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June 2017 Blog Posts (16)

SARAH is celebrating 60 years 1957-2017 in a big way!

 

It is not every day you have someone offer to climb 19,340 feet above sea level to celebrate your 60th Anniversary and celebrate people of all abilities.  Lew Nescott, an avid climber who has climbed to the summit of 3 of the 7 highest peaks in the world, has offered to do just that.  Lew will be starting his ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro on February 18, 2018 and will place the SARAH banner at…

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Added by Yetta Augur on June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Volunteers Wanted!

Summer-time Is Volunteering-time!

Summer has arrived!  And while that may mean sunshine, beaches, and ice cream to many, for …

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Added by Steve Werlin on June 28, 2017 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Fellowship Place Featured in the New Haven Register

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Added by Melissa Holroyd on June 27, 2017 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Stopping Hunger With Summer Meals

When classes let out in June, children who depend on school breakfasts and lunches are at risk of going hungry. End Hunger Connecticut! leads a statewide campaign to prevent this suffering by helping schools keep cafeterias open and offering free meals throughout the summer.

“We work with the school…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2017 at 11:51am — No Comments

Volunteers Wanted: Activities for Children at Free Summer Meal Mobile Sites

The Summer meals program is looking for volunteers to help with activities at the New Haven Public School Food Services free summer meal mobile sites. At these sites from Jun 29 until Aug 18 either free meals, lunch or supper, is provided to any child aged eighteen or younger. Over 40% of New Haven's children live in poverty and while school is out these free meals are a way for children to get healthy food.We need volunteers to run fun activities to attract the children to the site(s) so…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 26, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Find and Share Information about Summer Meal Programs Here

As the school year ends let us not forget that it also means the end of school breakfast and lunch for many children in our community. Summer Meals are free, nutritious, meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens,18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer when school is out. Find and Share Information about Summer Meal Programs Here: http://www.endhungerct.org/summer-meals/

Let's not let any child go…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 26, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Job Openings at Common Ground Environnmental Education Center

Common Ground - high school, urban farm and environmental education center - has several full time and part time job openings.  Please visit http://commongroundct.org/get-involved/join-our-staff/ for complete listings.

Added by Betsy Sneath on June 20, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Help Paying Your Water Bill

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) takes great pride in delivering high-quality, reliable and affordable water. And we understand the importance of helping customers maintain water service in their homes during times of financial hardship. That's why we're partnering with the Dollar Energy Fund to provide yearly one-time grants to families struggling to pay their water bills.

If your household income…

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Added by Regional Water Authority on June 20, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments

The Community Fund for Women and Girls Talks Feminism and Activism; Awards $80,950 to Projects Advancing Gender Equity

New Haven, CT (June 14, 2017) – The Community Fund for Women & Girls, Greater New Haven’s permanent charitable endowment dedicated solely to advancing women and girls, held its annual event June 14…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 15, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Serve with NHS of New Haven as an AmeriCorps VISTA!

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven is looking for two AmeriCorps members to serve the 2017-2018 year at our organization. Join us as we revitalize neighborhoods in New Haven, help homebuyers purchase their first homes, and host multiple volunteer events throughout the city. 

For more info, visit: www.nhsofnewhaven.org/vista!…

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Added by Maria Martinez on June 14, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

Job Opportunity: GNH Coordinated Access Network Manager

Job Summary

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability.  We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.  

We are seeking a full-time professional to lead our effort to prevent and end homelessness.  The Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network Manager supports the mission of…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on June 14, 2017 at 7:17am — No Comments

Mary Wade's Community Parade

Added by David V. Hunter on June 9, 2017 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Fr. NPQ - The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap: Flipping the Lens

Building Movement Project’s just-released leadership report, “Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” which you can download here, highlights what many of us know: The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, the percentage of people of color in executive director/CEO roles has remained under 20 percent for the last 15…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 8, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nonprofits: Be heard on the state budget

The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance is issuing a last call to nonprofits to complete a survey on the impact of no state budget.

While the General Assembly failed to vote on the final FY18-19 biennial budget before the constitutionally mandated midnight, legislative…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 8, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments

Literacy Volunteers Change Lives

People seek help from the Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven for many reasons. Some want to improve their literacy to find a better job. Others want the enriching experience of reading stories to their children or grandchildren. For non-native speakers, learning how to read…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 7, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

The Corner of Hope and Love

Teenagers who couch surf and live on the streets are at a high risk of growing up to be homeless adults. Working to break this cycle, Youth Continuum is constructing Winchester Manor, housing with supportive services for vulnerable young men and women ages 18 -24.  

“This is the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 1, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

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.

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

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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