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Featured Blog Posts – August 2011 Archive (9)

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

$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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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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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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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