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It’s time for philanthropy to step up the fight against climate change

Climate change’s negative effects are coming to bear on high-priority philanthropic issues. More and better funding can protect vulnerable stakeholders and speed the net-zero transition.https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/its-time-for-philanthropy-to-step-up-the-fight-against-climate-changeSee More
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Climate change’s negative effects are coming to bear on high-priority philanthropic issues. More and better funding can protect vulnerable stakeholders and speed the net-zero transition.https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/its-time-for-philanthropy-to-step-up-the-fight-against-climate-changeSee More
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Book Talk: David W. Blight & Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

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Reparations: A Community Conversation

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Legacies of Eugenics in New England Conference: Part 1

(09-22-2021)Session 1 - Introduction and how we remember eugenics / chaired by Charlene Galarneau (Harvard)Opening on Judy Dow's Second Eugenics Congress tap...
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Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones: Dismantling Racism in the Children and Nature Movement

We all want to create more equitable access to the benefits of nature in our programs and in our communities. But to do so, we need to understand that racis...
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Heather McGhee || What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

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The challenge of retrofitting millions of aging homes to battle global warming

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How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haim...
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A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth

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Is the weather actually becoming more extreme? - R. Saravanan

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Wellness 101- How to Beat the Heat for Summer Presented By St. Luke's University Health Network

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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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lcruz@cfgnh.org
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Administrator, program director, project manager and educator with interest in urban
neighborhoods, community organizing and storytelling.

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• Organizational Development
• Networking
• Storytelling
• Group Facilitation
• Policy Development
• Strategic Integration of Social Networking
• Integration of Technology

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It’s time for philanthropy to step up the fight against climate change

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Why Building Community Is So Important?

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Building communities is a crucial process that fosters connections amongst people and creates infrastructures for these connections to happen...

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A Tangled Web: The Problem with Fragmented Housing Assistance

Posted on October 11, 2021 at 11:24am 0 Comments

If you couldn’t afford your rent, where would you go for help? In most American communities, that simple question has no obvious answer. Federal, state, and local rent assistance is provided by multiple nonprofits and government agencies in each municipality, each with its own eligibility rules and ways to apply. The messy housing assistance system in the U.S. is one of the main reasons COVID-related rent assistance has been extremely slow to be spent. A full overhaul is needed to…

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Connecticut Hospitals Seeing Surge In Behavioral Health Cases Among Children

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Rising at a startling rate, hospitals around the state are seeing a rapid increase in children needing behavioral health treatment. Depression and anxiety have become prevalent. It’s become a concern for families and hospitals alike...…

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Three Upcoming Urban Forestry Grant Opportunities

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) is pleased to announce three upcoming urban forestry grant opportunities. Award amounts, types of projects funded, and deadlines vary; see Urban Forestry Grant Opportunities (ct.gov) for a full overview.…

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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?

Sarah

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!

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

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Hi Lee, 

How can I get other members to view my page.

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

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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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Community Wise Podcast: A Conversation with Michelle de la Uz

In this episode, LISC's Interim CEO & President, Lisa L. Glover, interviews LISC board member, Michelle de la Uz who is also the Executive Director of the Fifth Avenue Committee in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation highlights the work of the Fifth Avenue Committee around COVID, environmental initiatives and climate change, community advocacy, and affordable housing. It’s a great conversation that celebrates the importance of community partnerships in an ever-changing urban landscape.

LISC Charlotte Teams Up with Knight Foundation and Local Developer to Revitalize Commercial Strip, Fuel BIPOC Businesses

With funding from the Knight Foundation, LISC Charlotte worked with Sankofa Development on a revitalized commercial strip in the city’s Historic West End—supporting minority-owned businesses and spurring new jobs as part of broader efforts to expand economic opportunity.

Bringing the Power of Data to the People: Q&A with Branden DuPont

Branden DuPont, a 2021 Rubinger Fellow and data analyst in Milwaukee, created a property ownership mapping tool that has the potential to change the way cities handle evictions: “Who Owns What” makes it possible for local stakeholders to identify where evictions are happening, who owns those properties, and which landlords are the city’s most prolific evictors. DuPont sat down with us to explain how it works and why it’s so critical.

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