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Featured Blog Posts – July 2013 Archive (5)

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

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

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

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

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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