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Voices of Local Leaders' interview series - episode 7: Henry Slomba

In our seventh episode of the Voices of Local Leaders series, we interview Henry Slomba, a local high school student, artist and amateur astronomer. As highlighted by every science educator in this interview series, the use of art is a really powerful approach to engage people into science, particularly youth. And Henry is a great example of that. Fascinated by science fiction and fantasy, he discovered…

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Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on April 12, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Voices of Local Leaders' interview series - episode 6: Nikki Saccoccia

In our sixth episode of the Voices of Local Leaders series, we interview Nikki Saccoccia, an environmental educator working as the Schooner Camp Director and Preserves Coordinator for Gather New Haven. Nikki grew up in…

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Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on April 5, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

Voices of Local Leaders' interview series - episode 5: Adrian Huq

In our fifth episode of the Voices of Local Leaders series, we interview Adrian Huq, a young environmental activist with strong roots in New Haven. As a middle school student in the area, Adrian already cared deeply about the environment and would go out of their way to improve recycling efforts and reduce food waste at school. In high school, at the Metropolitan Business…

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Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on March 29, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

'Voices of Local Leaders' interview series - episode 4: Dr. Gale Ridge

In our fourth episode of the Voices of Local Leaders series, we interview Dr. Gale Ridge, a concert pianist that became an insect researcher at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Although Dr. Ridge’s specialty is bedbug’s behavior, she has helped solve several bug-related…

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Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on March 22, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

'Voices of Local Leaders' interview series - episode 3: Gammy Moses

In our third episode of the Voices of Local Leaders series, we interview Gammy Moses, an environmental educator currently working as the extended day PM coordinator at the Elm City Montessori school. Gammy has been connecting young students and their parents to accessible, open green spaces around New Haven for the last 16 years. Through references to his childhood in the island of Dominica, spending as much time…

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Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on March 15, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

'Voices of Local Leaders' interview series - episode 2: David Carter

In our second episode of the Voices of Local Leaders series, we interview David Carter, one of the facilitators for the ‘Neighborhood Leadership Program’ (NLP) from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. After 30 years working as a…

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Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on March 8, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

'Voices of Local Leaders' interview series - episode 1: Leslie Long

Welcome to the first season of Voices of Local Leaders, an interview series created by the Science Yourself initiative to promote and recognize the efforts of professionals and community members of the greater New Haven area. These leaders and their local initiatives value factual information, science literacy and critical thinking as the fundamental base for advancements in…

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Added by Gustavo Requena Santos on March 2, 2021 at 3:00pm — 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

Rebalancing Community Power for More Effective Neighborhood Investment

Even when economic development programs succeed in boosting livelihoods and community investments, they too often fail to benefit the very people and places experiencing the harmful impacts of long-term, systemic economic deprivation. That’s a failure of commitment. Here, LISC program officer Teresa Garcia makes the case for a new approach to economic development that centers the communities most in need—and makes equity its guiding aim.

LISC Teams Up With Colorado Health Foundation to Launch BIPOC Small Business Growth Fund, Makes First Two Investments in Denver

LISC launches a new BIPOC small business growth fund with support from The Colorado Health Foundation. Designed to assist entrepreneurs not well-served by traditional financing programs, the fund made its first investments in two Denver businesses that will use the patient, flexible capital for business improvement and growth.

Truist Makes $10M Impact Investment in Dallas Housing Opportunity Fund

LISC announced today a $10 million investment from Truist in the Dallas Housing Opportunity Fund LLC (DHOF), an impact investment vehicle that is financing much-needed affordable housing in high-opportunity Dallas communities.

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