Sylvan Lebrun
Staff Reporter
Sylvan Lebrun covers local nonprofits and social services. She is a first-year in Pauli Murray College majoring in English.
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Yale College introduces peer liaison program for first-year students with disabilities

Starting this fall, first year students with disabilities will have access to a new peer liaison program designed to provide them with support as they […]

‘It changed what we had to do overnight’: How nonprofits and community organizations kept New Haveners fed during a pandemic

Amid the challenges of the pandemic, food banks, soup kitchens, churches and homeless shelters have collaborated and reinvented their service models to address food insecurity in the Elm City.

Bags of food are prepared for clients at Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.
Youth community center acquired by children’s mental health clinic Clifford Beers

Children’s mental health clinic Clifford Beers will be taking over Farnam House, with plans to bridge their programming and connect local youth to new services.

State rental assistance program facing a slow rollout in New Haven

Nonprofits, faith groups and the city government are collaborating to spread the word about the UniteCT Rental Assistance Program, which offers financial relief to struggling tenants and landlords.

Rock to Rock riders raise $126K for the environment

New Haven’s annual biking race returned to an in-person format after being held virtually last year. Money raised will be put towards environmentally sustainable practices at nonprofits around the Elm City.

Bicyclists ride through a park.
Boys & Girls Club partners with Workforce Alliance to employ workers displaced by pandemic

On Friday afternoon, about a dozen people gathered at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven to celebrate the Club’s ongoing partnership with Workforce […]

Looking for a summer youth program in New Haven? Here are some options

More than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, local nonprofits, New Haven Public Schools and the city’s Youth and Recreation Department have made tentative […]

‘He was our artist’: Winfred Rembert, acclaimed artist and New Haven resident, dies at 75

Winfred Rembert, a nationally known Black artist, died two weeks ago in his New Haven home at the age of 75. The long-time Elm City […]

Clinics, nonprofits step up to meet needs of expectant mothers during pandemic

The series of challenges expectant mothers face during the pandemic — health concerns, social isolation and increased financial strain — are unprecedented. To confront these […]

Homelessness service providers push state senate for increased funding

Last Friday, the Connecticut State Appropriations Committee held a public hearing for S.B. 340 — a bill legislators hope will adjust funding for homelessness service […]

Margaret Middleton, Columbus House CEO, testifying at the public hearing for S.B. 340. Screenshot from CT-N coverage.
Community learning hubs adapt their services as in-person school resumes

Last fall, over 20 community learning hubs opened across New Haven to support New Haven Public Schools students with virtual learning. But as schools are […]

Children studying at the Solar Youth learning hub