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Follow up to: Be the change YOU want to see in New Haven: Crowdsourcing, Philanthropy & Getting it Done

Below is the list of ideas shared at "Be the change YOU want to see in New Haven: Crowdsourcing, Philanthropy & Getting it Done." You can also see the ideas posted in the front window at The Grove, 71 Orange St. New Haven.

 

If you offered up an idea at the gathering and do not see your idea on this list, we did not get it. If you did not attend the meeting and one of these ideas interests you, please write to me at lcruz@cfgnh.org and I'll connect you with the person who proposed the project.

During the next week, we'll post the five projects we’ve prioritized on See Click Fix and on this blog. The factors considered in the selection of these priority projects include the following:

1. Motivation of the project initiator
2. Our sense of the project as something to which we can add value
3. Feasibility of completion of the project or some major milestone within 1 year

Projects not selected are no less worthy. We just don't think we can help as much, right now. Our focus is on getting five things done. For these five projects, Ben, Slate and I commit to helping raising money, providing space for meetings, and facilitating contacts with people who can help. However, as we mentioned in the meeting, these are your respective projects; they must be driven to completion by you.

 

Remember that if your project involves a public space or anything that local city officials or the general public should know about, post it on See Click Fix. The fact that you are willing to step up to address an issue does not mean that there should not be public documentation. Posting the issue might get you an alert that there is already a plan to address the issue, help with coordination of efforts, and get you collaborators and/or donations.

 

Thank you to The Grove – a new kind of social space for providing the initial meeting location.

 

If you are inspired to donate time or money to ANY of these ideas, please write to me at lcruz@cfgnh.org so that I can connect you with the project initiator. The proposed projects, in no particular order:

 

Toy LibraryA resource bank for all parents to borrow toys for all types of kids. In many other cities. National association may help.A safe bike lane system on the curbside of parking spacesA space for small scale production and innovation by building thingsNHV.org for/by local peopleLa Feria To express arts, music, poetry, food, crafts, “noches de troua” etc. for Latino community cultureMany youth-serving non-profits collaborating to transform our neighborhoods into a safe, vibrant city…and leveraging some serious $$$Anti-blight / renters educationNext step for people after halfway housesStreetcar advocacy groupExpressYourPurpose.comFor all of New Haven and its inhabitants to be plugged in to its highest potential and purpose2nd NHV InsideOut in Fair Haven, Middletown & Front Street

- Light the monument to the designers of the USS Monitor at Monitor Park West River

 

- Free access to Wi-Fi for New Haven through an investment of 3-5 hundred thousand dollars (Google)

 

- Adopt-a-Sharrow – resident participation in raising the federally required 10% match so NHV get funding to increase the number of sharrows – on streets where residents demonstrate they want them through participating in the fundraising

 

- An afternoon / after-school program showing artistic teenagers how to turn their hobby into a commercial entity (I own the space)

 

- Before I Die wall in NHV – public wall space(s) where residents can finish the title sentence (name) of the project

http://belumaarts.org/

 

- Goffe Street Park Beautification

 

- New Haven Music Festival

All ages, all genres

 

- NHV Welcome Wagon

Band of volunteers to deliver packets w/ Community Management Team and other pertinent community info to new home buyers and renters

 

- Exercise Facility

Community-built and supported exercise stations in our parks

 

- Open Maps

Community project to put all NHV on open maps

 

- Document sidewalk conditions citywide

 

- Toy Library

A resource bank for all parents to borrow toys for all types of kids. In many other cities. National association may help.

 


- A space for small scale production and innovation by building things
NHV.org for/by local people

- La Feria 

To express arts, music, poetry, food, crafts, “noches de troua” etc. for Latino community culture


- Anti-blight / renters education

- Streetcar advocacy group

ExpressYourPurpose.com

For all of New Haven and its inhabitants to be plugged in to its highest potential and purpose

- 2nd NHV InsideOut in Fair Haven, Middletown & Front Street

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