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September 2017 Blog Posts (11)

"Valley Gives Back" Campaign Website Launched

What is the Valley Gives Back?

Planned gifts are thoughtful and intentional charitable gifts that make an impact now and in the future. There is no one-size-fits-all planned giving solution because every donor has unique philanthropic goals and objectives. The Valley Community Foundation, a partner of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, launched a community-wide planned giving initiative in May…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 28, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

A Passion for Choral Music

Since 1950, the New Haven Chorale has spread a joy and passion for choral music in Greater New Haven.

On October 7, 2017, it will hold an annual Gala to help it continue its mission bringing together community singers to present high-level, professionally-conducted choral music to the region. The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 28, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

Chapel Haven Announces Upcoming Fall Open Houses

Chapel Haven is delighted to announce several upcoming events open to prospective parents. See below for more details and save your seat! If you are interested in Chapel Haven West, our Tucson, AZ-based campus program, please scroll down and register for an open house set for Veterans Day in Tucson.

This fall, there is a lot to see as Chapel Haven’s New Haven campus expansion has broken ground! Chapel Haven is…

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Added by Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo on September 27, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments

"We Dig Chapel Haven" ceremonial groundbreaking launches new chapter for adults with disabilities

Chapel Haven drew more than 200 families and friends at its September 15 groundbreaking, celebrating a new chapter in Chapel Haven’s storied history.

Chapel Haven is underway with a multi-year campus expansion, with the ultimate goal of providing lifelong services to adults with social and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven empowers 250 adults with a range of disabilities, from autism and Down Syndrome to Asperger Syndrome, to live independent and…

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Added by Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo on September 27, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Scholarships Awarded for Creativity & Innovation from Milton Fisher Fund

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FROM MILTON FISHER FUND

Scholarships Awarded for Creativity and Innovation to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 26, 2017 at 3:42pm — No Comments

CT DACA Renewal Scholarship Fund

As of October 5th, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will stop taking DACA renewals. That means DACA recipients with expiring permits have only a few weeks to gather the $495 renewal application fee.

CT Students for a Dream is raising money to help DACA recipients pay for their…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 21, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Your Calls Matter! Ask Your State Senators and Representatives to Put Funding for LEAP Back into the State Budget!

Why we need your help NOW:
 
LEAP receives almost 25% of its funding from the Connecticut Department of…
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Added by LEAP Inc on September 19, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Energy Efficiency Workshop, join us and start saving money and energy!

Added by Maritza Estremera on September 19, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Community Leaders! Last Informational sessions for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program

Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

Join us at an orientation session for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 14, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

New Haven Youth Group Helps City Cut $1,000s in Energy Costs: Teens targeted 10,000 homes promoting no-cost, energy efficiency program New

New Haven Youth Conservation Corps Supervisor Shequerra Hobby presents a member of the group with a certificate honoring his efforts during their fourth annual energy efficiency canvassing program.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Sept. 11, 2017) — The New Haven Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)…

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Added by Maritza Estremera on September 11, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Healthy Families: New Haven Healthy Start

Infant mortality rates are an important public health indicator for assessing and comparing the health and well-being of populations. Although the overall infant mortality rates in New Haven have declined since the 1980s (thanks in large part to the work of a Special Commission and its successor New Haven Healthy Start), there are still marked disparities between the mortality…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 7, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

In Flint, an Avenue Leading to Safety

For decades, the residents of Flint, Michigan have endured high rates of crime alongside devastating unemployment, depopulation and blight—and recently, a severe water crisis on top of that. But the energy and commitment of neighbors, business people and key anchor institutions are transforming the historic University Avenue corridor. Crime there, in turn, has plummeted. A Department of Justice community safety grant, with training and technical assistance from LISC, has ramped up those efforts and is helping make the corridor a model of problem-solving, and optimism, for all of Flint.

National Building Museum Features Innovative Chicago Development

LISC’s Meghan Harte takes a look at a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., that considers the future of housing design, with a particular eye to affordability and meeting the changing needs of families. It features a LISC-supported project in Chicago, the award-winning La Casa, which offers affordable apartments to university students in the city’s Pilsen community.

A Hive of Small Business Activity in Boston

In celebration of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), we're profiling emerging enterprises in the communities where we work that have benefited from LISC small business lending and support. In Boston, Northeastern University and LISC have launched the Impact Lending initiative to spur women- and minority-owned businesses and local economies that surround the university. Honeycomb Café, a bustling new locavore restaurant in South Boston’s Dorchester area, offers a picture of impact lending at its finest.

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