LEAP mentors to qualify for new scholarship
A local law firm is committing a total of $100,000 in scholarships over a 10-year period to college-bound New Haven public school seniors participating in the LEAP mentorship program. LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, was founded by former mayoral candidate Henry Fernandez LAW ’94. The program connects high school and »
Local leaders to investigate commuting disparities
In an effort to improve New Haven residents’ access to jobs that are moving out to surrounding towns, a consortium of regional organizations met last week to discuss improvements to public transportation.
Relocation of prisoners spurs local outcry
Students, advocacy organizations and faith groups convened downtown on Tuesday morning to decry the transfer of inmates from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution.
Elm City disparities persist
New Haven continues to face severe racial and income disparities in quality of health and educational achievement, according to a report released by DataHaven.
Aldermen debate food stamps
A new proposal working its way though city government could win hundreds of thousands of dollars of job training for food stamp beneficiaries. In a meeting Wednesday night, the New Haven Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee unanimously authorized a proposal to secure over half a million dollars from the Connecticut Department of Social Services »
Nonprofits apply for funds from corporations
The Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee convened Wednesday evening to allow over 40 nonprofit organizations in New Haven to solicit corporations for donations through the Neighborhood Assistance Act.
Local hiring a charter reform priority
New Haven’s charter may give a higher preference to city residents for civil service positions if the Board of Aldermen votes in favor of such a proposed revision this May.