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Featured Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (4)

Development Director Job Opening at the New Haven Symphony

The New Haven Symphony is looking for a Development Director to join its team.  The Development Director is responsible for building the capacity of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra by overseeing a comprehensive year-round fundraising program. A member of the senior management team reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director plans, implements, manages, and evaluates all fundraising activities related to maintaining and growing earned income to ensure the financial…

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Added by Elaine C. Carroll on September 13, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable

This white paper will examine the role social media can play in presenting a more strategic view of customer data and how the right combination of technologies can deliver insight to help companies more effectively meet perpetually shifting consumer demands expressed through, and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

URGENT: Volunteers needed for Deferred Action Clinics

On June 15, 2012 President Obama announced Deferred Action for immigrant youth. Deferred Action is an administrative power that the Executive Branch has to halt the deportation of individuals that may otherwise be subject to removal. On this ocassion, deferred action was announced for young immigrants that meet certain requirements.



Apostle Immigrant Services and Junta for Progressive Action will host the first of many clinics for deferred action applicants on September 15, 2012…

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Added by Ana María Rivera-Forastieri on September 5, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

PARENT- TEACHER TEAM-BUILDING: WHEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS WORK TOGETHER POSITIVELY ALL STUDENTS BENEFIT

WHEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS WORK TOGETHER POSITIVELY ALL STUDENTS BENEFIT. IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO REAL SUCCESS!

As we start a new school year, OneWorld Progressive Institute reminds parents, guardians, and advocates for children, that when parents and teachers work together in cohesive teams students benefit greatly.   In one of OneWorld's extremely successful  "EDUCATION WORKSHOPS" 14 parents and teachers worked with retired…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 3, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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