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Featured Blog Posts – December 2018 Archive (9)

Equity of Place Opinion Survey

This is your chance to share your opinions with the building community! We are planning to share the most constructive and meaningful survey responses at the NESSBE summit and on the event website: www.nessbe.net

This survey's target audience is the community outside of the building…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 20, 2018 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Catholic Charities/Centro San Jose Positions Available

Catholic Charities/Centro San Jose is seeking a Director of Child Development Center/Head Teacher at its 790 Grand Avenue, New Haven, location and a Family Center Director at Centro San Jose. Please click on the link below for additional information.

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Added by Lisa on December 18, 2018 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Seeking New Executive Director: The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

The Board of Directors of The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (The Alliance), an East Hartford-based statewide coalition of nine individual sexual assault crisis programs, is seeking a new executive director. The next executive director will have the opportunity to lead this pivotal organization in the movement to end sexual violence and expand high-quality trauma-informed services to sexual violence survivors throughout the state of…

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Added by Catherine Bradshaw on December 18, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Transforming Youth Justice

Leadership Institute Graduates Change Agents

A police officer is working to change policies that would divert more young people from the criminal justice system to Juvenile Review Boards. A probation officer is training judicial colleagues on the problem of implicit bias. A high school English teacher is creating a plan to expand transitional vocational programs for at-risk students. The three are among the latest cohort to graduate from the Tow Institute’s…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 13, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Positive Strides Made in Gender-Specific Programming

Last year, the Community Fund for Women & Girls awarded nine grants totaling $80,950. After reviewing 2017 grant reports, it was apparent that those grants influenced and improved the development of…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 13, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Public Allies Seeking Partners for MLK Day of Service Projects!

Public Allies Connecticut - AmeriCorps is starting the process of planning for our annual MLK Day of Service, scheduled to take place on Monday, MLK Day, Jan 21st, 2019. As an AmeriCorps program, we observe the MLK …
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Added by Emily Gallagher on December 11, 2018 at 10:59am — No Comments

Deeply Flawed ‘Pennies for Charity’ Report Can Hurt Good Nonprofits

December 07, 2018

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 7, 2018 at 11:31am — No Comments

Multiple Funding Opportunities from The Community Foundation

Deadlines Approaching

New Haven, CT (December 5, 2018) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces several grant opportunities with various application deadlines in the coming weeks. For complete details, visit www.cfgnh.org/grants.

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 6, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The December Dilemma: Teaching About Religious Holidays

Every December, public school students, parents, teachers and administrators face the difficult task of acknowledging the various religious and secular holiday traditions celebrated during that time of year. Teachers, administrators and parents should try to promote greater understanding and tolerance among students of different traditions by taking care to adhere to the requirements of the First Amendment...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 6, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

From Vacant to Valuable: Four New Communities Eligible for Replay Grants

ESPN, Under Armour and LISC have announced that four new communities are eligible for grants through the Replay initiative to transform vacant lots into community recreation hubs. The program, which is in its second year, will award a total of $430,000 to help neighborhood groups in Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, and Toledo ensure that sports and recreation are accessible to all residents. As LISC’s senior program director for Sports & Recreation, Beverly Smith, stated, “Our on-the-ground experience in local communities coupled with the resources and expertise of ESPN and Under Armour has been a highly successful formula for creating useful recreational spaces.”

LISC Launches Charlotte Program Office

As we kick off 2019, LISC is continuing to grow its investments in economic opportunity and its on-the-ground presence in communities across the country. We unveiled a new program office in Charlotte this week that will spearhead $25 million in investments over the next few years—all designed to boost affordable housing, improve economic mobility and raise standards of living in North Carolina’s largest city. Long-time community leader Ralphine Caldwell has been named executive director to lead the effort.

Community-Police Partnerships Fight the Opioid Epidemic Where It Lives

A recent flurry of media coverage has shone a spotlight on the decline in opioid overdose deaths in Dayton, Ohio, a city that has been at the epicenter of the crisis. In an article for Next City, Mona Mangat, national director of LISC's Safety & Justice programs, and Matthew Perkins, a senior program officer and criminologist, parse the crucial ways a DOJ grant and technical assistance from LISC helped the community of East Dayton tackle opioid-driven crime and disorder—a local approach hundreds of communities can learn from.

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