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August 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Residents Particpation Requested in City Parks Clean up

Cleanups%20List.pdf

 

The City and the Urban Resources Initiative (URI) are collaborating in an effort to clean up city parks. If you think you can help check out the options on the attached flyer for dates, times and locations. 

Added by Lee Cruz on August 31, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Posted for SHARE Haven Coordinator Adam Wascholl re: IRENE help coordination

Greetings, everybody. In the wake of the hurricane, I feel there is a great opportunity to help bring together those in our community. One such tool for fostering community growth is SHARE Haven. SHARE Haven is The Greater New Haven area's Time Bank. With time banking, people offer their services and skills to one another, recording their time to be used as a currency with others in the network. With so many…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 30, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

2 suggestions for folks without electricity, in need of water. Forward to anyone in need. #IRENE

No power,  no water at your house?

 

A. If you have a water tank you have upwards of 50 gallons of potable water in your basement.

1. Turn of the pilot so the water heater does not burn out.

2. Open a facet at the highest level of your home so air can get into the system

3. Take water from your water tank through the faucet at the bottom of the tank, once you drain it do not for get to shut the Faucet off.

4. Remember, no hot water until you start…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 29, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Communities Stand Together Against Hate: Not In Our Town National Week

Not In Our Town National Week of Action: Communities Stand Together Against Hate

Location: Nationwide

Date: September 18–24

More Information: www.niot.org

 

Communities nationwide are using a new PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 26, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

$50,000 in Environmental Grants to be distributed by the Greater New Haven Green Fund

The Greater New Haven Green Fund is now accepting grant proposals for environmental projects related to pollution reduction and environmental justice. The Fund will distribute $50,000 this fall through three grant levels:  

  • Major Grants of $3,000-10,000,  
  • Small Grants of $500-3,000, and  
  • Micro Grants of up to $500

Nonprofit organizations and community groups working to improve the environmental quality of life in the New Haven…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

10 dell computers looking for a non-profit home

Hi GNH Community,

The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) has about 10 computers that they are looking to donate to a local non-profit. These are 3 yr old Dell optiplex 755 machines, in the desktop form factor, with 2GB of RAM and with a 20 in. Dell monitor.   A catch is that there is no operating system or any software installed on these computers.  So they are a clean slate and would need at least an operating installed before they would be of use.  YSPH cannot supply the operating…

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Added by Alycia Santilli on August 23, 2011 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment

Free U.S. Citizenship Classes beginning August 17th

Immigrants and refugees will receive help in studying for the U.S. Citizenship Test.  Curriculum includes lessons on U.S. history, civics, and government, and will prepare participants to take the citizenship exam.

 

Wednesday evenings (beginning August 17th), 6-8 pm

NH Public Library, 133 Elm Street.

Classes are free and open to all.  Please spread the word!

 

This program is a collaboration between IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services,…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on August 14, 2011 at 7:22pm — No Comments

IRIS seeks an Education and Youth Services Program Coordinator

IRIS is looking to fill the FT position of Refugee Education and Youth Services Program Coordinator.

 

Summary

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org) welcomes and resettles approximately 200 refugees each year-- people fleeing persecution in their home countries who are invited to come to the United States. They come seeking safety, freedom, peace, and opportunities. IRIS is responsible for welcoming them…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on August 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Discover You Can at the Fair Haven Farmers' Market!

 

Canning is a lifelong skill that can help you maximize your intake of yummy local produce! This Thursday at CitySeed's Fair Haven Farmers' Market, community member Ruziye Yeroz will teach us how to pickle and can farm fresh cucumbers…

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Added by Emma Mendelsohn on August 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

TELLING YOUR PROGRAM’S STORY

TELLING YOUR PROGRAM’S STORY

http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/library/pdf/success_story_workbook.pdf

"The purpose of this workbook is to help public health program administrators understand what a “success story” is, why it is important to tell success stories, and how to develop success stories. This document is intended to be used by program…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 8, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

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.

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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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