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Lee Cruz's Blog – July 2018 Archive (7)

From The Y Blog- SUMMER SCREEN TIME: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Summertime means more free time for youth. Without the school day to occupy them, many children and teens find themselves entertained by TV, video games, websites and digital devices.  While these devices can be comforting on a rainy day or a means of decompressing, many parents, caregivers and camp staff may wonder: How is screen time affecting the health and development of…
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Added by Lee Cruz on July 30, 2018 at 2:57pm — No Comments

NEW FREEDOM FUND TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM

It's about inclusion. You can't be included unless you're present and you can't be present unless you're able to get there. Inclusion happens when you start breaking down barriers.©

Metro Taxi is driving efforts to give people with disabilities more freedom.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 24, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SSIR: On Shared Vision and a New Social Compact

By Robert K. Ross Jul. 17, 2018

Civic engagement and community voice make up the secret sauce of US democracy. We need a new, community-generated social compact to assert the vision and policy framework for an inclusive 21st-century America.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 17, 2018 at 5:36pm — No Comments

THE SHARED PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP Report on Building Shared Prosperity in America’s Cities

The strength of American cities – and the nation as a whole – depends on generating inclusive growth for people of all races, ethnicities, and incomes...

Continued: http://www.sharedprosperitypartnership.org/

REPORT on: Building Shared Prosperity in America’s Cities…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

NPQ: Black Lives Matter at Five: Activists Take Stock

Black Lives Matter at Five: Activists Take Stock

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Maternal Deaths Rising At Alarming Rate, But Who’s Counting?

Why do so many pregnant women and young mothers die?

Your guess is as good as our government’s. We simply don’t know. Even the statistics we have aren’t current, though from all indications the U.S.’s mortality rate is rising, as it is in Afghanistan and Sudan.

But in the U.S., the rate has risen by 136 percent between 1990 and 2013...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 13, 2018 at 4:08pm — No Comments

NPQ: Children of Color Need Long-Term Allies

Nonprofit Quarterly: By Ruth McCambridge   | July 9, 2018

Superficially, it seems that the current US presidential administration has it in for babies. Even as it…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 10, 2018 at 11:38am — 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 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.

In a Time of Crisis, Business Development Organizations Step Up

Small business owners cherish their independence, but they can also use outside advice and technical assistance to be successful—or simply to survive a crisis like the pandemic. And that's where business development organizations (BDOs) come in. LISC BDO partners link their on-the-ground networks and insight with LISC’s national scale, funding and expertise to support small businesses, in the midst of COVID, and for the future.

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