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January 2023 Blog Posts (10)

Enola Aird, Global Activist, Appointed to the The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Board of Directors

Marcella Nunez-Smith, M.D. Associate Dean for Health Equity Research Yale School of Medicine named chair and Fernando Muñiz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., named vice chair

Enola G. Aird, President and Founder of the Community Healing Network…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 31, 2023 at 5:07am — No Comments

LIFE AFTER LIFE, A Textile Celebration of the Beauty and Resilience at City Gallery

Exploring the themes of evolution and renewal through textile art, City Gallery’s February exhibit Life After Life reflects on the cyclical and regenerative nature of life. Featuring the work of artists Rita Daley Hannafin and Gwen Hendrix, the show will be on view February 3 - February 26, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, February 4,…


Added by Jen Payne on January 28, 2023 at 12:11am — No Comments

My Search for Meaning, The Myron Stories — A New Book from Local Writer and Photographer Hank Paper

Book Launch & Reading at Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.

Whether fighting an interloping bear in his basement, leading his irascible grandmother on a hair-raising tour of Old Jerusalem, or dreaming of alien body snatchers who may or may not be real,…


Added by Jen Payne on January 28, 2023 at 12:07am — No Comments

City of New Haven RFP - Youth Career Pathways - Strategic Planning & Project Management - Apply by Jan. 31 @11:00AM (EST)

City of New Haven RFP - Youth Career Pathways - Strategic Planning & Project Management 

Apply by Jan. 31 @11:00AM (EST)

The City of New Haven is committed to leveraging ARPA Phase 3 funds to enhance high-school age students’ and young adults’ workforce and entrepreneurial readiness, all leading to sustainable and well-paying careers. The purpose of this project is to strengthen career pathways available to New Haven’s high school…


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on January 20, 2023 at 11:09am — No Comments

Jan. 20th The Alliance: The Voice of Community Nonprofits - Regional Legislative Meetings in New Haven & Middlesex Counties

The Alliance - New Haven & Middlesex Counites: Regional Legislative Session

Date: January 20, 2023

Time: 1:00-2:15pm, Zoom

Senator Martin Looney, Senate President is registered and expected to attend!

The Alliance invites community-based nonprofits to join this Friday, January 20 for the final Alliance Regional Legislative Meetings!…


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on January 19, 2023 at 3:37am — No Comments

CONTEST: Place Yourself In History

How will you spend MLK Day? Reflection is part of the process. Join in.

All ages. Not limited to Wallingford residents. You can make it a family affair.

The article has links to example images with excerpts from essays on created during the past two summers' youth media program at WPAA-TV.…


Added by Susan Huizenga on January 13, 2023 at 7:09am — No Comments

Job Opportunity in Early Childhood!


School Readiness Education Coordinator

 Who We Are Looking For

Are you a talented early childhood professional looking to help programs across our city improve their quality? Are you good at working with teachers and directors to help them be the best they can be?…


Added by Kathleen Crisafi on January 11, 2023 at 6:00am — No Comments

Documentary shot in New Haven makes Oscars shortlist

With awards season just around the corner, one New Haven-shot documentary is looking to take home the Oscar for "Best Documentary Short Film." 

"Shut Up And Paint" has made the shortlist for the award category with 14 other short documentaries. The 21-minute documentary follows artist and Yale graduate Titus Kaphar, whose newfound fame divides him as his buyers and galleries choose to overlook the outspoken messages of Black experiences that are prevalent in his artwork. As the art…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments

Yale graduate teachers and researchers vote to form a union

From the New Haven Independent today. Glad to see this:

Added by Ben Wrobel on January 9, 2023 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Horizon, a City Gallery Artists Group Exhibit

Three City Gallery artists — William Frucht, Ruth Sack, and Michael Zack — come together to present HORIZON, an appropriately named show for the start of a new year. The group exhibit will be on view January 6 - 29, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, January 28, 1pm - 4 pm (Snow Date: January 29.)

The word horizon takes on many…


Added by Jen Payne on January 3, 2023 at 2:45am — No Comments

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Diving into the Deep, Hard + Imperative Work of Community Violence Intervention

As part of its partnership with the Department of Justice, LISC s supports practitioners and policy makers with best practices and overcoming challenges facing community violence intervention (CVI) work in American communities. An article from the National Criminal Justice Association highlights the many voices represented during a recent webinar for nearly 1,000 attendees, led by on-the-ground experts in violence intervention, researchers and DOJ leaders. The webinar is now part of a robust online resource center hosted by LISC and the DOJ’s Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Talking Financial Stability With LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging radio interview with Audacy's On the Block 94.7, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh unpacks the ways CDFIs, from the most local to the largest, are so well poised to support financial mobility. He also praises the role of good financial advice, and forecasts how AI can create alternative methods for building credit.

Empowering Agriculture: A Black-Owned Grain Storage Facility Marks New Era in Mississippi Delta Farming

Delta Diamond Ag stores and handles grains, a critical service for helping farmers bring their crops successfully to market. With a $500,000 loan from LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund, this rare African-American-owned facility is poised to change agriculture in the Delta. In recognition of Black History Month, we’re sharing this conversation with CEO Leigh Allen about how the company can serve area growers and the larger community, the importance of African-American representation in the agricultural supply chain, and his own deep affection for Delta farming.

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