From Knowledge Center
Welcome to our resource page related to community organizing in Greater New Haven and Connecticut.
Selected Resources in Knowledge Center
Please contact DataHaven if you would like to add to any of these resources. For related information on how to mobilize your organization or community to write grants and needs assessments, please see the DataHaven guide to grant writing and using data.
Map of Community Venues
This is a map of venues in Connecticut that may be available for hosting community events. The initial set of data was provided by the New Haven Network for Civic Engagement, and is not up to date in all instances. Please email us at "info [a/t] ctdatahaven.org" (replacing "[a/t]" with "@") to flag any venue information that needs to be changed or added. We plan to improve this interface and add data over time, with user feedback.
Table of Related Documents in Knowledge Center
|File:Asset Based CommunityBuilding.pdf||Asset-Based Community Building: Creating Social Capital to Build Neighborhood as Better Places to Live|
|Grantwriting Data||DataHaven Guide to Grantwriting and Using Data|
|File:HEA Consensus Building Steps CBI.pdf||OVERVIEW OF MULTI-STAKEHOLDER CONSENSUS BUILDING|
|File:On Crime As Science.pdf||On Crime as Science (a Neighbor at a Time)|
|File:PolicyLink Why Place and Race Matter Framework 2011 sml.pdf||Why Place and Race Matter: Impacting Health Through a Focus on Race and Place|
|File:Seeds of Relational Organizing By Rev. Louise Green.pdf||Sustainable Action: Planting the Seeds of Relational Organizing, By Rev. Louise Green|
|File:Tactical Urbanism Guide 2011 sml.pdf||Tactical Urbanism Guide 2011|
Additional Resources Related to Community Organizing
1. Organizing Together: The Library as Community Organizer, Melissa Canham-Clyne (Urban Library Journal, Vol 15, No 2 (2009)) http://ojs.cunylibraries.org/index.php/ulj/article/viewArticle/47/95 Article about community organizing and the New Haven Public Library's Wilson Branch.
2. Guide to Community Organizing (NYC Public Advocate) http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/organizing-toolkit Comprehensive Guide on how to organize communities for change.
3. SeeClickFix http://www.seeclickfix.com/ Community organizing tool that lets you document issues in your neighborhood related to local, nonemergency issues and public space concerns. Issues are reported to local governments as well as nearby citizens, who may organize groups and "watch areas" to help resolve issues more quickly.