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June 2016 Blog Posts (16)

The Community Foundation Continues Support for Immigrant Families and Children

In light of the June 23rd decision of the US Supreme Court regarding immigration and Monday's rally in Hartford by members of the Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven reaffirmed today its commitment to the work in support of immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, in Greater New Haven.

Immigrant integration is a major strategic priority of The Foundation. Through community partnerships, grantmaking and public education, The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 30, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Building a healthy community with food

Kitchen at CitySeed is open! It's great new resource for cooking classes, community events, food business incubation and more. Read all about it…

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 30, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

PHILANTHROPY AND DISEASE PREVENTION: A LONG PARTNERSHIP

Philanthropy has long played a major role in the search for cures to deadly and debilitating diseases.  From the dawn of modern medicine until World War II, philanthropists were the primary sources of funding for medical research. That role changed after the war, when science and technology became a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 30, 2016 at 11:46am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Duty of Care & D&O Insurance

Talk about a life lesson in fulfilling one's duty of care AND addressing personal risks, the NC New Schools board is a case example that couldn't be better. Simple lessons: one of the first questions a nonprofit board member should ask: do you have Directors & Officer's Insurance? Another question each year: has our D&O Insurance been paid?

Of course, the board should have been asking a lot more questions to understand first, how the organization was doing that it was heading…

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Added by Mike Burns on June 29, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Baltimore Officer / Driver In Gray's Death Walks FREE!

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996.  We produce three…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 23, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Helping New Arrivals

The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions that would have expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Despite this setback to immigration reform, we would like to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 23, 2016 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Planned Parenthood Offers Insurance, Counseling & Testing

OneWorld Radio Presents a Profile of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) Programs and Services In CT.  PPSNE has 17 health centers in CT; these centers offer family care including HPV screening and testing; HIV testing, counseling and referral; screening and treatment for STDs/STIs; HPV & Hepatitis B vaccinations, annual gynecological exams and Tuberculosis testing.

  •  If you will be…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 23, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

An American Dream Clean Story

Connecticut Food Bank COO Paul O’Leary explains that becoming an American Dream Clean client--while he receives great value from our cleaning--was about “more than just a cleaning service.” You see how Taichi's relationship with American Dream Clean is "creating a path to college" for her daughter Kiki. And the video helps to tee up that American Dream Clean will need more smart business partners like the Connecticut Food Bank to scale its impact for…
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Added by JP Hernandez on June 22, 2016 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Supporting LGBT Youth

Dance party at True Colors annual conference. Image Source: True Colors.

When a young person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is rejected by family and friends, the toll can be devastating. Self-harm, drug abuse and homelessness become very real risks. For more than…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 16, 2016 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board: No!

In a Philadelphia Inquirer article, in a story about the purchase of Muhammad Ali's childhood/young adulthood home, the current owners stated:

The museum was not set up as a nonprofit. "I did not want anyone else to tell me how best to re-create the home or how to preserve Muhammad's most important legacy. This was to be the purest vision of the legacy of Muhammad Ali, without interference or baloney from committees," said Bochetto.

Neither he nor Weiss will get one red cent…

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Added by Mike Burns on June 15, 2016 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Job posting: Climate and Energy Attorney, Ct Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

JOB POSTING:

CLIMATE AND ENERGY ATTORNEY

Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

www.ctenvironment.orgwww.savethesound.org…

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Added by Lois Greene on June 8, 2016 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Exciting opportunity at All Our Kin: Economic Business Consultant

All Our Kin in New Haven seeks a bilingual (Spanish-English) Economic Development Consultant to support family child care providers in planning and running sustainable and profitable small child care businesses. We are searching for an enthusiastic team player who is looking to make a difference and is excited about being a part of a high-impact, growing and dynamic non-profit organization…

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Added by Alison Wunder Stahl on June 5, 2016 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Glenn Miller Baseball and Grove St Cemetery

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Dear Friends,

Well, the baseball season is underway like it has been since C1850's. It was coined as the "national pastime" or the "national game." There…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on June 5, 2016 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Seeking Development/Communications Director for Small Non-Profit!

CVLC seeks applicants to direct its development and communications work. This position requires a range of skills including:

  • grant identification, writing, editing and reporting
  • event management including sponsorship solicitation, event planning and execution
  • overseeing external marketing communications such as email  and print newsletters, media and news pieces and annual report
  • managing volunteers, interns and the Board of Directors in development…
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Added by CT Veterans Legal Center on June 2, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

You're invited to DREAM HAVEN: A Student-Led Future Project Production!

Greetings!


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to DREAM HAVEN, The Future Project's…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on June 2, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Job Posting: Grassroots Coordinator, Plum Island Campaign

Grassroots Coordinator, Plum Island Campaign

Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

www.ctenvironment.orgwww.savethesound.org

Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) is a leading non-profit environmental advocacy organization based in New Haven, Connecticut.  CFE’s Save the Sound program has an…

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Added by Lois Greene on June 1, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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