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The Caravan, Up Close

by Kica Matos | Nov 19, 2018 12:00 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 12:50 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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