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Featured Blog Posts – November 2012 Archive (3)

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

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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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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Verizon Announces 2nd Round of Small Biz Grant Recipients Funded Through LISC

This week, 200 more small businesses from underinvested communities across urban and rural America are receiving grants of up to $10K to help cover payroll, rent and other critical operating costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. That brings the total number of grantees to 400, all of whom are benefiting from a $7.5 million commitment by Verizon. The twice-weekly Pay It Forward LIVE series will also come to a close on Thursday with a performance by Dave Matthews—the very artist who kicked off the livestream campaign to bring attention (and funding) to the plight of entrepreneurs hit hardest by the crisis.

Five Questions with Jeanne Cola

Jeanne Cola, executive director of LISC Rhode Island, offers a succinct primer on what LISC is doing, and will do, to help communities survive the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Community is an interwoven tapestry of workforce development, education, health and housing," says Cola in a Q&A with Providence Business Network. The challenge, she explains, is to shore up the capital and political will to keep all those strands, especially housing, in tact, and make them stronger.

Housing Is Healthcare

In an op-ed for the Providence Journal, LISC Rhode Island executive director Jeanne Cola lays out the imperative of ramping up funding for affordable housing in the wake of Covid-19 and tackling the systemic problems that created the affordability crisis in the first place. The pandemic's economic fallout is leaving more people than ever vulnerable to homelessness, and the time to prevent more housing instability is now.

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