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November 2022 Blog Posts (13)

Opportunity for Women of Color interested in Community Development

This is a new program funded by the CT Department of Housing and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and administered by LISC Connecticut, designed to introduce women of color to the community development sector. Recruitment is still underway for a new cohort of participants for 2023. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, December 16th.

 

Elements of the HCDLI include:

  • Monthly workshops with industry…
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Added by Lee Cruz on November 30, 2022 at 6:43am — No Comments

Protecting Nonprofits That Protect Us During Crises—and Beyond

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November 21, 2022

It wasn’t for-profit companies. The nonprofit sector, along with community-based …

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2022 at 4:14am — No Comments

The Vital Connection: BIPOC-Led Narrative Change and Pluralist Democracy

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November 21, 2022

Who will tell the stories that shape our future? These days, in the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2022 at 4:08am — No Comments

Should We Cancel Capacity Building?

September 13, 2022

In the social change field, some phrases are repeated so often that we no longer ask what they require of us. But words matter. I have pages and pages of notes with…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2022 at 4:01am — No Comments

Is America Ready for Truth and Reconciliation?

Published on LinkedIn November 17, 2022…





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Added by Lee Cruz on November 18, 2022 at 11:05am — No Comments

JPMorgan Trying to Expand Minority Small-Business Lending

HOUSTON—JPMorgan Chase & Co. is launching a national program to try to get more loans into the hands of minority small-businesses owners and close a persistent racial gap in financing...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 18, 2022 at 10:54am — No Comments

It’s Time to Reaffirm Our First Amendment Right to Boycott

From the Boston Tea Party to the Montgomery bus boycott to the boycott of apartheid South Africa, politically motivated consumer boycotts have long been part and parcel of American politics. But are they protected by the First Amendment? For 40 years, the answer has been an unequivocal “yes.” But in a recent case from Arkansas, a federal court of appeals ruled otherwise. If the right to boycott is to be preserved, the Supreme Court must step in...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 16, 2022 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Long Island Sound Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program

With funding from US EPA through the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), Connecticut and New York Sea announce an opportunity open to municipalities and community organizations to facilitate the hiring of grant preparation and writing support to assist with the development of a grant application for sustainable and resilience focused projects that will impact a community(ies) within or partially within the Long Island Sound Coastal boundary (within Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk counties, Western…

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Added by Nancy Balcom on November 15, 2022 at 4:23am — No Comments

Libraries Can Unite a Lonely, Divided Nation

October 26, 2022

Even as the Covid-19 pandemic shifts to more of an endemic, it continues to eat away at the connective fibers that bind our society together. As with so many things, Covid accelerated an existing trend: America was in the throes of a …

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Added by Lee Cruz on November 14, 2022 at 10:02am — No Comments

Climate and Equity Grant Program -- Applications Due Nov 18th

In collaboration with CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is requesting grant proposals for projects that increase the capacity of vulnerable communities to mitigate, plan for, and respond to climate change impacts. This funding supports the recommendations of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3).

This grant program is open to community-based organizations, tribal governments,…

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Added by Mary Buchanan on November 7, 2022 at 4:20am — No Comments

If we keep abusing nature it will collapse, taking us with it. We need a new mindset

The Guardian   Opinion: 
2 November 2022…
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Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2022 at 3:16am — 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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