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GOV. MALLOY DIRECTS AGENCIES TO WIDELY PUBLICIZE SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES State Will Target Outreach to Groups With High Unemployment

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today sent a letter to state agency commissioners directing them to work with the Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Labor to widely advertise agency summer job opportunities.



“Connecticut’s falling unemployment rate is good news, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” said Governor Malloy. “Any one of these jobs can make a difference to someone who is unemployed or a young person looking…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 18, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

UConn Launches Degree-Completion Program in Nonprofit Leadership

Prepare For Your Future

If you are working in a nonprofit, have an associate degree (or 60 college credits) and seek to move into a leadership role in the nonprofit sector, the University of Connecticut has designed a degree-completion program for you. The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Nonprofit Leadership allows you to enter UConn as a junior (if you have an associate degree), complete your degree and prepare you for…

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Added by David Garvey on April 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America

On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study glamorously entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10. The surveys that contributed to this report were conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), mailed to about 3,400 elementary and secondary school [...]…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on April 12, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Board Members: Understand These Two Ratios to Help Evaluate Your Nonprofit's Finances

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Do you understand the financial reports that you receive each month with your board packet? Financial oversight is a major responsibility of all nonprofits board members, not just the treasurer. By the time you finish reading this article, you will have two quick tools to help you better use those financial reports.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 11, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

IRIS has immediate openings for staff in Employment Services department

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org) has immediate openings in its employment services department, which helps refugees—people who have fled persecution in their home countries and resettled in Greater New Haven—become self-sufficient through employment as soon as possible following their arrival in the US.

Two positions are currently open:  a FT Employment Services Coordinator and PT Employer Outreach Specialist.  Full…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on April 9, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

How to Make the Most of Google Grants and Free Ad Dollars

April 19, 2012

2:00 p.m. ET

Did you know that Google gives out free advertising dollars to non-profit organizations? Did you also know that qualifying organizations could receive $10K or as much as $40K each month from Google to use for advertising and promoting their good cause? If you were not aware of these opportunities or Google Grants, then we want to share our experience and best practices for this generous program. We want to give non-profit organizations the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 9, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

6 questions for arts managers to think with Agility

From: http://artsinterstices.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/6-questions-for-arts-managers-to-think-with-agility/

  • At any given point, could a funder walk up to someone working in your box office or classroom or studio and say “tell me what you’re trying to accomplish this season with my money” ?
  • Have you integrated aspects of project management into your…
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Added by Lee Cruz on April 6, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Learn About and Create Visualizations of Your Data

Visual.ly Create is the fastest, smartest and most beautiful approach to data visualization yet. Simply connect and click to produce an infographic in seconds at http://visual.ly/

Added by Lee Cruz on April 4, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Marketing tips: Location-based social media

Let Your Customers Become Mayor and Rule Your World!

'Phone and GPS-based social networks like Foursquare and Facebook Places  have millions of users that join them to “check-in” into their favorite hangouts for fun & rewards. The more they check in, the more points & badges they accumulate. Foursquare's notable badge of honor is "Mayor." Businesses can then use this…

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Added by Selam on April 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Part-time Development & Marketing Associate

Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership

 

Join a team dedicated to serving children and youth from underserved neighborhoods in the city of New Haven.  LEAP provides children and youth with comprehensive afterschool and summer programs, youth leadership opportunities and access to technology.  LEAP’s mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who implement year-around community and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 4, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

Child Advocate for the State of Connecticut

Are you an individual who has the passion and professional experience to fulfi ll the role  of State Child Advocate? If so, we are seeking applicants with extensive experience in advocating on behalf of children and families to be the Child Advocate at the Offi ce of the Child Advocate, State of Connecticut.

 

Connecticut established the Offi ce of the Child Advocate (OCA) in 1995. Its mission is to  oversee the protection and care of the state’s most vulnerable and youngest citizens…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 3, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Got a story? State of Connecticut Launches 'Our Places, Our Stories'

The State Historic Preservation Office of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development is seeking grant applicants for its “Our Places, Our Stories” initiative – a program designed to raise awareness for the rich cultural assets of our ethnic nationalities.  This effort is being launched in partnership with ethnic historical and cultural organizations throughout the state. Phase I will document the historical links between the people of various ethnic communities and the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 2, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Awesome Foundation Connecticut, simply awesome!

Every month they give a $1,000 grant with no-strings-attached to a worthy and awesome project.  Projects may touch upon any field – food, music, art, publishing, the environment, education (you name it!) and exist in any phase of development. http://www.awesomect.com/

Added by Lee Cruz on March 29, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program - 2012

Provides a tax credit to business firms that make cash investments in qualifying community programs conducted by TAX EXEMPT OR MUNICIPAL AGENCIES.

 

 For more information please go to ct.gov/drs or click below to fill out the forms.

 http://www.ct.gov/drs/lib/drs/fillable_forms/2012forms/2012-naa-01fillable.pdf

 

 If you are interested in…

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Added by Catherine Carbonaro-Schroeter on March 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Food for thought about Educating the ne(x)t generation

Educating the NET Generation.

This book will help educators make sense of the many patterns and behaviors that we see in the Net Generation but don’t quite understand.

Added by Lee Cruz on March 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Addressing Workplace Conflict in 3 Easy Steps

The article below highlights just some of the skills you will learn at trainings hosted by Community Mediation, inc.  Please see our website for our up-coming training schedule.  Conflict doesn't have to be a problem, it could be a drive for innovation, creativity, and design.

Each year businesses and organizations lose millions of dollars due to unresolved workplace conflict. On the other hand, those businesses that have positive action plans to handle conflict such as peer…

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Added by Joe Brummer on March 21, 2012 at 9:32pm — No Comments

The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin - NY Times Op-Ed - OneWorld Blog Post

After several people have taken to the airwaves to express their concern that the killer, George Zimmerman is still walking around a free man, we now get this report:  U.S.   | March 21, 2012…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 20, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Early Education Employment Opportunities

 

TEAM, Inc., a non-profit social service agency serving the lower Naugatuck Valley has the following opportunities:

Family Resource Center Manager:   Proven professional sought to implement Family Resource Center initiatives in the lower Naugatuck Valley. Responsibilities include:  space fit-up, promoting collaborations with local public schools, facilitating playgroups, coordinating parent workshops. Position is approximately twenty (20) to twenty-seven (27)…

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Added by Richard Knoll on March 20, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

CT Main Street seeks: Community Engagement Director.

Connecticut Main Street Center seeks a multifaceted Community Engagement Director.  This outgoing and engaging professional will spark and guide downtown revitalization through a comprehensive statewide strategy using a combination of training and education, coalition building, community organization and grassroots advocacy. 



CT Main St. is seeking a well rounded professional for the role…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 20, 2012 at 4:03pm — 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

Nurturing Resilience on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

In the wake of the pandemic and a series of devastating hurricanes, Rural LISC responded with relief grants to entrepreneurs and support for business development organizations, helping buoy a critical rural sector: Louisiana Gulf fisheries. Read on to learn about the people, groups and places touched by LISC's $3.2 million investment in nurturing resiliency for the heritage industry.

For an Inclusive Recovery, We Need Support for Small Business and the Groups that Help Them

LISC’s Michelle Harati reflects on the role of Business Development Organizations in supporting place-based economic recovery and calls for federal funding to support their vital missions.

LISC’s Safety & Justice Work, a Year After George Floyd

In an in depth Q&A with Shelterforce, Mona Mangat, LISC’s vice president of safety and justice initiatives, discusses why safety and justice work is crucial for the community development field, what it can look like on the ground, and the challenges of working toward authentic criminal justice reform.

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