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Lee Cruz's Blog – June 2020 Archive (3)

Connecticut Humanities will be re-granting a total of $470,000 in CARES Act funding.

Connecticut Humanities will be re-granting a total of $470,000 in CARES Act funding. Grant awards will range from $2,500 to $15,000 and no match is required (maximum amount of funding that can be requested is based upon an organization’s budget size). Grants may be used for general operating expenses only (such as salaries, rent,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2020 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Summer Meals for Children

Summer Meals Public School Sites in New Haven. If anyone is aware of a similar list for other towns please post so we can circulate it. No children need be going hungry.



These sites are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.



Barnard School - 170 Derby Avenue

Beecher School - 100 Jewell Street

Benjamin Jepson - 15 Lexington Avenue

Betsy Ross - 150 Kimberly…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 24, 2020 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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

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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 Rise of San Diego’s Little Saigon

As we commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at LISC, we are turning the spotlight on San Diego’s Little Saigon, a Vietnamese American cultural and business district that is forging resiliency, visibility and an inclusive future within the city’s ethnically diverse City Heights neighborhood. (Images courtesy AjA Project and Little Saigon Stories)

Building Community-Funder Relationships from the Inside Out: Q&A with Jenna Nicholas

Jenna Nicholas is a member of LISC’s Emerging Leaders Council and a co-founder of Impact Experience, a social enterprise that aims to build bridges and relationships of trust between impact investors, foundations, entrepreneurs, artists and local leaders. In the process, participants forge solutions together support people and communities that historically have been overlooked and underestimated by outside funders and lenders.

LISC CEO Talks Transportation Access on Global Citizen's “Vax Because”

As part of their worldwide vaccine access campaign, Vax Because, Global Citizen invited LISC CEO Lisa Glover and Uber's global head of social impact Julia Paige to discuss their $11 million Vaccine Access Fund, designed to upend barriers to transportation to vaccination sites—barriers that primarily affect undeserved communities of color. Said Glover in the video interview, together with Uber, “we can deliver the resources to our partners that are trusted on the ground, and they can work with their communities to get the transportation needs met.”

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