Citizen Contributions

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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Literacy Coalition Welcomes New Colleague, Previews Forum

by Josiah Brown | Aug 30, 2016 9:17 pm

Josiah Brown, a volunteer member of the board of the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, sent in this release.

The Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven recently welcomed a new colleague to its volunteer board of directors.  Genevive Walker, director of programs for the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT), joined the Coalition board this summer.  Previously, she served as executive director for the Greater New Haven Help Alliance and co-developed and facilitated the Youth Initiative Summer Leadership Program of New Haven.  A longtime resident of Connecticut originally from New Haven, she is a former teacher in both the New Haven and Hamden Public School systems.

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