Citizen Contributions

“LEAP Year” Looms

by Staff | Feb 1, 2017 7:28 am

Melanie Eve Barocas Mayer Photo This article was submitted by LEAP.

Are you concerned about the country’s direction and want to discuss foreign policy with a former assistant secretary of state? Or would you rather reflect on Einstein with one of the foremost scholars of his life? 

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Hoop Shooters Advance

by Staff | Dec 16, 2016 7:01 am

Contributed Photo On Dec. 3, Lodge 25, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, New Haven, hosted the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at the Farnam House. The Elks Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for youth ages 8 to 13. The local New Haven Elks winning contestants have an opportunity to advance through to the District Hoop Shoot Contest held on Jan. 8, 2017. at Derby High School. District winners may then proceed on to state, Rregional and national-level competitions (at the 2017 Hoop Shoot National Finals, Chicago, April 20-23).

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Muslim Youth Recognized In Knowledge Competition

by Staff | Dec 15, 2016 9:47 am

This article was submitted by Matiniah Yahya and AbdulMalik Negedu of X.

A youth recognition celebration was held on Dec. 11, 2016 at the New Haven YMCA. This festive event marked the accomplishments of New Haven area youth who took part in the annual statewide Youth Islamic Knowledge Competition organized by the Bridgeport Islamic Cultural Center (BICC) and held at the University of Bridgeport.

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LEAP Gives Thanks

by Staff | Nov 29, 2016 1:10 pm

Courtesy LEAP The following was submitted by LEAP Director Henry Fernandez.

Last Tuesday, LEAP held its annual Thankful Dinner with several hundred kids, counselors and volunteers in attendance at the Hillhouse High School cafeteria. Food was donated by LEAP supporters and board members while volunteers included LEAP alumni, LEAP parents and recruits from the New Haven Police Academy. 

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Elks Honor Marines

by Staff | Nov 19, 2016 4:20 pm

Petisia M. Adger Photo On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Lodge #25 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks commemorated the 241st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps in a traditional ceremony that embraced the customary cake cutting ritual that celebrates the birth of the illustrious Corps.

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Perennial Pines Party

by Staff | Nov 1, 2016 9:37 am

Contributed Photo Hamden Hall Country Day School recently conducted its Middle School Signature Program, the Perennial Pines Party Campaign and Convention. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and state Sen. Len Fasano, a Hamden Hall alumnus, offered keynote addresses during the program’s culminating event, the mock political convention. Students pictured are, from left, Spencer McCleery, William Mollow, Liam Kohler, Claire Shemo, Caleb Bolden and Sam Judson. The week-long, experiential learning project focused on a fictitious third party, called the Perennial Pines Party, and immersed students in the American political process.

Cop Recruits Dance In The Street

by Staff | Nov 1, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (2)

The following was submitted by LEAP Executive Director Henry Fernandez about the organization’s Oct. 28. Halloween festivities.

LEAP’s annual Halloween Party was a blast.  Hundreds of children, parents, grandparents and volunteers joined for a magical and spooky night complete with games, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating, movies and a “haunted house” that was in fact a haunted locker room. Here are some highlights.

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