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Featured Blog Posts – July 2019 Archive (13)

How Geographic Data Can Help Address Social Determinants of Health

An individual’s zip code is more predictive of her health than her genetic code, but it’s not just zip code data that can help tackle social determinants of health...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 29, 2019 at 1:18pm — No Comments

LOL Something Matters

We’ve been told that facts have lost their power, that debunking lies only makes them stronger, and that the internet divides us. Don’t believe any of it...

https://slate.com/health-and-science/2018/01/weve-been-told-were-living-in-a-post-truth-age-dont-believe-it.html

Added by Lee Cruz on July 23, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Ending Hunger with Summer Meals

During the summer months, children who depend on school breakfasts and lunches are at risk of going hungry. Local food policy advocates have teamed up with End Hunger Connecticut! to make sure that doesn’t happen in and around New Haven.

New Haven’s and Hamden’s Free Summer Meals Program has kicked off with more than 70 meal sites at…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 18, 2019 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong

In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.

At first glance, the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 18, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tito’s Vodka Gives Its Employees the Power to Choose Charities

The company gives each worker a budget to support nonprofits. It has limited its marketing budget in favor of giving more away to good causes...

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tito-s-Vodka-Gives-Its/246541

Added by Lee Cruz on July 17, 2019 at 1:45pm — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start's 9th Annual Family, Fun and Fitness Day

Join New Haven Healthy Start for a fun, FREE day of Zumba, face painting, hula hoop, tug-o-war, jump rope, potato sack race, community resources, free health screenings and so much more!

Lunch provided - hotdogs, hamburgers,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 17, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

The state might not provide a grant to community nonprofits this year. The effects would be painful.

For the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2019 at 2:58pm — No Comments

The Man With the $13 Billion Checkbook

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2019 at 2:53pm — No Comments

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Manager

We Love What Makes You Unique

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

Who We Are Looking For

Are you passionate about using your marketing and communications talents as a force for good in our community? Are you the type of person who speaks up…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on July 16, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Job Opening: Seasonal Campaign Executive (2019)

Position:

United Way of Greater New Haven seeks enthusiastic candidates interested in gaining experience in fundraising and community engagement with a top non-profit brand.  The Campaign Executive will be a member of the Resource Development Team which is responsible for partnering with local companies to raise nearly $2.5 million dollars through the annual fall United Way campaign.  You will gain valuable skills, contacts, community knowledge, and be a part…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on July 11, 2019 at 9:49am — No Comments

Change Agents: Kaywin Feldman and Bryan Stevenson on Embracing Empathy and Confronting American Racism in Museums -ARTnews

KATHERINE MCMAHON/ARTNEWS

Kaywin Feldman is director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. When she assumed her post this spring, as the first woman to lead the institution, she followed a nearly three-decade stint by Earl “Rusty” Powell III as the leader of a museum established in 1937 with a donation by financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 4, 2019 at 9:47am — No Comments

10 Important Black Women in U.S. History

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 4, 2019 at 9:41am — No Comments

Reflection on the Birth of a Nation

It is not in the cloud anywhere so the poem is elusive at the moment. It was a bit of a study of Thomas Paine and my questioning of 'What America Means to Me"? The answer I recall as "It is both sides of the coin - that I come to make - that makes America Great. "

Now I am not sure how I would define both sides. Instead, I share an image and the phrase currently on my heart.…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on July 3, 2019 at 8:13pm — No Comments

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Foreclosure Risk is Growing, With No Relief in Sight

Homeowners and small landlords are under mounting pressure, as lost income related to COVID-19 leaves them with month after month of unpaid debt and limited ability to catch up. The loss of wealth could impact the next generation and beyond, especially in communities of color, warns LISC’s Denise Scott. “Just as COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on the health of Black and Brown families, so too is it exacerbating our racial wealth gap, which already saps so much from our national potential.”

Unlocking Corporate Treasuries for Racial Equity: A Podcast with LISC's George Ashton

George Ashton III, who oversees LISC's Strategic Investments department, joined a recent episode of the podcast Money + Meaning to discuss LISC's Black Economic Development Fund. The conversation delved into the growth of CDFIs and their role in economic development and how more corporations can direct their capital towards systems change that promotes racial equity.

How CDFIs and the UN Can Align the Measure of their Common Goals

By adopting a set of universal benchmarks established by the United Nations—the UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs—Community Development Financial Institutions can streamline the way they measure and demonstrate the investments they've been making for decades to help create equity and wellbeing for people and places in the United States. A blog by LISC's Anna Smukowski and the OFN's Andrea Longton explains how and why.

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