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Philanthropy & the City: Moments of Collective Gain

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Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: 74th Emmy Awards

Sheryl Lee Ralph accepts the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary at the 74th Emmy Awards.
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What Will Earth Look Like When These 6 Tipping Points Hit?

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Junta for Progressive ActionJunta’s 2nd Annual End of Summer Celebration event was a success!! We had a 700+ people turnout and gave out backpacks and school...
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Katrina Babies | Official Trailer | HBO

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The Louisiana Rebellion of 1811: Crash Course Black American History #12

Uprisings of enslaved people in the United States were not uncommon, and they had a big influence on how the institution of slavery evolved. One uprising tha...
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What Could Have Been

What Could Have Been: a short documentary film about the proposal for America’s first HBCU in New Haven, Connecticut, 1831Directed and edited by Tubyez Cropp...
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Women's Experience Under Slavery: Crash Course Black American History #11

Slavery was inherently cruel and unjust, and it was cruel and unjust to different people in different ways. Today, Clint Smith teaches you about the experien...
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The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793: Crash Course Black American History #10

One of the ways that the US Constitution baked the institution of slavery into the very core of the new United States was through the fugitive slave clause. ...
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The US Constitution, 3/5, and the Slave Trade Clause: Crash Course Black American History #9

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When we talk about the American Revolution and Revolutionary War, the discussion often involves lofty ideals like liberty, and freedom, and justice. The Decl...
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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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203 777 7074
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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• Community Organizing
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• Group Facilitation
• Policy Development
• Strategic Integration of Social Networking
• Integration of Technology

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Request for Proposals: Evaluation of the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP)

Posted on September 8, 2022 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (“The Foundation”) is inviting proposals from qualified individuals or firms (a “Consultant”) to work with the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) Facilitators and…


Maps Show Climate Change’s Neighborhood Impacts

Posted on September 6, 2022 at 11:25am 0 Comments

Floods in City Point. Heat waves in tree-sparse, lot-heavy Newhallville. More storms that require evacuation. More periods of drought.

As climate change progresses, those conditions will become the new normal for New Haven, especially for the heat- and flood-vulnerable neighborhood of Fair Haven, reported officials tracking the trends.

An environmental transformation is already in motion. But, the officials said, the city can adapt its current…


In Schools, Honest Talk about Racism Can Reduce Discrimination

Posted on August 22, 2022 at 12:49pm 0 Comments

“Where are the Native Americans now?” asked fifth grade students in an Iowa City classroom last year. There are many ways their teacher, Melanie Hester, might have answered. She could have pointed out that today Native Americans live in cities and towns across the U.S.…


Much of the US Will Be an ‘Extreme Heat Belt’ by the 2050s

Posted on August 17, 2022 at 8:56am 0 Comments

So you think it’s hot out there now? Consider the summer of 2053. That’s what researchers at First Street Foundation, a New York nonprofit that studies climate risk, have done…


Did you know there use to be Art competitions at the Summer Olympics?

Posted on August 17, 2022 at 8:52am 0 Comments

Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years, from 1912 to 1948. The competitions were part of the original intention of the Olympic Movement's founder, Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin. Medals were awarded for works of art inspired by…


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At 11:23am on August 25, 2022, Kendall Barbery said…
At 10:25pm on August 19, 2021, Fay Williams said…

Thank you Sir, for such quick turnaround. Fay

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.

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Thanks Lee!  Happy to join this wonderful community!

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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.



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Thank you Lee!

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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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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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LISC Names Miranda L. Jones to Lead ‘People and Culture’ Work

Jones is a seasoned leader who will oversee LISC’s talent development and traditional human resources functions as well as lead internal strategies that promote diversity and inclusion. “Especially at an organization like LISC, where people are so passionate about justice, it is critical that we nurture a culture of talent and innovation, where creative ideas can become impactful programs and help build a more equitable, broadly shared prosperity throughout the country,” she said.

Uber, Visa and LISC Provide $1 Million in Grants & Resources to Support Small Businesses

LISC is a partner in Grants for Growth, a $1 million program of Uber and Visa that provided $10,000 grants to 100 restaurants in 10 cities nationwide. LISC administered the grant program, which brings relief to restaurants when they need it most, particularly as they continue to recover from the pandemic. Among the grant recipients, 92% are entrepreneurs of color, 69% are female-owned businesses, and 88% are located in low or moderate-income areas.

The Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Investments and What They Mean for Community Development

The Inflation Reduction Act, a sweeping health care, climate and tax package signed into law in August, presents groundbreaking opportunities to combat environmental injustices. LISC’s Mark Kudlowitz examines how the new law can impact community development and revitalize communities that have long suffered disproportionate impacts from climate change.

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