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“Summer Daez” Offer High-Schoolers Digital Workshops

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of computer, gaming and information technology jobs will increase by 11 percent from 2019 to 2029.

High school students in the Elm City and surrounding areas have a new opportunity to level-up their web coding, design and digital content skills this summer at New Haven’s technology and innovation campus. District Arts + Education (DAE) is launching Summer DAEz featuring a full slate of free in-person workshops for rising juniors and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 9:38am — No Comments

THE FUND FOR NEW LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS AMERICA’S EMERGING SOCIAL CHANGEMAKERS.

The Fund for New Leadership (FNL) searches for talent in every corner of the country and supports America’s emerging social changemakers who are working to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Racism and economic inequities are tearing at the very fabric of our society. These are systemic problems that do not lend themselves to simple solutions.

https://fundfornewleadership.org

Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 9:35am — No Comments

Yale Study Links Housing Instability And Risky Sexual Behaviors





With federal and state eviction moratoriums ending soon, a team of researchers from Yale University and two other universities has found an apparent link between landlord-related forced housing moves and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Who Decides? Mapping Power and Decision Making in Nonprofits

How decisions are made can reveal a lot about how an organization performs. Consider some of these decision-making scenarios:

  • Without consulting any of those who will actually do the work, an executive director promises an old friend that his organization will take on a complex project, leaving his staff feeling out of the loop and disgruntled.
  • Twelve busy staff members spend numerous hours discussing whether their organization should hire a summer intern, but no one…
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Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 9:27am — No Comments

Don’t want to be a leader? Here’s how to develop other career opportunities

For as long as I can remember, leadership was the expectation. If you wanted to move up in the world, you had to be a leader: in school, at work, in your extracurriculars. Leadership was the golden ticket, and the more opportunities you took, the closer you’d get to owning the whole chocolate factory.

From a young age, I had my eye out for those golden tickets.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 22, 2021 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Official from the IRS: Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families get advance payments of the Child Tax Credit starting in the summer of 2021.

The IRS will pay half the total credit amount in advance monthly payments. You  will claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return. We’ll make the first advance payment on July 15, 2021. For a full schedule of payments, see …

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 15, 2021 at 12:33pm — No Comments

New Haven Independent: Youth Climate Activists Grade Ed Board On Pandemic Aid Spending.

New Haven Board of Education members have a chance of getting an A, but they will have to work for it.

They face tough grading from students involved in the New Haven Climate Movement. The students promise to dole out As only if the board spends $6.6 million in federal aid on climate education and upgrades.…



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Added by Lee Cruz on June 3, 2021 at 12:48pm — 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

Community Wise Podcast: A Conversation with Michelle de la Uz

In this episode, LISC's Interim CEO & President, Lisa L. Glover, interviews LISC board member, Michelle de la Uz who is also the Executive Director of the Fifth Avenue Committee in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation highlights the work of the Fifth Avenue Committee around COVID, environmental initiatives and climate change, community advocacy, and affordable housing. It’s a great conversation that celebrates the importance of community partnerships in an ever-changing urban landscape.

LISC Charlotte Teams Up with Knight Foundation and Local Developer to Revitalize Commercial Strip, Fuel BIPOC Businesses

With funding from the Knight Foundation, LISC Charlotte worked with Sankofa Development on a revitalized commercial strip in the city’s Historic West End—supporting minority-owned businesses and spurring new jobs as part of broader efforts to expand economic opportunity.

Bringing the Power of Data to the People: Q&A with Branden DuPont

Branden DuPont, a 2021 Rubinger Fellow and data analyst in Milwaukee, created a property ownership mapping tool that has the potential to change the way cities handle evictions: “Who Owns What” makes it possible for local stakeholders to identify where evictions are happening, who owns those properties, and which landlords are the city’s most prolific evictors. DuPont sat down with us to explain how it works and why it’s so critical.

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