Faces of “Bring Them HOMES”

A poignant photography exhibit honors veterans whose lives have been touched by Bring Them HOMES, our housing initiative for homeless and at-risk former servicemen and women. All photos by Gus Powell/Courtesy Lee Marks Fine Art

Top Reads, Week of 11/5

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we’re delving into a report on jobs that fall short of the middle-class salary threshold, Opportunity Zones, and the impact a felony charge has on one’s ability to participate in democracy.

Progress and Possibilities for Housing Every Veteran

Our commitment to helping house homeless and at-risk veterans won’t let up until there are no more ex-military men and women living on the streets. It’s hard work, especially in hot, high-cost markets. In honor of Veteran's Day, we're highlighting the creative solutions and partnerships that build supportive housing communities and make it possible for us reach our collective goal.

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