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In 1996, on a cold Sunday in March, thirty-six concerned residents and service providers gathered at the home of Randi Rubin and Sergio Rodriguez to identify how they could fill the void in services for children in foster care and their parents. The problem? Families who had had their children removed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF)…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 8, 2018 at 12:42pm — No Comments
New Haven, CT (October 29, 2018) – The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced its responsive grant awards for 2018, totaling $2,670,527 to nonprofit organizations working throughout Greater New Haven.
The grants will support 51 local programs and institutions, including health services to vulnerable residents, public libraries, homeless shelters, and efforts to expand economic…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 1, 2018 at 12:28pm — No Comments
With the construction of the Q House slated to start in coming months, a campaign has begun to raise $3 million to make sure that it never closes its doors again.
The fund for the new Dixwell Community “Q” House has been established at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support the on-going programming and investment in the Q House after the…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 25, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Since 1928, Foundation funds have started and sustained successful nonprofits and created and funded crucial collaboratives and inclusive coalitions. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its founding, The Community Foundation is proud to present a series called “From the Start” — a history of investing in good ideas and talented…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 18, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments
One hundred twenty five years ago, a group of amateur musicians in New Haven began gathering to play classical works by Bach, Beethoven, and other European composers. The orchestra was comprised of German immigrants who had been missing the music of their home country. Within a year, they staged a concert to share the best of their culture with…Continue
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When Max Johnson saw an ad for a software coding school in San Francisco called Holberton, he was in a dead-end job and looking for a way out. The idea of being a computer programmer had been in the back of his mind since he was a teenager growing up in Camden, New Jersey. So, he took a chance and applied.
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 27, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments
When the Walter “Pop” Smith Little League first started in 1952, the kids played with wooden bats and the field was on the corner of Goffe Street and Sherman Avenue. Bat materials have changed since then and the field has moved up the block. Yet the game of baseball itself…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 13, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Most every city resident has something that he or she wants to see improved. Be it a playground, an overgrown lot or a needed service that is unavailable, the best ideas for making the city a better place often come from local residents. Unfortunately, not everyone has the resources to take action. Twenty-seven years ago, The Community Foundation for Greater…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 6, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Here's some exciting news for our community - this week it was announced that The Community Foundation made a Mission Related Investment in the District Innovation Venture Center, which has brought in a Silicon Valley-modeled training program to address the talent gap and ramp up the region's tech sector. The program boasts a 100% job-placement rate and an application process that removes bias. Read more about it in the …Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 5, 2018 at 5:05pm — No Comments
For 30 years, Elizabeth Hird was a pioneer in the local community for environmental preservation and education. Perhaps no single act demonstrated her commitment to environmental conservation as much as her donation of Outer Island to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1995.
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 13, 2018 at 4:40pm — No Comments
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven seeks a qualified candidate for Director of Gift Planning for Development. Application deadline: August 31, 2018. Learn…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 6, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments
Anyone walking a hot stretch of sidewalk along Grand Avenue now has an inviting spot to rest in the shade, talk to neighbors, and watch children play.
The oasis is called a “parklet,” and was designed by two Yale graduate students who won New Haven’s first Parklet Design Competition, a collaboration between GoNewHavenGo, the Department of Transportation,…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 19, 2018 at 12:46pm — No Comments
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There is a lot at stake this election, and nonprofits must make sure candidates hear their voices. Hear from former legislators, nonprofit leaders and Alliance staff on how to effectively engage gubernatorial and legislative…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 28, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments
A series of free and affordable adventures happening in every New Haven neighborhood this summer kicks off this Thursday. “One City” launches with the “Family Fun Expo,” 4- 8 p.m. at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway.
The expo begins 60 days of events, concert series, neighborhood…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 28, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Connecticut Health I-TEAM (C-HIT) may have one of the state’s smallest newsrooms, but it has a big impact. With a reach of more than 1.2 million readers, C-HIT is delivering on its mission of empowering residents to challenge public policy with its deep focus on health and safety issues.
For the next two years, C-HIT will produce stories focused on children’s and teen health and access to health care. Using a $20,000…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 14, 2018 at 10:39am — No Comments
The art installation, WE ARE—A Nation of Immigrants has transformed the New Haven Green and buildings throughout the city into a public celebration of the rich diversity and contributions of immigrants.
The opening celebration takes place Friday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Haven Green, where the portraits will…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 7, 2018 at 2:46pm — No Comments
A successful foster child is always the lengthened shadow of caring women and men. In New Haven, one of those individuals who cast a long shadow is Randi Ruben Rodriguez, executive director of ‘r kids Family Center. She and her supportive staff have been promoting permanency, safety and stability for vulnerable children and their families for over 20 years. The…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 31, 2018 at 1:07pm — No Comments
In 2010, as the U.S. Congress took up the Federal DREAM Act, a small group of undocumented students and allies from Connecticut met to discuss what they should do. The proposed legislation would allow them the life-changing opportunity to apply for legal permanent residency. They organized a statewide summit, joined the national advocacy network, United We Dream, and…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 24, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments