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New Haven Home Recovery's Furniture Co-op Needs YOUR Help!

With the recent string of holidays followed by several snow storms, the Furniture Co-op has seen a bit of a dip in donations of gently used furniture. 

 

The Furniture Co-op collects furniture from the general public and then gives it to families and individuals who are transitioning from homelessness, living with disabilities or other insufferable hardships.

 

Clients are referred to the Co-op after being pre-screened by partner agencies to ensure that those…

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Added by Jackie Janosko on January 19, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

New Haven Home Recovery Employment Opportunities

New Haven Home Recovery currently has 5 positions available for positions in Bridgeport and New Haven. 

You can find full job descriptions and instructions for applying at http://www.nhhr.org/contact-us/employment.html

 

The positions available are:

Bridgeport Housing First Case Manager

Stable Families Program Case Manager – Bridgeport

Development Associate

Outreach Case…

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Added by Jackie Janosko on January 14, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Need help shoveling snow?

Does anyone need/want help shoveling snow?

I have some high school and middle school kids looking to earn their way to Young Life camp this summer. Please call or email with any leads. Keep us in mind for future storms!

Thanks,


Cat Haist

Area Director

Greater New Haven Young Life

203.668.7898

cat.ylnh@gmail.com

Added by Catherine Haist on January 13, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Arts Ideas Fellowship Program - Now Accepting Applications for Winter/Spring 2011 Session- deadline 1/21

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is pleased to announce its Winter/Spring 2011 Fellowship Program. 

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Added by Dawn Gibson-Brehon on January 12, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine

Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a community effort to raise awareness & funds for housing and hunger needs in Greater New Haven. More information at http://www.n2nlifeline.org



The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven launched Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine in the winter of 2009. Since then, Neighbor-to-Neighborhas raised $1.3 million to help meet emergency needs in Greater New Haven.



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Added by Lee Cruz on January 11, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Sustainability Fellow position at Yale University's Office of Sustainability

Yale University's Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the availability of a Sustainability

Fellow position for the Spring of 2011. The Sustainability Fellow position is designed to provide

hands-on experience for a recent college graduate with an interest in campus sustainability. The

selected candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, internationally

recognized…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Open Position - Program Officer for Grantmaking at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for a program officer position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.



Title: Program Officer for… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Open Position - Administrative Assistant at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for an entry level administrative assistant position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.

 

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Virgin Mobile Offers Free Cell Phones To Low-Income State Residents

Source: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-ct-virgin-mobile-free-wireless-pho20110105,0,264505.story

 

Virgin Mobile USA is offering free wireless phone service to more than 107,000 needy Connecticut residents.

 

Virgin's Assurance Wireless service is available to residents who already qualify for Medicaid, food stamps, Section 8 housing, or one of a dozen…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 5, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Parent Leadership Training Institute

Christian Community Action is currently recruiting for our Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). PLTI enable parents and other members of the community to become leading advocates.

Attendees are offered three phases of training:

  • a retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • a nine week course on leadership, understanding personal history and its impact on perception
  • a ten week study of politics, policy and media with a community project to practice your…
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Added by Merryl Eaton on January 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Non-profits interested in nylon fabric for FREE

Available in large rolls .

Considerable variety of colors: black, blue, orange, camouflage, purple.

Most of the rolls are about 5' in width. Lengths vary between 300 - 800 yards long. Weighing approximately between 200- 500 lbs each. All told there are probably close to 15,000 yards of material. The material is mostly nylon.

Contact Ray Pagliaro: ray.pagliaro@snet.net or (203) 562-5601

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is offering a four-part series on “Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction” beginning January 12.

Administrators (Grades K-6), General and Special Educators, Literacy Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Related Services Personnel and Parents are welcomed to register.

Leticia Garcia Guerra at SERC is the contact person: guerra@ctserc.org or (860) 632-1485 x 233.

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Jobs at New Haven Promise - A component fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven



New Haven Promise is being administered as a component fund of The Community

Foundation for Greater New Haven. As such, Promise is staffed by Community

Foundation staff. New Haven Promise is a visionary scholarship and support

program for the purposes of promoting college education as an…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Job Opening Private Nonprofit Foundation in New Britain - Associate Program Officer

Private nonprofit foundation seeks professional to join our team based in New Britain, CT. The Associate Program Officer will primarily be responsible for the administration of the Foundation’s scholarship program, one of the largest financial need-based private scholarships in the state. Secondary focus will be assisting with administration of the Foundation’s grants program.



3-5 years experience in college financial aid, scholarship program administration, academic advising, or… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Promise of a Malloy Administration For Nonprofits

This post is made on behalf of Ron Cretaro, Executive Director of Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, Inc. You may contact Ron at rcretaro@ctnonprofits.org to discuss it further.

 

Nonprofits & the Promise of Dan Malloy…

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Added by Karen Maciorowski on January 3, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Grants Available to New Haven Civic Groups - Projects Should Demonstrate Leadership; Benefit New Haven Neighborhoods

Application Deadline February 11, 2011



New Haven, CT (December 23, 2010) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, is accepting grant applications through its Neighborhood Leadership Grant Program, formerly known as The Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The Program has been re-named to emphasize the purpose of helping New Haveners build their leadership and organizing skills and to inspire leadership among new… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on December 28, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Join our team! Birmingham Group Health Services Inc. Valley Substance Abuse Action Council seeking Community Organizer

TITLE: Community Organizer

Dept: VSAAC

Status: Part-time (30 hours a week)



To support the goals of BGHS and VSAAC though implementing community based prevention services, collaborating with community partners, and developing and managing prevention programming.





SCOPE



Research and facilitate the development and implementation of community based prevention initiatives and programs. Research and develop resources to sustain the initiatives and… Continue

Added by Pamela Mautte on December 28, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

New Benefit Calcualtor online at CT's CAAs

Colleagues:

 

A new "ABC" Automatic Benefits Calculator has been developed by the CT Association for Community Action Agencies (www.CAFCA.org) and is currently being rolled out statewide at all thirteen agencies.  "ABC" has been added to the TEAM website (www.TEAMInc.org).  Anyone may use it to test eligibility for public benefits. A phone number or an email address is required to move beyond the first…

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Added by Richard Knoll on December 17, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Job Opening-VITA Tax Program

New Life Corporation is seeking an Associate VITA Coordinator for the 2011 tax season to assist the operation of their free tax preparation service for low-income families in New Haven. This is a full-time position from January to June. It requires evening and Saturday hours as well as daytime hours. Please contact Jim@NewLifeCorp.org for more information.

Added by Jim Emswiler on December 2, 2010 at 3:59pm — 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

How Can Creative Placemaking Serve Us in this Moment? A Look Back to Look Forward

Ten years ago, the National Endowment for the Arts released the seminal publication “Creative Placemaking.” Written by Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, this white paper launched a movement grounded in harnessing design thinking, artistic practice and community-driven problem solving to build more creative and equitable communities.

LISC Jacksonville Announces Passing of Executive Director Janet G. Owens

It is with great sadness that we announce that Janet G. Owens, executive director of LISC Jacksonville, passed away yesterday in Jacksonville following a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her closest family members. The entire LISC family mourns the loss of Janet and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Janet was a tremendous driving force in advancing LISC Jacksonville’s mission and work in our urban communities. She will be remembered as an inspirational community leader, advocate and trustee. She will be dearly missed.

Can a Small Business Start Making PPE Last Week? “Hell, yes!”

This story about an emerging small business pivoting to make critical personal protective equipment for an Indianapolis hospital is not simply one of the brilliant examples of people adapting and pitching in during the Covid-19 crisis: It is a textbook case of how LISC staff and partners—nimble, passionate and embedded in their communities—make inspired connections that link residents and enterprises with opportunities that are literally life-saving.

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