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The Community Foundation for GNH's Blog – September 2016 Archive (5)

Abilities Without Boundaries

Adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities are no different than anyone else in their desire to lead productive and fulfilling lives. But opportunities for employment are often too few. For more than 30 years, a Cheshire-based organization has been overcoming this hurdle for the benefit of both adults with disabilities and area employers.  

“Our individuals are a great choice for a variety of jobs,” says Abilities Without Boundaries Executive Director Kevin…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 29, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Scholarships Awarded from Milton Fisher Fund:Scholarships Awarded for Creativity and Innovation to 7; Honorable Mention to 9

New Haven, CT (September 22, 2016) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, announces the winners of the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity for students who came up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by their schools, communities, and families.  A large number of extraordinary applications were received. While each application submitted for consideration highlighted a creative project,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 22, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

Community Foundation Expands and Extends Commitment to New Haven Promise with $1.3 Million Grant

New Haven, CT (September 19, 2016) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to nonprofits, announces that it has committed $1.3 Million to New Haven Promise (NHP). The grant will be distributed over three years starting in 2017, following the end of The Foundation's current grant to NHP.

“The Community Foundation sees New Haven Promise as one of the most ambitious and important things happening in our community today,”…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 20, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Senghor Headlines Convening in New Haven

Photo courtesy of Chris Volpe.

New Haven, CT (September 9, 2016) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s strategic work to create a welcoming community underpinned yesterday’s Convening entitled EMERGING: Life After Incarceration featuring author and director, Shaka Senghor.

The Convening…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 15, 2016 at 9:38am — No Comments

A Cool Place To Do Cool Things

The Institute Library Executive Director Valerie Garlick. Photo by Matt Higbee.

In 1826, a group of young men who had been meeting regularly in New Haven to read their writing to each other decided to form a library association. They pooled their money to purchase books and began hosting public speaking events…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 15, 2016 at 9:28am — 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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When “Hoops in the Hood” Became “Hoops in the House”

When Covid-19 came to Chicago, Hoops in the Hood, LISC's long-running basketball-community-building-and-safety program, morphed into the perfect antidote for quarantine stress and boredom. Now, hundreds of kids and their parents across the city are staying active, and logging their exercise minutes, in a true Chicago-style competition between neighborhoods.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

We Have Reached the Housing Cliff

As we look back on Affordable Housing Month, marked every year in May, it's clear that the need for safe, affordable housing—as well as the threats to providing it—have never been more acute. Denise Scott, LISC's EVP for Programs, makes a compelling case for why, during the Covid era and beyond, we need a robust national plan to safeguard homes for all of our country's vulnerable residents, as well as for the organizations that make those homes possible.

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