Sylvan Lebrun
Staff Reporter
Sylvan Lebrun covers local nonprofits and social services. She is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College majoring in English.
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‘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
Two local organizations partner to distribute PPE to 56 refugee families

On Saturday, 14 volunteers from Elena’s Light and PPE4ALL drove from house to house distributing masks, face shields and disinfectant products to refugee families across […]

Organizations, healthcare providers advocate to expand Medicaid eligibility to undocumented immigrants

On March 11, Connecticut’s Human Services Committee held a 12-hour hearing to discuss S.B. 956 — a bill that would make health care coverage available […]

Merger between New Haven Land Trust, New Haven Farms leads to new programming benefits

As Gather New Haven enters its second year, the New Haven environmental nonprofit organization has focused on creating partnerships between its programs and expanding its […]

New Haven Land Trust volunteers pose for a photo in a greenhouse pre-pandemic.
Local nonprofit joins forces with fire department for COVID-19 prevention initiative

On Wednesday morning, about 35 people gathered at the headquarters of the New Haven Fire Department to celebrate the launch of a partnership between the […]

Earth Day cycling fundraiser and celebration to resume in person

After the pandemic forced the Elm City to hold its annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride in an entirely online format last year, residents […]

A group of people attend the outdoor Saturday, Mar. 6 kickoff event for the Rock to Rock bike ride.
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen buys building on State Street, plans to create hub for homeless services

After years of operating out of church basements, Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen is moving into a building of their own on State Street, aiming to create […]

The Community Foundation ‘steps forward’ to address racial inequity and COVID-19

Since the start of the new year, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has begun to implement their $26 million “Stepping Forward” philanthropic initiative […]