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October 2014 Blog Posts (26)

You Have Breast Cancer! Now What's Next? Update 2014 (PT1)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., is dedicated to bringing the Greater New Haven community reliable information on Health Literacy, Education and Civic Engagement.  In this blog, which is the first of a two-part series on Breast Cancer Education, we provide a broad range of information for all women from a wide array of resources.  We invite you to read and share this blog with as many as possible.  You…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Leadership

Many find sports to be a good source for life lessons and so I found the following interview in the Washington Post and by Howard C. Fero, the co-author of “Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership” and an executive coach and director of graduate leadership programs at Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut quite useful…

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Added by Mike Burns on October 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Education And Accurate Information Are LIGHT Producers.

This is a short blog in response to the Oct. 3, 2014 article in the New Haven Independent titled: Schools Chief Fields Brainteasers At “Night Out”

I commend the superintendent for making himself and other administrators available to parents and teachers in this interactive manner. It is helpful to the administration, and certainly to parents.  By openly discussing issues by…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Makayla’s Story: Early Head Start’s Impact on Three Generations

Makayla is a shy, sweet two year old who loves to learn. “She likes to play tea party and read books,” her mother Katina tells me. “She’ll copy anything you say.” A few months ago, Katina and Makayla’s father Jeremy contacted All Our Kin about enrolling her in an Early Head Start (EHS) program. Katina had been staying home with her daughter for the first few years of her life, but now she wanted to go back to school. Were there any open spots for…

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Added by Jessica Sager on October 2, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Autumn in Grove Street Cemetery

Good Day To All!!!!!

Just a quick reminder - the cemetery in the autumn is just a splendor to view. To take a lovely stroll around and breath in the fresh cool breezes and admiring the array of colors is just wonderful.

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 2, 2014 at 7:25am — No Comments

Fair Haven Clinic Targets Colon Cancer – Please Get Screened

“Colon cancer is a common and lethal disease and the second leading cause of cancer death. (1) “Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women”.(2)

The risk of colorectal…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 1, 2014 at 10:12am — 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

In Detroit, Attractive Workforce Housing for Families Replaces a Vacant, Dilapidated Structure

What gains can be made at the intersection of art, housing and community development? In Detroit, developers are building a new workforce housing project that not only meets the needs of moderate-income families, but also incorporates an art gallery and other commercial space that contributes to the health of the surrounding area. LISC is proud to help finance this important effort.

JP Morgan Chase's Entrepreneur Of Color Fund Ensures Rising Rents Wouldn't Push Out the “Dangerously Delicious” Brown Sugar Bakery

When a bakery is widely known as “dangerously delicious,” it’s easy to see the potential for long-term business success. But despite its reputation, Brown Sugar Bakery in Chicago needed access to flexible, affordable capital so it could purchase its facilityspace and ensure it wouldn’t be pushed out by rising rentsor, worse yet, a sale of the property. Then came COVID-19.

LISC Supports Quality Homes in Communities with Majority-Black Populations to Fuel Small Business Growth, Education, Safety, and Jobs

A drive down Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood offers a view of what quality, affordable housing means to a community. There, the national nonprofit POAH has preserved and built hundreds of affordable rental homes along a mile-long stretch, with new businesses and community services as well, tapping LISC loans to acquire properties and launch the predevelopment work needed to move ambitious projects forward.

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