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When Schools and Museums Meet

When it comes to arts education, schools and art museums are natural partners. Schools come equipped with audiences ready to learn, while museums have no shortage of artwork and arts knowledge to share.…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on June 4, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments

HIgh School Journalism Camps

The Conn. Health I-Team is hosting two week-long journalism camps this summer - July 9 at Quinnipiac University and July 16 at the University of Connecticut.  The program gives students the opportunity to spend a week on a university campus, learning the tools of journalism by participating in workshops led by award-winning journalists; sharpening research skills; and reporting and writing stories.  FREE tuition for New Haven students. Contact Lynne at lynnedelucia@yahoo.com or go to…

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Added by Lynne DeLucia on June 2, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION BROUGHT TO LIFE FOR STUDENTS AT JOHN C. DANIELS SCHOOL IN NH

Posted to NHI on June 1, 2012 – N’Zinga Shäni, OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc

Paul Bunyan Acquitted - http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/paul_bunyan_acquitted_of_all_charges/

I am delighted to read this story.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Haas National Survey of Development Directors

Interested in sharing your insights about your work in development (you know aka fundraising)?  Take the Haas Foundation & Compass Point National Development Director Survey.  http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/1338485415-fd208e0be221eceeef559d83148a8a68-804e4b6?pa=9612370389

 

If you’re interested in hearing more about the research please contact Marla …

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Added by Mike Burns on May 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What is Facilitation?

Facilitation is a powerful tool to work with groups to reach their goal. It’s largely group-driven, while the facilitator manages the process so the group can focus on content. Think of the facilitator as the oil for the machine — the oil makes it easier for the pieces of the machine to work together, but the oil doesn’t do the machine’s job.

A facilitator can guide a group from brainstorming and idea-gathering to concrete action steps and results. By managing interactions between…

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Added by Community Mediation, Inc on May 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

IN PRAISE OF HONEST HEROES - IN THIS CASE - SHERO - SHERRY HUNT - FINANCIAL WHISTLE-BLOWER

How many of us KNOW the story of my whistle-blower hero Ms. Sherry Hunt?  She saved us, the US tax-payer, a lot of money by blowing the whistle about the dishonest financial practices that were going on at CitiGroup.  She is a woman of conscience, honesty and principle.  She is a woman who worked her way up from the bottom with a high school diploma; she became VP at CitiGroup.  Read about her at Bloomberg, Hunttington Post and elsewhere.  The complaint contended that senior bank personnel…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 31, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Salvation Army in New Haven looking for Program Speakers for Seniors this summer

Posted by John Karavas

Board of Director's and member of the Rotary Club of New Haven

Board of Advisers Chairperson, New Haven Citadel, Salvation Army

The New Haven Corps for the Salvation Army is looking for program speakers for a New Haven senior citizen audience for the 2012 summer. Six slots are currently open.  For volunteers contact Lt. Jae Im at 203-624-9891, ext. 12.

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a consensual, self-determined process in which participants work together with the facilitation of an impartial, trained third party to address the conflict. Mediation provides an opportunity for participants to:

  • clarify issues and interests
  • express feelings
  • explore options
  • be heard
  • craft a voluntary, mutually agreed-upon outcome

Fundamental principles of mediation include:

  • balanced and respectful…
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Added by Community Mediation, Inc on May 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Conflict Coaching

Conflict Coaching is one of the many conflict resolution tools used to help individuals, businesses and organizations manage conflict.   Coaching involves consultation and guidance on a specific dispute or conflict to get clear on the needs and to open up new options for strategies to meet those needs.  It can also be used to evaluate and improve personal conflict and communication skills.

Coaching is appropriate for conflicts where mediation is not possible or necessary.  Conflict…

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Added by Community Mediation, Inc on May 29, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rotary Club of New Haven partners w/ other Rotary Entites to Establish Eye Hospital

Colin Gershon, New Haven Attorney, and Rotarian, writes about Rotary Club of New Haven's support and financial involvement with other Rotary entities to establish an eye hospital in Pali, India. In part he writes, "This project is a terrific example of our club's commitment to the International Avenue of Service.  For the entire story, click here.

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 29, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

Rotarian Andrew Heatley volunteered at the New Haven Youth Oympics at Hill House High School

For decades the Rotary Club of New Haven has supported the New Haven Middle School Youth Olympics and this year Rotarian Andrew Heatley, a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch offered up his commentary on the games which occurred during May of 2012 at Hill House High School.  In part he wrote,  "I left the Olympics wishing I had a chance to…

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Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 25, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Demonstrate Your Leadership Skills through Service on the Board of a Local Nonprofit...

Volunteer service on the Board of a local nonprofit is a great way to demonstrate your leadership skills and to learn about your community; it also looks great on your resume. Here is a list of Greater New Haven nonprofits looking for volunteers.The list inclludes specific skill that each organization is looking for in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Haven Salvation Army Looking for Additional Member to its Board of Advisors

New Haven Rotarians, Jae Im (Commander of the New Haven Salvation Army Citadel) and John Karavas (Board of Advisors Chairperson, Salvation Army) are inviting community members who may be interested in serving on the board of advisors to the next board meeting on May 30th at 450 George St., New Haven.  The monthly meetings start at noon and include lunch. Adjournment is at 1 PM. There is plenty of parking on the grounds.

The board is looking to expand its New Haven community…

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Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 25, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

Our Friends at the Rotary Club of Norwich

The Rotary Club of Norwich is having its charity fund raising Family Carnival from May 24th thru the 28th. It is a great way to have some fun while helping the club to raise Funds for their community charity work.  If you are in the neighborhood, stop on by.Get Your Ticket(s)

Added by Rotary Club of New Haven on May 24, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Employee surveys

We are encouraged to survey our employees as a best practice. It would be interesting to know of other organziations that have done this and the type of survey they used.

Added by Richard Knoll on May 24, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Residents tell last sooty power plant ‘This air was made for you and me’ (update)

More than 150 people crowded into a room in the City Hall Annex recently to weigh in on Bridgeport Harbor Station’s request to renew its five-year operating permit, which expired earlier this year.

Environmentalists have been trying for years to shut down the coal operations at the station, which is owned by the Newark-based Public Service Electric & Gas. This may be their best chance, said John Calandrelli, program director for the Sierra Club’s local…

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Added by Christopher Zurcher on May 23, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

The Arts Education Field Guide

This seven part series is based on Americans for the Arts’ new toolkit, The Arts Education Field Guide, which will be released during the first webinar. The Field Guide will illuminate ways to navigate the complex web of citizens, policymakers, government entities, and organizations that influence arts education from the school house to the White House and from the living room to the board room.

Each webinar in this series is free…

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Added by Julie Trachtenberg on May 21, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

WorkPlace Inc. seeking training providers

WorkPlace seeking training providers.  Excerpt follows.  Use this link to access full document. http://www.workplace.org/news.php

 

Core/soft employability skill areas to be provided include:

 

  • Work Readiness –Attitude and expectations
  • Interviewing and resume development
  • Job search techniques
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and…
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Added by Lee Cruz on May 14, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Yale 2012 Spring Salvage program to benefit Nonprofits

The Yale Office of Facilities and Office of Sustainability would like to invite you to participate in the 2012 Spring Salvage program. Your organization is invited to join us at Ingalls Rink located at 73 Sachem Street on the following Sale Days:

 

Wednesday, May 16th                   10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 30st                    10:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

 

All goods will be sold for a…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 11, 2012 at 6:57pm — 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

“Dark-Skin Representative”: Celebrating Juneteenth with Verse & Music

In celebration of Juneteenth, we are sharing a poem/performance by Ashley Rose, former LISC AmeriCorps member and an award-winning poet who is dedicated to using her art for racial healing.

In Praise of Juneteenth

On the eve of the 156th anniversary of the original Juneteenth, LISC EVP Denise Scott reflects on what this holiday means for Black Americans—and for the entire country—and how our national racial reckoning makes this commemoration more urgent, and promising, than ever.

CDFI Fund Awards LISC $1.8M Rapid Response Program Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund has awarded $1.25 billion in Rapid Response Program grants to support CDFIs in their efforts to provide COVID-19 economic relief—including $1.8 million to advance LISC’s work.

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