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Featured Blog Posts – July 2018 Archive (15)

From The Y Blog- SUMMER SCREEN TIME: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Summertime means more free time for youth. Without the school day to occupy them, many children and teens find themselves entertained by TV, video games, websites and digital devices.  While these devices can be comforting on a rainy day or a means of decompressing, many parents, caregivers and camp staff may wonder: How is screen time affecting the health and development of…
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Added by Lee Cruz on July 30, 2018 at 2:57pm — No Comments

PREST is Hiring!

Job Description: Full-time Lead Organizer

PREST is a youth-led organizing effort for racial and educational justice throughout Connecticut. We envision a country in which the histories of Black people and people of color are taught, understood, and celebrated as fundamental to American history and where people feel affirmed in their identities.

PREST is excited to add a full-time…

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Added by Hillary Bridges on July 24, 2018 at 9:15pm — No Comments

NEW FREEDOM FUND TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM

It's about inclusion. You can't be included unless you're present and you can't be present unless you're able to get there. Inclusion happens when you start breaking down barriers.©

Metro Taxi is driving efforts to give people with disabilities more freedom.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 24, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Free Fair Haven Back To Preschool Fair

Catholic Charities is hosting a FREE Back To Preschool Fair on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 from…

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Added by Lisa on July 24, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments

C4C is looking to fill the position of Senior Manager of Operations and Organizational Development

Capital for Change is the nonprofit formed two years ago through the merger of Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, Community Capital Fund and Connecticut Housing Investment Fund.  We are a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that creates high impact lending programs and products that help develop affordable housing, increase energy efficiency and nurture nonprofit organizations. We are looking to fill a crucial position in our growing organization.

The Senior…

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Added by Carla Weil on July 24, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Public Allies Connecticut Seeking Partners for Fall 2018!

Public Allies Connecticut, an AmeriCorps program focused on creating a more just and equitable society through the promotion of diverse, new leadership is seeking nonprofit partners to host our talented AmeriCorps members starting this fall! 

Allies work full time, Monday - Thursday, Sept. - June to build organizational capacity, all while developing their leadership abilities, earning a living stipend and money for school. Members are diverse and reflective of our local communities.…

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Added by Emily Gallagher on July 20, 2018 at 2:54pm — No Comments

A Parklet Grows in Fairhaven

Anyone walking a hot stretch of sidewalk along Grand Avenue now has an inviting spot to rest in the shade, talk to neighbors, and watch children play.

The oasis is called a “parklet,” and was designed by two Yale graduate students who won New Haven’s first Parklet Design Competition, a collaboration between GoNewHavenGo, the Department of Transportation,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 19, 2018 at 12:46pm — No Comments

SSIR: On Shared Vision and a New Social Compact

By Robert K. Ross Jul. 17, 2018

Civic engagement and community voice make up the secret sauce of US democracy. We need a new, community-generated social compact to assert the vision and policy framework for an inclusive 21st-century America.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 17, 2018 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Opportunity with the University of New Haven - Elementary Spanish for Health Care

I’m reaching out today looking for a potential partner for a class at the University of New Haven.  I’m hoping that our students can help your organization while they gain a deeper understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world as they relate to the field of health care.    

 

The class is titled Elementary Spanish for Health Care I and the instructor, Dr. Alessia Dalsant, is looking for her students to volunteer at a local organization(s) that serves Spanish…

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Added by Sally Anastos on July 17, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

THE SHARED PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP Report on Building Shared Prosperity in America’s Cities

The strength of American cities – and the nation as a whole – depends on generating inclusive growth for people of all races, ethnicities, and incomes...

Continued: http://www.sharedprosperitypartnership.org/

REPORT on: Building Shared Prosperity in America’s Cities…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

NPQ: Black Lives Matter at Five: Activists Take Stock

Black Lives Matter at Five: Activists Take Stock

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Arts And Its Impact

What is art?



A simple definition of art can be many things to many people.



Webster's Dictionary defines it as "the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially

in the production of aesthetic objects.” That sounds about right. Broad enough for the intellects

and straightforward enough for the common folk.…

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Added by Anthony McClean on July 16, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Maternal Deaths Rising At Alarming Rate, But Who’s Counting?

Why do so many pregnant women and young mothers die?

Your guess is as good as our government’s. We simply don’t know. Even the statistics we have aren’t current, though from all indications the U.S.’s mortality rate is rising, as it is in Afghanistan and Sudan.

But in the U.S., the rate has risen by 136 percent between 1990 and 2013...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 13, 2018 at 4:08pm — No Comments

NPQ: Children of Color Need Long-Term Allies

Nonprofit Quarterly: By Ruth McCambridge   | July 9, 2018

Superficially, it seems that the current US presidential administration has it in for babies. Even as it…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 10, 2018 at 11:38am — 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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The Faces of “Bring Them HOMES”

A poignant photography exhibit honors veterans whose lives have been touched by Bring Them HOMES, our housing initiative for homeless and at-risk former servicemen and women. All photos by Gus Powell/Courtesy Lee Marks Fine Art

Top Reads, Week of 11/5

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we’re delving into a report on jobs that fall short of the middle-class salary threshold, Opportunity Zones, and the impact a felony charge has on one’s ability to participate in democracy.

Progress and Possibilities for Housing Every Veteran

Our commitment to helping house homeless and at-risk veterans won’t let up until there are no more ex-military men and women living on the streets. It’s hard work, especially in hot, high-cost markets. In honor of Veteran's Day, we're highlighting the creative solutions and partnerships that build supportive housing communities and make it possible for us reach our collective goal.

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