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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 – Dreamers, movers and shakers of New Haven – to join us in sparking a…

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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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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Connecting Local People to the Prosperity of Place

Our latest LISC white paper examines emerging strategies that connect industrial district revitalization to local workforce efforts and how investments in industrial districts can fuel programs designed to train low-income residents and ensure they access local jobs. The paper takes a close look at how this plays out in the field with two case studies from Brooklyn, NY and one from Jackson, MI. Read on!

Partnership for the Bay's Future, in Close-Up

An article in the Bay Area magazine Gentry takes a careful look at how Partnership for the Bay's Future, LISC's collaboration with the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Genentech, the Ford Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and others is tackling the region's extreme affordable housing shortage, alongside transportation access and economic opportunity. "Housing has to be considered everybody's challenge and everybody's opportunity," says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones in the piece. That collective ownership and the diversity of sectors in the partnership "are the only way we're really going to make true progress."

Talent Development Catalyzes Opportunity

A strong and vibrant workforce helps fuel community growth as well as business success. That’s why Union Pacific Railroad is supporting LISC Financial Opportunity Centers and contributing the expertise of its staff to industrial training programs that help people compete for family-sustaining jobs. Union Pacific’s Chiquita Morgan urges employers to "get out from behind our walls" and help advance the efforts of workforce development agencies, neighborhood groups and others who are helping people build a stronger financial future for themselves and their community.

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