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How To Reunite Our Divided Nation: Conversation w/ David Brooks

This week's episode of The Pulse is one that is extremely important - especially today. Katie Couric spoke to David Brooks, a political a cultural commentato...
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Karens & Cancel Culture w/Chelsea Handler - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep.10

Emmanuel Acho sits down with comedian & best selling author, Chelsea Handler, to have an uncomfortable conversation about "Karens," cancel culture and her ow...
Nov 17
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A Conversation with the Police - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep. 9

Emmanuel Acho sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA. They discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, B...
Nov 10
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Alicia Garza on the origin of Black Lives Matter

Oakland-based activist Alicia Garza coined the phrase "Black Lives Matter" in 2013, the day George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Tr...
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Uncomfortable Conversations: Episode 1- Growing up black & white

Two friends discuss growing up black and white in rural North Carolina. Hosted by: Annie Floor Guest Speaker: Arine Lowery Inspired by Emmanuel Acho's "Uncom...
Oct 6
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UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH HONEST WOMEN | LETS TALK ABOUT RACISM

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH HONEST WOMEN | LETS TALK ABOUT RACISM As content creators with platforms, we felt it was our responsibility to have this unc...
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Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think

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National Anthem Protests Pt.1 ft. Roger Goodell | Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep 8

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man. Emmanuel asks Goodell what he would say...
Sep 15
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Race vs Religion - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep. 7 w/ Carl Lentz, Hillsong Church

It's time to talk about race & religion. Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast, sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation a...
Sep 8
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Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery

We made a trip out to Yonkers to talk to pioneers of Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery. Note: B-roll included in this video is pre-covid so it does not reflect ...
Sep 1
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White Parents, Raising Black Children - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 6

Emmanuel Acho sits down with Aaron & Jamie Ivey + their kids, to have an uncomfortable conversation about the struggles, differences and what they have learn...
Aug 25
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Interracial Relationships - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 5

Interracial couples, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo & Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban, sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about i...
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Reverse Racism - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 4

Emmanuel Acho sits down to have another uncomfortable conversation, where he directly addresses questions and emails from white brothers & sisters, all over ...
Aug 11
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Seeing Color - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 3 w/ Chip & Joanna Gaines + kids

Chip & Joanna Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about teaching their kids to "see color" and Emmanuel Acho is asked, "...
Aug 4

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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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CT Health Department COVID Alert CT app, notifies you if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

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How a New Haven library is connecting residents to the city’s innovation economy

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Brookings Institute Blog: Place Making Post Cards

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both the fragility of our…

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FREE OFFICE CHAIRS

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 10:15am 0 Comments

20 assorted office chairs, free for the taking - one, some, or all.    New/good condition.  Close to New Haven.  Contact Jackie Downing at jdowning@cfgnh.org if interested. 

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I am not OK a perspective from U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes

Posted on October 14, 2020 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

I am not OK



I am tired, completely and utterly tired. No, actually I’m exhausted. This is something that a leader is not supposed to say; but it’s whatever. Let me explain. I am hosting a series of zoom meetings as part of my campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. My district is a beautiful place with amazing people in northwestern Connecticut and includes large urban cities, affluent suburbs and small rural and farming communities. There are 41…
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Overview of the National Eviction Moratorium

Posted on October 9, 2020 at 5:20pm 0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took has unprecedented action on September 1 by issuing a temporary national moratorium on most evictions for nonpayment of rent to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Citing the historic threat to public health posed by coronavirus, the CDC declared that an eviction moratorium would help ensure people are able to practice social distancing and comply with stay at home orders.  The moratorium took effect September 4 and last until…

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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?

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

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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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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This Year, Small Business Saturday Means More Than Ever

As we head toward Small Business Saturday, we are highlighting some of the inspiring entrepreneurs we’ve met this year. For them, it’s not just a business: it’s who they are and what they dream of.

Chicago’s Little Village Florist and Event Planning Business is Expecting Growth, Even During the Pandemic

On 26th Street, in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, bustling storefronts serve the community’s Mexican immigrant population and attract customers from all over the city and suburbs. Many of them visit La Orquidea, a florist and event planning business that is planning for growth, even in the midst of the pandemic.

In Detroit, Attractive Workforce Housing for Families Replaces a Vacant, Dilapidated Structure

What gains can be made at the intersection of art, housing and community development? In Detroit, developers are building a new workforce housing project that not only meets the needs of moderate-income families, but also incorporates an art gallery and other commercial space that contributes to the health of the surrounding area. LISC is proud to help finance this important effort.

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