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October 2021 Blog Posts (12)

NPR: A North Carolina Principal Rethinks The Classroom And Brings Students Outdoors

Last year's COVID-19 lockdown disrupted the idea of school as we know it and it forced educators to think outside of the box. For one elementary school principal in North Carolina, thinking outside of the box had him heading outside — literally...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 29, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Fund Place-Based Partnerships, if We Want Them to Work

During the early days of COVID in March 2020, members of Rocky Mountain Partnership, a place-based partnership dedicated to driving economic and social mobility for its community members, flexed their collaboration muscles to coordinate a response to quickly evolving community needs in the Denver area. Long-standing relationships and shared systems meant they could quickly coordinate everything from food delivery to childcare for essential workers. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 27, 2021 at 10:51am — No Comments

It’s time for philanthropy to step up the fight against climate change

Climate change’s negative effects are coming to bear on high-priority philanthropic issues. More and better funding can protect vulnerable stakeholders and speed the net-zero transition.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 21, 2021 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Continuum is Hiring: Direct Care Support, Case Management, Nursing

Join Continuum's committed, creative and caring team. Apply to one of our open positions today!…

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Added by Continuum of Care, Inc. on October 19, 2021 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Weekend Manager Job Opportunity

We are hiring at The Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop!

Position: Weekend Manager

Reports to: Museum Director

Part-time/Annual/non-Exempt; approximately 20 hours Friday-Sunday

Pay Scale: $18-20/hr

The Workshop @ EWM Overview

The Eli Whitney Museum was established in 1979 on the site where Whitney transformed American…

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Added by Madelyn Ardito on October 13, 2021 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Why Building Community Is So Important?

Building communities is a crucial process that fosters connections amongst people and creates infrastructures for these connections to happen...

https://fairforceberlin.medium.com/why-building-community-is-so-important-6f1a3953c1d7

Added by Lee Cruz on October 11, 2021 at 11:35am — No Comments

A Tangled Web: The Problem with Fragmented Housing Assistance

If you couldn’t afford your rent, where would you go for help? In most American communities, that simple question has no obvious answer. Federal, state, and local rent assistance is provided by multiple nonprofits and government agencies in each municipality, each with its own eligibility rules and ways to apply. The messy housing assistance system in the U.S. is one of the main reasons COVID-related rent assistance has been extremely slow to be spent. A full overhaul is needed to…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 11, 2021 at 11:24am — No Comments

Social Venture Partners-CT is Hiring for Two New Positions!

Social Venture Partners-CT is Hiring for Two New Positions!



In support of SVP’s work with the Office of Workforce Strategy, a team of the Office of the Governor that is responsible for coordinating all workforce development programs across the state of Connecticut, they are seeking to hire two full-time positions:



*The Director of Information Technology Workforce Development Strategy will be responsible for providing management support for…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on October 8, 2021 at 10:31am — No Comments

Connecticut Hospitals Seeing Surge In Behavioral Health Cases Among Children

Rising at a startling rate, hospitals around the state are seeing a rapid increase in children needing behavioral health treatment. Depression and anxiety have become prevalent. It’s become a concern for families and hospitals alike...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 7, 2021 at 9:28am — No Comments

CIRCA Hiring Environmental Justice Community Coordinator

Search #: 495563

Work type: Full-time

Location: Avery Point Campus

Categories: Research

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Justice Community…

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Added by Joanna Wozniak-Brown on October 6, 2021 at 8:40am — No Comments

Don’t miss Five Frogs Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut: Fall 2021 Leader Convenings

Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites you to participate in Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut Leader Convenings! Social impact leaders from across the nonprofit, public and private sectors are invited to join to connect, share ideas, and challenge and support each other.



These conversations focus on leading for racial equity, collective…

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Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on October 5, 2021 at 8:55am — 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

Foot Locker, Inc. & LISC Announce Funding for 16 Organizations Focused on Advancing Health, Wealth, & Upward Mobility in BIPOC Communities

The first round of grants through the $3 million Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Program will help bridge gaps in racial equity with support for mentorship, career development, and civic engagement programs for youth.

Uber, Visa & LISC Announce Grants For Growth Program, Providing $1M in Support to Small Businesses

LISC is a partner in Grants for Growth, a new $1 million grant program announced by Uber and Visa. Grants for Growth will provide $10,000 grants to 100 restaurants in 10 U.S. cities that are currently active on Uber Eats. LISC will administer the grant program, which will bring much needed relief to restaurants challenged by COVID-19, natural disasters and other unexpected events.

Bridging Housing and Health Care to Help Some of Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Residents Get Well

A transformative high-touch, “housing first” approach to supporting people who struggle with chronic homelessness and mental and physical health challenges is getting a kick-start from a collaboration between LISC and Sentara Healthcare in Hampton Roads, VA. One year since the launch of the partnership, its programs are driving health and wellness in the region through investments ranging from small business support to innovative health and housing initiatives—proof of the power of teaming up with local anchor instititutions to create real change.

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