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$2.6 Million to nonprofits serving Greater New Haven

Funding to create opportunity and respond to community needs  

New Haven, CT (October 29, 2018) – The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced its responsive grant awards for 2018, totaling $2,670,527 to nonprofit organizations working throughout Greater New Haven.

The grants will support 51 local programs and institutions, including health services to vulnerable residents, public libraries, homeless shelters, and efforts to expand economic…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 1, 2018 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunity

THE "B" FOUNDATION

Now accepting grant applications from Internal Revenue Service qualified 501 (C) (3) organizations which seek assistance consistent with the goals of the "B" Foundation

to help feed, care, or educate society.  The grants will …

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 31, 2018 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Helpful CT Voter Guide

Connecticut is holding elections for one U.S. Senate seat, five U.S. House seats, governor and five other state executive offices, all 36 state senate seats, and all 151 state house seats. Two statewide measures are on the ballot.

This is a link to a helpful guide that includes information about:

- Voter Registration

- Who is running

- Issues on the ballot

- Who can vote 

- Absentee voting

- Early voting and much…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 31, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Student Videos: "Families Belong Together" and "Remembering Maria"

My 5th grade Fair Haven School newcomers honor Hispanic Heritage Month, sharing their perspectives via two videos: "Families Belong Together" and "Remembering Maria." https://photos.app.goo.gl/wCXT9z4dg3G27mkJ8. Thanks to Yale UNCIEF for their powerful production, Arte Inc. for their collaboration and support. If you ever have a creative idea for a collaboration/project with my class, email me david.weinreb@nhboe.net

Added by David Weinreb on October 29, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

Buy A Brick; Help the "Q" House

With the construction of the Q House slated to start in coming months, a campaign has begun to raise $3 million to make sure that it never closes its doors again.

The fund for the new Dixwell Community “Q” House has been established at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 25, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

October 12

It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it might be hard to pick an exemplar, the leading state in voter suppression, but Georgia would be high on the list. …

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 19, 2018 at 3:17pm — No Comments

There From the Start

Since 1928, Foundation funds have started and sustained successful nonprofits and created and funded crucial collaboratives and inclusive coalitions. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its founding, The Community Foundation is proud to present a series called…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 18, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Guide to a Selection of TechSoup's Security Products

Nonprofits have a unique relationship with cybersecurity. They often work with smaller budgets than for-profit companies, so sometimes fewer resources are available to keep things as secure as they could be. There is also sometimes a feeling that since they are doing social good, they aren't prime targets for criminals. For these reasons, nonprofits are demonstrably more vulnerable to data loss.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 12, 2018 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Maybe Girls Will Save Us

They’ve eclipsed boys in political participation and shown incredible moral clarity.

By Reshma Saujani

Ms. Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 12, 2018 at 11:12am — No Comments

The Power of Small Givers

The Ford Foundation was once described as “a large body of money…completely surrounded by people who want some.” It’s easy to look at a big pile of silver like a major foundation and think that’s what American philanthropy is all about.

But, actually, philanthropy in the U.S. is not just a story of moguls and big trusts. In fact, it’s not primarily about wealthy people at all.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 12, 2018 at 11:07am — No Comments

New Haven Symphony Orchestra turns 125

One hundred twenty five years ago, a group of amateur musicians in New Haven began gathering to play classical works by Bach, Beethoven, and other European composers. The orchestra was comprised of German immigrants who had been missing the music of their home country. Within a year, they staged a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 11, 2018 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Attention Community Leaders!

Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

Join us at an orientation session for the 2019 Neighborhood Leadership…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 4, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Putting ‘creativity’ into community development facilitates many goals

Pam Bailey, NeighborWorks America blogger | 10/1/2018 2:31:22 PM



San Francisco’s Chinatown faces a number of challenges, stemming back to its origins: Chinese immigrants to the city were often limited to living in the neighborhood due to discriminatory policies and practices, reinforced by a natural desire to seek out supportive environments. Over time, a strong sense of community developed. Today,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 2, 2018 at 3:31pm — No Comments

6 Mistakes We Make Raising Sons – Kids Books To Prevent Sexual Assault

It’s up to us to teach our boys about enthusiastic consent and the gray areas that put girls and women in danger. Below, we discuss how to educate our sons on respecting the agency and safety of both themselves and others.

Content warning: General discussions on rape culture and sexual harassment.

http://www.booksforlittles.com/toxic-masculinity/

Added by Lee Cruz on October 1, 2018 at 10:22am — No Comments

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PRISONERS GO ON STRIKE?

As wildfires raged in California this summer, over 2000 of the firefighters on site were paid just one dollar per hour to battle the blaze. These firefighters were volunteers from inside of California's prison system. They're part of a national workforce of incarcerated people paid pennies per hour and sometimes nothing at all for hourly labor benefiting the U.S. economy. Driven in part by demands for better working conditions and wages, incarcerated workers last month began a…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 28, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

Implicit Bias Isn't Discrimination. But It Leads to It - Citylab

In April, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police on two black men sitting peacefully inside a coffee shop. The culprit, according to Starbucks’ CEO and the city’s mayor, was implicit bias—subconscious thought that…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 27, 2018 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Building Talent for the Digital Revolution

When Max Johnson saw an ad for a software coding school in San Francisco called Holberton, he was in a dead-end job and looking for a way out. The idea of being a computer programmer had been in the back of his mind since he was a teenager growing up in Camden, New Jersey.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 27, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments

FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: Navigating Today's Management and Financial Challenges

Download your PDF copy of this flyer here.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 26, 2018 at 5:01pm — No Comments

PreK spaces still available for New Haven 3 and 4 year olds

There are a few prek spaces available in school readiness funded programs throughout the community.  Please share the flyer which you can download here with colleagues and New Haven families with children age 3 & 4 years old.  Below is a list of programs with openings as of…

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Added by Denise Duclos on September 24, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Office Space for Rent - The GNHCC Business Hub

The GNHCC Business Hub

Offices for Rent | Convenient Meeting Spaces

900 Chapel Street, 10th Fl.

New Haven CT, 06510…

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Added by Nicole Salvatore on September 19, 2018 at 2:30pm — 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

Investing in Immigrant Communities = Investing in America

A new LISC white paper examines the ways current federal immigration policy is affecting immigrant residents across the country, and how our nonprofit partners are responding to meet the needs, and address the fear, of immigrants and their families. In the blog below, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and David Greenberg, our head of research and lead author of the report, weigh in on why supporting the wellbeing and prosperity of immigrant communities—and of the agencies that serve them—is in every American’s best interest.

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.

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