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December 2012 Blog Posts (11)

The Real Cliffs in the United States Are the Ones Affecting Children

The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Lives, the Need for Safe Neighborhoods, A Good Education AND A Chance to Realize the American Dream are the Real Cliffs Many American Children Face Every Day.

Please read more in the Huffington Post linked below.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 31, 2012 at 12:17am — No Comments

Sober Opinions About the NEED to Curb Obesity

 A Few Sober Opinions About the NEED to Curb Obesity and Prevent Chronic Disease…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 27, 2012 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Teach Our Children Seeks Experienced Childcare providers

Teach Our Children, Inc.

Childcare Provider

Job Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Child Care Providers will provide childcare as needed for TOC meetings and events

With our support, providers will maintain a safe and stimulating environment for children ranging from three to thirteen years old.

Providers will engage with all children, be responsive to the needs of TOC families, and maintain childcare spaces utilized for TOC meetings…

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Added by Camelle Scott on December 26, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Why Teen Victims of Dating Violence Can't Break the Cycle

According to the CDC, 9.4% of teens in a recent survey reported being physically abused by a romantic partner in the past 12 months — that included being slapped, hit or intentionally injured.  Bonnie Rochman brings us a serious topic for a "Family Matters" discussion.

Why Teen Victims of Dating Violence Can’t Break the Cycle

Time, Bonnie Rochman,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 21, 2012 at 12:54am — No Comments

Can We Really Eliminate Health Disparities? Is there the WILL To do So? Hear From Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

Can We Really Eliminate Health Disparities? 

According to Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.. “as we look at health reform, there are real opportunities to address disparities in health. As we expand access, we need to increase quality and equity. I believe we can eliminate health disparities.”  Read more at the article linked below.



Health Enterprise Zones: "I Believe We Can…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 20, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Race and Place Matters for Health Outcomes and Life Chances

Race – and Place Matters for Health. This is Not New Information. Unless –as a society -- We Pay Attention, these will continue to have Devastating Effects. In the long-term These Effects will Affect Us All.   

“In 2001, David R. Williams and Chiquita Collins called racial residential segregation “a fundamental cause” of health disparities. For some time…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 13, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

CEO, Fair Haven Community Health Center

Dear  Friends:

The Fair Haven Community Health Center (FHCHC) is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to lead an energetic staff and growth-focused nonprofit community organization.  The ideal candidate will possess the experience, skills and attributes necessary to  move the organization forward, navigating through the changes of healthcare reform and usher the organization into greater   collaborations with other health centers and…

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Added by Michael Negron on December 12, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments

Parents, Teachers and Schools Must be Vigilant in Protecting Children from Obesity

Let’s Face It – in 99 Percent of These Cases, It Is About The Almighty Dollar.  These Industries want to make money and at any cost. This is why parents, teachers and schools must be ever vigilant in protecting children from obesity by helping them to make good food choices.  This means seeing to it that healthy, nutritious food is available.  Of course, it is also very profitable to provide healthy nutritious food to children; unfortunately, very few of these "BIG"…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 9, 2012 at 4:03am — No Comments

Access to Health Care and Resources for Transgender People

Access to Health Care and Resources for Transgender People

Transgender people face massive and systemic discrimination within the health care system. From instances of humiliation and degradation to outright refusals to provide care, the health care system presents a minefield of discrimination for transgender people seeking to access care. The end result is a community-wide disengagement from the health care system…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 7, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

New Haven Symphony Orchestra seeks Development Assitant

Job Summary

The Development Assistant is responsible for administrative support of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s comprehensive year-round fundraising program. The position reports to the Development Director.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide administrative support for all fundraising activities; General office support, maintain records, acknowledge donor gifts and prepare direct mailings. Assist in the completion of grant proposals.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 4, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Salvation Army's "Fill the Truck" event Dec. 8, Saw Mill Rd. West Haven

The Salvation Army will be holding its "Fill the Truck" charitable collection event on Dec. 8th at the Saw Mill Rd. Walmart Store in West Haven. Volunteers, Incl. Rotary's President-Elect, John Karavas will be there to receive your donations from 10 AM - 3 PM.  For more details go to http://www.jkaravas.com/Message_Board.html - the Message Board page for johnkaravas.com…

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Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on December 2, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

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....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! 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

A Grocery Store Stocks Fresh Food, and Jobs, in a Toledo Community That Can Use Both

Mark Zaitona, who immigrated from Iraq 20 years ago, has created three grocery stores—in Flint and Detroit, MI, and now in Toledo, OH—that bring fresh food, quality jobs and commercial vitality to communities deemed food deserts. An ABC news story profiles his latest enterprise and features Toledo LISC's Kim Cutcher (LISC has invested in two of the stores), who brought an $800,000 below-market loan to the project.

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

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