by Allan Appel | Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (6)
Born in New Haven to a family who came here from Mexico, Emily Lira took an AP psych course at Co-Op High School and was hooked. A month from now she’ll be majoring in the subject at University of Connecituct on a full-ride scholarship, the first person in her family ever to go to college.
Cameron Treichel remembers a speaker coming to his middle school classroom and telling him if he does well academically, performs community service, and stays out of trouble, he’d be eligible for a scholarship to help send him to college.
He took all that to heart, especially the community service of which he estimates he tallied one thousand hours while a student at the Sound School. Now he’s headed to UConn, buoyed by a generous financial aid package, as he launches on his journey into computer science.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Promise Celebrates 356 New Scholars’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 18, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (1)
Immigration lawyers don’t need to wait for an uncertain remedy out of a California court to reunite undocumented families separated at the border. Instead, they now have a model in Connecticut for proving that migrant children’s trauma needs to be addressed immediately.
Continue reading ‘Lawyers: Immigration Win Offers Nationwide Model’
by Paul Bass | Jul 11, 2018 3:40 pm | Comments (7)
A day after Sten Vermund felt “kicked in the gut,” he found himself talking about a new opportunity to fight back.
Continue reading ‘Breast Milk Block Inspires Call To Action’
by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 6, 2018 8:42 am | Comments (14)
(Updated) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.
Continue reading ‘Legal Aid, Yale Law Sue Feds Over Immigrant Children’
by Allison Park | Jun 25, 2018 5:07 pm | Comments (1)
Kyle Wallack, the newly named head coach of Albertus Magnus’s soon-to-launch first-ever men’s hockey team, has a daunting task ahead of him: recruiting 30 players to the NCAA Division III team. So Wallack plans to put his extensive network to use to help him get Division I players to “slip through the cracks.”
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm | Comments (9)
With a shout of “Yes we can!” and the toss of some dirt, politicians and city officials launched the building of what will be the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School on the Southern Connecticut State University campus.
Continue reading ‘Yes They Did!’
by Paul Bass | Jun 11, 2018 8:26 am | Comments (24)
Mark Greenberg has an idea for how to pump more tax money into cities while spending less, not more, state money: Tax big universities and hospitals.
Continue reading ‘Comptroller Candidate: Tax Yale, Y-NHH’
by Serena Cho | Jun 11, 2018 7:54 am | Comments (2)
One hundred ninety-nine high-achieving New Haven public high school seniors received scholarships to pursue secondary education Sunday evening at an awards ceremony held at Hill Regional Career High School.
Continue reading ‘Scholarship Fund Gives $270K To 199 Seniors’
by Allan Appel | May 24, 2018 2:54 pm | Comments (2)
Marine and Army combat vets Mike Fonda, Jonathan DeLeon Lopez, and Jonathan Rodriguez helped lead the procession of graduates to receive their degrees at the 26th annual commencement exercises of Gateway Community College.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Rochelle Bolton has been unemployed since July 10, 2017. Thanks to a program that helps those experiencing long-term unemployment get back to work, she’s confident that she’ll be employed again soon.
Continue reading ‘50 Mid-Lifers Graduate With A Lifeline’