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Celebrating and Honoring Monica Jackson

Today we are celebrating and honoring Monica Simpson who is the Executive Director of SisterSong, an organization working on building an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve communities.
 
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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 17, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Van Jones

Today we are celebrating and honoring Van Jones who is an American news commentator, author and a world-class change maker.

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 15, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Ashley Jackson

Today we are celebrating and honoring Ashley Jackson who an activist, advocate, fiber artist and program management consultant. She served as the first Alabama State Director for the Human Rights Campaign.…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 13, 2020 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Attention New Haven Residents

Your input is requested. Please Take a Survey of Community Needs!

The City of New Haven is seeking input for its 5-Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development for 2020-2024. 

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 12, 2020 at 9:31am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Shaun King

Today we are celebrating and honoring, Shaun King, who is a husband, #father, #activist and journalist. He is also a columnist for The Intercept and the Writer-In-Residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project.

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 11, 2020 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Yale Law 2020 Critical Race Theory Conference: Reparations and Prison Abolition

Yale Law 2020 Critical Race Theory Conference: Reparations and Prison Abolition
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Added by Lee Cruz on February 10, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

National Archives Whitewash the Historical Record—Again

It is hard to make good decisions without good data. From the scale of nationwide efforts to improve education and healthcare to the day-to-day decisions faced by boards and staff of the smallest…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 10, 2020 at 10:04am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Michelle Alexander

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 9, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Bryan Stevenson

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 7, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Mari "Little Miss Flint" Copeny

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 5, 2020 at 9:25am — No Comments

Can Wood Construction Transform Cities From Carbon Source to Carbon Vault?

A new Yale study predicts that a transition to timber-based wood products in the construction of new housing, buildings, and infrastructure would not only offset enormous amounts of carbon emissions related to concrete and steel production — it could turn the world's cities into a vast carbon sink...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 3, 2020 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Voices from the Field: 6 Leadership Imperatives for Philanthropy, Centered on Racial Equity

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January 30, 2020

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 3, 2020 at 11:36am — No Comments

Celebrating and Honoring Dr. Tiffany Wiggins

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 3, 2020 at 11:32am — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start Celebrates and Honors Black History Month

Today is the first day of February and New Haven Healthy Start will be celebrating and honoring black activists during Black History Month.…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 1, 2020 at 12:01pm — No Comments

New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget Accounts for Success Based on More Than Money

Across many measures, New Zealand appears to be doing well: Its people are relatively healthy, well educated, and socially connected; material standards of living are high; and the unemployment rate is trending downward and is just below 4 percent.

But the country still faces significant challenges: Tens of thousands of children are living in poverty; young people in particular are struggling with their mental health; the rates of family violence are among the worst of Organisation…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 30, 2020 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Fellowship Place Connects Clients to Work

With proper treatment and a wide range of support, people with serious mental illness can maintain their independence and lead productive lives.

On a typical day, Fellowship Place offers this broad support to more than 150 people who visit the campus for meals, case management, and other activities such as working in community gardens courses.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 30, 2020 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Serving on a City Board or Commission - A How-To Guide For Residents

SERVING ON NEW HAVEN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS -

A USER’S GUIDE TO THE PROCESS

by New Haven Votes Coalition (www.newhavenvotes.org)

Did you know that New Haven has over 40 different volunteer boards and commissions? Being on a City board or commission is a great way to serve your community while developing civic knowledge and leadership skills. The following user's guide leads you…

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Added by Aaron Goode on January 29, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Is 110 hours of mandated testing demoralizing students? How could it not?

In August, the nightmares start.

Every teacher experiences the excitement, worry and sometimes dread as the first day of school approaches. It’s a combination of Christmas Eve and April 14.

Like most teachers, I spent my summer carefully crafting lesson plans. I spent weeks reading YA books and worked diligently on creating a week’s worth of team building activities to start the year with a positive classroom environment.

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 28, 2020 at 8:58am — No Comments

Greta Thunberg isn't alone. Meet some other young activists who are leading the environmentalist fight

(CNN)Greta Thunberg has become a household name since she began her climate strikes in 2018, inspiring thousands of students to walk out of class and demand action on the climate crisis.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 28, 2020 at 8:52am — 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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We Got Next: Playing Hoops and Transforming Lives

This weekend’s NBA All-Star Game is a reminder of the transformational power of basketball, and the many ways that LISC promotes a game that can spark opportunity and help heal communities all across the country.

Tapping the Spirit of Milwaukee’s Historic Bronzeville

This Black History Month, we are honoring the legacy of commerce and culture that Milwaukee’s historic African American neighborhood bequeathed to its future residents. A new generation of community leaders and entrepreneurs are channeling that drive and creativity and forging a vibrant Bronzeville for the 21st century.

A Happy First Birthday for the Bay’s Future Fund

In just one year, LISC’s partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Facebook, the San Francisco Foundation and others has hit its $500 million goal—well ahead of schedule and already making inroads to preserve, produce and protect affordable housing with new loans to mission-driven groups.

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