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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – April 2014 Archive (10)

The Academic Achievement Gap Persists In Connecticut

THE EDUCATION AGENDA – THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT GAP PERSISTS IN CT

Federal report: CT has among largest achievement gaps in graduation rates

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 30, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

One Complete Organ Donor Can Save Up to 9 Lives!

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS MONTH…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 29, 2014 at 1:29am — No Comments

Staggering Statistics for Some Young Black Boys in New Haven

Graves Brings “Obama Scholars” Back To The Classroom

The Nine Boys in this Session are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 21, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Harp Names Okafor As New Community Services Chief

Harp Names New Community Services Chief

Mayor Toni Harp has lured behavioral health expert Martha N. Okafor (pictured) back to Connecticut from Georgia to serve as New Haven’s new head of the Community Services Administration.

Okafor will start her position on May 28, according to a press released the mayor’s office issued Tuesday evening. In her new…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 16, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Navigating NHPS Registration System with Daniel Diaz

Navigating New Haven Public Schools Registration System with Daniel Diaz, Parent Advocate.  Having good information is being empowered.  New Haven has a variety of school choices.  If you are new to the area, or if you are planning to move to NH, get informed so that…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 14, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

Interrupting Violence In Brooklyn And In New Haven

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue – Let’s Treat It That Way  …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 11, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

As 17 Year-old Is Buried--16-Year-old Is GUNNED DOWN!

The epidemic of gun violence, of Black on Black crimes in New Haven is, in fact, an accumulative massacre!  This is not too strong a statement.  Between Jan. 2009 and April 3, 2014, if someone had descended into various areas of the black New Haven community and gunned down 107 young  black people the rage could not be contained; and it would be justified.  This is exactly what has happened except the killers are from within the community!

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 6, 2014 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorders Affect 1 in 88 Children

The Autism Spectrum – with OneWorld’s Marc Palmieri

Autism Spectrum Disorders is…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 3, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

APRIL IS National Minority Health Awareness Month

PREVENTION IS POWER – HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE IS SMART

April Is: National Minority Health and Health Disparities Awareness Month

During April, we mark National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. This year's theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 2, 2014 at 11:29pm — 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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When “Hoops in the Hood” Became “Hoops in the House”

When Covid-19 came to Chicago, Hoops in the Hood, LISC's long-running basketball-community-building-and-safety program, morphed into the perfect antidote for quarantine stress and boredom. Now, hundreds of kids and their parents across the city are staying active, and logging their exercise minutes, in a true Chicago-style competition between neighborhoods.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

We Have Reached the Housing Cliff

As we look back on Affordable Housing Month, marked every year in May, it's clear that the need for safe, affordable housing—as well as the threats to providing it—have never been more acute. Denise Scott, LISC's EVP for Programs, makes a compelling case for why, during the Covid era and beyond, we need a robust national plan to safeguard homes for all of our country's vulnerable residents, as well as for the organizations that make those homes possible.

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