by Staff | Mar 4, 2019 8:21 am
The following article was submitted by LEAP:
New 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.
Continue reading ‘Evening Raises Consciousness, $200K For Young People’
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!
Continue reading ‘Learn + Dine’
by Rachel Kline Brown | Dec 17, 2018 3:24 pm
LEAP’s Rebecca Kline Brown sent in this report:
From now through New Year’s Eve, when holiday shoppers check out at Barnes & Noble North Haven, they can buy a book for one of the 1,200 children who attend LEAP’s after-school and summer programs.
Continue reading ‘LEAP Book Drive Hits The Suburbs’
by Alexis Janney | Dec 6, 2018 4:00 pm | Comments (3)
The Pond Lily dam removal is, at its core, an urban renewal and community resilience project on the West River.
Continue reading ‘Pond Lily Dam Removal Restores A Secret Oasis’
by Kica Matos | Nov 19, 2018 1:00 pm | Comments (6)
New 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.
Continue reading ‘The Caravan, Up Close’
by Staff | Nov 8, 2018 1:02 pm
LEAP’s Elvert Eden submitted this write-up:
Continue reading ‘“Hate U Give” Inspires Teen Reflection’
by Staff | Oct 17, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
This article was submitted by Bob Caplan.
The New Haven Police substation at 329 Valley St. is sandwiched between the West Hills school and the community center. And when school is closed the newest Little Free Library at the substation will still be open.
Continue reading ‘Little Free Library Comes to Valley St. Substation’
by Staff | Oct 15, 2018 12:26 pm | Comments (1)
Peter Schaller of United Way sent in this write-up and these photos:
Despite the cooler temperatures and morning rain, hundreds of hearty volunteers banded together to beautify parks and neighborhoods across seven different sites in New Haven Saturday.
Continue reading ‘Parks Cleaned On “Day Of Caring”’
by Staff | Oct 8, 2018 7:35 am
Evelyn Gard sent in the following write-up.
Continue reading ‘Chapman, Klaus, Melton Enter Hall Of Fame’
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.
Continue reading ‘Care Call Goes out’