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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

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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