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Summarizing the entire IPCC report in 5 minutes featuring @ClimateAdam

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released their synthesis report: the final piece of the Sixth Assessment Report. With the help of @Climate...
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Stamped from the Beginning | Official Trailer | Netflix

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The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Discover the true story behind an event that started an enduring national holiday. But don't expect the Pilgrims and Native Americans to look like what you s...
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Yale Center on Climate Change and Health

The impact of climate change on human health is profound. As one of only a few such programs in the world, YSPH’s Center on Climate Change and Health (CCCH) ...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Powerful Message

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a powerful message for those who have gone down a path of hate.
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Martin Luther King, Jr: Crash Course Black American History #36

Today we're going to learn about perhaps the best-known leader in the Civil Rights Era, Martin Luther King, Jr. From his rise to notoriety during the Montgom...
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The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Crash Course Black American History #35

For 381 days in 1955 and 1956, the Black citizens of Montgomery, Alabama boycotted the city bus system. Black riders had been mistreated on public transit al...
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A look at the regional theaters fighting to save their historic art form

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Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Contact Person
Lee Cruz
Job Title
Community Outreach Director
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203 777 7074
Early Childhood, Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
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Administrator, program director, project manager and educator with interest in urban
neighborhoods, community organizing and storytelling.

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A Poem by Rabbi Irwin Keller

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America’s Mural Magic: How Street Art Can Transform Communities And Help Businesses

Posted on November 22, 2023 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Street art is no longer rejected as merely deleterious graffiti or vandalism, but rather, it can be the source of civic pride, public artistry, and outdoor engagement in cities across America. Strategically placed art—on the side of a business, under a bridge, on the exterior walls of a community center—not only helps with the beautification of a neighborhood, but also, it can be a return of investment for commerce...…


With CT shoreline flooding rising, officials turn to natural mitigation

Posted on November 22, 2023 at 5:30am 0 Comments

November 5, 2023

The Chittenden beachfront area. The marsh is inundated from Long Island Sound, which has also washed up sand and debris. Nearby houses are in increasing jeopardy of flooding. JAN ELLEN SPIEGEL…


6 Tiny Houses Built In Hill Backyard

Posted on October 25, 2023 at 3:58am 0 Comments

Just under a dozen tents have been cleared from a backyard homeless encampment on Rosette Street to make space for six new tiny homes,” the latest local experiment in providing emergency shelter to those most in need.

Those prefabricated houses, all under 100 square feet each, popped up this past weekend behind …


Opinion: In CT towns with more housing, lower property tax rates for all

Posted on October 18, 2023 at 11:10am 0 Comments

Towns in Connecticut that issue more permits for housing are not only bringing in residents and jobs and encouraging employers to locate there, but they are also delivering to their residents a lower rate of real property tax growth than towns which issue fewer permits... ;

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At 9:11am on October 11, 2023, Fatima Rojas said…

Thank you Lee! I added a profile picture. It is great to know that this community space exists!


At 11:07am on October 1, 2023, Barb Nangle said…

Thanks Lee!

At 8:42am on August 10, 2023, Barbara Fair said…

Thank you Lee for adding me as a friend of the community, which I am. It was great reconnecting and receiving so much great info. 

At 12:03pm on June 8, 2023, Donna Golden said…

You're my first GNHcommunity friend! Thank you for your generous support - much appreciated!

At 5:27am on April 17, 2023, Robbin Seipold said…

Lee - Thanks for reaching out!  This is a great resource for posting and receiving information on all good things in the gscia! (greatest small city in America!)

At 4:18am on November 7, 2022, Mary Buchanan said…

Thank you, Lee!

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At 3:25pm on August 19, 2021, Fay Williams said…

Thank you Sir, for such quick turnaround. Fay

At 4:04am on August 13, 2020, Sarah Lockery said…

Hi Lee,

Thanks for your welcome.  Rather than join the community as an individual, can The Children's Center of Hamden join?


At 9:53am on April 1, 2020, Ray Andrewsen said…

Hi there Lee. Glad to join with everyone in my new role as Director of Membership Services with the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.


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The Community Foundation office at 70 Audubon Street is open to visitors by appointment only; Foundation staff are available by phone and email Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to conduct business or to schedule a time to visit. To contact a staff member, view our staff directory.




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First-of-Its-Kind Affordable Maryland Housing Community Will Promote Efficient Energy and Uplift Local History

Fairmount Heights Townhomes in Prince George’s County, MD, with help from a $1.8 million LISC construction loan, will develop six net-zero homes to be sold to low-income residents in addition to a community-serving pocket park, serving as a model for other energy efficient communities across the country.

Op-ed: Congress Can Help Make Housing Affordable — It Just Has to Act

The country needs a renewed commitment to affordable housing production programs, including expansion of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and enactment of the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act, argue LISC board chair Robert E. Rubin and former U.S. senator Rob Portman in a joint op-ed in The Hill. "Fixing the chronic shortage of affordable and available housing for low-income renters and first-time homebuyers requires immediate intervention and long-term commitment,” they stress.

Kevin Hart’s Gran Coramino Tequila Teams Up with LISC for New Round of Grants to Fuel Growth for Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs

Being a successful entrepreneur is hard if you can’t dream big. That’s why LISC, Gran Coramino and Kevin Hart are teaming up again to offer $10,000 grants to help fuel small business growth for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who face systemic obstacles to accessing capital.

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