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Don't Move People Out of Distressed Places. Instead, Revitalize Them

America’s growing geographic divide is causing experts and policy-makers to revisit one of the most fundamental policy questions:  When it comes to healing distressed places, should we favor people-based policies that essentially help residents relocate to more vibrant areas, or should we favor place-based policies that focus on rebuilding the economies of distressed places and creating new and better jobs for people where…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 21, 2019 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Pequeñas Ligas: A Youth and Family Center Without Walls

New Haven boasts more than 90 tennis courts, ten swimming pools, three outdoor competition tracks, miles of trails, an extensive park system, a beach, gymnasiums, auditoriums, multiple professional stages and more. For more than two decades, Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven has made the city’s extensive athletic and cultural resources accessible…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 17, 2019 at 2:03pm — No Comments

ASA - ARTE SATURDAY ACADEMY

Added by ARTE Inc. on October 16, 2019 at 5:58pm — No Comments

DESK is Hiring! Office Admin/Executive Asst

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

 

20-25 hours per week                Monday through Friday

 

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a highly-skilled, well-organized, assertive, enthusiastic, and creative individual to work with the Executive Director to carry out a variety of administrative duties, including office management, financial record-keeping, human resources and payroll functions, procurement, and…

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Added by Steve Werlin on October 16, 2019 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Take Your Nonprofit Blog From Good To Great With These 11 Elements

As a nonprofit, it’s important to spread your message with as many people as possible to encourage awareness, support and donations. Among the many platforms you can use to reach your desired audience, a blog is one of the most effective...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 15, 2019 at 9:03am — No Comments

California's first surgeon general: Screen every student for childhood trauma

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has an ambitious dream: screen every student for childhood trauma before entering school.

"A school nurse would also get a note from a physician that says: 'Here is the care plan for this child's toxic stress. And this is how it shows up,'" said Burke Harris, who was appointed…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 14, 2019 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Can You Have Revitalization Without Displacement?

Derek Avery owns COIR Holdings with his wife Bianca. At a glance, the company might look like any other developer, but it is committed to providing middle- and low-income housing in struggling neighborhoods. And not only that: when building in a neighborhood, the company doesn’t stop at housing. It takes a holistic approach by building education resources and investing in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 14, 2019 at 11:02am — No Comments

Can New Haven neighborhoods share in downtown’s prosperity?

New Haven  Acuity Brands, with its wraparound view of the city from its 15th-floor home at the Century Tower Building, an engineering staff that is pulling in local talent, and its workers’ appreciation of the lifestyle amenities downtown, is a…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 9, 2019 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Adopt a Tree - Water a Treee

If you live in New Haven and want to adopt a free tree, URI's GreenSkills team is happy to come plant one in your front curbstrip, thanks to a partnership with the City of New Haven's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees!

https://uri.yale.edu/get-involved/request-free-tree

Even with these small rain showers, it is historically dry out there and extremely important that you give your tree(s) extra…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 8, 2019 at 10:51am — No Comments

Inside the Supreme Court Discrimination Cases That Could Change LGBTQ Rights

Until 2012, Aimee Stephens was, in her own words, “basically leading two different lives, one for work and one for home.” At work she dressed and presented as a cisgender man. Outside of work she dressed as, and could simply be, who she was: a woman...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 7, 2019 at 11:34am — No Comments

How Being a 13-Year-Old Busboy Prepared Darren Walker to Lead the Ford Foundation

Mr. Walker rode the United States’ “mobility escalator” from rural Texas to Wall Street. Now he feels “both gratitude and rage” for a country that he says has reached an inflection point...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/business/darren-walker-ford-foundation-corner-office.html

Added by Lee Cruz on October 3, 2019 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Get Food in New Haven

Get Connected New Haven, a one-stop connection to resources for all of the residents in New Haven, Connecticut!

Get Connected New Haven is a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations for New Haven residents. It is available in multiple languages. 

If you need food or if you know of someone in need of food in New…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 3, 2019 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

From @Sustain_Urban on Twitter: 10 characteristics of good urban/human design

10 characteristics of good urban/human design:

1 human scale

2 local identity

3 spatial/ historic context

4 options for/ease of mobility

5 embedded nature/ biodiversity

6 network of useable public spaces

7 mixed use

8 ability to personalise

9 resilience

10…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 2, 2019 at 4:04pm — No Comments

CT nonprofits developing for-profit arms as charitable giving stalls

Hartford nonprofit Harc Inc. is looking for an economic lifeline amid turbulent times for charitable giving.

After all, the Asylum Avenue-based nonprofit, which supports more than 400 people with intellectual disabilities, and other Connecticut charities understand that philanthropic giving in the state, and elsewhere, has declined or been flat in recent years...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 2, 2019 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) is helping Latino youth step out of their comfort zones, take on community projects and develop into the next generation of leaders.  The ¡Adelante! after-scho…

Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) is helping Latino youth step out of their comfort zones, take on community projects and develop into the next generation of leaders. 

The ¡Adelante! after-school program for high school students and Pasos ¡Adelante!, for middle school students, works with about 100…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 26, 2019 at 3:22pm — No Comments

No Justice, No Growth

We must suspend the “privilege” of complacency that nothing can be done; the privilege of empathy that makes us feel good but leads to no action; and the privilege of ignorance, especially of how deeply racism is at the heart of so much poverty...

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/community_convening/

Added by Lee Cruz on September 25, 2019 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 3:21pm — No Comments

CitySCOPE Podcast

CitySCOPE, a new podcast from Kate Cooney and her students at the Inclusive Economic Development Lab at the Yale School of Management. Where we learn about what might be possible for our city by talking with other people about theirs. In Season 1, Remaking the City: Charting the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones, we spoke with

developers, community organizers, housing experts, impact…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Reviving cities must include the excluded

A quarter century ago, downtown Hartford was 8/5 rather than 24/7. People drove in for work or UConn games and then headed back to the suburbs. It was hard to even buy a cup of coffee on weekends.

That has changed...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 3:05pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Meet the 2020 Rubinger Fellows: Ten Local Leaders Breaking Down Barriers

This year’s winners of the Michael Rubinger Community Fellowship award, the third cohort since the program’s inauguration in 2017, are passionately committeed to leveling barriers that stand in the way of equity for our country’s most vulnerable populations. The fellowship will enable each of the ten community leaders to pursue a cutting-edge project that furthers their personal and professional missions. “It is critical that local expertise and engagement are not just quietly nurtured but actively and persistently supported,” said Michael Rubinger, LISC’s former CEO for whom the fellowship is named, adding that this year’s fellows demonstrate, loud and clear, “the capacity to push the boundaries of the community development field so it can do more, do it faster and do it better.”

Community Wise Podcast: Do Words Matter?

In this episode, Maurice is joined by Esther Udehi, a member of LISC’s Emerging Leaders Council and a PhD candidate at the Wharton School. Esther and Maurice discuss how language choices affect our interactions with people and the communities where we work. By putting personhood before circumstance and choosing words that do not further stigmatize, we can bring about real change and support greater inclusion.

“It Has To Start With the Children”: Q&A With Juanita Woods

Rubinger Fellow Juanita Woods is a community development practitioner and city council member in Monroe, LA who specializes in helping people skill up to take on living-wage jobs with local employers. She spoke with LISC about her fellowship project to provide apprenticeships for young people, the challenges of wealth-building in historically underserved communities, and the inspiration she gets from empowering youth on their life journeys.

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