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August 2013 Blog Posts (10)

The Arts Council's app ANDI is now connected to Facebook

The latest version of ANDI  (Arts, Nightlife, Dining, Info) for iPhone and Android has a new feature.  Share events with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

Added by Cindy Clair on August 28, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Schools Tackle Science Teacher Exodus

Schools Tackle Science Teacher Exodus

This is an excellent and informative article.  The comments by Mr. Therrien and Mr. Cicarella, and the research data provide important information about some of the key problems in retaining science teachers in urban school districts. Not enough emphasis has been placed on: 1) Lack of adequate teacher preparation; not in subject content but in classroom management and content delivery.  a)…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 27, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery Tours

Good Day To All,

Just a quick note on the cemetery ..... so many lovely pieces of art to view in the cemetery, not just the historical view. But now the change of season brings in another lovely view of the cemetery with the splendor of Autumn.

 

If interested in touring either e-mail p.b.i.newhaven@att.net or call 203.389.5403 - the website is…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on August 24, 2013 at 7:47am — No Comments

Exciting Partnership Opportunity: Public Allies Connecticut is Expanding in New Haven!

Have you been looking to boost capacity at your organization? Are you interested in becoming an Ally host site for the 2013-2014 year? Read on!



We have great news: Public Allies Connecticut was recently awarded additional…
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Added by Emily Gallagher on August 21, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Fighting The Odds & Reclaiming Futures: An Effective Teen Program

 

RECLAIMING FUTURES – ANOTHER EFFECTIVE PROGRAM TO KEEP TEENS OUT OF TROUBLE

Fighting The Odds: Boxing/MMA Programs Keep Teens Off The Streets, Out Of Trouble

The Winston-Salem Chronicle, Layla Garms, 08/08/2013…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 18, 2013 at 6:13pm — No Comments

IRIS seeking a PT Development Director

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org) has an immediate opening for a part-time Development Director. IRIS is a vibrant nonprofit organization that 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 warmly, helping them…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on August 16, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

DIABETES, CHILDREN, OBESITY, QUALITY OF LIFE, LIMBS & LONG-TERM HEALTH

DIABETES EDUCATION – IT’S ABOUT HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE, LIMBS AND LONGEVITY

OneWorld Informs the Community that Inches and Pounds Matter

http://youtu.be/9YXTb22yPB8 Video link

 

A UConn study last year showed that 37 percent of Hartford's preschool children are obese or overweight.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 16, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

* * * Collaboration Request for 50th Anniversary of Dr. MLK Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech on 8.28.13! * * *

Dear Greater New Haven Community Team:



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”

 

In inspiration of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I HAVE A DREAM speech on August 28th 1963, we are calling upon YOU –…

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on August 11, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Outreach through Social Media

source: NeighborWork Leaders for Communities

In the past, non-profit organizations had to rely primarily on print media, TV, radio, and direct mailings to advertise their services to potential clientele and funders. However, thanks to the rise of social media within the last decade, non-profits have an opportunity to interact with their constituents more than ever before. Applications such as Facebook and Twitter allow organizations to market themselves…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 6, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

New Job Opportunity: Program Director for Adult Education & Community Outreach

PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

 

JUNTA seeks a full time Program Director for Adult Education and Community Outreach.  The Program Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of all morning and evening courses, and all initiatives under the program. The Director plans, coordinates, implements, and administers programs and services related to our Adult Education programs, while supporting the…

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Added by JUNTA on August 2, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

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.

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

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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