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2022 State of the Connecticut Nonprofit Sector Survey - Complete by Jan. 30th

We need to hear from you! 2022 State of the Connecticut Nonprofit Sector Survey 



For almost two years, Connecticut’s nonprofits have been on the front lines of addressing the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism. And not only have they provided urgent support in this time of great need, but they have also continued the work of enriching and…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on January 20, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Office of Workforce Strategy Launches Career ConneCT Funding Opportunity

The Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) has launched CareerConneCT. CareerConneCT, OWS’s flagship initiative.

Career ConneCT will begin with a $62M investment aimed at getting people back to work in high-quality, in-demand, careers. For more information, please visit the CareerConneCT website linked here.  

Additionally, please visit the…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on January 4, 2022 at 4:10pm — No Comments

State of CT's Office of Workforce Strategy Career ConneCT - Funding Info Sessions on Jan. 5 & Jan. 7, 2022

Hey GNH Community! The State of CT's Office of Workforce Strategy has received approval to launch CareerConneCT. The preliminary initiative is designed to directly support individuals affected by COVID-19 in returning to work through training programs that provide reskilling, upskilling, or next-skilling opportunities through industry-recognized credentials that create pathways to employment in high-quality in-demand careers. There is a $62 million available pool of funding, and the…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on December 22, 2021 at 10:19am — No Comments

Universal Health Care Foundation Seeks Racial Equity Consultant - Apply by Nov. 24

Universal Health Care Foundation of CT seeks a consultant to work with an engaged and collaborative board, currently comprised of 8 members, to define antiracism and scope milestones and a timeline for becoming antiracist in setting policy priorities and strategic direction; carrying out our grant-making role; and governance practices including recruitment, leadership development and retention of board members. Several new members will join the board in 2022. The staff is also engaged in a…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on November 12, 2021 at 11:15am — No Comments

APPLY TO CONNECTICUT’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES FOR FREE (NOVEMBER 15)

APPLY TO CONNECTICUT’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES FOR FREE NOVEMBER 15 CENTRAL, EASTERN, SOUTHERN, WESTERN, AND UCONN Submit your admission application on November 15, 2021 and select the Application Fee Free Day waiver for Connecticut Residents. This one-day-only special allows Connecticut high school seniors to apply to Connecticut’s public universities for free, with no required application payment. Students eligible for a fee waiver need not wait to apply on November 15.…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on November 3, 2021 at 11:12am — No Comments

Social Venture Partners-CT is Hiring for Two New Positions!

Social Venture Partners-CT is Hiring for Two New Positions!



In support of SVP’s work with the Office of Workforce Strategy, a team of the Office of the Governor that is responsible for coordinating all workforce development programs across the state of Connecticut, they are seeking to hire two full-time positions:



*The Director of Information Technology Workforce Development Strategy will be responsible for providing management support for…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on October 8, 2021 at 10:31am — No Comments

Don’t miss Five Frogs Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut: Fall 2021 Leader Convenings

Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites you to participate in Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut Leader Convenings! Social impact leaders from across the nonprofit, public and private sectors are invited to join to connect, share ideas, and challenge and support each other.



These conversations focus on leading for racial equity, collective…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on October 5, 2021 at 8:55am — No Comments

United Way of Greater New Haven Invites You to Join Virtual Community Conversations on Employment & Income

UNITED WAY OF GREATER NEW HAVEN INVITES YOU TO JOIN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: EMPLOYMENT & INCOME

Your experience as a job seeker is wanted - whether you are currently looking for a job, you would like to advance your career, or if you’ve been hired and want to share your feedback on how to make the job search process more supportive, coordinated, and successful.



United Way of Greater New Haven is holding a series of…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on September 22, 2021 at 9:36am — No Comments

Five Frogs Announces BIPOC Peer Learning Cohort - Apply by Sept. 20th

Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) leaders to participate in a five-part series designed to support a cross-sector cohort in diving deeper into their personal liberation work while exploring how their experiences intersect with theories of identity, power, intersectionality, structural racism and oppression, and shame…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on September 1, 2021 at 2:10pm — No Comments

YNHHS Office of Health Equity - Three New Professional Opportunities

Hi GNH Community:

YNHHS Office of Health Equity is seeking to fill three new exciting positions. See links with more information about each of the positions below. Please share with your networks!

Manager, Health Equity

Health Equity Data Scientist…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on August 23, 2021 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Rental assistance is available to help renters and landlords

New Resources Available for Renters and Landlords: Renters and landlords who don’t know where to turn can use a new website from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This website makes it easy to find rental assistance provider in your area. Spread the word that people can go to…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on July 29, 2021 at 4:21pm — No Comments

July 22 @ 12-1:30pm - Work Rise Webinar: Leveraging Workers’ Skills for an Inclusive Economy: Tools, Resources, and Evidence

Don't miss the upcoming Work Rise Webinar: Leveraging Workers’ Skills for an Inclusive Economy: Tools, Resources, and Evidence on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 12-1:30pm (EST) 



As the US economy reopens, many Americans are reassessing their priorities and relationships to work. Workers are realizing their potential and seeking better wages and opportunities, particularly those who held low-wage jobs before the pandemic. Many workers, however, may not have resources to…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on July 19, 2021 at 10:41am — No Comments

CHEFA Announces FY 2022 Targeted Grant Program Letter of Interest RFP for Statewide Workforce Development opens today!

CHEFA Announces FY 2022 Targeted Grant Program Letter of Interest RFP for Statewide Workforce Development opens today!



Attention CT Workforce Development Providers: Nonprofit organizations, and public educational institutions as defined under C.G.S. §10a-1, will be eligible to apply for the FY 2022 CHEFA Targeted Grant Program through a Letter of Interest (LOI) RFP. The focus for the program will be statewide workforce development; programs must be operational in…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on June 14, 2021 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Universal Healthcare Foundation of CT Seeks Program Officer for Health Justice

The Universal Healthcare Foundation of CT is recruiting for a Program Officer for Health Justice. This is a new role created in 2021 in recognition of the out-sized impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and demand for racial and economic justice. The position will work with the President, Director of Program and Policy, and other foundation staff and the board of directors to develop and implement the foundation's grantmaking, capacity building and convening. 
Applications should be…
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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on June 3, 2021 at 10:17am — No Comments

Apply for BIPOC Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership Program - Application Deadline - June 4th

Hey Greater New Haven Emerging Nonprofit Leaders! The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CT) is entering its last week to recruit for its new BIPOC Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership.

This comprehensive program is for currently employed nonprofit staff of color who work for nonprofit organizations serving Greater New Haven and who aspire to senior leadership positions in the local nonprofit sector.

This will be a two-year experience that…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on May 28, 2021 at 11:11am — No Comments

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

 

 

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

Investing in Quality Education

This January marks UNESCO’s fourth International Day of Education and creates an opportunity to celebrate progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. “Quality Education” enables upward economic mobility, reduces inequalities and is a key to fostering tolerance and more peaceful societies. Promoting educational opportunity is at the foundation of the work LISC does in neighborhoods across the country.

Foot Locker, Inc. & LISC Announce Funding for 16 Organizations Focused on Advancing Health, Wealth, & Upward Mobility in BIPOC Communities

The first round of grants through the $3 million Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Program will help bridge gaps in racial equity with support for mentorship, career development, and civic engagement programs for youth.

Bridging Housing and Health Care to Help Some of Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Residents Get Well

A transformative high-touch, “housing first” approach to supporting people who struggle with chronic homelessness and mental and physical health challenges is getting a kick-start from a collaboration between LISC and Sentara Healthcare in Hampton Roads, VA. One year since the launch of the partnership, its programs are driving health and wellness in the region through investments ranging from small business support to innovative health and housing initiatives—proof of the power of teaming up with local anchor instititutions to create real change.

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