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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…

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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…

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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…
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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

BY SHAUN R. HARPER, COLLIN D. WILLIAMS JR., AND HORATIO W. BLACKMAN

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…

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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…

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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.  …

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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

Greetings!

 

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 …

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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…

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

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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

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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