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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…

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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

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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

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.

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....

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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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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