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Featured Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (5)

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

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

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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

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The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

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.

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....

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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

UVA’s Fairchild Named to LISC Board

LISC has elected Dr. Gregory Fairchild, one of the country’s leading academics on economic development, to its board of directors. The University of Virginia business professor has, for decades, focused his research on the underpinnings of wealth-building in communities and the ways that social enterprises and entrepreneurship can drive economic opportunity.

The Time is Now, to Build an Inclusive Economy

Over the next ten years, LISC will direct 50 percent of our annual investments to fuel inclusive economic development in underinvested communities across America. That means preparing people to take on high quality, well-paying jobs. And it means ramping up our work to help small businesses succeed and transforming vibrant commercial and industrial districts. “We have no doubt that this kind of progress is good for residents, good for communities and good for the country,’ says Maurice A. Jones, LISC CEO.

All Economic Development, All the Time

Bill Taft, the longtime executive director of LISC Indianapolis, has been named senior vice president of economic development for LISC and will be spearheading our work to grow enterprises and create jobs in the places that need them. In the following Q&A, he talks strategy, practice and what it takes to build inclusive local economies in real life.

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