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Featured Blog Posts – August 2010 Archive (7)

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

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

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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

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

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

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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