Tuesday, November 25, 2008
VITA requires a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week January thru April. All volunteers must complete training to work in clinics. Visit http://www.irs.gov/ and search out VITA topics to learn more, or contact Rick Kaiser at mailto:email@example.com.
Aids Project New Haven (203) 624-0947 www.apnh.org
Beth El Center (203) 876-0747 www.apnh.org
Branford Food Council (203) 481-3663 www.branfordct.com/town_community.htm
Christian Community Action (203) 777-7848 www.ccahelping.org
CitySeed (203) 773-3736 www.cityseed.org
Community Dining Room (203) 488-9750 www.communitydiningroom.org
Community Soup Kitchen (203) 624-4594 www.volunteersolutions.org/uwgnh/org/219234.html
Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation (203) 974-7089 www.cmhcfoundation.org
Covenant to Care (860) 243-1806 www.cmhcfoundation.org
Domestic Violence Services (203) 865-1957 www.dvsgnh.org
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (203) 624-6426 www.downtowneveningsoupkitchen.com/view.php5
Fellowship Place (203) 401-4227 www.fellowshipplace.org
FISH of Greater New Haven (203) 469-8967 http://fishgnh.tripod.com
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (203) 562-2095 www.irisct.org
Junta for Progressive Action (203) 787-0191 www.juntainc.org
Liberty Community Services (203) 495-1779 www.libertycs.org
Life Haven (203) 776-6208 www.lifehaven.org/index.php
Master's Manna (203) 678-3042 www.mastersmanna.org
New Haven Home Recovery (203) 492-4866 www.nhhr.org
Salvation Army-New Haven www.use.salvationarmy.org
SARAH Foundation (203) 453-6531 www.sarahfoundation.org
South Central Behavioral Health Network (203) 498-4160
The Diaper Bank (203) 934-7009 www.thediaperbank.org
The Salvation Army Ansonia Corps (203) 736-0707 www.use.salvationarmy.org
Valley YMCA (203) 736-1435 www.valleyymca.com
WHEAT (203) 931-9877
submitted by Tricia Caldwell, Community Foundation for GNH
for the college/school(s) and student(s) of the winner's choice. (If fewer than 1500 tickets are sold, the raffle will be canceled and ticket purchasers will receive a full refund.)
Drawing will be held Dec. 13, 3 pm, at AMF Bowling Lanes, 1717 Boston Post Road, Milford. Winner need not be present to win. Raffle ticket $50 ea. Details: 800-240-7186 x 15
Our representatives are meeting in the State Capitol to discuss the deficit. I am looking for at least 10 people who live in each of the CT house and senate districts, as well as from the 3rd congressional district, to write to your representatives. Please take a moment to send a note to each of your representatives - and then copy this email to enough friends and colleagues to get at least 10 other people to do the same. Please also let me know when you send your notes and ask your friends to let you know as well, so that we all hold each other accountable for acting on behalf of each others' survival and well-being.
Find your representatives at www.votesmart.org
A sample email is below. Thank you for taking the time to do this.
I am appalled that we have to resort to an event like New Haven's Tent City to help meet the basic human needs of food and shelter. How is it possible that ensuring food and shelter for each of our citizens is not the top priority of our government, and of all of us?
I hereby request that the State of Connecticut include a line in its tax form that allows tax-paying residents to earmark a portion of our tax dollars for a fund that ensures guaranteed overnight shelter and adequate food to all Connecticut residents. Furthermore, I request that Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro introduce legislation requiring the federal government to match any such Fund. With these basic needs met we can then proceed to divide the rest of our collective funds in accordance with the interests, needs and wishes of the people as expressed through their representatives.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Educators Invited to Apply for ING Unsung Heroes Program One hundred K-12 educators across the country will receive grants of up to $27,000 to help them fund innovative classroom projects.... Posted on November 11, 2008Deadline: April 30, 2009
Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb to Support Garden Programs Grants worth up to $2,300 will be awarded to garden groups, schools, and youth-based groups working to implement gardening projects in their communities in the United States, Canada, and Australia.... Posted on November 12, 2008Deadline: February 17, 2009
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Proposals for Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education Program Up to nine awards of up to $300,000 each will be given to schools and health care organizations working with experienced evaluators to analyze innovations that expand teaching capacity or promote faculty recruitment and retention in nursing schools.... Posted on November 12, 2008Deadline: January 23, 2009
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Find out how the legislature works and how you can get involved. Legislators, lobbyists, and environmental staff will teach you how the legislative process works to craft, amend, and pass bills:
- how to use the legislature's website to find out what's going on
- how to find your way around committees, leadership, caucuses, research offices
- how to testify at a public committee hearing
- how to work with legislators, leadership and the executive branch
- how to work with organizations to further their legislative goals
- how to put together a grassroots legislative campaign
- what's on the environmental community's legislative agenda
- what to expect from the 2009 session, especially fiscal issues
Everyone is invited to attend; high school and college students are especially welcome. There is no charge and pre-registration is required (email your name, email address, address, and phone to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 281-4326).
submitted by Martin Mador, Legislative and Political Chair, CT Sierra Club
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Reversing the blight has been a mission of the Hill Youth Action Team (HYAT) since the summer of 2006 when they scanned 40 local properties for abandoned houses, litter and vacant lots on the streets where they live. Their banner message “Save Our Society” still hangs over Howard Avenue and Minor Streets to remind everyone to get involved.
Donors to The Community Foundation for GNH provided funding for the project which was executed by teen HYAT members and adult advisors from the Urban Resource Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry. Supportive groups included: resident leaders in the Hill Neighborhood Forum; graduate students at Yale’s School of Forestry; staff from Casa Latina, The Consultation Center’s Youth Development Training and Resource Center, and Community Foundation; and The Color of Words, Inc.
The Greening of the Hill, a video produced by The Color of Words, documents this community-wide effort and will be shown at the Wilson Branch Library on Nov. 12, 5:30-7:30.
Tricia Caldwell, Communications Manager
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Thursday, November 06, 2008
On behalf of our community, thank you for making a gift to one or more of the
Lee Cruz,Community Outreach Director
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
All purchases from the Celebration directly support America's fine craft artists and CAW’s community programming, including community outreach programs, scholarships, and other activities within the community.
Featured Artist Nights are scheduled for Thursdays, Nov. 13, Dec. 4, and Dec. 11, 5-8 pm, and CT Artists Night will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 5-8 pm. www.creativeartsworkshop.org/celebration/events.html
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Full details about this Angel Food Ministries food program at 498-2687.