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Lee Cruz's Blog – January 2019 Archive (11)

Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support: What about New Haven?

The Organic Role of Libraries as Centers of Inclusiveness and Support

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…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 30, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Importance of Urban Trees

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. 

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

How placemaking can empower urban communities, not tear them apart

Late last month,  published a piece with the somewhat incendiary title “How placemaking is tearing apart social housing communities.” The article tells a distressing story of a local east London council forcing the relocation of social housing residents so the estate could be refurbished, and how years later, hundreds of units remain empty as displaced residents have yet been able to return. The details as described are a little murky — or perhaps I just got lost in the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 24, 2019 at 10:39am — No Comments

Invitation to Attend the Bank of America Information Session on our 2019 Philanthropic Strategy & RFP Process

Dear Community Partner:

At Bank of America, we're guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We're delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. As part of this work, we develop strong…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2019 at 10:15am — No Comments

Tax Reform Provisions that Affect Retirement Plans, Tax Exempt Organizations and Governments

As the IRS implements this major tax legislation, check this page for updates and resources to learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) affects retirement plans, tax exempt organizations and governments.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 5:26pm — No Comments

AMERICA IS FAILING ITS BLACK MOTHERS

For decades, Harvard Chan alumni have shed light on high maternal mortality rates in African American women. Finally, policymakers are beginning to pay attention.

 by Amy Roeder



Serena Williams knew her body well enough to listen when it told her something was wrong. Winner of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Ethan Song Foundation to Benefit Hungry At Columbus House

GUILFORD, CT - To mark the tragic one year anniversary of the death of Ethan Song from a gun shot, friends of the Songs are planning a special event to honor his memory.

Friends of the family had this to say about the plans:

https://patch.com/connecticut/guilford/ethan-song-foundation-benefit-hungry-columbus-house

Source: Guilford Patch

Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Promising research could lead to opioid vaccine

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis across the country. 

Connecticut, too, is feeling the pain.   

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WTNH News 8: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Fifteen Opportunity Zone Resources Available Right Now

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Calling All Community Leaders!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) — an eight month leadership training program that supports community leaders in finding power for their purpose and building relational…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Schools’ Most Untapped Resource

Green Schoolyards America connects ecological innovation with education, equity, and community engagement.

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 9, 2019 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

The Neighborhood as a Sacred Place

In his keynote talk for the Parish Collective’s Inhabit 2020 At Home Conference, John draws on insights from Walter Brueggemann and Dave Chapelle to explain how participants can turn their neighborhoods into sacred places. When John asked him what makes a sacred place, Brueggemann said: A sacred place is where there are deep memories of […]

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When Renters Can Earn Equity

Writing in Backyard, a newsletter exploring scalable solutions to make housing fairer, more affordable and more environmentally sustainable, Emily Nonko puts Cincinnati’s Margie Spinney and Renting Partnerships in the spotlight. The renter equity model changes everything by making wealth creation for low income people possible. And because it operates on small scale, instead of in […]

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The Six Conversations

One. The Proposition Two. The Possibility Three. The Promise Four. The Point Copyright © 2020 Peter Block. All rights reserved. Re-posted by permission. Produced for designedlearning.com and peterblock.com by Panoptic Media, Jim Prues, Creative Director; Maggie Rogers, Executive Producer. Going Further Six Conversations That Matter: A Quick Review (Block) The Institutional Assumption (McKnight) A Neighborhood Impact Statement: Changing the Burden of Proof (McKnight) […]

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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

A Playbook for Our Future: LISC Unveils Its New Policy Priorities

Strong public policies have always been critical to promoting affordable housing, economic development, health and jobs. But the urgency surrounding these issues today is unprecedented. LISC SVP for Policy Matt Josephs zeroes in on the goals of LISC’s federal policy agenda for the coming congressional term in a blog highlighting proposals that tackle gaps in health, wealth and opportunity affecting millions of families and their communities.

A New Partnership to Inject $1M into Toledo Affordable Housing

An exciting commitment to LISC from Owens Corning brings $1M in badly needed capital to boost affordable housing development and support historically underinvested neighborhoods in the Glass City. A report from NBC describes how the work funded will focus on racial equity and health outcomes, and puts a spotlight on the trusted role of LISC Toledo.

Creative Solutions: A Roundtable on Arts, Culture and the Path to Community Recovery & Wellbeing

In a roundtable interview, two LISC experts and two members of LISC’s Emerging Leaders Council offer reflections and critical best practices for harnessing arts and culture as part of our national recovery—from the economic devastation of COVID, and from the country’s long-standing racial health, wealth and opportunity gap.

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