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Featured Blog Posts – October 2012 Archive (5)

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven seeks Knowledge Officer

REVISED 10/19/12

 

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker, is seeking a qualified candidate for a professional position in the Grantmaking and Strategy 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 November 9,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 19, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Ready to make a difference in your community?

HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH OF TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES??

ARE YOU READY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM?

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE????

Christian Community Action, Inc.’s

Advocacy & Education Project…

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Added by Merryl Eaton on October 16, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Chief Program Officer - YWCA Hartford Region

For more information, please contact Janna Pedersen at:

Ampersand Consulting

PO Box 35

Storrs, CT 06268

860-429-2930 - voice

Added by Michael Negron on October 3, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Evening Childcare Assistant position opening at Junta

Junta for Progressive Action has an immediate opening for an Evening Childcare Assistant.  The Assistant cares for children of parents who are enrolled in Junta’s adult education classes.  This is a  is a part-time position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-       Register children for childcare service

-       Provide age-appropriate activities for children 5-13 including, but not limited to: Arts and crafts…

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Added by JUNTA on October 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Last call for Greater New Haven Leadership Center!

Join the Class of 2013: orientation set for 10/17 & 10/18.  This premier program, administered by the Greater NH Chamber of Commerce has a few seats left for Leadership Greater New Haven and its Winter Executive Orientation class.  The Center's mission is to identify aspiring leaders and support their growth through leadership training and community education.  Topics include: goal setting, public speaking, social media marketing,…

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Added by Michelle Cirello on October 1, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

PUSHing for Development Without Displacement in Buffalo

PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing), a long-time LISC partner, has made extraordinary gains in disinvested parts of Buffalo by developing green affordable housing, workforce programs, community cohesion and even a land bank. An article in Next City plumbs the group’s mission and inventive strategies to boost prosperity for residents while trying to prevent displacement. Over the past decade, LISC has invested nearly $12 million in grants and equity in PUSH projects.

LISC’s Julia Ryan in NY Times Letter: Community Efforts are Key to Crime Reduction

In response to a New York Times article on the role of citizens in crime reduction, Julia Ryan, LISC’s vice president of health and safety, wrote a letter to the editor underscoring the importance of community nonprofits and residents in the success of these efforts. Ryan points to LISC research that proves community-led strategies work and calls for appropriate investment in community-led revitalization.

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