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The Community Foundation for GNH's Blog – June 2017 Archive (5)

Stopping Hunger With Summer Meals

When classes let out in June, children who depend on school breakfasts and lunches are at risk of going hungry. End Hunger Connecticut! leads a statewide campaign to prevent this suffering by helping schools keep cafeterias open and offering free meals throughout the summer.

“We work with the school districts to make sure they can offer the meal programs in a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2017 at 11:51am — No Comments

The Community Fund for Women and Girls Talks Feminism and Activism; Awards $80,950 to Projects Advancing Gender Equity

New Haven, CT (June 14, 2017) – The Community Fund for Women & Girls, Greater New Haven’s permanent charitable endowment dedicated solely to advancing women and girls, held its annual event June 14 entitled FEMINISM: The Common…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 15, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Nonprofits: Be heard on the state budget

The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance is issuing a last call to nonprofits to complete a survey on the impact of no state budget.

While the General Assembly failed to vote on the final FY18-19 biennial budget before the constitutionally mandated midnight, legislative leaders called a special session with the goal of reaching an…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 8, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments

Literacy Volunteers Change Lives

People seek help from the Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven for many reasons. Some want to improve their literacy to find a better job. Others want the enriching experience of reading stories to their children or grandchildren. For non-native speakers, learning how to read instructions and signs is essential for navigating daily tasks. It could be a matter of…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 7, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

The Corner of Hope and Love

Teenagers who couch surf and live on the streets are at a high risk of growing up to be homeless adults. Working to break this cycle, Youth Continuum is constructing Winchester Manor, housing with supportive services for vulnerable young men and women ages 18 -24.  

“This is the first permanent supportive housing for youth in Connecticut and will…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 1, 2017 at 11:39am — 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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

An Accurate Census Count is Imperative for America. Here’s Why.

Matt Josephs, LISC SVP and head of the organization’s policy team, makes the urgent case for why a fair and accurate census count is so important for the health and wellbeing of our communities. Anything short of that undermines equity and thwarts our democratic process. Every one of us, he writes, has a role to play in making sure the census is successful.

Dan Levy of “Schitt's Creek” Has His Sights Set on LISC

The multi-talented actor/writer/director/producer and eyewear designer wanted to work with LISC to support small businesses battered by the pandemic. In this video, he explains why.

Investing in People, Place, and Resilient Rural Economies: Q&A with Caitlin Cain

"The infrastructure of our communities is not just physical; it is also social and economic,” said Caitlin Cain, the new director of Rural LISC. In a wide-ranging conversation, she talks about the impact of COVID-19, the importance of investing in communities of color and the tremendous range of rural innovation that already exists—and needs appropriate capital to grow.

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