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October 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Great Halloween Tips for Parent from the Child Resource Center

The Parent Child Resource Center wishes all of you a very Happy and Safe Halloween! As we prepare for trick or treaters, we thought to send some useful…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 31, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

EDUCATION: Drop in 3RD Grade Test Scores Connected to Demographics

ONEWORLD'S EDUCATION AGENDA: DROP IN 3RD GRADE TEST SCORES CONNECTED TO DEMOGRAPHICS!!!

Thanks to the NHI for another VERY enlightening article.  Please read the entire article linked here.  We have copied the sections below to be highlighted because the information provided by those interviewed, even though coded (somewhat), provides very important information for parents, teachers, education advocates, PTAs, education…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 28, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Any Nonprofit Can Become A Victim of Fraud

source: Maryland Nonprofit Blog

In response to the Washington Post article this weekend entitled:"Inside the hidden world of thefts, scams and phantom purchases at the nation’s nonprofits," I feel it’s…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 28, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Health Literacy: 13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

OneWorld Progressive Institute's Health Literacy #1 – Oct. 25, 2013

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise - Huffington Post - By Sophia Breene

OneWorld has done the hard work for you; we have selected the title of each of the 13 benefits and listed them below.  To get the details of each benefit, please click the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 25, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Common Core State Standards Initiatives: Myths Vs Facts

EDUCATION AGENDA OCT 24, 2013 - COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVES: MYTHS Vs FACTS

Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the Common Core State Standards.

In this posting we bring you a documentation of the popular…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 24, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

EDUCATION AGENDA - TOC & YOUTH UNLEASHED LISTENING TOUR - NOV. 2, 2013

ONEWORLD's EDUCATION AGENDA - TOC & YOUTH UNLEASHED LISTENING TOUR

Stop # 1: Saturday, Nov. 2, 201312:30-3:00pm, Dwight Substation, 150 Edgewood Ave., New Haven

Topic:…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 24, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Bird Watching at Grove Street Cemetery

Good Day!!!

There have been several requests concerning the species of bird in the cemetery. Hence, to this end, if there are persons who would be interested in the birds of Grove Street Cemetery, please call Mr. William Cameron at 203.777.1443, Mr. Cameron will be willing to assist in…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 20, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments

Autumn in Grove Street Cemetery

Cheers to All!!!

Just a quick reminder concerning the Cemetery....all public tours will end the weekend before the Thanksgiving Holiday. So every Saturday at 11:00am and then every Sunday at Noon. Now, if you would prefer a private tour, please call me at 203.389.5403, or my e-mail…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 20, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

Education Director

The Elm Shakespeare Company seeks a savvy manager, dynamic educator, and passionate community representative as their next Education Director. Current programs are well established, but developing a comprehensive educational strategy to engage all New Haven communities is central to the Company on the verge of its 20th anniversary. Candidates of all backgrounds who combine the working knowledge of Shakespeare, personal belief in the transformative power of his work, and…

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Added by Daniel Fitzmaurice on October 17, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

$30,000 foreign study scholarship offered thru The Rotary Club of New Haven

The Rotary Club of New Haven is partnering w/ Rotary International and is offering a competitive grant for $30,000 for foreign studies. For details go to

http://www.ismyrotaryclub.org/Committee/Committee.cfm?D=7980&CommitteeID=800064590

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on October 14, 2013 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

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....

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

A Grocery Store Stocks Fresh Food, and Jobs, in a Toledo Community That Can Use Both

Mark Zaitona, who immigrated from Iraq 20 years ago, has created three grocery stores—in Flint and Detroit, MI, and now in Toledo, OH—that bring fresh food, quality jobs and commercial vitality to communities deemed food deserts. An ABC news story profiles his latest enterprise and features Toledo LISC's Kim Cutcher (LISC has invested in two of the stores), who brought an $800,000 below-market loan to the project.

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

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