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October 2023 Blog Posts (18)

New Grant Funding Opportunity to Support the ECE Workforce in New Haven

Hope For New Haven and CERCLE were selected to manage $1.6 million in ARPA funds on behalf of the City of New Haven in support of workforce development for early childhood educators in the City. The grant is part of a citywide initiative to invest in successful educational…


Added by Tamesha Robinson on October 28, 2023 at 2:32am — No Comments

This Mentality Is Very Hard to Spot and Can Ruin Your Life

Part 5 of 5: What Victim Mentality Is and How to Overcome It

The mentality I’m speaking of is referred to as victim mentality. There are a lot of misconceptions about what this is, which means so many people don’t even realize they have it.

Just because…


Added by Barb Nangle on October 27, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

6 Tiny Houses Built In Hill Backyard

Just under a dozen tents have been cleared from a backyard homeless encampment on Rosette Street to make space for six new tiny homes,” the latest local experiment in providing emergency shelter to those most in need.

Those prefabricated houses, all under 100 square feet each, popped up this past weekend behind …


Added by Lee Cruz on October 25, 2023 at 3:58am — No Comments

Why People Pleasing Is Dishonest and Manipulative and Two Tips For How To Change

You may be a people-pleaser if you…

  • go way above and beyond the “call of duty”
  • really want people to depend on you and you’re crushed when you’re not able to follow through on something you said you’d do
  • you jump through hoops to make things happen for other people
  • you frequently drop what you’re doing to help…

Added by Barb Nangle on October 20, 2023 at 10:51am — No Comments

How to Make the Dynamic Shift from Victim to Empowerment

Part 4 of 5: What Victim Mentality Is and How to Overcome It

The Drama Triangle is sometimes also referred to as the Victim Triangle. It’s a model of dysfunctional interaction first delineated by Stephen Karpman in 1968. It includes the roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer.

When I first learned of it, it explained so much of the dynamics of my life – within all of my relationships. If you’ve had dysfunctional relationships at any point, it…


Added by Barb Nangle on October 20, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mixed Media and Clay Work Take Center Stage at City Gallery

In November, City Gallery presents The Other Part, an exhibition of mixed media art and clay work by Sheila Kaczmarek. The show runs Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 26. The Opening Reception on Saturday, November 4 will feature live music from 2-5pm by Mike Reinhauzen and Len Kaczmarek.


Kaczmarek’s haunting work looks at…


Added by Jen Payne on October 19, 2023 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Opinion: In CT towns with more housing, lower property tax rates for all

Towns in Connecticut that issue more permits for housing are not only bringing in residents and jobs and encouraging employers to locate there, but they are also delivering to their residents a lower rate of real property tax growth than towns which issue fewer permits... ;

Added by Lee Cruz on October 18, 2023 at 11:10am — No Comments

Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back. (Published 2020 but still worth reading)

When Kilynn Johnson walks out the door of the house her parents bought in 1972, where she grew up and lives to this day, she steps into the warm embrace of a community where neighbors feel more like kin. Her home sits across the street from Stinger Square Park, where Johnson passed long days of her childhood playing alongside her siblings and cousins and friends. But by age 8, diagnosed with asthma, she spent more time sitting on the sidelines,…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 18, 2023 at 11:07am — No Comments

New York Times takes a pizza deep dive into tomato pie in New Haven and beyond

The New York Times recently took a culinary trip over the border to Connecticut, examining tomato pie, the Northeast staple influenced by Italian immigrants that's a mainstay at New Haven's most famous apizza restaurants.…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 18, 2023 at 11:03am — No Comments

Report: About 19% of CT youth ‘disconnected’ or ‘at risk’ in 2021-22

More than 119,000, or about 19%, of young people in Connecticut between the ages of 14 and 26 were “at risk” or “disconnected” in 2021-22, according to a new Dalio Education report released Wednesday morning.

The report, which compiled data from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, Department of Children and Families, Department of Labor, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the state…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 18, 2023 at 10:57am — No Comments

Are you a talented early childhood professional looking to increase access to high-quality early care and education programs across New Haven?

Then we have a newly created position you may be interested in!!!!

Who We Are Looking For

Are you a talented early childhood professional looking to increase access to high-quality early care and education programs across New Haven? Are you good at supporting program directors to help them be the best they can be? Do you like finding new ways of engaging families and community members in the work of expanding early care and…


Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on October 18, 2023 at 4:12am — No Comments

7 Powerful Strategies to Get Out of Victim Mentality

Part 3 of 5: What Victim Mentality Is and How to Overcome It

1. Realize you have victim mentality

This mentality can be super hard to see because it's deeply entrenched. Having this mentality  doesn't mean you're bad or weak. You've internalized a mode of thinking that was useful to you at one time, likely because you were victimized somehow.

If you continually think, “If __ would…


Added by Barb Nangle on October 13, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments



Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on October 13, 2023 at 2:44am — No Comments

RECRUITMENT IS OPEN-CARE Health Leadership Program

Community Research Fellowship…


Added by Tempestt Solana Latham on October 12, 2023 at 7:35am — No Comments

Breaking Free from Victim Mentality: How to Discover Choices and Get Freedom

Part 2 of 5: What Victim Mentality Is and How to Overcome It

If you have the mentality of victimhood, you likely got it from being victimized in some way. For me, it was from growing up with the dysfunction of my childhood. It wasn’t something egregious like being kidnapped; it was the continual drip-drip-drip of emotional invalidation and abandonment I experienced. When you internalize victim mentality, it permeates every area of your life and just…


Added by Barb Nangle on October 6, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Coming Out of Victim Mentality Requires Looking at Your Own Behavior

Part 1 of 5: What Victim Mentality Is and How to Overcome It

This is part 1 of a 5 part series on what victim mentality is and how to get out of it. In this essay, I’ll share how understanding “your part in things” (as we say in 12-step recovery) brings you out of victim mentality.

If you’re not familiar with victim mentality, it’s a way of thinking that’s so deeply internalized that we don’t realize we have it. You might call it a…


Added by Barb Nangle on October 4, 2023 at 6:30am — No Comments

Nonprofit Professionals Selected for 2023 Management Program

The Community Foundation welcomes the third cohort to the program that is building a pipeline for new, more diverse leadership in Greater New Haven’s nonprofit community.

New Haven, Conn. (Oct. 4, 2023) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) welcomes the third…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 4, 2023 at 4:46am — No Comments

Stop Thinking Things Should Be a Certain Way - How to Get to Acceptance

If you’re constantly pissed off at things like the barista getting your coffee order wrong or that there’s traffic on the highway, you might need to learn acceptance.

That was my problem for most of my life. Once I started to understand that lack of acceptance was my problem, things began to change. I came to understand that it wasn’t the coffee order or the traffic – it was my thinking was the source of all my problems.

It became clear that my…


Added by Barb Nangle on October 3, 2023 at 4:07am — 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

Diving into the Deep, Hard + Imperative Work of Community Violence Intervention

As part of its partnership with the Department of Justice, LISC s supports practitioners and policy makers with best practices and overcoming challenges facing community violence intervention (CVI) work in American communities. An article from the National Criminal Justice Association highlights the many voices represented during a recent webinar for nearly 1,000 attendees, led by on-the-ground experts in violence intervention, researchers and DOJ leaders. The webinar is now part of a robust online resource center hosted by LISC and the DOJ’s Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Talking Financial Stability With LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging radio interview with Audacy's On the Block 94.7, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh unpacks the ways CDFIs, from the most local to the largest, are so well poised to support financial mobility. He also praises the role of good financial advice, and forecasts how AI can create alternative methods for building credit.

Empowering Agriculture: A Black-Owned Grain Storage Facility Marks New Era in Mississippi Delta Farming

Delta Diamond Ag stores and handles grains, a critical service for helping farmers bring their crops successfully to market. With a $500,000 loan from LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund, this rare African-American-owned facility is poised to change agriculture in the Delta. In recognition of Black History Month, we’re sharing this conversation with CEO Leigh Allen about how the company can serve area growers and the larger community, the importance of African-American representation in the agricultural supply chain, and his own deep affection for Delta farming.

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