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Can LATINOS BENEFIT From WHITE PRIVILEGE? | The Kat Call

White privilege, that's just a Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber thing right? Wrong! Kat brings insight on how some Latinos can actually benefit from white priv...
Jun 4
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A Forest Garden With 500 Edible Plants Could Lead to a Sustainable Future | Short Film Showcase

Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild...
May 28
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Skills Every Child Will Need to Succeed in 21st century | Dr. Laura A. Jana | TEDxChandigarh

Is the current education system sufficient to make kids succeed in 21st century? Dr. Laura believes otherwise. Her talk will ensure that you and your kids ar...
May 21
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Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Kid President believes we're all teachers and we're all students. What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from? Share this with a special teach...
May 15
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What Does It Look Like for a Community to Own Its Future?

By  AND  | January 5, 2018This article is the latest installment in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Series co-sponsored…See More
May 8
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Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner: Racism is Racist with Brandon Victor Dixon | TBS

The media needs to call racists racist. And if they can't call it, maybe they can sing it with Brandon Victor Dixon help. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Be...
May 7
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A Message From the Future

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illu...
Apr 30
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Public Cost of Low-Wage Work in New England

By Ian Eve Perry and Ken JacobsThe economic recovery has not affected all workers equally, and many workers rely on public assistance. Wage growth both nationally and in New England was mainly concentrated at the top of the economic spectrum, with those in the middle seeing small real-wage increases. While increases in the minimum wage raised wages for those at the bottom, wage levels still do not allow many families to reach economic self-sufficiency.This brief analyses the utilization of…See More
Apr 17
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Nature Kindergarten | Frances Krusekopf | TEDxVictoria

Inspired by her child’s experience in a forest preschool in Germany, Frances Krusekopf has developed a pilot project for kindergarten children to take their ...
Apr 16
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A Forest Garden With 500 Edible Plants Could Lead to a Sustainable Future | Short Film Showcase

Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild...
Apr 15
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The Power of Relationships in Schools

Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn. Our How Learning Happens video series explores teachin...
Apr 9
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Nature Kindergarten | Frances Krusekopf | TEDxVictoria

Inspired by her child’s experience in a forest preschool in Germany, Frances Krusekopf has developed a pilot project for kindergarten children to take their ...
Apr 9
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A Yale Student’s Letter to Julia Keleher and the Yale Education Leadership Conference

APR 5, 2019   5:05 PMOriginal letter published here.To the Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference:  I am disappointed, yet not surprised, that this year’s…See More
Apr 7
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When women won the right to vote

An award winning documentary by Ambar Santiago Rojas, 6th Grader at ESUMS in New Haven.
Apr 2
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Vivian Gussin Paley at 92Y Wonderplay Conference 2008

Vivian Gussin Paley talks about the importance of imagination and play in children's development.
Mar 26
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Unbreaking America: A NEW Short Film about Solving the Corruption Crisis

Find out how you can get involved at http://represent.us Our government is broken, and we have to fix it. RepresentUs board member Jennifer Lawrence and Director of RepresentUs Josh Silver, walks through three lines that show what's wrong with…
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Name of the Organization
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Contact Person
Lee Cruz
Job Title
Community Outreach Director
Contact phone
203 777 7074
E-mail
lcruz@cfgnh.org
Website
http://www.linkedin.com/in/leecruz
Interest
Early Childhood, Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
Description Interest
Administrator, program director, project manager and educator with interest in urban
neighborhoods, community organizing and storytelling.

Specialties:
• Strategic thinking
• Partnership Building
• Community Organizing
• Organizational Development
• Networking
• Storytelling
• Group Facilitation
• Policy Development
• Strategic Integration of Social Networking
• Integration of Technology

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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 11:06am 0 Comments

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in…

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Volunteering Is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 2:34pm 0 Comments

There are horse barns in New York City. A lot of people don't realize this, but I'm lucky enough to have uncovered this secret through volunteering at a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities. A couple of Sundays a month, I get up early, drink my coffee on the train to Forest Hills, and spend a few hours helping kids with their riding lessons...…

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The Racial Reckoning Comes

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Trump has changed our national narrative.

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United for New Haven Mosque

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

A mosque in New Haven was intentionally set on fire on 12th May 2019, the 7th day of Ramadan. "The fire that scarred the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven Sunday was intentionally set" said New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston. See also,…

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At 12:25pm on February 4, 2019, Gina Bingham said…

Thanks Lee!  Happy to join this wonderful community!

At 1:46pm on July 15, 2018, Anthony McClean said…

Thanks

At 2:57pm on February 16, 2018, Naomi Shiloh said…

Hi Lee,

Thank you very much for the warm welcome and all the information! I am excited to be joining the GNC community. I'll be sure to let you know if I have any questions.

Best,

Naomi

At 2:35pm on October 25, 2017, Sara Hashmi said…

Thank you Lee!

At 5:54pm on October 24, 2016, Hilary Opperman said…

Thank you for the helpful comments, Lee.

Fondly,

Hilary

At 1:13am on October 23, 2016, Olivia C Henderson said…

Hi Lee, 

How can I get other members to view my page.

Thank you, Olivia C. Henderson

At 6:38pm on July 7, 2015, Mary Stager said…

Thank you very much, Lee! I am glad to be part of the community!

Mary

At 2:02pm on March 25, 2015, Jill Meyerhoff said…

Thank you Lee. This is great!!!

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I too am having trouble uploading a photo. I have tried different images and sizes with no luck.

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Why am I having such difficulty adding my photo? Suggestions.

 
 
 

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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

Partnership for the Bay's Future, in Close-Up

An article in the Bay Area magazine Gentry takes a careful look at how Partnership for the Bay's Future, LISC's collaboration with the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Genentech, the Ford Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and others is tackling the region's extreme affordable housing shortage, alongside transportation access and economic opportunity. "Housing has to be considered everybody's challenge and everybody's opportunity," says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones in the piece. That collective ownership and the diversity of sectors in the partnership "are the only way we're really going to make true progress."

Talent Development Catalyzes Opportunity

A strong and vibrant workforce helps fuel community growth as well as business success. That’s why Union Pacific Railroad is supporting LISC Financial Opportunity Centers and contributing the expertise of its staff to industrial training programs that help people compete for family-sustaining jobs. Union Pacific’s Chiquita Morgan urges employers to "get out from behind our walls" and help advance the efforts of workforce development agencies, neighborhood groups and others who are helping people build a stronger financial future for themselves and their community.

The First Opportunity Zones Playbook is Here

We're excited to share the first installment of the LISC Opportunity Zones Playbook series, “Navigating the Opportunity Zones: Community Partners.” This playbook is geared to the people and organizations committed to community revitalization and shared prosperity for all residents. Enjoy and don't miss our new Opportunity Zones website

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