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Annual Count Finds Drop In Homeless

by Ike Swetlitz | Feb 19, 2015 6:01 pm | Comments (3)

Ike Swetlitz Photo Forty-nine homeless people were found on New Haven’s streets Wednesday night. Two were keeping warm in the emergency room waiting room at Yale-New Haven Hospital—until volunteers found them and got them rides to a shelter and warming center.

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City Seeks To “Transform” Not-For-Profits’ Work

by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 12, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments (17)

New Haven is home to nearly 400 not-for-profits generating $700 million in annual revenue. Throw in Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the revenue grows to $7 billion.

Yet the city still struggles to make progress on the issues these groups address: jobs, education, crime and poverty.

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Closing The Deal On Clinic Opening

by David Sepulveda | Feb 11, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Jack Paulishen, an award-winning teacher at James Hillhouse High School, didn’t mince words: “As some of you know, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma this past August, and part of me knows that I would not be getting this award if I didn’t have cancer. Having said that, if I was running this fundraiser (which I have in the past) I’d give me an award too. (Who wouldn’t buy a $25 ticket for a guy who has cancer? LOL.)”

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From Post-Ferguson Policing To Krikko’s World & Veggie Jazz

by Staff | Feb 9, 2015 1:14 pm

Henry Fernandez Photo The following write-up was submitted by LEAP.

What are you doing on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 26?  How about expanding your mind, meeting new people and having fun while making a difference for New Haven children.

Want to hear about Peter Rosazza’s 54 years as a priest and his reflections on six popes while eating dinner at Anne and Guido Calabresi’s home?  How about listening to Chris DePino play jazz harmonica after a vegetarian meal prepared by John Cavaliere at his Lyric Hall?

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The Haves Walk In Poverty’s Shoes

by Allan Appel | Jan 15, 2015 1:34 pm | Comments (1)

A successful business couple and a highly trained surgeon felt stressed. Mortgage payments cost so much they couldn’t afford nutritious food. They couldn’t reach the places they needed to go to.

They were trying to balance a budget and make ends meet for a family living on or near poverty level. And they were frazzled after just 15 minutes of trying.

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City Activates Warming Centers

by Staff | Jan 7, 2015 8:23 am | Comments (2)

Concerned about sub-freezing temperatures, the city is opening daytime centers for people with nowhere else to stay warm.

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Up To 3,000 Needy Families Getting Food

by Allan Appel | Dec 22, 2014 1:04 pm

Allan Appel Photo Forty people joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, New Haven Food Policy Council Chair Alycia Santilli, and the state’s two U.S. senators at the Atwater Senior Center Monday morning. The occasion: to mark $2.8 million given to Connecticut (and six other states) so they can participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

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LEAP Kids Talk & Bake

by Allan Appel | Dec 18, 2014 8:20 am

Allan Appel Photo The organization taught her about trauma, brought, financial stability to her family, and saved her life. It also bakes a wickedly good plate of chocolate chip cookies.

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Highsmith, Brown-Dean Join Foundation Board

by Staff | Dec 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Two New Naven community powerhouses are joining one of New Haven’s powerhouse not-for-profit boards, at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH).

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Healthy Start Celebrates $5.7M Boost For Next Phase Of Work

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 8, 2014 11:00 am | Comments (3)

Markeshia Ricks Photo The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Healthy Start Program celebrated 19 years of service to the women and babies of the city, and a $5.4 million grant that will help it continue its work through 2019.

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