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Featured Blog Posts – December 2014 Archive (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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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 www.cfgnh.org or by calling 203-777-2386.



Training Workshops and Online…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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

GREAT YOUTH OPPORTUNITY!

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…

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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…

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Added by Mendi Blue on December 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Rediscovering Welcome

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Strengthening the Role of Faith-Based Organizations to Support Emergency Preparedness

A new case study by the Tamarack Institute shows how faith groups can add great value to neighborhoods in responding to local emergencies.

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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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. Download the Agenda 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,...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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