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Featured Blog Posts – September 2016 Archive (10)

Abilities Without Boundaries

Adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities are no different than anyone else in their desire to lead productive and fulfilling lives. But opportunities for employment are often too few. For more than 30 years, a Cheshire-based organization has been overcoming this hurdle for the benefit of both adults with disabilities and area employers.  

“Our individuals are a great choice for a variety of jobs,” says Abilities Without Boundaries Executive Director Kevin…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 29, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Volunteer Opportunity - Graphic Designer

'r kids is looking for a seasoned Graphic Designer to help us grow our brand.  For more information about 'r kids please visit our website at

www.rkidsct.org.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please call Cindy at 203-865-5437.

Added by Cindy Fernandes on September 28, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Volunteer Opportunity - 'r kids, Inc. BOD Members

'r kids is currently looking for new BOD members.  Do you have a passion for vulnerable children and their families?  Would you like to make a difference in their lives?  Do you have expertise in finance and governance?  Please visit our website for more information about

'r kids Family Center at www.rkidsct.org.  or call Cindy at 203-865-5437.

Added by Cindy Fernandes on September 28, 2016 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Transparency Report by Charlotte Police Is Covered with Glue

  OneWorld Progressive Institute   OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving

Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996. Please visit our YouTube channel to see examples of our work: https://goo.gl/q3YhD6  Education and Civic Engagement are two areas of focus. Visitors can learn much more about OneWorld’s investment in…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 25, 2016 at 1:42am — No Comments

Scholarships Awarded from Milton Fisher Fund:Scholarships Awarded for Creativity and Innovation to 7; Honorable Mention to 9

New Haven, CT (September 22, 2016) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, announces the winners of the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity for students who came up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by their schools, communities, and families.  A large number of extraordinary applications were received. While each application submitted for consideration highlighted a creative project,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 22, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

The Connecticut Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation’s Settings Rule

Comments to the Connecticut Department of Social Services Home and Community Based Services Unit by David V. Hunter

 

September 21, 2016

I am the President & CEO of Mary Wade, which is a nonprofit senior living campus located in New Haven.  Mary Wade provides a continuum of programs and services including adult day health center, transportation, primary care, out-patient rehab, and 45…

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Added by David V. Hunter on September 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Community Foundation Expands and Extends Commitment to New Haven Promise with $1.3 Million Grant

New Haven, CT (September 19, 2016) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to nonprofits, announces that it has committed $1.3 Million to New Haven Promise (NHP). The grant will be distributed over three years starting in 2017, following the end of The Foundation's current grant to NHP.

“The Community Foundation sees New Haven Promise as one of the most ambitious and important things happening in our community today,”…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 20, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Haven Public Schools Seek Public's HELP in Reform 2.0

OneWorld Progressive Institute   OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer  organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT  community since…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

An Opern Letter to Colin Kaepernick

 
From a Green Beret-turned-long snapper 
De Oppresso Liber. (To Free the Oppressed)…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 8, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

A Tribute From Grove Street Cemetery

Dear Friends,

I have been remiss concerning writing about Grove Street but today I feel I need to give Tribute to two special people from the Cemetery - Bill and Joan Cameron. Two people who dedicated themselves to the preservation of the history of New Haven. Both worked unending in the cemetery for over 40 years. In tribute to them both I would like to put their life works into…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on September 5, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

PUSHing for Development Without Displacement in Buffalo

PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing), a long-time LISC partner, has made extraordinary gains in disinvested parts of Buffalo by developing green affordable housing, workforce programs, community cohesion and even a land bank. An article in Next City plumbs the group’s mission and inventive strategies to boost prosperity for residents while trying to prevent displacement. Over the past decade, LISC has invested nearly $12 million in grants and equity in PUSH projects.

LISC’s Julia Ryan in NY Times Letter: Community Efforts are Key to Crime Reduction

In response to a New York Times article on the role of citizens in crime reduction, Julia Ryan, LISC’s vice president of health and safety, wrote a letter to the editor underscoring the importance of community nonprofits and residents in the success of these efforts. Ryan points to LISC research that proves community-led strategies work and calls for appropriate investment in community-led revitalization.

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