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December 2014 Blog Posts (14)

Electricity Consumers - Speak Up Now Against Higher Fixed Rate

CL&P and the United Illuminating (CT’s two largest producers of electricity) have highly paid lobbyists advocating for their positions to exploit consumers and punish us for conserving.  We, the consumers, need to be our own effective lobbyists; we need to speak up on behalf of our own pocketbooks and our families' financial well-being. As consumers, we also need to be in contact with our legislators to voice our concerns and support actions that we…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 29, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Black Off-Duty Cops Are Often Afraid of White Cops In NY

Off Duty, Black Cops in New York Feel Threat from Fellow Police

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

Many Americans will not want to believe what is written in this…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 23, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery Merriest Holiday Greetings

Hello To All!!!!

May everyone enjoy the "MERRIEST" of holidays and then to have a wonderful New Year as well.

All the VERY…


Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on December 22, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

Why Do Hedge Funds Investors Love Charter Schools?

State Education Board Wants to Open Eight New Charter Schools

EDUCATION AGENDA - HOW COMMITTED IS the Connecticut State Board of Education to Making ALL of CT's Public Schools the BEST Schools Possible?  The State Board of Education is asking the state for $11 million to fund eight new charter schools to open over the next two school years.  Currently there are 21 state approved and funded charters operating in CT. …


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 21, 2014 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Community Foundation Workshops and Grant Opportunities Available to Local Nonprofits in 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to support and strengthen nonprofits serving the Greater New Haven region, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is once again offering a series of workshops and several competitive funding opportunities. Workshop topics, grant deadlines and detailed eligibility criteria for each grant process is available at or by calling 203-777-2386.

Training Workshops and Online…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 18, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Accountability

Usually when I discuss nonprofit board accountability I am referring to those occasions for understanding how and when a board is meeting its fiduciary responsibility.  Today though I want to focus on how a board can be more strategic about achieving mission.  The answer: analytics.

Analytics -- effectively the work of grabbing and translating lots of statistics about an organization's audience is not a new science.  For profits have been using analytics for…


Added by Mike Burns on December 18, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Carlton Highsmith and Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean Appointed to Community Foundation Board of Directors

New Haven, CT (December 17, 2014) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s charitable endowment and largest grantmaker, announces that Carlton L. Highsmith of Middlebury, CT and Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean of New Haven, Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnpiac University in Hamden, have been appointed to the Board of Directors. Both will begin seven-year terms on January 1, 2015, taking the seats of David I. Newton and Rolan…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 17, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Job Opening: Finance Director, Arts Council of Greater New Haven

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven seeks an experienced accounting professional to serve as the part-time Finance Director for this non-profit regional arts service organization.  The Finance Director is responsible for budgeting, financial record keeping and management, and budget analysis.     Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Director manages bookkeeping, payroll processing and preparation of financial reports for the organization’s board of directors.   The Finance…


Added by Cindy Clair on December 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Greater New Haven - Sign Up for Primary Health Care Services

Primary Health Care Programs and Services are the Bedrock of Preventing the Proliferation of Chronic Diseases and Continuous or Frequent Illnesses.

Fair Haven Community Health Center, Cornell Scott Hill-Health Center, and Yale NH Primary Care Center are places in Greater New Haven that offer comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) programs and services.  Primary Health Care is the Bedrock of Prevention…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 16, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

CT Health Care Consumers Should Breathe A Sigh of Relief

Tenet Healthcare Corporation has given up (for now) on its bid to buy 5 Connecticut hospitals.  As advocates for health care consumers, we are pleased that the Office of the State Attorney General did not rollover and allow Tenet to have its way.

 “Tenet Healthcare Corporation is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned (for-profit) healthcare services companies. Our subsidiaries…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 12, 2014 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Under The Right Circumstances ALL Students Can Thrive

The Role & POWER of Education In Molding Successful Lives.

On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, I met with a group of seven students (and parents/guardians) at the television studio in North Haven where OneWorld Progressive Institute produces our community programs.  Unfortunately, two of the scheduled students (one Asian and one Latino; a female and a male) did…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 11, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Attention Ought to Be Paid to TruthWarrior’s Comments In NHI

Today the NHI provided us with an informative education article titled:

"Data Breakdown Highlights Transience Challenge."  We highly recommend this article. We also want to draw attention to the posted comments, and in particular to the comment by someone  who identifies as TruthWarrior.  Below is the information posted by …


Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 10, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments


IFAI Fellowship Program

Please forward this link to sophomore and junior students in New Haven who are interested in ART!


The International Festival of Arts &  Ideas is excited to begin recruiting for our 2015 Fellowship Program. We are looking to choose 10…


Added by Madelyn Ardito on December 9, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

Ignite! New Haven crowdfunding site connects city government, citizens, entrepreneurs and nonprofits

Today the City of New Haven launched Ignite! New Haven, a web platform designed to highlight and attract funding for local community projects.

Ignite! New Haven features business and civic initiatives that improve the vitality of the historic and innovative city. The Office of Development and Policy partnered with Citizinvestor, a civic engagement platform for government projects, to create…


Added by Mendi Blue on December 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — 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.

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.

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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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