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June 2021 Blog Posts (17)

MakeHaven is Hiring an Education Coordinator

MakeHaven, New Haven's community makerspace, is hiring an education coordinator. The education coordinator will ensure educational resources and systems are in place to empower artisans, entrepreneurs and hobbyists to make amazing things. MakeHaven is seeking an individual who can demonstrate both the administrative attention to detail and the strong…


Added by Kate Cebik on June 30, 2021 at 2:42am — No Comments

“Summer Daez” Offer High-Schoolers Digital Workshops

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of computer, gaming and information technology jobs will increase by 11 percent from 2019 to 2029.

High school students in the Elm City and surrounding areas have a new opportunity to level-up their web coding, design and digital content skills this summer at New Haven’s technology and innovation campus. District Arts + Education (DAE) is launching Summer DAEz featuring a full slate of free in-person workshops for rising juniors and…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 2:38am — No Comments


The Fund for New Leadership (FNL) searches for talent in every corner of the country and supports America’s emerging social changemakers who are working to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Racism and economic inequities are tearing at the very fabric of our society. These are systemic problems that do not lend themselves to simple solutions.

Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 2:35am — No Comments

Yale Study Links Housing Instability And Risky Sexual Behaviors

With federal and state eviction moratoriums ending soon, a team of researchers from Yale University and two other universities has found an apparent link between landlord-related forced housing moves and…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 2:30am — No Comments

Who Decides? Mapping Power and Decision Making in Nonprofits

How decisions are made can reveal a lot about how an organization performs. Consider some of these decision-making scenarios:

  • Without consulting any of those who will actually do the work, an executive director promises an old friend that his organization will take on a complex project, leaving his staff feeling out of the loop and disgruntled.
  • Twelve busy staff members spend numerous hours discussing whether their organization should hire a summer intern, but no one…

Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 2:27am — No Comments

Four Artists Consider the SHAPE OF COLOR at City Gallery

In a bold new show of contemporary work, artists Judy Atlas, Joy Bush, Rita Hannafin, and Tom Peterson consider the SHAPE OF COLOR, a group show on view at City Gallery this summer. The show will run from Friday, July 9 through Sunday, August 8, with a Closing Reception on Sunday, August 8 from 1pm - 4pm. Visitors may meet individual artists…


Added by Jen Payne on June 29, 2021 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Job Fair 6/28/21 at 10:00am

The Children's Center of Hamden will be hosting a job fair this Monday at 10:00am. We are looking to hire Direct Care Workers and Maintenance Workers. 

What we look for in an employee:

Employees must have a successful work history and good interpersonal skills.  Employees are expected to be dependable, flexible, dedicated,  work independently and as part of a team. It is essential for our staff to be positive role models for the clients we serve. Employees are…


Added by Chanelle Goldson on June 25, 2021 at 7:40am — No Comments

Employment Opportunities

The Children's Center of Hamden currently has multiple employment opportunities available. For more information please visit our website at

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…


Added by Chanelle Goldson on June 25, 2021 at 7:33am — No Comments

Trio of Community Foundations in Connecticut Hires Cesar Aleman as New Director

Cesar Aleman, Executive Director of the Connecticut Urban Opportunity Collaborative

June 22, 2021 - For the past several years, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation have been working together on…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 23, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

[Report] The economic state of Black America: What it is and what it could be

Very insightful article on the economic state of Black America by McKinsey & Company. …


Added by Tom Goldenberg on June 22, 2021 at 7:20am — No Comments

Don’t want to be a leader? Here’s how to develop other career opportunities

For as long as I can remember, leadership was the expectation. If you wanted to move up in the world, you had to be a leader: in school, at work, in your extracurriculars. Leadership was the golden ticket, and the more opportunities you took, the closer you’d get to owning the whole chocolate factory.

From a young age, I had my eye out for those golden tickets.…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 22, 2021 at 5:11am — No Comments

Official from the IRS: Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families get advance payments of the Child Tax Credit starting in the summer of 2021.

The IRS will pay half the total credit amount in advance monthly payments. You  will claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return. We’ll make the first advance payment on July 15, 2021. For a full schedule of payments, see …


Added by Lee Cruz on June 15, 2021 at 5:33am — No Comments

CHEFA Announces FY 2022 Targeted Grant Program Letter of Interest RFP for Statewide Workforce Development opens today!

CHEFA Announces FY 2022 Targeted Grant Program Letter of Interest RFP for Statewide Workforce Development opens today!

Attention CT Workforce Development Providers: Nonprofit organizations, and public educational institutions as defined under C.G.S. §10a-1, will be eligible to apply for the FY 2022 CHEFA Targeted Grant Program through a Letter of Interest (LOI) RFP. The focus for the program will be statewide workforce development; programs must be operational in…


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on June 14, 2021 at 6:13am — No Comments

Office/multi-purpose space available at Christian Community Action, 660 Winchester

1000+ square feet of lovely office/multi-purpose space is available for rent at Christian Community Action's newly renovated facility at 660 Winchester Avenue.  This lower-level space features a private entrance, private kitchen & bath, large common room, and several generous storage areas. Rental includes shared access to an on-site conference room, 24/7 on-site superintendent, and other shared facilities & services.   Ideal renter will be a not-for-profit with a mission that…


Added by Rebecca Weiner on June 11, 2021 at 8:31am — No Comments

Join Continuum’s Team in the Eastern Connecticut Region

Continuum is Seeking Direct Support Professionals in Eastern CT! Work with adults dually diagnosed with mental illness and developmental disabilities, such as autism, in a residential setting (Sprague, Lebanon or Norwich) that supports independence, skill learning, and community connection.…

Added by Continuum of Care, Inc. on June 8, 2021 at 10:04am — No Comments

New Haven Independent: Youth Climate Activists Grade Ed Board On Pandemic Aid Spending.

New Haven Board of Education members have a chance of getting an A, but they will have to work for it.

They face tough grading from students involved in the New Haven Climate Movement. The students promise to dole out As only if the board spends $6.6 million in federal aid on climate education and upgrades.…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 3, 2021 at 5:48am — No Comments

Universal Healthcare Foundation of CT Seeks Program Officer for Health Justice

The Universal Healthcare Foundation of CT is recruiting for a Program Officer for Health Justice. This is a new role created in 2021 in recognition of the out-sized impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and demand for racial and economic justice. The position will work with the President, Director of Program and Policy, and other foundation staff and the board of directors to develop and implement the foundation's grantmaking, capacity building and convening. 
Applications should be…

Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on June 3, 2021 at 3:17am — 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

“What Rural Means to Me”: Q+A with Nadia Villagrán, Director of Rural LISC

Nadia Villagrán, Rural LISC’s new leader, brings a lifetime of rural experience, and a career’s worth of know-how in rural development, to the job (not to mention eight years in various roles on the team she now leads). In the following Q+A, she shares her vision for the work, her insights into the special challenges for rural, and the reasons her childhood in the Arizona countryside still guide her approach to making impact.

Nigel Roberts Takes the Helm at LISC Memphis

LISC has named a community development leader with deep experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to expand its work in Memphis. P. Nigel Roberts will lead investment and program strategies that build equity and opportunity in underserved Memphis communities.

Ruth Jones Nichols, Formerly of HUD, Joins LISC as Executive Vice President to Lead Nationwide Program Activity

Dr. Jones Nichols will oversee LISC’s 37 metro-area program offices, Rural LISC and all its national programs. In addition to her federal leadership experience, she brings to LISC decades of experience working at the local level on critical issues related to housing, jobs, racial and gender equity, education and food access.

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