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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

Leadership Is a Process of Community

Martin Luther King, Jr. did not march for freedom and equality alone. He was the visionary voice for the collective effort of hundreds of thousands of people.When we deconstruct leadership, we will not find a hero at the heart of leadership. We will find community.

What to Do When the Door to the Status Quo Opens Slightly

There are times when you manage to open the door ever so slightly to the status quo -- organizations and institutions that have power and resources to back up their perspective and mandate. To make inroads you must walk through that door and engage with the very people you think are the cause of the problem.

Freeing Yourself from the Consumer Culture

Peter talks with Eric Zimmer, host and producer of The One You Feed, named one of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time by The Huffington Post. They discuss the four pillars of the free market ideology, our longing for perfection, how questions bring us together and answers alienate us . . . and much more.

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

ProMedica CEO Joins LISC Board of Directors

Randy Oostra, CEO of Toledo-based ProMedica Health System, brings 40 years of health care and management expertise to LISC’s national board. His appointment comes at a time when LISC is intensifying its work to upend health disparities across the U.S., by investing in the well-being of people and places. It’s a strategy that Oostra has pioneered through ProMedica, boosting good health outcomes and opportunity for local communities.

To Solve Youth Homelessness, Talk to Young People

As a teenager, Da’Quan Wilson was homeless, sleeping in friends’ apartments, at relatives’ homes and even in a cemetery. Today, he works as a “Community Connector” with LISC Philadelphia partner People’s Emergency Center (PEC), reaching out to young people who may be undergoing the same sorts of challenges he once did. In our increasingly digital age, community connectors meet people face-to-face, to share information about resources, build neighborhood connection and invite community participation. Many become local leaders in the process.

One Day of Service Among 8,395 (that’s 23 years)—and Counting

The day we memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy is special indeed—and so are the other 364 days a year when LISC AmeriCorps members serve their communities, as they have for the past two plus decades.

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