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December 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Meet New Haven’s New Mayor, Toni Harp. The Gender Ceiling Is Broken - OneWorld's Civic Engagement

A OneWorld Progressive Institute’s CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Program


Meet New Haven’s Mayor- Toni Harp; the first female mayor in New Haven’s 375 year history, and the second African American to occupy the office. John Daniels was the first in 1989.

The glass ceiling has been broken in a major way. Share Mayor-elect Harp's interview with your children; it is truly…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Free Professional Development Videos

I’ve put together a series of short (two to four minute) video vignettes that will enable you to attend to your own leadership development whenever you need a break, are waiting in line, or have a few minutes of down time. Each of these videos will provide you with useful tools and techniques for developing a more present and creative mindset, so that you can see new possibilities, make connections, and increase your effectiveness.  My hope is that they…


Added by Mary Gorham on December 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Parent 411 #2 - The Right to A Public Education Is In The CT Constitution

OneWorld's EDUCATION AGENDA - DEC. 20, 2013

Parent 411- #2: The Right to A Public Education Is In The CT Constitution

Attorneys Ann-Marie…

Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 20, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Black Male Student-Athletes And POOR Educational Outcomes

Black Male Student-Athletes and Racial Inequities in NCAA Division I College Sports


The big dream of fame, fortune and lots of money in professional sports will materialize for about 2 percent of those who cherish that dream, and even less for those who have sacrificed getting a good education to focus mainly on sports.  We see…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 19, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Grants Available from the Quinnipiac River Fund

Grants Available from the Quinnipiac River Fund; Deadline to Submit Application is January 17, 2014

The Quinnipiac River Fund, a component fund of…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 17, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Still Looking for a Quality Preschool Program? Please share with families

There are a few available preschool openings for New Haven children who are 3 or 4 years old, or will be turning 3 by March, 2014.  Programs are in the Fair Haven, Downtown and Westville neighborhoods.  All programs are open from 7:30am to 5:30pm with fees based on a sliding fee scale.  For information contact the School Readiness office at 203-946-7875 or open the link to call the programs directly.  …


Added by Denise Duclos on December 11, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Prisoner Reentry: The Importance of Second Chances

Every year, about 1,200 individuals who are released from prison come to  New Haven. Some are at the end of their sentence, while others are serving out criminal convictions in the community under the supervision  of parole or probation officers. When provided the right level of  support and opportunities, these ex-offenders can successfully become law-abiding and productive members of society. But a complex set of  factors make them highly vulnerable to relapsing to criminal activity and…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 9, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Xerox Seeking Applicants for Full-Time Eligibility Specialists for Health Insurance Enrollment

Xerox is seeking strong candidates to apply for several full-time Eligibility Specialist positions in Bridgeport, Danbury, New Haven, Norwich and Stamford. The positions will assist the CT Department of Social Services (DSS) to help applicants to apply for health insurance. To learn more and to apply visit:…


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on December 4, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

Employment Opportunity at The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Disbursements Associate for the Finance, Investments, Administration & Technology Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline to submit an application is…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 3, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY: International Festival of Arts and Ideas Fellowship Program



The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is thrilled to announce that our Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for our 2014 session. We will be accepting 8-10 high school students to participate in this semester long experience. We would love your help in getting this …


Added by Madelyn Ardito on December 2, 2013 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Winter at Grove Street Cemetery

Good Day To All,

This is now a period of hibernation for the earth. All is quiet. However, if during this period of hibernation and quiet, anyone needing information for any of the Grove Street Cemetery residents, or information concerning touring of the cemetery for next year I am always available by my…


Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on December 2, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

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

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

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