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April 2024 Blog Posts (11)

Vision 2034-Upcoming Public Workshops on May 13th and June 4th

Join us at an upcoming public workshop! We will be at Lincoln Bassett on May 13th and Edgewood Magnet on June 4th.

All workshops will include activities for children, food, and an option to participate on Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

Please help us get the word out to your friends, family, and neighbors! ;

Están invitados a…


Added by Esther Rose-Wilen on April 30, 2024 at 7:30am — No Comments

Wanted: Marketing & Communications Intern (Paid PT Internship)

Who We Are Looking For 

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the Greater New Haven community? Do you have an eye for graphic design and great communication skills? Do you want to expand your skills while helping do good in the community? If so, our Marketing & Communications internship may be perfect for you! 

  • 10 hours per week (Mon-Fri); flexible between 9am-5pm
  • Pay: $16/hour
  • Mid-May through…

Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on April 29, 2024 at 3:46am — No Comments

Michael Zack considers CONVERGENCE on view at City Gallery in May

In his new body of work, artist Michael Zack considers the CONVERGENCE of form, figures, and color. The exhibit will be on view from May 3 - May 26, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The artist will also be in the gallery on Friday, May 10 and Sunday, May 26 to answer questions and meet with…


Added by Jen Payne on April 29, 2024 at 12:02am — No Comments

How to Embrace Clarity and Communication to Heal Your Relationships

Photo Credit: Uday Mittal

One of the insights I gained early in my recovery journey was that I'd been expecting people to read my mind my whole life—well, at least subconsciously. If you had asked me, "Are you expecting people to read your mind?" I probably would have said no.

As I talked with others on my recovery journey with…


Added by Barb Nangle on April 26, 2024 at 4:28am — No Comments

How to Navigate Between Two Kinds of Discomfort for Chaos or Growth

There are two kinds of “uncomfortable.” The first might come up if you grew up in a chaotic and dysfunctional family like I did. That means you learned to put up with difficulty and discomfort. It could have been emotional, psychological, or physical discomfort. When our lives are like that, we come to accept that life is difficult and…


Added by Barb Nangle on April 19, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

One Incredible Strategy for Reducing and Managing Emotional Pain

Photo Credit: Valeriia Miller

Emotional pain sucks. Sometimes, it's worse than physical pain. I’ve got some ways for you to reduce the amount and frequency of your emotional pain. I’ll share those at the end after sharing the ways I prolonged and increased my emotional pain before I got into…


Added by Barb Nangle on April 12, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

Vision 2034-First Public Workshop on April 25th

You are invited to the first public workshop for Vision 2034, New Haven’s Comprehensive Plan, on Thursday, April 25th from 5:30-7:30 at High School in the Community (175 Water Street)! 

Please help us get the word out to your friends, family, and neighbors! This workshop will include plan updates and visioning and will help inform the development of our topical working groups.



Added by Esther Rose-Wilen on April 9, 2024 at 9:10am — No Comments

Grants Accountant (hybrid)

Who Are We Looking For?

Are you a goal-oriented problem solver who enjoys working with data? Do you have outstanding attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills?  Do you want your work to help create positive change in our community?

 United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) is seeking a Grants Accountant…


Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on April 8, 2024 at 4:13am — No Comments

How 12-Step Recovery Taught Me to Let Go and Become Accepting

Photo Credit: Jenny Ueberberg

One of the most important things that 12-step recovery taught me was acceptance: how to accept things I previously considered…


Added by Barb Nangle on April 6, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Do you know a creative high school student?  The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity awards students who have found distinctive solutions to problems faced by their family, school, community, or the world, or who have solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way. 

This is a four-year scholarship of up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year for four years).  It is open to high school seniors and college freshmen in…


Added by Jorie Cogguillo on April 4, 2024 at 7:04am — No Comments

Paid Summer 2024 Internships at NHR

Do you know a college student who wants to share the joy and power of reading with children this summer? We are seeking college-age interns to support our summer 2024 literacy programs and enrichment clubs. For more information or to apply click here. …


Added by New Haven Reads on April 2, 2024 at 4:44am — 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

LISC Toledo + Owens Corning: Creative Solutions to Nurture Homeownership

In this economy, it takes creativity, collaboration, and patience to make affordable homeownership a reality. Those are precisely the qualities driving Core City, a LISC Toledo program that acquires, renovates, and sells vacant and blighted properties for homeownership. Learn how we’ve teamed up with Owens Corning to bring homeownership within reach for more Toledo residents.

Foot Locker, LISC Open Grant Application for Nonprofits in 13 cities Focused on Youth, Equity, Empowerment

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc., and LISC invite youth-serving nonprofits in 13 cities to apply for grants through the Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Program. Applications are due September 30.

From Housing to Economic Mobility: Inside LISC’s Strategies for Change with CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging interview with Denver Fredericks, host of the Business of Giving podcast, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh describes the pillars of LISC's work investing in communities and what's on the horizon for the CDFI under his leadership. "[We] can be a real catalyst for economic development in communities," says Pugh. "And frankly the best is yet to come."

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