D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed (D2S), Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) youth and family empowerment organization serving the Greater New Haven community since 2012. The mission of the organization is to enrich the lives of young people and families through affordable, creative, quality program opportunities. We prioritize serving low to moderate income persons, as this population most frequently faces barriers to education, employment and leadership advancement.
Our philosophy is that young people in Grades 7-12 and families are D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to succeed. We use the acronym to emphasize our vision, Desiring Every Student to Increase Necessary Educational Development.
Through our four Pillars of Excellence: Career Exploration, College Preparation, Leadership Development, and Life Skills, we provide a lens by which participants are addressing their ability to achieve lifelong, self-defined success.
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Out of concern for the welfare of our community and staff, The Community Foundation office at 70 Audubon is closed to visitors until further notice; Foundation staff are available by phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to conduct business. For up-to-date information about The Foundation’s response to COVID-19, please visit: www.cfgnh.org/covid-19. To contact a staff member, view our staff directory.
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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...
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...
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...
The LISC-managed EOCF is continuing to expand its geographic reach, launching innovative new efforts in NOLA with support from JPMorgan Chase, NewCorp, Inc., and TruFund Financial Services. The fund "will nurture a diverse landscape of small businesses that reflect New Orleans’ rich culture and history,” said Steve Hall, LISC vice president.
As Pride Month comes to a close, we check in with LISC community partner LYRIC—the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center—in San Francisco, where LGBTQ+ young people are building community, autonomy and fulfilling, empowered lives.
Gran Coramino Tequila selects LISC to be its first impact partner in the United States. LISC will work with Gran Coramino Tequila and its founders, Kevin Hart and Juan Domingo Beckmann, to help close racial wealth and opportunity gaps for Black and Latinx small businesses.