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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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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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