Citizen Contributions

A Thankful Dinner For LEAP

by Staff | Nov 25, 2015 7:00 am | Comments (1)

Contributed PhotoThe following article was submitted by the youth agency LEAP.
Every year, right before Thanksgiving, LEAP holds its annual Thankful Dinner. LEAPers from all around the city come together in one location, to eat, play games, enjoy each other’s company, explain what they are thankful for and dance.  Several hundred children, counselors and volunteers filled the Hillhouse High School cafeteria.

Continue reading ‘A Thankful Dinner For LEAP’

Early Literacy Experiences, The Brain, And Child Development

by Josiah Brown | Nov 24, 2015 4:27 am

Brokk Tollefson
On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Psychology Department and its Journal of Student Psychological Research held a Forum on Early Literacy Experiences, the Brain, and Child Development.  Held at the Adanti Student Center at SCSU with support also from the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, the event featured a panel of the following speakers:

  *Perri Klass, M.D., national medical director of Reach Out and Read; columnist, New York Times

  *Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., commissioner of early childhood, State of Connecticut (1)

  *Julia Irwin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, SCSU; senior scientist, Haskins Laboratories

  *Laura Raynolds, Ph.D., associate professor of special education and reading, SCSU; research affiliate, Haskins Laboratories (moderator).

Cheryl Durwin, Ph.D., professor of psychology at SCSU and a Literacy Coalition board member, was the event’s primary organizer.  Christine Garber, Connecticut director of Reach Out and Read, was also instrumental.  The audience included numerous early childhood teachers as well as various other educators, researchers, nonprofit staffers, and volunteers –  not to mention parents.

Continue reading ‘Early Literacy Experiences, The Brain, And Child Development’

The Fight Continues

by Staff | Jul 29, 2015 2:56 pm | Comments (1)

Contributed PhotoMichelle Cole of Discovery to Cure sent in this report:

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro hosted nearly 100 guests at her East Rock home for a thank-you reception to honor supporters of Discovery to Cure at Yale School of Medicine, which advances the prevention, early detection and treatment of women’s reproductive cancers such as ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.

Continue reading ‘The Fight Continues’

“Think About The Link”

by Staff | Jun 12, 2015 6:48 am

Contributed PhotosSue Peters, Alicia Vignola, Althea Brooks and Liliya Garipova submitted this article concerning their organization’s event.

New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) last week launched its first annual Health and Wellness Summit to recognize past and current efforts to make schools and the City healthier places to learn, live, work and play.

Continue reading ‘“Think About The Link”’

Planting Begins For Harvey’s Walk

by Peter Webster | May 4, 2015 7:14 am

Contributed PhotosWooster Square activist Peter Webster sent in this write-up and these photos. Click here and here for previous articles about this project.

The shabby, neglected dumping-ground called Russo Park, on the tiny connecting street between Chapel Street and Wooster Street, site of the Saturday Wooster Square City Seed Farmers Market, is being recast in splendor: Harvey’s Walk.

Continue reading ‘Planting Begins For Harvey’s Walk’