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My Top 12 Relationship Tips from 12-Step Recovery

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Added by Barb Nangle on February 9, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

Awarding two $3800 to local nonprofits -- Dwight Hall at Yale

Hello! We are the Community Investment team at Dwight Hall, Yale’s center for public service and social justice. We are part of a student group that manages Dwight Hall’s endowment, and each year we disburse unrestricted grants to support New Haven nonprofits.

This year, our group is looking to…

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Added by Howard Dai on February 5, 2024 at 6:37pm — No Comments

New Haven City Plan Department Hiring for Community Navigators for the Vision 2034 Comprehensive Plan

The New Haven City Plan Department is recruiting for Community Navigators, who will be helping to lead engagement for the Vision 2034 Comprehensive Plan. These are part-time, paid positions for New Haven residents. We are accepting applications through early February, and they can be accessed here:

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Added by Esther Rose-Wilen on February 2, 2024 at 8:13am — No Comments

Parent Leadership Training Institute

In 2014, I was a part of the CFGNH Neighborhood Leadership Program.  My project was to deliver workshops with parents seeking Restorative Parenting tools.  It was an amazing cohort of leaders from throughout New Haven who were vision holders, each in their own way working to make New Haven a great place to live.  Many of us, and our fellow cohorts, are still committed to this work today. 

In my current role at United Way, my job is to build a similar space specifically geared toward…

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Added by JoAnne Wilcox on February 2, 2024 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Art of Letting Go: How to Unhook from Unconscious Expectations

Part 5 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

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Added by Barb Nangle on February 2, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Break Free from Suffering By Lowering Your Expectations and Gain Serenity

Part 4 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 26, 2024 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FAMILY ACT: A Family of Visual Artists at City Gallery

Featuring Work by Sara Frucht, William Frucht, Candace Ovesey, and Martha Rives

City Gallery welcomes four members of the Frucht family for FAMILY ACT, with work by gallery member William Frucht, his sisters Sara Frucht and Martha Rives, and his wife, Candace Ovesey. The show will feature…

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Added by Jen Payne on January 26, 2024 at 2:43am — No Comments

Change Is Coming Soon

By Liz Theoharis, originally published by Tom Dispatch…

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 24, 2024 at 7:45am — No Comments

How to Find Serenity in an Unfair World: The Path of Acceptance and Action

Part 3 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 19, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Let Go of Blame, Confront Unrealistic Expectations, and Embrace Reality

Part 2 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

The reason I’m doing this five-part series is that having unrealistic expectations has been the story of my life. Letting go of those expectations has been an enormous part of my recovery and something I continue to deal with. I almost wrote “struggle” with, but it’s not…

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 17, 2024 at 5:13am — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Project Director

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Project Director, Connecticut Consortium for BIPOC Technologists (CCBT).

The application deadline is January 21, 2024.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Added by Lisa Carter on January 12, 2024 at 1:41pm — No Comments

CT Public: Immigrant families suffer in CT's child care crisis. A report says universal funding could fix that

Patricia Somorcurcio, originally from Peru, has resided in Hartford for over a decade. She has a 4-year-old daughter diagnosed with stage one autism, who attends a special needs speech and behavior therapy program...

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Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2024 at 4:38am — No Comments

CT Mirror: Child care, preschool slots for CT children are dropping, report says

The report says the number of preschool slots alone has dropped 4% from 2022, to the lowest number since at least 2005.

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https://ctmirror.org/2024/01/09/ct-voices-children-child-care-preschool

Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2024 at 4:33am — No Comments

Important legislation takes effect: CT’s ‘clean slate’ law...

Officials and advocates on Monday celebrated that Connecticut’s long-delayed “clean slate” law goes into effect in January
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Added by Lee Cruz on January 8, 2024 at 7:48am — No Comments

How to Break Free from Unrealistic Expectations for Inner Peace and Serenity

Part 1 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations





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One of the most disruptive patterns I discovered in early recovery was that I had…

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 5, 2024 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Fixing Father's Team is taking a bunch of kids to NYC to see THE WIZ!

Hello Friends and Supporters of Fixing Fathers, Inc.,
We're thrilled to announce that we're planning a magical trip for two busloads of kids to the heart of NYC to experience the legendary Broadway show, The Wiz. For many of these young people, this will be their first encounter with live theater, a transformative experience that could ignite a lifelong love for the arts. Today marks an important milestone in our journey - we've secured 35 tickets! But…
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Added by DAVID ASBERY on January 4, 2024 at 10:10am — No Comments

Why It's None of Your Business What Others Think of You

Photo Credit: Dayne Topkin

When I first heard the saying, “It's none of your business what other people think of you”, I had no idea what that meant. I seriously couldn’t wrap my mind around it. Every time I thought about that saying, it…

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Added by Barb Nangle on January 4, 2024 at 6:48am — No Comments

16 Ways to Fall in Love with Yourself Part 3 of 3

Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

I believe I’ve always pretty much liked myself. But I realized in recovery that I didn’t really love myself, and I didn’t feel worthy. When I inventoried my life, I could see, “Those were not the behaviors of a woman who feels worthy and loves herself.” Learning to love myself has been one of the…

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Added by Barb Nangle on December 22, 2023 at 7:00am — No Comments

BLUE DOES NOT MEAN SKY: A City Gallery Group Show

Featuring Work by Judy Atlas, Meg Bloom, Phyllis Crowley, and Rita Hannafin

 

French painter Henri Matisse once explained, “When I apply green, that does not mean grass, when I apply blue, that does not mean sky.” Abstract Art does not attempt to be literal in that way; it uses other means to…

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Added by Jen Payne on December 20, 2023 at 2:34am — No Comments

From tree planting to ‘sponge cities’: why nature-based solutions are crucial to fighting the climate crisis

Wed 29 Nov 2023 06.00 EST

The natural world underpins human civilisation on every corner of the planet. From oceans to rainforests, grasslands to mangrove swamps, ecosystems feed billions of humans, produce clean water and provide materials for shelter. As the planet heats, scientists and conservationists are urging the world to harness…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 19, 2023 at 5:49am — 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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