Christian Community Action, 4 other nonprofits seek votes for ‘Community Builder’ grant

Christian Community Action is up for a $25,000 grant as part of the Stratton Faxon law-firm’s Community Builder contest.

As part of the contest, Stratton Faxon has pre-selected four charities: All Our Kin, Billings Forge Community Works, Common Ground and Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.  The one that gets the most votes from people visiting the firm’s website will be awarded a $100,000 grant, with the other three receiving grants of $25,000 each.

As a past recipient, Christian Community Action is not eligible to compete among those four. CCA, however, can win a $25,000 grant under a fifth write-in category. That award also goes to the top vote-getter.

To cast your lot for the $100,000 winner, go to,  click on the “Vote Now” box and select one of the radio buttons. To vote for CCA, enter Christian Community Action in the write-in box and fill in your first and last name and email address.

No donation required to vote.

Help spread the word for these organizations, the contest ends July 8.

Mary Wade Home in New Haven seeks development and marketing coordinator

The Mary Wade home has an open development and marketing coordinator position, which is full-time with a salary range in the low- to mid-40s.

Benefits include tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and holidays, free on-site parking and more. To inquire, please submit a resume to , fax #203-562-1639 or mail to Mary Wade c/o Human Resources, 118 Clinton Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513.

Mary Wade is a 5-star rated senior living community, nestled on a beautifully enclosed campus with award winning gardens in historic Fair Haven. The staff is committed and enjoys working for an organization with an outstanding reputation built on stable leadership & quality care in a clean & friendly environment.

Development & Marketing Coordinator – Idealistic, creative and organized self-starter, with excellent writing and computer skills sought for this multi-faceted position. Candidates will have proven success in database and record management; including maintaining the donor database. Responsibilities will include creating ads to market Mary Wade in the Greater New Haven community and the development of communications and marketing materials for donor development efforts including social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Mary Wade’s web-site.

This position requires the ability to assist in the organization of marketing, fundraising and mission centered events. The candidate will also represent Mary Wade at health and eldercare conferences and in the greater New Haven community. Bachelor’s Degree required or related experience. Those applicants who have the experience and background but do not have a degree are strongly encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and provide appropriate references.

Community Action Agency of New Haven has a new home

Community Action Agency headquarters

The Community Action Agency of New Haven has moved its headquarters to a new location at 419 Whalley Ave., New Haven 06511.

For more information, contact Cassandra Floyd, director of programs at 203-687-1470 or by email

Quota International of New Haven calls for scholarship applicants

Quota International of New Haven a non-profit volunteer organization that works with the hearing impaired and disadvantage women and children, invites graduating high school students to apply for a Quota Book Scholarship.

Quota awards the scholarship to students who have demonstrated outstanding work in the following professions: healthcare or public health, education, speech and the hearing Impaired, or work related fields with mentally or physically disabled individuals.

Students from the following towns are eligible: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Meriden, Monroe, New Haven, North Branford, Orange, Oxford, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, West Hartford, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Woodbridge, and Woodmont.

For applications, email  Scholarships range from $500 to $2000. All applications must be received by April 15, 2012.