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Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in their well-organized files, boilerplate advance health directives. But when he was 79, my beloved and seemingly vigorous father came up from his basement study, put on the kettle for tea, and had a devastating stroke. For the next 6½ years, my mother and I watched, heartbroken and largely helpless, as he descended into dementia, near-blindness and misery.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart

When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today...

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Do you want to know why you can’t find a great development director?

Good development directors are precious.

It seems there is a great demand for good development directors. Turnover is a tremendous problem. In their study, UnderdevelopedCompassPointand the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund found “high levels of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2019 at 4:12pm — No Comments

A System Under Strain

The Basic Needs Safety Net in an Age of Inequality

What does philanthropy contribute to basic needs? Not as much as you might think. In the latest Community Foundation info brief, learn more about the safety net and the inspiring work being done by local nonprofits to deliver food, shelter, and other basic needs. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

100 Women Who Changed the World: the results

We asked you to vote for the women you believe have had the biggest impact on world history, from a shortlist of 100 figures selected by 10 experts. Find out who topped our poll below…\

Source: https://www.historyextra.com/100-women/100-women-results/

Added by Lee Cruz on March 10, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Love146 is Hiring Social Workers

For this who don't know us, Love146 is an international human rights organization based in New Haven working to end child trafficking and exploitation through trauma-informed survivor care and prevention education. We have current openings in our Survivor Care team. We will also be hiring additional social workers soon as we expand our capacity to address the sad fact that we currently have a waiting list of children in need of our services. The job description follows. For…

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Added by Joshua Mamis on March 7, 2019 at 11:45am — No Comments

Why Voters Haven’t Been Buying the Case for Building

Liam Dillon covers the politics of housing policy more closely and thoughtfully than almost any other journalist in the country and yet he was nearly dumbfounded by the results of a recent survey commissioned by his paper, the Los Angeles TimesThe Times and researchers from the University of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 6, 2019 at 9:48am — No Comments

NHR is Hiring 2019 Summer Interns!

Keep reading for more information, or visit our website: https://newhavenreads.org/about/jobs.

New Haven Reads Summer 2019 Intern Position

New Haven Reads provides free one-on-one tutoring for children who are struggling with reading. We also offer a free Kindergarten and Pre-K program, and special summer clubs. We serve over 500 students each week at four locations in New Haven. In addition,…

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Added by New Haven Reads on March 5, 2019 at 4:29pm — No Comments

AmpleHarvest.org Home/Community Gardener Survey for the 2018 Growing Season

AmpleHarvest.org* is gathering information to determine how much excess food America's home and community gardeners grew last year (2018), and to evaluate the impact gardeners like you can have in reducing food loss and improving the health and well being of your community.

If you are a home or community gardener anywhere in the USA, we would appreciate it you would take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. We know your time is valuable so we kept this short.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 28, 2019 at 11:32am — No Comments

FISH of Greater New Haven is Seeking an Executive Director!

Position: Executive Director



Overview:



FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., is seeking a self-motivated, highly-organized, and experienced

individual to serve as Executive Director (ED). This full-time staff member oversees other staff

members, and is responsible for all organizational operations, including program services,

administering the annual budget of $400,000, development, fundraising, public relations and

communications. The ED works with an…

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Added by Sarah Welinsky on February 26, 2019 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Testimony to Congress

Monica Raye Simpson is an African American activist and executive director of SisterSong, the United States' largest organization dedicated to reproductive justice for women of color.

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 26, 2019 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Reproductive Justice: A Different Horizon

Dr. Willie J. Parker is an OB/GYN physician and a reproductive justice…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 25, 2019 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Black mothers respond to our cover story on maternal mortality

Read the article here: https://nyti.ms/2HuJHtB

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 22, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

A black father pushes Congress to save the lives of black mothers.

Charles Johnson lost his wife, Kira Johnson, post childbirth and he's fighting to make sure no more Black women die from poor post-natal care. He’s a great dad raising his two sons, Charles V and Langston. He’s fighting for justice! Support HR.1318 & S.1112.…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 21, 2019 at 12:07pm — No Comments

"The Urgency of Intersectionality"

Watch this Ted talk with Kimberle Williams Crenshaw on "The Urgency of Intersectionality" …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 12:01pm — No Comments

A Nation of Weavers: The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.

I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere in the country about social isolation and social fragmentation. Very often a parent comes up to me afterward and says, “My daughter took her life when she was 14.” Or, “My son died of an overdose when he was 20.”

Their eyes flood with tears. I don’t know what to say. I squeeze a shoulder just to try to be present with them, but the crying does not stop. As…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments

Why Dance is as Important as Math in School

Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson...

Source: TED ED 2018

https://blog.ed.ted.com/2018/04/02/why-dance-is-just-as-important-as-math-in-school/

Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

"The Poverty of Privacy Rights"

Watch this video with Khiara M. Bridges who is an anthropologist specializing in the #intersectionality of race, reproductive #justice, and law. She is best known for her book, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization, in which she argues that #race and #class largely affect women's #prenatal, #childbirth, and #postnatal experiences. #BHM #NewHaven #HealthyStart #blackchampions4health

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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Open Street Project

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

The Anatomy of an Inclusive—and Successful—Community Partnership: Q&A with Thomas Wyatt

Thomas Wyatt, a researcher, urban planner and 2019 Rubinger Fellow from Flint, Michigan, discusses what it takes to forge cross-sector partnerships that can achieve authentic community change. A prime example: Flint’s University Avenue Corridor Coalition brought residents and institutions together to reduce a neighborhood’s entrenched blight and crime when nothing else could.

What Happens When Workforce Development Meets Industrial District Revitalization

A new white paper from LISC’s Research and Evaluation team shows how revitalizing industrial districts can have an extraordinary impact in creating good jobs, activating neighborhoods and sparking local economies. Case in point: New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard, an inspiring model for disinvested districts across the country.

“I Believe in the Power of Storytelling.” A Q&A with LISC’s Tope Folarin, Whose Novel Debuts this Week

“She told me I could serve her in heaven.” From that powerful opening line in A Particular Kind of Black Man, award-winning author Tope Folarin leads readers through an exploration of identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American. Folarin, whose “day job” is as LISC’s vice president of content and storytelling, says the story is relevant not just because of its connection to immigration and race, but because it looks at the way people struggle to build their own personal narratives…to live into their own stories. On the eve of his book tour, he talked about how his work as a novelist intersects with his work at LISC.

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