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Lee Cruz's Blog – October 2021 Archive (7)

NPR: A North Carolina Principal Rethinks The Classroom And Brings Students Outdoors

Last year's COVID-19 lockdown disrupted the idea of school as we know it and it forced educators to think outside of the box. For one elementary school principal in North Carolina, thinking outside of the box had him heading outside — literally...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 29, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Fund Place-Based Partnerships, if We Want Them to Work

During the early days of COVID in March 2020, members of Rocky Mountain Partnership, a place-based partnership dedicated to driving economic and social mobility for its community members, flexed their collaboration muscles to coordinate a response to quickly evolving community needs in the Denver area. Long-standing relationships and shared systems meant they could quickly coordinate everything from food delivery to childcare for essential workers. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 27, 2021 at 10:51am — No Comments

It’s time for philanthropy to step up the fight against climate change

Climate change’s negative effects are coming to bear on high-priority philanthropic issues. More and better funding can protect vulnerable stakeholders and speed the net-zero transition.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 21, 2021 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Why Building Community Is So Important?

Building communities is a crucial process that fosters connections amongst people and creates infrastructures for these connections to happen...

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 11, 2021 at 11:35am — No Comments

A Tangled Web: The Problem with Fragmented Housing Assistance

If you couldn’t afford your rent, where would you go for help? In most American communities, that simple question has no obvious answer. Federal, state, and local rent assistance is provided by multiple nonprofits and government agencies in each municipality, each with its own eligibility rules and ways to apply. The messy housing assistance system in the U.S. is one of the main reasons COVID-related rent assistance has been extremely slow to be spent. A full overhaul is needed to…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 11, 2021 at 11:24am — No Comments

Connecticut Hospitals Seeing Surge In Behavioral Health Cases Among Children

Rising at a startling rate, hospitals around the state are seeing a rapid increase in children needing behavioral health treatment. Depression and anxiety have become prevalent. It’s become a concern for families and hospitals alike...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 7, 2021 at 9:28am — No Comments

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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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Shop LISC Small Businesses This Holiday Season!

Did you know that while you’re practicing social distancing, many LISC borrowers are still open for business – through pick-up, delivery or online services? Check out the companies in our portfolio offering a broad range of products and services that you can support right now!

In South Phoenix, Tending the Indigenous Seeds of a More Nourishing World

Maria Parra Cano and the other members of the Cihuapactli Collective, an Indigenous- and women-run organization in South Phoenix, are growing cultural, spiritual and physical nourishment, literally from the ground up. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month and the Thanksgiving season, we are pleased to share their story.

LISC Announces 2022 Rubinger Community Fellows

LISC has named the 2022 winners of the Rubinger Community Fellowship, an annual program that invests in local leaders focused on testing forward-thinking ideas and catalyzing grassroots opportunities in the communities where they live and work. Each of the 10 fellows will spend the next year developing programs and researching strategies to explore areas for growth within their communities.

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