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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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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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Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space, and policymaking fields....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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