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Building Affordable Housing and Stabilizing Neighborhoods

Building Affordable Housing and Stabilizing Neighborhoods Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven has a long history of reversing blight and stabilizing neighborhoods as it builds and renovates homes for low-income families. Its work has focused on people with specific barriers, including veterans and people with histories…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 22, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Ending Hunger with Summer Meals

During the summer months, children who depend on school breakfasts and lunches are at risk of going hungry. Local food policy advocates have teamed up with End Hunger Connecticut! to make sure that doesn’t happen in and around New Haven.

New Haven’s and Hamden’s Free Summer Meals Program has kicked off with more than 70 meal sites at…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 18, 2019 at 3:40pm — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start's 9th Annual Family, Fun and Fitness Day

Join New Haven Healthy Start for a fun, FREE day of Zumba, face painting, hula hoop, tug-o-war, jump rope, potato sack race, community resources, free health screenings and so much more!

Lunch provided - hotdogs, hamburgers,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 17, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Message to LGBTQ+ and the Latinx Community: Keep Communicating

The Progreso Latino Fund recently convened a group at Gateway Community College to explore the intersection of the LGBTQ and Latinx communities. Gateway’s Student Government President, Monica Maldonado co-hosted the event. 

Maldonado and three other panelists shared their…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Community Fund for Women & Girls Advances Gender Equity with $130,000 in Grants

LGBTQIA+ Organization Latest to Join Slate of Nonprofit Partners

New Haven, Conn. (June 26, 2019) – At The Community Fund for Women & Girls’ annual meeting, newly appointed Chair Karen Peart announced grant awards totaling $130,000 to 12 nonprofit partner organizations working to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 27, 2019 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Leading the Charge for Paid Family Leave

The United States, unlike the rest of the industrialized world, does not guarantee workers paid time off to care for newborns. For many families, the resulting loss of income forces them take on debt and turn to public assistance. The lack of paid leave is also a major contributor to the wage and wealth gap between men and women.

That situation…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 20, 2019 at 10:31am — No Comments

The Valley Community Foundation Awards Grant Funds to Support Local Programs

 

DERBY, CT (June 13, 2019) - The Valley Community Foundation has awarded a total of $17,275 in its Community Grants Program to eight community groups serving the Valley. These grants will support youth, seniors, historical endeavors, and wellness initiatives in the region. 

 

“With more than $17,000 in grant…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 13, 2019 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Learning Life Lessons Through Tennis

At New HYTEs, formerly known as New Haven Youth Tennis and Education, youth in the city learn the game of tennis and receive educational enrichment. During this year’s Great Give, they embraced an opportunity to…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 6, 2019 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Education, Skills and Training for 21st Century Jobs

Strategies for a Growing and Inclusive Economy

When industrial factories powered the Greater New Haven economy, there was an abundance of jobs with minimal education requirements. What a worker needed to know could be learned on the job, and there was a good chance that job could support a family. Those days are long…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 5, 2019 at 4:36pm — No Comments

History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale

On July 5, 1779, as British warships darkened the mouth of New Haven Harbor, a small militia of nineteen patriots fought back from Black Rock Fort. Perched on a rocky ledge over the city’s eastern shore, the small force held back the Redcoats for several hours before eventually becoming overwhelmed and captured. The British continued…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 24, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Report to Our Community 2018/19

Creating a Future of Opportunity

At The Community Foundation, we strive every day to honor the legacies of those who have come before in ways that build a bright future for Greater New Haven. The pull of the past and the face of the future are always with us. In 2018, this seemed especially true. To mark our ninetieth anniversary, we…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 16, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale

On July 5, 1779, as British warships darkened the mouth of New Haven Harbor, a small militia of nineteen patriots fought back from Black Rock Fort. Perched on a rocky ledge over the city’s eastern shore, the small force held back the Redcoats for several hours before eventually becoming overwhelmed and captured. The British…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 16, 2019 at 10:50am — No Comments

2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity

Community Foundation leadership shared a vision for Greater New Haven as a place with the resources, talent and resolve to challenge and change structural inequities and create access to opportunity for everyone.

Held Wednesday, April 24 in the newly opened Canal Dock Boathouse overlooking New Haven…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 2, 2019 at 11:27am — No Comments

2019 Quinnipiac River Fund Grant Awards

Support for scientific research, monitoring and pollution reduction efforts in river and surrounding watershed   

New Haven, CT (April 22, 2019) – The Quinnipiac River Fund has awarded $138,000 in grants to study the Quinnipiac River and its wildlife, reduce pollution, and increase access and recreational opportunities.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 25, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Derby Daycare Puts the Focus on Play

Derby Daycare Center was founded in 1972 in order to give working parents an affordable option for high quality childcare and early education. More than four decades later, it continues offer young children in the Valley with opportunities to grow and learn in a nurturing environment that puts a focus on play. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 18, 2019 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Green Jobs Teach Life Skills

Young people in Solar Youth’s Green Jobs program not only earn money to work outside. They also beautify New Haven neighborhoods while developing skills that will help them professionally and in life. 

Green Jobs was launched in 2010 with a grant from the CT Office of Policy and Management's Urban Youth Violence Prevention…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 11, 2019 at 1:11pm — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start Receives New 5 year, $5.4 Million Federal Grant

Funding to Continue to Address Infant Mortality with Focus on Social Determinants of Health and Promotion of Health Equity for New Haven Families

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality Continue Especially For Black Mothers
  • Significant Disparities Exist in IMR and Health Status in High distress, Low Income…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 4, 2019 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Access to Lifesaving Healthcare

In January, 2018, Liliana Gonzalez felt a lump in her breast. Lacking health insurance, she was hesitant to see a doctor. She and her husband had only moved to New Haven two years prior, having fled civil turmoil in Venezuela to apply for political asylum. Then she learned about the …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 21, 2019 at 12:04pm — No Comments

A System Under Strain

The Basic Needs Safety Net in an Age of Inequality

What does philanthropy contribute to basic needs? Not as much as you might think. In the latest Community Foundation info brief, learn more about the safety net and the inspiring work being done by local nonprofits to deliver food, shelter, and other basic needs. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation Welcomes New Leadership and Member to 2019 Board of Directors

Terry H. Jones

New Haven, CT (January 29, 2019) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has welcomed Terry H. Jones, of Shelton, to its board of directors, and the board has voted Khalilah…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 7, 2019 at 9:56am — 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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What We're Reading, 8/20/19

Check out our top three reads of the week covering the challenges and opportunities in American communities. This week, we’re delving into an intensive series on the all-encompassing legacies of slavery, a 101 on the arcane universe of zoning codes, and the prohibitive costs of youth sports.

New Ideas from a New Generation: LISC’s Emerging Leaders Council

There’s a new kind of board at LISC, composed of a diverse crew of younger professionals who are leaders in their fields. Their mission? To bring fresh perspectives, networks and attention to LISC’s work and help us achieve even greater impact in the communities we care about.

The Anatomy of an Inclusive—and Successful—Community Partnership: Q&A with Thomas Wyatt

Thomas Wyatt, a researcher, urban planner and 2019 Rubinger Fellow from Flint, Michigan, discusses what it takes to forge cross-sector partnerships that can achieve authentic community change. A prime example: Flint’s University Avenue Corridor Coalition brought residents and institutions together to reduce a neighborhood’s entrenched blight and crime when nothing else could.

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