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November 2012 Blog Posts (12)

CT's Health Insurance Exchange Is Hosting A Public Input Session at Career High School, Dec. 6, 5:30-7PM

We need you and other health reform supporters to take action next Thursday in New Haven.

CT's Health Insurance Exchange is hosting a public input session: 

"Healthy Chat"

Thursday December 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Ave, New…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 29, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Gang-Violence Project Kicks Off - by Paul Bass, NHI & LET'S WORK ON PREVENTION, OneWorld

Gang-Violence Project Kicks Off

by Paul Bass | Nov 27, 2012 10:55 am

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Posted to: Legal Writes

 

This is a Project that Asks ALL of Us to Pay Attention and do whatever we can to help.  The national officials are in town for the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OneWorld PAYS HOMAGE to Lawrence Thomas Guyot, Jr.

LAWRENCE GUYOT, ATTORNEY, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, HUSBAND & FATHER

On Friday Nov. 23, 2012, America-- the nation- lost a significant aspect of its conscience; African Americans-- the people-- lost one of their staunch advocates for civil rights, freedom and justice.

Lawrence Thomas Guyot, Jr. was born July 17, 1939, in Pass Christian, Miss. He graduated in 1963 from…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 25, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

New Partnership Between the American Heart Association (AHA) and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJF) Aims to Curb Obesity

New Partnership Aims to Curb Childhood Obesity by 2015

Education Week, Bryan Toporek, 11/16/2012 

A new collaborative effort announced Thursday between the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 22, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

The Future Project seeks extraordinary Project Panelists for Dream Day II !

Dear GNH Community & Friends:
 
I hope this note finds you well!  The Future Project is seeking extraordinary and diverse Project Panelists for an exciting event called: Dream Day II from 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th, 2012!  (Location TBA)
 
The Future Project is an educational initiative and inspirational movement of young people…
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Added by Sarah Tankoos on November 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Job opening for Administrative Assistant at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Reports To:  Director of Grants and Scholarships

 

Position Summary:

This position supports the Foundation’s scholarship program, the neighborhood leadership training and grantmaking program as well as other responsibilities as assigned.

Core Responsibilities:

•  The AA will be part of, and support, a team of grantmaking professionals in the execution of department goals;

•  The AA will provide service to…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 21, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Holder-Winfield Forming Exploratory Committee - by Paul Bass

By Paul Bass | Nov 11, 2012 11:37 am - Posted to: City Hall, Campaign 2013, School Reform

 “We encourage you to read this NHI article in its entirety and --if you can afford the time-- read…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 19, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

The GNH Community Foundation & The Graustein Foundation Provide Seed Money for a GREAT Cause

AMEN & Halleluiah! Imagine what could happen if this became a trend!

“Varick Readies New School, New Sanctuary & New Housing.”

by Allan Appel | Nov 12, 2012 11:33 am  Post a Comment |…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 13, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments

What Is Typical Forgetfulness? What Are Reasons for Concern? November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

What's Typical Forgetfulness? What Are Reason for Concern?

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness and Education Month

Learn more about Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 - starting at 6:30 pm - Transition Center - Ives Main Library in New Haven

Maria Tomasetti, director of the South Central Regional…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 10, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Many Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors: Men - High Cholesterol, Women - Obesity

Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

HealthDay, 11/05/2012

Many Hispanic adults in the United States have major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a new study…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 8, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Thanks for the Welcome message and tips Lee!

I'm still learning the Art of Connecting. Reclusive by nature, but a lover of Community and Humanity, and am always willing to help.

Added by Simone A Mason, PhD on November 3, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Applications being accepted to host a Yale Fellow this summer

Yale University seeks placements from nonprofit and public sector agencies in the City of New Haven for the 2013 President's Public Service Fellowship. President Richard Levin created the Fellowship in 1994 as part of the University’s partnership with the City and citizens of New Haven.  More than 400 Yale University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students have contributed close to 200,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as President’s…

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Added by Karen King on November 1, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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