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December 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Grants Available to New Haven Civic Groups - Projects Should Demonstrate Leadership; Benefit New Haven Neighborhoods

Application Deadline February 11, 2011



New Haven, CT (December 23, 2010) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, is accepting grant applications through its Neighborhood Leadership Grant Program, formerly known as The Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The Program has been re-named to emphasize the purpose of helping New Haveners build their leadership and organizing skills and to inspire leadership among new… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on December 28, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Join our team! Birmingham Group Health Services Inc. Valley Substance Abuse Action Council seeking Community Organizer

TITLE: Community Organizer

Dept: VSAAC

Status: Part-time (30 hours a week)



To support the goals of BGHS and VSAAC though implementing community based prevention services, collaborating with community partners, and developing and managing prevention programming.





SCOPE



Research and facilitate the development and implementation of community based prevention initiatives and programs. Research and develop resources to sustain the initiatives and… Continue

Added by Pamela Mautte on December 28, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

New Benefit Calcualtor online at CT's CAAs

Colleagues:

 

A new "ABC" Automatic Benefits Calculator has been developed by the CT Association for Community Action Agencies (www.CAFCA.org) and is currently being rolled out statewide at all thirteen agencies.  "ABC" has been added to the TEAM website (www.TEAMInc.org).  Anyone may use it to test eligibility for public benefits. A phone number or an email address is required to move beyond the first…

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Added by Richard Knoll on December 17, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Job Opening-VITA Tax Program

New Life Corporation is seeking an Associate VITA Coordinator for the 2011 tax season to assist the operation of their free tax preparation service for low-income families in New Haven. This is a full-time position from January to June. It requires evening and Saturday hours as well as daytime hours. Please contact Jim@NewLifeCorp.org for more information.

Added by Jim Emswiler on December 2, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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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.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.

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.

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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

#CraftingSomethingGreat in Duluth

In an op-ed for the Duluth News Tribune, Pam Kramer enumerates the plans, investments, collaborations and creative sparks that have turned an area of blight and brownfield into the Lincoln Park Craft District. The humming, entrepreneurial neighborhood has become a model for how to leverage local craft manufacturing to fuel community revitalization, says Duluth LISC’s executive director.

In San Diego, LISC is an Engine that Accelerates Opportunity

An in-depth article in the San Diego Union Tribune touted LISC’s new fund to spur affordable housing creation in a city facing a serious shortage. We beg to differ with the “little-known” descriptor in the article’s title, but the account of LISC’s 25 years of work in underinvested San Diego neighborhoods illustrates our role perfectly.

A Safe, Affordable Haven for LGBTQ Seniors

Town Hall Apartments in Chicago is an extraordinary—and rare—example of affordable housing geared for LGBTQ seniors, many of whom enter their later years with few resources after a lifetime of discrimination. It’s community development at its best, helping people access opportunities and stabilize their lives. In recognition of LGBTQ History Month, we throw a spotlight on Town Hall and hope it will serve as a path-breaking model for communities everywhere.

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