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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: NH Job Fair Flyer.pdf

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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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Connecting Local People to the Prosperity of Place

Our latest LISC white paper examines emerging strategies that connect industrial district revitalization to local workforce efforts and how investments in industrial districts can fuel programs designed to train low-income residents and ensure they access local jobs. The paper takes a close look at how this plays out in the field with two case studies from Brooklyn, NY and one from Jackson, MI. Read on!

Partnership for the Bay's Future, in Close-Up

An article in the Bay Area magazine Gentry takes a careful look at how Partnership for the Bay's Future, LISC's collaboration with the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Genentech, the Ford Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and others is tackling the region's extreme affordable housing shortage, alongside transportation access and economic opportunity. "Housing has to be considered everybody's challenge and everybody's opportunity," says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones in the piece. That collective ownership and the diversity of sectors in the partnership "are the only way we're really going to make true progress."

Talent Development Catalyzes Opportunity

A strong and vibrant workforce helps fuel community growth as well as business success. That’s why Union Pacific Railroad is supporting LISC Financial Opportunity Centers and contributing the expertise of its staff to industrial training programs that help people compete for family-sustaining jobs. Union Pacific’s Chiquita Morgan urges employers to "get out from behind our walls" and help advance the efforts of workforce development agencies, neighborhood groups and others who are helping people build a stronger financial future for themselves and their community.

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