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July 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Thomas Organ, Baby Grand Piano, 2 twin matresses and box springs for the taking

Photos added: Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in the following items:

Thomas Organ

Baby grand piano.... 5' 22inches from the keyboard to the back.

I do not know the dimensions of the Thomas Organ. 



These items have to be moved out of a North Haven home before…

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Added by Jolyn Walker on July 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Club Looking for Host Families for Moldovan Court Administrators

The Rotary Club of New Haven participated in the Open World Program this past November hosting a delegation of high-level Ukrainian judges. The club is again considering participation in another effort this coming October.

The Open World Program is a Congressional sponsored program that brings emerging leaders from Russia, Ukraine,…

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Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on July 27, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Big Idea? Need funding? Follow the crowd!

Ok, so you want to pursue a brilliant business idea that may or may not involve saving polar bears from extinction. You don't have the cash to fund it and as it turns out, you're working ten jobs, you've maxed out your credit cards, banks hate you and pirating is just a big no-no. So what do you do?…

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Added by Selam on July 27, 2012 at 6:56am — No Comments

Chuch-Community Week

As part of the Clergy Ambassador Program, we will be hosting a week of miscellaneous events to bridge the gap between the church and the community. Events include Emergency Medical Services Orientation, Financial workshop, Interviewing and Resume Writing, Community Mediation Session, and  Medical Screeening...all free of charge...../Click for List of Events

Added by Todd Foster on July 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Volunteers Needed: Take Steps to Help Parents of New Haven’s Newest Students

Volunteers from across New Haven will gather in two weeks to welcome

parents and families of incoming kindergartners to the New Haven Public

Schools.



These volunteers will partner with New Haven Public School teachers,

principals and other staff to walk door-to-door to homes of some of New

Haven’s youngest residents just a few days before the children take

the big step to kindergarten. At each home they will answer questions

about the beginning of…

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Added by Joshua Mamis on July 26, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

IndieGoGo Campaign to Benefit Peer Mediators

We've finally launched our IndieGoGo campaign to help our peer mediation programs here in the New Haven area, and we couldn't be more excited about it! If you're able to help, just follow the link below for more information; if you are not, but know someone who may be able to, please share this link with them!

Added by Community Mediation, Inc on July 23, 2012 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

CARE of YSPH hiring 4-6 temporary data collectors to work in New Haven Public Schools

CARE is in the process of hiring 4-6 temporary data collectors to go into New Haven Public Schools. Responsibilities include administering health surveys and collecting physical measures on a group of 6th grade students this fall. Work begins in mid-August. See attached PDF for more information.

Added by Lee Cruz on July 20, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD OBESITY, AND THE NEED FOR PARENT ADVOCATES IN SCHOOLS WHERE THIS IS HAPPENING.

EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD OBESITY, AND THE NEED FOR PARENT ADVOCATES IN SCHOOLS WHERE THIS IS HAPPENING.

The NY Times article linked below is an important one that many parents, teachers and school administrators should read carefully; it is very informative.

Despite Obesity Concerns, Gym Classes Are Cut

New York Times, Al Baker, 07/10/2012

More than a half-century ago, President Dwight D.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 16, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

Resource for Nonprofits-- Quinnipiac Work Study Students

If your nonprofit is looking for steady help during the academic year, especially with tasks that are difficult to find consistent volunteers for, Quinnipiac University is a great resource.  It runs an Off-Campus Work Study program which places students at area non-profits. The nonprofit pays a very small share of the salary- it's something like $2.62/hour. We at IRIS have participated for the last few years, and have overall been extremely pleased with the caliber of the students who work…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on July 11, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE - AND OUR NEED TO MAKE SERIOUS DECISIONS

We NEED to THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT OUR PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITIES IN OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR TOWNS, OUR CITIES AND AS A NATION. The article linked below tells us why this is a decision that calls for real CIVIC ENGAGEMENT and some serious long-term analysis regarding public health. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 11, 2012 at 12:53am — No Comments

WATCH ONEWORLD PRESENTS "21ST CENTURY CONVERSATIONS" ON BLACK SELF-LOVE & COMMUNITY HEALING

WATCH COMCAST CHANNEL 26, 7-8PM SUN. JULY 8, AS ONEWORLD PRESENTS "21ST CENTURY CONVERSATIONS"



TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "BLACK SELF-LOVE & COMMUNITY HEALING"



“God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we mak...e ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 8, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Mothers (MOMS) Partnership at Yale seeking Program Manager

The MOMS Partnership develops public health approaches to ensure that pregnant and parenting women living in the City of New Haven achieve the highest possible standards of mental health and well being throughout their lives. The program concentrates its activities on historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority, pregnant and parenting women who live within the city limits of New Haven.

Candidates for this position should have proven experience in strategic planning and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 5, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments

DON'T BELIEVE THE PROPAGANDA ACROSS THE AIRWAVES. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT IS A DIRECT BLESSING AND A DIRECT RELIEF TO MORE THAN 130 MILLION AMERICANS

WHEN IT COMES TO MANY OF THE CORE FEATURES OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, CONSERVATIVES WERE ACTUALLY FOR THEM BEFORE THEY WERE AGAINST THEM.”  

These are the FACTS; there are many more.  We invite you to read on. 

We are hearing a great deal about how people across the country oppose this Affordable Health Care law.  Many of the progressive opponents are angry that President Obama and the Democrats did not fight harder for the Public Option. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 5, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT WILL EXPAND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH HEALTH COVERAGE - RWJF

THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE ROBERT WOODS JOHNSON FOUNDATION - RISA LAVIZZO-MOUREY, M.D., MBA., HAS ISSUED A COMMENT ON THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT RULING.

We at OneWorld invite you to read this statement and share it with others.  We also invite you to go to the links listed below to see the more detailed health policy and analysis information about health disparities,  childhood obesity, health care cost quality, etc.

(N'Zinga Shani,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 3, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

Open Street Project

SAVE THE DATE 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....

The post SAVE THE DATE FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

Crossing a Bridge to Success: One Mother’s Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.

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