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September 2019 Blog Posts (10)

Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) is helping Latino youth step out of their comfort zones, take on community projects and develop into the next generation of leaders.  The ¡Adelante! after-scho…

Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) is helping Latino youth step out of their comfort zones, take on community projects and develop into the next generation of leaders. 

The ¡Adelante! after-school program for high school students and Pasos ¡Adelante!, for middle school students, works with about 100…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 26, 2019 at 8:22am — No Comments

No Justice, No Growth

We must suspend the “privilege” of complacency that nothing can be done; the privilege of empathy that makes us feel good but leads to no action; and the privilege of ignorance, especially of how deeply racism is at the heart of so much poverty...

Added by Lee Cruz on September 25, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments

NewReach Clients can use Your Help

Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 8:21am — No Comments

CitySCOPE Podcast

CitySCOPE, a new podcast from Kate Cooney and her students at the Inclusive Economic Development Lab at the Yale School of Management. Where we learn about what might be possible for our city by talking with other people about theirs. In Season 1, Remaking the City: Charting the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones, we spoke with

developers, community organizers, housing experts, impact…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 8:14am — No Comments

Reviving cities must include the excluded

A quarter century ago, downtown Hartford was 8/5 rather than 24/7. People drove in for work or UConn games and then headed back to the suburbs. It was hard to even buy a cup of coffee on weekends.

That has changed...…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 19, 2019 at 8:05am — No Comments

Junta Turns 50

In 1969, Junta for Progressive Action opened its doors to support the growing numbers of Puerto Rican families migrating to New Haven. It has been a beacon for Greater New Haven Latinos ever since. 

Junta has built a strong reputation as an advocate for Latino and immigrant rights and as a place where…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 19, 2019 at 5:57am — No Comments

Fixing Fathers holds Fishing with Dads Event

Fixing Fathers, Inc., held its annual Fishing with Dads event Aug. 31 at Beaver Pond Park, New Haven. Parents and their children were treated to a two-hour informative training session, facilitated by Doreen Abubaker and Loreen Lawrence who are certified instructors for CT Aquatic Resource Education. The families learned about various fish (brook trout,…


Added by DAVID ASBERY on September 17, 2019 at 12:06am — No Comments

Convening on Creating a Future of Opportunity

Excited to bring our community together on Sept 25 for a half-day Convening on Creating a Future of Opportunity Through Inclusive Growth. Learn more about the event and speakers at #InclusiveGrowth #GNHOpportunity

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 15, 2019 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Career Opportunities with New Haven Healthy Start and Project Access

The two following positions are available with Project Access and New Haven Healthy Start: 

Community Health Worker:

Patient Navigator:

Apply directly on the Yale New Haven Health webpage for anyone…


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on September 10, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

We Have Ruined Childhood

According to the psychologist Peter Gray, children today are more depressed than they were during the Great Depression and more anxious than they were at the height of the Cold War. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression rose by more than 60 percent among those ages 14 to…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 4, 2019 at 6:01am — No Comments

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Nurturing Small Business at a Historic Crossroads for Hispanic Culture and Commerce: Q+A with Hector M. Treto

Latino/a/x entrepreneurs, many of them owners of small, neighborhood-serving businesses, contribute some $800 billion a year to the U.S. economy. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we checked in with Hector M. Treto, a businessperson himself and consultant with RAIL CDC in the Phoenix area. RAIL connects local entrepreneurs to Spanish-speaking small business experts who can help hone business plans and offer culturally relevant technical assistance.

The Good Fight: Q+A with Pete Chavez, Owner of Chavez Boxing Gym

Chavez Boxing Gym is among the diverse small businesses around the McDowell Road corridor of Phoenix receiving expert business assistance through the community-based organization RAIL CDC. Supported by LISC Phoenix, the work is one way LISC seeks to unleash talent and level the entrepreneurial playing field, and we weighed in with owner Pete Chavez, to hear his remarkable story, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

How the LIFT Act Can Make Homeownership, and Strong Communities, a Reality for More Americans

In an op-ed for The Virginian-Pilot, LISC Virginia executive director Jane Ferrara lays out the ways the proposed LIFT Act could make homeownership, at 20-year, fixed rate mortgages, accessible to first-time, first-generation buyers—the very people who are often edged out of the American Dream. The legislation, in partnership with home-buying programs like the ones LISC leads, Ferrara writes, can help "bridge the racial wealth gap as well as the gap between dreams and reality for the next generation of aspiring homeowners."

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