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July 2013 Blog Posts (13)

Job Opening Collaborative Manager: Connecticut Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

Connecticut Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

A partnership through the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Position Description—Collaborative Manager

 

ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE

The Connecticut Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (Collaborative) is a broad and diverse coalition of members of the Connecticut philanthropic community committed to the successful…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 31, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Fighting For One's Good Name Is NOT About Money - Truth Versus POWER!

For The Third Time, Immigrant Cleared In Cop-Attack Case - NHI

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 30, 2013 6:13 pm

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 30, 2013 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Request for Proposal: Consulting Services for the Training and Implementation of Results Based Accountability Frameworks

Junta for Progressive Action (JUNTA) invites proposals for consulting services for the training and implementation of Results Based Accountability Frameworks for its current programs.  Proposals should be submitted to JUNTA by August 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. via mail to:     

           

 

Junta for Progressive Action

            ATTN: Latrina Kelly-James, Deputy Director

            169 Grand Ave

            New Haven, CT 06513

 

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Added by JUNTA on July 30, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Volunteers Needed for New Haven Kindergarten Canvass

In August, volunteers from across New Haven will gather to welcome the parents and families of incoming kindergartners to the New Haven Public Schools - and we want you to be a part of it!

Volunteers will be knocking on doors Saturday, August 17th (9:30 am-1:00 pm); Wednesday, August 21st (4:30 pm-7:00 pm); and Thursday, August 22nd (4:30 pm-7:00 pm). Our rain date is Saturday, August 24th in case circumstances keep us from canvassing one of the previous days. 

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Added by Cara Rosner on July 23, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Victories Against Childhood Obesity Harder to Find Among Poor & Obesity As Disease

Victories Against Childhood Obesity, But Harder to Find Among Poor

American Medical News, Jennifer Lubell, 07/19/2013

(Localities are seeing…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 22, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Are There Similarities Between Dred Scott Verdict 1857 & Zimmerman 2013?

What If Any, Are the Similarities Between Dred Scott 1857 and the Zimmerman/Martin Verdict in 2013?

In light of the Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin Verdict, are there lessons to be learned today (in 2013) from the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott in 1857? Whether we are dealing with the city of Sanford, Florida, or John Sanford and family in 1850’s Missouri, history certainly has its uncanny similarities.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 19, 2013 at 12:50am — No Comments

Available position at the Arts Council: Part Time Communications Manager

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, New Haven, CT, seeks a part time Communications Manager to work 24 hours a week. Reporting to the Director of Development and Marketing, the Communications Manager will oversee all marketing, communications, and media relations including press releases, eblasts and social media. The Communications Manager will create, update, and oversee content and keep track of analytics for newhavenarts.org, theartspaper.com, as well as The Arts Council’s Facebook…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on July 11, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Develop Skill-Building In Adults to Lessen 'Toxic Stress' In Kids

New Video Explains How Adults Can Lessen ‘Toxic Stress’ In Kids

WBUR, Sascha Garrey, 06/25/2013



Almost one in four American children are living in poverty, according to a new report by the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 11, 2013 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

July Is National Cord Blood Awareness Month - Help to Advance Stem Cell Research - Donate Cord Blood

National Cord Blood Awareness Month – National Institutes of Health

Office of the Director - July 9, 2013

Bone marrow transplants can treat and even cure some types of genetic disorders and blood diseases. Key to this potentially life-saving procedure is finding a matching donor. Not all patients, however, are able to find a match among their relatives. In those cases, searching for an unrelated, matched donor can be a long, stressful, and…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 9, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

KaBOOM! Accepting Applications for Playground Funding Opportunities

KaBOOM! Community Partner Program

KaBOOM! brings together parents, community leaders and corporate partners to facilitate the design and construction of new playgrounds. Our goal is to not only build a new playground but to use the project to strengthen existing support networks and build new community relationships. We are currently accepting applications from nonprofit, child-serving organizations and schools that would benefit…

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Added by Jen Anderson on July 9, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Successful Youth Initiatives - Dream It! Learm It! Be It!

Stepha'N Quicksey beat the odds, the result of a strong local effort to fix broken schools in Detroit. / Paul Engstrom/Skillman Foundation

The Skillman Foundation features Osborn High Schoo

Help Our Youth Go From Failing To Fulfilling…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 4, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Job Opportunity at United Way: Campaign Account Executive

United Way is seeking someone to join our team to support our campaign efforts.



Roles and Responsibilities

United Way of Greater New Haven seeks enthusiastic college graduates and…

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Added by Cara Rosner on July 3, 2013 at 3:17pm — 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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