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Lee Cruz's Blog – July 2018 Archive (7)

From The Y Blog- SUMMER SCREEN TIME: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Summertime means more free time for youth. Without the school day to occupy them, many children and teens find themselves entertained by TV, video games, websites and digital devices.  While these devices can be comforting on a rainy day or a means of decompressing, many parents, caregivers and camp staff may wonder: How is screen time affecting the health and development of…
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Added by Lee Cruz on July 30, 2018 at 2:57pm — No Comments

NEW FREEDOM FUND TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM

It's about inclusion. You can't be included unless you're present and you can't be present unless you're able to get there. Inclusion happens when you start breaking down barriers.©

Metro Taxi is driving efforts to give people with disabilities more freedom.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 24, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SSIR: On Shared Vision and a New Social Compact

By Robert K. Ross Jul. 17, 2018

Civic engagement and community voice make up the secret sauce of US democracy. We need a new, community-generated social compact to assert the vision and policy framework for an inclusive 21st-century America.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 17, 2018 at 5:36pm — No Comments

THE SHARED PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP Report on Building Shared Prosperity in America’s Cities

The strength of American cities – and the nation as a whole – depends on generating inclusive growth for people of all races, ethnicities, and incomes...

Continued: http://www.sharedprosperitypartnership.org/

REPORT on: Building Shared Prosperity in America’s Cities…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

NPQ: Black Lives Matter at Five: Activists Take Stock

Black Lives Matter at Five: Activists Take Stock

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Maternal Deaths Rising At Alarming Rate, But Who’s Counting?

Why do so many pregnant women and young mothers die?

Your guess is as good as our government’s. We simply don’t know. Even the statistics we have aren’t current, though from all indications the U.S.’s mortality rate is rising, as it is in Afghanistan and Sudan.

But in the U.S., the rate has risen by 136 percent between 1990 and 2013...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 13, 2018 at 4:08pm — No Comments

NPQ: Children of Color Need Long-Term Allies

Nonprofit Quarterly: By Ruth McCambridge   | July 9, 2018

Superficially, it seems that the current US presidential administration has it in for babies. Even as it…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 10, 2018 at 11:38am — 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

LISC Indianapolis Awarded $6.5M from Lilly Endowment

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis has received a grant of $6.5M from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis. The grant will support LISC to enhance and expand the Bridges to Career Opportunities Network.

Give a Ride, Close a Gap

In a blog describing the new $11 million Vaccine Access Fund, a partnership of LISC, Uber, Paypal and Walgreens, LISC's President & CEO Lisa L. Glover details how the fund tackles more than the transportation gap that is keeping tens of thousands of Americans from accessing COVID-19 vaccines. "The fund offers a practical solution to an immediate problem," writes Glover. "But this is absolutely part of our larger efforts to address equity as well."

A Letter to the White House Announces $11 Million Vaccine Access Fund

In a letter to the Biden-Harris Administration, which has called for corporate America to help in the fight to end the pandemic, the CEOs of Uber, Paypal, Walgreens and LISC announced a new Vaccine Access Fund that will connect people with free rides to COVID-19 vaccine sites. LISC will administer the fund, helping close the gap for thousands of people, many of them seniors and others living in under-resourced communities, who have not been vaccinated yet because of lack of transportation.

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