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June 2019 Blog Posts (20)

Why Is Preschool Important? Debunking the Myths

Now that we’re parents ourselves, the tables have turned. We’re faced with myriad of decisions about where to send our kids to school, which play dates to organize, where we should spend extra money in the store’s organic section or what to do when our little one is bullied. Why do our childhoods seem like the ancient past, and how did our parents survive this constant decision-making process without completely sabotaging our development?

Parents have important choices to make…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 27, 2019 at 9:23am — No Comments

Message to LGBTQ+ and the Latinx Community: Keep Communicating

The Progreso Latino Fund recently convened a group at Gateway Community College to explore the intersection of the LGBTQ and Latinx communities. Gateway’s Student Government President, Monica Maldonado co-hosted the event. 

Maldonado and three other panelists shared their…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 5:58am — No Comments

Community Fund for Women & Girls Advances Gender Equity with $130,000 in Grants

LGBTQIA+ Organization Latest to Join Slate of Nonprofit Partners

New Haven, Conn. (June 26, 2019) – At The Community Fund for Women & Girls’ annual meeting, newly appointed Chair Karen Peart announced grant awards totaling $130,000 to 12 nonprofit partner organizations working to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 5:06am — No Comments

A History of the American Public Library

A visual exploration of how a critical piece of social infrastructure came to be.

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2019 at 7:11am — No Comments

When will a white man say what Ta-Nehisi Coates said?

How can it be that, in 2019, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates was forced to give testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee that sounded like it could have been given in front of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction in 1866? How is it that, more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War, a black man…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2019 at 7:04am — No Comments

Leading the Charge for Paid Family Leave

The United States, unlike the rest of the industrialized world, does not guarantee workers paid time off to care for newborns. For many families, the resulting loss of income forces them take on debt and turn to public assistance. The lack of paid leave is also a major contributor to the wage and wealth gap between men and women.

That situation…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 20, 2019 at 3:31am — No Comments

Job Opening: Vice President of Community Impact

Diversity Matters at United Way

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

 

Who We Are Looking For

Are you committed to creating meaningful change in greater New Haven? Do you enjoy leading and developing teams, both internal and external, to design and implement effective solutions for community…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on June 18, 2019 at 3:26am — No Comments

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 14, 2019 at 4:06am — No Comments

The Valley Community Foundation Awards Grant Funds to Support Local Programs

 

DERBY, CT (June 13, 2019) - The Valley Community Foundation has awarded a total of $17,275 in its Community Grants Program to eight community groups serving the Valley. These grants will support youth, seniors, historical endeavors, and wellness initiatives in the region. 

 

“With more than $17,000 in grant…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 13, 2019 at 7:52am — No Comments

Employment Opportunities - The Children's Center of Hamden

We currently have multiple employment opportunities available. For more information please visit our website at www.tccoh.org

The Children's Center of Hamden is a private nonprofit organization providing services to children who suffer from one or more of a variety of problems; psychological and social problems; physical and/or sexual abuse; learning disabilities; substance abuse and family trauma.

Added by Chanelle Goldson on June 12, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

New Haven Reads is hiring an Outreach Director!

NHR is hiring an Outreach Director to manage all of our volunteer programs! Read the full job description and learn how to apply below.

Outreach Director Job Description

Location: 45 Bristol St, New Haven CT

Exempt – Full time…

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Added by New Haven Reads on June 11, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

Positions Available at Catholic Charities Gr. New Haven sites

Catholic Charities is seeking both full and part time case managers and behavioral health clinicians at our New Haven, Milford and Ansonia Family Service Centers to work with adult and child victims of crime in our Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded programs.

It is preferred that candidates for the case management position have an associates or bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or related field.…

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Added by Lisa on June 10, 2019 at 6:32am — No Comments

Volunteering Is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health

There are horse barns in New York City. A lot of people don't realize this, but I'm lucky enough to have uncovered this secret through volunteering at a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities. A couple of Sundays a month, I get up early, drink my coffee on the train to Forest Hills, and spend a few hours helping kids with their riding lessons...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2019 at 7:34am — No Comments

The Racial Reckoning Comes

Trump has changed our national narrative.

David Brooks

By David Brooks

Opinion…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

2019 Summer Meals Blitz

End Hunger CT! is reaching out to each of you because for your help and support! We are looking for volunteers to come join us and canvass the streets with FREE SUMMER MEALS information. Summer Meals are provided all over CT to children age 18 and younger. They are free (no paperwork requirement) safe and nutricoius meals located in parks, schools and other community building all over your towns. 
We need…
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Added by End Hunger CT! on June 7, 2019 at 12:09am — No Comments

Learning Life Lessons Through Tennis

At New HYTEs, formerly known as New Haven Youth Tennis and Education, youth in the city learn the game of tennis and receive educational enrichment. During this year’s Great Give, they embraced an opportunity to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 6, 2019 at 6:13am — No Comments

Education, Skills and Training for 21st Century Jobs

Strategies for a Growing and Inclusive Economy

When industrial factories powered the Greater New Haven economy, there was an abundance of jobs with minimal education requirements. What a worker needed to know could be learned on the job, and there was a good chance that job could support a family. Those days are long…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 5, 2019 at 9:36am — No Comments

Ready to Go!

It’s online! The Downsizing Donation Guide was funded by a grant I received from Recycle CT one year ago. The Downsizing Donation Guide is available on the home page of the HomeHaven website for all to read and download (…
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Added by Elaine Piraino-Holevoet on June 5, 2019 at 5:59am — No Comments

Job Posting: Director of Finance and Administration

Who We Are Looking For

Are you a finance professional with strong strategic thinking skills? Do you find joy in making systems run

more effectively and efficiently? Are you interested in developing staff and consultants into a team with

cutting-edge skills and a strong focus on customer service? If so, our Director of Finance and Administration

position may be perfect for you.



Position

The Director of Finance and…

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Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on June 3, 2019 at 4:54am — 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

New Report: A Close Look at the Reality of Community Violence Interrupters

Dr. Kathryn Bocanegra and Dr. Shani Buggs, eminent researchers and experts on the work of community violence intervention, have published, together with LISC, Supporting the Frontline Through Community Healing: Advancing Science on Violence Intervention Outreach and Trauma Exposure. The study, focused on safety efforts in Kansas City, MO, is a deeply researched and compassionate look at the trauma CVI workers confront every day and how to support the field so that practitioners “are protected from the same harms they work to prevent.”

“A Gateway for Possibilities”: Resident Leadership and Community Ownership

LISC's Institute for Community Power has published a new Spotlight examining three leadership development programs designed and implemented by LISC and local partners for distinct communities in different parts of the country: Training the Trainers (T4T) in Houston; the Newark Resident Leadership Academy (NRLA); and Community Connectors in Philadelphia. Each group has leveraged the leadership program to inform and strengthen their work and, in turn, to serve their communities more effectively.

Mobile Home Residents in Washington State Are Calling the Shots After Buying Their Park

Manufactured housing, which 20 million Americans call home, is one of the few affordable housing options in the United States. The residents of two Washington State mobile home communities recently succeeded in purchasing their parks with help from ROC USA and over $2 million in financing from Rural LISC. As a result, they have been able to stabilize their housing costs, upgrade their communities and remain in the places they love.

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