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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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Three Local “Unsung Heroes” Win Awards

by Staff | Dec 4, 2014 1:04 pm | Comments (1)

Thomas MacMillan PhotoDan Kinsman, Raymond Wallace and Music Haven won grants for their community work, through the Morris & Irmgard Wessel Fund’s Unsung Heroes Awards.

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City Scores $500K To Target Youth Violence

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 2, 2014 8:40 am | Comments (3)

Markeshia Ricks photo Lauryn Darden, 14, and Nazair Peters, 15, said they would be stuck at home, or in harm’s way, if they didn’t have a safe place to go after school. Fortunately they spend their afternoons in the Leaders-in-Training (LEAP) Inc. getting their homework done, playing sports like basketball and swimming, and learning how to be leaders and mentors.

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MOR Better Turkeys

by Staff | Nov 20, 2014 2:45 pm

Allan Appel File Photo For the second straight year, Dixwell neighbors and friends of the late Mae Ola Riddick are keeping her memory alive by running a Thanksgiving food giveaway.

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Hire Jobs Monitor? Or Homeless Quarterback?

by Paul Bass | Nov 19, 2014 1:40 pm

Paul Bass PhotoThe Harp Administration wants to leave vacant a job at the strapped agency that monitors hiring on development projects in order to create a job to oversee the city’s programs for the homeless.

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Adoption Journeys Celebrated

by David Sepulveda | Nov 18, 2014 12:46 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Event sponsors insisted it was not a workshop or seminar, but it had all the hallmarks of one. Flip charts with prompts scrawled in magic marker lined the walls of the hall. On tables sat programs to go along with bright-red information packets. November is National Adoption Awareness Month and invited speakers drove shards of awareness into every heart present.

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58 Percent Of City Households Fail To Make Ends Meet

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 16, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments (2)

You know ALICE. ALICE prepares your food at your favorite restaurant and then brings it out to your table. ALICE cleans your kid’s school and occasionally your house.

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Scramble’s On For Fed “Promise” Designation

by Paul Bass | Nov 13, 2014 8:19 am | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo Serena Neal-Sanjurjo had a sense of déjà vu as she joined 26 other job-creation and anti-poverty workers in racing toward a deadline to convince the federal government to give New Haven a boost in helping the poor.

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