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Featured Blog Posts – October 2011 Archive (8)

Job Posting: Capital Campaign Manager for Common Ground



Organization Overview

 

Common Ground is a center for… Continue

Added by Joel Tolman on October 31, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Job Postings: Life Haven, Inc.

Shelter Program Manager

 

Position Summary: 

The Shelter Program Manager is responsible for the daily operation of residential services, policies, procedures and shelter program staff and volunteers for this homeless shelter for women and children. 

Qualifications:                                                                                  

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related…
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Added by Elizabeth HIlton on October 31, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Deadline extend to noon 11/18 for CHEFA Grant Letters of Interest for CT nonprofits w/ mission focus on basic human needs

Due to the extensive statewide weather-related power outages, the LOI deadline has been extended until Noon on November 18, 2011 for CHEFA’s Nonprofit Grant Program

 

CHEFA RFP & Exhibit.pdf

 

CHEFA invites Connecticut nonprofits with a mission focus of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Job opening - Director of Development and Fundraising Dwight Hall at Yale

Director of Development and Fundraising

Dwight Hall at Yale 

New Haven, Connecticut

 

Dwight Hall at Yale is an independent 501©(3) non-profit organization with an annual budget of approximately $900,000, a full-time staff of five and offices on the Old Campus of Yale University in New Haven that provides community service opportunities for Yale College students in the New Haven area.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Dwight Hall, this new…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 20, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

IRIS looking for help to plan the Run for Refugees

IRIS will host the 5th Annual Run for Refugees- a fund-raising 5K run/walk up East Rock- on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012.  We are looking for volunteers to help plan the event! 

 

Most needed are volunteers to ask restaurants to donate food to the post-race party, or to help solicit financial sponsors. 

We will also need help making decisions about the details that go into putting on a race- like what color t-shirts to buy! 

Finanally, we are looking for…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on October 18, 2011 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

IRIS's Clothes Without Borders starting a Saturday Sale- clothing is just $5/bag!

Clothes Without Borders, the New Haven thrift store that benefits IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, is launching a fun new idea--

 

Beginning this Saturday 10/22, Clothes Without Borders is having a sale on clothing EVERY SATURDAY-- just $5/bag!

All clothing will be $5 for a bag full!  We give you the bag, and you stuff it!

(Household goods, furniture, jewelry, books, and accessories are exempt, but we have LOTS of clothing in great condition-…

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Added by Kelly Hebrank on October 18, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

SOCIAL IMPACT EXCHANGE 2012 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

SOCIAL IMPACT EXCHANGE ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF

2012 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

New York, NY: October 3, 2011 – The Social Impact Exchange announced today the launch of its 2012 Business Plan Competition. The Competition identifies social sector scaling initiatives with demonstrated impact and readiness to grow, and supports the winners with…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 17, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Economic Development Corporation - New Haven Nine: An Economic Snapshot in Nine Topics -Sept. 2011

In an inaugural effort to describe New Haven’s economic climate, we present this data profile to convey New Haven’smulti-faceted character. It is intentionally selective, and summarily descriptive of the particular qualities that makeNew Haven unique. As a small city, New Haven is as complex and vibrant as a much larger city, however the Cityretains an…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 6, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space, and policymaking fields....

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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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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