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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Meet the Instructor -- Chris Schweitzer!

NHS of New Haven is proud to announce our Inaugural Environmental Leadership Series! 

Learn about the environment and your neighborhood, connect with useful resources and people, and aspire to create your own environmental projects.

This year's workshops are as follows:

June 13, 2017: Climate, Health, and Neighborhoods
June 20, 2017: Home Energy-Efficiency, Going Solar, and Other Renewable Solutions
July 11, 2017: Planning a Project
July 18, 2017: Water in Your Home and Neighborhood
August 1, 2017: Talking Trash, Managing Waste, and Greening Neighborhood Spaces
August 8, 2017: Transportation Matters and Project Showcase


Chris Schweitzer will be facilitating our first Climate, Health, and Neighborhoods!

 



Chris is the Director of New Haven Leon Sister City Project, an organization that promotes education and sustainable development in Nicaragua and New Haven.  

His previous work included community organizing, human rights, youth leadership development, public health, and homeless support.











APPLY TODAY!!

Participants must attend at least five of the workshops listed above. 
Sessions will be held from 6pm-8pm at NHS of New Haven. Dinner will be provided. 


The application, as well as $20 registration fee, is due by June 6, 2017!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PRESS RELEASE -- NHS ANNOUNCES ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP SERIES!



For Immediate Release
May 23, 2017
Media Inquiries: Maria Perez-Martinez | 475-227-0530 | mmartinez@nhsofnewhaven.org


NHS OF NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP SERIES

SIX-WORKSHOP SERIES TO BEGIN JUNE 2017

New Haven, CT — Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHS), revitalizing neighborhoods for more than 37 years, announced today the launch of their inaugural Environmental Leadership Program. The program is designed to offer New Haven residents the opportunity to learn about the environmental impact on their neighborhoods, and aspire to create environmental projects to better their homes and neighborhoods.

Through a six-workshop series, participants will cover subjects such as climate change, energy-efficiency, storm water management, waste reduction, and the benefits and challenges of sustainable transportation options. In addition, each participant will learn the basics of planning community-based projects, identifying funding resources, and examine outreach and community engagement strategies that will ensure their project’s success. 

Admission for the six-part series is open to all New Haven residents, or participants willing to create a project within New Haven. A $20 fee covers the cost of all classes as well as a pre-workshop networking dinner. Scholarships are available upon request.

“In 2012, the United States Green Building Council awarded our Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Laboratory the highest level of certification, LEED® PLATINUM,” said NHS of New Haven Executive Director Jim Paley. “Since that time, a core tenet of NHS’ mission has been focused on the environmental impacts on New Haven’s neighborhoods and residents. By offering home improvement workshops, winter gardening classes, and laboratory tours, we strive to serve as a leader in environmental and energy-efficiency awareness.”

“The goal of this series is to highlight the myriad of ways in which everything is connected,” remarked Deputy Director of NHS’ Design and Construction department, Kathleen Fay. “Someone’s quality of life, the condition of their home, and the environment in their neighborhood are all related and each one other affects the other. Through these workshops, we hope to inspire residents to make active change within their neighborhoods and their lives – no matter how small – by stimulating their creativity and ability to see opportunities for change.” 


The series will begin June 13, 2017 and offer two workshops in June, July, and August.  Workshops will be held at NHS of New Haven's campus on Sherman Avenue. All participants must apply by June 6, 2017. Further information can be found at www.nhsofnewhaven.org.


About Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven is focused on positioning New Haven’s neighborhoods to succeed by increasing homeownership; making homes beautiful, energy-efficient, and affordable; and helping residents take charge of their neighborhoods. We believe that increased homeownership, educated homebuyers, and rehabilitated houses will produce stable, revitalized neighborhoods that our clients will be proud to call home.
www.nhsofnewhaven.org

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven is part of the national NeighborWorks® Network, an affiliation of more than 230 nonprofit organizations that increase homeownership, produce affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods in more than 4,400 communities across the nation.  www.nw.org

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Meet the Instructor: Doug Hausladen!

NHS of New Haven is proud to announce our Inaugural Environmental Leadership Series! 

Learn about the environment and your neighborhood, connect with useful resources and people, and aspire to create your own environmental projects.

This year's workshops are as follows:

June 13, 2017: Climate, Health, and Neighborhoods
June 20, 2017: Home Energy-Efficiency, Going Solar, and Other Renewable Solutions
July 11, 2017: Planning a Project
July 18, 2017: Water in Your Home and Neighborhood
August 1, 2017: Talking Trash, Managing Waste, and Greening Neighborhood Spaces
August 8, 2017: Transportation Matters and Project Showcase


Doug Hausladen will be facilitating our sixth workshop on Transportation!

 

Doug Hausladen serves as the Director of the Transportation, Traffic & Parking (TT&P) Department for the City of New Haven and the Acting Executive Director of the New Haven Parking Authority (PNH). He was appointed to his position by Mayor Toni Harp for a four-year term beginning on February 1st, 2014. Prior to that time, he was twice-elected to the Board of Alders in New Haven representing the 7th Ward in Downtown. As Director of TT&P he is charged with the maintenance and safe operation of the City’s traffic signals and signs, on-street parking meters, parking enforcement, fair adjudication of parking ticket appeals, and school crossing guards in addition to transportation planning. As Acting ED of PNH he manages over $24Million in revenues earned by over 8,500 off-street parking spaces including 18 surface lots and 6 parking structures, including New Haven’s historic Union Station. Mr. Hausladen comes to the public sector from a transportation advocacy and activism background with professional experiences in real estate management, entrepreneurship, and public health. Mr. Hausladen was born and raised on the Northern Kentucky side of Cincinnati, OH and graduated from Yale University with a degree in molecular biophysics & biochemistry. Outside of work he proudly serves on the board of the New Haven Diaper Bank and is celebrating his 10th year as head coach of the Yale Water Polo program.




APPLY TODAY!!

Participants must attend at least five of the workshops listed above. 
Sessions will be held from 6pm-8pm at NHS of New Haven. Dinner will be provided. 


The application, as well as $20 registration fee, is due by June 6, 2017!



Friday, May 19, 2017

Meet the Instructor! Maritza Estremera

NHS of New Haven is proud to announce our Inaugural Environmental Leadership Series! 

Learn about the environment and your neighborhood, connect with useful resources and people, and aspire to create your own environmental projects.

This year's workshops are as follows:

June 13, 2017: Climate, Health, and Neighborhoods
June 20, 2017: Home Energy-Efficiency, Going Solar, and Other Renewable Solutions
July 11, 2017: Planning a Project
July 18, 2017: Water in Your Home and Neighborhood
August 1, 2017: Talking Trash, Managing Waste, and Greening Neighborhood Spaces
August 8, 2017: Transportation Matters and Project Showcase


Maritza Estremera will be facilitating our second workshop on "Home Energy Efficiency"!


Maritza Estremera is a program administrator for United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas managing the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible program. She currently holds a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership from Post University, a Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Finance from Post University, and an Associates in Science with a concentration in Marketing from Housatonic Community College.

She has worked with the Utility Companies in the energy conservation realm for the past seven years. She currently serves as a board member on the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Bridgeport and Institute of Effective Governance out of New Haven. 

She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading during her spare time.




APPLY TODAY!!

Participants must attend at least five of the workshops listed above. 
Sessions will be held from 6pm-8pm at NHS of New Haven. Dinner will be provided. 


The application, as well as $20 registration fee, is due by June 6, 2017!



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Join Us! May 17, 2017 -- 11AM

We hope you can join us at a Ribbon Cutting for a new homeowner in Newhallville! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
11AM - 1PM
944 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 

All Are Welcome!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Meet the Instructor! Kendall Barbery!

NHS of New Haven is proud to announce our Inaugural Environmental Leadership Series! 

Learn about the environment and your neighborhood, connect with useful resources and people, and aspire to create your own environmental projects.

This year's workshops are as follows:

June 13, 2017: Climate, Health, and Neighborhoods
June 20, 2017: Home Energy-Efficiency, Going Solar, and Other Renewable Solutions
July 11, 2017: Planning a Project
July 18, 2017: Water in Your Home and Neighborhood
August 1, 2017: Talking Trash, Managing Waste, and Greening Neighborhood Spaces
August 8, 2017: Transportation Matters and Project Showcase


Kendall Barbery will be facilitating our fourth workshop on "Water in Your Home"!




Kendall works to restore Long Island Sound by reducing runoff in urban watersheds throughout Connecticut and eastern New York. She facilitates watershed planning efforts and oversees green infrastructure planning, design, and construction as a project manager at Save the Sound—a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment. In New Haven, she builds rain gardens and bioswales that reduce stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows—helping to keep the restore West River for people and wildlife. Kendall holds a Masters of Environmental Science in social ecology and water resources from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2014), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art, magna cum laude, from James Madison University (2004), and she is an active member of the West River Watershed Coalition.





APPLY TODAY!!

Participants must attend at least five of the workshops listed above. 
Sessions will be held from 6pm-8pm at NHS of New Haven. Dinner will be provided. 


The application, as well as $20 registration fee, is due by June 6, 2017!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Date Change -- Multicultural Festival!


Rain Date! Festival Date is Now May 20th!
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL UPDATE!
Due to the impending rain this weekend, our 8th Annual Multicultural Festival: Celebrating Women & Girls in S.T.E.A.M! will be held on 
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 12PM-4PM
 
We hope you can join us for this exciting event! We invite families and children of all ages to explore hands-on activities, lively games, and inspirational performers geared toward highlighting professional women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
 
Admission is free and includes games, food, and activities.