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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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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