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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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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 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.

Walking the Talk of Racial Equity

LISC Phoenix’s Dominic Braham is a 2019 PLACES fellow with the Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (alongside LISC NYC's Grace Chung). When the fellowship brought him to Newark, NJ for a site visit, it sparked a realization: Braham saw that he had to think critically about pushing for racial equity from both an individual and an institutional perspective. In a blog for the Funder’s Network, he shares the toolbox he’s been assembling to challenge the status quo in community development leadership, and to convert conversations about change into action.

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