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March 2023 Blog Posts (9)

NYT Magazine: Remembered Young Lives Lost to Guns

The Lives They Lived, an annual New York Times Magazine feature, is devoted this year to the stories of 12 children killed by gun violence.

Added by Lee Cruz on March 29, 2023 at 4:28am — No Comments

Implementing shared equity: Ideas for community developers

Alexandra Miller, consultant  01/23/2023

NeighborWorks America's Shared Equity Initiative offers resources and insights for community-based organizations working to implement shared equity on the ground. NeighborWorks is dedicated to a people-based, place-based and asset-based…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 27, 2023 at 2:39am — No Comments

Meet the New Haven startup that wants to digest your plastic

Tucked into an unassuming brick building in East Rock, a New Haven startup is fighting to replace the global recycling systemProtein Evolution, founded in 2021, has been quietly developing a…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 24, 2023 at 11:43am — No Comments

Looking for Innovative and Creative High School Students!

The Milton Fisher Scholarship Committee is looking for students who are creative problem solvers.  Do you know a high school student who has found a distinctive solution to a problem faced by his/her family, school, community, or the world?  Who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way?  Encourage them to apply to the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity!

This is a FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP for up to $20,000 (up…


Added by Jorie Cogguillo on March 16, 2023 at 7:16am — No Comments

Job opportunity! New Haven Early Childhood Council Director

Position Summary:  The New Haven Early Childhood Council (Council) is a citywide group of community members committed to ensuring that all New Haven children from birth to age eight have the opportunities, supports, and experiences they need to reach their full potential.  The Council includes parents, educators, government officials, health and social service agencies and other representatives from the community invested in the well-being of young children. 



Added by Kathleen Crisafi on March 15, 2023 at 3:33am — No Comments

Part-Time Museum Educator Opportunity

Good Afternoon!
We are expanding our team of part-time educators at the Eli Whitney Museum and I wanted to share this opportunity with you and your networks! We are grateful to live in a vibrant community with invested educators, artists, makers and more. The position description is below. Please share with those who love working with children, hands-on learning, and exploring all STEAM…

Added by Madelyn Ardito on March 14, 2023 at 8:45am — No Comments

DataHaven’s Community Wellbeing Index Highlights Connecticut’s Challenges and Opportunities

DataHaven, Fairfield County, Greater Hartford and Greater New Haven Community Foundations Release Landmark Reports on Connecticut’s quality of life, public health, economic development, and civic vitality.

In Connecticut and throughout the country, Black and Latino residents, as well as other communities of color, face…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2023 at 3:49am — No Comments

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Fund for Women & Girls Funding Opportunity - Apply by April 3!

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Fund for Women and Girls has once again released its Pathways to Economic Security Grants. The focus of this funding is for nonprofit organizations serving women and organizations that support women entrepreneurs and business owners. Grants will range from $1,500 to $20,000. Apply by Monday, April 3, 2023. Please share with your networks! …


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on March 8, 2023 at 7:27am — No Comments

NEEDED! Assistant Head of Programs

The Assistant Head of Programs will play a critical role at Friends Center for Children and as our organization continues to grow. The Assistant Head of Programs is responsible for overseeing major program functions within the organization, including but not limited to daily program operation, recruitment, orientation, career development, benefits management, succession planning, and compensation. They will partner with our executive team in the development and implementation of policies and… Continue

Added by Aundrea Tabbs-Smith on March 7, 2023 at 9:54am — 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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