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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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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.

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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

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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