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Against metrics: how measuring performance by numbers backfires

Jerry Z Muller is professor of history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D C. His most recent book is …

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 7, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Yale Student’s Letter to Julia Keleher and the Yale Education Leadership Conference

APR 5, 2019   5:05 PM

Original letter published …

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 7, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start Receives New 5 year, $5.4 Million Federal Grant

Funding to Continue to Address Infant Mortality with Focus on Social Determinants of Health and Promotion of Health Equity for New Haven Families

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality Continue Especially For Black Mothers
  • Significant Disparities Exist in IMR and Health Status in High distress, Low Income…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 4, 2019 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Job Opening - Development and Marketing Associate at LEAP

LEAP is looking to hire a Development and Marketing Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development and Marketing Associate is responsible for the management of all development office systems and administrative functions, including LEAP's donor database, as well as communications and marketing via social media and press. Go to www.leapforkids.org/jobs to see the full job description. Please email your cover…

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Added by LEAP Inc on April 2, 2019 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Interim Development Officer and Part-time Grant Impact Manager

The New Haven Free Public Library has two part-time job postings available on Idealist.org  

  1. The NHFPL Foundation seeks a part-time interim Development Officer during the 12-week leave of the incumbent.  This position extends from April 15 - July 15 for about 12 hours a week to carry out the continuing Board and donor relations work of the Foundation.  Knowledge of Donor Perfect, preferred. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.  Offers competitive…
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Added by Martha Brogan on March 25, 2019 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Teaching Students How to Deal With Stress

Strategies to help upper elementary and middle school kids who have experienced trauma understand and control their emotions.

Source - Edutopia: https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-students-how-deal-stress

Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

Why “Defy”? Why “The Lie”?

Some people ask me why CHN keeps insisting that in order to heal, we, as people of African ancestry, must Defy the Lie of Black Inferiority and Embrace the Truth of Black Humanity.  

“Can’t you find some softer language?” they ask.

Sure, we could. But...

Source -  Community healing Network Blog:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:22am — No Comments

HOW DOES MUSIC AFFECT YOUR BRAIN? EVERY IMAGINABLE WAY

WAKING UP. WORKING out. Riding the bus. Music is an ever-present companion for many of us, and its impact is undeniable. You know music makes you move and triggers emotional responses, but how and why? What changes when you play music, rather than simply listen? In the latest episode of Tech Effects, we tried to find out. Our first stop was USC's Brain & Creativity Institute, where I headed into the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

Access to Lifesaving Healthcare

In January, 2018, Liliana Gonzalez felt a lump in her breast. Lacking health insurance, she was hesitant to see a doctor. She and her husband had only moved to New Haven two years prior, having fled civil turmoil in Venezuela to apply for political asylum. Then she learned about the …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 21, 2019 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Housing Crisis Support Still Available for Those Evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

Funding is still available from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) to help people who have been evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria who are continuing to experience a housing crisis.

This funding can be used to help stabilize housing through support such as rental assistance, security deposits, moving costs, utility assistance, credit repair, bus passes to employment, and more.

If you were evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria and are…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 21, 2019 at 11:39am — No Comments

Unpacking the Power of Privileged Neighborhoods

A new study shows that growing up in an affluent community brings “compounding privileges” and higher educational attainment—especially for white residents.,,

City Lab: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2019 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Dear White Teachers: You Can't Love Your Black Students If You Don't Know Them

OPINION
Dear White Teachers: You Can't Love Your Black Students If You Don't Know Them
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments

Making Connections: 53 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link School Curriculum to the World of 2019

By Katherine Schulten

Over 2,000 students took…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in their well-organized files, boilerplate advance health directives. But when he was 79, my beloved and seemingly vigorous father came up from his basement study, put on the kettle for tea, and had a devastating stroke. For the next 6½ years, my mother and I watched, heartbroken and largely helpless, as he descended into dementia, near-blindness and misery.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart

When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today...

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Do you want to know why you can’t find a great development director?

Good development directors are precious.

It seems there is a great demand for good development directors. Turnover is a tremendous problem. In their study, UnderdevelopedCompassPointand the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund found “high levels of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2019 at 4:12pm — No Comments

A System Under Strain

The Basic Needs Safety Net in an Age of Inequality

What does philanthropy contribute to basic needs? Not as much as you might think. In the latest Community Foundation info brief, learn more about the safety net and the inspiring work being done by local nonprofits to deliver food, shelter, and other basic needs. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

100 Women Who Changed the World: the results

We asked you to vote for the women you believe have had the biggest impact on world history, from a shortlist of 100 figures selected by 10 experts. Find out who topped our poll below…\

Source: https://www.historyextra.com/100-women/100-women-results/

Added by Lee Cruz on March 10, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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Open Street Project

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

Lawmakers Propose ‘Neighborhood Homes’ Tax Credit to Spur Rehabs, Revitalize Communities

A new bipartisan bill would create a tax credit to attract capital to single-family housing rehabilitation efforts and expand affordable homeownership. The Neighborhood Homes Investment Coalition, of which LISC is a member, is advocating for the proposed program as a powerful opportunity to encourage redevelopment and revitalize communities.

Connecting Local People to the Prosperity of Place

Our latest LISC white paper examines emerging strategies that connect industrial district revitalization to local workforce efforts and how investments in industrial districts can fuel programs designed to train low-income residents and ensure they access local jobs. The paper takes a close look at how this plays out in the field with two case studies from Brooklyn, NY and one from Jackson, MI. Read on!

Partnership for the Bay's Future, in Close-Up

An article in the Bay Area magazine Gentry takes a careful look at how Partnership for the Bay's Future, LISC's collaboration with the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Genentech, the Ford Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and others is tackling the region's extreme affordable housing shortage, alongside transportation access and economic opportunity. "Housing has to be considered everybody's challenge and everybody's opportunity," says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones in the piece. That collective ownership and the diversity of sectors in the partnership "are the only way we're really going to make true progress."

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