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HBCU College Fair to New York City

On November 16, 2019, our talented and smart Connecticut students will attend the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair in New York City. See the link below for Channel 3 News Coverage.…

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Added by DAVID ASBERY on November 11, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fixing Fathers holds Fishing with Dads Event

Fixing Fathers, Inc., held its annual Fishing with Dads event Aug. 31 at Beaver Pond Park, New Haven. Parents and their children were treated to a two-hour informative training session, facilitated by Doreen Abubaker and Loreen Lawrence who are certified instructors for CT Aquatic Resource Education. The families learned about various fish (brook trout,…

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Added by DAVID ASBERY on September 17, 2019 at 7:06am — No Comments

The Father. F.A.C.T.O.R.

The Community Action Agency of New Haven has an eight-week program called "The Father F.A.C.T.O.R." The program is aimed at strengthening families while building a network of resources for fathers.

The Father Factor, a program sponsored by New Haven Healthy Start

Added by DAVID ASBERY on August 2, 2019 at 1:40pm — No Comments

The David Lee Show Podcast - 13 Kids, a game of chess and a lot of love.

 Rosco Shiefield Jr. is a father of 13 who loves the game of chess.  Today he talks about some of the trials and tribulations of having a large family, and how he has incorporated the game of chess to help him through the hard times that life sometimes throws at you.  What is so cool about this father of 13, is that his love for family is so evident and clear,  and given the opportunity, he wouldn't change one damn thing.   I learned so much from this man, this superhero father, and  I sure…

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Added by DAVID ASBERY on August 2, 2019 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Fixing Fathers Chess Set Giveaway

I would like to thank the Inner City News paper for the ad.  I am meeting so many wonderful parents and kids who are interested in playing the game of chess.  If you live in Hamden or New Haven and you have/know a child (ages 8 - 16) please reach out to davidasbery@fixingfathers.org for a FREE chess set.

https://issuu.com/johnthomas45/docs/01-17-19/9 

Added by DAVID ASBERY on August 2, 2019 at 1:24pm — No Comments

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Fixing Fathers and mettle entertainment group would like to thank everyone who has help to make our trip to the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair a huge success.  In 2016 we started out with 20 students.  We had so much room on the bus that we actually wondered if it was worth it.  Then in 2017 our bus was filled to capacity, and in 2018 with the help of the…

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Added by DAVID ASBERY on August 1, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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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

Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses with COVID-19 Recovery Fund

An investment of $2.5 million from Verizon is making it possible for LISC to begin offering critical relief and resiliency-building support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go to make grants of up to $10,000, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Verizon will highlight and bolster these efforts through their inaugural "Pay It Forward Live" online concert series.

A Message from LISC About COVID-19

Along with much of the world, we are closely monitoring the rapidly unfolding news of the COVID-19 pandemic. As ever, we are committed to meeting the needs of our partners and the communities we serve, and to supporting the wellbeing of our employees and the people and places where we live and work. Here are some of the things we are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation.

Have You Heard About “Women in Construction Week”?

We have, and it’s right in line with our commitment to skilling up women to take on well-paying jobs in growth industries. LISC L.A. program assistant Samantha Salmon weighs in on how recognizing women in the building fields is a means for paving the path for our sisters, and how LISC invests in creating opportunities for girls and women to succeed in non-traditional fields.

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