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February 2021 Blog Posts (20)

Can Giving Circles Democratize Philanthropy? - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 26, 2021 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Policy brief outlines the health effects of extreme heat in Connecticut and recommendations to address it

This report tracks 19 indicators related to climate change and health in Connecticut. Its purpose is to

inform policymakers, health professionals, advocates, and residents about the impact of climate change, now

and in the future, on human health in Connecticut. The indicators have been developed using publicly available

data from state and federal agencies, peer-reviewed literature, and medical associations. Where possible,

we directly track trends…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 26, 2021 at 4:25am — No Comments

Protecting Lives, Saving Dollars: The Positive Fiscal Impact of Ending Isolation

Experts across the nation agree that the economic costs of isolated confinement1 are significant, during and after an individual’s incarceration.2 Isolating individuals leads to more violent incidents inside prisons, which results in higher medical and staffing costs; the medical toll of isolated confinement also translates to higher community medical costs. Individuals who are subjected to prolonged isolation are more likely to return to prison and less likely to be released on…


Added by Stop Solitary CT on February 25, 2021 at 7:47am — No Comments

BIRTH MOTHERS NEEDED BY 3/1/21: Birth in the Time of COVID-19

To New Haven and Area Neighbors, Colleagues, Birth Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Community Health Workers, Midwives, Doulas, Family Medicine, Ob/Gyn and Pediatric Providers, Maternal and Child Health Activists/Advocates, Movers & Shakers:



Added by Ann Greene on February 25, 2021 at 6:31am — No Comments

New Haven Physician, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, is prioritizing health equity from the White House

New Haven Physician and Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Vice-Chair , Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, is prioritizing health equity from the White House

Source: NBCNews website

The head of the White House's Covid-19 health equity task force sees a monumental challenge in front of her as…

Added by Lee Cruz on February 24, 2021 at 3:45am — No Comments

Fair Haven Community Health Care Offers COVID-19 Vaccines

Since the end of December 2020, Fair Haven Community Health Care has been on the front lines making sure that our patients and community receive the COVID vaccine. We are now offering appointments for the COVID vaccine to all those deemed currently eligible by the CT State Guidelines.



You can …


Added by Katie Prota on February 23, 2021 at 7:58am — No Comments

Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Give a Family Cash, and You Feed Them for…a While

(Photo by Unsplash/Vu Nguyen)

In the early 2010s, GiveDirectly gave the…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 18, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beyond the Pandemic: If Colonialism Is the Disease, Are Reparations the Cure?

February 11,…

Added by Lee Cruz on February 17, 2021 at 12:44pm — No Comments

The Voting Rights Act Hangs by a Thread - The Atlantic

This article was published online on February 11, 2021.

I. To My Mother

you were born on July 9, 1964, in Greenwood, Mississippi, delivered into the cradle of white supremacy. Listening to the stories of terror and hope woven into the story of your birth used to frighten me. The year before you entered the world, white supremacists were blocking food aid to Greenwood, trying to starve Black…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 17, 2021 at 11:39am — No Comments

Find Your Next Great Career Opportunity at Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care, Inc. is a not for profit organization serving adults diagnosed with mental illness, (such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder [OCD], post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], borderline personality disorder, etc.) or severe developmental and intellectual…


Added by Continuum of Care, Inc. on February 12, 2021 at 5:45am — No Comments

Mixed-Media Sculptor Meg Bloom Shows its Buried in the Bones

Artists are the torchbearers of our time, the ones who are processing and interpreting all of the upheaval, and shining a light into the dark corners of how to find meaning in all of it. Mixed-media sculptor Meg Bloom is one such artist, which you will discover in her exhibit BURIED IN THE BONES, on view at City Gallery from February 6 - 28, with an opportunity to Meet the Artist on…


Added by Jen Payne on February 8, 2021 at 10:45pm — No Comments

State to close only ‘supermax’ prison, Northern Correctional Institution

Northern Correctional Institution, the state’s controversial “supermax” prison located in Somers, will close by July 1, sources said Monday.

The closure is not a surprise...

Added by Lee Cruz on February 8, 2021 at 7:56am — No Comments

2021 Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant Program Now Open

The 2021 Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant Program funding cycle is now open. Learn more

Added by Kim Futrell on February 8, 2021 at 4:30am — No Comments

JOB Openings

Women & Family Life Center is hiring! We have two positions open and are seeking an experienced Development Director to oversee, coordinate and grow our fundraising efforts and a Program Manager to lead the design, development and oversee all aspects of implementation and evaluation of mission-focused programming that supports the goals of the Center. See below for the job descriptions or visit…


Added by Meghan Scanlon on February 5, 2021 at 7:26am — No Comments

"2021 Income Tax & Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Kick Off!

On Feb. 5th, Mayor Justin Elicker will join representatives from the Greater New Haven Family Economic Security Coalition, Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), CAANH and the United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) to kick-off the start of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) season! 

We are encouraging all of Greater New Haven to the Zoom webinar! 

Register in…


Added by Bianca Bowles on February 3, 2021 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

New Haven Arts & Culture Seeking Grant Review Panelists

The Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism seeks individuals to serve on the Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant review panel. Panelists are responsible for reviewing and evaluating qualifying proposals. Interested individuals should complete the Panelist Nomination Form…


Added by Kim Futrell on February 2, 2021 at 4:12am — No Comments

6 Steps for Nonprofits to Be Effective Advocates of Community-Supporting Policy

This article comes from the winter 2020 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly.

History has proven that, in the absence of grassroots advocacy, policy can have significant, long-lasting destructive effects, especially on marginalized, disenfranchised communities. Nonprofits are well positioned to offer solutions and policies that address the spectrum of challenges our society faces—and in the current environment, it is imperative that nonprofits engage in policy…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 1, 2021 at 10:03am — No Comments

NEW DATES - Webinar Series on Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis!

Both sessions have been POSTPONED to February 8 & 9.

ALL ATTENDEES will need to reregister—we apologize for the inconvenience! Join our two-part webinar event on Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis! To register & for more details:



Added by Samantha Lew on February 1, 2021 at 9:22am — 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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