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Featured Blog Posts – October 2016 Archive (9)

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

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 region are answered in the recently released …

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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 for Community Media

LOCAL TV HOST…

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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 10/25-10/27 from 9-5 (lunch is included). After training,…

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Added by Michelle Traub on October 14, 2016 at 11:23am — 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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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Community Wise Podcast: Energy Efficiency & Affordable Housing

San Antonio, TX councilmember Roberto Treviño joins Maurice and Imani Darden to discuss energy efficiency and affordable housing sustainability. LISC launched its San Antonio office in 2016, the same year Councilman Treviño launched Under 1 Roof, a no-cost, needs-based program to retrofit the roofs of qualified residents. We are pleased to have a local official with us to share more about the conjoining of community, local politics, energy efficiency and housing stabilization.

The Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

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