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Healthy Connections-Black Men's Health

Some of the health disparities experienced by African American men include: cancer mortality, diabetes, and stroke, among others. Why the imbalance in these ...
Jun 8
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Why So Many Black People In The U.S. Can't Swim

In the United States, 64% of Black children can’t swim. As a result, they are 3x more likely to drown than white children their same age. But how did this ha...
Jun 1
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One of our best secrets: African American victories in the Civil War | Hari Jones | TEDxGreensboro

Of the many truisms about the Civil War, one that is not correct is that there were few former slaves involved in the fighting. African American soldiers, pr...
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How Ivy Leagues Are "Plundering Our Cities" - Davarian Baldwin Explains | Amanpour and Company

American universities could play a central role in the crusade for racial justice and reform. Instead, according to Davarian Baldwin, they often do the rever...
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Tax Expert Dorothy Brown: “The System Is Designed For White Wealth” | Amanpour and Company

Dorothy A. Brown is a law professor and nationally recognized scholar in tax policy. She chose her field because she believed it was free from racism. She so...
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From Plato to Present: Tracing the Roots of American Justice | Amanpour and Company

Harvard professor and classicist Danielle Allen is an expert on ethics in democracy. With respect to the George Floyd murder case, Allen sees important paral...
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Earth Day 2021: In Conversation with Amara Ifeji, National Geographic Young Explorer & Activist

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Be More Toddler How 3yr olds can teach us to be better humans | Matt Coyne | TEDxUniversityofNicosia

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Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on Philanthropy | Amanpour and Company

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Sexual Assault: Myths vs Facts

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Warrior - Lady Cove Women's Choir & Eastern Owl

“Warrior” is a collaboration between two of Newfoundland and Labrador's powerful all-women's musical groups; Lady Cove Women's Choir and Eastern Owl.It is th...
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Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith on Vaccination and Health Disparities: CBS - Face the Nation

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Black Panthers White Lies | Curtis Austin | TEDxOhioStateUniversity

What made the Black Panther Party successful, as well as politically dangerous? In his very personal talk, activist and historian, Dr. Curtis Austin tells hi...
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Why Black History Month Shouldn’t Exist | Let Lee Explain

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Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
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Lee Cruz
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Community Outreach Director
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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
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Administrator, program director, project manager and educator with interest in urban
neighborhoods, community organizing and storytelling.

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New Haven Independent: Youth Climate Activists Grade Ed Board On Pandemic Aid Spending.

Posted on June 3, 2021 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

New Haven Board of Education members have a chance of getting an A, but they will have to work for it.

They face tough grading from students involved in the New Haven Climate Movement. The students promise to dole out As only if the board spends $6.6 million in federal aid on climate education and upgrades.…


“Great Give” Passes $3M Mark

Posted on May 6, 2021 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

The “Great Give 2021” community fundraiser passed the $3 million mark as it ended its final hour — but no begins an overtime period in which New Haven can help break a $3.6 million record...

Thank you donors, nonprofit boards, volunteers and staff…


The real reasons many organizations are still unable to diversify their board, staff, fundraising committees, etc.

Posted on May 6, 2021 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

Maybe we’ve been going about it all wrong. Whenever people ask me the above question, they tend to want some action-oriented answers such as “publicize job postings in ethnic media,” “provide childcare and transportation for board meetings,” “have a clear equity and diversity statement,” “provide more than just hummus, baby carrots, and a few cans of La Croix at meetings, especially if it’s around dinner time!” etc. These technical things are necessary but they’re not sufficient.…


Callie House efforts to gain reparations for formerly enslaved U.S. citizens

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At 11:04am on August 13, 2020, Sarah Lockery said…

Hi Lee,

Thanks for your welcome.  Rather than join the community as an individual, can The Children's Center of Hamden join?


At 4:53pm on April 1, 2020, Ray Andrewsen said…

Hi there Lee. Glad to join with everyone in my new role as Director of Membership Services with the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

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

Thanks Lee!  Happy to join this wonderful community!

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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.



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.



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Hi Lee, 

How can I get other members to view my page.

Thank you, Olivia C. Henderson

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


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

Thank you Lee. This is great!!!


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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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Nurturing Resilience on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

In the wake of the pandemic and a series of devastating hurricanes, Rural LISC responded with relief grants to entrepreneurs and support for business development organizations, helping buoy a critical rural sector: Louisiana Gulf fisheries. Read on to learn about the people, groups and places touched by LISC's $3.2 million investment in nurturing resiliency for the heritage industry.

For an Inclusive Recovery, We Need Support for Small Business and the Groups that Help Them

LISC’s Michelle Harati reflects on the role of Business Development Organizations in supporting place-based economic recovery and calls for federal funding to support their vital missions.

LISC’s Safety & Justice Work, a Year After George Floyd

In an in depth Q&A with Shelterforce, Mona Mangat, LISC’s vice president of safety and justice initiatives, discusses why safety and justice work is crucial for the community development field, what it can look like on the ground, and the challenges of working toward authentic criminal justice reform.

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