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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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Community: The Structure of Belonging

Excerpt of the Welcome from the new second edition of Peter's book "Community: The Structure of Belonging."

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....

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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

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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