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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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The Racist Origins of U.S. Law

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Clarksville Elementary Students Sing "We Are The World"

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The Myth Of The Absent Black Father| AJ+

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Healthy Connections-Black Men's Health

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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...
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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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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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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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• Group Facilitation
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IMPORTANT: CT Climate Change Response Information

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DEEP released the …


Racism is magnifying the deadly impact of rising city heat

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Luis Rodriguez holed up in his kids’ bedroom last month as a brutal heatwave baked his Los Angeles neighbourhood and the rest of the southwestern United States. The space was their only room with an air-conditioning unit, and the safest place in the house when temperatures outside soared above 40 °C...


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What is one of the worst kept secrets in philanthropy?   Grantee budgets are…


Effective Communication: Barriers and Strategies

Posted on July 21, 2021 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Some basic skills can help you to be a more effective communicator in the classroom. This Teaching Tip explores:

  • barriers to listening and strategies for effective listening;
  • barriers to accurate perception and strategies for accurate perception; and,
  • barriers to effective verbal communication and strategies for effective verbal communication.



Take it from the nonprofits: Even in a crisis, funders are falling short on equity

Posted on July 21, 2021 at 10:26am 0 Comments

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CEP’s latest research report, Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits, provides further evidence of the devastating impact of 2020 on nonprofits — and how the crises of the past year hit…


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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.



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!


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

Thank you Lee. This is great!!!


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Paving a Path to Stability and Wellbeing in Rural America

A new LISC research paper demonstrates how intensive community development initiatives in two rural regions of California sowed the seeds of stability and revitalization for local people and places. Co-author and LISC senior research associate Patricia Voltolini explains why these findings are so significant, and what they can teach practitioners, policy makers and local leaders about the imperative of investing in collaborative community-serving projects.

U.S. News & LISC: On Bridging the Vaccine Distribution Gap

A group of experts, including Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for Health Programs, gathered for a webinar hosted by U.S. News & World Report, to offer insight and solutions to tackling disparities in COVID vaccination distribution.

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