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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – November 2013 Archive (6)

Be Alert to Incidence of Domestic Abuse & Related Health Problems

The Holiday Season IS SUPPOSED TO BE A TIME OF JOY AND CELEBRATION.  For  many it is also a time of added stress . DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROLIFERATES DURING AND AFTER HOLIDAYS.

Please be alert and watchful for signs of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE among loved ones. Make the connection between a history of past Domestic Abuse and current chronic health problems.

“Verizon Foundation and…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 27, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Parents CAN Reduce Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools

OneWorld’s Education Agenda – Nov. 22, 2013

Parents CAN Reduce Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools by keeping up with what is happening to their children in school; by developing a cooperative team with teachers, and by holding students accountable.  

“Parents Role in Reducing Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools”…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 22, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Epilepsy Is Not A Mental Illness; It Is A Medical Condition

Epilepsy Is Not A Mental Illness; It Is A Medical Condition - See OneWorld Blog Post & Videos http://oneworldpi.org/blog/archives/1743



WHAT CAUSES EPILEPSY? WHO IS AFFECTED? HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED AND TREATED? TEN TRUTHS ABOUT EPILEPSY!   We at OneWorld ask you to share this posting and encourage anyone you know who…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 14, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Diabetes & Health Education: Inches and Pounds Matter

November is Diabetes Awareness Month – Diabetes Is More Than A Little Sugar

When It Comes to Diabetes Inches and Pounds Do Matter Greatly.  As we focus more acutely on the health and well-being of our citizens, we at OneWorld encourage diabetics and their loved ones to learn all that you can about this debilitating disease and entreat you to take proactive steps to reduce its effects on vital body…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 2, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Addressing Five Stereotypes About Poor Families and Education

EDUCATION / CIVIC ENGAGEMENT / PUBLIC GOOD     

There are 5 main stereotypes that are common about poor people and education.  The article linked below addresses them and their effects on teachers and on students.  We highly recommend the article.               

  • Stereotype 1: Poor People Do Not Value Education
  • Stereotype 2: Poor People Are…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 1, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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Open Street Project

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

LISC Indianapolis Awarded $6.5M from Lilly Endowment

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis has received a grant of $6.5M from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis. The grant will support LISC to enhance and expand the Bridges to Career Opportunities Network.

Give a Ride, Close a Gap

In a blog describing the new $11 million Vaccine Access Fund, a partnership of LISC, Uber, Paypal and Walgreens, LISC's President & CEO Lisa L. Glover details how the fund tackles more than the transportation gap that is keeping tens of thousands of Americans from accessing COVID-19 vaccines. "The fund offers a practical solution to an immediate problem," writes Glover. "But this is absolutely part of our larger efforts to address equity as well."

A Letter to the White House Announces $11 Million Vaccine Access Fund

In a letter to the Biden-Harris Administration, which has called for corporate America to help in the fight to end the pandemic, the CEOs of Uber, Paypal, Walgreens and LISC announced a new Vaccine Access Fund that will connect people with free rides to COVID-19 vaccine sites. LISC will administer the fund, helping close the gap for thousands of people, many of them seniors and others living in under-resourced communities, who have not been vaccinated yet because of lack of transportation.

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