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June 2015 Blog Posts (23)

Voter News: First-Ever Election For Board of Education Seats in New Haven

by Rachel Heerema, NH Votes Coalition



For the first time in New Haven, an election will be held for seats on the New Haven Board of Education, which over-sees the public school system. The Board of Alders created two voting districts, each comprising exactly half the city’s wards. One Board of Ed member will be elected from each district. Because of the staggering of board member terms, in this year’s election one member will be elected for a two-year term and the other for a… Continue

Added by Aaron Goode on June 26, 2015 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies

HEALTH LITERACY: AFFORDABLE CARE STANDS: SWORD OF DAMOCLES GONE - SIGN UP FOR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. PUT YOUR HEALTH FIRST.

If you have had a life-changing event since the close of the sign-up period in Feb. 2015, you can today sign up for a plan.

In CT contact AccessHealthCT.  Get health coverage.  Barack Obama has succeeded in doing something America had not been able to do…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 25, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

COME TO FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION JULY 13, 2015

What Do You Lose When You Lose Your Home?: 

A Showing and Panel…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 25, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

City Atlas: New Haven | Content Submission!

About City Atlas: New Haven

City Atlas is a new project about the future of New Haven. We feature and promote the

sustainability goals of New Haven and Yale, and help connect…

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Added by Liana Epstein on June 23, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments

IN CT: Important Jurisdiction Bill Re Police Signed Into Law

Jurisdiction Bill Signed Into Law! Police Can No Longer Cross Town Lines To Enforce Their Own Local Ordinances…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 23, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Efficiency and Effectiveness

The following Comstock Magazine article offers prescriptive (not necessarily research based) advice to nonprofit boards on how to be functional. Again with this presumption that nonprofit boards are predominantly dysfunctional! Now I'm not denying that there are indeed dysfunctional nonprofit boards (this is pretty much my stock and trade as a governance consultant) but nonprofit boards by-and-large function, they just do not always function efficiently and effectively.

My first wish,…

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Added by Mike Burns on June 23, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

4th July Celebration at Grove Street Cemetery

           Greetings To All!!!

\Grove Street Cemetery will again be celebrating the July 4th holiday with the Governor's Foot Guard and paying honor to David Humphreys as…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on June 23, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - The Benefits & Power of Words

LA Police Inflicted Death Blows on Rodney King In 1991

King’s Physical Death Was Finalized in 2012

Roger Smith, actor, brought the story to a New Haven stage in 2015. Only by reading the well-written NHI article can you decide: What’s the purpose? How is language appropriated? Are there benefits and costs of using certain words, and to whom do these benefits and costs accrue?

How do we, the readers, appropriate our time?  What’s important to us and why? It often takes…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 21, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Does the Confederate Flag Breed Racism? Room for Debate

This is an opportunity for Civic and Community Engagement - The Issue of the Confederate Flag, still being flown in some American cities, has been a source of great angst for many Americans, and in particularly for African Americans.  OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc invites a community discussion / forum on this issue. Please feel free to post your perspective in the form of a comment in the section provided below. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 20, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Temporary Position at CARE: SURVEY ADMINISTRATORS

General Description

As part of a large community based research project, CARE will be collecting health surveys from 1200-1400 New Haven residents in six neighborhoods: Dixwell, Fair Haven, Hill North, Newhallville, West River/Dwight and West Rock. CARE is recruiting 20 people to assist with survey administration for approximately eight weeks from the end of August through October.

Schedule/hours

Training:

A three-day training session will be held from Tuesday,…

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Added by Alycia Santilli on June 19, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

New Haven Reads is Now Hiring!

Part-time Positions Available at New Haven Reads. We have two part-time positions now available at New Haven Reads: an Assistant Site Director at our Dixwell Site and a Book Bank Assistant. To learn more about these positions, please check our our website: http://newhavenreads.org/home/get-involved/careers/. Any questions? Email Kirsten at kirsten@newhavenreads.org! 

Added by Aidan Wildes on June 19, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments

New Haven Bike Month: Debrief and Survey!

New Haven Bike Month was a celebration of biking culture this past May 2015 in collaboration with Elm City Cycling, the New Haven Department of Transportation, the New Haven Parks Department, and many other community members. It included over 160+ events, including over 50 large group rides, 30…

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Added by New Haven Bike Month on June 16, 2015 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Being Poor In USA Is A Crime Particularly For Black People

A Poor Black Man, 22-Y-O Kalief Browder, Died June 6, 2015

 Young, Black, Poor, Mentally Ill, Exploited, Wrongfully Accused and Preyed Upon at Rikers…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 13, 2015 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Black, Educated and Imprisoned in America, Or Dress-to-Live

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT- SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION
The Video linked below is from an ABC interview done with Lawrence Otis Graham

Some people are judging Mr. Graham harshly. Try walking a mile in his shoe. This video could be titled:…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 12, 2015 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

[Summer Internship Opportunity] City Atlas: New Haven

Intern with City Atlas: New Haven!

City Atlas: New Haven (modeled on an existing project in NYC), will be a hub for sustainable initiatives in New Haven,…

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Added by Liana Epstein on June 9, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Information RE Appeals & Exemptions for Access Health CT

DEAR GREATER NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

ACCESS HEALTH CT HAS A NEWLY REDESIGNED WEB SITE with Enhanced information pages. 

OneWorld…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 6, 2015 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Relieving Students of Unnecessary Testing Burden: Helpful?

What are the factual short-term and long-term benefits of various academic tests? Do these tests accurately measure student knowledge, competence, potential, future success? What exactly do the results of these test tell us?  Why are some parents and teachers so opposed to various forms of testing?  It seems that two of the main problems with these tests are: 1) the manner in which many teachers oppose them, and convey their opposition to parents and…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 5, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

VISION DAY: New Haven Teen Takeover!

Dear Community:

 

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to The Future Project’s, VISION DAY: A New Haven Teen Takeover on Saturday, June 6, 12-4PM at Wexler-Grant School, where 150+ high school students across New Haven will lead 50+ inspiring projects for all ages to envision and create…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on June 4, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Values

Ok. The folks who have modified but effectively stood-by their anti-gay position that gay scouts cannot join the ranks of scout leaders have made another value statement: The Boy Scouts of America has banned water-gun fights saying that it's not kind" for scouts to shoot each other with "simulated firearms." The organization's new National Shooting Manual also forbids the use of potato guns and marshmallow shooters.

I'm not quite clear what impact this edict will have on the Scout's…

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Added by Mike Burns on June 4, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Common Ground Logo Common Ground Seeks Half-Time Curriculum Developer & Environmental Resource Teacher

Common Ground is seeking a new, half-time staff member who can work with teachers to strengthen our curriculum and classroom teaching — ensuring it is driven by standards, rooted in our local community and unique site, culturally relevant and inclusive, and pushing students towards both environmental leadership and college success.

Our ideal candidate has classroom teaching experience, deep roots in New Haven, and a commitment to sustainability and social…

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Added by Joel Tolman on June 4, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

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Community: The Structure of Belonging

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The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Open Street Project

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. 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, and policymaking fields....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Buffalo Names New Executive Director

LISC is ramping up its economic development work in Buffalo under the leadership of an new executive director, Julie Barrett O’Neill. O’Neill is a local expert in urban planning and sustainability and will take the helm of the 20-year-old LISC Buffalo program beginning in September. She replaces Michael Clarke, who retired earlier this year.

The Real Stories Behind the Unemployment Story

An article in The Guardian examines the full and complex story behind the nation’s jobless numbers as it plays out in Kansas City. LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are highlighted as a partial solution to egregious rates of unemployment among African Americans, helping people to become “net cash positive” and to build plans that are “inspiring to them,” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones.

LISC Institute Retools for the Future

Nearly a decade ago, LISC created the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development as a platform for the dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas about our shared work, and as a clearing house for best practices. Since then, it has trained thousands of people in the field and shared hundred of articles, opinions and research reports. Now, with renewed energy and leadership, we are delighted to be relaunching the Institute, equipped with an interactive website and a trove of fresh tools, views and data that will help propel our work into the future. Read all about it in a message from the Institute's founders.

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