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The Community Foundation for GNH's Blog – October 2019 Archive (4)

Ability Beyond Empowers Independence

As a teenager on the autism spectrum, Roxanne was home schooled during high school because she had been bullied in the younger grades. Because of that decision, her parents did not know that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) entitled Roxanne to services that would have helped her transition to gain work experience and a job. Then…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 31, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments

New Greater New Haven Community Index 2019 Examines Regional Well-being and Economic Opportunity

New Haven, Conn. (October 31, 2019) - The report Greater New Haven Community Index 2019: Understanding Well-Being, Economic Opportunity, and Change in Greater New Haven Neighborhoods was published today by DataHaven and a team of regional foundations, including The Community Foundation for Greater New…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 31, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

High Quality Childcare for Teenage Parents

Successful Outcomes for Parents and Children

In the early 1990s, a group of Yale Law students doing legal outreach at New Haven homeless shelters were routinely meeting teenage mothers who had dropped out of high school in order to care for their babies. The young future lawyers brainstormed solutions and approached New…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 24, 2019 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Pequeñas Ligas: A Youth and Family Center Without Walls

New Haven boasts more than 90 tennis courts, ten swimming pools, three outdoor competition tracks, miles of trails, an extensive park system, a beach, gymnasiums, auditoriums, multiple professional stages and more. For more than two decades, Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven has made the city’s extensive athletic and cultural resources accessible…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 17, 2019 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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U.S. News & LISC: On Bridging the Vaccine Distribution Gap

A group of experts, including Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for Health Programs, gathered for a webinar hosted by U.S. News & World Report, to offer insight and solutions to tackling disparities in COVID vaccination distribution.

‘Who are you? What are you going to do?’ The Role of Trust in Small Business Recovery

When Covid-19 hit the Bronx, NY, a longtime LISC partner, Mosholu Preservation Corp. (MPC), leveraged its hard-won role as a trusted community resource to help small businesses survive lockdown. Now, with support from LISC and MetLife Foundation, MPC is providing the technical assistance and financial resources entrepreneurs need to move on from a year-plus of restrictions and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

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.

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