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Featured Blog Posts – November 2010 Archive (10)

Rethink giving this holiday season: “I LOVE NEW HAVEN NONPROFITS” Boutique

Are you having a hard time find just the right gift for

your special someone?
If you answered “yes” then read on.



What is the "I Love Greater New Haven Nonprofits" Boutique?…

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Added by Ken Janke on November 22, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Do You Know a Woman Who Deserves Recognition?

Soroptimist International of Greater New Haven is seeking nominations for the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women. Our 2011 Ruby Award will honor a woman who has worked to improve the lives of women and

girls through her professional and/or volunteer work. You can read more about the award here.



If you know of a deserving woman who fits this description (or if you are one yourself), please let us know!… Continue

Added by Sandra Abbott Fitzpatrick on November 21, 2010 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Live/work Artists Lofts Available in Westville!

ArtLoftsWest (ArLoW) has two prime live/work artist lofts in Westville Village available for lease starting December 15. ArLoW will be hosting orientation/open houses to show a sample unit Saturday, November 20th from 4-6 pm and Wednesday, December 1st from 6-7:30 pm. Meet at Manjares Fine Pastries, 838 Whalley Avenue, New Haven 06515 (entrance on West Rock Avenue.)



Westville Village in New Haven is home to a thriving downtown arts community, featuring retail galleries and some of New… Continue

Added by Chris Heitmann on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Volunteers Needed for Tree Lighting Celebration

DCA is seeking volunteers for the Tree Lighting on December 2 between the hours of 4-6pm. Interested individuals should contact kfutrell@newhavenct.net for more details.

Added by Kim Futrell on November 18, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Part-Time Administrative Assistant Needed

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT



Job Title: Administrative Assistant



Position Type: Part-time (15-18 hours weekly –…

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Added by Camelle Scott on November 17, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Knight News Challenge media innovation contest

If you have an innovative media technology idea, you might be able to get funding from the Knight News Challenge contest.

Run by the Knight Foundation, the grant competition awards up to $5 million annually for innovative projects…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 11, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

The big announcement: College promise in New Haven

For those that missed it, Let me quote… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on November 9, 2010 at 12:25pm — 4 Comments

Attn: UI Residential Customer - Program Offering

The United Illuminating Company, in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Fund, is looking for UI customers to participate in the Home Energy Reports program.

How it works: As part of the Home Energy Reports program, you will…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

"I Love Greater New Haven Nonprofits" Holiday Storefront - Interested? Sign up using linked form

Thirty nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity (first come first serve) to display information on a 2 foot x 2 foot square about what your organization is doing in the community.

Laptops will be set…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Waterbury youth effort gets national recognition

B…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2010 at 9:53am — 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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