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August 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Arts Council Seeks Nominations for 2010 Arts Awards

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven is seeking nominations for our 2010 Arts Awards. This year we celebrate Giant Steps, the leaps of artistic faith that can land us within reach of our aspirations. We applaud those among us who are persistent in transcending the average, those who see the promise of reward in daring to take a chance.



The 2010 Arts Awards reflect our admiration for those whose dreams are practice, those who choose passion and possibility over profit…

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Added by Cindy Clair on August 30, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

FREE Facilitated Dialogue for Your Group!

Community Mediation is currently in the position to offer one local community group, agency or non-profit a four session, facilitated dialogue on the topic of their choice, Free of Charge! You supply the people and the space and we will provide the facilitators and the food.



What is a dialogue and why would I need it?

A dialogue is a facilitated group discussion created for the face-to-face exchange of personal stories, values, and… Continue

Added by David Gafron Savage on August 18, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Chamber of Commerce offering space, possibly back office services

Greater New Haven Chamber currently has space available to…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 17, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Position Open in Bridgeport - VP Planning & Development

Career Resources a nationally recognized workforce development organization is seeking a VP of Planning and Development. This highly visible position, reports directly to the President/CEO and works closely with the management team and Board of Directors. This position will provide leadership in the areas of fund raising, grant development and marketing. Successful candidate will have a…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 16, 2010 at 5:25pm — No Comments

If you could help give $5,000,000 to low-income families in New Haven, would you give up 14 evenings to volunteer?





Did you know you can volunteer this winter and help give $5,000,000 to low-income families in New Haven? And you don’t have to donate or raise a cent from your friends and relatives.





Five million dollars. That’s our goal this year for refunds and tax credits that our volunteers

will generate by helping low-income families with their tax returns. If you

want…

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Added by Jim Emswiler on August 13, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Last Call... Become an early adopter of giveGreater...

Last Call...

Become an early adopter of giveGreater...



a free, online knowledge resource to increase local giving to your…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 11, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artisan Commercial Space For Lease

Highwood Square…the cornerstone for Hamden’s revitalization program, is a newly developed project, offering a campus like setting within an artistically designed 3 building complex is slated for occupancy October 2010. This unique property will have 27…

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Added by Elizabeth Protzman on August 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Haven Youth Map - Great New Haven Resource- Please share with Youth in your Community

New Haven Youth Map - Great New Haven Resource- Please share with Youth in your Community:

Added by Lee Cruz on August 11, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Applications being accepted for Arts and Ideas Fellowship Program!

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fall 2010 is pleased to announce its Fall 2010 Fellowship program. The inaugural program was launched in January 2010, providing opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to develop their communication and leadership skills as they prepared to pursue college and/or enter the workforce.



The program combines instruction in critical writing, nonprofit management and various arts disciplines, with opportunities for job shadowing…

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Added by Dawn Gibson-Brehon on August 10, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Surprisingly, Blueberries are Good for Creativity & Mental Health!

Especially on August 20th 12:30pm at the Hill Farmers Market)





What does New Haven’s CitySeed, Blueberries and Mental Health all have in Common? The Hill Farmers Market at Connecticut Mental Health in New Haven, CT.



Based on the…

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Added by Shola Cole on August 9, 2010 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Writing Workshop Leader Needed at the Coop Center for Creativity!

The Coop Center for…

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Added by Andria Danielle Matthews on August 9, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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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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