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Funding is still available from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) to help people who have been evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria who are continuing to experience a housing crisis.
This funding can be used to help stabilize housing through support such as rental assistance, security deposits, moving costs, utility assistance, credit repair, bus passes to employment, and more.
If you were evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria and are…Continue
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A new study shows that growing up in an affluent community brings “compounding privileges” and higher educational attainment—especially for white residents.,,
City Lab: …Continue
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The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.…
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My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in their well-organized files, boilerplate advance health directives. But when he was 79, my beloved and seemingly vigorous father came up from his basement study, put on the kettle for tea, and had a devastating stroke. For the next 6½ years, my mother and I watched, heartbroken and largely helpless, as he descended into dementia, near-blindness and misery.…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 5:52pm — No Comments
When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today...
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It seems there is a great demand for good development directors. Turnover is a tremendous problem. In their study, Underdeveloped, CompassPointand the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund found “high levels of…Continue
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We asked you to vote for the women you believe have had the biggest impact on world history, from a shortlist of 100 figures selected by 10 experts. Find out who topped our poll below…\
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Liam Dillon covers the politics of housing policy more closely and thoughtfully than almost any other journalist in the country and yet he was nearly dumbfounded by the results of a recent survey commissioned by his paper, the Los Angeles Times. The Times and researchers from the University of…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on March 6, 2019 at 9:48am — No Comments
AmpleHarvest.org* is gathering information to determine how much excess food America's home and community gardeners grew last year (2018), and to evaluate the impact gardeners like you can have in reducing food loss and improving the health and well being of your community.
If you are a home or community gardener anywhere in the USA, we would appreciate it you would take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. We know your time is valuable so we kept this short.…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on February 28, 2019 at 11:32am — No Comments
I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere in the country about social isolation and social fragmentation. Very often a parent comes up to me afterward and says, “My daughter took her life when she was 14.” Or, “My son died of an overdose when he was 20.”
Their eyes flood with tears. I don’t know what to say. I squeeze a shoulder just to try to be present with them, but the crying does not stop. As…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments
Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson...
Source: TED ED 2018
Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments
As a little Brown girl with a big Arabic name growing up in a place called Lynchburg, Virginia, I always looked forward to Black History Month. I reveled in the opportunity to see performances hosted by the local Black Theatre ensemble. I developed a profound appreciation for the genius of George C. Wolfe, Lorraine Hansbury, and August Wilson. I learned about the complexities of African-Americans’ lived experiences in and the persistent struggle to survive in spaces that brand Black…Continue
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Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys...
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This is a must read for parents and school staff. Includes a news video clip that is also worth watching.
Roland School can also squat, do pushups or crawl down the main corridor to stay active...
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Discover and develop world-class materials with a community of educators committed to diversity, equity and justice.
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January 22, 2019; Source: Next City
People may check out fewer books from libraries than they used to, but libraries have continued to grow as their role as community hubs deepens. Here…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on January 30, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
Barbara’s reporting got us thinking about the importance of urban trees, so we called up Colleen Murphy-Dunning to learn more. She is the Director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology and the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Hear the interview hear: …Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments