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Lee Cruz's Blog – March 2019 Archive (14)

Teaching Students How to Deal With Stress

Strategies to help upper elementary and middle school kids who have experienced trauma understand and control their emotions.

Source - Edutopia: https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-students-how-deal-stress

Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

Why “Defy”? Why “The Lie”?

Some people ask me why CHN keeps insisting that in order to heal, we, as people of African ancestry, must Defy the Lie of Black Inferiority and Embrace the Truth of Black Humanity.  

“Can’t you find some softer language?” they ask.

Sure, we could. But...

Source -  Community healing Network Blog:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:22am — No Comments

HOW DOES MUSIC AFFECT YOUR BRAIN? EVERY IMAGINABLE WAY

WAKING UP. WORKING out. Riding the bus. Music is an ever-present companion for many of us, and its impact is undeniable. You know music makes you move and triggers emotional responses, but how and why? What changes when you play music, rather than simply listen? In the latest episode of Tech Effects, we tried to find out. Our first stop was USC's Brain & Creativity Institute, where I headed into the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

Housing Crisis Support Still Available for Those Evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

Funding is still available from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) to help people who have been evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria who are continuing to experience a housing crisis.

This funding can be used to help stabilize housing through support such as rental assistance, security deposits, moving costs, utility assistance, credit repair, bus passes to employment, and more.

If you were evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria and are…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 21, 2019 at 11:39am — No Comments

Unpacking the Power of Privileged Neighborhoods

A new study shows that growing up in an affluent community brings “compounding privileges” and higher educational attainment—especially for white residents.,,

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2019 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Dear White Teachers: You Can't Love Your Black Students If You Don't Know Them

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Dear White Teachers: You Can't Love Your Black Students If You Don't Know Them
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Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments

Making Connections: 53 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link School Curriculum to the World of 2019

By Katherine Schulten

Over 2,000 students took…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in their well-organized files, boilerplate advance health directives. But when he was 79, my beloved and seemingly vigorous father came up from his basement study, put on the kettle for tea, and had a devastating stroke. For the next 6½ years, my mother and I watched, heartbroken and largely helpless, as he descended into dementia, near-blindness and misery.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart

When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today...

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Do you want to know why you can’t find a great development director?

Good development directors are precious.

It seems there is a great demand for good development directors. Turnover is a tremendous problem. In their study, UnderdevelopedCompassPointand the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund found “high levels of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2019 at 4:12pm — No Comments

100 Women Who Changed the World: the results

We asked you to vote for the women you believe have had the biggest impact on world history, from a shortlist of 100 figures selected by 10 experts. Find out who topped our poll below…\

Source: https://www.historyextra.com/100-women/100-women-results/

Added by Lee Cruz on March 10, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Why Voters Haven’t Been Buying the Case for Building

Liam Dillon covers the politics of housing policy more closely and thoughtfully than almost any other journalist in the country and yet he was nearly dumbfounded by the results of a recent survey commissioned by his paper, the Los Angeles TimesThe Times and researchers from the University of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 6, 2019 at 9:48am — 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

The “Grace” of Growing Up in Mutual Self-Help Housing: Q&A with Nadia Villagrán

In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we spoke with Rural LISC's Nadia Villagran, to learn about her experience growing up in a mutual self-help community, and how it shaped her family's lives, her own world view and her career as a community developer and a Latina leader in rural California.

In Rural Texas, Seeding Small Businesses, and Generational Wealth, with the Help of Kiva—and a Kiva Trustee

Kiva loans supported by LISC are a lifeline of zero interest capital to dozens of micro-business owners in underserved places across the country. But just as critical to the loan’s success as an entrepreneur’s dreams and drive is the role of the Kiva trustee—a trusted, community-based partner who supports borrowers from application and business development all the way to loan repayment. Joseph Ceasar, founder and CEO of Legacy Institute for Financial Education in rural Lufkin, TX is an exemplary Kiva trustee, on a mission to bring financial know-how and stability and generational wealth-building back to his community.

Centering Students, Truth and Innovation

As students across the country return to school this month, the LISC Charter School Financing team reflects on the challenges facing its portfolio schools as they work to create authentically safe, empowering and anti-racist learning communities. It’s a journey that parallels our own at LISC as we enact our commitment to racial equity and justice, inclusivity and transparency.

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