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July 2016 Blog Posts (19)

This is a photograph of the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress 501(c) (3) Veterans organization board members with Senator Chris Murphy from left to right Garry C. Monk-Executive Director, O…

This is a photograph of the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress 501(c) (3) Veterans organization board members with Senator Chris Murphy from left to right Garry C. Monk-Executive Director, Olivia Monk Henderson-Assistant Director, Senator Chris Murphy,Helen Harper-Wilson -Secretary/Assistant Treasurer, Conley F. Monk Jr Director & Founder.

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Added by Olivia C Henderson on July 31, 2016 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Vietnam Veteran Monument

Added by Olivia C Henderson on July 30, 2016 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

Long Wharf Memorial Project

Project Details

The National Veterans Council is currently working on a project to develop a schematic plan for redevelopment of the Long Wharf Waterfront Park ,where there is a collection of war memorials, including the Vietnam Veteran Memorial and are sited between I-95 and the New Haven Harbor.This project will not only be enhancement of the Vietnam Memorial and how it is use by the public as a place of memory, but will also be an exciting new comprehensive vision for this…

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Added by Olivia C Henderson on July 30, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hiring!! Spanish Speaking Case Manager, Bridgeport/New Haven!!

SCHOOL BASED ENROLLMENT and MATCH SPECIALIST

 

Position open until filled. Please send resumes to: bbbsswctprogram@gmail.com

Position Summary

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking a qualified candidate to assist and manage an after school mentoring program in New Haven and manage a case load of mentoring matches in the Southwestern CT area.

37.5 Hours a…

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Added by Amy Page on July 29, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments

Book Review: Make It So

As timing is everything (think summer reading) and a new Star Trek movie has just been released I just happened to come across, Make It So. Make It So, by Wess Roberts and Bill Ross offers leadership lessons from Star Trek The Next Generation (which for those of you who are not Trekkies, is the series with Jean-Luc Picard as the captain of the starship Enterprise).

So, if you would like to combine your thirst for entertaining with educational reading, Make It So (Pocket Books, 1995)…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 29, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

Looking for New Haven Farms program volunteers!

Hello!

 
We are right in the middle of our best program year yet. We have the most people…
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Added by New Haven Farms on July 28, 2016 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Seeking a New Haven Farms Communications and Marketing Volunteer!

We are looking for an energetic, creative and extremely well organized volunteer to help in organizing parts of our annual Contra Dance! The dance is our annual fundraiser and harvest celebration. It will be the third annual event - it consists of a silent auction, contra dance led by local contra hero Billy Fischer, light locally sourced hors d'oeuvres and alcohol for sale. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic person looking to work with some great…

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Added by New Haven Farms on July 28, 2016 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Mary Wade – Past, Present, Future

Mary Wade’s Mission of Service

Mary Wade is planning to expand its mission to meet the growing needs in the community.  Connecticut is undergoing a permanent and historic transformation in its demographics - it is aging. Between 2010 and 2040, Connecticut’s population of people age 65 and older is projected to grow by 57%, with less than 2% growth for people age 20 to 64 during the same period. Moreover, residents born in Connecticut today can expect to live to be 80.8…

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Added by David V. Hunter on July 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fighting Sex Trafficking

Young girls clad in red dresses, accessorized with numbers for identification sat as prey among predators. As the girls watched cartoons, the predators watched them, shrewdly choosing their next victim. But, one girl in particular stood out – her number read 146. 

“Her name became a number, her number became our name” reads the website of Love146, an international human rights organization…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 28, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Common Ground is seeking a social studies teacher!

Common Ground — the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful community and environmental leaders — is seeking one passionate, creative, and certified Social Studies/History teacher. This teacher will have the chance to:

  • Teach Common Ground’s core history and social studies classes
  • Help to build a social studies curriculum that addresses intersections of social studies and social justice…
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Added by Joel Tolman on July 27, 2016 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Job Opening: Program Manager for Nonprofit Educational Organization

Job Posting

Program Manager for Nonprofit Educational Organization

 

Overview: 

Salma Khatoon Academy (SKA) is looking to grow its organization and programming by hiring a Program Manager to oversee its educational initiatives.  Programs will take place in Branford, CT in a 12,000 ft2 school building on 2.75 acres of bucolic…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on July 22, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Check out this Article about the bail fund in the Wall Street Journal

Nobody deserves to be in jail simply because they cannot afford their bail. #decriminalizepoverty #endcashbail

http://www.wsj.com/articles/group-to-pay-bail-for-poor-defendants-in-low-level-cases-1469130423

Added by Patrick Sullivan on July 22, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

Seeking volunteer opportunities for Yale law students

Hello!  On Thursday, August 25, we will hold a day of service for our incoming law students to better acquaint them with volunteer opportunities in and around New Haven.  We have 200 students and are looking for placements for part or all of that day.  

If your organization has any general volunteer needs (painting, lawn work, maintenance, food preparation, office support, etc), please contact me at ellen.cosgrove@yale.edu.  Please let me know how many students you need and…

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Added by Ellen Cosgrove on July 15, 2016 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Nonprofit Board Hiring; Do looks matter?

Board members that judge a "book by its cover" may seriously lose-out on opportunities in prospective CEOs. That's my basic takeaway from the following Washington Post article about a study that examined how:

CEO's "faces" send messages;

"looks" for for-profits are likely different than what nonprofits (and their donors) desire; and, bottom line, there may be some truly hidden gems out there that get missed because of personal bias by board members or just plain mis-judgement. I…

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Added by Mike Burns on July 12, 2016 at 8:48am — No Comments

Community Fund for Women and Girls Reports on Status of Girls; Awards $135,000 for Gender-Specific Work

Citing Experience and Recent Data, Panel of Young Women Recommend Investing in Girls of Color at 21st Annual Meeting of Community Fund for Women & Girls

New Haven, CT (July 6, 2016) –The Community Fund for Women & Girls, Greater New Haven’s permanent charitable endowment dedicated solely to advancing women and girls, convened stakeholders to hear the status of girls in Connecticut and the region on June 29 at its Annual Meeting. The event featured Dr. Andrea…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 6, 2016 at 5:18pm — No Comments

New Reach in Need of Tools & Equipment

Last week New Reach's maintenance van was broken into and over $3000 worth of tools were stolen.  These are literally the tools we use to build hopeful futures.  If you can we are in need of the following tools:

Dewalt 18V cordless tools:

Impact Driver, 2 reciprocating saws, Hammer drill, drill, circular saw, cut off tool/grinder, 7 x 18V batteries, Milwaukee reciprocating saw with blades, Pneumatic staple gun, Bosh left hand circular saw.

If you can help by…

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Added by Mary Grande on July 6, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Position opening at United Way of Greater New Haven

Coordinator, Community Impact

 

Job Summary:

United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Income, and Health.  We…

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Added by Susan Nappi on July 5, 2016 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Happy 4th of July Grove Street Cemetery

To Each and Every One of You.....…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on July 4, 2016 at 11:24am — No Comments

An article in the New Haven Independent about our recent Community Meeting

This article captures some of the excellent feedback we got at our community planning meeting last week. Thanks again to those who came out!

http://http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/CT_bail_fund/

Added by Patrick Sullivan on July 1, 2016 at 4:41pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Community: The Structure of Belonging

Excerpt of the Welcome from the new second edition of Peter's book "Community: The Structure of Belonging."

The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN 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....

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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 Buffalo Names New Executive Director

LISC is ramping up its economic development work in Buffalo under the leadership of an new executive director, Julie Barrett O’Neill. O’Neill is a local expert in urban planning and sustainability and will take the helm of the 20-year-old LISC Buffalo program beginning in September. She replaces Michael Clarke, who retired earlier this year.

The Real Stories Behind the Unemployment Story

An article in The Guardian examines the full and complex story behind the nation’s jobless numbers as it plays out in Kansas City. LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are highlighted as a partial solution to egregious rates of unemployment among African Americans, helping people to become “net cash positive” and to build plans that are “inspiring to them,” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones.

LISC Institute Retools for the Future

Nearly a decade ago, LISC created the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development as a platform for the dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas about our shared work, and as a clearing house for best practices. Since then, it has trained thousands of people in the field and shared hundred of articles, opinions and research reports. Now, with renewed energy and leadership, we are delighted to be relaunching the Institute, equipped with an interactive website and a trove of fresh tools, views and data that will help propel our work into the future. Read all about it in a message from the Institute's founders.

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