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November 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Be Alert to Incidence of Domestic Abuse & Related Health Problems

The Holiday Season IS SUPPOSED TO BE A TIME OF JOY AND CELEBRATION.  For  many it is also a time of added stress . DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROLIFERATES DURING AND AFTER HOLIDAYS.

Please be alert and watchful for signs of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE among loved ones. Make the connection between a history of past Domestic Abuse and current chronic health problems.

“Verizon Foundation and…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 27, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Parents CAN Reduce Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools

OneWorld’s Education Agenda – Nov. 22, 2013

Parents CAN Reduce Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools by keeping up with what is happening to their children in school; by developing a cooperative team with teachers, and by holding students accountable.  

“Parents Role in Reducing Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools”…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 22, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate 85 Years!

On the eve of November 19, among 200+ nonprofit partners, community leaders and friends, The Community Foundation excitedly celebrated its 85th anniversary.

"Turning 85 could make one feel old," remarked  Foundation president Will Ginsberg.   "But in this proud, old community, in the City of New Haven’s 375th…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 22, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

Desperately Seeking Volunteer

Do you have 2 hours a week? Want to do something really rewarding?

 AIDS Project New Haven (APNH) needs someone to pick up our order at…

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Added by APNH on November 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Epilepsy Is Not A Mental Illness; It Is A Medical Condition

Epilepsy Is Not A Mental Illness; It Is A Medical Condition - See OneWorld Blog Post & Videos http://oneworldpi.org/blog/archives/1743



WHAT CAUSES EPILEPSY? WHO IS AFFECTED? HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED AND TREATED? TEN TRUTHS ABOUT EPILEPSY!   We at OneWorld ask you to share this posting and encourage anyone you know who…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 14, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Donate to the Youth Day Project Today

Support the Youth Day Project TODAY!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1822415054/youth-day-connecticut-2014



Donate $5 and get an orange "I celebrate the talents of the youth wristband."



Donate $25 and get an "I celebrate the talents of the youth" mug.



Donate $50 and get an "I…

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Added by Sabir Askari Abdussabur on November 11, 2013 at 12:42am — No Comments

New Haven County Resident Access Health CT

I am pleased to provide you with information to help you connect with local healthcare resources and I can provide in-person enrollment assistance for the Access Health CT at Agency on Aging of South Central CT. We have the expertise to enroll people in the healthcare plan, we are happy to refer you to resources that will help you enroll and/or answer your questions. Most people who apply will pay lower monthly premiums than those shown here. Households with yearly incomes up to about…

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Added by Janet Perez on November 8, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

UConn Nonprofit Adjunct Teaching Position

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Adjunct Instructor

 

The Department of Public Policy seeks an adjunct instructor to teach Grantwriting and Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations. This graduate course will be taught face-to-face in a classroom at the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford campus in the Spring semester 2014 (January 21-May 13, 2014). The course will be offered once a week in the evening (either 4pm-6:30pm or 6:30pm-9:00pm).…

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Added by David Garvey on November 7, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Diabetes & Health Education: Inches and Pounds Matter

November is Diabetes Awareness Month – Diabetes Is More Than A Little Sugar

When It Comes to Diabetes Inches and Pounds Do Matter Greatly.  As we focus more acutely on the health and well-being of our citizens, we at OneWorld encourage diabetics and their loved ones to learn all that you can about this debilitating disease and entreat you to take proactive steps to reduce its effects on vital body…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 2, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Addressing Five Stereotypes About Poor Families and Education

EDUCATION / CIVIC ENGAGEMENT / PUBLIC GOOD     

There are 5 main stereotypes that are common about poor people and education.  The article linked below addresses them and their effects on teachers and on students.  We highly recommend the article.               

  • Stereotype 1: Poor People Do Not Value Education
  • Stereotype 2: Poor People Are…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 1, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Applications Being Accepted to Host A Full-Time Yale Fellow This Summer

Yale University seeks applications from nonprofit and public sector agencies in the City of New Haven for the 2014 President's Public Service Fellowship. Since 1994, more than 600 Yale University undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students have contributed over 210,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as President’s Public Service Fellows.

Each summer, the Fellowship places…

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Added by Karen King on November 1, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

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.

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

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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