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May 2018 Blog Posts (13)

From the Start: Celebrating Foster Care Month and ‘r kids Family Center

A successful foster child is always the lengthened shadow of caring women and men. In New Haven, one of those individuals who cast a long shadow is Randi Ruben Rodriguez, executive director of ‘r kids Family Center. She and her supportive staff have been promoting permanency, safety and stability for vulnerable children and their families for over 20 years.  The group…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 31, 2018 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Young Immigrants Turn Dreams into Action

In 2010, as the U.S. Congress took up the Federal DREAM Act, a small group of undocumented students and allies from Connecticut met to discuss what they should do. The proposed legislation would allow them the life-changing opportunity to apply for legal permanent residency. They organized a statewide summit, joined the national advocacy network, United We Dream, and…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 24, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Relaunched Schooner Has Wind In Its Sails

Two years after becoming a signature program of the New Haven Land Trust, Schooner Camp is planning to double in size. The growth represents a remarkable turnaround for the popular sailing and coastal exploration program. Financial difficulties nearly shuttered Schooner before a merger with New Haven Land Trust injected new life into the day camp that has introduced…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 17, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms is seeking an Administrative Assistant!

New Haven Farms is looking for an Administrative Assistant! See the job description below (or on our website) for more information.

New Haven Farms Administrative Assistant

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Added by New Haven Farms on May 16, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Schooner Summer Camp offers awesome summer for kids and teens!

Schooner Summer Camp has some amazing things in the works for our upcoming summer. Read on to learn about all the wonderful things that will be new for camp this year. We now have programs for ages 4-5, awesome leadership programming for ages 13-14, six additional sailboats, and will be adding more amazing staff members along with our new camp director!
 
Hi everyone, my name is Cori, and I'm excited to be the new director of Schooner Camp this summer. I've spent my…
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Added by Cori Merchant on May 15, 2018 at 11:17am — No Comments

From the NYT: A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.

Listen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/podcasts/the-daily/mortality-black-mothers-babies.html

Added by Lee Cruz on May 11, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

Harvest the Rain!

A rain barrel is an easy and inexpensive way to harvest the rain and store runoff where it falls, on your property. This water can be used to water gardens and lawns.

Top 5 reasons to harvest rainwater:

  • Conserve a natural resource
  • Protect our rivers and streams from runoff pollution
  • Use rainwater to grow healthy and lush…
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Added by Regional Water Authority on May 10, 2018 at 4:50pm — No Comments

The Great(est) Give: Over $1.7 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits

 New Haven, Conn. (May 4, 2018) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) is excited to announce the results of The Great Give® 2018, the region’s ninth community-wide online fundraising event for nonprofits serving The Foundation’s 20-town region. In 36 hours, the community raised…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 10, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Help Build an Engaged and Informed Electorate

GNH-VOTE 2018 is a nonpartisan initiative of The Community Foundation

Free Voter Engagement Training 

Learn how to engage and inform voters and use the voter pledge card.

Be a part of the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 9, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Next City: Why I Want Community Organizers to Tell Me Where to Invest

Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to become an impact investor. Before then, no one ever told me it was possible to make investment decisions based on my values rather than just financial returns. Once I learned there was this rising tide of “impact investing,” I was all in.

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 4, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Two Thought Provoking Opinion Pieces: #MeToo Movement NYT

What Do We Do With These Men?

By Katie J. M. Baker

Ms. Baker is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News who has covered institutional responses to sexual violence and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 4, 2018 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Improve your nonprofit organization with The TANGO Nonprofit Method

There's always room for improvement in your organization and TANGO is proud to introduce The TANGO Nonprofit Method!

The TANGO Nonprofit Method is an invaluable instructional guide accompanied by interactive videos that will enhance the mission of your organization and structure; it will also guide nonprofits through best practices for your Board of Directors, Management Team, Employees and overall company mission.…

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Added by Rob Bloomstone on May 3, 2018 at 2:13pm — 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

How a “Great Place” Tackles Housing Affordability: Q&A with Maurice A. Jones

In an interview with Charlottesville Tomorrow, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones unpacks the myriad fronts on which government, community developers and residents must intercept the affordability crisis. In addition to smarter policy and much more investment, development and preservation, “You also have to go at it from the people side,” says Jones. “Helping people get on a viable pathway to a living wage career” is crucial to making serious inroads on our housing challenges.

LISC + Ally Financial = A New Alliance to Boost Entrepreneurs and Homeowners

A new $3 million grant from Ally Financial will help fuel homeownership and small businesses in four cities, advancing LISC’s work to support a broadly shared prosperity. “There is incredible talent in our communities,” said LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, commenting on the importance of the Ally partnership. “The job to be done is to match that talent with incredible opportunity.”

In This Season of Giving, Take Action!

This Giving Tuesday, we are reflecting on what we've accomplished in 2019 thanks to the support of our donors and partners. To that end, we're highlighting three key areas of our work: supporting entreprenuers, closing the skills gap and investing in safety and justice programs—all of which were made possible by our supporters' investments.

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