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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.

The…

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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

Standoff at the Museum: Director Fired Days Before Exhibit on Police Violence Launches

Artist lauren…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 26, 2018 at 10:47am — No Comments

The Future of Listening: How AI Can Help Us Connect to Human Need

How can you help someone in crisis feel better? It requires deeply human intelligence and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 26, 2018 at 10:42am — No Comments

The Future Of Connecticut's Changing Climate

A special program brought you by NEXT. John Dankosky hosts a conversation on climate change, clean energy, and how communities are coping. The show was recorded live at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with climate game changers, including author and activist Bill McKibben...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 26, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments

Fair and Just Prosecution - An Organization More People Should Know About...

Fair and Just Prosecution (FJP) brings together newly elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility. These recently elected leaders – and the vision they share for safer and healthier communities – are supported by FJP’s network through ongoing information sharing, research and resource materials, opportunities for on the ground learning, in-person convenings,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 21, 2018 at 11:44am — No Comments

Top-down, Meet Bottom-up (Elite Power, New Power, and Sharing Power)

by Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out and Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum

Does change come from the bottom up or top down?

The simple answer is both — it often happens when there is collective leadership creating…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 20, 2018 at 11:30am — 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

Greater New Haven Green Fund Now Accepting Proposals For Funding!

Need funding for your environmental project?  The Greater New Haven Green Fund may be able to help!



Request for applications (RFA) is now open for the Greater New Haven Green Fund's 2019 grants cycle. Funding up to $10,000 is available. Visit the website and download the application.

Deadline for submitting your application is Jan. 11, 2019, 5 PM. Contact us with questions at…

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Added by Aaron Goode on November 12, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Why Do White Women Keep Voting for the GOP and Against Their Own Interests?

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 9, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Achieving A Better Life Experience for Connecticut Residents

BACKGROUND

 The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act became law in 2014.  It gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to establish tax-deferred savings accounts to maintain their independence.

Connecticut Public Act 15-80 was…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 8, 2018 at 11:44am — 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

Racial discrimination linked to higher risk of chronic illness in African American women

Less-educated African American women who report experiencing high levels of racial discrimination may face greater risk of developing chronic diseases, says a new study by UC Berkeley researchers.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 7, 2018 at 11:49am — No Comments

From the Start: 'r kids Family Center

In 1996, on a cold Sunday in March, thirty-six concerned residents and service providers gathered at the home of Randi Rubin and Sergio Rodriguez to identify how they could fill the void in services for children in foster care and their parents. The problem? Families who had had their children removed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF)…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 8, 2018 at 12:42pm — 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

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

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

$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

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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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