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The Community Foundation for GNH's Blog – March 2017 Archive (4)

Creativity Blooms at the Amity Teen Center

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Weekends are rocking at the Amity Teen Center. On Friday and Saturday nights, crowds can swell to over 100 young people coming out to listen to line-ups of four or five bands. Chances are, they heard about the show from the performers themselves.

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 30, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

A Second Home

Every day after school, each young child and teenager who walks through the doors of the New Haven Boys and Girls Club is welcomed by name and given a high five. An afternoon packed with activity awaits them, from homework help, to art and technology projects, to basketball and other athletics. But it’s the personal attention from caring mentors that is at…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 16, 2017 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Leaders of Today

At the heart of Citywide Youth Coalition’s mission is creating opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and be engaged in their schools, neighborhoods and communities. Now more than four-decades old, the youth organization supports and runs programs based on the Positive Youth Development model of adolescent behavior. The model…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 9, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Taking "A Closer Look" at Youth & Children

During the month of March, our focus is on Children and Youth; in particular, organizations that provide services for positive youth development. These nonprofits (below) are highlighted as part of our series "A Closer Look," which runs through September 2017.

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 2, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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Setting the Stage for an Equitable Small Business Recovery

Since the onset of the pandemic, LISC has equipped 16,000 small business owners with relief and resilience grants. But to foster opportunity and long-term resiliency for all entrepreneurs who confront entrenched inequities, including people of color, women, immigrants and refugees, and people with lower incomes and wealth, we need a robust universe of small business “ecosystems”: the network of capital, services, and supports that every enterprise needs to get on its feet and grow.

Investing in Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

As part of an ongoing blog series, LISC’s Anna Smukowski looks at the way LISC is advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a range of activities supported by LISC Impact Notes, including investments that support Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Care First, Jails Last

Los Angeles County has selected LISC to implement key parts of an extraordinary initiative to provide alternatives to incarceration. The $61 million, two-year pilot is working to divert people from jail and instead offer services to help overcome housing instability and mental health and substance abuse challenges. It will also provide a model for how to turn the page on mass incarceration.

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