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October 2016 Blog Posts (11)

Job Opening: Executive Assistant (Part-time), CT Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

Summary

 

The Executive Assistant performs confidential functions for and reports to both the Save the Sound Executive Director and the Director of Individual Giving. This is an administrative position that supports major donor fundraising activities. This position plays an integral role in assuring efficient, high caliber customer service as a basic standard of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and our Save the Sound Program. Through the effective execution of…

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Added by Lois Greene on October 27, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

Resolving conflict through mutual respect

Youth graduates of a Community Mediation facilitation workshop. Photo credit: Community Mediation.

Community Mediation Inc. started in 1980 as a neighborhood walk-in center in Fair Haven. Now located in…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 27, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments

Statement to American Medical Association opposing Physician Assisted Suicide

David V. Hunter

October 25, 2016

 

I have been employed in health service for my entire career, first in the emergency medical response field and for the past 38 years I have worked in the post-acute, long term care and home and community-based services fields. I currently serve as president & chief executive officer for a nonprofit continuum of care organization in New Haven, Connecticut. This…

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Added by David V. Hunter on October 25, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

Greater New Haven Community Index 2016





How do local residents rate their overall health? How safe do they feel in their neighborhoods? Are they satisfied with the region’s job opportunities? What is the availability of childcare? These and hundreds of other questions relating to wellbeing, economic opportunity and quality of life in the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 20, 2016 at 11:21am — No Comments

October 20th is Community Media Day: We celebrate MidLife Matters

Producers of Community Media invest themselves: Some to make-a-difference. For Community Media Day Oct 20th WPAA-TV is honored to announce the that local Producer Georgian Lussier is being recognized for her investment in informing her viewers as recipient of the Rika Welsh Award from the NorthEast Region Alliance…

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Added by Susan Huizenga on October 20, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Job Opening: Hartford Interval House seeks new executive director

Hartford Interval House, a, respected, mission-critical nonprofit organization focused on empowering women, men and their children to overcome intimate partner and domestic abuse, is seeking a new executive director to launch its next phase of growth.

The agency’s next leader will possess strong strategic and operational acumen and the ideal candidate will serve as a powerful spokesperson for the organization to a broad range of audiences. The next…

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Added by Catherine Bradshaw on October 17, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

Domestic Violence Is About Male Domination & Control. GET HELP!

Men do not beat up or abuse their female partners because they love them! Get Help Quickly!

It’s frightening in 2016 to hear a young woman in her teens or early twenties making excuses for her abuser by saying things such as:

¨     “My boyfriend is just crazy jealous. He does not…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 15, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Hospice Volunteers Needed in New Haven

Are you a good listener who enjoys being with other people? Have you been looking for a way to have an impact on someone else’s life? If so, please consider becoming a volunteer for Regional Hospice and Home Care at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Three days of training will be provided in New Haven on…

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Added by Michelle Traub on October 14, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments

Attention Nonprofit Leaders, there is still time, until 6pm tonight...

Please take a few minutes now to help The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven understand the impact of recent state budget…
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Added by Lee Cruz on October 13, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

United Way Searches For Communications Manager

United Way of Greater New Haven

JOB TITLE: Communications Manager

DEPARTMENT: Communications

REPORTS TO: Communications Director

 

SUMMARY

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on October 5, 2016 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Deceased Vietnam Veterans

The National Veteran Council is looking for family members of deceased Vietnam Veterans that entered in the Military from New Haven, CT. so, that their names can be inscribed on the Vietnam Monument on the Long Wharf in New Haven.

Go to www.nvclr.org and leave a message

 

Added by Olivia C Henderson on October 1, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Maurice Jones on... (Episode #6)

In this episode Maurice discusses opportunities to narrow the life-expectancy gap that exist in communities all across the country. Engaging with new and existing partners, expanding initiatives designed to address social-determinants of health and the aspiration to expand LISC’s focus on health overall are just a few of the points Maurice speaks to in this interesting and timely discussion.

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

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