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November 2023 Blog Posts (13)

Why Your Own Opinion of Yourself Matters and How To Improve It

Photo Credit: Vanessa Kintaudi

This is, by…


Added by Barb Nangle on November 24, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Poem by Rabbi Irwin Keller


Added by Lee Cruz on November 24, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

America’s Mural Magic: How Street Art Can Transform Communities And Help Businesses

Street art is no longer rejected as merely deleterious graffiti or vandalism, but rather, it can be the source of civic pride, public artistry, and outdoor engagement in cities across America. Strategically placed art—on the side of a business, under a bridge, on the exterior walls of a community center—not only helps with the beautification of a neighborhood, but also, it can be a return of investment for commerce...…


Added by Lee Cruz on November 22, 2023 at 5:30am — No Comments

With CT shoreline flooding rising, officials turn to natural mitigation

November 5, 2023

The Chittenden beachfront area. The marsh is inundated from Long Island Sound, which has also washed up sand and debris. Nearby houses are in increasing jeopardy of flooding. JAN ELLEN SPIEGEL…


Added by Lee Cruz on November 22, 2023 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Bruce Museum Seeks Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary

The Chief Operating Officer (COO), in partnership with the Executive Director and CEO, will serve as a co-leader and the primary administrative, operational, and facility leader of the newly revitalized The Bruce Museum. An engaged leader, the COO will be committed to organizational excellence and possess a deep appreciation for the changing museum field, community engagement, and high-quality visitor experiences. The COO will be the primary liaison…


Added by Arts Consulting Group on November 20, 2023 at 6:00am — No Comments

Stop Blaming Other People and Take Control Over Your Life

Photo Credit: Adi Goldstein

If you’re the kind of person who is always looking for someone to blame, welcome to the club! That was me. But I didn’t even realize that was what I was doing until I got into recovery. I’ve come to realize that I have an…


Added by Barb Nangle on November 17, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Executive Director Search - Christian Community Action

We are excited to announce the search for the Executive Director of Christian Community Action. (CCA), based in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Board and staff wish to celebrate and honor the incredible 35 years of service, passion, commitment and impact of Rev. Bonita Grubbs, the outgoing Executive Director, by ensuring CCA remains a leader in promoting independence for local individuals and families. 

CCA’s Board of Directors seeks a new Executive Director who will provide…


Added by Michael Negrón on November 17, 2023 at 3:56am — No Comments

City of New Haven RFP - Career Pathways - Apply by December 12th

The City of New Haven has allocated $8M in ARPA funding to launch a comprehensive “Career Pathways” initiative with goals like creating a vocational and technical academy as well as enhancing the training and entrepreneurial pipeline that guides New Haven residents through the process of attaining living wage careers in growing industry sectors.

The 2nd Request for Proposal (RFP) from the City of New Haven…


Added by Yolanda Caldera-Durant on November 14, 2023 at 6:47am — No Comments

space needed

I need a space to make a closet for the homeless and less fortunate, I have winter clothes and coats to give out.

Added by Avereta Clarke on November 10, 2023 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Feelings Aren't Facts - What That Means and How To Manage Feelings Vs Facts

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “Feelings aren't facts.” Though this is true, they’re still real, and they matter. The point behind this saying is that feelings don’t need to rule your life. Take your feelings into account, but don’t necessarily use them as the only guide to your actions.

I used to let my feelings rule my…


Added by Barb Nangle on November 10, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hi, from Stop Solitary Ct

Stop Solitary CT is hosting a Pre- Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 5-8pm at WhitneyVille Commons, 1253 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT.

We are coming together to honor the lives of those lost in DOC custody this year as well as to show support to the families of incarcerated individuals. We have invited an amazing experienced…


Added by Barbara Fair on November 3, 2023 at 9:45am — No Comments

Healthy Recovery IRL - A Case Study in Nurturing, Affirming, and Setting Boundaries

photo credit: Kyle Nieber

One afternoon at the beach nearby, I happened to sit next to a couple of women who were just bitching up a storm. Before recovery, I would have stayed there and been pissed off that these assholes were sitting next to…


Added by Barb Nangle on November 3, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

Long Wharf Theatre seeks Director of Marketing and Communications


Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) is embarking on an unprecedented journey, building a theatre company that can belong to the people of the city and region, centering possibility as a guiding ethos with an unwavering commitment to creating a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the people to reimagine the experiment that is the American theatre.


Located in New Haven Connecticut, LWT was established…


Added by Arts Consulting Group on November 1, 2023 at 3:49am — 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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