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Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine

Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a community effort to raise awareness & funds for housing and hunger needs in Greater New Haven. More information at http://www.n2nlifeline.org



The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven launched Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine in the winter of 2009. Since then, Neighbor-to-Neighborhas raised $1.3 million to help meet emergency needs in Greater New Haven.



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Added by Lee Cruz on January 11, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Sustainability Fellow position at Yale University's Office of Sustainability

Yale University's Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the availability of a Sustainability

Fellow position for the Spring of 2011. The Sustainability Fellow position is designed to provide

hands-on experience for a recent college graduate with an interest in campus sustainability. The

selected candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, internationally

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Open Position - Program Officer for Grantmaking at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for a program officer position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.



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Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Open Position - Administrative Assistant at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for an entry level administrative assistant position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.

 

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Virgin Mobile Offers Free Cell Phones To Low-Income State Residents

Source: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-ct-virgin-mobile-free-wireless-pho20110105,0,264505.story

 

Virgin Mobile USA is offering free wireless phone service to more than 107,000 needy Connecticut residents.

 

Virgin's Assurance Wireless service is available to residents who already qualify for Medicaid, food stamps, Section 8 housing, or one of a dozen…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 5, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Parent Leadership Training Institute

Christian Community Action is currently recruiting for our Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). PLTI enable parents and other members of the community to become leading advocates.

Attendees are offered three phases of training:

  • a retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • a nine week course on leadership, understanding personal history and its impact on perception
  • a ten week study of politics, policy and media with a community project to practice your…
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Added by Merryl Eaton on January 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Non-profits interested in nylon fabric for FREE

Available in large rolls .

Considerable variety of colors: black, blue, orange, camouflage, purple.

Most of the rolls are about 5' in width. Lengths vary between 300 - 800 yards long. Weighing approximately between 200- 500 lbs each. All told there are probably close to 15,000 yards of material. The material is mostly nylon.

Contact Ray Pagliaro: ray.pagliaro@snet.net or (203) 562-5601

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is offering a four-part series on “Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction” beginning January 12.

Administrators (Grades K-6), General and Special Educators, Literacy Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Related Services Personnel and Parents are welcomed to register.

Leticia Garcia Guerra at SERC is the contact person: guerra@ctserc.org or (860) 632-1485 x 233.

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Jobs at New Haven Promise - A component fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven



New Haven Promise is being administered as a component fund of The Community

Foundation for Greater New Haven. As such, Promise is staffed by Community

Foundation staff. New Haven Promise is a visionary scholarship and support

program for the purposes of promoting college education as an…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Job Opening Private Nonprofit Foundation in New Britain - Associate Program Officer

Private nonprofit foundation seeks professional to join our team based in New Britain, CT. The Associate Program Officer will primarily be responsible for the administration of the Foundation’s scholarship program, one of the largest financial need-based private scholarships in the state. Secondary focus will be assisting with administration of the Foundation’s grants program.



3-5 years experience in college financial aid, scholarship program administration, academic advising, or… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Promise of a Malloy Administration For Nonprofits

This post is made on behalf of Ron Cretaro, Executive Director of Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, Inc. You may contact Ron at rcretaro@ctnonprofits.org to discuss it further.

 

Nonprofits & the Promise of Dan Malloy…

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Added by Karen Maciorowski on January 3, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Grants Available to New Haven Civic Groups - Projects Should Demonstrate Leadership; Benefit New Haven Neighborhoods

Application Deadline February 11, 2011



New Haven, CT (December 23, 2010) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, is accepting grant applications through its Neighborhood Leadership Grant Program, formerly known as The Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The Program has been re-named to emphasize the purpose of helping New Haveners build their leadership and organizing skills and to inspire leadership among new… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on December 28, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Join our team! Birmingham Group Health Services Inc. Valley Substance Abuse Action Council seeking Community Organizer

TITLE: Community Organizer

Dept: VSAAC

Status: Part-time (30 hours a week)



To support the goals of BGHS and VSAAC though implementing community based prevention services, collaborating with community partners, and developing and managing prevention programming.





SCOPE



Research and facilitate the development and implementation of community based prevention initiatives and programs. Research and develop resources to sustain the initiatives and… Continue

Added by Pamela Mautte on December 28, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

New Benefit Calcualtor online at CT's CAAs

Colleagues:

 

A new "ABC" Automatic Benefits Calculator has been developed by the CT Association for Community Action Agencies (www.CAFCA.org) and is currently being rolled out statewide at all thirteen agencies.  "ABC" has been added to the TEAM website (www.TEAMInc.org).  Anyone may use it to test eligibility for public benefits. A phone number or an email address is required to move beyond the first…

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Added by Richard Knoll on December 17, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Job Opening-VITA Tax Program

New Life Corporation is seeking an Associate VITA Coordinator for the 2011 tax season to assist the operation of their free tax preparation service for low-income families in New Haven. This is a full-time position from January to June. It requires evening and Saturday hours as well as daytime hours. Please contact Jim@NewLifeCorp.org for more information.

Added by Jim Emswiler on December 2, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Rethink giving this holiday season: “I LOVE NEW HAVEN NONPROFITS” Boutique

Are you having a hard time find just the right gift for

your special someone?
If you answered “yes” then read on.



What is the "I Love Greater New Haven Nonprofits" Boutique?…

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Added by Ken Janke on November 22, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

The Social Mission Sector...

I believe in Big ideas and audacious goals. My Non-profit works in the social mission sector here in New Haven. We are working to find ways to bridge across systemic issues that are effecting the poor, the marginalized, and empowering neighborhoods in our city. We have been working to develop a business incubator that can help support new initiatives and serve non-profits as well as help entrepreneurs wanting to make a contribution in the… Continue

Added by Ken Janke on November 22, 2010 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Do You Know a Woman Who Deserves Recognition?

Soroptimist International of Greater New Haven is seeking nominations for the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women. Our 2011 Ruby Award will honor a woman who has worked to improve the lives of women and

girls through her professional and/or volunteer work. You can read more about the award here.



If you know of a deserving woman who fits this description (or if you are one yourself), please let us know!… Continue

Added by Sandra Abbott Fitzpatrick on November 21, 2010 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Live/work Artists Lofts Available in Westville!

ArtLoftsWest (ArLoW) has two prime live/work artist lofts in Westville Village available for lease starting December 15. ArLoW will be hosting orientation/open houses to show a sample unit Saturday, November 20th from 4-6 pm and Wednesday, December 1st from 6-7:30 pm. Meet at Manjares Fine Pastries, 838 Whalley Avenue, New Haven 06515 (entrance on West Rock Avenue.)



Westville Village in New Haven is home to a thriving downtown arts community, featuring retail galleries and some of New… Continue

Added by Chris Heitmann on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Volunteers Needed for Tree Lighting Celebration

DCA is seeking volunteers for the Tree Lighting on December 2 between the hours of 4-6pm. Interested individuals should contact kfutrell@newhavenct.net for more details.

Added by Kim Futrell on November 18, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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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

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia. Investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation, among other requisites of a healthy life, are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy, they argue. Now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charitable organizations to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality.

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