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Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism

The country is on fire—right now—yet again. It is on fire with a righteous rage that has come from living under the constant threat of Black death, under the constant fear of state-sanctioned racial violence at the hands of law enforcement and vigilantes. But we as a country have been here before many times. About five years ago, social justice foundations and progressive donors proudly proclaimed that Black lives mattered and that they would put significant resources behind building…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 3, 2020 at 10:37am — No Comments

Teachers’ wisdom on how to stay sane dealing with your kids’ crazy behavior

Thursday afternoon found me kneeling in front of my 2-year-old’s bedroom door, crying. She was on the other side, also crying. Nap was not happening…again.

And not only was I failing abysmally to convince an eminently unreasonable child to nap, I was missing a work call (actually for this article)...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 27, 2020 at 10:38am — No Comments

Clinic Students Provide Resources for Greater New Haven Businesses and Nonprofits

Several dozen Law School students are working together to offer support to organizations in the greater New Haven community as they confront the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last few weeks, the Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) and the student-run COVID…

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Added by Lee Cruz on April 27, 2020 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Guide for Food Distribution to ensure safety for all

Safety Precautions for Food Distribution, Staff and Volunteers from the Department of Health of the City of New Haven

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Spanish: Guía de Precauciones para organización distribuyendo…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 27, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

UPDATED: Directory of Local Resource Pages in Response to COVID-19

Changes Log:  Suggestions, corrections or updates may be emailed here.

+ Updated New Haven Food Resources information

+ Hotline for Food insecure people who can't get out during this crisis under urgent…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2020 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

IMPORTANT: YNHH Info for Undocumented Area Residents

Please download and post this important information in English and Spanish from Yale New Haven Hospital for members of our community who are undocumented. This is a printable 11 by 17 inch poster. For example, I plan to print and post on Grand Avenue,  at local restaurants, pharmacies and the supermarket in the Fair Haven section of New Haven. Where can you circulate this information?

Favor de distribuir esta información MUY importante de parte del hospital Yale New Haven para…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 23, 2020 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19?

Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19?

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 22, 2020 at 10:42pm — No Comments

IMPORTANT Notice: Foreclosures and Evictions

Foreclosures and Evictions

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an…
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 22, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Clifford Beers Clinic is committed to helping our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to helping our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your health, wellness and quality of life is our top priority.  

Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we want to provide you with the following…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 21, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Community Foundation to Make Available More Than $2 million in Funding for COVID-19

March 20, 2020 (New Haven, CT): Calling the impacts of COVID-19 “an unprecedented crisis for our local nonprofit sector and the people it serves,” Community Foundation for Greater New Haven President Will Ginsberg announced today a series of extraordinary steps that The Foundation is taking to address the extraordinary challenges that the sector is facing.

The Community Foundation has been in communication with many local nonprofits over the last several weeks…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 20, 2020 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: Caregiving in a time of Coronavirus

Caregiving in a time of Coronavirus

A message from your Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

We are addressing this to all the family members and friends who provide care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and similar dementias. The care you provide is always vital to the quality of life and well-being of that person. The Novel…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments

New Haven Public School Survey: Student Access to Technology

Important Messages

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

What can we learn from a junior at Yale who amassed 1,300 volunteers in 72 hours to deliver groceries and medicine to vulnerable New Yorkers during the coronavirus outbreak

MAR 18, 2020 …
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

From the editors of NPQ: An Appeal to Congress to Include Nonprofits in Packages for Relief and Stimulus

Why Nonprofits Must Be Included in a COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/an-appeal-to-congress-to-include-nonprofits-in-packages-for-relief-and-stimulus/

Circulate to your advocates and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 9:39am — No Comments

ACCESS HEALTH CT ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD

Universal Health Care Foundation of CT
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 18, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

City of New Haven Launches COVID-19 Website

The city has launched a new website focused entirely on the local impact of the COVID-19 impact.

The site is dubbed the “City of New Haven Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub.”

Click here to go to the site.

It includes guidance documents for homeless shelters, private schools, childcare centers, and local businesses...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 17, 2020 at 10:28pm — No Comments

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) recommendation for your Home, Workplace, Community locations.

There is a COVID-19 outbreak in our community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Public health officials have recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Get official information here. Your actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of this disease.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 17, 2020 at 1:00pm — 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

In Pursuit of a Shared Humanity

LISC stands in unity with the protests that are sweeping our country, and their core message—that every life is sacred, says Maurice A. Jones, LISC’s president and CEO, in a video message. We are committed, he affirms, to continuing the work to dismantle structural racism and create an equitable America for all.

We Have Reached the Housing Cliff

As we look back on Affordable Housing Month, marked every year in May, it's clear that the need for safe, affordable housing—as well as the threats to providing it—have never been more acute. Denise Scott, LISC's EVP for Programs, makes a compelling case for why, during the Covid era and beyond, we need a robust national plan to safeguard homes for all of our country's vulnerable residents, as well as for the organizations that make those homes possible.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

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