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December 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Funding Opportunity for Programs for Women & Girls

The Fund for Women and Girls at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is accepting applications.



The deadline is 5 pm on Friday, January 15.



Applications and guidelines are available at: www.fundforwomenandgirls.org



The Community Fund for Women and Girls was created in 1995 to provide ongoing support for services important to women and girls. Since its inception the Fund has distributed $370,000 into the… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on December 17, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Improving access to benefits to those who need them

Update: We will be taking applications until Thursday if needed. We are really looking for more partner organizations in New Haven specifically, by the way. We had a life demo of the application yesterday, and it is wonderful. If anyone has questions, please call me. I can even drop by to show it.



EarnBenefits demo

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Just a quick reminder for all you folks… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on December 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

My Christmas wish...Economic Stimulation Package for all.

America is on a precipice, with an urgent need for an economic stimulus to put the country back to work. It is crucial that the stimulus package builds and strengthens our communities so that they are well positioned for the future.

America’s nonprofit sector is a vital part of our economy contributing economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. As a critical part of the fabric of our nation, the nonprofit sector is uniquely positioned to help the country bounce… Continue

Added by Ken Janke on December 10, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

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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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