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Evening Raises Consciousness, $200K For Young People

by Staff | Mar 4, 2019 8:21 am

The following article was submitted by LEAP:

Judy Sirota Rosenthal PhotoNew Haven residents mingled with Pulitzer-winning journalists, law professors, and local high school students over hors d’oeuvres and chilled Thursday, Feb. 28. The 2019 LEAP Year Event annual fundraiser brought together over 500 community members to support Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), a local nonprofit that provides free after-school and summer programs to over 1,200 young people from low-income neighborhoods in New Haven.

The event raised a record $200,000 from sponsorships, event ticket sales, and individual donations to help grow LEAP’s programs and services despite state funding cuts.

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Learn + Dine

by Staff | Feb 7, 2019 8:58 am

This article and these photos (of past events) were submitted by LEAP’s Rachel Kline Brown:

Are you concerned about issues of race in America and want to discuss them with a Pulitzer Prize-winning author? Or would you prefer to discuss solutions to problems in developing countries with a renowned international economist?

Or perhaps you would rather listen to a world-class pianist and composer while eating a delicious meal. All of these are options and many more because it is time for the 24th annual LEAP Year Event!

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The Caravan, Up Close

by Kica Matos | Nov 19, 2018 1:00 pm | Comments (6)

Sam Fulwood photosNew Haven immigrant rights activist Kica Matos traveled to Mexico City to visit with Central American families fleeing north as part of a “caravan” of refugees and migrants.

Three young people. Teenagers. Sitting on the stairs of a stadium, chatting. They could be teenagers chilling on the steps of the New Haven Public Library. Instead, they are young people at the Mixhuca Stadium in Mexico City, traveling on the caravan headed north.

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Care Call Goes out

by Staff | Oct 3, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (1)

United Way’s Peter Schaller submitted this article.

Maybe it’s the changing colors of the leaves, the rush of college students back into our downtown streets, or perhaps, for you, it’s a more personal commitment to reconnect with what matters most this season: there’s just something magical about fall in New Haven.

This fall, United Way is energized and excited because we are doing something new to kick off our annual campaign. We’re hosting our first ever city-wide New Haven Day of Caring! On October 13th volunteers will unite to do good deeds across our city, and we want you and your family to join us. If you’re a parent, imagine watching your children learn the lessons of giving back while having fun with friends in the park. Looking for the perfect start to a fall Saturday with friends or coworkers? Grab that pumpkin spice latte and pick one of the sites below to volunteer before enjoying the rest of the day.

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