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Featured Blog Posts – November 2013 Archive (4)

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

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

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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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