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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)…


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 or call 203.389.5403 - the website is…


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…

Added by Emily Gallagher on August 21, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Fighting The Odds & Reclaiming Futures: An Effective Teen Program



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

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


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 ( 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…


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



OneWorld Informs the Community that Inches and Pounds Matter Video link


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


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 –…


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…


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

New Job Opportunity: Program Director for Adult Education & 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…


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

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

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

Union Pacific Partners with LISC to Bridge the Skills Gap

A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

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