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Parent Leadership Training Institute

Christian Community Action is currently recruiting for our Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). PLTI enable parents and other members of the community to become leading advocates.

Attendees are offered three phases of training:

  • a retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • a nine week course on leadership, understanding personal history and its impact on perception
  • a ten week study of politics, policy and media with a community project to practice your…
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Added by Merryl Eaton on January 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Virgin Mobile Offers Free Cell Phones To Low-Income State Residents

Source: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-ct-virgin-mobile-free-wireless-pho20110105,0,264505.story

 

Virgin Mobile USA is offering free wireless phone service to more than 107,000 needy Connecticut residents.

 

Virgin's Assurance Wireless service is available to residents who already qualify for Medicaid, food stamps, Section 8 housing, or one of a dozen…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 5, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Jobs at New Haven Promise - A component fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven



New Haven Promise is being administered as a component fund of The Community

Foundation for Greater New Haven. As such, Promise is staffed by Community

Foundation staff. New Haven Promise is a visionary scholarship and support

program for the purposes of promoting college education as an…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Promise of a Malloy Administration For Nonprofits

This post is made on behalf of Ron Cretaro, Executive Director of Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, Inc. You may contact Ron at rcretaro@ctnonprofits.org to discuss it further.

 

Nonprofits & the Promise of Dan Malloy…

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Added by Karen Maciorowski on January 3, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Join our team! Birmingham Group Health Services Inc. Valley Substance Abuse Action Council seeking Community Organizer

TITLE: Community Organizer

Dept: VSAAC

Status: Part-time (30 hours a week)



To support the goals of BGHS and VSAAC though implementing community based prevention services, collaborating with community partners, and developing and managing prevention programming.





SCOPE



Research and facilitate the development and implementation of community based prevention initiatives and programs. Research and develop resources to sustain the initiatives and… Continue

Added by Pamela Mautte on December 28, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Grants Available to New Haven Civic Groups - Projects Should Demonstrate Leadership; Benefit New Haven Neighborhoods

Application Deadline February 11, 2011



New Haven, CT (December 23, 2010) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, is accepting grant applications through its Neighborhood Leadership Grant Program, formerly known as The Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The Program has been re-named to emphasize the purpose of helping New Haveners build their leadership and organizing skills and to inspire leadership among new… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on December 28, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Job Opening-VITA Tax Program

New Life Corporation is seeking an Associate VITA Coordinator for the 2011 tax season to assist the operation of their free tax preparation service for low-income families in New Haven. This is a full-time position from January to June. It requires evening and Saturday hours as well as daytime hours. Please contact Jim@NewLifeCorp.org for more information.

Added by Jim Emswiler on December 2, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Do You Know a Woman Who Deserves Recognition?

Soroptimist International of Greater New Haven is seeking nominations for the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women. Our 2011 Ruby Award will honor a woman who has worked to improve the lives of women and

girls through her professional and/or volunteer work. You can read more about the award here.



If you know of a deserving woman who fits this description (or if you are one yourself), please let us know!… Continue

Added by Sandra Abbott Fitzpatrick on November 21, 2010 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Rethink giving this holiday season: “I LOVE NEW HAVEN NONPROFITS” Boutique

Are you having a hard time find just the right gift for

your special someone?
If you answered “yes” then read on.



What is the "I Love Greater New Haven Nonprofits" Boutique?…

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Added by Ken Janke on November 22, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Volunteers Needed for Tree Lighting Celebration

DCA is seeking volunteers for the Tree Lighting on December 2 between the hours of 4-6pm. Interested individuals should contact kfutrell@newhavenct.net for more details.

Added by Kim Futrell on November 18, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Live/work Artists Lofts Available in Westville!

ArtLoftsWest (ArLoW) has two prime live/work artist lofts in Westville Village available for lease starting December 15. ArLoW will be hosting orientation/open houses to show a sample unit Saturday, November 20th from 4-6 pm and Wednesday, December 1st from 6-7:30 pm. Meet at Manjares Fine Pastries, 838 Whalley Avenue, New Haven 06515 (entrance on West Rock Avenue.)



Westville Village in New Haven is home to a thriving downtown arts community, featuring retail galleries and some of New… Continue

Added by Chris Heitmann on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Part-Time Administrative Assistant Needed

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT



Job Title: Administrative Assistant



Position Type: Part-time (15-18 hours weekly –…

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Added by Camelle Scott on November 17, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Knight News Challenge media innovation contest

If you have an innovative media technology idea, you might be able to get funding from the Knight News Challenge contest.

Run by the Knight Foundation, the grant competition awards up to $5 million annually for innovative projects…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 11, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

The big announcement: College promise in New Haven

For those that missed it, Let me quote… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on November 9, 2010 at 12:25pm — 4 Comments

Attn: UI Residential Customer - Program Offering

The United Illuminating Company, in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Fund, is looking for UI customers to participate in the Home Energy Reports program.

How it works: As part of the Home Energy Reports program, you will…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

"I Love Greater New Haven Nonprofits" Holiday Storefront - Interested? Sign up using linked form

Thirty nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity (first come first serve) to display information on a 2 foot x 2 foot square about what your organization is doing in the community.

Laptops will be set…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Waterbury youth effort gets national recognition

B…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments

FREE tickets for the unemployed and their families

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is offering free tickets to the unemployed and their families. Can you help us spread the word? If your agency provides services to the unemployed, please let us know and we would be happy to include you in our FREE ticket program.

Tickets are available on request to these upcoming events:…

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Added by Elaine C. Carroll on September 29, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Sponsors Needed for Tent City 2010 - Benefiting women, children and families in shelters in New Haven

11/18/2010 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

  • To sponsor a tent contact Lynn Lyons: 203-946-7907…
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Added by Lee Cruz on October 18, 2010 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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