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Featured Blog Posts – October 2018 Archive (13)

Funding Opportunity

THE "B" FOUNDATION

Now accepting grant applications from Internal Revenue Service qualified 501 (C) (3) organizations which seek assistance consistent with the goals of the "B" Foundation

to help feed, care, or educate society.  The grants will …

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 31, 2018 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Helpful CT Voter Guide

Connecticut is holding elections for one U.S. Senate seat, five U.S. House seats, governor and five other state executive offices, all 36 state senate seats, and all 151 state house seats. Two statewide measures are on the ballot.

This is a link to a helpful guide that includes information about:

- Voter Registration

- Who is running

- Issues on the ballot

- Who can vote 

- Absentee voting

- Early voting and much…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 31, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Student Videos: "Families Belong Together" and "Remembering Maria"

My 5th grade Fair Haven School newcomers honor Hispanic Heritage Month, sharing their perspectives via two videos: "Families Belong Together" and "Remembering Maria." https://photos.app.goo.gl/wCXT9z4dg3G27mkJ8. Thanks to Yale UNCIEF for their powerful production, Arte Inc. for their collaboration and support. If you ever have a creative idea for a collaboration/project with my class, email me david.weinreb@nhboe.net

Added by David Weinreb on October 29, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

Buy A Brick; Help the "Q" House

With the construction of the Q House slated to start in coming months, a campaign has begun to raise $3 million to make sure that it never closes its doors again.

The fund for the new Dixwell Community “Q” House has been established at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 25, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

October 12

It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it might be hard to pick an exemplar, the leading state in voter suppression, but Georgia would be high on the list. …

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 19, 2018 at 3:17pm — No Comments

There From the Start

Since 1928, Foundation funds have started and sustained successful nonprofits and created and funded crucial collaboratives and inclusive coalitions. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its founding, The Community Foundation is proud to present a series called…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 18, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Guide to a Selection of TechSoup's Security Products

Nonprofits have a unique relationship with cybersecurity. They often work with smaller budgets than for-profit companies, so sometimes fewer resources are available to keep things as secure as they could be. There is also sometimes a feeling that since they are doing social good, they aren't prime targets for criminals. For these reasons, nonprofits are demonstrably more vulnerable to data loss.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 12, 2018 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Maybe Girls Will Save Us

They’ve eclipsed boys in political participation and shown incredible moral clarity.

By Reshma Saujani

Ms. Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 12, 2018 at 11:12am — No Comments

The Power of Small Givers

The Ford Foundation was once described as “a large body of money…completely surrounded by people who want some.” It’s easy to look at a big pile of silver like a major foundation and think that’s what American philanthropy is all about.

But, actually, philanthropy in the U.S. is not just a story of moguls and big trusts. In fact, it’s not primarily about wealthy people at all.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 12, 2018 at 11:07am — No Comments

New Haven Symphony Orchestra turns 125

One hundred twenty five years ago, a group of amateur musicians in New Haven began gathering to play classical works by Bach, Beethoven, and other European composers. The orchestra was comprised of German immigrants who had been missing the music of their home country. Within a year, they staged a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 11, 2018 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Attention Community Leaders!

Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

Join us at an orientation session for the 2019 Neighborhood Leadership…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 4, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Putting ‘creativity’ into community development facilitates many goals

Pam Bailey, NeighborWorks America blogger | 10/1/2018 2:31:22 PM



San Francisco’s Chinatown faces a number of challenges, stemming back to its origins: Chinese immigrants to the city were often limited to living in the neighborhood due to discriminatory policies and practices, reinforced by a natural desire to seek out supportive environments. Over time, a strong sense of community developed. Today,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 2, 2018 at 3:31pm — No Comments

6 Mistakes We Make Raising Sons – Kids Books To Prevent Sexual Assault

It’s up to us to teach our boys about enthusiastic consent and the gray areas that put girls and women in danger. Below, we discuss how to educate our sons on respecting the agency and safety of both themselves and others.

Content warning: General discussions on rape culture and sexual harassment.

http://www.booksforlittles.com/toxic-masculinity/

Added by Lee Cruz on October 1, 2018 at 10:22am — 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

LISC Charlotte Kicks Off with $2M in Operating Support

With initial funding from the city, foundations and banks, the new LISC Charlotte office opened its doors last week and announced its first program activity—a $25,000 capacity-building grant for Historic West End Partners, a high-impact local nonprofit. LISC Charlotte expects to invest at least $25 million to promote economic opportunity in the city’s neighborhoods over the next few years.

Building Women’s Futures

Only by reckoning with the past are we able to create a society that honors the dignity and wellbeing of all Americans. In recognition of Women’s History Month, we shine a spotlight on three LISC sites where our work is led by women and supports women in the communities we serve—and aims to build a future where everyone can thrive and prosper.

Impact Investing Expert Will Lead LISC’s New Atlanta Office

Dale Royal, a community developer with 30 years’ experience bringing economic development, affordable housing and transportation opportunities to underserved neighborhoods, will be the inaugural executive director of LISC’s newest office in Atlanta, GA. LISC has already invested $18 million in Atlanta for workforce and youth development projects, and our SBA lending affiliate, immito, has just closed its first transformative loan in the city. Royal’s arrival will take that commitment to another level, leveraging his expertise in connecting communities with the capital to help them flourish.

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