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Request for Proposals: Evaluation of the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP)

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (“The Foundation”) is inviting proposals from qualified individuals or firms (a “Consultant”) to work with the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) Facilitators and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 8, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Maps Show Climate Change’s Neighborhood Impacts

Floods in City Point. Heat waves in tree-sparse, lot-heavy Newhallville. More storms that require evacuation. More periods of drought.

As climate change progresses, those conditions will become the new normal for New Haven, especially for the heat- and flood-vulnerable neighborhood of Fair Haven, reported officials tracking the trends.

An environmental transformation is already in motion. But, the officials said, the city can adapt its current…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 6, 2022 at 11:25am — No Comments

In Schools, Honest Talk about Racism Can Reduce Discrimination

“Where are the Native Americans now?” asked fifth grade students in an Iowa City classroom last year. There are many ways their teacher, Melanie Hester, might have answered. She could have pointed out that today Native Americans live in cities and towns across the U.S.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 22, 2022 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Much of the US Will Be an ‘Extreme Heat Belt’ by the 2050s

So you think it’s hot out there now? Consider the summer of 2053. That’s what researchers at First Street Foundation, a New York nonprofit that studies climate risk, have done…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 17, 2022 at 8:56am — No Comments

Did you know there use to be Art competitions at the Summer Olympics?

Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years, from 1912 to 1948. The competitions were part of the original intention of the Olympic Movement's founder, Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin. Medals were awarded for works of art inspired by…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 17, 2022 at 8:52am — No Comments

Report: CT not meeting emissions goals; Transportation to blame

Connecticut is not on track to meet the greenhouse gas emission goals set by the legislature — and transportation emissions are the main culprit.

The state’s annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory released Monday, which looks at data through 2018, shows transportation emissions are higher than they were in 1990, despite greater fuel efficiency in motor vehicles...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 12, 2022 at 4:04pm — No Comments

The Hill: Can philanthropy rise to the challenge of combating climate change?

Climate change is widely acknowledged as the existential crisis of our time, a “code red for humanity,” in the words of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. With the Senate’s passage of the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 10, 2022 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Addressing dire racial disparities in reproductive health care is critical post-Roe, advocates say

How are the deep racial disparities in reproductive health care being addressed in light of Roe v. Wade’s overturning?

Connecticut nurse-midwife, nurse educator and historian Dr. Lucinda Canty recently launched Lucinda's House, to help local women of color...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 9, 2022 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 4, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments

CT workforce office wins $24 million American Rescue Plan grant

Connecticut’s Office of Workforce Strategy will receive $24 million in federal funding to expand job training programs that have struggled to meet demand amid a shortage of skilled workers in the state...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 3, 2022 at 12:24pm — No Comments

The Forgotten Constitutional Weapon Against Voter Restrictions

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 3, 2022 at 12:21pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Awards $3.1 Million in Grants to Greater New Haven Nonprofits

2022 responsive grant awards reach highest total ever distributed by The Foundation.

 

Organizations working to advance racial equity and provide vital services in the community as it recovers from COVID – including affordable housing, entrepreneurship, food, basic needs, arts and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 1, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"La Mujer Puertorriqueña" Takes Center Stage At PRU Gala

A champion of immigrant rights who turned her lived experience into a platform for organizing and outreach. A tireless salsera whose decades-long practice has criss-crossed the city and made her “an honorary Boricua.” A Hill neighborhood institution where Latino seniors can age with dignity in an affordable housing crisis. And a military veteran with a message that nada…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 1, 2022 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Who gets the privilege of playing sports?

What’s your child’s experience playing sports? We want to hear from you.

Youth sports look much different than 10 and 20 years ago. With increasing costs and limited spots, fewer children are playing sports, and many aren’t getting enough physical activity.

Today, we explore who gets the privilege to play on a team.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 16, 2022 at 10:13am — No Comments

Extreme Heat

There is hot, and then there is hot! Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards... https://www.ready.gov/heat

Added by Lee Cruz on June 8, 2022 at 4:52pm — No Comments

CT schools will soon be required to teach climate change

May 19, 2022

Connecticut schools will soon be required to teach climate change as a part of the science curriculum, a move state legislators and advocates…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 25, 2022 at 11:32am — No Comments

Supreme Court makes it more difficult for prisoners to argue they had ineffective counsel

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court said Monday that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court in support of a claim that their post-conviction counsel in state court was ineffective in violation of the Constitution.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 25, 2022 at 11:24am — No Comments

Would the World Be Better Off Without Philanthropists?

Critics say that big-time donors wield too much power over their fellow-citizens and perpetuate social inequality. But don’t cancel Lady Bountiful just yet.…
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Added by Lee Cruz on May 25, 2022 at 11:09am — No Comments

We all lose when charities compete with each other. They should join forces

May 12, 2022

You want to help Ukrainians in need. Should you donate to UNICEF, UNHCR, Red Cross, World Vision, Caritas, Save the Children or some other charitable organisation?

There are so many charities, and charitable causes, to choose from...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 24, 2022 at 1:34pm — 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

Uber, Visa and LISC Provide $1 Million in Grants & Resources to Support Small Businesses

LISC is a partner in Grants for Growth, a $1 million program of Uber and Visa that provided $10,000 grants to 100 restaurants in 10 cities nationwide. LISC administered the grant program, which brings relief to restaurants when they need it most, particularly as they continue to recover from the pandemic. Among the grant recipients, 92% are entrepreneurs of color, 69% are female-owned businesses, and 88% are located in low or moderate-income areas.

The Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Investments and What They Mean for Community Development

The Inflation Reduction Act, a sweeping health care, climate and tax package signed into law in August, presents groundbreaking opportunities to combat environmental injustices. LISC’s Mark Kudlowitz examines how the new law can impact community development and revitalize communities that have long suffered disproportionate impacts from climate change.

Boston Children’s Hospital, BayCoast Bank, & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Invest in LISC Growth Capital Fund for Businesses Owned by People of Color

LISC announced it has closed with Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and BayCoast Bank on a new growth capital fund that will invest in growing businesses owned by Black, Latino, and Indigenous entrepreneurs and other people of color.

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