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Featured Blog Posts – July 2017 Archive (11)

Friends of New Haven Animal Shelter give their time and hearts to animals in need

At the New Haven Animal Shelter, it takes a village to help abandoned dogs and cats find their forever homes. Although the city funds and staffs the shelter, the dedicated volunteers with the Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter provide vital assistance with socializing the animals and getting them ready for adoption.

“It’s a real passion,” says Elaine…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 27, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments

Audubon CT Helps Neighbors Build Urban Oases

When migratory songbirds reach New Haven after flying across Long Island Sound, they immediately hunt for safe perches on which to rest and recover. Audubon Connecticut’s Urban Oases initiative ensures that even in the heart of this urban area, a corridor of green habitats is waiting.

Created with the help of community volunteer teams in parks and schoolyards, the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 20, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Now Hiring: Community Educator

Community Educator/ Public Programs Coordinator 
 
Reporting to the Manager of Public and Youth Engagement of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, in New Haven CT, the Community Educator is responsible for: 1) planning and successfully executing the Museum’s public education programs, including but not limited to major and minor weekday and weekend programs, such as family days, Free Thursdays, overnight sleepovers,…
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Added by Andrea Motto on July 19, 2017 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Community Based Independence for Seniors Act

Added by David V. Hunter on July 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Volunteer Administrative Assistant Needed!

Volunteer Administrative Assistant

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc.

Part time, 20-30 hours per week

 

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Added by Steve Werlin on July 18, 2017 at 4:21pm — No Comments

New Haven Teens Launch Energy Efficiency Program for Limited-Income Families

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp is joined by (back row from left) Members of the Youth Conservation Corps, Youth @Work Program Coordinator Tomi Veale, United Illuminating Program Manager Maritza Estremera, Youth Conservation Corps Supervisor Shequerra Hobby and New Haven Youth Services Director Jason Bartlett to launch the Home Energy Solutions- Income Eligible canvassing program as part of the city’s "Clean Energy…

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Added by Maritza Estremera on July 15, 2017 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Part Time Job / Hamden CT | Youth | Salma Khatoon Academy

The Salma Khatoon Academy, a private elementary school grounded in the Islamic tradition in Hamden, CT is seeking a part-time director to operate its community center that will advance youth activities and promote quality services to greater New Haven community. Activities will be conducted at facility in Hamden.

The director will implement afterschool programs for youth beginning in the fall of 2017, and will partner with community members and organizations to offer a full array of… Continue

Added by Joan Huwiler on July 13, 2017 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Protecting Our Air, Land and Water

After decades of effort, the health of Long Island Sound is beginning show signs of improvement. But long stretches of coastal waters remain imperiled by pollution. Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save The Sound is on a mission to clean them and continue protecting the region’s air, water, and land.

Originally two separate organizations that were founded…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 13, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism

I want to get A’s. Even as an…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 7, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Planting Trees and Growing Leaders

When neighbors transform a vacant lot or trash strewn curbside into a flowering pocket park or garden, they are doing more than planting bulbs and shrubs. They are building strong communities where people care about one another and the places where they live.

For more than two decades, the Community Greenspace program has helped volunteers around the city take charge…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 6, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments

New Haven Summer Meals: Help Get Free Food to Children

Thank you for the great response. Opportunities for helping with Summer Meals are closed for 2017.

Please check back next year!

Added by Cathy Davies on July 5, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Community Wise Podcast: Energy Efficiency & Affordable Housing

San Antonio, TX councilmember Roberto Treviño joins Maurice and Imani Darden to discuss energy efficiency and affordable housing sustainability. LISC launched its San Antonio office in 2016, the same year Councilman Treviño launched Under 1 Roof, a no-cost, needs-based program to retrofit the roofs of qualified residents. We are pleased to have a local official with us to share more about the conjoining of community, local politics, energy efficiency and housing stabilization.

The Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

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