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The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2011 Professional Development and Learning Series for New Haven Nonprofits

Source: http://www.caseyfamilyservices.org/resources/pubdetail/719/

The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Casey Family Services’ Professional Development and Learning Series is structured to help you and your organization get ahead by providing access to new skills and education that can expand your learning.

In 2011, the Learning Series continues to build on the Foundation’s approach to results…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job Posting with CCNE: Community Organizer

CCNE builds community power in Connecticut’s urban centers to advance an agenda

for the working poor around good union jobs, access to health care, quality public

education, affordable housing, racial justice, immigrants’ rights and environmental

stewardship. We are hiring a community organizer to develop and support working

relationships and coalitions among faith, labor, civil rights and community groups in

pursuit of universal health… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 28, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

If your supporters declare their love for your Nonprofit you could win $5,000!

If you are a non-profit, you know that your supporters have a passion for the good work you do every day. Now, if you can get them to declare their love publicly, they will give your organization a chance to win $5,000 in the first GuideStar-KIMBIA nonprofit giveaway.



The nonprofit that garners the most new reviews between February 1 and February 28, 2011, will receive a $5,000 gift from KIMBIA. Anyone who has firsthand experience… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 28, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

Attention Non-profit grantseekers:

if you're a nonprofit that serves Greater New Haven and the Naugatuck Valley, we (and our partner the Valley Community Foundation) are accepting pre-applications for the Responsive New Grants process; visit our web site for eligibility criteria and to complete your pre-application online.Operating & Program Grants Available to Local Nonprofits
www.cfgnh.org

Added by Lee Cruz on January 25, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Young Social Activists Invited to Apply for Do Something Awards

Since 1996, Do Something has annually honored young people who are working to improve their communities and the world with the Do Something Awards.



Applicants must be age 25 or younger (born on or after September 1, 1985) and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident.



In 2011, the five nominees will be rewarded with a community grant of $10,000, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something. The grand-prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 24, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

EAST ROCK VILLAGE, INC. seeks EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

East Rock Village is a nonprofit corporation founded to enable residents over the age of

50 in the East Rock neighborhoods of New Haven, Hamden and North Haven to obtain

the services they need in order to continue to live independently in their homes. The

services we offer include organized activities (social, educational, wellness and

volunteer) and referrals to vetted professional providers of health and home care services.

We are part of a national village movement.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 21, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine

Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a community effort to raise awareness & funds for housing and hunger needs in Greater New Haven. More information at http://www.n2nlifeline.org



The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven launched Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine in the winter of 2009. Since then, Neighbor-to-Neighborhas raised $1.3 million to help meet emergency needs in Greater New Haven.



Neighbor to… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 11, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Sustainability Fellow position at Yale University's Office of Sustainability

Yale University's Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the availability of a Sustainability

Fellow position for the Spring of 2011. The Sustainability Fellow position is designed to provide

hands-on experience for a recent college graduate with an interest in campus sustainability. The

selected candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, internationally

recognized…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Open Position - Program Officer for Grantmaking at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for a program officer position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.



Title: Program Officer for… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Open Position - Administrative Assistant at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for an entry level administrative assistant position in the Grantmaking Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.

 

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 6, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Virgin Mobile Offers Free Cell Phones To Low-Income State Residents

Source: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-ct-virgin-mobile-free-wireless-pho20110105,0,264505.story

 

Virgin Mobile USA is offering free wireless phone service to more than 107,000 needy Connecticut residents.

 

Virgin's Assurance Wireless service is available to residents who already qualify for Medicaid, food stamps, Section 8 housing, or one of a dozen…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 5, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Non-profits interested in nylon fabric for FREE

Available in large rolls .

Considerable variety of colors: black, blue, orange, camouflage, purple.

Most of the rolls are about 5' in width. Lengths vary between 300 - 800 yards long. Weighing approximately between 200- 500 lbs each. All told there are probably close to 15,000 yards of material. The material is mostly nylon.

Contact Ray Pagliaro: ray.pagliaro@snet.net or (203) 562-5601

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is offering a four-part series on “Multicultural Literature and Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction” beginning January 12.

Administrators (Grades K-6), General and Special Educators, Literacy Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Related Services Personnel and Parents are welcomed to register.

Leticia Garcia Guerra at SERC is the contact person: guerra@ctserc.org or (860) 632-1485 x 233.

Added by Lee Cruz on January 4, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Jobs at New Haven Promise - A component fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven



New Haven Promise is being administered as a component fund of The Community

Foundation for Greater New Haven. As such, Promise is staffed by Community

Foundation staff. New Haven Promise is a visionary scholarship and support

program for the purposes of promoting college education as an…
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Job Opening Private Nonprofit Foundation in New Britain - Associate Program Officer

Private nonprofit foundation seeks professional to join our team based in New Britain, CT. The Associate Program Officer will primarily be responsible for the administration of the Foundation’s scholarship program, one of the largest financial need-based private scholarships in the state. Secondary focus will be assisting with administration of the Foundation’s grants program.



3-5 years experience in college financial aid, scholarship program administration, academic advising, or… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on January 3, 2011 at 4:32pm — 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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What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia. Investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation, among other requisites of a healthy life, are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy, they argue. Now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charitable organizations to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality.

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