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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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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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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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