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December 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Why 2012 will be year of the artist-entrepreneur

http://gigaom.com/2011/12/29/why-2012-will-be-year-of-the-artist-entrepreneur/?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

While 2011 was a big year for political unrest, another uprising was afoot in the world of content creators and artists. Everywhere you look, artists are…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 30, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Part-time Custodian Jobs with the New Haven Public Schools

GCA, the contractor for part-time custodian jobs with the New Haven Public Schools, will be holding 2 New Haven resident job fairs this week at Career HS. A flyer is attached.  The quick turnaround is due to the fact that they are looking for people to start Jan 2!  The scheduled times are 4-7pm on Tuesday (Dec 20) & Thursday (Dec 22). 

Flyer: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 19, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Help Us with Our Documentary

Help Us Work on Our Documentary

 

Youth Rights Media seeks volunteers to help transcribe video footage for our documentary on youth gun violence in New Haven.  This entails watching the footage or listening to audio files of the footage, such as interviews, and typing out the dialogue in a Word document so our video producers and editors can have a better understanding of our content before editing.  We can email the files so you can work from…

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Added by Janis Astor del Valle on December 16, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

ELVES NEEDED TODAY!!!!

ELVES NEEDED TODAY!!!!

 

Dear friends and colleagues:

 

This afternoon, Youth As Leaders is sponsoring a “Holiday Fair” for the 3th, 4th and 5th grade students who attend Hill Central School.   We only have 1 hour to set up the fair!    Consequently, we need extra “elves” to help us out!    The set up will begin at 1pm…

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Added by Monique Turner-Lopez on December 16, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments

Nonprofit, making a list & checking it twice? Here is the list that will help you gather the materials & info you need to complete your giveGreater profile

Nonprofits in the service area of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven:

The following checklist will help you gather the materials and information needed to complete your organization’s profile on giveGreater.org:



GENERAL:

Mailing and Street Addresses

Phone Numbers

Organization E-Mail and Website

Mission Statement/Vision

History and overall description

Geographic Areas Served…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 14, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants for grassroots community organizations

Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots community organizations throughout the United States and in Vermont, working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 13, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Food for Thought from Forbes Magazine: "If I Was A Poor Black Kid" Any implications for the work of your Nonprofit?

If I Was A Poor Black Kid - http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2011/12/12/if-i-was-a-poor-black-kid/

President Obama gave an excellent speech last week in Kansas about inequality in America.

“This is the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 13, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Network for Good ask: Is Your Website Ready for Holiday Fundraising? Free Nonprofit 911 Webinar Tomorrow 1pm

Free Nonprofit 911 Webinar Tomorrow: December 13, 1 p.m. Eastern

with Katya Andresen and Jocelyn Harmon

 

Can supporters find your donate button? Have you ever wondered what should – or shouldn’t – be on your nonprofit website? Do you really need to post your address and phone number? Where do you make your case for giving?

 

Now's the time…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 12, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments

New Loans Available to Local Nonprofits

 New Loans Available to

Local Nonprofits

We wanted you to be aware of our expanded nonprofit lending opportunities and we invite you to forward the attached…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 7, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award -- cash grant for women continuing their education

Do you know a woman who is struggling to continue her education, get a good job and make things better for her family? Yes? Then you need to tell her about the Women's Opportunity Award!! It is a special educational grant given by our volunteer service organization, Soroptimist International of Greater New Haven. The grant is described below and the application materials are attached. If you could make this information available to any women who you feel may be good candidates, I would…

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Added by Sandra Abbott Fitzpatrick on December 6, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Clerical/Administrative Opening (Contract Position)

Founded in 1993, College Summit is a national non-profit organization with a mission to transform the college admissions process and increase the college enrollment rate of low-income students. Today’s college admissions system leaves behind a key portion of America’s talent: low-income, academically mid-tier students. Working in partnership with the critical players in the college-access challenge – students, parents, high schools, and colleges –College Summit enables all these players to…

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Added by Jamal Jimerson on December 1, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

World AIDS Day - Today*

And even if there are no commemoration activities in New Haven you and everyone you love should know:  

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

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

#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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