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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.

Senator Chris…

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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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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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