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Featured Blog Posts – November 2016 Archive (9)

Greater New Haven Green Fund is now accepting grant applications for 2017

Greater New Haven Green Fund

Phone 203-936-8136 …

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Added by lynne bonnett on November 25, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Grant Program

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is accepting applications for the Nonprofit Grant Program (NGP). OPM is also accepting applications for the remaining funds for the Nonprofit Collaboration Incentive Grant Program (NCIP). The application deadline for consideration for this current round of funding is not later than 4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2017. The NGP will award Grants-in-aid to selected private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

Arts Council of Greater New Haven Executive Director Opening

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven is accepting applications for their Executive Director opening through December 15th.  To learn more visit …

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Added by Rachel Mele on November 21, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Boys in Motion

Last fall, middle school boys at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School learned the high kicks, spins, and quick dance moves of the Brazilian marital art Capoeira. The after-school workshop, offered by the Elm City Dance Collective and Connecticut Capoeira Center, was a hit with the students and welcomed by school faculty as an innovative way to engage boys. 

“It was a pleasure to see the boys support and help each other gain confidence and learn about group interactions,” says Sylvia…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 17, 2016 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Transforming Behavioral Health

At a local mental health clinic, all the patients were required to pass through a metal detector. Yet the clinicians and staff entered through a different set of doors with no security. After a series of training sessions provided by The Connecticut Women’s Consortium, clinic administrators came to realize this sent the wrong message to patients. Because trust is at the foundation of a successful patient-clinician relationship, the different set of rules potentially undermined the successful…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 10, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Take "A Closer Look" at Health & Wellness this November!

The Community Foundation is highlighting different areas of nonprofit services offered throughout Greater New Haven. 

Using giveGreater.org as the platform, The Foundation is asking the community to take “A Closer Look” each month at the issues that impact the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 3, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

SVP-CT Young Partner Networking Event

Anyone in CT interested in opportunities to make an impact on some of the state's most pressing social issues would love attending this event on November 9. SVP is a supremely talented/committed group of individuals from the business and social sector, bringing both their talent and treasure to engage in scaling some of the most promising social enterprises in the state. Great opportunity to meet a couple terrific folks from SVP, including …

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Added by JP Hernandez on November 3, 2016 at 1:14am — No Comments

Agency Applications Available to Host A Yale University Summer Fellow

Yale University seeks applications from nonprofit and public sector agencies in the City of New Haven for the 2017 President's Public Service Fellowship. Since 1994, more than 700 Yale University undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students have contributed over 200,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as President’s Public Service Fellows.…

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Added by Karen King on November 1, 2016 at 5:00pm — 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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