GNH Community

nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information

Lee Cruz's Blog (495)

Do you have an idea that can help to improve the lives of children in your community?

THE RENSSELAERVILLE INSTITUTE would like to hear from you!  Come to the IGNITE Information Session to learn about "Community Sparkplugs" and how your idea may be eligible to receive a grant up to $3,000.  

 

Easy application Process

 Training and support provided…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on September 23, 2020 at 9:32am — No Comments

Narrative Project Tells “These Truths”

here is a “gravitational pull” dragging down Black men in America. “There’s no respect in our community for each other as brothers.” “There are not enough men who are positive role models.” “What can we do as a society to lift Black men up, because y’all did a hell of a job tearing them down?”

These and many other hard truths came to light Wednesday night in the screening of and panel discussion about the short film These Truths: A Documentary on the State of the…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on August 20, 2020 at 10:17am — No Comments

Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.

When Kilynn Johnson walks out the door of the house her parents bought in 1972, where she grew up and lives to this day, she steps into the warm embrace of a community where neighbors feel more like kin. Her home sits across the street from Stinger Square Park, where Johnson passed long days of her childhood playing alongside her siblings and cousins and…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on August 3, 2020 at 1:40pm — No Comments

How You Can Invest in Racial Justice

TERESA CHAHINE 

JULY 01, 2020

A history of discrimination and inequality has led to dramatic gaps in wealth, investment, and income between white communities and minority communities. Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and a panel of experts discussed how businesses, financial firms, and regular investors can make choices that empower local businesses and increase opportunity...…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on July 29, 2020 at 9:12am — No Comments

New Small Business Loan Program

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce an innovative new loan program that provides relief and recovery resources to small businesses that have suffered disproportionate economic injury…
Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on July 14, 2020 at 1:35pm — No Comments

COVID-19 in Connecticut: Data Analysis

In response to requests from local partners, DataHaven developed a report (see below) with our original analyses and visualizations of public data related to the coronavirus pandemic. These are updated as new data are posted. We have also created many other charts and datasets available on request...

https://www.ctdatahaven.org/reports/covid-19-connecticut-data-analysis

Added by Lee Cruz on July 14, 2020 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Opinion: REACH Coalition Steering Committee - Structural racism in New Haven illuminated by COVID-19

Opinion: New Haven Register

Opinion: Structural racism in New Haven illuminated by COVID-19

Published 12:00 am EDT, Thursday, July 9, 2020

Data from New Haven suggests that communities of color are disproportionately affected by…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on July 9, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NYT: You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument

June 26, 2020 - NYT

The black people I come from were owned and raped by the white people I come from. Who dares to tell me to celebrate them?…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on July 1, 2020 at 11:37am — No Comments

Connecticut Humanities will be re-granting a total of $470,000 in CARES Act funding.

Connecticut Humanities will be re-granting a total of $470,000 in CARES Act funding. Grant awards will range from $2,500 to $15,000 and no match is required (maximum amount of funding that can be requested is based upon an organization’s budget size). Grants may be used for general operating expenses only (such as salaries, rent,…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2020 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Summer Meals for Children

Summer Meals Public School Sites in New Haven. If anyone is aware of a similar list for other towns please post so we can circulate it. No children need be going hungry.



These sites are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.



Barnard School - 170 Derby Avenue

Beecher School - 100 Jewell Street

Benjamin Jepson - 15 Lexington Avenue

Betsy Ross - 150 Kimberly…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2020 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism

The country is on fire—right now—yet again. It is on fire with a righteous rage that has come from living under the constant threat of Black death, under the constant fear of state-sanctioned racial violence at the hands of law enforcement and vigilantes. But we as a country have been here before many times. About five years ago, social justice foundations and progressive donors proudly proclaimed that Black lives mattered and that they would put significant resources behind building…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on June 3, 2020 at 10:37am — No Comments

Teachers’ wisdom on how to stay sane dealing with your kids’ crazy behavior

Thursday afternoon found me kneeling in front of my 2-year-old’s bedroom door, crying. She was on the other side, also crying. Nap was not happening…again.

And not only was I failing abysmally to convince an eminently unreasonable child to nap, I was missing a work call (actually for this article)...…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on May 27, 2020 at 10:38am — No Comments

Clinic Students Provide Resources for Greater New Haven Businesses and Nonprofits

Several dozen Law School students are working together to offer support to organizations in the greater New Haven community as they confront the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last few weeks, the Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) and the student-run COVID…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on April 27, 2020 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Guide for Food Distribution to ensure safety for all

Safety Precautions for Food Distribution, Staff and Volunteers from the Department of Health of the City of New Haven

Safety%20Precautions%20for%20Food%20Distribution%20during%20the%20COVID-19%20Pandemic%20%283-25-2020%29%20%281%29.pdf

______________________

Spanish: Guía de Precauciones para organización distribuyendo…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on March 27, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

UPDATED: Directory of Local Resource Pages in Response to COVID-19

Changes Log:  Suggestions, corrections or updates may be emailed here.

+ Updated New Haven Food Resources information

+ Hotline for Food insecure people who can't get out during this crisis under urgent…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2020 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

IMPORTANT: YNHH Info for Undocumented Area Residents

Please download and post this important information in English and Spanish from Yale New Haven Hospital for members of our community who are undocumented. This is a printable 11 by 17 inch poster. For example, I plan to print and post on Grand Avenue,  at local restaurants, pharmacies and the supermarket in the Fair Haven section of New Haven. Where can you circulate this information?

Favor de distribuir esta información MUY importante de parte del hospital Yale New Haven para…

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on March 23, 2020 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19?

Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19?

Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on March 22, 2020 at 10:42pm — No Comments

IMPORTANT Notice: Foreclosures and Evictions

Foreclosures and Evictions

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an…
Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on March 22, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

 

 

Neighborhoods: What is Working

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...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Square, Inc. Invests $25M in LISC Black Economic Development Fund

The mobile payment company Square Inc. is the latest firm to invest in LISC’s innovative Black Economic Development Fund, which is supporting Black-led lenders, institutions and businesses across the country. “With its impact investment and committed partnership, Square is helping us fight the racial wealth gap and drive lasting gains for American families and communities,” said Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO. Square joins Netflix and Costco as the earliest investors in the fund.

This Year, Back-to-School Is Not What It Used to Be

This fall, all schools are struggling to devise ways to safely educate students in the midst of the pandemic. The charter schools whose facilities LISC has helped fund and guide are no different. Yvonne Nolan, who directs LISC’s charter schools financing work, checks in with some of our partner schools, who are taking cues from their communities to forge a new kind of education, and points out the ways CDFIs can help with this difficult process.

There’s No Time to Wait to End the Legacy of Redlining

In a powerful, truth-telling op-ed, LISC San Diego executive director Ricardo Flores shows how his city must take intentional action to throw off the Jim Crow-era legacy of redlining that still prevents economic mobility for many San Diegans. That local example, and Flores’ arguments, are applicable to cities and towns all across the country. It’s imperative and high time that all municipalities heed the message.

© 2020   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service