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Featured Blog Posts – October 2014 Archive (22)

More than $2.4 Million Awarded to Greater New Haven Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to nonprofit organizations serving the Greater New Haven region, announces that it has awarded $2,405,044 in one-year and multi-year grants to 43 nonprofits serving its twenty-town region. These grants are the culmination of The Community Foundation’s largest, annual competitive grants process, which began in March with 123 applicants requesting $9.2 Million in total funding. This…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 31, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

What Is Cancer? Why Do Some People Get It & Others Don’t?

Leave it to a child to ask profound questions.  During the month of October OneWorld focused on Ovarian, Prostate and Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.  In trying to answer the two questions above from an 11 year-old, we turned to the experts at the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.  The answers we found are helpful to everyone who has these same questions.  We also believe that by understanding the basic information presented here…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 31, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Health Care Workers Primed to Lead Global Response to Ebola

The information included here is part of a comprehensive and informative article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

Timothy Landers, PhD, CNP, and Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP, are Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars In his work, Landers focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 30, 2014 at 9:36pm — No Comments

You Are Invited to the New Haven Dreamers' Convention!

Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. 

– Sir Ken Robinson – …

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Added by Sarah Tankoos on October 29, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Attention Nonprofits: This Survey Can Benefit You

The Community Foundation is pleased to share the following information to help strengthen your organization and our local nonprofit sector. Please note the survey is to be completed by nonprofit executives and Board members:



Third Sector New England is launching a new study on the state of nonprofit leadership.



The survey is designed for executive directors and board members to:

• help investigate your current challenges

• discover where your organization is…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 24, 2014 at 4:18pm — No Comments

The magic is back! New Haven's magicians bring magic to the Elm City for the 8th year.

The magic is back!   New Haven's magicians bring magic to the Elm City for the 8th year.

All shows are free and open to the public

 

Saturday 10/25/2014 2:00 pm

Cyril the Sorcerer presents "Escape from the Goblins"

Main…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 24, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

Nonprofit Boards Gender Diversity

The annual "Women on Boards" is out and the dissapointing findings about Philadelphia area publicly traded companies and nonprofit boards include learning that:

Nearly four in 10 - 39 percent - of top executive positions at 18 area colleges are held by women. Yet women make up only 14 percent of executive ranks at public companies.

At public companies, females fill 12 percent of the board seats, but they more than double that - at 26 percent - at 17 of the region's health care…

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Added by Mike Burns on October 23, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Ficklin Media video & pictures of the My Brother's Keeper launch in New Haven 10/21/14

Follow this link to see video and pictures of the launch event of New Haven's My Brother's Keeper initiative by Ficklin Media.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 22, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board and Tainted Money

The decision by Susan B. Komen For the Cure to accept a pretty large (by most nonprofit standards) gift from an oil fracking company appears to be creating for other nonprofits a stir akin to drilling teeth. You can read a "bit" about the issues here.

Included among the "issues":

a) tainted money -- when is it tainted and when/if should a nonprofit not accept such resources

b) public perception - when/if should a nonprofit respond to the "noise"

c) board position…

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Added by Mike Burns on October 17, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

FISH Seeks New Board Members

FISH OF GREATER NEW HAVEN, INC.

for immediate release

October 15, 2014

FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., is currently recruiting new members to serve on its Board of Directors.  Ideal candidates will be self-motivated team-players with a strong sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to serving the community.

FISH of Greater New Haven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit food pantry, delivering groceries and foodstuffs to low- and…

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Added by Steve Werlin on October 15, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

A Seismic Shift At the Vatican - More Tolerance For Gays & Unmarried Couples

Some Say It Is the Equivalent of a Seismic Shift; Others Call It An Earthquake.   OneWorld says it is a welcome act of leadership.  More Christian leaders need to speak out about seeing other human beings as people first. These are some of the responses to today's NPR and New York Times Reports listed below:

 Vatican Report Expresses More Tolerance For Gays, Unmarried Couples

by Chris…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 14, 2014 at 12:43am — No Comments

Diabetes And Your Health - Take Charge!

Diabetes and Your Health - Take Charge!  Yes, You Certainly Can and Should.

If you are a diabetic it is important that you learn about Diabetes and Your Health - Inches and Pounds DO Matter. If you have type 2 diabetes, or have been told that you are borderline diabetic, please take it seriously.  Get professional help in managing your diabetes, or to stave off becoming a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 12, 2014 at 1:31am — No Comments

Taking Control of Our Destiny - Enola G. Aird

Community Healing Days in Greater New Haven starts October 17 and goes through Oct 19, 2014.  While the Community Healing Network (CHN) reminds us to be mindful daily of our history, goals and destiny, during these three days CHN asks us to be particularly vigilant and to set specific time aside to be focused on internal healing.  The blog posted here is an op-ed written by Enola Aird, the founder and president of CHN.

Taking Control of Our…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 11, 2014 at 1:19am — No Comments

What Can Go Wrong with the Prostate Gland? Find Out Here

October is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

You Have Nothing to Lose By Learning About the Prostate Gland; it is a little walnut size  organ that can cause a lot of grief; it also has a pretty important role in male reproduction.

Normal Anatomy of the Male Prostate Gland

The normal prostate is a small, squishy gland…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 8, 2014 at 11:43pm — No Comments

New Haven School Readiness and Head Start Sites openings as of Oct, 1 2014

New Haven School Readiness and Head Start Sites openings as of Oct, 1 2014

„  Bethesda Nursery School

305 St Ronan Street, 787-5439

 

„  Catholic Charities

  • *Centro San Jose Child Care Center

290 Grand Avenue, 777-5068

  • *Child Development Center*

790 Grand Avenue, 772-1131

 

„  Children’s Preschool  

608…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

You Have Breast Cancer! Now What's Next? Update 2014 (PT1)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., is dedicated to bringing the Greater New Haven community reliable information on Health Literacy, Education and Civic Engagement.  In this blog, which is the first of a two-part series on Breast Cancer Education, we provide a broad range of information for all women from a wide array of resources.  We invite you to read and share this blog with as many as possible.  You…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Leadership

Many find sports to be a good source for life lessons and so I found the following interview in the Washington Post and by Howard C. Fero, the co-author of “Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership” and an executive coach and director of graduate leadership programs at Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut quite useful…

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Added by Mike Burns on October 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Education And Accurate Information Are LIGHT Producers.

This is a short blog in response to the Oct. 3, 2014 article in the New Haven Independent titled: Schools Chief Fields Brainteasers At “Night Out”

I commend the superintendent for making himself and other administrators available to parents and teachers in this interactive manner. It is helpful to the administration, and certainly to parents.  By openly discussing issues by…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Makayla’s Story: Early Head Start’s Impact on Three Generations

Makayla is a shy, sweet two year old who loves to learn. “She likes to play tea party and read books,” her mother Katina tells me. “She’ll copy anything you say.” A few months ago, Katina and Makayla’s father Jeremy contacted All Our Kin about enrolling her in an Early Head Start (EHS) program. Katina had been staying home with her daughter for the first few years of her life, but now she wanted to go back to school. Were there any open spots for…

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Added by Jessica Sager on October 2, 2014 at 1:51pm — 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.

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

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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