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Upcoming Training Opportunities from Third Sector New England

The 2011-12 training season at TSNE includes perennial favorites Effective Supervision and Advanced Facillitation as well as a brand new …

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Proposals Sought, New Program Designed, Foster Innovative Approaches to Challenges Facing Museums

RFP Released, Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 31

The American Association of Museums's (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums, EmcArts and MetLife Foundation announce the launch of a major new initiative designed to enable selected museums to design, research and prototype innovations, testing novel approaches to field-wide challenges…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Law of Online Lobbying and Election-related Activity

The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-related Activity is available as a free download. This is the first publication designed to translate laws and regulations into approachable and applicable guidance for nonprofits:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Arts Council of Greater New Haven seeks Part Time Communications Manager

The Communications Manager works with the Director of Development and Marketing in researching, planning, and implementing arts marketing initiatives on a local and regional level as well as being responsible for overseeing public relations and communications with the press and the arts community throughout Greater New Haven.

Duties:

  • Oversee, coordinate, and proof all promotional materials, including postcards, invitations, and ads for local and regional…
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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on September 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nutrition website offers info to parents wanting to change the nutrition environment in schools

The Rudd Center has just launched SPARK (Supporting Parent Advocates with Resources and Knowledge), a new website which offers advice, worksheets, definitions, studies, examples of successes, and lots of other information useful to parents who want to change the nutrition environment in their children’s schools.

 

Please check it out and let them know what you think.  And please forward to anyone you know who…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

IRIS- Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services: Urgent Appeal for Apartments and Beds

Refugees arriving this week need Two 2-Bedroom Apartments and Seven single Beds
 
We are welcoming two refugee families this Thursday, September 15th.  One is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a single mother with four young children.  And one is from Liberia:  four daughters (17, 10, and 6 year old twins)  reuniting with their father who has lived here since 2005.
 
As always, we want to give our newest…
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Added by IRIS on September 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Moving Planet CT, September 24th in New Haven CT

Moving Connecticut: A Day To Get Beyond Fossil Fuels

State-wide Action in New Haven, CT – Sat 9/24 @ 4pm – http://350CT.org/move



Our communities are ready for a clean energy future, and it’s time to rally the troops! On…

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Added by Justin Haaheim on September 8, 2011 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Extra SNAP (food stamps) benefits, post-Irene

From the Department of Social Services:

 

We have received approval from FNS to automatically mass reissue 25% of our SNAP households’ August benefits to help with food losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

  • All Connecticut households who received SNAP when Tropical Storm Irene hit the state automatically received these additional benefits. 
  • These benefits were automatically added to SNAP household’s EBT accounts and are available…
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Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on September 8, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Connecticut Nonprofit Strategy Platform: Get Data, Communicate, Act - available in in Beta

http://nccsweb.urban.org/communityplatform/ct

 

The Connecticut Nonprofit Strategy Platform is an open resource to assist nonprofits, elected officials and public policy makers, philanthropic funders and all Connecticut citizens to:

  • Get Data: Provides the capacity to map Connecticut state agency, municipal and nonprofit resources against social/economic needs and trends, and assess the…
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Added by Lee Cruz on September 8, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Less funds for heating assistance causing concern

As energy assistance agencies began to accept applications yesterday, the State Department of Social Services considered which plan to recommend to the General Assembly for this winter's heating assistance program (CEAP). A fifty percent reduction in federal funds and an 40% increase in program participants and fuel costs since 2008 is the problem. Administering agencies are wondering how they will process 130,000 residents with half the staff (10% of the grant is permitted for…

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Added by Richard Knoll on September 2, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

New Semester to begin-Public Welcome!

Church on the Rock's School of Life Enrichment is about to start a new semester of classes. Space is limited but classes are open to the public.

 

Zumba, Martial Arts, Knitting, Writing a Business Plan, and much more.....

 

http://www.morningglorycda.com/My_Church.html for details

 

Added by Todd Foster on September 2, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

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

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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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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Verizon Announces 2nd Round of Small Biz Grant Recipients Funded Through LISC

This week, 200 more small businesses from underinvested communities across urban and rural America are receiving grants of up to $10K to help cover payroll, rent and other critical operating costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. That brings the total number of grantees to 400, all of whom are benefiting from a $7.5 million commitment by Verizon. The twice-weekly Pay It Forward LIVE series will also come to a close on Thursday with a performance by Dave Matthews—the very artist who kicked off the livestream campaign to bring attention (and funding) to the plight of entrepreneurs hit hardest by the crisis.

Five Questions with Jeanne Cola

Jeanne Cola, executive director of LISC Rhode Island, offers a succinct primer on what LISC is doing, and will do, to help communities survive the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Community is an interwoven tapestry of workforce development, education, health and housing," says Cola in a Q&A with Providence Business Network. The challenge, she explains, is to shore up the capital and political will to keep all those strands, especially housing, in tact, and make them stronger.

Housing Is Healthcare

In an op-ed for the Providence Journal, LISC Rhode Island executive director Jeanne Cola lays out the imperative of ramping up funding for affordable housing in the wake of Covid-19 and tackling the systemic problems that created the affordability crisis in the first place. The pandemic's economic fallout is leaving more people than ever vulnerable to homelessness, and the time to prevent more housing instability is now.

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